January 8, 1996 – The Fairy Tale Festival Begins in Disneyland Paris
“…Disneyland Paris paid tribute to the great authors of European fairy tales as it revived the most enchanting ones for the joy of all our visitors…”
On January 8, 1996, the Fairy Tale Festival began in Disneyland Paris. This seasonal festival celebrated famous European fairy tale authors and their creations, and included such features as a giant gingerbread house, a pumpkin that magically turned into Cinderella’s carriage, and a parade featuring “new” fairy tales in the Disney animated films cannon, including The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast. The event lasted until April 4, 1996.