By Andie Hagemann
Disneyland Paris and the City of Paris now shine a little brighter: to make the resort’s 30th Anniversary celebration even more special, Mickey Mouse performed a magic trick by lighting up the Eiffel Tower.
For the very first time, the French monument was lit up last month in the iridescent colors of the 30th Anniversary of Disneyland Paris. Thanks to a unique sound and light show, custom designed for the occasion, the iconic monument was illuminated during a dazzling moment created to surprise 30 guests who have a strong bond with the resort. Disneyland Paris employees who have worked at the resort since opening day, Disney VoluntEARS who give their time to philanthropic activities, fans, and loyal guests had the opportunity to watch the show in real-time from an exclusive viewing area.
These 30 guests experienced an unforgettable night, starting their evening off in Disneyland Paris. Guests enjoyed dining at Walt’s – An American Restaurant and viewing “Disney D-Light,” an emotional sequence that takes place before the nighttime spectacular, Disney Illuminations. Then, they boarded a bus that took them to an unknown destination.
Minnie Mouse welcomed these honored guests in front of the Eiffel Tower to bring them to their exclusive viewing area and Mickey became the Master of Ceremonies of an incredible show that lit up the Trocadéro gardens located in front of the monument. This spectacular display combined more than 370 lights and ended with a finale in which Mickey lit up the Eiffel Tower in the magical colors of the 30th Anniversary of Disneyland Paris.
Amazed by this unique moment, Cast Member Christiane said she had seen “an extraordinary show with the Eiffel Tower lit up in the colors of Disneyland Paris’ 30th Anniversary.” Fellow Cast Member and Disney VoluntEAR Binta added, “In 33 years of business, I have never seen such an extraordinary show!” Stéphane, another Cast Member and Disney VoluntEAR, said he was “overwhelmed with emotion when Mickey lit up the Eiffel Tower.”
For 30 years, Disneyland Paris has consistently exceeded its guests’ expectations by creating magical shows year after year. By illuminating the Eiffel Tower in the colors of its 30th Anniversary, Europe’s top tourist destination has gone one step further. This event celebrates 30 years of strong relationships between France, the City of Paris and Disneyland Paris.