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CinéMagique

Step into the magic the movies!

CinéMagique, starring Martin Short and Julie Delpy, proudly pays tribute to the magic of cinema with a silver screen like no other, blurring the lines between reality and cinematic history.

An interrupted performance of some classic black and white pictures quickly leads to an action-packed journey through movie milestones from around the world. From the heart of a Wild West shoot-out you're blasted into the sky above London with Mary Poppins, before climbing onboard a disaster-struck Titanic and landing in the dark domain of Darth Vader!

With a romantic pursuit of true love and and a pin-sharp wit, this triumph of special effects and imagination leads you all the way to a fairytale finale on the Yellow Brick Road!

  • May frighten some
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Stumble into a timeline of movie greats on a silver screen where anything can happen.

  • Opening Date

    16th March 2002

  • Attraction Type

    Cinema show with special effects

  • Performances

    Up to 8 daily

  • Duration

    15 minutes

  • Capacity

    1,100 Guests per showing

  • Suitablility
    • Children 3-7
    • Children 8-12
    • Young Adults
    • Adults
    • Seniors

Trivia

  • CinéMagique takes its main theme from Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (1964), with additional original music by Bruce Broughton (Le Visionarium, Honey I Shrunk The Audience). Music from Star Wars and Gone With the Wind is also notably used during the film.
  • The art deco Disney Studio 2, or the "Studio Theatre", is thematically the main screening room of Walt Disney Studios - the place where crew gather at the end of a shoot to review their footage, or where old films are screened for reference.
  • When George returns through the screen thanks to the Knight's sword, his suit is ripped and torn exactly as it was in the film, thanks to the Arabian suitor's machete.
  • Whilst Marguerite's costume changes for each picture she steps into, since she is a part of "the magic of the movies", George's costume only changes right at the end, when he kisses Marguerite before The Wizard of Oz finale, signifying his acceptance into the world of movies for happily ever after. As he grows closer to Marguerite, George's competence in French also begins to improve rapidly.
  • In 2003, the Themed Entertainment Association presented its highly prestigious Attraction of the Year award to CinéMagique, a unique accolade from creators, developers, designers and producers all within the themed entertainment industry itself.
  • For its original run in Discoveryland, Captain EO was known under the name CinéMagique, with all signage and park map listings using the name. Disneyland Paris is therefore the only Disney resort to have had two completely different attractions both use the same name!

La Sortie des Usines Lumière à Lyon is the earliest film featured, dating from 1895 and often regarded as the first real motion picture ever made

Tips

  • Arrive at least 10 minutes before your chosen performance time to secure the best seats, which are in the centre of the theatre in the raised tier. While the front blocks of seats offer a more classic "cinema-style" experience, many of the effects play better from the slightly raised, more distant viewing angle.

Advice

  • Scheduled performance times - check Information Board or Programme.
  • Features loud noises and surprising effects which may frighten some.
  • Fully accessible.