Disneyland paris has been a tradition of mine the last 3 year's. I have made the effort each year to go for the Disney Halloween party. Back in 2013 was my first time in a long time going, so for me everything was mesmerizing and nostalgic in a way. The atmosphere was incredible with all the Decor and Harvest themed parades, and at that point i thought wow, i really would love to do this again.
20 Anniversary Parade
The 20 Anniversary Parade was new to the park as of course they were celebrating 20 years of Magic
Which had great floats and a lovely mix of characters where they would go bye and wave from a height along with some dancers dressed up in theme, your typical Disney Parade. which I really enjoyed
Picture from Halloween party 2013
I went the following year 2014 Party and again, really enjoyed it. Parades didn't change or shows, but there were minor updates, and the Halloween Night program itself was better then the previous year, There was a lot going on, which kept you on your feet and almost intised every place you went, Though they did get rid of the Princess and the frog river boat show, once was enough id say. but they of course added more to the Program such as . Minnies Pirates Academy which is great fun, getting to dance and join in, the villain parade, the villians meet and greets in Fantasyland which was all Meleficent Themed, a lot of Steampunk themes going on in Discoveryland.
Pictures from 2014
This year on the other hand, Very disappointing! The passion had just from somewhere gone out of the window, or could be to do with them putting all the budget into maintenance on the front area, which took a lot away from the atmosphere. This year i decided just to go for the Party to save a little money.
i got into the park all dressed up at 5.30 after then opened the gates to the Halloween comers and was ready to have another great Night of constant Halloween stimulation as i had before. Very Excited as my Husband surprised me randomly with this as we loved it so much before. We picked up our Program for 2015 and went someone to plan out what we wanted to do, at first i was very confused?! I thought i was missing a page because i just couldn't see anything to do, But no i sadly wasn't, there just was not anything to do! The only thing to do was Meet and Greets and Minnies pirate Academy, Jedi training and Disney dreams, I was so made about Disney Dreams being a part of the Halloween party program because 1. its playing all the time for the last 3 years now 3 times a day, how many times can you see the same show untill it gets outdated? 2. it ate up most of the evening and i ended up getting stuck in discoveryland because the crouds were to much to get through which really upset me. 3. They could have atleast done it like in the states where they have the halloween version of the Castle show, because had no relevancy to do with the whole evening, people paid all this money for a good Night of Frights and thrills not the same crap you can watch in the day time and save yourself 30 Euros doing in the first place. After the crouds died back down once Disney dreams did finish, it was around 8pm at this point, we headed off to the Jedi Training, we thought it was some kinds of show, which it was.
It turned out it was a show, but for the group of Childrens parents to watch them pretend there Jedi's so we ended up walking out, and again more time wasted!
We headed over to Frontierland to go on The Haunted Mashion or Phantom Manor as some call it
and the line was so long to wait (previous years the park had been less crouded, but this year not the case) They did add a few Ghost Actors walking around with there makeup so flawless, but for the money you pay, Sorry that doesnt cut it for me. After the ride, we went back over to discoveryland to party. They have this every year, but had to make the most of the night at this point.
it was 11pm, we all got tired and cold so we ended the night with Pirates Academy which was fun
Overall tho, very disapointed with this year and just the park in general, but thats a whole other blog post. if i could advise. Go to the states, its much more worth the money you are wasting here, American know how to do Disney and actually be the Happiest place, unless you looking for Rude, badly cast Actors and Terrible food, paris is for you!
HALLOWEEN THEMED FOODS
Disneyland Paris ODDLY enough are not famous for there food. its cheap, extremely processed junk that your forced to eat for ridiculous costs, but for themed stuff this is what they have.
Again, they have had these the last 3 times i have been, so you will definately be able to find them in the market Cafe on Mainstreet, you have Mummy Chocolate muffin, Ghost Cupcakes with Icing, Carrot Cake with Spider Icing and Pumpkin Pie. There edible and fun to eat, but in comparison again to other Disneys, its shameful.