This year, the international Sand Sculpture Festival in Blankenberge, Belgium is doing its own unique interpretation of Disneyland Paris. It will be a fascinating adventure, a surprise-packed voyage of discovery in the fantastic world of... sand!

A select group of professional artists will give shape and form to a selection of well-known attractions and unforgettable moments for which Disneyland Paris is so famous, whilst at the same time giving a new look to some of the most well-loved Disney and Pixar characters - all in sand.

The international Sand Sculpture Festival has become the most important summer attraction on the Belgian coast.

Here's a look at how these artists make giant works of art with sand:

Sand Sculpture Festival Blankenberge 2011 from alexander deman on Vimeo.

Here's a look at the first photos out of the event: