Thursday, 30th March 2017

Marvel attractions confirmed in 10 year Disneyland Paris investment plan

Marvel attractions coming to Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris is looking to invest €2.1 billion in new and upgraded facilities across the resort over the next ten years — including Marvel attractions at Walt Disney Studios Park, a Shareholders Meeting document confirms. Read More…

Wednesday, 22nd March 2017

Bob Iger wants Disney to be sole owners of Disneyland Paris to unlock investments

Bob Iger The Walt Disney Company Disneyland Paris Full Ownership Buyout

The CEO of The Walt Disney Company has stated without doubt that the best way forward in terms of managing Disneyland Paris “successfully and creatively” is that it becomes the sole owner of the resort. Read More…

Saturday, 11th February 2017

Walt Disney Company eyes full Disneyland Paris ownership as holding rises to 85.7%

The Walt Disney Company has increased its ownership in the operating group behind Disneyland Paris by a further 9%, boosting its stake to 85.7% amid reports it aims to secure a complete takeover of the long-struggling company. Read More…

Tuesday, 22nd November 2016

Hong Kong Disneyland will rebuild its castle in a $1.4 billion expansion project

Hong Kong Disneyland multi-year expansion project - New Sleeping Beauty Castle Rebuilt

Hong Kong Disneyland just unveiled a comprehensive multi-year expansion project, encompassing major new lands attractions based on Frozen and Marvel, with the aim of bringing the struggling resort to profitability. Read More…

Friday, 11th November 2016

2016 Annual Results: Disneyland Paris park attendance down 10%, revenues fall 7%

Disneyland Paris Euro Disney S.C.A. Financial Results - Annual Results 2016

Euro Disney S.C.A. has published its Full Year Results for Fiscal Year 2016, revealing attendance at the Disneyland Paris theme parks has dropped by 10% and group revenues by 7% in the year ended 30th September 2016.

As the resort fought an “adverse tourism environment” following the Paris attacks last November and its own visitor experience woes of prolongued refurbishments, can it now pull itself out of another record loss? Read More…

Friday, 7th October 2016

“Un-Disney worthy” Buzz Lightyear’s Pizza Planet Restaurant has closed for good

Buzz Lightyear's Pizza Planet in Discoveryland at Disneyland Paris

The once-infamous Pizza Burger of Disneyland Paris will stay only a memory: Buzz Lightyear’s Pizza Planet Restaurant in Discoveryland will remain closed and won’t reopen, the resort has confirmed. Read More…

Thursday, 19th November 2015

Disneyland Paris fully re-opens to visitors – including CEOs Tom Wolber and Bob Iger

Disneyland Paris has fully re-opened to visitors - including CEOs Tom Wolber and Bob Iger (@RadioDisneyClu)

Disneyland Paris has now fully re-opened to visitors, with both Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park opening their gates to guests as normal from 10am yesterday, Wednesday 18th November 2015.

As the unprecedented four-day closure to respect the full national period of mourning in France came to an end, visitors returned to the parks — including several members of senior Disney management showing their support. Read More…

Tuesday, 7th October 2014

Press review: Euro Disney’s €1bn recapitalisation in news articles and quotes

Press review: Euro Disney's €1bn recapitalisation in news articles and quotes

Yesterday’s big news day for Disneyland Paris and its operating company Euro Disney S.C.A. saw the Parisian Disney resort make financial headlines again, as news organisations around the world seized the chance to see “Mickey Mouse in trouble” and struggled, like us, to get their heads around the finer financial details of the deal. Read More…

Monday, 6th October 2014

Euro Disney announces €1bn recapitalisation proposal to clear debt and invest

Euro Disney announces proposal for €1bn recapitalisation

Euro Disney S.C.A. has today announced a proposal to improve the financial situation of the operating group behind Disneyland Paris, backed by The Walt Disney Company, to “enable it to continue investing in the quality of the guest experience”. It feels like we’re been here before (several times), so what’s new this time? Read More…

Wednesday, 4th June 2014

Ratatouille preview and pre-opening dates confirmed: The Adventure begins here

Ratatouille: The Adventure - L'Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy at Disneyland Paris

If you’re a Shareholder or an Annual Passholder, no doubt you’ve been going “Totalement Toquée” for a few weeks now, waiting to hear exactly when you’ll get your first chance to experience Ratatouille: The Adventure.

Putting an end to what, unsurprisingly, sounds like an onslaught of requests for information, Disneyland Paris has confirmed today the all-important dates.

In a brief notice, Annual Passport previews for 26th – 29th June 2014 are confirmed:

Due to a lot of requests, please note that there will indeed be Ratatouille previews for Annual Passholders (Dream, Fantasy, Francilien) from June 26 to 29.

More information about the registration process will be sent soon by the teams in charge.

Meanwhile, members of the Shareholders Club for Euro Disney S.C.A. were sent their full registration details this morning, with the “Actionnaires” event taking place on 28th June.

If you’re a member of the club, you should have received an email with the full details, though these are also available on the club’s official website under “Your Personal Space”.

Online registration for this event is mandatory, on a first-come-first-served basis, and must be completed no later than Monday, 23rd June 2014.

On the date, Saturday, 28th June, attendees will be able to check in from 9.30am at the entrance of Walt Disney Studios Park, with both the attraction and Bistrot Chez Rémy reserved for shareholders between 10am and 2.30pm (thanks to @Jorienvh_ for these details).

So, let’s recap all the Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy dates in full:

  • 17th June 2014 onwards — Cast Member previews
  • 21st – 22nd June 2014 — Grand Opening / Press Event weekend
  • 26th – 29th June 2014 — Annual Passholder previews
  • 28th June 2014 — Shareholders Club preview
  • 10th July 2014 — Official Public Opening Date

All of which leaves a mighty space to fill of almost a fortnight between the last preview on 29th June and the official 10th July opening, during which we can surely expect some wider public “soft openings” — when regular park guests are invited to unofficially ride the attraction, allowing a final test and adjust phase before opening.

It can’t be stated so confidently that Bistrot Chez Rémy would be included in this, although you’d think Disneyland Paris would want to continue trialling that too — it’s spectacularly important that they get this restaurant right, first time, and the general public can often behave and react to concepts very differently than invited guests and Disney fans.

Regarding the release of preview dates, hopefully the teams involved at Disneyland Paris have learnt a lesson that guests prefer this information sooner, rather than later — say, a month in advance at the very least — especially when complicated travel plans and accommodation bookings from outside France have to be made.

So there we go, folks — now tell us below, when will your first “Ratmobile” ride be?

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