Monthly Archives: February 2018

DLP – Exclusive interview with Sylvie Massara re: Hotel New York Re-imagination!

Official press release from Disneyland Paris.

Just a few days ago, Bob Chapek, Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, announced the “reimagination” of the Disney’s Hotel New York into a new Marvel-themed Hotel. Today, we’re thrilled to share new details of the rooms in a conversation with Sylvie Massara (Artistic Director at Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Paris).

Can you explain the concept of the future Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel to us?

When it re-opens, the Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel will evoke the contemporary sophistication of the city that was the birthplace of the Marvel Super Heroes, and the scriptwriters and artists who created them. So the renovation of Disney’s Hotel New York is based on an environment inspired by the luxurious and contemporary buildings of Manhattan! The refined and cosmopolitan interior decor will evoke the neighbourhoods of the Avengers and will display “The Art of Marvel” in public spaces. “Comic art” posters, sketches, videos, storyboards, sculptures and costumes are the many examples of the Art of Marvel that will be included in the hotel’s overall decor, just like a contemporary art gallery in Chelsea.

What inspired you in your new designs for the bedrooms?

The hotel has 476 standard rooms, 65 executive, 15 themed suites, 8 “standard” suites and 2 presidential suites. The interior decor of the bedrooms will be inspired by the urban contemporary and sophisticated style of Tony Stark, with a range of colours and finishes evoking Iron Man! The themed suites will be inspired by the world of Spider-Man and the Avengers, whilst the “standard” and presidential suites will have a more neutral decor in order to welcome our Convention clientele. As in the rooms, limited editions of the Art of Marvel will decorate the hotel’s walls, as if they were exhibited in an art gallery.

Apart from the design, are there any details that you would like to share with us relating to improving the comfort of the rooms and suites?

Apart from evoking the Marvel Super Heroes, the rooms and suites will provide larger flat-screens hidden behind a mirror, all the necessary European connections and sockets, along with a brighter bathroom with a bath or shower.

Are you excited about the new hotel design?

Alyssa xx

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D23 Japan Expo news for Disneyland Paris!

Disneyland Paris Unveils Plans for New Marvel-Themed Attraction

Today, Disneyland Paris revealed plans to bring the Marvel Super Heroes to life in an epic way at Walt Disney Studios Park with a completely new Marvel-themed attraction.

The news comes from Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek during the D23 Expo Japan, where more than 2000 fans were the first to hear about the latest projects in development for Disney guests all over the world, including those for Disneyland Paris.

The new development builds on the momentum of the resort’s 25th Anniversary celebration and follows the recent news that Walt Disney Parks and Resorts is preparing to incorporate more popular stories and characters into Europe’s top tourist destination, giving Disneyland Paris guests even more entertainment experiences and attractions.

New Marvel-Themed Attraction

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith will be completely reimagined into a new Marvel-themed attraction where riders will team up with Iron Man and their favorite Avengers on a high-speed, hyper-kinetic adventure.

The addition of the new attraction provides a permanent presence of Marvel making this Park even more of a must-do for guests.

Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel

Additionally Disney’s Hotel New York® will soon be reimagined to become Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel, becoming the first Disney Hotel to showcase the thrilling world of the Avengers. With exclusive artwork and a new design, it will be a residence fit for Tony Stark himself.

More Marvel Now!

And for guests who can’t wait to experience Marvel at Disneyland Paris, The Avengers will assemble this June during Marvel Summer of Super Heroes, which will bring guests face-to-face with Captain America, Spider-Man, Star-Lord and Black Widow. These heroes will also take the stage in a live-action super-production featuring cutting-edge special effects, spectacular projections, and lots of other surprises.

These ambitious Marvel developments across Disneyland Paris will create brand new immersive Super Hero experiences for our guests, and will enhance the overall appeal of our resort,” said Catherine Powell, Présidente of Euro Disney S.A.S.

Disneyland Paris 2018 Annual Passholder News!

Annual Passes

New features in 2018 for an ever more exclusive experience!

In April 2017 we celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Disneyland Paris with our new Annual Passes.

These new Passes  were met with great success, as they better respond to your expectations, and allow you to fully enjoy our Parks and their latest additions at the best price. These passes are becoming more and more popular: 2017 saw record numbers of Annual Pass holders!

•••  Annual Passes that offer holders more than ever before

Since the latest Annual Passes launched in March 2017, we have been listening to your feedback. We have collected comments and suggestions from guests and fans, in order to offer an even more unforgettable experience.

Using this information, we defined 3 major priorities for the Annual Pass programme for the next two years:

– Programme communication, with a redesign of our e-mail communication and an even more personnalised experience;

– Digitalisation, in order to make reservations and renewal even easier;

– New VIP experience, with new exclusivities and even more advantageous conditions for Annual Pass holders.

Here are the latest additions and advantages for the Annual Pass programme in 2018.

• New VIP areas

In late March, the private VIP areas for Infinity Annual Pass holders will be expanded so that they can fully enjoy Disney Stars on Parade and Disney Illuminations in a special way.

From 10 June 2018, a new zone will be reserved for Infinity Annual Pass holders for the new show Stark Expo presents: Energy for Tomorrow! which will be performed during Marvel Summer of Super Heroes at Walt Disney Studios Park, at the foot of the Hollywood Tower Hotel.

• Discounts and preferential pricing:

Annual Pass holders enjoy preferential pricing in our hotels, with our partners, and in our restaurants. Holders can also take advantage of discounts on special Disneyland Paris events open to the public, like Electroland, the Halloween Party, or the New Year’s Eve Party.

• And, of course:

Special ticket prices remain the lowest prices of the year, so that Pass holders can share the magic of Disneyland Paris with family and friends. These ticket prices have not changed: €39 for Magic Plus Annual Passes (max. 10 tickets), and €35 for Infinity Annual Passes (max. 20 tickets).

••• Price updates

From 21 March, the prices of certain Annual Passes will change, in accordance with changing general admission tickets for the Disney Parks.

• Slight price increase for the first 3 Annual Passes:

The first three Annual Passes will see a slight price increase (€1-€2/month):

Discovery Pass: €9/month* or €149

Magic Flex Pass: €15/month* or €219

Magic Plus Pass: €19/month* or €259

* After a one-time payment of €55

Beginning at just €9/month, the Annual Pass pays for itself in only two visits, and is thus the most advantageous way to fully enjoy Disneyland Paris.

• No change in price for the Infinity Annual Pass:

Biggest fans and Infinity Annual Pass holders will enjoy new advantages, with no change in price. €399 or 32€/month* for 365 days/year in the 2 Parks and special priveleges.

• No change in special prices and usual special offers

Special offers that come with the Annual Passes such as 4 free months with renewal, or the referral programme, remain unchanged.

••• More exclusivities for Annual Pass holders 

• New merchandise:

In response to multiple requests, we are delighted to share the brand new inaugural range of exclusive Annual Pass products. There will be a general Annual Pass range, and a special Infinity collection.

There will be a permanent collection featuring a pin and a lanyard, as well as a mug and holographic t-shirt in limited edition.

These products will be available only at Flora’s Boutique from 12 April 2018, for the first anniversary of the new Annual Passes and the anniversary of Disneyland Park.

• A new programme of events  

In 2018, the programme of Annual Pass events will be jam-packed with special soirées and new Annual Pass Rendez-Vous*:  attraction and show premiers, movie screenings, special shopping days. Lots of new reasons to make the most of Disney magic!

Special evening events for Annual Pass  holders*

Join us on 30 March 2018 for the first of these special events: The Hollywood Tower Hotel 10th Anniversary

Places to this exclusive soirée are extremely limited, and available only to Infinity Annual Pass holders. The first of this new series of evening events will be to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Hollywood Tower Hotel on Friday 30 March 2018. An unforgettable costume party, with a special 1930s Hollywood theme!

Available for €39, tickets will go on sale on Monday 5 February at 11 AM, in the Annual Pass Office, at City Hall and Studio Services, at Park entrances, and via the Infinity Annual Pass phone line.

* available for certain types of Annual Passes

What does this mean for you? Are you excited about the updates?

I’d love to hear your views!

Alyssa xxx

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