Advertisement

The LaughingPlace Store


Mickey Body Rain Poncho (Adult)


iPhone 5/5s Clip Case - Anna and Elsa (Frozen)


iPhone 5/5s Clip Case - Elsa, Queen of Ice and Snow (Frozen)


iPhone 5/5s Clip Case - Anna and Elsa, Strong Bond (Frozen)


Disney Food Air Freshener - Dole Whip Scent


iPhone 5/5s Clip Case - Vintage Mickey Mouse


iPhone 5/5s Clip Case - Olaf (Frozen)


iPhone 5/5s Clip Case - Mouse Love

Disneyland Paris' 10th Anniversary Report
Page 1 of 11

by Lindsay Cave
April 29, 2002
Lindsay reports on the celebrations at Disneyland Paris' for its 10th Birthday.

21164 bytes
Click here for a much larger version of this picture
(1024 X 710, 116,378 bytes)  

Now we are 10

Its been a long but fun five years since Disneyland Paris celebrated its first major milestone, its fifth birthday in 1997. There has been four new theme parks, a huge millennium celebration and numerous park birthdays around the world. This Magic Kingdom though, has been quietly shoring up the ground it lost during its first years of operation, and has focused on seasonal celebrations, especially with the very successful Halloween events. It has also in the past year or so undergone rehabs and maintenance including a very thorough renewal of its a small world. There has only been one ‘new’ attraction - Honey, I Shrunk the Audience, and some memorable new shows in that time.

25155 bytes
1997: The Legends await, Fantasia Gardens
Click here for a much larger version of this picture
(1024 X 710, 174,905 bytes)

6388 bytes
Click here for a much larger version of this picture
(515 X 748, 30,261 bytes)

24881 bytes
Click here for a much larger version of this picture
(1024 X 710, 161,789 bytes)

The celebration in 1997 was a huge showy affair, with an emphasis of finally saying we’ve arrived. The castle was doled up in jesters’ masks, the Central Plaza featured three huge tolling bells, topped with the gargoyles from the flavour of the year (especially in France) - The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The 5th birthday itself saw a large one off parade with Mickey on a cake and the unveiling of the Disney Legends Statue in Fantasia Gardens.

21744 bytes
1997: Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant
Click here for a much larger version of this picture
(1024 X 710, 140,736 bytes)

26497 bytes
Click here for a much larger version of this picture
(1024 X 710, 177,140 bytes)

< Prev

 

 

Share This



Find Us


 

Advertisement
MouseEarVacations.com
Where Magic Begins!
Concierge Style Service
at No Extra Charge!
Visit our website for more info!





Now Playing
 
  /