“Prolonged refurbishments” official reason for Princesses & Pirates Party cancellation

Friday, 22nd April 2011 at 17:26 by
Anthony
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Mickey's Princesses & Pirates Party

So Disneyland Paris did sell enough tickets to justify these four after-hours parties? That’s what their official statement sent to ticketholders suggests, with the official reason actually being that the “prolonged refurbishments” throughout the park wouldn’t have allowed the parties to go ahead to the standard of quality Disney originally wanted. With Sleeping Beauty Castle half-covered in scrims, areas closed for repaving and of course the icon of the park’s pirating land, Captain Hook’s Pirate Ship, also soon set to undergo a complete rebuild, that’s probably true — they couldn’t have picked a worse time in the history of Fantasyland and Adventureland to promote a Princesses and Pirates event. Whilst some refurbishment dates have slipped, the final schedules were surely known some time ago now.

An official statement (translated from French) reads:

Mickey’s Princesses & Pirates Party due to take place on 1st, 10th, 17th and 24th June in Fantasyland and Adventureland have been cancelled due to prolonged refurbishments underway in some parts of Disneyland. We are aware of your disappointment regarding the cancellation of these events, however this decision was taken because the current conditions would not permit the event to meet the Disney standard of quality. Disneyland Paris apologise for the inconvenience and thank visitors for their loyalty.

Visitors who have reserved tickets for the evenings can get a refund by contacting our reservation center at 01 60 30 30 30 or their tour operator.

For those who are still visiting the resort on the scheduled dates, in addition to a full refund of the ticket price, we invite you to join us in the space of Hurricane’s Disney Village between 5pm and 8pm on the day of the event originally planned, to spend a moment with our Disney Princesses and Pirates with a refreshing drink.* (*Details to be confirmed upon refunding of ticket)

See that? Along with a refund, ticketholders will get the chance of a drink and meeting with “Disney Princesses and Pirates” at… Hurricane’s Discotheque in Disney Village! The venue closed since March last year and still awaiting replacement. So, if you bought a ticket for Mickey’s Princesses & Pirates Party, you’ve actually just won a free ticket for what might be an exclusive last step inside that classic discotheque above Rainforest Cafe! (And sorry, no — tickets are no longer available to purchase…)

VIA Grandmath (Disney Central Plaza)

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Comments

  • maybe this was just an excuse It may be more to do with the hours offered to guests for this event the attraction mix etc.

  • I still think these extra-hours parties are a rip-off at DLP compared to the quality and quantity you get at after-hour parties at WDW. The day they offer a full park with excellent entertainment offerings will be the day I buy a ticket for their parties, but for now I’ll stay at home.

  • Graham, I totally agree with you.

    I have attended the Pirates and Princess Party at WDW and it was amazing. There Disney offered so much more for nearly the same price.

    We paid $70 for two tickets, that makes approximately €30 per ticket per person, but the whole Magic Kingdom was open from 7pm until 1am and not only two lands until 11pm. In addition the ALL aatractions and most restaurants and shops were open. There was a special parade, the most amazing fireworks, limited edition pins of thr party and treasure hunts for children.

    It was definately the highlight of our WDW trip.

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