Frost and fog create extraordinary New Year scenes at Disneyland Paris

Tuesday, 3rd January 2017 at 21:39

Frost and fog create extraordinary New Year scenes at Disneyland Paris

This New Year weekend saw the lands and attractions of Disneyland Paris shrouded in an eerily beautiful white glaze of frost and freezing fog as 2016 gave way to 2017: the Disney magic as you’ve perhaps never seen it before.

One of the really unique aspects of Disneyland Paris amongst its Disney Parks & Resorts cousins is the way it truly feels the full forces of all four seasons.

By not being stuck in a kind of suspended animation of blue skies and succumbing to all kinds of weather, it really makes the worlds and lands within feel even more alive — even if some of the more tropical scenery looks a little odd under ice.

From the many amazing, frosty Disneyland Paris photos shared on Twitter over the past few days, here are 19 of the best.

Frost and fog create extraordinary New Year scenes at Disneyland Paris
@InsideDLParis

Frost and fog create extraordinary New Year scenes at Disneyland Paris
Frost and fog create extraordinary New Year scenes at Disneyland Paris
@InsideDLParis

Frost and fog create extraordinary New Year scenes at Disneyland Paris
@DisneyParis_EN

Frost and fog create extraordinary New Year scenes at Disneyland Paris
@InsideDLParis

Frost and fog create extraordinary New Year scenes at Disneyland Paris
@ED92live

Frost and fog create extraordinary New Year scenes at Disneyland Paris
@ED92live

Frost and fog create extraordinary New Year scenes at Disneyland Paris
@InsideDLParis

Frost and fog create extraordinary New Year scenes at Disneyland Paris
@ED92live

Frost and fog create extraordinary New Year scenes at Disneyland Paris
@mgn_mia

This photo of Disneyland Railroad Frontierland Depot under heavy grey skies with daylight fading is fantastically atmospheric:

Frost and fog create extraordinary New Year scenes at Disneyland Paris
@Mickey1929

Frost and fog create extraordinary New Year scenes at Disneyland Paris
Frost and fog create extraordinary New Year scenes at Disneyland Paris
@InsideDLParis

When fog combined with the frost, some of the most spectacular and widely-shared images were captured by David Goebel, a graphic designer and artist at Walt Disney Imagineering Paris. Everything down to the spider webs at Phantom Manor frozen briefly in time:

Frost and fog create extraordinary New Year scenes at Disneyland Paris
Frost and fog create extraordinary New Year scenes at Disneyland Paris
Frost and fog create extraordinary New Year scenes at Disneyland Paris
Frost and fog create extraordinary New Year scenes at Disneyland Paris
@One5thParis

A follow-up that evening didn’t disappoint — the Molly Brown riverboat lighting her way through thick blue fog on the Rivers of the Far West:

Frost and fog create extraordinary New Year scenes at Disneyland Paris
@One5thParis

Not exactly the kind of hospitable weather we normally desire for watching parades and riding runaway mine trains, but a stunning and unique time to experience Disneyland Paris all the same!

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