Star Tours Last Flight

March 2nd, 2016 by Andy

Star-Tours001Star Tours at Disneyland Paris will be closing for a big refurbishment very soon. The refurbishment will take about a year making it an almost certainty that Star Tours 2 will finally make it into the Paris park (Although no official word, so still just a rumour).

To celebrate the event Disneyland Paris is inviting their Shareholders and Cast Members on Wednesday March 16 to be part of a special event. Pre-ordering tickets is mandatory as places are very limited.

The following is planned for the event (From the EuroDisney shareholders-club invitation):

Invitation on Wednesday March 16, 2016, from 8 p.m. to 11:45 p.m., at the Disneyland Park® to enjoy the final trip to the moon of the legendary Star Tours® attraction, which will close its gates during one year, for a complete renovation.

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25th Anniversary Parade

February 28th, 2016 by Dirk

The French website C’est joli chez vous has published an interview with Jody Daily in French and English about her work on the Happiness Parade for Tokyo Disneyland worth reading not just because of the background information about that parade but also because towards the end she confirms once again that she is working at a new parade for the Disneyland Paris resort. Actually she confirms that she is work on an all new parade for the 25th anniversary of Disneyland Paris!

Further details she reveals is the confirmation that once again Steven Davison will be the creative director of that parade. There is already a team working on the new parade in Paris with which she holds weekly video conference calls (in addition to her on-site visit in November) and two visits of the team to her Anaheim studio. She also reveals that the final designs and models are currently in the process of being finished up and construction should start in the next couple of months, with work having already commenced on one of the more complicated pieces. But anyone hoping for details concerning the parades themes and designs will have to wait. While she goes a bit into her general design philosophy for parades there are now specific details revealed of the 25th anniversary parade – yet.

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New Parade Ahead

December 13th, 2015 by Dirk

The official Facebook page of Kevin & Jody broke a not so small secret today: Disneyland Paris will get a new parade!

Kevin & Jody are the designers Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily who are responsible for various Disney projects but also numerous merchandise products that have become fan favorites. According to their above linked Facebook post Jody Daily is “designing a new parade in Paris now”. They didn’t spill any further details, though, but it seems most likely that any new parade would be timed to be part of the resort wide celebrations for the 25 anniversary of the resort.

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D23 Brings No News For Paris

August 17th, 2015 by Andy

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D23, the biggest Disney convention held in the Anaheim convention center has come to an end. One of the many highlights is the Parks and Resorts presentation. Here fans get invited to hear about the newest updates Disney will add to their parks worldwide. As Paris fans we could only hope to get some news about our beloved park’s future. Unfortunately the presentation ended without anything for Paris. They only talked briefly about the 25th anniversary it will celebrate.

They did show the public one piece of Ratatouille Artwork. You could hear the A’s and O’s in the public, as for some this still is pretty new and many US fans either don’t follow much of the Paris park, never plan or never will get to visit the park. They also showed a picture of the new Jedi Training Academy experience. But that was it.

There is still some time before the park turns 25 years young and we can still hope to get something special for the celebration. But for now that was it.

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REINVENT THE MAGIC

June 12th, 2015 by Andy

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During a recent big presentation to Cast Members, Disneyland Paris officially revealed their big plans for a big overhaul in both of their parks. Ten of their biggest attraction will be part of the big works. With this Disneyland Paris is going to get ready for their big 25th anniversary. Those visiting the park in the coming 3 years should inform themselves on what is being done when they go. It would be a shame if you get into the park and your favorite attraction is closed. The good news however is that once the works are done our beloved park will look amazing.

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REINVENT THE MAGIC

Ten attractions and shows over three years – this is the ambitious program of reimagining and new features launched in view of our 25th anniversary, to create new magic for Disneyland Paris. …[more] »

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Disneyland Paris is Looking for Jedi’s

May 4th, 2015 by Andy

Will the force be strong with Disneyland Paris? Will Disneyland Paris get its own version of the Star Wars Academy? Yes they are. The official twitter account of Disneyland Paris has confirmed the rumours that have been floating the web the last couple of days.

It’s official on July 11th The Jedi Academy opens at Disneyland Paris! May the Force be with you! (Twitter DisneyParis EN)

Great news on this special “May the 4th be with you” day.

The Videopolis stage in Discoveyland will be the place to be. New Jedi trainees will be welcomed on the stage that has been mostly unused since the closure of the Lion King Show in 2009.

Will this just be the beginning of more Star Wars inside Discoveryland? The Captain EO attraction is closed and there is that great new Star Tours experience in some of the other Disney parks. Could Star Wars land be a step closer…

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Remy’s Kitchen Garden & Ratatouille Preview

June 21st, 2014 by Dirk

As already reported DLP.info will report live via Twitter and Facebook throughout both days of the weekend as Remy presents his new attraction and restaurant this weekend at the Walt Disney Studios Park.

As a little teaser take a look at the new kitchen garden that Remy set up on the grounds of the Hotel Cheyenne to be able to serve his famous Ratatouille with fresh vegetables and spices. You can find the garden on East Desperado Street if you cross between the buildings “Wild Bill Hickok” (20) and “Butch Cassidy” (23)
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Please note: the new Parisian area of the Walt Disney Studios and with it the new attraction “Ratatouille l’attraction” and Remy’s restaurant only open July 10 officially for guests. DLP.info has been granted access to a preview on Sunday and will also be able to report from the press event on Saturday thanks to co-operation with other invited guests.

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Ratatouille Open House

June 20th, 2014 by Andy

Remy is moving in his new home at the Walt Disney Studios in Disneyland Paris.

The new attraction “Ratatouille: The Adventure – L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy” is planned to open on July 10th. This weekend however is a big press event. DLP.Info will report live via Twitter and Facebook account throughout the weekend!

Make sure to follow us there as we share the arrival of Remy at his new home.

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Management changes ahead

April 30th, 2014 by Dirk

Following yesterday’s breaking news from the US that Daniel Delcourt is about to return to Disneyland Paris in a leading position the rumor mill went into overdrive … the good part about that: slowly but surely it seems to get clearer which position he is about to take over – and it does not seem to the the position of Philippe Gas as CEO of Euro Disney S.A.S. Instead in the meantime the majority of sources state that he is about to replace Joe Schott. That would mean he becomes the “Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer”. Joe Schott moved into that position in December 2009 coming from Walt Disney Attractions Japan with experience at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort Anaheim.

Please note that Disneyland Paris has not yet confirmed this management change in an official press release to our knowledge.

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Management shake up at Disneyland Paris?

April 29th, 2014 by Dirk

For the latest inside scoops concerning the Disneyland Resort Anaheim MiceAge has long established itself – in particular the updates by Al Lutz are a hot topic among fans (for various reasons). The latest story by him was only published today, April 29, under the title “Disneyland Executive Shuffle“. However, what starts out a your “usual” report about a shuffle of management members in charge at the Disneyland Resort Anaheim then suddenly includes hot news for Disneyland Paris as well. Al Lutz writes: “after a few short years in America, Disneyland Resort Hotels VP Daniel Delcourt will return back to France with a promotion to head up Disneyland Resort Paris“.

Al LutzThe article leaves no room for speculation that Daniel Delcourt will return to Disneyland Paris – which means he and his wife have to relocate from Newport Beach, CA – it is rather ambiguous as far as his new position in Paris is concerned. At the time of publication of this news (04/29, 4:15 pm CET DST) neither the websites of the Anaheim resort nor of the Paris resort reflect the management shuffle reported by MiceAgeAl Lutz. However, the statement could be read as implying that Daniel Delcourt may replace Philippe Gas, the current CEO of Euro Disney S.A.S. – at least in midterm. In any case we should learn this soon as any management change of the magnitude implied by MiceAge’sAl Lutz’ statement has to be announced by Disneyland Paris publicly as well…

 Please note our follow-up report published April 30 concerning the latest rumors about the position Daniel Delcourt may take over!

More on Daniel Delcourt:

The married Belgian graduated from the Hotel School of Namur, Belgium, having earned his degree in Hotel Management and holding a master’s degree in Food and Beverage Management. According to his public LinkedIn profile Daniel Delcourt started his Disney career in April 1996 as “Food and Beverages Manager” at Disneyland Paris (04.06 – 09.97), before becoming “Operations Manager Disney Village” (09.97 – 01.99), which led to the position of “Ranch Davy Crockett and Disneyland Paris Golf Course General Manager” (02.99 – 06.2000), followed by “Hotel Sequoia Lodge and Disneyland Paris Golf Course General Manager” (06.2000 – 06.02), “Entertainment Operations Director” (06.02. – 06.04) and “Production/Operations/Techniques/Support Logistics Entertainment Director” (01.02 – 12.06) and finally “Hotels and Business Solution Vice President” (01.07 – 04.12) before moving to Anaheim, CA, for the position of “Vice President Resort Hotels and Downtown Disney District” (as of 04.12). As described on the public affairs website of the Disneyland Resort Anaheim, “in this role, Daniel oversees the operation of three resort hotels, including two AAA Four Diamond accredited locations, as well as over 20 acres of exciting restaurants, shops and nightclubs in the Downtown Disney district“.

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