15,000 Euros stolen during Armed Raid at Radisson Blu Hotel at Disneyland Paris.


In the early hours of Tuesday 20 March 2018, three hooded men stormed the Radisson Blu Hotel at Disneyland Paris.

The robbers threatened the hotels two receptionists with a gun forcing them to reveal the location of the hotels safe.

The men then proceeded to break  into the hotels safe with drills stealing 15,000 Euros in cash.  The robbers then made their escaped in a car.

Both women escaped unharmed, and no one else was injured.

The Police at Meaux are conducting an investigation.

Source: SFR

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Catherine Powell to leave Disneyland Paris


Catherine Powell, President of Euro Disney S.C.A.  will be leaving Disneyland Paris this summer to take up a new role as head of  Disney Parks & Resorts Western Region overseeing the operations of The Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World and Disneyland Paris.

Her promotion will see her relocate to California and reporting directly to Bob Chapek, Chairman of Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products.

“I wanted to thank everyone for their kind congratulations. My role is expanding as I take on the running of the parks in California and Florida in addition to Disneyland Paris. I am moving but not leaving! I am and will always remain attached to Disneyland Paris.”— C. Powell

There is no news yet on who will place Powell as the new head of Disneyland Paris.



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A Preview of the Festival of Pirates & Princesses at Disneyland Paris

SAISON Princesses ou Pirates Disneyland Paris

On the 7 March 2018 Disneyland Paris hosted a party at the famous Palais Garnier in Paris for the resorts forthcoming “Festival of Pirates and Princesses”, and we are pleased to share with you some video and photographs of the event.

You can live a Princess fairy tale or set sail on a buccaneering Pirate voyage, at Disneyland Paris between 31st March to 31st May 2018.




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Disney Shareholders reject $148.5 million Compensation Plan for CEO Bob Iger.

Walt Disney Company shareholders rejected an executive compensation plan that could reward Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger with up to $48.5 million a year over four years plus an equity grant worth about $100 million, in a non-binding vote on Thursday at the companies annual shareholders meeting.  Iger received a compensation package of  $36.3 million in the last fiscal year.

The total compensation is tied to the closing of Disney’s planned $52.4 billion acquisition of film and TV assets from Twenty-First Century Fox and meeting performance targets.

The surprise non-binding vote came at Disney’s annual 2018 shareholder meeting in Houston on Thursday, which was also picketed by Disneyland Resort workers, including some whose unions are negotiating new contracts with the company demanding the company provide a “living wage.”

The demonstration was the latest effort by a coalition of unions at the Anaheim theme parks that is pushing Disney executives to raise wages for the resort’s 30,000 workers during a profitable period for the media giant.

Standing in front of the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, the demonstrators held up signs reading “#stopdisneypoverty” among other slogans.

Disney’s executive pay plan was opposed by 52% of shareholders, with 44% in favor and 4% abstaining. Shareholders otherwise fell in line with the board of directors’ recommendations.

Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company said “Disney’s creative and financial success reflects the dedication of our cast members around the world, the strength of our stellar management team, and the support of a world-class board willing to take the bold, strategic steps required to achieve our greatest potential,”

“Our pending acquisition of 21st Century Fox will expand our ability to drive long-term value as an extraordinary entertainment company with the content, the platforms and the reach to meet the growing demands of consumers around the world.”

Based on preliminary results, all Disney Directors standing for election were elected to the Board: Susan E. Arnold; Mary T. Barra; Safra A. Catz; John S. Chen; Francis A. deSouza; Robert A. Iger; Maria Elena Lagomasino; Fred H. Langhammer; Aylwin B. Lewis; and Mark G. Parker.

“When considering the strategic acquisition of 21st Century Fox, and its direct contribution to long-term shareholder value, the Board decided it was imperative that Bob Iger remain as Chairman and CEO through 2021 to provide the vision and proven leadership required to successfully complete and integrate the largest, most complex acquisition in the Company’s history.

21st Century Fox similarly believed that Bob’s continued stewardship was essential for the deal,” said Aylwin B. Lewis, Chair of the Board’s Compensation Committee. “Bob’s track record of creating tremendous value for shareholders speaks for itself, with a total shareholder return of 414% and an increase in Disney’s market capitalisation from $46 billion to $156 billion during his tenure. The Board accepts the result of today’s non-binding vote and will take it under advisement for future CEO compensation. We believe that the terms of Bob’s extension are in the best interests of our company and our shareholders, and essential to Disney’s ability to effectively maximize long-term value from this extraordinary acquisition.”

Shareholders agreed with the Board in rejecting two shareholder proposals, one regarding lobbying disclosure and the other regarding the Company’s proxy access bylaw.

Shareholders ratified the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accountants for the fiscal year ending September 29, 2018, and also re-approved the terms of a previously adopted executive performance plan.

Pursuant to the tenure policy in the Company’s corporate governance guidelines, Robert W. Matschullat did not stand for re-election, and, as noted earlier in the year, Sheryl K. Sandberg and Jack Dorsey did not stand for re-election.

“I want to thank Bob, Sheryl and Jack for their wise counsel, support and friendship over the years, and I join the entire board in expressing our sincere appreciation to each of them for their service,” Mr. Iger said. “We all were saddened by the recent passing of Orin Smith, who had served as our Lead Director since 2012. A man of great integrity and kindness, Orin helped lead our company through a transformative era of growth, ensuring we’ll continue to entertain the world for generations to come, and he will be missed by all who knew him.”

Final voting tallies from this year’s annual meeting are subject to certification by the Company’s inspector of elections, and will be included in the Company’s report to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission within a week.

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London Resort theme parks 3,500 hotel rooms to be operated by Intercontinental Hotel Group.

London Resort Company Holdings the group behind the proposed £3.5 billion ‘London Resort’ theme park, has brought in a new group of senior staff to push forward with the project.

The Intercontinental Hotel Group, the owners of Crowne Plaza and the Holiday Inn Express group of hotels has been brought on board to operate the resort’s 3,500 hotel rooms.

Humphrey Percy, group CEO of the project’s parent company Kuwaiti European Holdings, said he is confident that plans will be approved and affordable.

“We have the financial backing to take us all the way through that process,” he added.

The company is due to make an application for planning permission this year.

If the Government approves the plans, the park will be built in the Swanscombe Peninsula in Dartford, Kent and could be open in 2023.

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Disney Announces Transformative Multi-Year Expansion for Disneyland Paris

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Walt Disney Studios Park to get new areas based on Marvel, Frozen and Star Wars

PARIS, February 27, 2018 – Today, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company Robert A. Iger announced plans for a €2 billion, multi-year expansion for Disneyland Paris alongside French President Emmanuel Macron at the Palais de l’Elysée in Paris. The new development will include a transformation of the Walt Disney Studios Park, adding three new areas that are based on Marvel, Frozen and Star Wars, along with multiple new attractions and live entertainment experiences.

2018-02-27 (180571) Entretien avec Robert Iger, Pdg de Walt Disn

The expansion plan is one of the most ambitious development projects at Disneyland Paris since its opening in 1992 and underscores the Company’s commitment to the long-term success of the resort as Disney’s brand beacon in Europe.

“We’re very excited about the future of Disneyland Paris and continue to invest in its long-term success,” said Robert A. Iger, chairman and chief executive officer of The Walt Disney Company. “The resort is already the leading tourist destination in Europe, and the transformative expansion we announced today will add even more of our beloved characters and unparalleled storytelling to create new lands, attractions and entertainment that further elevate the guest experience and drive new opportunities for
tourism in this dynamic region.”


The new areas will infuse some of Disney’s most popular stories and characters into this unique destination, building upon the success of the resort’s 25th Anniversary Celebration and continuing to enhance the guest experience for millions of Europeans.


With over 320 million visits since 1992 and representing 6.2 percent of France’s tourism income, Disneyland Paris has played a key leadership role in tourism for the region. The resort continues to be a powerful driver of economic and social development with over 16,000 employees representing 100 nationalities. This investment will help make the region even more dynamic and appealing and open up more opportunities for French and European citizens in the tourism industry.


The multi-year development will roll out in phases beginning in 2021, significantly expanding the Walt Disney Studios Park.  In addition to the three new areas, the creative vision includes a new lake, which will be the focal point for entertainment experiences and will also connect each of the new park areas.


In the spring of 2017, Disneyland Paris kicked off its 25th Anniversary celebration including new entertainment and experiences for guests. The resort also completed a two-year refurbishment program, updating and renovating many of the classic attractions in the parks, as well as opening multiple new entertainment shows such as Mickey and the Magician, which won a 2017 International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions theme park industry award for “Best Theatrical Production.” Additionally, several major renovations took place at the resort’s hotels including Disney’s Newport Bay Club, which is now a four-star hotel.


Just this month, Disneyland Paris announced plans for a new Marvel-themed attraction that will be coming to the Walt Disney Studios, part of the new Marvel area development. In 2020, the resort will open Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel, a reimagining of Disney’s Hotel New York that will showcase the inspiring worlds of Iron Man, The Avengers, and Spider-Man, among others. And this summer, the Marvel Summer of Super Heroes seasonal event will take place at Disneyland Paris, where guests can meet their favourite heroes and experience new live entertainment.

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What will the bedrooms of Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel look like?

Last week at the D23 Expo Japan  Bob Chapek, Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, announced again the “reimagination” of the Disney’s Hotel New York at Disneyland Paris into a new Marvel-themed Hotel, just like he did last year at the D23 Expo in Anaheim.

Today, we’re thrilled to share new details of the rooms in a conversation with Sylvie Massara (Artistic Director at Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Paris).

Can you explain the concept of the future Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel to us?

When it re-opens, the Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel will evoke the contemporary sophistication of the city that was the birthplace of the Marvel Super Heroes, and the scriptwriters and artists who created them. So the renovation of Disney’s Hotel New York is based on an environment inspired by the luxurious and contemporary buildings of Manhattan! The refined and cosmopolitan interior decor will evoke the neighbourhoods of the Avengers and will display “The Art of Marvel” in public spaces. “Comic art” posters, sketches, videos, storyboards, sculptures and costumes are the many examples of the Art of Marvel that will be included in the hotel’s overall decor, just like a contemporary art gallery in Chelsea.


What inspired you in your new designs for the bedrooms?

The hotel has 476 standard rooms, 65 executive, 15 themed suites, 8 “standard” suites and 2 presidential suites. The interior decor of the bedrooms will be inspired by the urban contemporary and sophisticated style of Tony Stark, with a range of colours and finishes evoking Iron Man! The themed suites will be inspired by the world of Spider-Man and the Avengers, whilst the “standard” and presidential suites will have a more neutral decor in order to welcome our Convention clientele. As in the rooms, limited editions of the Art of Marvel will decorate the hotel’s walls, as if they were exhibited in an art gallery.

Apart from the design, are there any details that you would like to share with us relating to improving the comfort of the rooms and suites?

Apart from evoking the Marvel Super Heroes, the rooms and suites will provide larger flat-screens hidden behind a mirror, all the necessary European connections and sockets, along with a brighter bathroom with a bath or shower.


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