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Disneyland Paris has released a preview video for its planned Disney Dreams show, which will be a key element of the park's 20th anniversary celebrations.

The video, posted to YouTube and embedded below, features a new year's message for fans of the Disneyland Resort Paris. It shows an animated Mickey Mouse conducting a performance in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle, with projections of famous Disney characters appearing on water screens.

The video is consistent with early reports about Disney Dreams, which is expected to draw upon elements of the existing Fantasmic and World of Color shows at Disney's US parks. In addition to the water screen projections, it will also feature pyrotechnic and laser effects.

The CEO of the Disneyland Resort Paris, Philippe Gas, recently stated in a radio interview that no new rides will be added to the resort until autumn 2013 at the earliest. The park is also set to delay planned updates to Pirates of the Caribbean, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Phantom Manor.

Disney Dreams is, therefore, being developed the anchor attraction for the 20th anniversary celebrations. It is expected to enable Disneyland Paris to encourage guests to stay longer into the evening, a feat which was accomplished at Disney's other properties by using similar nighttime shows.

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