The Disneyland Hotel at Disneyland Paris is set to reopen on January 25, 2024 after undergoing a massive royal transformation. One of the highlights of the reimagined hotel will be the Royal Banquet, a character dining experience located inside the hotel. Disney recently revealed exclusive new artwork that will be displayed throughout the Royal Banquet, offering guests a royal feast amidst an impressive gallery celebrating famous Disney royal stories.
Overview of the Disneyland Hotel
The Disneyland Hotel originally opened in 1992 and has always been the crown jewel of hotels at Disneyland Paris. Perched majestically at the entrance to Disneyland Park, the Victorian-inspired hotel provides stunning views of the parks and offers a quintessential Disney experience with its attention to detail and immersive theming. The hotel closed in 2021 for a major renovation and royal reimagining. When it reopens, guests will be transported into the world of Disney royalty through ornate fixtures, one-of-a-kind artwork, custom fabrics, and subtle decorative details celebrating beloved characters and scenes from classic animated films.
Details About the Royal Banquet Artwork
The Royal Banquet will invite guests to attend a royal feast inside the hotel, surrounded by an exclusive art gallery featuring larger-than-life portraits of Disney royalty.
Prologue Dining Room
The first room guests will enter is the Prologue Dining Room, which showcases Disney heroes before their stories begin. Portraits include:
Young Arthur pulling the sword from the stone
Young Kida as a child princess in Atlantis
Merida’s family woven tapestry
The buffet area highlights famous Disney chefs and their iconic food creations:
Raya’s chef makes shrimp congee
Kronk presents his spinach puffs
The Three Fairies present Aurora’s birthday cake
This intimate space shines a light on some of Disney’s most infamous villains:
Fittingly circular in shape, the Carousel room depicts famous Disney steeds:
Maximus from Tangled
Sven from Frozen
Abu from Aladdin
Behind the Scenes Look
The artwork was created through collaboration between Walt Disney Imagineering and Walt Disney Animation Studios. Each custom piece was made exclusively for the Royal Banquet to bring these stories and characters to life in a unique way.” We worked hand in hand to select the stories and characters to represent,” said Thomas Müller, Set Designer. “We wanted to surprise guests and make them discover the details of each painting.” The art spans both classic and modern tales from The Little Mermaid and Sleeping Beauty to newer stories like Frozen and Raya and the Last Dragon. The diverse cuisine at the Royal Banquet also draws inspiration from the cultures showcased in the art.
Completing the Royal Experience
The totality of the artwork and theming situates guests inside some of Disney’s most iconic royal stories. As the final touch, Mickey Mouse and the Disney gang will greet guests in special new regal costumes custom-made exclusively for the Royal Banquet. From the décor to cuisine to one-of-a-kind character interactions, the Royal Banquet offers a completely immersive royal dining spectacle for guests of the Disneyland Hotel. While artistic in nature, the new artwork serves a greater purpose of bringing these stories into the real world for fans to experience like never before.
The Disneyland Hotel is set to regain its status as the crown jewel of Disneyland Paris when its doors reopen on January 25th. For any guest lucky enough to experience the Royal Banquet, they can expect to be transported into the magical world of Disney royalty through exclusive art displays, themed cuisine, and character dining worthy of any prince or princess.