Ten years ago today on the 3rd August 2008 we published our very first blog post welcoming readers into the Salon Mickey lounge. Since then we have reported on the good, the bad and the ugly from Disneyland Paris and The Walt Disney Company.
We have delved into the financial accounts of Euro Disney S.C.A. with the help of Mark Stead, the resorts Chief Financial Officer and reported on the recapitalisations and debt refinancing that kept Disneyland Paris from bankruptcy and closure.
Last year we covered the Simplified Cash Tender Offer and buy out of Euro Disney shareholders which resulted in The Walt Disney Company taking over Disneyland Paris and securing its financial future.
In the last 10 years we have reported on the very poor state of repair of the resort when the banks and financial institutions had a controlling stake, the years of financial losses, the huge refurbishments and the announcements of new attractions and lands. The most exciting of which is yet to come, the expansion of the Walt Disney Studios Park.
During the decade I have spent writing Salon Mickey I have had great pleasure in meeting several heads of Disneyland Paris including Philippe Gas, CEO of Euro Disney S.A.S, his successor Tom Wolber, President of Euro Disney S.A.S, and most recently Catherine Powell, President of Euro Disney S.C.A.
Over the years we have also met some wonderful fellow Disney fans that I am proud to call friends.
Back in 2008 we created the blog with the aim of keeping the small Euro Disney S.C.A. shareholders up to date with the latest developments at Disneyland Paris, and since the takeover of the resort last year by The Walt Disney Company, Euro Disney’s shareholders are no more.
Therefore we have decided upon this the 10th anniversary of our very first blog post that it is time to hang up our Mouse Ears and say goodbye.
I would like to thank Disneyland Paris, especially the Cast Members from Le Club Actionnaires the Euro Disney Shareholders Club, and Mathias from Disneyland Paris Internal Communications for all their help and assistance over the years in making this blog possible.
Most importantly of all I would like to thank YOU our readers for following us.
THANK YOU AND GOODBYE!
Jonathan & Duffy