Disneyland Paris Rumour: Animagique to Close in Walt Disney Studios in 2015 – Good or Bad?

Disneyland Paris Rumour: Animagique to Close in Walt Disney Studios in 2015 - Good or Bad?

Disneyland Paris Rumour: Animagique to Close in Walt Disney Studios in 2015 – Good or Bad?

Posted just an hour ago from DisneylandBerry is the news that Animagique will close in 2015. We don’t have any more details, and although DisnelandBerry is a very reliable source, until confirmed by Disneyland Paris themselves, it remains a rumour.

So what do I think of this? Well I do really like Animagique, but it always sends me to sleep. That’s not because I find it boring, in fact I love the blacklight technology used, and combined with classic scenes from beloved films it seems to be a favourite for all ages that rarely sees anything but a packed theatre. It’s just very hypnotic for me, and usually quite tired from hectic days in the parks, I do find my self drifting off.

So as much as I like it when I can stay awake, I guess an attraction that I could actually enjoy in it’s entirety would be better. I asked my wife what she thought, and she said that’s really sad, it’s a classic. and my 6 year old son Lucas said ohh noo, I like that. I pushed Lucas for further information and asked if replaced with something cool like Spider-man would that be okay? He said yes or Iron man or Thor, but when I asked if he was okay with Animagique going once again, he said no.

It does seem strange that a show that packs the crowds in, performance after performance, day after day, is set to close. Maybe it’s very costly to put on, or maybe they want something more modern that they can market, should they decide to actually do that. I’m not sure we need to have everything featuring bang up to date franchises and characters – we don’t want to lose sight of how it all began, and with the removal of Animagique there will be very little to remind people of what Disney was built on.

Right next door we have CineMagique which also looks back at the classics, but for the most part it’s live action films, and not all of them are even Disney properties. So what will they put in it’s place, and will it be a show of the same ilk? It would be a shame to lose the use of blacklight, as it makes Animagique stand out from all other shows. But I can’t see them replacing it with something similar, would they not just update the scenes, like they have done previously? Maybe Lucas was being prophetic in his on the spot reaction, and maybe Marvel will take it’s place? I’d think the likes of Iron Man and Thor would be better suited for Armageddon and Tram Tour overlays, more than a show.

I guess all we can do at this point is speculate, wildly. So now it’s over to you – will you miss Animgique when it goes, and what would you like to see take its place and what do you think will take its place – two quite different answers maybe.

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As the founder of Dedicated to DLP Steve is a self confessed Disneyland Paris fanatic and has an unrivaled passion for the resort, its history and what makes it work. He has a particular love of Pirates of the Caribbean, which he often talks about as the host of the podcast and the weekly YouTube show.



5 Responses to “Disneyland Paris Rumour: Animagique to Close in Walt Disney Studios in 2015 – Good or Bad?”

  1. Figgygirl says:

    If this is true it will be a great loss in my opinion. Many adults and children love this show. The songs are still current, and children love the Characters that they may not see elsewhere in the parks. I always enjoy watching Mickey and Donald there.
    The Studios needs a show like this for young children to enjoy, along with Playhouse Junior and Stitch Live.
    It depends what they intend to replace it with.

  2. Figgygirl says:

    I know some people would like to see Animagique replaced with Philharmagic, but I like the different Attractions that DLP has that you cannot see in other Disney Parks. That’s what makes it unique.
    They should spend some money replacing the disgusting clip from the X rated movie The Exorcist in Cinemagique before doing anything else, and update Disney Junior with new Character puppets and songs.
    That is what people are asking for.

  3. Isabel Girão says:

    I’m like you , many times I went to see it and found muself sleeping trough most of the show, can’t say I’ll miss it really… I prefer much more Cinemagique.

  4. th3m3 p4rk says:

    I enjoy the show every time I visit but I feel that if I wasn’t such a Disney addict I would not enjoy the show. It would be good if it was replaced with something a bit more modern but still with actors… maybe marvel

  5. Geno says:

    It would be a massive shame to see the back of such an original dlp show but moving forward and taking into account the positive impact of pixar in the studios park this would make a great site for monsters inc laugh floor also given the fact that there is a monsters inc photo opp right outside. It’ll be very interesting to see what choices are made to replace this much loved attraction.

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