When it reopens on 17th June 2016 after an almost four-month refurbishment, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith will present few new marvels to any but the most observant visitor. In a post on its official Disneyland Paris News blog, the resort has revealed the works mostly involve upgrades to the ride’s launch and control systems, along with general maintenance and repainting.
A relocated X-Wing fighter is the standout feature of the redesigned exterior for Star Tours: The Adventures Continue at Disneyland Paris, in planning documents submitted to the local town hall which also show a vastly expanded merchandise sales space and an all-new Star Wars character meet ‘n’ greet opportunity.
German-owned restaurant chain Vapiano will become the fourteenth dining option at Disney Village when it opens a new location in the Disneyland Paris entertainment district this summer. Specialising in Italian-inspired dishes of pasta and pizza, the “fast casual” concept prides itself on a fresh and informal way of eating.
Looks like you’re going to have to finally buy the “Ant-Man” Blu-ray (available for almost five months). It’s reported that the “preview” of the Marvel Studios movie playing in Discoveryland on and off since June last year will finally be replaced soon, with the Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival, an import from Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, taking its place.
The Force – it’s calling to you. Just open your wallet. In an all-too-last-minute scheduling, Disneyland Paris has opened bookings for a brand new “Star Wars Night” ticketed after-hours event, happening at Disneyland Park on 16th December.
To mark the opening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens at cinemas, the night will include privatised access to Discoveryland, character appearances and exclusive entertainment, souvenirs and merchandise — but at a steep price of €85 per person.
As the unprecedented four-day closure to respect the full national period of mourning in France came to an end, visitors returned to the parks — including several members of senior Disney management showing their support.
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