Disneyland Paris is highly appreciated for its attractions, parades, and the overall atmosphere of the Resort. However, the Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney Studios parks also offer shows that bring the dreams of both young and old to life. ‘Parc de Paris’ thus invites fans of Mickey, Marvel, or Pixar to have an unforgettable experience with their favorite Disney characters. Whether it’s for the nighttime show or the daytime spectacle, they can immerse themselves in the magic of the Disney universe.
Disney Dreams Nighttime Show: An Irresistible Event at Disneyland Park
Nothing beats the magic of ‘The Disney Color Symphony’ at Disneyland Paris Park! With a majestic fireworks display, both young and old immerse themselves in Disney’s enchanting world. The park presents ‘Disney Electrical Sky Parade,’ a nighttime show featuring a real drone ballet in a starry sky with fabulous colors. The ‘Disney Electrical Sky Parade’ takes place just before the Disney Dreams nighttime show and Avengers Powers of the Night. Isn’t it the best way to end the day with more stars in your eyes?
Disney Dreams: Experiencing the Magic Every Night at Disneyland Paris
Running from 2012 to 2017, the ‘Disney Dreams’ show made its comeback on April 12, 2023 (the park’s 31st anniversary). This return marked the grand finale of the 30th anniversary of Europe’s premier private tourist destination. This show charmed the audience and continues to excite all visitors.
Disney Dreams tells the adventure of Peter Pan’s shadow through the greatest Disney stories. These are projected onto the Sleeping Beauty Castle with fireworks, breathtaking effects, and iconic songs from the most famous cartoons. Among others, it includes Beauty and the Beast, Tangled, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Brave, Ratatouille, and many more.
Disney Dreams has been successful since its first edition in 2012 thanks to its dazzling colors and lasers. These allow for even more effects in the sky. Fountains have also been installed around the Castle. Some of them have indescribable power with spectacular water jets that can reach up to 40 meters high. To avoid having to refill the moats with water after each show, a closed circuit feeding them had to be installed. Thanks to a clever arrangement and the addition of recovery systems, almost all of the water can thus fall back into the basins.
We must not forget the impressive pyrotechnic effects that perfectly match the music to make the show even more exceptional. All these elements are in perfect harmony to transport visitors to the heart of the story.
Disney Dreams and Powers of the Night: Time and Place of the Nighttime Sho
The nighttime shows are among the magical experiences not to be missed during your visit to Disneyland Paris. This show takes place every evening at the Sleeping Beauty Castle and on the water screens around it.
Regarding the time, this show takes place just before the closing of Disneyland Paris Park. The opening and closing hours of this park are indeed different from those of the Walt Disney Studios Park. In January 2024, Disneyland Paris closes every Saturday at 10 p.m. and every Sunday at 9 p.m., whether on ordinary days or during holidays. From Monday to Friday, closing is at 8 p.m. in ordinary periods and at 10 p.m. during holidays.
It is therefore advisable to consult the calendar to know the showtimes. It’s also a good way to find practical information about the events organized by Disneyland Paris throughout the year.
Tips for Fully Enjoying the Show
Just like for the parade, it’s important to be ideally placed to fully enjoy the attractions. Indeed, even though the show is projected on the entire castle, finding the right spot is not always easy. To get the best view, it’s advised to arrive early, at least 30 to 45 minutes before the show starts and 1 to 1.5 hours on the weekend. Then, you need to find the best spot, for instance in front of the castle, right across the small bridge. However, these places are the most sought-after, which can be a disadvantage for visitors due to the presence of a large number of people. This location is often not recommended for young children or those with agoraphobia.
The ‘Central Plaza’ is also a very good spot. It’s a small square in front of the castle from where visitors can admire it in its entirety. This spot is also crowded, so it’s necessary to arrive early to hope for a place.
Another ideal location to fully enjoy the wonders of the entertainment is the small green house in front of Casey’s Corner hot-dog restaurant. This is the control center dedicated to the technicians of the nighttime shows. This spot offers a clear view of the castle and therefore a good place to watch the show. The advantage of this location is that it’s often less crowded, allowing visitors to feel more comfortable. Additionally, small walls are set up to allow children to be elevated to see the show better.
Daytime Shows: The Perfect Plan for a Memorable Experience
A day at Disneyland also includes daytime shows that allow you to see famous Disney characters for special moments. Some shows are offered by Disneyland Paris Park, while others take place in the Walt Disney Studios Park. It is recommended to note the program and schedules of the shows to follow them properly.
Mickey and the Magician for a Breathtaking Journey
‘Mickey and the Magician‘ is a show that takes all spectators on a sensational journey filled with magic. First staged in 2016 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Disneyland Paris, it takes place in the Walt Disney Studios Park.
The show depicts Mickey’s adventures in his learning to become a great magician. He is guided by several Disney characters, including famous princesses like Cinderella and Belle. Rafiki from The Lion King and the Genie from Aladdin are also featured.
This show is a perfect mix of popular Disney songs, spectacular magic tricks, and live performances. It is designed for all ages, and the characters are true to their appearance in Disney films.
The Lion King and the Rhythms of the Earth: An Extraordinary Show
This is one of the most spectacular shows at Disneyland Paris. Inspired by the famous animated film ‘The Lion King’ and the musical, it brings to life the timeless story of Simba and his troupe in the heart of the African savannah.
The Lion King show is performed at the Frontierland Theater in the park with sensational choreography staged by over 30 singers, dancers, acrobats, and percussionists. Simba, Nala, Rafiki, Timon, and Pumbaa embark on an adventure filled with a multitude of colors and original costumes specially created for this spectacle.
Together: A Pixar Musical Adventure
Together: A Pixar Musical Adventure is a musical show taking place at the Studio Theater within the Walt Disney Studios Park. From Toy Story to Monsters, Inc., and Finding Nemo, it offers a journey through the wonderful worlds of beloved Pixar heroes. This unique 30-minute show promises an explosion of joy and will have spectators dancing to the most iconic music of Pixar. It combines cutting-edge stage technology, iconic songs, energetic choreographies, and dazzling light effects for everyone’s enjoyment.
Frozen: A Musical Invitation
The Frozen show is an interactive staging of the first episode of the saga. It takes place in the Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Paris, immersing visitors in an immersive experience with the beloved characters of the film. Children, teenagers, and adults can join Sven, Kristoff, Anna, Elsa, and Olaf in a series of interactive scenes and on an impressive musical journey.
Stitch Live: A Special Attraction Full of Humor
Located in the Walt Disney Studios Park, Stitch Live is an interactive show where the main character is Stitch, the blue and mischievous extraterrestrial from Disney’s animated film ‘Lilo & Stitch’. During the live performance, the audience has the opportunity to interact directly with Stitch. Advanced animation technologies are used to enable Stitch to respond in real-time to comments and actions from the audience. Extremely popular among children, this attraction offers fans of the film the chance to live a unique experience.
To better organize a day at Disneyland Paris, the best solution is to book your spot or ticket. The official Disneyland Paris mobile app is a tool available to customers for this ticket reservation. It is therefore advisable to have this tool on your smartphone. It can also serve as a guide, as it includes an interactive map.
To fully enjoy the magical world of Disneyland Paris, attending the daytime shows is the ideal solution. This allows visitors to see the Disney characters up close, adding even more magic to their experience.