Renowned songstress Zara Larsson delights crowd at Disneyland Paris with her own rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ to Mickey Mouse
Celebrities Celebrate Mickey Mouse's 90th Birthday!
Internationally renowned songstress Zara Larsson delights crowd at Disneyland Paris with her own rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ to Mickey Mouse to mark his 90th Anniversary
- Other celebrity guests this weekend included Abbey Clancy and Peter Crouch, Helen Flanagan and Scott Sinclair, Binky Felstead, and Danny and Georgia Jones
- Enchanted Christmas at Disneyland Paris runs until 06 January 2019 and features an incredible programme packed full of seasonal surprises with Mickey at the heart of all the action
Internationally renowned artist Zara Larsson has given Mickey Mouse the treat of his life (17.11) by performing a pitch-perfect version of ‘Happy Birthday’ to him last night at Disneyland Paris as part of his 90th Anniversary Celebrations. Zara had earlier kicked of the evening’s proceedings by performing her hits Lush Life and Symphony to a packed crowd.
The Swedish singer-songwriter who is currently riding high in the Official UK Singles Chart with Ruin My Life, said it felt fantastic to be part of Mickey's birthday which marked his 90 years of Mickey magic which are part of year-long programme of celebrations happening around the world.
Zara Larsson said "I am so excited to be here at Disneyland Paris, because I’ve never been and I think this place in itself is magical quite literally. And to be a part of his birthday feels fantastic. As many kids growing up, even my parents or probably even my Grandma, he’s been a part of my childhood so now I can be part of his special night and that feels great.”
Other celebrities who joined her at the special event which also marked the launch of the Enchanted Christmas Season at Disneyland Paris, included Model and TV Presenter Abbey Clancy and her footballer husband Peter Crouch; Coronation Street’s Helen Flanagan and her partner, footballer/Scottish Player of the Year Scott Sinclair; Made in Chelsea star Binky Felstead as well as model Georgia Jones and her partner, McFly’s Danny Jones.
During the fun-packed weekend the stars have experienced the incredible line-up of festive activities that are taking place at the park from now until 06 January 2019. Please see full details of the Enchanted Christmas Season at Disneyland Paris below.
What’s on at Enchanted Christmas Season at Disneyland Paris
Christmas at Disneyland Park
The moment you set foot in Disneyland Park it starts to feel a lot like Christmas, with the giant Christmas tree and snow falling every day… as if by magic…
Disney’s Christmas Parade
This Christmas season you’ll be able to enjoy all the excitement of the Disney Christmas Parade not just once but twice daily. It’s making a big comeback, spreading the magic of winter across Disneyland Park – and it’s even making snow fall on Main Street, U.S.A. Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy will be leading the dance – in fact they’re already getting ready to celebrate Christmas in the best possible way, along with all their friends. Woody and Buzz Lightyear from Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story will be joining in the fun, too. Dancing gingerbread men, candy canes and all sorts of other Christmas treats will also be twirling around this magical winter wonderland, plus we’ve heard that Tinkerbell and even Santa himself are going to be there!
Magic Christmas Encounters
Guests will get the chance to meet Marie from the Aristocats, Scrooge McDuck, Peter Pan and Miss Bunny, to name but a few. It goes without saying that where there’s Christmas, there’s Santa and he’s decided to take up residence in Fantasyland again. To meet him, just head for “Meet Mickey Mouse”, every day up to and including the 25 December. Just like Mickey, Santa will have his own lodge where he’ll give you the warmest welcome. It’s a magical meeting you’ll treasure forever.
Light up the tree with “Mickey’s Magical Christmas Light”
There’s nothing quite like the moment the Christmas tree lights are switched on at Disneyland Park. And it’s not just any old tree – this one is 24 metres tall and will be switched on by magic at an event attended by Mickey, Minnie and Santa himself! With a festive countdown, enchanting Christmas lights, snow and Disney magic, everything is set to ensure you are immersed in the wonder of Christmas. What’s more, it’s also a chance for us to celebrate Mickey’s anniversary, with new decorations and a new musical interlude especially for him.
A Merry Stitchmas
From 16 November, Stitch is going to be taking over the Royal Castle Stage – so Christmas is sure to be a blast! He’s going to do all he can to make sure you have lots of fun with Mickey and Minnie, Donald, Daisy and Goofy, with some of our greatest Christmas classics for a backdrop.
Don’t miss our latest attraction: “Mickey’s PhilharMagic’
A completely new attraction will be available in Europe for the first time ever, from 1 October, 2018. It’s called “Mickey’s PhilharMagic”. Get ready to try a new 4D experience at Discoveryland Theatre. Once you’re sitting comfortably, you’ll be able to see Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck on the big screen. They’ll take you right to the heart of some of the great Disney classics, such as Aladdin, The Little Mermaid and The Lion King – complete with some new twists caused by that mischievous Donald Duck. It’s a unique opportunity to enjoy the sound of some of Disney’s greatest melodies and celebrate 90 years of Mickey Mouse fun in the best possible way.
For those who like Christmas songs, a visit to the Videopolis Theatre in Discoveryland is a must-do, to check out new show “Christmas Songtime!”. Every day, guests will get a chance to go on stage and take part in the action, alongside Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Disney’s professional singers. What a great way to celebrate the “Disney Performing Arts” programme.
The Enchanted Advent Calendar: 01 – 24 December
Every morning, guests will be able to awaken to the magic of Christmas at the foot of Sleeping Beauty Castle with a larger than life advent calendar; discover a new surprise every day, with Mickey, Minnie or Goofy.
Christmas at Walt Disney Studios Park
For the second year running, Walt Disney Studios Park is celebrating Christmas too, with even more fun for all the family!
New York-style Jazz and Mickey Mouse on the drums, with “Mickey’s Big Band Christmas”
Following its first sensational season, “Mickey’s Big Band Christmas” will be setting up at Animagique Theatre at Walt Disney Studios Park. This live show is the perfect combination of a traditional musical and typical Disney. A jazz band, alongside energetic tap-dance numbers… Every day this show pays lively homage to winter’s loveliest melodies, inviting you to get into the Christmas spirit with the Big Band, singers, dancers and of course Disney Characters. An absolute must-see: Mickey’s drum solo! Whilst Minnie is dreaming of being a jazz diva…
New show: A surprise for Mickey!
It’s time to celebrate 90 years of fun with Mickey Mouse with an interactive show taking place several times a day. Will Minnie be ready on time or will she have to ask her friends – or even the audience – to help her give Mickey an unforgettable surprise? This very special birthday surprise is going online too, because guests will be invited to share a special message for Mickey Mouse on their social media beforehand, using the hashtag #SurpriseMickey. Their message might even appear during the show as an extra surprise for Mickey. What better way of making this a truly memorable anniversary celebration?
Goofy’s Incredible Christmas
Bring your day at Disneyland Paris to an amazing close with Goofy’s Incredible Christmas. This immersive night-time show uses mapping technology and breath-taking special effects on the walls of a fan-favourite attraction – The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™. Mickey and Minnie Mouse, along with their friends Goofy, Donald Duck and Daisy, will be at your side throughout this fantastical journey. Carried along by the festive spirit, they’ll take you on a flight over spectacular landscapes, from the North Pole to the most amazing party you could ever imagine. Watch out for some unexpected surprises – it is Goofy we’re talking about, after all! As well as this incredible programme, you can also meet all sorts of Disney characters at Walt Disney Studios Park, such as Goofy, in his Santa Claus outfit, Minnie Mouse or Buzz Lightyear.
For further information about Enchanted Christmas Season at Disneyland Paris, visit Disneyland Paris Online
ENJOY A MICKEY MOUSE CHRISTMAS AND JOIN HIM TO CELEBRATE HIS AMAZING 90TH ANNIVERSARY, FROM NOW UNTIL TO JANUARY 6 2019