Illuminations nighttime spectacular returning to Disney Parks!

Illuminations returns to Disneyland Paris!

If you’ve ever been a fan of Disney Illuminations, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to know that the nighttime spectacular is returning to Central Plaza at Disneyland Park at the Disneyland Paris Resort.

It’s a welcome addition and to the theme park at Disneyland Paris, as things have been very different–in positive and in negative ways–at the Resort over the last couple of years, beginning with the initial closing of the parks in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and then, more recently, preparations for the Resort’s upcoming 30th anniversary celebration next year.

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Like at the Walt Disney World Resort, the beautiful Parisian Disney Park has also seen a makeover of its iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle ahead of the anniversary observance.

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The Illuminations nighttime spectacular is set to debut yet again at Disneyland Paris on December 21, and Guests are counting down the hours until showtime! @DLPReport was kind enough to tweet a video of the technical rehearsal that took place on Saturday evening ahead of the spectacular’s debut tomorrow.

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Illuminations at Disneyland Paris features a stunning combination of projections, pyrotechnics, brilliant colors, water fountains, and more, and incorporates the stories of Disney’s Frozen, The Lion King, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Star Wars.

Disneyland’s website invites Guests to “warm their hearts” and relive classic stories of some of our favorite Disney characters during the Illuminations experience at the Park.

Disneyland® Paris reveals incredible offerings for 2021 Christmas season,  with the return of must-see shows and a brand-new Christmas Parade –  DisneylandParis News

Guests can enjoy a brand-new Christmas parade at Disneyland Paris this year!/Credit: Disneyland Paris

The Illuminations nighttime spectacular isn’t the only exciting new experience for Guests at Disneyland Paris. The holiday season has seen the addition of exciting experiences like an all-new Christmas-themed parade full of holiday spirit, glad tidings, and joy,  just in time for Guests to celebrate the Christmas season too! For information on all the holiday fun at Disneyland Paris, you can visit the Resort’s website here.




About Becky Burkett

I'm an enthusiastic writer who finds joy in random things like cold weather, snow, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, countdowns to Christmas, the month of December, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 4 kids, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history, Imagineering and visiting the parks. I think Walt Disney is the standard against which genius should be measured. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room, chillin' on the PeopleMover or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. I'm always looking for Imagineers in the parks, and I'd rather meet Joe Rohde and Tony Baxter than anyone in Hollywood! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!