2012 just might be the best year to celebrate Christmas at Disneyland Paris. That’s because the year 2012 marks the 20th anniversary of this world-famous amusement park, and the folks at Disneyland Paris have been celebrating the occasion all year.
In April 2012, they introduced a magical parade called “The Train.” Disneyland Paris has always featured a parade, but this updated version features all-new music and floats to make things even livelier. Kids can see Mickey, Minnie and other beloved characters dressed up and dancing like they’ve never seen them before.
Plus, another parade — the one-of-a-kind Christmas parade — offers up a special show just for the holidays, with Santa greeting visitors in his sleigh. Joining Santa are a variety of dancing toys as well as Mickey and Minnie, who delight spectators with Christmas music and Christmas floats.
In addition to the parades, guests visiting Disneyland Paris around the holidays can enjoy the Disney Dreams spectacle. This show combines dazzling lights, colors and special effects in order to amuse and amaze spectators, who watch the images as they are projected onto the Castle of Sleeping Beauty.
This show happens every night at Disneyland Paris, and will continue to do so until January 6, 2013, so guests staying at the Hôtel de la Tour Maubourg have plenty of time to take a trip to the amusement park. The park is located in a nearby suburb called Marne la Vallée, which can be reached with the suburban subway train called the RER A.
While the Christmas parade will also be performed until January 6, 2013, the Train parade will only be performed until December 31, 2012, so visitors should plan accordingly.