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Gardai ask public to avoid Enniskerry as Disney's Disenchanted filming resumes

'We are asking people to avoid the area in the coming days as filming of Disenchanted is ongoing until Friday and access to the village is heavily restricted'

Extras on the set of Disney's Disenchanted, in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow. Photo: Mark Condren

Sarah Slater

Wicklow based gardai are asking that the public avoid Enniskerry until after Friday as filming has resumed on the Disney movie Disenchanted.

A Garda spokesperson said: “We are asking people to avoid the area in the coming days as filming of Disenchanted is ongoing until Friday and access to the village is heavily restricted.

“The car park which operated last weekend will once again be open next weekend with the usual supervision and shuttle bus service which worked so well.”

The majority of the filming in Enniskerry finished almost three weeks ago but has now recommenced from Tuesday until Friday. High profile cast members including Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey will return to the set from 5pm and 7pm and then again for the rest of the week from 7am until 10pm.

Patrick Dempsey and Amy Adams star in Disenchanted.

Thousands of people are visiting what now has been dubbed the “Disney Village” due to the colourful and flower festooned shop fronts and houses.

Gardai have said the filming by Disney of Disenchanted in Enniskerry is attracting large numbers of people to the village, particularly at weekends.

The Garda spokesperson added: “Sheer numbers and illegal parking has caused issues for emergency services and has restricted persons with mobility issues from freely accessing the area.

“With this in mind, Gardaí and a local landowner, with the assistance of local sports clubs have made a large field available for parking a short distance from the village.

“A shuttle bus from this supervised car park operated successfully last weekend but the set is less than a 10 minute walk away.”

The spokesperson added that there will be a nominal charge for the use of the car park with all the monies raised going to the local sports clubs.

“The fee will be €10 or less and is a lot cheaper than paying a towing charge,” the officer said.

Actors and crew prepare as filming starts for the Disney movie Disenchanted, in Enniskerry , Co Wicklow. Photo: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Disenchanted live-action, animated musical romantic comedy is the follow-up to the 2007 fantasy film Enchanted and has Adams and Dempsey reprising their previous roles.

It is a massive budget production with Disney betting big on the follow-up 14 years after the original which starred Adams as Giselle, an animated woman set to marry Prince Edward, who finds herself trapped in the real world - the film switches from animation to live-action.

She meets the dashing divorce lawyer, Robert played by Dempsey, and soon finds out that living in the real world with all of its real problems is not really all that bad and that true love can find you when you least expect it.

Signs have been placed at various entrance points to the village featuring a break-down of the shoot dates ahead of the resumption of filming which will see the entire village closed down to the public.

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