An Enchanted Christmas at Disneyland Paris

Written by Rick Wright. Posted in Disneyland Paris, Features, Weekend Update

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Published on November 17, 2012 at 5:02 am with 6 Comments

Alain Littaye of the Disney and More blog shares these wonderful photos of the private Disney Enchanted Christmas event at Disneyland Paris. In Part One, we get to see the decorations at the park entrance and on Main Street, U.S.A. We also have extensive photos of the Christmas Cavalcade parade. ~~Rick

A Disney Enchanted Christmas at Disneyland Paris
by Alain Littaye

Disneyland Paris recently held its annual Christmas event and I have a full pictorial report for you. I couldn’t attend the event but Max, from DLRP Welcome and Disney and more blog contributor, was there and covered the event for us.

Here we go!

We’ll start at the park entrance and Main Street Station with the new Christmas decorations.

Here is a picture of the Christmas event credential that each invited person had to show to enter certain reserved areas during the event.

Below, invited guests and VIPs arriving in the Disneyland Paris Hotel lobby.

Okay, let’s go into the park!

The Disneyland Paris Christmas tree stands as usual on Town Square.

In Main Street U.S.A., Christmas garland awaits the guests.

Entering the Central Plaza we are greeted by snowmen characters in front of the castle.

In Fantasyland, guests could meet Belle at the entrance of the Christmas village.

Meanwhile, in the back of Frontierland, guests ride Big Thunder Mountain.

Children of all ages can meet the one and only Santa Claus!

Nearby, the Disneyland Paris Railroad is making a stop at Frontierland Depot.

It’s time for everyone – including Santa – to join the new “Christmas Cavalcade” parade!

This new and merry Christmas Cavalcade parade has four different floats, each with their own unique scene.  One resembles a toy box complete with Buzz and Woody, another with Santa Claus on his Christmas sleigh, one with the elves and deers, and the final float features Mickey and friends.

The official storyline: “Santa Claus and his elves have worked all year long to create the toys for all children of the world and are proud to present them at Disneyland Paris. In a brand new parade, Santa Claus will be surrounded by puppets, wooden soldiers and plenty of other toys who came alive by magic. Several times per day they will be on Main Street U.S.A to dance in their merry parade with Christmas songs. As a surprise, Mickey, Minnie and their friends will join the party to wish a happy Christmas to DLP guests from the top of their Christmas float.”

Max also took video of the Christmas Cavalcade which happens several times per day when it was on its way back, this time from Town Square to Fantasyland!

At Discoveryland’s Videopolis, Mickey was also the conductor of the Jingle Bells Boys orchestra. Their specialty? Playing  Christmas themes!

At 6:00 p.m. it was time for the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on Town Square.

But we’re not done yet! At 7:00 p.m., the private party was about to begin. Only Christmas event guests could attend. Don’t miss Part Two (coming soon) to discover what surprises were in store for us, including the Disney Christmas Wishes show and fantastic pictures of the park at night! You’re invited to share this magical evening and even the private dinner as we continue our coverage in next week’s Weekend Update!

Alain Littaye is the author of one of the most collectible Disney theme park books of all time, Disneyland Paris From Sketch To Reality. It’s available in very limited quantities and makes the perfect Christmas present. Order your copy of this acclaimed book while you still can! The book is still available in the MiceChat Store HERE

About Rick Wright

Rick has been a long term MiceChat author and co-founder of the Weekend Update. You will often find Rick in the position of "Greeter" at official events due to his warm and welcoming spirit. If you've got photos, news or trip reports to share, Rick would love to hear from you: [email protected]

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  • Dusty Sage

    Love it! Oh how I long to return to Disneyland Paris. Such a lovely park.

  • WesternMouse

    Are there no giant light poles on Main Street every year. Google “Disneyland Paris Christmas” and you’ll see what I mean. They looked like Nine-Eyes on both sides of the street for the entire length of Main Street. Please someone fill me in.

  • BC_DisneyGeek

    The tree needs more decorations, but otherwise it looks fantastic!

  • DisWedWay

    Love the winters with snow in Thunder Mesa which make it even more believable. Christmas to New Years is the BEST time to see the park. Great shots Alain. PS some of the Thunder Mesa train depot water tank bands at the station need to be pushed back up and fixed in place between the graphics. Don’t want the engine boilers to go dry.

    • DisWedWay

      Disney should really base the new Big Thunder TV filming on Thunder Mesa as a community as the story is so much richer overall.

  • Kenny B

    Been visiting micechat for about a year now.

    I felt compelled to join micechat to tell you(writer/photographer); that maybe 20% of your photos shouldn’t be tilted. If you wanted to do that, why dont you send it through some wack photo filters first. I don’t want to turn my head forty degrees to see the picture. I see what your going for, but it’s not quite working.

    Sorry micechat for the negativity.