Disneyland Paris 2023

In Drama, Homepage News by Salendine Nook

During the May half term, 35 students from years 8 and 9 had the opportunity to go out to Disneyland Paris for a performing arts experience. Students arrived early on the first day at Disneyland France where they were greeted at the cast entrance of Disneyland and taken behind the scenes of where the performers rehearse for their performances. The students then took part in a ‘Disney Performing Arts’ workshop where they learned a routine from the park’s production of ‘Aladdin’ and ‘Frozen’. After this professional workshop, students had the chance to experience what the park has to offer. As a collective, we came together throughout the day to watch the 30th-anniversary parade and in the early evening, the students got the chance to see all the ‘Disney Stars on Parade’. The first day in the park ended with a spectacular drone show followed by their fireworks and projection display. On the second day in the park, students spent the morning in the studios where they got to experience how the Disney magic is made, as well as attractions that allow the feeling like they are on a film set and release their inner superhero in the new Marvel campus of the park. This opportunity allowed the students who are interested in performing arts to see how there are different career paths and opportunities available in the arts. Due to the success of the trip, it is running again in 2024 with a larger capacity to give more students the chance to experience what it is like to work and be part of the Disney family.

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