The official Disney Parks Blog has given confirmation for the return of Captain EO to Disneyland Paris. After weeks of rumours by park Cast Members and a leaked internal memo it has been officaly confrimed that Captain EO the 3D movie starting Michael Jackson will return to Disneyland Paris on 12 June.
Walt Dinsey Studios is listed as 8th in Europe for 2009 with 2,655,000 visitors up 1.6% from 2008 when 2,612,000 visitors visited the park.
Here is the list of the top 10 theme parks world wide.
1) MAGIC KINGDOM at Walt Disney World – 17,233,000
2) DISNEYLAND – 15,900,000
3) TOKYO DISNEYLAND – 13,646,000
4) DISNEYLAND PARK at Disneyland Paris – 12,740,000
5) TOKYO DISNEY SEA – 12,004,000
6) EPCOT at Walt Disney World – 10,990,000
7) DISNEY’S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS at Walt Disney World – 9,700,000
8) DISNEY’S ANIMAL KINGDOM at Walt Disney World – 9,590,000
9) UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN – 8,000,000
10) EVERLAND (South Korea) – 6,169,000
Here are the top 20 visitor numbers for theme parks in Europe.
1) DISNEYLAND PARK, France – 12,740,000
2) EUROPA PARK , Germany – 4,250,000
3) DE EFTELING , Netherlands – 4,000,000
4) TIVOLI GARDENS, Denmark – 3,870,000
5) LISEBERG, Sweden – 3,150,000
6) PORT AVENTURA,, Spain – 3,000,000
7) GARDALAND, Italy – 2,900,000
8) WALT DISNEY STUDIOS PARK, France – 2,655,000
9) ALTON TOWERS, UK – 2,650,000
10) PHANTASIALAND, Germany -1,950,000
11) LEGOLAND WINDSOR, UK – 1,900,000
12) THORPE PARK, UK – 1,870,000
13) PARC ASTERIX, France – 1,820,000
14) FUTUROSCOPE, France – 1,700,000
15) LEGOLAND BILLUND, Denmark – 1,650,000
16) MIRABILANDIA, Italy – 1,624,000
17) PARQUE DE ATRACCIONES, Spain – 1,500,000
18) HEIDE PARK, Germany – ,400,000
19) DUINRELL / ATTRAKTIEPARK, Netherlands – 1,349,000
20) CHESSINGTON WORLD OF ADVENTURES, UK – 1,300,000
To see the complete report visit http://www.themeit.com/
The rumours about the return of Captain EO to Disneyland Paris appear to be true! As I reported on the 11 April 2010 Honey, I Shrunk the Audience will close on the 3rd May and as of mid-June 2010 Michael Jackson’s Captain EO will return to Discoveryland.
Here is a copy of the DLP Management Flash dated 21 April from the DLRP Fan Blog.
Enjoy the Disney Wonder cruise ship through the magic of tilt-shift photography.
Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! Tour:
Braehead Arena, Glasgow
10th – 19th September 2010
Trent FM Arena Nottingham
1st – 3rd October 2010
Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
5th – 10th October 2010
M.E.N. Arena, Manchester
13th – 17th October 2010
The O2 Arena, London
20th – 31st October 2010
The NIA, Birmingham
3rd – 14th November 2010
16th – 21st November 2010
The Independent newspaper is reporting the sad news of the suicide of two Disneyland Paris Park employees.
Suicides shock at Disneyland Paris
By Cheryl Roussel in Paris.
Disneyland Paris is investigating after two park employees committed suicide in the past six weeks, under working conditions which a trade union described as “humiliating”.A chef hanged himself at his home near Paris last Friday, on the same day he was due to return to work after a period of sick leave. According to the Disneyland branch of the trade union federation, Force Ouvrière, the worker, in his 40s, had told colleagues he wanted to leave his job because he was struggling with demands to “increase figures with fewer resources”.Disneyland Paris directors have denied the suicide was work-related and said that it should not be made “a symbol of something it isn’t.” It added that the chef had been “highly appreciated by his managers” and well-integrated with fellow employees.The company has organised a meeting with the chef’s fellow employees to discuss the suicide and its possible causes.Trade union representative, Mary Lyn Lesueur, acknowledged the man’s personal problems contributed to his death but insisted that, “it’s certain that there is a real management problem at Disney”.The worker was not the first Disneyland chef to commit suicide in recent weeks. On 21 February a 30-year-old chef de partie (line cook) from the park threw himself in front of a train after working in conditions which a trade union spokesman called “humiliating”.Only the day before, a 22-year-old employee had threatened to commit suicide within the park itself. Disneyland directors immediately voted to open an investigation to “identify possible factors of stress or harassment” which could have led to the first suicide.Stress-related suicides became a much-discussed issue in France last year after it was revealed that France Télécom had been hit by a spate of suicides. Trade union leaders blamed job cuts and a brutal management culture at the company, where at least 44 members of staff have taken their own lives since 2008.The French government approved Eurodisney’s approach to work-related stress just days before the first suicide.