Paid Guaranteed Show Access Debuts At Disneyland Paris

Last week, we reported on the return of The Lion King: Rhythms Of The Pride Lands at Disneyland Paris – which will offer a paid guaranteed access option for the first time.

The Disneyland Paris app and website have been updated today with these new paid offerings, showcasing what could potentially become the norm for future park shows. It’s important to note that guests do NOT need to pay to enjoy the show, and this paid service is only for guaranteed access and seating. Guests can purchase tickets through the Disneyland Paris app or website (although, the app leads to the website’s event tickets page regardless).

A new icon can be found on the Disneyland Paris app homepage to secure your show access. From there, it gives you the option to choose your date, time, party size and finally the payment system – costing €15 per person, with children under 3 going free. The new paid guaranteed access also includes a dedicated line to enter the show, and means you won’t miss out on a particular performance if it fills up.

A valid Disneyland Paris ticket, park reservation (or Disney Hotel booking) and Pass Sanitaire/negative test or international equivalent are required to enjoy the show. Guests that take advantage of this new guaranteed access system must arrive at the Frontierland Theatre at least 30 minutes prior to the showtime. Guaranteed Access is not exchangeable or refundable if purchased separately from a Hotel+Tickets package. However, if your chosen show is cancelled (for example, due to poor weather conditions), then you will be entitled to a full refund in addition to either guaranteed access to the next available show OR a €20 gift card that can be used in one of the boutiques or restaurants throughout the resort during your stay.

Previously named The Chaparral Theatre, the new Frontierland Theatre is once again hosting The Lion King: Rhythms Of The Pride Lands for the first time since its few scattered performances in 2020. The Frontierland Theatre and surrounding area have been closed off to guests for some time now – due to the temporary closure of the Frontierland Theatre and Frontierland Disneyland Railroad station. For many years, these two spots have been the only operating attractions in this large area of the park – as the earlier opening attractions such as Critter Corral and Woodcarver’s Workshop have been closed for their original purposes for decades, only opening sporadically for character meets or pop up shop locations.

We checked out the area recently since it’s reopening – and while it still is quite empty and forgotten about – is still a wonderful area of Frontierland that we can’t wait to see back in use once The Lion King: Rhythms Of The Pride Lands returns on October 23rd 2021.

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Edith Gervin
Edith is a lifelong Disney Parks fan, Star Wars enthusiast, Content Creator and writer that focuses on Disneyland Paris. When not at home in Ireland, she can usually be found in line for Phantom Manor. Her other hobbies include pin collecting, talking about animatronics and daydreaming about Rise Of The Resistance