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VIDEO: Disneyland Paris Releases First Look at Additions to ‘D-Light’ Show

Always looking to enhance the Guest experience, a new addition to “Disney D-Light” brings exciting enchantment to Disneyland Paris as they celebrate their 30th anniversary!

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Disneyland Paris opened as Euro Disney in 1992 on the heels of the success of the Tokyo Disneyland Resort. Though it featured a Main Street, U.S.A., and Fantasyland complete with Sleeping Beauty Castle just like its California counterpart, Imagineers worked hard to imbue the Park with a quintessential French charm.

Their version of the princess’ palace showcases thin, elegant towers and lines, a gorgeous Castle Walk-Through full of authentic stained glass murals, boxy topiaries designed to mimic the stylized backgrounds of Eyvind Earle, and the intriguing Dragon’s Lair beneath designed by Terri Hardin.

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Disneyland Paris describes the show:

As night falls, prepare to be amazed by a brand-new magical show with spectacular drone light choreography that illuminates the sky over Sleeping Beauty Castle as if by magic, followed by the spectacular Disney Illuminations.
It’s the perfect way to end a 30th Anniversary day!​ ​

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@DLPReport on Twitter has shared the first look at the new improvements to the original D-Light performance: the picturesque turrets of Sleeping Beauty Castle have been fitted with LED lights that allow for a magical display of color during an enchanting preshow.

 

The soft blue, purple, and pink lights glitter atop the spires, while music plays and the fountains of water jet out from the castle moat. It makes for a striking, if not beautiful, effect but many fans are torn in their responses: some want the fixture as a permanent addition to the castle, and others hope it won’t last past the holiday season.

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One reply asks Ben, the owner of the DLP Report account, “These are permanent right?”

“They better not.” replies Twitter user @mattburggraeve, implying that not everyone would like to see the changes remain.

All in all, it is exciting to see any Disney Park around the world updated, whether or not we prefer the changes to the original. It is the true embodiment of Walt’s original decree that Disneyland “never be complete.”

The newest version of “Disney D-Light” premieres on November 12, just in time for an added touch of whimsy to the Park’s Christmas cheer. Guests to the Disneyland Paris Resort can find showtimes for D-Light via the official Disney website and via the mobile app.

About Spencer Beck

Spencer is a lifelong lover of theme parks, princesses, and Disney history that recently relocated to Northern California. She completed her undergraduate studies at UCLA, where she was the founder and first president of the campus Disney Club. A former Cast Member still mourning the loss of the Disney Store, she now haunts the halls of the Walt Disney Family Museum, and shares her opinions with anyone who will listen @pinknpurble everywhere.