Paris ( French pronunciation: [paʁi] ( listen)) is the capital and most populous city of France, with an estimated population of 2,175,601 residents as of 2018. [update] , in an area of more than 105 square kilometres (41 square miles). Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of Europe's major centres of finance, diplomacy, commerce ...
France ( French: [fʁɑ̃s] ), officially the French Republic (French: République française ), is a transcontinental country spanning Western Europe and overseas regions and territories in South America and the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. Including all of its territories, France has twelve time zones, the most of any country.
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Francia, also called the Kingdom of the Franks ( Latin: Regnum Francorum ), Frankish Kingdom, Frankland or Frankish Empire, was the largest post-Roman barbarian kingdom in Western Europe. It was ruled by the Franks during Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. After the Treaty of Verdun in 843, West Francia became the predecessor of France ...
Europe is a landmass located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere.It comprises the westernmost peninsulas of the continental landmass of Eurasia, it shares the continental landmass of Afro-Eurasia with both Asia and Africa and is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Mediterranean Sea to the south, and Asia to the east.
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Walt Disney announced a €1 billion ($1.25 billion) bailout plan to rescue its subsidiary Disneyland Paris, the Financial Times reported on 6 October 2014.The park is burdened by its debt, which is calculated at about €1.75 billion ($2.20 billion) and roughly 15 times its gross average earnings. Until June 2017, Disney only held a minority stake in the resort, when they bought the remaining shares. In 2017, The Walt Disney Company offered an informal takeover of Euro Disney S.C.A., buying 9% of the company from Kingdom Holding and an open offer of 2 euros per share for the remaining stock. This brought The Walt Disney Company's total ownership to 85.7%. The Walt Disney company will also invest an additional 1.5 billion euros to strengthen the company.On 19 June 2017 Disney completed a tender offer to own over 97% of Euro Disney and then implemented a full buyout of the shares they didn't already own.
Seeking a location for a European resort
Following the success of Disneyland in California, top to the plans to build a similar theme park in Europe emerged in 1966 with sites in Frankfurt, Paris, London or Milan under consideration. Under the leadership of E. Cardon Walker, Tokyo Disneylandopened in 1983 in Japan with instant success, forming a catalyst for international expansion. In late 1984 the heads of Disney's theme park division, Dick Nunis and Jim Cora, presented a list of approximately 1,200 possible European locations for...
Design and construction
In order to provide lodging to patrons, it was decided that 5,200 Disney-owned hotel rooms would be built within the complex. In March 1988, Disney and a council of architects (Frank Gehry, Michael Graves, Robert A.M. Stern, Stanley Tigerman, and Robert Venturi) decided on an exclusively American theme in which each hotel would depict a region of the United States. At the time of the opening in April 1992, seven hotels collectively housing 5,800rooms had been built. An entertainment, shopping...
Unlike Disney's American theme parks, Euro Disney aimed for permanent employees (an estimated requirement of 12,000 for the theme park itself), as opposed to seasonal and temporary part-time employees. Casting centres were set up in Paris, London, and Amsterdam. However, it was understood by the French government and Disney that "a concentrated effort would be made to tap into the local French labour market". Disney sought workers with sufficient communication skills, who spoke two European l...1992: Euro Disney Resort (1992) (VHS)1997: The Magic Of A Successful Stay 5th Anniversary (1997) (VHS)2001: Disneyland Paris (Disney Toon Circus and Disneyland Paris) (2001) (TV)
Disneyland Paris and its properties have been subject to a number of name changes, initially an effort to overcome the negative publicity that followed the inception of the Euro Disney Resort. 1. 12 April 1992 – 31 May 1994: Euro Disney Resort 2. 1 June – 30 September 1994: Euro Disneyland Paris 3. 1 October 1994 – 15 March 2002, 4 April 2009–present: Disneyland Paris 4. 16 March 2002 – 3 April 2009: Disneyland Resort Paris1st Anniversary (12 April 1993 – 1994)5th Anniversary (12 April 1997 – 1998)10th Anniversary (12 April 2002 – 2003)12th anniversary (12 April 2004 – 2005)1st Anniversary (1993–1994)5th Anniversary (1997–1998)10th Anniversary (2002–2003)12th anniversary (2004–2005)
Walt Disney's 100 Years of Magic(2001) (TV: Disneyland Paris (Disney Toon Circus and Disneyland Paris) (2001) (TV))
Disneyland Paris contains 2 theme parks, 8 resort hotels, 7 associated hotels, a golf course, a high-speed rail station, a large outlet centre (la vallée village), and a large shopping mall: Val d'Europe.
For a list of incidents that occurred at Disneyland Paris see: List of incidents at Disneyland Paris.
The majority of European VHS releases of The Little Mermaidin 1991, came at the end with an early teaser for the park.
The Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs (French: Ministère de l'Europe et des Affaires étrangères) is the ministry of the Government of France that handles France's foreign relations. Since 1855, its headquarters have been located at 37 Quai d'Orsay , close to the National Assembly .