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Friday, 3rd August 2007

Ratatouille infests cinemas, nibbles on tasty tie-ins

ImageSo we’re pretty much agreed that people don’t go to Disneyland to look at advertising. But we shouldn’t give movie tie-ins a bad name — some of them can turn out pretty tasty. Pixar’s latest triumph Ratatouille is right now infesting cinemas in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and Austria, leaving a trail of advertising for Disneyland Resort Paris and a couple of special free screenings for Shareholders and AP Dream holders.

Sunday, 29th July 2007

Third Quarter results: To infinity and beyond?

Image“Hot Dog!, Mickey must be exclaiming. The financial results for the Third Quarter 2007 are good, aren’t they? No - they’re really good. For a resort which last year published a revenue increase of 4.5% to now be on track for an 11% increase in 2007 is something of a dream for Euro Disney SCA. So, what’s going on? And what could this boost in business mean for the future of Disneyland Resort Paris?

Thursday, 26th July 2007

Third Quarter results: Revenues up 12%, Attendance 9%

ImageThe good news — and perhaps more importantly, the money — continues to roll in for Euro Disney S.C.A., the operating company of Disneyland Resort Paris, who publish their Third Quarter results today, 26th July 2007. Third Quarter results show a 12% “surge” in sales across the group year-on-year, year-to-date revenues up 11% and impressive attendance increase of 9% for the quarter.

Friday, 29th June 2007

Coca-Cola unlocks ‘Le Comptoir du Capitaine’

ImageThe official partners of Disneyland Resort Paris and Euro Disney SCA have suddenly been spurred into action during recent months. Following the Ford sponsorship of Autopia and the Unilever/Ben & Jerry’s takeovers of several ice cream and food locations, it’s time once again for Coca-Cola to splash some cash (and their branding) over another “new” refreshments retail - their fifth in recent years!

Friday, 4th May 2007

Avant-première(s) for Crush and Cars

Ready to join the rush for Crush? It’s hard to believe after all these months of construction that, in less than one month, Crush’s Coaster will have already welcomed its first turtle shell passengers and Cars Race Rally will have already kicked up more than a few handfuls of desert dust. Phase 2 of the 15th has begun, and the infamous Red Carpet is back…

Thursday, 3rd May 2007

First half 2007 brings major 10% improvements

Marne-la-Vallée, 27th April 2007Euro Disney SCA, the operating company of Disneyland Resort Paris, announces its First Half 2007 Results for the six months ended 31st March 2007. Increases of 10% are clear in two important areas - revenues increasing to € 513 million and park attendance increasing to 6.1 million, a great start to the 15th year before it had even begun!

Thursday, 3rd May 2007

Présenté par… Unilever, Ford, or no-one?

Hear that? It’s the winds of change… As Disneyland Resort Paris hits another anniversary milestone, another attraction and resort sponsorship changeover has just been completed. The grand tenth anniversary shake-up lost American Express, BNP Paribas, Philips and Renault - so what’s the toll for the 15th?

Tuesday, 13th February 2007

From 1992 to 2007 - with a hint of Terror

When we first presented the 2007 Resort Map back in November, featuring an updated Walt Disney Studios Park illustration with the new Toon Studio attractions, it couldn’t help but be noticed that a little reserved spot right in the middle of the park was ready and waiting for another new addition. Now, an updated plan is already available, showing off not only the new Tower of Terror but the entire development of the resort since 1992.

Tuesday, 13th February 2007

Nature Villages project takes a step forward

The Euro Disney Group today announces an important step forward in its collaboration with Pierre & Vacances to create a unique “Nature Villages” resort development just South of the existing resort. Originally announced in 2003, the feasability of the project has been examined for the past three years to allow a non-binding letter of intent to today be signed by Euro Disney Associés SCA, Pierre & Vacances and French State.

Thursday, 25th January 2007

Euro Disney first quarter revenues rise 5.8%

Euro Disney SCA, the operating company of Disneyland Resort Paris, today announces its First Quarter results for financial year 2008. An overall increase in sales of 5.8% has been enjoyed by the group mainly thanks to strong Christmas and Halloween seasons, whilst theme park attendance grew by 8% to give an impressive revenue increase of 10% in this sector. The key points from the release - including confirmations of the upcoming 25th Anniversary events - have been plucked out here.

Friday, 1st December 2006

Bid claim faces regulator and more scepticism

The regulator of the Euronext Paris stock exchange, Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), has announced it will be opening an inquiry into the claim on Wednesday from mysterious Swiss firm Center-Tainment that it is preparing a hostile takeover bid for Euro Disney SCA. The claim has been met with growing disbelief and scepticism over the past 24 hours.

Thursday, 30th November 2006

Euro Disney bid: Mickey Mouse or for real?

Center-Tainment has failed to announce in full its reported plan to make a hostile takeover bid for Euro Disney, the operator of Disneyland Resort Paris. With excuses that their chief legal counsel is sick, the Swiss firm announced their actions would be postponed for several days…

Thursday, 30th November 2006

Center-Tainment confirms plan, Euro Disney knows nothing

More news arrived early this morning of the rumoured takeover bid of operating company Euro Disney by the mysterious Swiss group Center-Tainment. Whilst the chairman of Center-Tainment has confirmed their intention to launch a bid to buy at least 50.1% of company shares, thereby making them the majority party, the stock regulators and Euro Disney themselves are still none the wiser.

Wednesday, 29th November 2006

Euro Disney targeted for hostile takeover?

There are reports spreading across Reuters and the various business networks that Euro Disney SCA, the heavily indebted operating group of Disneyland Resort Paris, is about to be targeted by Swiss group Center-Tainment for a hostile takeover bid.

Tuesday, 21st November 2006

A Disney day out for UNICEF’s Frimousses

Disneyland Resort Paris Rolls Out the Red Carpet for UNICEF’s Frimousses, a unique charity campaign.