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Once Upon a Dream for Christmas and Halloween

Friday, 1st June 2007 at 15:23

ImageThe latest issue of the Shareholders Club newsletter has just been published, with countless features and updates from the 15th Anniversary events. As a primary source of communication to shareholders, the resort must always push their new investments to the full - as well as providing updates for the Disney fans amongst the investors. The latest issue features one very important update - just what will happen to Disney's Once Upon a Dream Parade during Christmas and Halloween?,

The special collector’s issue of the quarterly magazine features a double-page spread of an exclusive interview with Francois Leroux, Vice President of Entertainment for Disneyland Resort Paris.


Whilst the questions are largely geared towards introducing shareholders to the unique entertainment Francois and his team have developed for the Anniversary year, the second-to-last question is one that has been on fans’ lips for countless months already…


“During the year of festivities, how many Parades will we have during the Halloween and Christmas seasons?”

Disney’s Once Upon a Dream Parade will be presented throughout the year of the 15th Anniversary festivities. The Disney Villains will surely try to disrupt it at Halloween. Christmas will follow in naturally at the end of the parade to add still more magic.

The answer provides confirmation for the very first time that not only will Disney’s Once Upon a Dream Parade continue right through Halloween and Christmas, but there will be NO major dedicated parade for Halloween or Christmas, in the style of Disney Villain Parade or The Christmas Parade of recent years. This has been rumoured for some time, since the floats of these parades — redecorated from The Wonderful World of Disney Parade — have now mostly been taken out of service, and will never return.

Therefore, this Halloween we can expect a “Once Upon a Dream” with a touch of mischeif (likely a pre-parade segment in the style of last year’s Stitch Cavalcade), and this Christmas will bring an extra Christmas dream to the parade — will it be Santa Claus’ sleigh at the end of the parade, or something new?

All we have for now are dreams…

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  • David Heremans  4th June 2007, 19:58

    Personally, I hate the new “surprise”: “The Jungle Book may now and then open its pages to certain privileged guests. Why not you, during a future event of the Shareholders Club?”

    In my personal opinion I don’t like guests to be on the floats at all as it destroys the magic and blocks the great pictures guests can make. And to be honest – while it is supposed to be a fun time to do so, last time I went, which was this weekend, there were thre adults on the float that were really not looking happy at all, ruining the magic completely!!!

  • Debbie Purchase  12th June 2007, 12:33

    To be honest the thought of Christmas at Disneyland without the proper Christmas Parade fills me with Dread!!
    What a terrible idea.

  • we have booked for halloween (the only season we have not visited) and we are very disappointed that the disney villan parade will not be shown. What a terrible decision!!!

  • “To be honest the thought of Christmas at Disneyland without the proper Christmas Parade fills me with Dread!!”

    Ehm… I thought this so-called Christmas Parade was nothing more than the regular parade (with its 500 different names, according to the season and inspiration of the marketing departement) with some extra decorations?
    Agreed, the Christmas costumes looked very nice and “Chante, c’est Noël” was pretty catchy, but the parade itself was nothing special…

  • it seems to me that although the other comments on this are negative the people that i know that are going during halloween or christmas this year are really pleased about the once upon a dream parade being shown because its a possibilty that it will only run for this year so they are glad that they will get a chance to see it. even though i love all the parades what Joris says is right. all the floats are the same for the parades they are just dressed up slightly diffrently with diffrent music. when i have been in halloween i found that its not the avtual floats that make the parade what it is but its the pumpkin men and others, like chip and dale in their ghost costumes! i ahve never been at christmas so i cant comment on that parade but i have seen photos and videos and it really is just the same floats.

  • No Halloween Parade, is it a joke ?
    Last year, Halloween was very bad : no good shows, no fear, pink everywhere (pink is not a right color for Halloween)… nothing that could be Halloween. It was very boring. My children and I were very disappointed.
    And this year, no parade ?
    I’m very angry and I think I won’t go there for the Festival Halloween.

  • Deborah deRosa  3 days ago

    Regarding your “Once Upon A Dream for Christmas and Halloween” article dated Friday, 1st June 2007 at 3:23PM. Please note: you misspell “mischief” spelling it incorrectly “mischeif”. Tsk, tsk. Please refer to the spell check feature on your computer. There shouldn’t be any misspelled words on an article from Disney.

  • I was really looking forward to the Christmas parade this year with the music to go with it. Although I would like to see the new parade floats why cant they use these floats, dress them up for christmas and play the proper christmas music. How can you have a christmas season parade without the red soldiers and father christmas and reindeers.

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