Disneyland Paris reveals one-day-only Disney100 event and more celebrations

Disneyland Paris has revealed a full slate of seasonal events and grand openings for the rest of 2023 and early 2024, including a one-day-only Disney100 celebration.

Disney100 One-Day Celebration at Disneyland Paris
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Disney Halloween Festival — Oct. 1 – Nov. 5, 2023

Disneyland Paris will add a twist to its autumn itinerary this year. The events of Disney Halloween Festival 2023 will be hosted by three separate “teams:” the Mischief Makers (Mickey, Minnie, and friends); Disney Villains, including foes like Captain Hook, Maleficent, and Jafar; and Mysterious Hosts, who will bring along the ghosts of Phantom Manor and the haunts of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.

During 2023’s Disney Halloween Festival, guests can experience:

Disney Halloween Festival at Disneyland Paris
  • “A Nightfall with Disney Villains” – A moment with fountains and projection mapping before the “Disney Dreams!” nighttime spectacular
  • “Mickey’s Halloween Celebration” cavalcade
  • Meet & greets with Disney characters in Halloween costumes
  • Meet & greets with Disney Villains
  • Extended operating hours on Oct. 31, 2023

Disney100 One-Day Celebration — Oct. 16, 2023

The Walt Disney Company is celebrating its centennial all year long worldwide. As part of the festivities, Disneyland in California opened Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway and The Walt Disney Archives debuted a touring exhibit. Soon, Epcot will join the party as Walt Disney World’s headquarters of sorts for Disney100.

On the company’s official 100th anniversary, Oct. 16, 2023, Disneyland Paris will host a one-day-only celebration during regular operating hours. If precedence has proven anything, it’s that Disneyland Paris knows how to throw an anniversary party, as tthe resort’s legendary 25th birthday parade in 2017 featured 200 characters.

Disney100 One-Day Celebration at Disneyland Paris

Disney is still mum on all the details for the Disney100 event at Disneyland Paris, but said this of the big day:

Disneyland Paris will celebrate this historic milestone in an exceptional way by treating its guests to a unique entertainment lineup and exclusive Disney experiences on the day Disney blows out its 100 candles. October 16, 2023 is going to be a day to remember!

Disney Enchanted Christmas — Nov. 11, 2023 – Jan. 7, 2024

From special entertainment to philanthropic efforts, Disney Enchanted Christmas will embody the spirit of the holidays at Disneyland Paris.

Disney Enchanted Christmas at Disneyland Paris

The season’s plans include:

  • “Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas Parade” performed by day and night
  • “Let’s Sing Christmas!” sing-along show
  • Character greeting with Santa Claus
  • Meet & greets with Disney characters in holiday attire
  • Holiday dining selections
  • L’Hiver Gourmand winter holiday market (Nov. 10, 2023 – Mar. 17, 2024)
  • Extended operating hours on Dec. 31, 2023
  • Disney VoluntEARS holiday visits to children’s hospitals throughout France

Rosalie — Opening December 2023

The Disney Village shopping and dining district will take the next step in what Disney calls “the most ambitious transformation in its history” with a new family restaurant. Rosalie, a French brasserie operated by Groupe Bertrand, will open along the shores of Lake Disney this December.

Rosalie in Disney Village at Disneyland Paris

Disney Symphony of Colors — Beginning Jan. 8, 2024

This winter, Disneyland Paris will introduce a new season of entertainment called Disney Symphony of Colors. Intended to “add some colors to cloudy winter days,” Disney Symphony of Colors celebrates “the joy of music and magic.”

Disney Symphony of Colors will officially kick off Jan. 8, 2024, with the debut of a nightly “sequence” (interesting word choice; not a “show”) featuring drones, fountains, lights, and projection mapping. The drones will form the shapes of floats from the former Main Street Electrical Parade.

Disney Symphony of Colors at Disneyland Paris

In February, Disney Symphony of Colors will add a new live show performed in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle. The production will mark the Disneyland Paris debut of Mirabel from “Encanto.” It will also star Mickey, Minnie, Timon, Joy, and more.

Guests visiting Disney Symphony of Colors in February will also get to take in the sight of a “flowery” Main Street, U.S.A. transformed by Tinker Bell.

Disneyland Hotel Grand Reopening — 2024

Disneyland Hotel will reopen in the first quarter of 2024 as a tribute to Disney royalty. The re-imagined overnight accommodations “will transport queens and kings of all ages into the worlds of the most iconic royal characters from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ classics” in what Disney calls an “ultimate experience at Disneyland Paris.”

Disneyland Hotel grand reopening at Disneyland Paris

Promotional artwork features an abundance of references to royalty. A gold-trim border shows Pascal, Hei Hei, Gus, Mrs. Potts, and Chip, along with various iconic objects from Disney royal stories, like the rose from “Beauty and the Beast” and the scarab from “Aladdin.” Silhouettes in the windows of the hotel depict an ensemble of royal characters, from princesses like Cinderella to magic-makers like Merlin.

On Sept. 12, 2023, Disney will announce the hotel’s opening date and open reservations for future guests to book their stay.

Alice In Wonderland Show — Spring 2024

A new show at Walt Disney Studios Park will present “a modern and flamboyant twist” on Disney’s 1951 film “Alice In Wonderland” this spring. Guests will even get to choose how the show ends.

Alice in Wonderland show at Walt Disney Studios Park

More New and Future Attractions at Disneyland Paris

Beyond these just-announced teases, a number of new experiences recently opened at the resort, with more on the way. In 2022, Walt Disney Studios Park opened Avengers Campus, featuring rides starring Spider-Man, Captain Marvel, and Iron Man.

Avengers Assemble: Flight Force Roller Coaster Queue and Preshow Tour in Disneyland Paris

In summer 2023, Walt Disney Studios debuted a live Pixar musical and Disneyland Paris opened a “Coco”-themed restaurant.

Together: a Pixar Musical Adventure – Show Highlights from Disneyland Paris

Looking ahead, construction is underway for Kingdom of Arendelle, a land dedicated to “Frozen” at Walt Disney Studios.

A Look at the Walt Disney Studios Park Expansion Site with Imagineers

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