Beginning October 1st, Halloween at Disneyland Paris is back!!!! From the moment guests step through those turnstiles they are surrounded by the colors, sounds and smells of fall. And pumpkins – lots and lots of pumpkins. Let’s take a walk right down the middle of Main Street U.S.A., shall we?
Perhaps the very best show of seasonal flare was in Town Square where character lanterns hung from pumpkin vines and a goulish band hangs from the rafters.
Main Street U.S.A. was dressed to the nines with ghosts of Main Street past and brightly colored bunting around every corner. Carved pumpkins adorned the rooftops, bushels of sunflowers gathered around garlands of foliage and orange street lamps help set the eerie mood – complete with witch hat and all. Don’t forget to listen closely, those friendly ghouls have a thing or two to say!
Follow the foliage down the happiest street on earth and you’ll reach the Central Plaza, where Mums in bright yellows, deep maroons and burnt oranges provide the perfect back drop for giant pumpkin heads of our favorite Fab 5. Real pumpkins litter the landscape and are a nice addition to the larger than life decor on display.
And while Sleeping Beauty’s Castle looks magnificent against all that is Fall, it’s what’s in store behind it that will put you in the Halloween mood. Over the draw bridge and through the back, Maleficent has worked her magic on a giant patch of brambles glowing green with an eerie fog pouring from it’s center. If you look closely enough, you may even spot the dragon herself molded from the vines.
Not to be overlooked is the special music chosen for this spooky section of Fantasyland with classical interpretations of Disney villain anthems such as “Kill the Beast” from Beauty and the Beast and “Battle with the Forces of Evil” from Sleeping Beauty.
Overall, the seasonal layover is spectacular this fall at Disneyland Paris. Details abound so be sure to take your time exploring all of the genius imagineering throughout the park – they have really outdone themselves.
Halloween looks good on you, DLP.