Euro Disney dream needs more cash

More than 20 years after opening, Disneyland Paris still has problems, writes Thomas Hubert in Paris.

12th October, 2014
Mickey Mouse at Disneyland Paris.

Despite the €1 billion recapitalisation plan announced by Euro Disney last Monday, the Walt Disney Company’s European adventures retain a fairytale allure.

There’s no doubt that the French theme park and hotel resort operator needs a cash injection. Although it remains the most visited tourist attraction in France, attendance is down, with 14.1 million visitors this year compared to a peak of 16 million two years ago. Repayments for the company’s €1.75 billion...

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