Disneyland Paris is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year and some familiar faces jetted off with their families.
Some famous faces jetted off with Forty deserving youngsters on British Airways from London City Airport this morning to join in the 25th anniversary celebrations at Disneyland Paris.
The children and adults from three London charities were joined by some famous friends including Alesha Dixon, Stacey Solomon, Joe Swash, Louie Spence and TOWIE’s Lydia Bright, for the magical day out.
This is the fourth year that British Airways and Disneyland Paris have teamed up to organise a day trip direct from the Docklands and this year it was children from Body and Soul, Fight for Peace and Oasis Children’s Venture who joined the fun.
All three charities are supported by Flying Start, British Airways’ global charity partnership with Comic Relief. Since the partnership began in 2010 the airline has raised more than £14.5 million to help sick and disadvantaged children around the world.
Today’s special passengers flew to Paris on the private flight for the day in Disneyland Paris where they will have a personal meet and greet with some of the characters, including Mickey Mouse, enjoy lunch with the stars then spend the afternoon on the attractions before flying home tonight.
They will also be able to enjoy Disney Stars on Parade, a brand new parade to celebrate the park’s 25th anniversary, and two new shows The Starlit Princess Waltz and Mickey presents ‘Happy Anniversary Disneyland Paris’.
Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon said: “It’s absolutely amazing being at Disneyland Paris – seeing everyone’s faces and everyone is so excited to be here and there is something really genuine about it. I can’t believe it has been 25 years – where has the time gone- they have gone from strength to strength and it feels good being here as it is such a special place.
“Places like this and days like this are rare for people, so for them to come here and have an amazing day out and just forget about all the cares in the world and just enjoy themselves is lovely
She added: ” The charities are incredible and the children that I have met so far have been so sweet. Disneyland Paris just reminds me of just being a child where the world is innocent and there is something really pure about it. And I think children should believe in magic for as long as they possibly become before they grow and up and become an adult.”
Stacey Solomon took along Joe Swash to Disney, Stacey said: “So lovely being here at Disneyland Paris – it’s such a magical place and with all the lovely children as well – it’s just a really lovely experience.
“I think coming to Disneyland Paris with a group of children from different children’s charities is great – gives you such a wonderful feeling.”
Joe added: “It’s amazing bringing the kids from local charities – you get a sense of excitement off of them – it kinds of bleeds into us lot.”
Disneyland Paris has welcomed more than 320 million visits since opening in 1992 (13.4 million visits in 2016).