Frozen Celebration: our magical weekend at Disneyland Paris

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It’s been our 3rd time at Disneyland® Paris already, but this time it was very special. We were invited by Disneyland Paris to experience “Frozen Celebration” (Link) a magical celebration currently running at Disneyland Paris (still until 3 May 2020!).


I got a lot of messages on Instagram people asking what we loved the most at Disneyland Paris this time, but with all the honesty, we loved absolutely everything. First of all, we had the warmest welcome we had ever experienced at press trips. Everything felt like magic. From the breakfast at Disneyland Hotel and Mickey’s morning hugs until organised by Disneyland Paris special events and surprises. For example, there was a “Good Night Kiss” surprise organised for us in front of the castle where Elsa and Anna waved at us from the horse carriage while the music and illuminated fountains were playing in the background, pretty special. We also had the greatest time as a family. Thanks to Ultimate FastPass we could save on Wait Times and try as many rides as we possibly could. 

Our favourite rides:

My husband’s favourite ride: Big Thunder Mountain, Crush’s Coaster

My 8yo daughter’s favourite ride: The Twilight Zone, Tower of Terror 

My 8yo daughter’s favourite ride: Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Peter Pan’s Flight

My favourite ride: Ratatouille, Peter Pan’s Flight

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But here are the biggest highlights of our Frozen Celebration trip:

“Show Magic Over Lake Disney – The Frozen edition” – an extraordinary light show, a blend of Frozen songs, fireworks and beautiful illuminations on the water and into the night sky, a breathtaking experience. It made many people come to Disneyland Paris to see this unique show. 

“Frozen, a musical invitation” at Walt Disney Studios Park – an adorable musical and engaging performance perfect for young children and all Frozen fans. We had so much fun dancing and singing along, and learning Elsa’s magical moves.

“Frozen 2, An Enchanting Journey” – presented multiple times throughout the day, an unforgettable parade with your favourite Frozen heroes and songs. And yes, we are still singing the songs! 

“Disney Stars on Parade” – a joyful march where your childhood memories will come alive and your kids will be amazed seeing their favourite Disney characters all in one place.

“Disney Illuminations” – an absolute must-see, incredible, heart-melting, spectacular light show illuminated on the Disneyland castle that comes to life through fireworks, lighting, special effects and music. We were simply blown away by its magic extravaganza literally paralyzed by the beauty of the moment. 

 

A few tips…

It`s so easy to get to Disneyland from Zurich, Basel, Lausanne or Geneva if you take TGV Lyria train to Paris Gare de Lyon (only 4 hours from Zurich), from there you will reach Disneyland in 45 min with the local train RER Linie A. However, from our experience visiting Disneyland Paris three times already, I can strongly recommend never go to Disneyland without a plan. The Disneyland program is changing several times a year, so be strategic. Make a list of things you fancy to do first and then a list of alternatives. Plan your visit according to the age of your children, especially if your kids are still little (Programm for the little ones – Link). Take advantage of the special packages advertised on the Disneyland website (Special offeres – Link) and book a hotel near Disneyland. We stayed at Disneyland Hotel, which is situated inside Disneyland Paris (Link) and, just like all Disneyland hotels, gives you a privileged access to the parks upon the regular open hours. Plus, you will save more money if you book in advance. Also, if you utilize the FastPass system, you can get on all the main attractions with little wait times (FastPass – Link).

One more thing…

I’m a big Disney princess fan, I love all things true love and romantic but with the movie Frozen, I am so pleased to see that Disney princesses have come a long way and become strong, independent women and amazing role models for our little girls. Anna and Elsa are different as Disney princesses, they convey the powerful message “family is everything”. I want my little girl to love these women and look up to them. Let the Frozen Celebration live on!

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*This article was created in collaboration with Disneyland® Paris. Image rights ©Family First & Elena Habicher.

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