Disneyland® Paris Welcomes A Star-Studded Gathering Of Celebrities For The Grand Re-Opening Of The Iconic Five-Star Disneyland Hotel
Celebrities in attendance included actresses Nicola Coughlan and Eleanor Tomlinson, as well as musician Isabel Getty
They were joined by Belgian-French actress Virginie Efira, French actor and model Lucas Bravo, French racing driver Pierre Gasly and designer Christian Louboutin, amongst others
Disneyland Paris set the stage for a star-studded launch event this weekend, where a host of celebrities gathered to celebrate the grand reopening of the Disneyland Hotel. Guests enjoyed unprecedented hospitality, fine dining, and uniquely Disney entertainment, all while immersing themselves in an experience inspired by Disney’s royal stories. Additionally, a series of special events unfolded at the hotel over the weekend, marking its emergence as the world’s first five-star hotel dedicated to Disney royalty following a two-year renovation.
Celebrities in attendance, along with their friends and family, included renowned actresses Nicola Coughlan and Eleanor Tomlinson as well as musician Isabel Getty. They were joined by other famous faces, including Belgian-French actress Virginie Efira French actor and model Lucas Bravo, French racing driver Pierre Gasly and designer Christian Louboutin.
As some of the inaugural guests to stay at the reimagined Disneyland Hotel and experience its luxurious amenities, visitors also enjoyed a series of special surprises and activities to commemorate its reopening. After stepping into the breath-taking lobby of the hotel, Nicola, Eleanor and Isobel struck royal poses alongside Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Princesses and Princes, including Jasmine and Aladdin, Rapunzel and Flynn Ryder, Mulan, Pocahontas, Aurora, Phillip and Tiana and Naveen.
All of the royal guests were then treated to an enchanted moment, as the majestic lobby turned into a magical ballroom to host the Royal Ball, specially created for the star-studded event. Before the clock struck midnight, Cinderella and Prince Charming, Snow White and her Prince took to the floor and danced a waltz to a medley of Disney of songs. To top off the night, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse also participated in a magical moment celebrating Disney royalty.
This fairy-tale ceremony concluded in the most magical way, with the iconic façade of Disneyland Hotel coming to life during a unique projection show designed exclusively for the occasion. Using her magic wand, the Fairy Godmother led the special guests on a journey to the heart of the most beautiful Disney royal stories through a montage of animated moments celebrating Disney Animation movies such as Aladdin, Cinderella, Moana, and Frozen. Meanwhile, the little ones were captivated by their very own Royal Disney Encounter at the Royal Kids Club, providing an opportunity to mingle with Disney Princesses.
The enchantment continued for celebrity guests with a magical meet-and-greet with Elsa in the one-of-a-kind Royal Frozen Suite, bringing huge smiles to everyone’s faces. They were transported to Queen Elsa’s Ice Palace atop the North Mountain from Frozen, where they enjoyed the hotel’s grandest and most immersive experience yet, with everything decorated with a flurry of ice magic and complete with a breath-taking view of the iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle. A shimmering ice chandelier elevates the room’s elegant silver and blue décor, while elegant materials that create transparency, lights, and reflection enhance every detail, ensuring guests can feel an emotional connection with the beloved story.
The Disneyland Hotel experience wouldn't be complete without savouring its exquisite culinary delights and curated beverage selections. The highlight of this gastronomic adventure was the magnificent Royal Banquet dinner, inspired by the reception rooms found in castles around the globe. This special dining occasion invited guests to savour a regal feast within a gallery adorned with paintings depicting diverse Disney royal families, ensuring a truly enchanting experience.
The celebrities not only relished their stay at the Disneyland Hotel but also made the most of their visit to Disneyland Paris by immersing themselves in the resort's enchanting attractions. Nicola, Eleanor, and Isabel spent their day enjoying iconic rides, exploring immersive lands, and witnessing the magic of various shows. Highlights included The Lion King: Rhythms of the Pride Lands at Frontierland Theater and Disney Stars on Parade in Fantasyland, Disneyland Park.
The evening culminated in the dazzling night-time show, Disney Electrical Sky Parade & Disney Dreams!, at Central Plaza, Main Street, U.S.A., Disneyland Park. These awe-inspiring spectacles created unforgettable moments for the celebrities and their families, leaving them with cherished memories to treasure for a lifetime.
Talking about the Disneyland Hotel, Nicola Coughlan said “The Disneyland Hotel is incredible; it's magical, immersive, and so much fun! I’m staying in the Beauty and the Beast-themed room, and everything is so well thought out; they literally just transport you into a Disney movie. I didn't know what it would be like seeing Mickey Mouse coming to dinner, and then Goofy, seeing all the kids get so excited, and seeing their joy just brings you joy.”
Eleanor Tomlinson added her thoughts about the impressive Disneyland Hotel, saying “I feel like a princess, I really do. I'm full princess energy right now! The Disneyland Hotel is gorgeous; it's just spectacular in every way, and it's a magical experience. Everywhere you turn, there's one of your favourite characters – the kids just adore it.”
Isabel Getty recounted her impressions of the Disneyland Hotel, saying “It’s new, it's vibrant, it's creative, the energy is so fantastic, and everyone just wants to have a good time. You really feel like you're in this kind of dream world.”
About the Re-opening of the Disneyland Hotel
Disneyland Paris reopened the doors of its landmark hotel last week following a complete reimagination. The royally reimagined Disneyland Hotel invites all guests – especially children – to experience an immersive journey into royal Disney stories combined with unparalleled hospitality, fine dining and uniquely Disney entertainment. Located at the entrance to Disneyland Park it offers world-class hospitality, vibrant storytelling, unique entertainment, creative dining, and all the amenities and services expected of an international five-star hotel – even for our youngest guests. At the heart of the experience are 800 Cast Members, each trained to an extraordinary standard of service so that every guest receives royal treatment.
"The reopening of Disneyland Hotel marks a new milestone in the transformation of Disneyland Paris, extending our legacy as a leader in the European tourism industry with a unique blend of storytelling and service excellence, not to mention our exceptional capacity to welcome families," said Natacha Rafalski, Présidente of Disneyland Paris. "We are thrilled to unveil this a one-of-a-kind five-star property celebrating beloved Disney royalty, which represents one of the most immersive hotels in Europe today.
“We have been hard at work these past years to reimagine what this iconic landmark could look and feel like. We rebuilt everything from the inside out, and today… we are so proud to share with you this unique experience, combining an unprecedented level of immersive storytelling and world-class hospitality, thanks to the dedication of our wonderful Cast Members and Imagineers,” added Rafalski.
The level of Disney storytelling integration in Disneyland Hotel was made possible by the work of Disneyland Paris teams, including Walt Disney Imagineering and its unique collaboration with Walt Disney Animation Studios, combined with the excellence of French and European companies renowned for their expertise and savoir-faire in a wide range of artistic skills – in total, more than 200 from France and across Europe. The result is a singular, immersive experience that pays homage to royal Disney stories and celebrated European landmarks.
The third largest hotel owner-operator in France, close to Paris, Disneyland Paris blends magic, service excellence and immersive storytelling with families in mind, at seven distinct Disney hotels. Offering 5,700 rooms and suites, Disneyland Paris is the number one hotel chain in France for families, with a range of offerings for many needs and budgets.
Furthermore, Disneyland Paris is the number one hotel operator among European theme parks. The resort’s seven Disney Hotels extend the magic of the parks for guests to stay engaged in Disney storytelling for their entire stay – a must-do and a true escape for guests to spend time with family and friends. Each hotel has its own distinct atmosphere for an unforgettable visit, with exclusive offerings and carefully chosen themes that integrate Disney franchises with European audiences specifically in mind.
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About Disneyland Paris
Disneyland Paris first opened its doors in April 1992 and has grown with its guests to become Europe’s number one tourist destination with over 375 million visits since its opening. Today, it is a multi-day resort offering two world-class theme parks, seven themed Disney hotels, the Disney Village® entertainment complex, and one of the top integrated corporate events venues in Europe. Disneyland Paris employs 18,000 employees, in more than 500 different jobs and with 124 nationalities represented.