I found the Halloween Pageant in its 2021 version on the launch weekend, October 1 and a couple of. On this event, I used to be capable of take a look at all of the festivities, with conferences of Disney Villains, snacks, shock cavalcades and strolling on Important Avenue USA and Frontierland the place the ghosts and pumpkin males are concentrated this yr! I already launched a Halloween 2021 vlog for you however did I get pleasure from this season? Right here is my opinion on the Halloween Pageant 2021 at Disneyland Paris:
No Halloween parade however…
Because of the well being disaster, the parades have been suspended since March 2020 at Disneyland Paris. Whereas the state of affairs appears to be getting higher and a PCR take a look at or a Well being Cross is obligatory to entry the Disney parks, sporting a masks stays obligatory even outdoors at Disneyland Paris and gatherings are discouraged as a lot as potential. The absence of a day by day assembly represented by the parades is maintained to at the present time and if we have now lengthy hoped to see the Halloween Cavalcade return in its full model, ultimately it’s not so…
Nevertheless, as in 2020, Disneyland Paris parades the floats of the so-called Cavalcade randomly in the course of the day, however one after the other with out an appointment schedule in order to not generate a gathering whereas ready for the floats to go. This yr’s stars are in fact the Dragon from Maleficent, from the Disney Stars on Parade, which we hadn’t seen since winter 2020 and the Manor float with Mickey!
It was a pleasure to see these two once more, and to listen to the music related to them resonate!
Fewer Disney characters in Selfie Spots?
I noticed the dangerous information as quickly as I entered Disneyland Park. this yr, nobody greets guests outdoors the City Sq. gazebo… Final yr, Donald and Daisy in Halloween apparel added to the festivities however this yr… nothing.
Max and Goofy are again in City Sq.. Sew close to Casey’s Nook and Mickey and Buddies at Meet Mickey Mouse. And that is it for this yr, good guys. On the Villains facet, however, Disneyland Paris has gone all out with a set of 4 Disney Villains on the Studio Theater on the Walt Disney Studios and one other of three Villains on the stage of the Théâtre du Château in Disneyland Park. Rely 1h to 1h30 of ready on the weekend for Studio Theater and about 1h on the Disneyland Park which provides him, however a free house of entry to see the Villains with out essentially taking a photograph as shut as potential to them!
On the Magic Photographs facet, these arrived this week, AFTER the primary weekend (sure, logical..) and are nearly an identical to final yr, besides that the one on the Citadel has been changed by Huge Thunder Mountain!
Snacks … disappointing.
Shortbread, shortbread, extra shortbread… Ah! And donuts too! Joking apart, I have been stating the dearth of renewal of snacks at Disneyland Paris for a very long time and 2021 is not going to actually be an exception. Whereas the provide is increasing with new merchandise akin to Ursula Croquants, Maleficent Cupcake and Obscure Chocolate Moelleux, different classics are making a comeback akin to Ursula Donuts, Cruella Shortbread, muffins, shortbread (another sure ) Mickey and the Croc’ black cheese.
An excessive amount of shortbread kills the shortbread, and kills the gluttony so far as I am involved. Unsurprisingly, I would not brag about these and my expectation was notably centered on the Maleficent Cupcake and the Ursula Crunchies. If the primary is a delight, visible and gustatory with its chocolate cake with a crimson fruit coronary heart topped with a white chocolate mousse, the crunchy ones are an absolute disappointment.
What I hoped to be mozza sticks in view of the official visible, are actually solely cheese crackers, most definitely composed of a shortcrust pastry (sure sure…) and Emmental cheese. Level. At 6€, we anticipate greater than a packet of aperitif crackers, proper?
My opinion on the connoisseur Halloween menus at Disneyland Paris!
Fortunate Nugget, Café Hyperion or Annette’s Diner: it is as much as you to decide on the place you’ll go to get pleasure from a Halloween burger this yr! So, if I remorse that solely burgers are provided when a menu impressed by Thanksgiving, for instance, would have completely had its place on the Fortunate Nugget, I notice all the identical that the menus examined up to now are slightly excellent and really beneficiant.
Though a bit costly (€17 on the Café Hyperion and €24 on the Fortunate Nugget), this yr’s Halloween menus are scrumptious, hearty, from one burger to a different: completely different. I did not actually consider within the Fortunate Nugget provide on paper, however after insisting, I attempted it anyway and it is a good shock! I might return with pleasure even to style the Pulled Pork burger and its candied onions once more! The Fortunate Nugget dessert stays, nevertheless, unsurprising with one other sunday – Fortunate Nugget = sunday – topped with two items of excellent Carrot Cake.
The Café Hyperion provide is superb, from the burger to the dessert! Unique dessert by the way in which with a “poisoned” apple that’s gentle, recent and never as tart as one may anticipate! The burger in the meantime went candy and salty, with crimson cabbage pickles, gentle pepper sauce and purple bread!
Fewer decorations than in 2020
From Important Avenue USA to Fantasyland, the ornament has been lightened. No ghosts on the posts of the City Sq. bandstand, no Mickey Pumpkin Head on the lampposts of Important Avenue USA, no brambles of Maleficent behind the Citadel (in all probability as a result of the courtyard is invaded by a part of the work on the Sleeping Magnificence Citadel) and no character pumpkins on the Central Plaza levels.
My opinion: undoubtedly, the Disneyland Paris 2021 Halloween Pageant is a lightweight model of what it was in 2020… And I would not even point out the Disney Village the place the absence of Halloween decorations (even recycled ones) is sorely felt.
Conclusion – My opinion on Halloween 2021 at Disneyland Paris: good or dangerous concept?
There’s good and dangerous this yr. 2020 was synonymous with actual festivities at Disneyland Paris, and every part had been achieved to rejoice Halloween to the fullest, regardless of the well being context which led us to a brand new closure of the vacation spot. Alas, 2021 is only a shadow of final season, as if little effort was made this time round.
We take nice pleasure to find the Dragon in fact, the Cavalcades and seeing the Villains invade the Disney Parks. We benefit from the menus and the snacks if we’re not too choosy and we’re actually hungry. Nevertheless, the comparability to final season, within the rather more tense well being context, is painful and in my view, the covid doesn’t excuse every part.
I might not go as far as to say that it’s a flop, as a result of there are actually good sides to this season, particularly the presence of the Villains Disney and the Cavalcades, however personally, I’m already watching Christmas arrive, disenchanted who I’m by this Halloween season 2021.
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