Disneyland Paris and RhinoShield announce Strategic Alliance.

RhinoShield and Disneyland Paris begin a 4 year partnership to offer exciting products and experiences to guests.

RhinoShield, a key player in the ultra-protective smartphone accessories market, and leading European tourist destination Disneyland Paris, announce a new Strategic Alliance.

Disneyland Paris and RhinoShield will come together to celebrate their shared values of innovation, excellence and quality. These have always been core principles of the accessories brand which develops high-end, customizable and sustainable products. RhinoShield’s cases are made with a single material for easier recycling than other cases.

Through this alliance, RhinoShield and Disneyland Paris join forces to create smartphone cases mixing magic, innovation and sustainability. Disneyland Paris will leverage the strength of RhinoShield’s products to provide guests with new, original and ultra-protective cases designed especially for them. These Disneyland Paris – RhinoShield cases will be exclusively sold in the Resort’s stores and will resonate with the stories and universes of the parks, especially during the 30th Anniversary celebration of Disneyland Paris.

This partnership also means RhinoShield and Disneyland Paris will have joint marketing and communication campaigns throughout Europe, complementing the existing licensing relationship between RhinoShield and The Walt Disney Company Europe.

These activations will showcase the strength, relevance and depth of this brand association. It will contribute to promoting RhinoShield’s ultra-protective and customizable products to youth and young adults as well as Disneyland Paris and the franchises that come to life there every day.

“We are glad to announce this new partnership with RhinoShield which is fully in line with our constant quest for quality and creativity in the overall guest experience and our special connection with young adults.” says Laure Albouy, Vice President Business Strategy & Integrationi for Disneyland Paris. “This collaboration is extremely promising, both at the product level with new co-branded cases and at the marketing level with very ambitious activations planned by RhinoShield. Welcome RhinoShield in the family of Disneyland Paris’ Official Partners!”

“It is with great pride that we start this new partnership with Disneyland Paris” says Bastien Rigagneau, NA & EMEA Director at RhinoShield. “It is key for RhinoShield to evolve alongside partners with shared values and who, like us, challenge the ordinary with creativity. This alliance is an opportunity for our customers and the guests of Disneyland Paris to extend the Disney dream in their daily lives. We are happy to co-write the first pages of this amazing story filled with enchantment and magic.”

RhinoShield, leading smartphone accessories and protections brand, is proud to collaborate with The Walt Disney Company Europe and Disneyland Paris, which have been cultivating imagination for decades and have shaped the dreams of many.

About RhinoShield

Established in 2012, RhinoShield has grown from a tiny start-up on Kickstarter to a worldwide ultra-protective and reliable phone accessories brand. The company is composed of a group of passionate changemakers with a continuous drive to create customizable, sustainable, and high-quality products for everyone to use.

Discover more at https://rhinoshield.fr

Compensation package for Disney CEO Bob Chapek doubles to $32.5 million.

TWDC CEO Bob Chapek

Walt Disney CEO Bob Chapek saw his total compensation package more than double to $32.5 million, in the fiscal year 2021 compared with 2020 according to a recently published SEC filing.

Out of his total compensation package, $10.2 million came form of a stock award, and $14.3 million via the company’s non-equity incentive plan.

Chapek is about to commence the third and final year of his current contract as CEO of The Walt Disney Company. He took over for Bob Iger, who took the role of Executive Chairman before ending up his four-decade run at Disney and ABC at the end of last month.

France relaxes its travel restrictions for British visitors.

The French Government has today announced the relaxation of its travel restrictions for British visitors visiting France from Friday 14 January 2021.

Vaccinated travellers from the United Kingdom will no longer need to self-isolate when they arrive in France, but a negative Covid-19 test, taken 24 hours before leaving the UK, will be required.

Non-vaccinated travellers will still need a compelling reason to enter France, and must still isolate for 10 days upon arrival.

For further information please consult the Consulate General of France website on COVID-19: rules for travel between France and the UK.

Actor and former Disney board member Sidney Poitier dies aged 94.

Sidney Poitier KBE.

Academy Award winning Bahamian actor Sidney Poitier KBE has died at the age of 94.

Winner of the best actor Oscar in 1964 for “Lilies of the Field”, his movies included “To Sir, With Love”, “In the Heat of the Night,” and “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”.

He also received a Grammy Award, and Golden Globe Awards and a British Academy Film Award. Poitier was knighted by the Queen in 1974.

From 1995 to 2003, Poitier served as a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company.

Former Disney CEO Robert Iger said “Sidney Poitier was the most dignified man I’ve ever met. Towering, gentle, passionate, bold, kind and altogether special.”

One of the last surviving major stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema, Poitier served as Bahamian Ambassador to Japan from 1997 to 2007.

Poitier died on Thursday at his home in Los Angeles, according to Latrae Rahming, the director communications for the Prime Minister of Bahamas.

Disney Illuminations and Frozen show suspended for three weeks from 3 January 2022.

Disney illuminations at
Disneyland Paris

In line with the recent update of the French governments COVID-19 regulations, Disneyland Paris has announced the following amendments to their programme from 3 January 2022.

The nighttime fireworks spectacular Disney Illuminations will be suspended for three weeks.

Frozen: A Musical Invitation

The Frozen: A Musical Invitation show in the Walt Disney Studios Park will be replaced by a photo spot for three weeks.

The Christmas Parade will no longer perform show stops.

The resorts bars will begin a Table Service operation from 3 January 2022.

Golf Disneyland Paris to be stripped of Disney branding.

Golf Disneyland Paris

As the budget cuts implemented by the CEO of The Walt Disney Company Bob Chapek, continue to impact The Parks, Experiences and Products division. The latest victim is Golf Disneyland Paris at the Disneyland Paris resort in France.

The popular golf club at Disneyland Paris, owned by Euro Disney SCA, is to be stripped of it’s Disneyland Paris branding and transferred to a third-party company to operate.

The Club House
Golf Disneyland Paris

Located on Rue de la Mare Houleuse, Magny-le-Hongre, adjacent to the Radisson Blu Hotel and Marriott’s Village d’ll-de-France, the Golf Disneyland Paris complex is home to three 9-hole golf courses and includes ‘The Club House’ building that houses the Pro-Shop and Club House Grill restaurant and bar.

Golf Disneyland Paris looses its Disney branding on 1 January 2022.

The Disneyland Hotel Prepares For Its Royal Transformation

The iconic Disneyland Hotel at Disneyland Paris.

As the ambitious reimagining of the Disneyland Hotel at Disneyland Paris has just started, the resort reveals new details about this royal transformation.

The massive transformation of Disneyland Hotel – the flagship icon located at the entrance to Disneyland Park – has just begun after several months of preparation following the announcement in April 2021.

The Disneyland Hotel sits above the entrance to the Disneyland Park.

This early phase has readied the site for the works to come, in particular emptying the hotel of its furniture with many pieces made available to Cast Members.

As part of the resort’s ongoing efforts to support the surrounding community, Disneyland Paris also took this opportunity to donate more than 1,500 furniture pieces to three organizations supporting local communities.


With the progress of this exciting project, Disneyland Paris continues its strategy of enhancing the Guest experience through innovation and a commitment to excellence, infusing even more Disney franchises and storytelling in this 5-star hotel for a renewed and even more immersive experience.

Artist impression of the new royal themed bedrooms
at the Disneyland Hotel.

When it reopens, the Disneyland Hotel will take on a royal theme and become the true kingdom of many Disney Princesses and Princes, with beautifully decorated rooms and suites inspired by animated classics such as Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, as well as more recent hits such as Tangled and Frozen.

New guest rooms will benefit from magical Disney touches like this Tangled-inspired mirror.

The Tangled-inspired mirror being installed in guest bedrooms.

At the same time, all hotel areas will be upgraded and redesigned to offer enhanced accommodations with upgraded technologies, from online check-in to in-room connectivity.

There will also be expansions to the boutique and fitness areas, featuring an extended pool, spa and gym.

The existing swimming pool at the
Disneyland Hotel will be extended.

Young guests can rest assured that the Princess for a Day experience will return… reimagined for a comeback providing an even more royal experience.

The culinary offering will be improved and even extend into the lobby. An additional lounge will also be created to provide hotel guests even more choice in how they spend their stay, along with tasty food and beverage offerings.

The lobby of the Disneyland Hotel is being redesigned to include
a guest lounge.

The hotel’s exterior will retain its charming Victorian lines and continue to blend harmoniously into the world of Disneyland Paris’ Main Street, U.S.A. with the facades, roofs and woodwork to be completely refurbished, as well as the hotel’s parking area and a new entry sequence.

This enchanting reimagining of the hotel is sure to surprise and delight both loyal and new Guests in search of immersion and impeccable service at Disneyland Paris.

Follow Salon Mickey for regular updates on this ambitious project which, after the recent opening of Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel, marking the next step in the Disneyland Paris Hotel transformation plan.

Disney On Ice “Find Your Hero” show cancelled at O2, London.

Disney On Ice has today announced the cancellation of the Disney On Ice presents “Find Your Hero” ice show scheduled to be held at the O2, London.

The show scheduled to run between the 24th to 30th December 2021 has been forced to cancel due to Covid-19 enforced absences within the cast and crew.

Disney On Ice will begin processing automatic refunds shortly.

British and US travellers to Disneyland Paris to pay €7 ETIAS fee.

British and US travellers to Disneyland Paris will have pay €7.00 per person and pre-register their details in order to enter the European Union from late next year.

The European Travel and Information and Authorisation Scheme (ETIAS) will enable citizens of 63 non-EU countries to visit the EU Schengen area with travel pre-authorisation, rather than a full visa.

The European Commission confirmed in 2018 that, from late 2022, the UK will be part of ETIAS, meaning that Brits aged between 18 and 70 will have to pre-register their details before any trip, as well as pay the €7.00 levy.

The ETIAS system is expected to process the vast majority of applications automatically but in some cases it may take up to 30 days.

If approved, the ETIAS authorisation will be valid for three years or until the expiry date of your passport if earlier.

Once the pre-authorisation has been approved, British passport holders will be allowed to stay in Europe up to 90 days.

ETIAS requirements will be in place for any trip to Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Lithuania, Latvia, San Marino, Estonia, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy, Greece, Czech Republic, Malta, Monaco, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Vatican City, plus the non-Schengen micro-states of Andorra and Monaco.

It is expected the ETIAS visa waiver to enter into operation at the end of 2022, but ETIAS travel authorization will not be mandatory until 2023.

A six month grace period is planned to allow eligible travellers to become familiar with the new system.

Further information available from:
https://www.schengenvisainfo.com