First details have emerged on the Halloween 2020 season at Disneyland Paris and it looks set to be a character filled number of weeks as guests snap selfies with some familiar friends and foes.
The staple Autumnal festival is set to look and feel very different to what foolish mortals are used to as social distancing and other vitally important safety measures during this time of global pandemic has meant many key elements have been altered or removed entirely.
Meet Mickey Mouse, currently being used as a dedicated selfie spot for the main mouse and his best pals, will get spookified this year as Mickey and the gang will be taking to the stage in their favourite Halloween costumes of previous years.
Meanwhile over in Walt Disney Studios Park, the Disney Villains will take full advantage of Studio Theater while the Avengers take a leave of absence from the new selfie spot. From 1st October guests can encounter the likes of Captain Hook, Cruella de Ville and Jafar in the Production Courtyard venue.
Just as selfie spots currently operate, these two new locations allow guests to interact and grab a quick photo with Disney characters from a safe social distance. Given the nature of both locations these spots are very popular as you will come across multiple characters in the one visit.
Elsewhere in Fantasyland, a number of other famous foes will be found throughout Disneyland Park, celebrating the most wicked time of year. Maleficent will once again return with her brambles upon the Castle Courtyard, this time presiding over her handiwork from the castle balcony. When not at Studio Theater, Captain Hook will also be found in and another the park on select days.
Perhaps most exciting however, and by far the standout feature of Halloween 2020 is the chance to catch a selfie with the Queen of the Sea herself, Ursula. After a beloved debut in last year’s ‘Are You Brave Enough?’ show, the menacing witch will once again be found on the Castle Stage, this time welcoming guests as an unique selfie spot.
Of course, given safety concerns and measures of 2020 this does mean a number of Halloween favourites will not be returning for this year. Any shows that may usually perform on the Castle Stage and the beloved parade/mini-show hybrid Mickey’s Halloween Celebration will not be returning. This is primarily a safety decision as social distancing is still vitally important and it would not be sensible to have crowds gather anywhere in the resort.
Rest assured however the traditional, harvest and Dia de los Muertos decorations fans know and love from the season will return once again along with the promise of more surprises for guests this Halloween 2020. Although it will be different, Disneyland Paris is sure to be the best place to celebrate the spookiest time of year once again.
Disney’s Halloween Festival returns to Disneyland Paris from 26th Setepmber – 1st November 2020.