Updated: 11/14 4pm EST – Two statements just released by Euro-Disney S.A.S. President Tom Wolber indicate that Disneyland Paris Resort will remain closed during the 3-day period of morning declared by the President of France. The statement in French was slightly different from the one… Read More »Disneyland Paris closed on November 14th after horrific attacks in city
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This spring the vibrancy of the season will leap into life at Disneyland Paris in the “Swing into Spring” celebration. From March 1 to May 31, the park will feature beautiful floral sculptures, topiary, and a new swinging spring procession. Of course, there will be… Read More »Spring means music and flowers at Disneyland Paris
Update: the other shoe dropped for Disneyland Paris, the good news? It was a glass slipper from TWDC: http://bit.ly/1xVukOG
What is going on at Disneyland Paris? It’s the most popular theme park in Europe in terms of attendance, but it continually struggles with profitability. This year has been particularly rough. It lost its president Phillipe Gas to Shanghai Disneyland, has been in the news for the shoddy condition of many of its attractions, and is down over a million visitors from the previous year. There is no way to put a silver lining on it. The situation is not good.
On the other hand, the park’s second gate recently opened a Ratatouille attraction that has breathed some life into that park, there are rumors of a major Star Wars addition being planned, and it’s having a Halloween Festival that is getting good reviews. All signs that the park is on the right track.
So which is it? Unfortunately, it appears that the storm clouds are gathering for the park. It will be holding a special meeting with the workers’ council on Monday to discus the park’s cash crunch. The meeting is timed for just before the Paris Stock Exchange opens.
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I’ve found that many people assume that because the theme park as the Disney name in front of it, that it’s owned by The Walt Disney Company. That’s only true for the theme parks based in the United States. At all other parks, Disney is… Read More »The Walt Disney Company to Takeover Disneyland Paris?
I’ve never been to Disneyland Paris (I missed the grand opening by 3 months too early); a deficiency I hope to rectify some day soon. A new video celebrating Disneyland Paris’ 20th Anniversary fits some of the highlights of the last twenty years into a… Read More »Generation Disney – Disneyland Paris 20th Anniversary Video
After accounting for a one time real estate deal, the finances at Euro-Disney SCA, the operating company for Disneyland Paris, are still looking relatively rosy. Revenues for the 3rd quarter of 2011 grew 6.7% over last year. The parks and hotels segments both improved driving… Read More »Disneyland Paris Reports Improved Revenue
While it is frequently mentioned as the most beautiful of the Disney theme parks, Disneyland Paris is also a financial mess. Overbuilt hotels at its launch and some poor planning over the years saddled it with a debt load it has never quite been able… Read More »Disneyland Paris looks for money for improvements
Part of the original deal Euro Disney SCA, the operating company for Disneyland Paris Resort, made with the French Government was that a certain percentage of the property would be developed over time. This is likely to ensure proper level of tax revenues for the… Read More »Paris Disneyland Reworks Deal with French Govt for Third Park