Third park... for DL Paris??!

Disneyland Resort Paris is planning to build not only a third theme park, but also a water-park (in Paris, with that cold! Maybe it'll be indoor) and a nature/shopping district!!! All of this should open by 2030 (that's along time!).

Here's the official press release, courtesy of Theme Park Review:

French theme-park operator Euro Disney SCA has received permission from the French government to enlarge its operations, adding a third theme park, a new housing development and a vacation village.

The company, which is 47% owned by Walt Disney Co., on Tuesday said it will sign an amendment to its 1987 founding agreement with French authorities enabling it to extend its perimeter and operations. Euro Disney, which has struggled financially, said it will be allowed to increase the perimeter of the operations to 2,230 hectares, or slightly more than 5,508 acres, from 1,943 hectares, or about 4,800 acres.

In addition to paving the way for the third theme park, the amendment to the original agreement allows Euro Disney to invest in new housing developments in the Val d'Europe region, in the Paris suburbs, and develop a new vacation village project, Les Villages Nature de Val d'Europe. The theme of the project would be a sustainable development and it would be carried out in partnership with real estate group Pierre & Vacances, Euro Disney said. 

Les Villages Nature de Val d'Europe, which will be launched depending on market conditions, would be developed in phases up to approximately 500 hectares within a 20-year time frame, the group said.

By 2030, projects within the new perimeter could generate an approximate investment of €8 billion ($10.3 billion) by various tourist and urban developers, including €1.8 billion for Les Villages Nature de Val d'Europe, it said.

No further financial details were disclosed.

In August, Euro Disney reported that third-quarter revenue rose 21%, due to proceeds from a real estate disposal and improved tourism but a heavy debt load has left it with a steady stream of losses.


What do you think? Disneyland resort Paris is a great resort, but it has ALWAYS, ALWAYS had financial problems (since it opened!). And their 2nd "theme park", Walt Disney Studios,is not even considered a real theme park. But maybe things can change.... They have plenty of time until 2030!!
For more informations, please visit Disney&More.

What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. As I posted at "Disney & More" (one of the best Disney rtelated sites in my opinion and absolutly the best book on Disneyland Paris that has ever been printed)
    I think they should get the Parks that are already built up to standard.
    The shows should be all opened and new atractions build ,like the Ariel ride now being built i at WDW and Disneyland and was originally meant for DLP.
    The Studios still look awful and needs to be expanded.
    A nightly show (World of Colour ?)is badly needed as Pyros are not allowed outside the summer season and special occations


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