Thursday, 8th March 2018

Resort VP hints at plan to “renew Disney Village”: what can we expect?

Disneyland Paris hints at plan to renew Disney Village with redevelopment, expansion

A senior member of Disneyland Paris management has suggested a plan to renew Disney Village will be “the next step” after recent park renovations, sparking much speculation about the entertainment district’s future. Read More…

Wednesday, 28th February 2018

Disney Characters return to Café Mickey, at a cost

Disney Characters return to Café Mickey in Disney Village at Disneyland Paris

Disney Village has its premier Character Dining venue back. Since 18th February, Café Mickey has welcomed back its starring mouse and character friends after a one year hiatus — but at a steep new premium price point. Read More…

Tuesday, 12th December 2017

10 Table Service restaurant menu updates to see us into 2018

10 Table Service restaurant menu updates to see us into 2018

Early December sees the Table Service restaurants at Disneyland Paris switch their menus to offer more seasonal cuisine. Take a look at what’s fresh this winter. Read More…

Monday, 10th April 2017

25 Updated Disneyland Paris Restaurant Menus + 25th Anniversary Specials

25 Updated Disneyland Paris Restaurant Menus + 25th Anniversary Specials

Burgers, apple crumble, doughnuts, cookies, pizza and more… the restaurants of Disneyland Paris have gone all-in with 25th Anniversary-themed menus for 2017. And conveniently, here are exactly 25 updated for the new season. Read More…

Thursday, 27th October 2016

Café Mickey to lose all Disney Character appearances from April 2017

Café Mickey in Disney Village at Disneyland Paris

Disney Characters are officially off the menu at Café Mickey in Disney Village. The popular restaurant will lose all character appearances from April 2017. Read More…

Sunday, 24th July 2011

Disney to take control of Groupe Flo-operated Disney Village restaurants?

You might never have realised it, but that Chip ‘n’ Dale’s Fish ‘n’ Chips you ate at Café Mickey wasn’t necessarily a “Disney” meal at all. Along with most of the other Disney Village restaurants, Café Mickey is actually managed and operated under contract by Groupe Flo, a large French catering company. Or at least, for now it is — member Mr Freddy on Disney Central Plaza Forum has shared the interesting news that Café Mickey, along with Annette’s Diner and presumably The Steakhouse, all part of Groupe Flo’s “Euro-Gastronomie” subsidiary, will come under full Disney control when the current contract ends on 1st October 2011. Citing the fact that Disney now has more experience in restaurant management in Paris and can probably make some considerable savings (it is said to pay Groupe Flo €10m a year for the contract), another member suggests the handover could even mean each of the restaurants closing for between a week and a full month at the end of the this year, ready to become fully Disney-operated establishments from January. The change won’t affect Rainforest Cafe or King Ludwig’s Castle, which are managed under separate contracts to Groupe Flo and will likely always be separate to Disney.

With Disney able to completely control the management and operation of the venues, rather than just make changes at arms-length, it will be interesting to see what differences, if any, we might spot when the changeover takes place. Looking at the bigger picture, this move may even tie in with promised developments for the Village over the next ten years, as Disneyland Paris slowly continues to improve the offering and give it more of a “Disney” stamp with projects like World of Disney.

And if DLRP Today had been handed the contract instead? Well, besides some poorly-cooked Fantasia Mushrooms, for starters you’d at least see that tacky blue tent add-on to Café Mickey ripped off and a proper extension built onto the building instead.

VIA pussinboots (magicforum), Mr Freddy (Disney Central Plaza)

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