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Topic: 20th Anniversary of Disneyland Paris

Sat 2/18/2012 10:47a
The 20th Anniversary Celebrations of Disneyland Paris are approaching fast and so I thought it is time for a dedicated topic, since the time of rumours is over.

The official 20th Birthday website was launched a few days ago.

On April 1st the 20th Birthday celebrations start and here's what guests can expect to see:

• Disney Dreams! – A Magical Immersive Nighttime Spectacular
• Disney Magic on Parade!
• Meet Mickey Mouse Backstage
• Main Street, U.S.A. Celebrates
• World of Disney store
• 20th Anniversary Extended Hours

More informations can be found here:
Sat 2/18/2012 10:49a
I've posted this video "20 Years of Disneyland Paris" in the "Rumours Topic" already, but it fits better here:
u k fan
Tue 2/21/2012 6:36a
Shame there's no new attraction, but never mind!!!
Tue 2/21/2012 6:57a
I would count Dreams as a new attraction, but I guess you meant a ride.
u k fan
Tue 2/21/2012 7:21a
I count Dreams as a show. I guess it depends where you draw the line. Until it's confirmed as non-seasonal it's not an attraction to me. If anything, Mickey Mouse Backstage is nearer to an attraction IMHO!!!
Tue 2/21/2012 7:24a
For me an attraction includes shows and rides, even if seasonal.

So you are right, it depends on where you draw the line.
Tue 2/21/2012 7:25a
It seems the Main Street Train Station will be painted in gold.

I don’t like it. It’s a typical Paris thing. No other Disney park around the globe does such cheap things. There should be more American Imagineers at work.
Tue 2/21/2012 11:24a
^^^^I like it from the picture. Will wait and see the final product, though.

<<There should be more American Imagineers at work.>>

Please, by all means take them!
Tue 2/21/2012 8:20p
>>No other Disney park around the globe does such cheap things.<<

For Disneyland's 50th anniversary in 2005, all attractions that opened in 1955 recieved a vehicle painted gold. Some went all out (the gold teacup was particulary cool), some went halway (one of the locomotives on Casey Jr turned gold, but the rest of the train remained the same), some barely tried (the Mark Twain got a few gold accents and gold bunting), and some just gave up (Peter Pan only had a golden ship for a photo spot; the columns at the entrance to Snow White were painted gold but nothing was done to a vehicle). All of the streetlamps along Main Street were also painted gold, given oversized bouquets of fake flowers, and a Tinkerbell figure on each one.

The castle was also repainted for that anniversary, featuring gold highlights on all the parts that used to be tan, and a way-too-pink base coat. While it was great for the celebration with the extra banners up, we've been stuck with it for nearly a decade as the sun has slowly and mercifully allowed it to fade.

In all fairness though, the 50th anniversary is traditionally considered the 'gold' anniversary, so I'm not sure why they're doing it for the 20th. According to Wikipedia, the 20th is traditionally for China (dishes), but the modern version is platinum. I think that either could have been made into a neat overlay.

Just because Paris is especially good at getting bad overlays, doesn't meant that they don't happen in other places (Or that they're not good for the occasional event. It's just when you have them all the time, like DLP, or they never really 'undo' it, like DL, that it's no good.)

And if you want ugly, let's not forget what happened to the castle in WDW for the 25th (which I personally loved, but it seems to be hated by everybody else)
Tue 2/21/2012 11:49p
The same cake castle makeover was done for DLP's first birthday.

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