Man found with two handguns at Disneyland Paris to face trial on Monday


The man arrested on Thursday at the Hotel New York at Disneyland Paris in possession of two handguns will face trial at the Criminal Court in Meaux on  Monday.

It was announced on Saturday by the Prosecutor Department of Meaux  that the 28 year old man will be prosecuted for the transportation and possession of weapons and ammunition.  

He  faces a sentence of 5 years in prison and a 75,000 euros fine.

Source: La Parisien.

Man arrested with guns at Disneyland Paris ‘feared for safety’.


The man arrested on Thursday at Disneyland Paris for carrying two guns into  Hotel New York has told French police he was armed because he feared for his safety.
Initial investigations do not point to terrorism, a police source said.

The man’s bag triggered metal detectors as he entered the hotel.

Disneyland Paris said the weapons had been discovered during a security check. They then contacted police who arrested the man without a struggle.

The male suspect, reportedly a 28-year-old of European origin, was not known to security services.
He co-manages a brasserie in Paris, a source close to the investigation told AFP news agency, where staff were incredulous at news of the arrest.

“For me, it’s a mistake,” said a member of the bar team.

French police appear to be treating the case as criminal rather than terror-related.

However, anti-terror investigators have not been called in so far and the inquiry is being handled by local police in the Meaux region.

“Initial findings appear to point clearly to something other than an intention to attack,” one police source told Reuters.

The man, who is unknown to intelligence services and been previously arrested only once for “driving without a licence”.

Police sources said he told them he bought the hand guns illegally a few years ago “to protect himself” due to “fears for his security”.

Europe 1 radio said that man was in the process of moving out of Paris and had temporarily left his belongings at his mother’s, but not the weapons because she “didn’t want them in her house”.

Stumped as to what to do with the guns, he said he was forced to take them with him for a romantic weekend at Disneyland Paris with this girlfriend.

Arrested on Thursday night, the woman confirmed his version of events.

Source: BBC News  /  Telegraph 

Man with two hand guns arrested at Disneyland Pairs


A man has been arrested in Disneyland Paris after two automatic hand guns were discovered in his luggage.

According to reports on BMFTV the hand guns were found in his bag as he went through the security bag check at Hotel New York.

According to France Inter radio, the 28-year-old man was carrying the firearms in a suitcase and was stopped by Disney security staff after the bag passed through an X-ray machine.

The man did not resist and police were swiftly called to arrest him at around noon local time, France Inter said.

Le Parisien newspaper said the man was stopped at the Hotel New York at the resort and was with a woman who fled the scene.

French media said he was also carrying a box of bullets and a copy of the Koran.

Disneyland Paris release the following statement.

During a routine security screening checkpoint at one of our hotels, weapons were discovered in a guest’s luggage, through our x-ray machine. The police were immediately notified and the individual was arrested. We continue to work closely with the authorities; and the safety and security of our guests and cast members is our utmost priority


B&B Hotel Officially Opened at Disneyland Paris


B&B Hotels officially opened their new Disneyland Paris Partner hotel today in an inauguration event attended by representatives of B&B Hotels, Disneyland Paris and Val d’Europe.



With prices from €60 per room the B&B Hotel offers a free shuttle bus service to and from Disneyland Paris the hotel is an ideal location for those looking for budget  accommodation for their visit to the resort.

All rooms are  air-conditioned and include free high speed Wi-Fi access, and a flat-screen television.

14.8 Million visit Disneyland Paris in 2015


Disneyland Paris released a breakdown of visitors for the 2015 fiscal year today in which they reported 14.8 million visitors came through the turnstiles in 2015.

Below is  a breakdown per country which shows that attendance from the United Kingdom has now dropped to 14%.


Here is a breakdown of the attendance figures since 2010 sourced from the  Themed Entertainment Association.   In 2012 it was reported that 16,000,000 Guests came through the turnstiles of the resort during the resorts 20th Anniversary Celebrations.

  • 2015 –  14,800,000
  • 2014 –  14,200,000
  • 2013 –  14,900,000
  • 2012 –  16,000,000
  • 2011 –   15,700,000
  • 2010 –  15,000,000

Further details released about this years Swing into Spring season at Disneyland Pairs


Further details about this years Swing into Spring season at Disneyland Paris has been released as the popular spring season returns to the resort from 5 March to 29 May 2016.

This year will feature a new look to Minnie’s Little Spring Train which will transport Thumper, Miss Bunny, Cheshire Cat and Nemo for their journey along Main Street, U.S.A.


Also seeing a return is the spectacular Goofy’s Garden Party when Main Street, U.S.A and Central Plaza becomes the stage for a colourful cavalcade of topiaries as the sound of dancing and music fills the air.


For the Disney characters fans amongst you get your cameras and autograph books ready to meet  Thumper, Miss Bunny, Donald and Minnie in her new spring attire.


During the day The Spring Promenade will once again be skipping down Main Street, U.S.A.  as the locals dance along the flower lined street.


Finally from 10 February to 8 May a new show ‘The Forest of Enchantment: A Disney Musical Adventure’ featuring Baloo, Merida, Rapunzel, Tarzan and Pocahontas arrives on the Chaparral Theater.


This years Swing into Spring looks like it’s going to once again be one of the highlights of 2016 at Disneyland Paris.

Euro Disney S.C.A. 2015 Reference Document published


In readiness for the Euro Disney S.C.A. Annual General Meeting which is being held next month the 2015 Reference Document has been published and is available here:

The 2015 Reference Document is 226 pages long and is full of facts and financial figures about Disneyland Paris and the Euro Disney Group.

The AGM is being held on Wednesday 17 February 2016 at Disney’s Hotel New York Convention Center at Disneyland Paris.

VIP FastPasses to be replaced with Hotel PastPasses at the Empire State Club.


From the 24 March 2016 Disneyland Paris will stop issuing VIP FastPasses  to Guests staying in Empire State Club rooms in Disney’s Hotel New York and replace them with Hotel FastPasses.

Guests will receive one Hotel FastPass per day, per person, which are valid all day except between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM.

The move will bring the Empire State Club in-line with the resorts other exclusive Club floors at the resorts hotels, the Golden Forest Club at Disney’s Sequoia Lodge Hotel and the newly opened Compass Club at Disney’s Newport Bay Club Hotel.

Guests staying in a Classic or Deluxe room at the Disneyland Hotel also receive Hotel FastPasses.

VIP PassPasses will now only issued to Guests staying in Suites in the Sequoia Lodge, Newport Bay Club, Hotel New York  and at the Castle Club at the Disneyland Hotel.

Guests who made their reservations for a room in the Empire State Club before 14th January 2016 will still receive VIP FastPasses as part of their hotel package.

Special Room Rates Announced For Euro Disney AGM


The Euro Disney  Shareholders Club  announced yesterday that members of the club can benefit from special room rates on hotel bookings for the Euro Disney S.C.A. Annual General Meeting which is  scheduled to be held on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at Disney’s Hotel New York Convention Center at Disneyland Paris.

Discounted rooms are available for Shareholder Club members at Disney’s Sequoia Lodge Hotel, Disney’s Newport Bay Club Hotel and Disney’s Hotel New York Hotel on a room only basis for  arrivals exclusively on February 16 and/or 17, 2016.

Reservations are required in advance and can be made from January 14, 2016 by calling  +33 (0) 1 60 30 60 72 and quoting the reference AGM 2016.