Core Pins to be released this month include Goofy, Tinker Bell and ‘Agent P’ the semi-aquatic, egg-laying mammal of action! AKA Perry the Platypus from Phineas & Ferb.
Source: The Telegraph
Euro Disney earnings hit by downturnEarnings at theme park operator Euro Disney have dropped sharply after the economic downturn hit visitor numbers. In the six months to 31 March 2010, the group’s net earnings fell by 32% to 95.2m euros ($121m; £82m) from sales that were down by 7%.Visitors to Europe’s biggest theme park, especially from the UK and the Netherlands, have dropped by 8% on last year. Holiday habits have changed with fewer people visiting for short breaks.Last year revenues had not been fully impacted by the economic decline, partly because of the way guests book their vacations in advance of visits. Corporate-related tourist activities have also declined.On the positive side, Euro Disney managed to squeeze an average extra 1% spending out of guests, partly offsetting the declining numbers.Euro Disney chief executive Philippe Gas said: “The continued challenging economic context is reflected in our first half revenues and net results.“For the same period last year, revenues had not been fully impacted by the economic decline, partly because of the way guests book their vacations in advance of visits.”
The full results are available from the Euro Disney SCA website here in PDF format.
The Disney Dream will be the third ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet. Boasting 14 towering decks, a ship length of 1,115 feet and a maximum width of 125 feet, the 128,000-ton vessel will includ 1,250 staterooms and has the capacity to comfortably accommodate 4,000 passengers along with the over 1,458 Crew Members who tend to the needs of every cruise guest each and every day.
Building on the classic style of the previous two ships, the Disney Magic and the Disney Wonder, the Disney Dream is a valiant vessel distinguished for its classic early 20th-century design which harkens back to the golden age of cruising state of the art technology.
As can be expected from Disney, the cruise liner was specially designed with families in mind, combining sleek style and convenient facilities with splashes of magic and cruise-industry firsts—like the splashtacular AquaDuck, the very first water coaster at sea.
Disney Cruise Line began construction on the Disney Dream in March 2009 with a steel-cutting ceremony at the world-renowned Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. Constructed as a thematic extension of the Disney Cruise Line fleet, the Disney Dream was designed to reflect the glamour of the golden age of cruising during the 1930’s. Scheduled for completion in early 2011, the new ocean liner will feature the same attention to detail Disney is known for, while introducing new and immersive, one-of-a-kind venues and experiences for everyone in the family—be they young or simply young-at-heart.
StarStruck the Disney Channel Original Movie premieres on the Disney Channel UK on Friday 14 May at 6.25pm. The movie features Christopher Wilde (Sterling Knight) & Stubby (Brandon Mychal Smith), with guest appearances from Mitchell Musso, Anna Margaret & Jasmine Sagginario.