When Guests go to any Disney Park, you can probably expect to see a prince or two. There are so many princesses that appear throughout the various meet and greet locations and parades at every Park, and with them, we often see their prince accompanying them. Whether you are at Disney World, Disneyland, or any of the international Parks, this sight is quite common.
What we do not often see, however, is a real prince that is not based on a fictional reality. Well, Guests who visited Disneyland Paris on May 17 were in luck as a real prince decided to say hello to Mickey Mouse, as well. It was reported that Monaco’s Prince Albert and his children, Seven-year-old twins Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, went to Disneyland Paris to enjoy a magical day together!
In photos taken by Disneyland Paris, we can see that the family is enjoying their visit and that the children have taken a liking to Mickey and Minnie Mouse! As Princess Grace and Prince Rainier did with Albert, he is now starting to introduce the children with royal responsibilities. He stated, “”Jacques and Gabriella are still at the age when there’s an awful lot of discovery, right and left, on these kinds of trips. It’s fabulous to have these kinds of memories with them.”
Being royal, Prince Albert and his family had access to things like this private photo shoot with the characters, which usually would not happen for regular ticketed Guests.
The Park that started as Euro Disney and then transformed into Disneyland Paris with Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studio Park has grown so much over the past 30 years, and now as the Park continues to expand we are finally able to kick off the amazing celebrations of the 30th anniversary. Sleeping Beauty Castle is now lit with LED lighting, the decor is in place, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and the rest of the gang have their outfits ready, Illuminations returned, and there is an all-new song for the celebration that sends a party down Main Street, U.S.A.! And that is just the tip of the iceberg, we haven’t even discussed the new drone technology that lit up the night sky.
Most recently, we discussed all of the new offerings that Guests can expect to see when they visit. You can click here to learn more about what is being offered. In short, there is new packaging on everything, from water bottles to sandwich boxes, the After Glow show illuminates Sleeping Beauty Castle with an amazing drone experience, The all-new Dream… and Shine Brighter has also debuted, and so much more.
At Disneyland Paris, lots of changes are coming to Walt Disney Studios and their Disneyland Park, with the 30th anniversary. Walt Disney Studios is adding a massive addition that will include Star Wars, Marvel, and Frozen, as well as their very own Avengers Campus, which will be the first section to open in the Park.
We have recently seen Disney’s Sequoia Lodge reopen while the Disneyland Paris Resort continues to undergo a refurbishment. On top of that, we have seen price increases for pins! The Disneyland Paris app has also changed; read more on that here. Disney Stars on Parade is also back at Disneyland Park now that the holidays are over! Guests looking to skip the line can also purchase Premier Access, which is a pay-per-ride system that allows Guests to skip the standby line.
Disneyland Paris’s Space Mountain, which is currently Hyperspace Mountain, will be closed from May 30 to June 10, most likely so it can be reverted back to its original version. RC Racer will be closed from June 13 to 17 June. The two other attractions, La Cabane des Robinson and Les Mystères du Nautilus are closed, and both do not have an official return date yet. For more on Disneyland Paris’s refurbishment schedule, click here.
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