Sparkle & fireworks in Disneyland

So, at the end of December we were in Disneyland Paris for a few days and while we were there I saw (on my phone) Herba’s ‘Mach Was’ challenge reminder. This time the theme is fireworks and her call to the challenge even features some Disneyland fireworks!  Even though I am pretty incapacitated right now on the couch with the flu, I couldn’t let that challenge pass me by…

This was my first time in Disneyland and yes, everything is about happiness and sparkle and fireworks. We arrived at Disneyland in the afternoon and not long after our arrival were treated to the Disney parade with all sorts of Disney characters…

The first fireworks (of sorts) came from a dragon!

As it got dark, everything truly came to sparkle, with the most sparkling of all the Disney Castle!
IMG_8109There was a nice angle of Tinkerbell in front of the castle, which had a magical quality…

There were Christmas lights and a sparkling Christmas tree…

Mr Esther and I don’t do rollercoasters (the kids did) but there was enough spectacle and fire to be had even without rollercoasters. We saw a car stunt show, which featured Lightning McQueen (from Cars) at the beginning, much to de delight of my 16 year old son who used to love Cars when he was little.

There were stunts with motorbikes…

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… and stunts with cars with a grand finale of a car jumping through fire with some fireworks in the background!

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There was some inner sparkle seeing the Walt Disney with Mickey statue…

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… and spotting Disney characters throughout the park, like Goofy in a Christmas outfit…

IMG_2940We also did a Studio Tour where the fireworks were all pyrotechnics, showing a truck and an oil dril site on fire…

Extra inner sparkle for me was when I saw none other than Jeremy Irons narrating the action on the studio tour bus… I think the film was at least 10 years old (probably older) but that didn’t matter, Jeremy Irons is always a joy to look at!

We also went to the Frozen singalong which had it’s fair amount of sparkle and on film fireworks…

The most spectacular fireworks or all, however, were shown during the fireworks show at the end of each evening, at 10 pm right before closing time. There was a light show projected on the castle with lots of fireworks to go with that. We tried taking pictures but most of them didn’t quite come out well…

… so Mr Esther filmed some of the fireworks. I won’t bore you with uploading everything he filmed but here is the grand finale…

Apparently it was the 25th birthday of Disneyland Paris in 2017, so after the fireworks this was shown, projected on the castle…

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Yes, it was all quite spectacular and, despite the kitsch, we had a great time! Perfect way to end the old year and look forward with new hope to 2018. Happy New Year everyone!

11 thoughts on “Sparkle & fireworks in Disneyland

  1. Wow! Those fireworks!…
    I’ll show your photos to my daughter when she’s back for she is still a great fan of Cars (same age as your son, a question of generation).
    She will probably ask her father to gi to Disneyland Paris next time she’ll be on holiday in Paris to see him.

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    1. I don’t know if they have the fireworks all year or just in winter when it’s dark earlier but it is a beautiful sight to see.
      Cars – yes, still popular with my son as well! Yup, it’s a generational thing. 🙂

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