Disneyland Paris will begin its Enchanted Christmas events for 2010 on November 7, with the resort releasing a new video showing off the extensive preparations that are taking place.
Staff have been working for weeks to install more than 1,000,000 lights, with up to 400,000 being added to Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland Park. Work is now underway to remove the remaining Halloween overlays from the park and replace them with Christmas decorations, with Critter Corral being transformed into Father Christmas' Village for the duration of the events.
During the Enchanted Christmas period, which runs until January 6, Disneyland Paris will host a series of special attractions and shows. These include:
- Decorations and illuminations - as seen in the video, the resort lights up at night with a stunning array of lights. In addition, fake snow falls on Main Street, USA every day.
- Christmas meet-and-greets - guests have the chance to meet their favourite Disney characters, decked out in their festive best. This includes Rapunzel from the upcoming Tangled movie, who will appear every day on the Royal Castle Stage.
- Mickey's Winter Wonderland - a special musical featuring a host of Disney characters that is returning for another season. The show takes place in the Chaparral Theater, and includes winter music, ice skating and spectacular scenery.
- Meet Santa Claus - Santa himself will greet guests in his Christmas Village in Disneyland Park.
- Christmas parades - a nightly parade at Disneyland Park features classic Disney characters, princesses and Santa and his elves.
- Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony - every evening, one child will be selected to join Mickey, Minnie and the gang in lighting the giant Christmas tree in Disneyland Park. This is followed by the Disney Showtime Spectacular Celebrates Christmas!, a musical show in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle.
Disneyland Paris' preview video for the 2010 Enchanted Christmas events is embedded below:
Theme Park Tourist will be attending Enchanted Christmas 2010 at Disneyland Paris and will bring you photos, video and reviews from the event.