Disneyland Paris will be celebrating Spring once again with a colorful festival that includes new entertainment, character greetings, and bright colors of the season now through May 31, 2015.
Special character greetings include Minnie in spring gear, Rapunzel in a flowery backdrop, and Bambi’s Thumper and Miss Bunny. If that’s not enough there’s also three new shows to enjoy plus spring decorations on Main Street up to the Castle!
First, there’s “Goofy’s Garden Party” which will parade through Central Plaza in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle and feature topiaries that will magically come to life before swirling into a flower-filled universe where swans, enchanted fountains and butterflies announce the arrival of Spring.
Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Daisy will arrive in their brightly coloured cars, adorned with daisies. And that’s not all! Pluto, Chip and Dale, Alice, Pinocchio, Clarabelle Cow and many others will make “Goofy’s Garden Party” a magical event.
Then there’s “Minnie’s Little Spring Train” which will also parade along Main Street, U.S.A. several times a day. Decorated with daisies, chocolate eggs and cheerful rabbits, the little train feature Minnie and her friends including White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland, Thumper and Miss Bunny (Bambi).
Lastly, “Welcome to Spring” will perform several times each day at the Castle Stage with belle époque-style dancers with butterflies, kites and parasols.
Full press release below.
Disneyland® Paris celebrates the arrival of Spring with flowers, colours and music
After a successful debut, Disneyland Paris will host a colourful Spring festival for the second year in a row.
This new annual event will be the perfect opportunity to celebrate the return of Spring and awaken guests’ senses. Get ready for new musical shows, even more flower-filled scenery and Disney Characters wearing their most beautiful Spring costumes and everyone in high spirits. From 1 March until 31 May 2015.
Dive into the Spring carnival that’s bursting with flower power
If only one symbol were chosen to represent the Spring at Disneyland® Park, it would have to be the daisy. Like the giant one that welcomes guests and adorns Main Street Station at the entrance to the Park. It is this flower, the symbol of new life, that inspired the Entertainment creative team to bring the Spring season to life.
Guests will be gradually enter a universe made up of extraordinary flowers, enchanted topiaries, colours and lively music designed to immerse them in the magic of Spring.
This scene for this Spring universe will open up like a new bud in Town Square, which will be decorated with topiaries. It’s here that the “Jolly Holiday Band” will play live, welcoming guests with a fanfare as soon as they enter Disneyland Park.
Guests will then continue along Main Street, U.S.A. where the residents have decorated their houses in an array of Spring colours. The daisy graces every street lamp, showing the path guests should follow to delve deeper into the Spring season. Brightly coloured bunting will adorn the houses, showing the residents’ delight at the return of the good weather.
When arriving at Sleeping Beauty Castle, guests will discover the true power of Mother Nature. As if by magic, magnificent topiaries have grown in the shape of 101 Dalmatians, Simba and Nala (The Lion King), the Aristocats, Bambi and his friends Flower and Thumper. These amazing works will immerse guests in a life-size dream world.
New shows popping up like daisies!
New – “Goofy’s Garden Party”
This year, “Goofy’s Garden Party” will be the big must-see event. The Disney Characters parade before guests’ very eyes in a celebration of nature with lively music and blooming flowers. In the spirit of Spring, this Garden Party will be full of festivities, high spirits and a carnival of colours. As head gardener, Goofy and his assistant gardeners will set the pace swinging and present his all-new creations: magnificent topiaries that are sure to impress his guests.
Several times a day, “Goofy’s Garden Party” will parade through Central Plaza in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle. Surrounded by around a hundred artists, Goofy, in a new costume specially designed by the Disneyland Paris Sewing Workshop, will play the perfect Host in an extraordinary garden: topiaries will magically come to life before swirling into a flower-filled universe where swans, enchanted fountains and butterflies announce the arrival of Spring.
To the sound of lively, Springtime music, Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Daisy will arrive in their brightly coloured cars, adorned with daisies. And that’s not all! Pluto, Chip and Dale, Alice, Pinocchio, Clarabelle Cow and many others will make “Goofy’s Garden Party” a magical event.
New – “Minnie’s Little Spring Train”
With its Easter theme, “Minnie’s Little Spring Train” will parade along Main Street, U.S.A. several times a day. Decorated with daisies, chocolate eggs and cheerful rabbits, the little train will be a true breath of Spring air. On board, Minnie and her friends, such as the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland, Thumper and Miss Bunny (Bambi) will be celebrating the return of the sunshine and Spring.
New – “Welcome to Spring”
Several times a day, the Castle Stage will come to life with an array of Spring colours, beating to the sound of lively music. Dressed in costumes reminiscent of the belle époque, dancers will twirl through a coloured universe of spectacular colours. Butterflies, kites and parasols will liven up this friendly, high-spirited ambience.
Magical encounters with Disney Characters
Spring will hold plenty of surprises, including yet another debut! For the first time at Disneyland Paris, nature lovers and Bambi fans will be able to meet Thumper and his girlfriend, Miss Bunny, and pose for pictures with them in a romantic, flowery setting.
Rapunzel, the Disney Princess who receives the healing powers of a magical flower, will be at Disneyland Park to welcome guests with a colourful springtime greeting. Guest will have the chance to share unforgettable moments and the perfect opportunity for a photo.
Minnie, a true fashion icon, will don her most beautiful Spring costume specially for the occasion and pose for pictures with guests at Boarding House in Main Street, U.S.A.
Disneyland Paris, a gigantic themed garden
Finally, children will be able to enjoy being budding explorers thanks to a fun, free leaflet focusing on the awakening of nature, ecology and the diversity on offer in what could be the biggest garden in Europe…
There are more than just attractions at Disneyland Paris, the attention lavished on its landscape architecture makes it a gigantic horticultural stage. It includes 35,000 trees, 450,000 bushes and over one million flowers planted each year. The daily upkeep of the Park’s plant life is tended by 140 gardeners, who work to create new scenery.
Disneyland Paris employs nine horticultural professions, a 6000-km pipe irrigation system that is unique in Europe and work throughout the year to enrich and preserve the local biodiversity. Teams from the Park’s Nature and Environment department play a key role in the life of Disneyland Paris. Their mission is to always go above and beyond in both their creativity and respect for nature.