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How Disneyland Paris is celebrating its 25th anniversary

Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris is celebrating its 25th anniversary this spring with lots of new attractions, including a parade and amazing illuminations.

There are two new special Star Wars rides, Star Tours: The Adventures Continue and Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain: Rebel Mission, two new daytime shows near Sleeping Beauty Castle and a night-time finale – the all-new Disney Illuminations, featuring state-of-the-art technology.

Here’s more details of what to expect from March 26…

Star Tours: The Adventures Continue: Launched at the opening of Disneyland Park in 1992, Star Tours soon established itself as a cult ride. Twenty-five years later, it’s back with a new experience, new destinations, a new pilot, new characters and new 3D technology.

Every ride will offer unique surprises with journeys through the planet Jakku, Naboo, Hoth, Tatooine and more, perhaps even via the Death Star. Guests will travel through the galaxy with a new pilot, C-3PO, meeting heroes they have never encountered until now.

Meet the Dark Side of the Force: Guests will finally get the chance to meet the formidable Darth Vader every day. Head to the new dedicated area near the Star Tours: The Adventures Continue ride for a private meet and greet.

Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain: Rebel Mission: In spring 2017, Star Wars will take over a legendary space-themed ride. Space Mountain will become Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain and guests will travel through the Star Wars galaxy at intense speed, to the soundtrack of the saga.

Disney Stars on Parade: A new Disney Parade with floats, music, Disney Stars and new costumes. Mickey and Friends go on a journey of discovery to the land of imagination, divided into eight chapters. They are joined by the heroes of Toy Story, Peter Pan and the Lost Boys and the much-loved heroines of Frozen.

Mickey presents “Happy Anniversary Disneyland Paris”: Disney stars invite guests to gather in front of the stage at Sleeping Beauty Castle for a huge anniversary celebration every day. Mickey makes a grand entrance dressed in a blue and silver dinner jacket in the celebratory colours together with the princesses in ball gowns especially created for the 25th Anniversary.

Disney Illuminations: The all-new show features state-of-the-art technology – sound, lights, projections, fountains and breathtaking pyrotechnic effects.

Getting There: 4 night/5 day stay for two adults and two children at Disneyland Paris, with Eurostar travel from London St Pancras on March 29, from £1,139.08.

Similar stay with flights from Birmingham, from £939.12. Or, similar stay with no transport from £603.08.

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