Shows at Disneyland Paris (30th Anniversary Addition)

With the 30th Anniversary of Disneyland Paris in full swing, there are so many new and fantastic shows in both Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studio Parks.

We are going to run through the shows that are currently available to watch, where to watch them and which ones we would highly recommend (HINT: all of them are awesome!)


The Lion King: Rhythms of the Pride Lands show (Pre-Booking Required and Additional Fee)

If you love The Lion King (who doesn’t), and you love the music from the film, this show is right up your street. It is a 30 minute show full of singing, music and dancing, it takes all the iconic moments from the film and translates them to a stage show!

We saw this show in October and we loved it, it was so vibrant and the acrobats were spell-bounding! We would highly recommend paying the extra £13.43 per person (if you can of course). The show are on everyday at 12.00, 13.00, 15.35, and 16.35 and they are a really good way to split up the day!

The show can be booked using the Disneyland Paris App.

This show takes place in the Frontierland Theatre, which is located in Frontierland and can be found fairly easily with all the Cast Members there to help and give directions.

Mickey’s PhilharMagic

If you are like us, and you love 4D Cinema experiences, you and the kids will love this. It stars Donald Duck and a whole host of characters from your favourite Disney films, including Beauty and The Beast, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Peter Pan, Aladdin and new from July 2021, Coco.

Expect wind and water to be splashed on you

We saw this show in 2019 and we really really enjoyed it! We did not manage to watch the show on our last trip, but it is 100% on our list for our next trip. The queues are fairly quiet and you shouldn’t have to wait long which is also a plus.

This attraction can be found in Discoveryland right next to the Star Wars Starport and close to the Star Tours attraction.

Dream… and Shine Brighter (30th Anniversary Day Time Show)

This is a day time show, which celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Disneyland Paris.

It takes place 4 times a day and lasts for around 30 minutes and starts on Main Street U.S.A. and finishes in front of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle. HINT: From what I understand, you try your best to get a good spot just in front of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle as the show ends there and the characters alternate between 4 or 5 stages!

It features an array of characters including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Pluto, Goofy, Woody and Jessie (Toy Story), Miguel (Coco), Judy Hoops and Nick Wilde (Zootopia), and Joy (Inside Out).

It also has the most catchy song, amazing new outfits and awesome dancers! It is a must see and we can’t wait to watch the show many times over!

Disney Illuminations

We can’t do a blog post about shows at Disneyland Paris without talking about the Illuminations. They take place every night at 23.00 (which is really quiet late) but might be worth doing if you can.

It is a spectacular show and something you have to watch at least once!


Mickey and the Magician Show (Pre-Booking Required and Additional Fee)

This a new and limited show that has come to the Studios for the 30th Anniversary!

It features Mickey (of course) and a host of other beloved characters such as, Genie (Aladdin), Lumiere (Beauty and the Beast), Rafiki (The Lion King) and Elsa (Frozen) to name a few.

We have not seen this show yet, but we have it already booked for our next trip. Just like The Lion King show, you have to book in advance and it costs £13.43 per person. The show is approx 30 minutes long and there are lots of tricks, songs and dancing! We are really looked forward to watching this show and we know our daughter is going to love it!

This show is located in the Animagique Theatre (right next to the Monsters Inc. photo opportunity) and there are 5 shows every day, at 12, 13.05, 14.10, 16.25 and 17.30.

The Disney Junior Dream Factory

This is a fairly new show to the Studio’s, we were lucky enough to see it last time we went to Disneyland Paris and wow it was so so good.

It is a fun packed show and has some really cool characters taking part which include Mickey and Minnie, Timon, Vampirina and Fancy Nancy.

It takes place at the Production Courtyard and lasts around 20 minutes and we would highly recommend taking the time out to check this show out.

Stitch Live!

This attraction is such an underrated experience! We have done this a couple of times and loved it every time!

Stitch chats to the audience via a satellite link and deviates from the scripted lines by interacting with the guests. It is such an amazing experience, we highly recommend it.

The best thing to do, is to check out the show times when you arrive into the Park and then make an a point of putting aside 30 minutes to do this show!

Our daughter loves Stitch and I am convinced it is partly because of this show!

Frozen: A Musical Invitation

If your kids are fans of Frozen, then this is the show you have to go and see!

Your experience starts in Kristoff’s Barn, where you will be greeted by Sven and Kristoff singing and performing, then be met by Anna before having an opportunity to have a sing-a-long with Elsa.

It is a really amazing experience and would definitely recommend doing it! Afterwards if the queues aren’t too big you can meet Olaf too, which is a great way to finish off the Frozen experience.

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