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January 10, 1993 | Associated Press
Euro Disney SCA, operators of the Euro Disneyland theme park outside Paris, are offering substantial entry fee discounts to try to attract residents of the Paris region, the company said Friday. Euro Disney had said it would not offer discounts despite its notable difficulty in attracting visitors from the Paris area. Stock analysts have sharply criticized the company for that policy. The amusement park said in November that it lost $35.8 million in the fiscal year ending Sept.
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April 13, 1994 | From Associated Press
Nearly all of Euro Disneyland's creditor banks have agreed to sign a restructuring plan formed last month to bail out the ailing American-style theme park near Paris, banking sources said Tuesday. Of the 61 creditor banks, only four--all Japanese--have not endorsed the plan to bail out the park's operator, the sources told the Dow-Jones News Service.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 1987 | MARYLOUISE OATES and JUDITH MICHAELSON, Times Staff Writers
CalArts President and Los Angeles Festival Director Robert J. Fitzpatrick was named on Thursday as president of Euro Disneyland, a new $1.5-billion resort and entertainment project to be built outside Paris. Fitzpatrick, 46, director of the 1984 Olympic Arts Festival in Los Angeles, said he will stay with the arts institute in Valencia through the summer and with the 1987 festival until after its 3 1/2-week run in September.
BUSINESS
February 2, 1994 | From Reuters
Bankers were sworn to secrecy Tuesday as they prepared for a meeting that will seal the fate of the troubled Euro Disneyland theme park. About 60 bankers are expected at today's presentation, at a secret location here, of Euro Disney's finances by auditors KPMG Peat Marwick, one banker said. "We plan to discuss the report in detail," said a bank official, adding that it would provide the bankers with a base for future talks with Euro Disney and its parent, Walt Disney Co.
BUSINESS
November 7, 1989 | From Associated Press
Shares in Euro Disneyland SCA rose sharply Monday, the first day of official trading on London and Paris stock exchanges. Euro Disneyland, which is half-owned by Walt Disney Co., has sold about $1 billion worth of stock to investors throughout Europe to help pay for a new Disney theme park to be opened in France in 1992. Euro Disneyland shares closed at 879 pence, or $13.80, a share in London, up from the offer price of 707 pence, or $11.
BUSINESS
July 23, 1987
The architectural firm that planned Rancho Santa Margarita has been retained to assist the Walt Disney Co. in planning Euro Disneyland east of Paris. Irvine-based Phillips Brandt Reddick will help create a planned community at the French version of Disney World, a $2-billion project scheduled to open in 1992. The entire Euro Disneyland project will include at least two theme parks, 18,200 hotel rooms, 222.3 acres of retail shopping and 172.9 acres of office space, said James B.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1992 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The African food is definitely not working, and the nightly fireworks displays will soon be scrubbed since dusk arrives here about the time we're used to flicking on late-night news. Debunked, too, have been expectations that Europeans would enjoy long leisurely meals. Inside Euro Disneyland, where some restaurant managers were waiting with covered tables and upscale food, guests instead have been running to fast-food counters for hamburgers, hot dogs and soft drinks.
BUSINESS
June 15, 1993 | From Associated Press
Five of Europe's largest theme parks said Monday that they are teaming up to offset intense competition from Walt Disney Co.'s Euro Disneyland. The parks will offer visitors discount coupons for use at the four other parks and intensify efforts to ensure that travel agents do not over-promote Euro Disneyland.
NEWS
June 27, 1992 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Angered by American agricultural trade policies, tractor-driving French farmers blockaded the entrance to the new Euro Disneyland outside Paris on Friday, preventing several hundred families and busloads of schoolchildren from entering the park. "Euro Disneyland is the symbol of an American culture that has invaded our country," said Daniel Deswards, one of the leaders of the protesting farmers. "Now the Americans want to do the same thing to our agriculture."
NEWS
January 18, 1994 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
My daughter Katie gripped the controls in gloved hands and, with a cold rain spitting in our face, we soared above the gray wintry tableau of Euro Disneyland on--what else?--Dumbo the Flying Elephant. Down below, families in matching yellow Disney rain ponchos ($4.50 at shops everywhere) gamely strolled through the puddles. Cheerful Christmas music, and the scent of popping corn and baking cookies, wafted up from Main Street U.S.A.
NEWS
January 18, 1994 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
My daughter Katie gripped the controls in gloved hands and, with a cold rain spitting in our face, we soared above the gray wintry tableau of Euro Disneyland on--what else?--Dumbo the Flying Elephant. Down below, families in matching yellow Disney rain ponchos ($4.50 at shops everywhere) gamely strolled through the puddles. Cheerful Christmas music, and the scent of popping corn and baking cookies, wafted up from Main Street U.S.A.
NEWS
December 21, 1993 | CHRIS WOODYARD and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The outlook for the proposed Disneyland Resort darkened Monday as the director of the project resigned and Walt Disney Co. offered its gloomiest assessment yet of prospects for the $3-billion center.
BUSINESS
June 15, 1993 | From Associated Press
Five of Europe's largest theme parks said Monday that they are teaming up to offset intense competition from Walt Disney Co.'s Euro Disneyland. The parks will offer visitors discount coupons for use at the four other parks and intensify efforts to ensure that travel agents do not over-promote Euro Disneyland.
NEWS
January 10, 1993 | Associated Press
Euro Disney SCA, operators of the Euro Disneyland theme park outside Paris, are offering substantial entry fee discounts to try to attract residents of the Paris region, the company said Friday. Euro Disney had said it would not offer discounts despite its notable difficulty in attracting visitors from the Paris area. Stock analysts have sharply criticized the company for that policy. The amusement park said in November that it lost $35.8 million in the fiscal year ending Sept.
NEWS
June 27, 1992 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Angered by American agricultural trade policies, tractor-driving French farmers blockaded the entrance to the new Euro Disneyland outside Paris on Friday, preventing several hundred families and busloads of schoolchildren from entering the park. "Euro Disneyland is the symbol of an American culture that has invaded our country," said Daniel Deswards, one of the leaders of the protesting farmers. "Now the Americans want to do the same thing to our agriculture."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1992 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The African food is definitely not working, and the nightly fireworks displays will soon be scrubbed since dusk arrives here about the time we're used to flicking on late-night news. Debunked, too, have been expectations that Europeans would enjoy long leisurely meals. Inside Euro Disneyland, where some restaurant managers were waiting with covered tables and upscale food, guests instead have been running to fast-food counters for hamburgers, hot dogs and soft drinks.
BUSINESS
September 30, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Disney to Trim Capital Spending: Walt Disney Co.'s capital spending will tail off in 1992 after it opens the $3.5-billion Euro Disneyland, President Frank Wells said. Wells, at a weekend celebration in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., marking the 20th anniversary of Walt Disney World, declined to say how much it would fall. He said the anticipated drop is related to the fact that Disney completed two Florida resorts this year and will open Euro Disneyland in April.
NEWS
April 30, 1992 | REGINA HOANG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
They are the best, the select few. It took them years of training, dedication and perseverance to be prepared for one of the biggest days of their lives. Indeed, April 12--the grand opening day of Euro Disney Resort in Marne-La-Vallee, France--was the day that tested the abilities and talents of each member of the 700-strong All-American Marching Band.
BUSINESS
September 30, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Disney to Trim Capital Spending: Walt Disney Co.'s capital spending will tail off in 1992 after it opens the $3.5-billion Euro Disneyland, President Frank Wells said. Wells, at a weekend celebration in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., marking the 20th anniversary of Walt Disney World, declined to say how much it would fall. He said the anticipated drop is related to the fact that Disney completed two Florida resorts this year and will open Euro Disneyland in April.
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