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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

Disney Fandaze

Disney FanDaze Inaugural Party

Learn – or learn more about the full schedule of events for this unforgettable evening!

Today, Themed Packages for the Disney FanDaze Inaugural Party go on sale.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the highlights of this event – sure to be the most FAN-tastic of the year – which will take place on 2 June. Featuring unique shows and unforgettable encounters with rare Characters including the introduction of a never-before-seen Disney Character! This is

THE event to celebrate Disney fans while enjoying special access to Walt Disney Studios Park®.

DISNEY CHARACTERS LIKE YOU’VE NEVER SEEN THEM BEFORE

Breathtaking new outfits

Mickey, Minnie, Duffy, ShellieMay, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, and Pluto will greet fans dressed in the most extravagant outfits – created especially for Disney FanDaze, the biggest fan event of the year! These colourful new outfits will add a special twist to some of our most beloved stars. Innovative both in design and material, they’ll speak to fans’ inner fashionista and quickly become the latest in Character couture!

A world first appearance from a brand new Disney FanDaze VIP Character!

You all have been waiting for the news! For the first time ever at any Disney Park,

Ortensia, dearest friend of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, will make history by joining the Disney FanDaze VIP family!

Amazing Disney Character encounters

We recently teased that fans would be able to meet over 50 Disney Characters, some of them for the first time ever. They range from the well-known – VIPs with brand new costumes – to the most rare, like Horace Horsecollar, Clarabelle Cow and Clara Cluck. Guests will also be able to meet Sulley, Boo, and for the first time ever at Disneyland Paris George Sanderson and Needleman from Monsters Inc., Joy and Sadness, Bolt, Duffy and ShellieMay, Kuzco and Kronk, Quasimodo and Esmeralda, Elena of Avalor, Gauchito, Burrito, and the beautiful Yaya from The Three Caballeros.

The Disney FanDaze Inaugural Party will also feature an exclusive reunion with friends from the Disney Afternoon. Your pals from Darkwing Duck, Goof Troop, TaleSpin and Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers will be delighted to pose for a snap with their favourite fans. Characters from Hercules, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Treasure Planet, and even some of your Big Hero 6 friends will be all over the park and excited to meet with you during the Disney FanDaze Inaugural Party.

The Incredibles

This year marks the release of Disney•Pixar’s much-awaited Incredibles 2. On this occasion, our favourite super heroes Mr. & Mrs. Incredible will meet guests at the Art of Disney Animation during the Inaugural Party. What’s more, and for the very first time at Disneyland Paris, Frozone will be there and ready to chill with his fans alongside his Incredible friends.

Heroes and Villains Alley

For the first time ever, witness around 16 Disney Heroes and Villains such as Hercules and Hades, Li Shang and Shan Yu, facing off in the heart of Walt Disney Studios Park. You better keep your camera and phone close, because you never know when an amazing photo opportunity will arise.

BRAND NEW SHOWS, FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Dance your Duck Tales Parade

You won’t want to miss the Dance your DuckTales Parade. Featuring all of your favorite ducks, including Scrooge McDuck, Huey, Dewey, Louie and Launchpad McQuack flying in on their Hot Air Balloons from Duckburg, while more than 40 performers bring the streets to life! If you’re looking to make incredible memories, this quacking good time in the street is sure to fit the bill!

NEW! PJ’s DJ Party!

Get your groove on and jam to great Disney musical hits with this exciting Dance Party in Production Courtyard!

Max-Live! Gettin’ Goofy with It

This nighttime spectacular will undoubtedly be the highlight of the party. Don’t miss Max’s big debut as he shoots for superstardom on the Production Courtyard stage, completely re-themed for this magnificent concert. Max, in his stunning new outfit, is totally in charge of his own smashing line- up. He’s got bright lights, awesome music, mega sound, cutting-edge video, a rockin’ dance crew, and cool friends dropping by! With more than 30 new outfits created especially for this show, Judy Hopps, Kuzco, and even Stitch will be there to rock your night with Max!

Jumba & Pleakley’s Mission: Stitch!

Speaking of Stitch and only for the Inaugural Party, Disney FanDaze presents Jumba & Pleakley’s Mission: Stitch! The popular interactive show “Stitch Live!” will be hosted by none other than Jumba and Pleakley. Our friends from Lilo & Stitch will take over the Space Traffic Control and help Stitch escape from Captain Gantu. You won’t want to miss this!

NEW! Oh My, Ortensia!

Oswald is coming to Hollywood Boulevard in the Roaring Twenties and introducing his dearest friend, Ortensia! This is THE big news in town, and they will surely be followed by photographers, reporters and enthusiastic newsboys!

The Farewell Street Party!

A perfect night deserves a perfect ending. More than 80 Disney Characters from the event will end the evening on a magical note with a grand parade – a last chance for an unparalleled photo opportunity!

A PREMIUM EXPERIENCE

An atmosphere unlike anything seen before

For one night only, we’re transforming Walt Disney Studios Park into a dazzling Disney FanDaze universe. At Disney Studio 1 and Place de Rémy, live musicians will fuel the party vibe throughout the night with Disney songs. And photographers will wander the streets, capturing beautiful images of the night’s true stars – YOU, our fans.

An evening of exclusive access to attractions

Walt Disney Studios Park will open its gates exclusively for fans during the Disney FanDaze Inaugural Party. From an epic 13-floor plunge on the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror to being shrunk down to the size of a rat in Ratatouille: The Adventure, this is an exclusive evening with a limited number of tickets that no fan will ever forget.

NEW! Oswald’s Sing-Along Challenge

For one night only, you’ll have the chance to be the brightest star on one of the most famous stages in Walt Disney Studios® Park: Animagique Theater. Warm up your vocal cords for a magical Sing- Along contest. It’s guaranteed to be a great time, and if you hit the right notes, you could win some exciting prizes including the chance to rub shoulders with Oswald and Ortensia!

A grand raffle with a fairy tale prize

A raffle ticket is included in your package, and could win you a dream night in the luxurious Sleeping Beauty Suite at Disneyland® Hotel.

Tasty treats and exclusive souvenirs

Guests will savour unique flavours from original menus created just for Disney FanDaze and served up at restaurants and gourmet kiosks, while exclusive limited edition merchandise is sure to delight the most dedicated of Disney collectors.

Show Your Inner Disney!

Every fan has a unique Disney style they can’t wait to show off, and Disney FanDaze Inaugural Party invites fans to do just that! Disney pins, hats, ears and other accessories will bring the Disney fantasy to life, inspired by a favourite Character or even an unforgettable Disney attraction. You can DisneyBound or wear a costume as long as you “show your inner Disney”. Each original and eccentric look is sure to be one of the evening’s major attractions! (Specific rules apply available on http://fandaze.disneylandparis.com/)

EXTRA SURPRISES TO ENJOY EVEN MORE EXCLUSIVE ENCOUNTERS

Walt Disney Imagineering conferences

If you’ve ever dreamt of meeting real life Disney Imagineers, you can enhance your experience by purchasing a ticket to a conference with the creators behind our iconic lands, attractions and shows. Special behind-the-scenes opportunities will take place in the Animagique Theater. From a focus on Disneyland Paris by Portfolio Creative Executive Tom Fitzgerald, to an exclusive peek into the world of Duffy & Friends by Walt Disney Imagineers Daniel Jue, Ethan Reed, and Charlie Watanabe, these opportunities should not be missed! (restricted access with dedicated tickets required, not included in the packages on offer (except the Ultimate FANtasia package) and the individual tickets).

A masterclass with a Disney Legend

Have you ever dreamt of meeting a real Disney animator? Disney Legend and former Disney animator Andreas Deja, who has created memorable characters such as Scar, Hercules, Gaston and Jafar, will be on hand to share exclusive insights into the art of Disney animation. You may even learn how to draw one of his famous characters, directly from the man himself at the Art of Disney Animation! (free access subject to seat availability).

The Disney FanDaze Inaugural Party is an event that promises to be like no other – a dream come true for all Disney fans, with surprises at every turn and a succession of unforgettable moments to enjoy together.

 Themed Package reservations are now exclusively open through our Reservation Center.

 Classic Packages will be released on January 22.

 Individual tickets without packages will be available at a later stage.

For realtime updates, follow @DisneyFanDaze on Twitter and Facebook, and check out http://fandaze.disneylandparis.com/ for the latest updates and announcements!

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Please note that the Disney FanDaze Inaugural Party takes place

at Walt Disney Studios Park, and availability is limited (packages and tickets) to ensure an exclusive experience.

*Only the following activities will have restricted access, and will require tickets not included in the packages on offer (except the Ultimate FANtasia package) and the individual tickets:

• Insights with Tom Fitzgerald

• Duffy & Friends with Daniel Jue, Ethan Reed, and Charlie Watanabe

*Participants will have unrestricted access to all other activities listed above.

Plus Size Disney Wish List 

The availability of Plus Sized Disney clothing is pretty crappy in the UK. This means that I end up spending hours lusting over American sites which have extortionate shipping fees and then on top of that customs fees when the items finally arrive. That being said, it doesn’t stop me doing it and I thought I’d share some of my fave items online at the moment 

Starting with Torrid 


Jack Skellington Dress – Torrid 


Coco Kimono – Torrid


Mickey Raincoat – Torrid


Mickey Leggings – Torrid


Scar T Shirt – Torrid

We had some good news in the UK when EMP UK opened here. This is an app which brings clothing from American stores to the U.K. so we can get clothing from Torrid and Hot Topic without the shipping fees. The prices tend to be higher as a result but that’s to be expected. Unfortunately at the moment the plus size availability is limited so I have only included items that I enjoy which come in a size 26/28 and above – so would fit me! 


Lilo & Stitch Dress – EMP UK


Cinderella Dress – EMP UK


Aladdin Dress – EMP UK

Yours clothing usually have some Disney design Jammies available for the plus size market so that’s nice. Right now I’m loving this cute night dress


Minnie Nightie – Yours Clothing

Etsy has a plethora of amazing companies that make bespoke Disney designs, including t shirts, dresses, cosplays etc … 

I’ve included a few of my faves right now 


 Peter Pan Mermaid Tee – Etsy 


Figment Tee – Etsy


Cheshire Cat Skirt – Etsy

 

Hocus Pocus Tee – Etsy

This little lot would cost me a small fortune to buy … a girl can dream though can’t she?  😂

What are you eyeing up online at the moment?

Alyssa xx  

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Plus Size 25th Outfits … Part One! 

With all of the merchandise and character outfits being released on social media for the DLP 25th Anniversary celebrations, it has inspired me to put together a few outfit ideas! 

Here’s the first one based on the VIPs blue and silver ensembles … 


Blue Dress – New Look Plus Size 

Silver Glitter Trainers – New Look Plus Size 

Blue and Silver hand painted Scarf – Etsy 

Silver Cardigan – Freemans 

Silver Star Crown – Crown and Glory 

How would you style a Disneybound to compliment the VIPs blue and Silver 25th outfits?! 

Alyssa xxx 

Plus Size Disney – Princess Leia 

I thought it was about time that I did a Disneybound that wasn’t Dark Side 😂

So, who else would I choose but the fabulous Princess Leia?


White long Sleeve Top – Asos Curve
Grey Jeans – Asos Curve 

Full length Cardigan – EBay 

Boots -Evans 

Leia Bun Earmuffs – Levelupnerdapparel on Etsy 

R2d2 Bag – Loungefly on Amazon 

All items linked were available for sale at the time of this blog post going live. 

I’ve taken a winter approach to this Disneybound, how would you style the iconic Princess Leia?

Lots of Love

Alyssa XX 

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Plus Size Disney – Darth Vader 

Continuing on with my ‘Season of the Force’ inspired Disney Bounds for the plus Size figured amongst us, today is the turn of Darth Vader …


Black Cape Top – Yours Clothing 

Black Jeggings – ASOS Curve 

Patent Black Boots – Simply Be 

Dark Side Ears – Detailed Custom Designs @ Queen Ursula Uk 

Lightsaber Necklace – Rubygirl on Etsy 

Vader Moulded Backpack – Loungefly on Amazon 

I would definitely wear this look … how would you style the dark lord? 

Lots of love

Alyssa xxx 

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Plus Size Disney – Boba Fett

Are you as excited about Season of the Force at Disneyland Paris as I am? 

I’m currently Outfit planning and putting together some ideas for Star Wars bounds so I thought I’d share some with you! 


Necklace – Retro Styler
Jumpsuit – Ax Paris Simply Be 

Belt – Love Ya Ya on Etsy 

Khaki Cardigan – Asos Curve 

1460 Dr Martens – Dr Marten 

How would you style a Boba Fett look? 

Lots of Love 

Alyssa XX 

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Plus Size Disney – Daisy Duck 

The sassiest duck there is, I LOVE Daisy and am super excited about this cute glam look I’ve put together for her. 


Purple Floaty Layered Dress – ASOS Curve 

Pink Glitter Bow headband – Crown and Glory 

Pink Hi Tops – Converse 

Crystal bangle set – love lemonade

Daisy Tote Bag – EBay 

All items linked were available at the time of this blog post going live. 

I think this is the perfect glamorous summer bound, what do you think? 

Lots of Love 

Alyssa XX 

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