Disney Christmas magic comes to life with the arrival of a new Princess to the Disneyland Park: Rapunzel


What if Christmas was more than just one day?

At Disneyland Paris, the Christmas celebration lasts two months! Starting 7 November 2010, winter will cast its snowy spell over the Disney Parks to create a truly enchanting holiday season for all.

Special event: This year, Disney is "unravelling" its Christmas magic with Princess Rapunzel, the heroine of the new Walt Disney Pictures animation film in Digital 3DTM, which hits theatres in [France] on [1 December 2010]. This is a major first, since the 10th Princess in the history of Disney will make her entrance into the land where dreams come true, even before she appears on screen!


When the spirit of Christmas comes to Disneyland Paris...

... Snowflakes fall by the thousand over Main Street, U.S.A., blanketing the majestic Christmas tree that towers over Town Square and lights up in a magical ceremony. Sleeping Beauty Castle transforms into a sparkling crystal palace with a myriad of twinkling lights.

... Children can drop off their wish lists at Santa Claus' Post Office, located in Santa's village at the heart of the Disneyland Park. The winter magic continues with Disney's Once Upon a Dream Parade, which closes with Santa as guest of honour in Dreams of Christmas.

... Mickey and friends don their best winter costumes for unforgettable shows and encounters that are set in d├ęcors straight out of the most beautiful fairytales to plunge guests into a truly unique atmosphere.

The heroes of Beauty and the Beast invite guests to enjoy the charm of Belle's Christmas Village.

And enchantment reigns more than ever with the arrival of a brand-new Disney Princess and her Prince at Royal Castle Stage.


"Hair's" to a new Disney Princess!

Rumour at Disneyland Paris has it that the trend for 2010 will be long hair--very, very long hair... Meet Rapunzel, the new Princess who is gearing up for her arrival in the world that brings dreams to life in 3D, and get ready for "hair-raising" adventure with none other than the 10th Princess in Disney history. Decidedly modern with her strength of character and magical hair, she also marks the major comeback of Disney Christmas film releases. And Disneyland Paris guests will have the chance to meet Princess Rapunzel in the flesh before the film even hits theatres in [France]!


Meet Rapunzel from Walt Disney Pictures' "Tangled"

[French] audiences will be able to discover the adventures of Flynn Rider and the heroine with the longest locks in the history of Disney animation, in theatres on [1 December 2010]. That's right, starting 7 November 2010, guests will get a sneak preview of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider as they make their appearance at Disneyland Paris. The Princess named after a magical flower and the most wanted--and most charming-- bandit will greet guests several times a day at Royal Castle Stage for a unique and enchanting encounter with Rapunzel steeped in the Christmas spirit.

Location: Royal Castle Stage -- Fantasyland -- Disneyland Park

Although Rapunzel is the new heroine at Disneyland Paris, the other Princesses haven't lost any of their stardom. There is no reason for them to get their hair in a knot, and Belle couldn't agree more as she welcomes Disneyland Park guests to Belle's Christmas Village all season long.


Mickey's Winter Wonderland

Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Chip 'n' Dale and Donald share the joy of winter sports during this show-on-ice that is fun for the whole family. Through slapstick falls and snowball fights, Mickey's Winter Wonderland celebrates the spirit and magic of the winter season with several shows a day.

Location: Chaparral Theatre - Frontierland -- Disneyland Park




Belle's Christmas Village: another Princess celebrates Christmas in Fantasyland

During this bright holiday season, Disneyland Paris guests can enjoy the charm of Belle's Christmas Village. Between picturesque taverns and traditional chalet stands blanketed in snow, Fantasyland opens its doors to the wonderful world of the Disney classic Beauty and the Beast for the Christmas season. As they meet Belle and her Prince near the Village, guests are sure to be whisked away by the magic of this tale (available in October 2010 on Disney Blu-Ray and DVD in a new edition with brand-new bonus features).

Location: Belle's Christmas Village -- Fantasyland -- Disneyland Park


Santa Claus is coming to... Disneyland Paris

Meet Santa Claus in his village at the Disneyland Park

With the holiday season just around the corner, Santa and his elves are busier than ever preparing to deliver thousands of gifts. This year once again, Santa has chosen to set up his workshop at the heart of the Disneyland Park to share the magic of Christmas with children of all ages.

For this enchanted winter season, children can also drop off their letters and share their greatest wishes at Santa Claus' Post Office, open until 25 December.

Location: Disney's Santa Claus Village -- Critter Corral -- Frontierland -- Disneyland Park


Santa is the guest of honour in Disney's Once Upon a Dream Parade

Disney's Once Upon a Dream Parade gives guests of Disneyland Paris a daily opportunity to relive the most beautiful moments of the great Disney classics, like magic, right before their very eyes. And starting 7 November, Santa will be joining Mickey and friends as the VIP guest of Disney's Once Upon a Dream Parade, featured aboard his bright and colourful sleigh in the closing float Dreams of Christmas. Escorted by his elves and wooden soldiers, in time to special Christmas music, Santa will spread all the joy and magic of a fairytale winter.

Location: Parade route -- Disneyland Park


And the fun continues right to the exit of the Disneyland Park where, at the end of the day, Santa will see guests off with best wishes for a happy holiday season.

Location: Main Street Station balcony -- Main Street, U.S.A. -- Disneyland Park


The Disney new generation Christmas

Launched in March 2010, The Disney new generation festival turns the spotlight on heroes from Walt Disney Pictures' animated films The Princess and the Frog, Lilo & Stitch as well as Disney-Pixar films Toy Story, Ratatouille, The Incredibles and Monsters, Inc. The new stars are headlining from 7 November 2010 to 6 January 2011 to bring you a truly blockbuster Christmas!


Disney showtime spectacular celebrates Christmas!

Straight off our screens and out of the latest Disney stories, the "new generation" characters take centre stage and Central Plaza by storm. Invited by Mickey and his faithful friends, these new heroes get a first-time tribute in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle. All the different generations get together and get on down several times a day in a revolutionary new show that promises eye-popping surprises and non-stop entertainment. It's the Disney showtime spectacular celebrates Christmas! Mickey provides the final magic touch by transforming the castle into a crystal palace that shimmers with thousands of lights to the great joy and wonder of all.

Location: Central Plaza Stage -- Main Street, U.S.A. -- Disneyland Park


The enchantment of Disney entertainment

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Town Square

Every evening, guests are invited to a stunning show at the foot of the majestic Christmas tree in Town Square. Mickey, Minnie and friends promise to dazzle young and old alike as they orchestrate an enchanted illumination--with the help of a child from the audience and Santa's helper, of course--for a surprise-filled ceremony touched with the magic of Christmas.

Location: Town Square - Main Street, U.S.A. -- Disneyland Park



Disney's Fantillusion

Disney's Fantillusion parade will be at its brightest for this fairytale Christmas. Every evening, starting 7 November 2010, when night falls over Main Street, U.S.A., the dazzling night parade shimmers with thousands of lights. The most beautiful fairytales include Ariel, Aladdin and Jasmine, Snow White, Beauty and the Beast, as well as Mickey, Minnie and friends who march by to music, unveiling a marvellous story with its happy ending before guests' wonderstruck eyes.

Location: Parade route -- Disneyland Park

Meet Goofy Santa

Goofy just couldn't resist putting his Santa suit back on again for the holiday season. Perched atop his sleigh, he greets children of all ages in the Disneyland Park for a souvenir photo in Town Square.

Location: Town Square - Main Street, U.S.A. -- Disneyland Park


31 December: Ring in the New Year with the magic of Disney!

On 31 December, the Disneyland Park welcomes guests until 1:00 a.m. for an unforgettable New Year's Eve party. As the clock strikes midnight, a dazzling fireworks display lights up the sky over Sleeping Beauty Castle to bring in a bright and beautiful New Year.

Location: Sleeping Beauty Castle -- Main Street, U.S.A. -- Disneyland Park


Get ready for an enchanting Christmas season at Disneyland Paris with an entertainment line-up full of surprises and an abundance of magical moments to share with Santa, the Disney Princesses and Disney Characters... Christmas dreams really do come true-- starting 7 November 2010.