Disneyland Paris pays tribute to Indian culture with The Jungle Book Jive

Disneyland Paris pays tribute to a part of the Indian culture, in a vibrant, yet authentic and colorful new musical show. This live show is an original Disneyland Paris creation performed in the heart of Disneyland Park. It revolves around four sequences, with the major highlight taking place on Central Plaza with a 360° show in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle.

There are nearly 70 characters and performers in the cast, including drummers coming especially from the state of Rajasthan, India.

Ten Disney characters are part of the show: Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, Chip and Dale, Clarice, Baloo and King Louie.

Gigantic, colorful animals up to 5m high are used by artists as musical instruments.

A team from Disneyland Paris spent several weeks in India, including the state of Rajasthan, to get inspiration and create the most immersive experience possible.

Iconic songs from The Jungle Book were specially orchestrated by American composer Roger Butterley, including The Bare Necessities, I Wanna Be Like You and Trust in Me. He also composed an exclusive song just for this show.

It took two years to fully develop this new show, including a full month of rehearsals in-studio and in the park at night.

Europe’s number one tourist destination, Disneyland Paris has welcomed more than 320 million visits since opening in 1992 (13.4 million visits in 2016). The resort boasts two spectacular theme parks (Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park) and seven themed Disney hotels with 5,800 rooms (more than 2,700 rooms are available in Selected and Associated Hotels). Two full-service convention centers and a world-class 27-hole golf course are also present. In addition to this, the destination is home to Disney Village – one of the largest entertainment complexes in the Ile-de-France region. Spread over more than 30,000m², Disney Village proposes themed dining, shopping and cinema experiences. Disneyland® Paris comprises 59 attractions, 63 shops, and 55 restaurants.