Euro Disney SCA announced narrowed losses and increased attendance for the first half of the fiscal year. Interestingly most of their losses appear due to fiscal charges on the companies debt. The company and the theme park and resorts it manages turned 15 this year. They’re also planning on opening new attractions. So it should… Read More »Disneyland Paris increases attendance, spending – still losing money
All of us have a preference for a specific park, a specific resort, or even a specific hotel. We are all very different, so this is not too surprising. However, one of the more disturbing results of this is that many fans have to prove to everyone that their preference should be shared by the… Read More »In Recognition of All Disney Parks
[Update: ed. – Bloomberg reports that the takeover attempt was announced this morning] Reuters is reporting that Euro Disney SCA (owner and operator of Disneyland Resort Paris) may be subject to a hostile takeover bid by the little-known swiss firm Center-Tainment AG. MarketWatch had this to say: A statement from Center-Tainment’s offices said the company… Read More »Euro Disney takeover bid?
Paris Disneyland has had its troubles recently. The second gate is underbuilt, its debt load makes it nearly impossible to operate in the black, and there is some evidence the tight fisted management policies beginning to drive away the tourist. It used to be that once you got someone to the park, they were overwhelmed… Read More »Lion King at Paris Disneyland
Apparently Disneyland Paris was in a bit more financial trouble than previously believed. It had to file for bankruptcy again. This new plan should provide it some needed dept relief and investments in new attractions. Hopefully things will finally turn around for this debt strapped company.
Lindsay Cave, whose photos of Disneyland Paris we’ve highlighted here before, has a new photo essay (part one and part two) on LaughingPlace.com. This time he artfully captures 69 of the 77 Mickey Statues created by celebrities for their favorite charities. The idea was to have 75 statues on display (the two extra were made… Read More »Mickey’s Papparazzi!
Checking out the top Disney Fan Websites, here are a few of the stories and updates that have been written in the last week: Doobie, from LaughingPlace.com, checks in with his periodic LP Report concerning news and rumors from Disneyland and Disney World. WDWMagic.com, has posted a half dozen excellent updates on the latest construction… Read More »Disney Roundup: III
Just when I was about to delete his site off my bookmarks for inactivity, Michael Barrier returns with an excellent essay on Disneyland Paris. Barrier is always insightful: Walt Disney’s original Disneyland, when it opened almost fifty years ago, was itself reminiscent of a department… Read More »Just when you thought it was safe…