A close up of a sign

Time to wish Disneyland Paris a Happy 25th Birthday

February 23, 2017

Do you ever think of something and imagine that it has always been there. Yet at the same time when you are reminded of when it opened, you can’t quite believe that it has only been there for a number of years? I feel this way about Disneyland Paris

I’ve been listening to radio and TV adverts about the Disneyland Paris 25th anniversary celebrations and can’t quite believe that it has only been open for 25 years. Yet at the same time, time has flown by and with their 320 millionth visitor passed through the gates this year it’s amazing to see that it is just as popular (if not more so) as it was when it first opened back on April 12th, 1992. With a German family waiting since 5.00am so not to miss any of the action! Now that is a true love of all things Disney.

Happy 25th Birthday Disneyland Paris

A close up of a sign

This year visitors will be given the chance to wish Disney and all the characters a very happy 25th birthday. The park will be celebrating all year with the magic of Disney shining through the parades, characters walking around the park and the rides.

The Boo Roo and Tigger Too household will be heading over to the French capital to join in with the celebrations. We’ll be staying at the Newport Bay Club Hotel which has recently undergone renovations and is the second largest hotel in Europe.

To say that we can’t wait is somewhat of an understatement. Having grown up with Disney cartoons and films, I think that I am just as excited as the children. Capturing that look on the children’s faces when they see the Sleeping Beauty’s castle for the first time. Seeing how many of the different Disney characters and Disney Princesses we can wish a happy birthday to as we walk around the park. For me, I think it is the parades that I am most excited about. A chance to see each of the characters and Disney themes walk past as I relive the times that I have settled down to watch them at home.

Why visit time and time again?

A large clock tower towering over a body of water

For us, this will be our very first visit to Disneyland Paris, so I’ve been keen to find out what makes visiting so special and why people visit time and time again.

Donna from Little Lilypad Co. – I went once before I had children with a group of friends for New Year celebrations and then I knew I had to take the children back. For me, it was simply the magic. It was about being a child and believing in the magic. No one does that better than Disney!

Helen from Kiddy Charts – We’ve been three times, and I love it – both with kids and without it! There is something for everyone, and the kids always talk about it for months afterward. Even the queuing isn’t too bad, as just being there is so magical for my two! They still talk about how they’ve stayed up after midnight once to see the lights at the Disney Castle even now. Yes it’s commercial, yes it’s expensive, but the kids and you don’t care while you are there. It’s fun, and there really is no better place for creating memories that stay with your children forever.

Have you been to Disneyland Paris? 

There is still time to book your special trip to Disneyland Paris, with a range of offers available there has never been a better time to book!

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  • Debbie February 23, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    I would so love to take the children! I’ve been a few times and it’s such a wonderful experience, so I can’t help but imagine how much more magical it would be with children.

  • Mandi February 24, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    Hope you have a wonderful time, we have been 3 times and the children are already planing our next trip!

  • RachelSwirl February 27, 2017 at 12:26 am

    We went back in 2015 it was fabulous but busy busy busy!

  • Donna Billson February 27, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    You talking about Disney recently has really made me want to go again, so much so I emailed my travel agent about it today!!

    Happy Birthday Disneyland Paris (p.s. I remember when you were called EuroDisney). xx

  • Nikki Thomas February 28, 2017 at 11:52 am

    We have been twice and both trips were completely magical. It is really busy but there is so much to see and do and it will always have special memories for us and we would definitely go again.

  • Michelle Twin Mum February 28, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    I’ve never been and I recall it being opened as clear as anything, it doesn’t feel like it was even a decade ago, I suppose that shows how old I am getting! lol Mich x

  • Newcastle Family Life February 28, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Love Disneyland Paris, we have been twice and we are hopefully taken the little two later on this year. I can’t wait as it such an amazing magical place xx

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