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OTHER European "Disneyland park" Locations
« on: November 25, 2012, 03:56:00 AM »
I have created this thread post because I am really curious to listen to other people's opinions about a completely "Different" European-country-Location for a Disneyland park to be build there, instead from Paris!  :-)

* Did you know that London(UK) was also the candidate country for the Location, to build the European Disneyland park, but Paris finally won? For me this is so Sad. :-(

As i have read on some several news about DLP  financial situations, Since the Very beginning of this park creation, Disneyland Paris always had and always will be having financial problems.
While Bob Iger will try to help and save them, by sending them some financial help from the BIG RICH DADDY (the Disney Company). Their financial situation will remain the same. After all, DLP is the poorest Disneyland Park in the World.

So i came to the following conclusions:
-> Did DLP made a mistake by building a second theme park, The Disney Studios?  My answer is YES

-> Will ever, DPL expands the Original Main Park with Future New Attractions or "New Fantasyland expansion" as Magic Kingdom does? My answer is NO, Never! They simply just can't afford  it.

-> Has Disney Company made the worst decision ever in history,  to choose "FRANCE(Paris)" as the final location for the build of the European Disneyland park? My answer is YES. Terrible mistake!
And that's because France as a country, has a complicated Financial Management "?ureaucratic system", which is a completely failure. Greece is following the same financial "French system" and you see the results and what happened to them...
On the other hand, the English financial SYSTEM is Much more simple, efficient and powerful!

-> Is France one of the "Most Expensive" countries in Europe, not to mention, in the World?  My answer is YES. So Tourists can not afford to stay longer in their extremely expensive Hotels, etc...

NOW. After all these,
MY QUESTION is this:

Which European Country in your opinion would be a great candidate for the Best European Magic Kingdom?  or even, The Second European Disneyland Park ? (Take Paris Out).
List only 2 Countries.

Mine is:  CYPRUS & UK
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Re: OTHER European "Disneyland park" Locations
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2012, 10:23:26 AM »
Poland or  Czech Republic :D
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Re: OTHER European "Disneyland park" Locations
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2012, 10:47:38 AM »
My vote would have been Norway ( :-D ) or Sweden. But due to the high cost here, that would probably just have been wish thinking.
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Re: OTHER European "Disneyland park" Locations
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2012, 01:54:29 PM »
It just seems people are choosing the countries they live in!
The obvious location, when making the original decision would have been Spain. Massive tourist destination,people travelling from their holidays for one or two days at the park and decent weather.In those days it was a no brainer in my opinion.
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Re: OTHER European "Disneyland park" Locations
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2012, 03:08:03 PM »
Yes....not long after opening people said they should have built in Spain.  The weather alone but I think Paris was a more central european position, especially for the likes of visitors from the UK and I think there were some kind of union/work force problems that put them off Spain.
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Re: OTHER European "Disneyland park" Locations
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2012, 05:31:59 PM »
Some informations about the fact, why France was chosen. Thanks to leemac for the infos.

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1) PM Felipe Gonzalez was struggling with their domestic economy in the mid-eighties and had to make a lot of structural changes to the economy (initial EDL discussions were just ten years after Franco's death). There was a belief that the PSOE that dominated parliament as a socialist government throughout the '80s might not be the best partners. Many folks at Disney preferred Mitterrand's approach.

2) A lot of folks try to boil down the differences between the Spanish and French bids as just about tax breaks - and that is partly true. However the French government were prepared to hand over more land and also use sales tax to develop the infrastructure.

Ultimately the pro-active support of successive French governments has made EDL a success. ED SCA published an independent report when the partnership agreement was extended and the impact of the project to the French government is astounding.

They were also thinking about the UK, Italy and Greece, but those locations were dropped very soon.
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Re: OTHER European "Disneyland park" Locations
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2012, 06:59:04 PM »
If northern France was warmer (and CDG airport was nicer :P ), it would have been the perfect location. But the south of France or a major coastal city in northern Spain may have been better. But then again, if people are willing to put up with Paris's weather, they may be willing to put up with London's too. :)

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Disneyland Paris always had and always will be having financial problems.
That's not true. It will start making a much better profit one day. But probably near the end of this decade. :XD: They've got a big expansion plan, now, and that should bring in a lot more business.
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Re: OTHER European "Disneyland park" Locations
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2012, 07:28:30 PM »
What's wrong with CDG Josh?
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Re: OTHER European "Disneyland park" Locations
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2012, 01:02:29 AM »
It's just with easyJet in terminal 2. The other terminals are probably really nice. The building is really ugly and the only facilities there in easyJet's section are a cafe and about four shops. We also got stranded there, once, due to a thunderstorm and had to stay in an Ibis hotel, but we've hated the place even before that incident. XD
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Re: OTHER European "Disneyland park" Locations
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2012, 11:01:26 AM »
I suppose it's a case of getting what you pay for! I hate the Easyjet departure area, there is always a queue for security check and the facilities air side are totally hopeless! I fly from Bristol and usually use Air France, their part of terminal two is brilliant! The fares are higher, but they have three flights a day so I, get a better choice! Still have to get a bus to the aircraft though!
I am going Wednesday night for just Thursday in the parks to get my photo's of Christmas and am giving Easyjet another go as they now allocate seats, that should reduce the crowding around the gate situation! Cheap fare as well!
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Re: OTHER European "Disneyland park" Locations
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2012, 11:41:47 AM »
Well I'm very glad that I can take the EuroStar from St. Pancras station and don't have to bother with  the airports, living in Greater London it's about 3 hours from my home to the parks.  I don't like flying much, and this is the main reason I'm glad that they built Disneyland in Paris, it's  easy to get there by plane, car, coach or train depending on how you like to travel. About the weather, DLP need to build more rides under a roof to keep the rain off and put more shows on in their  theatres.
I'm not convinced that more people would have gone to Disneyland in Spain because of the weather, as some people would  probably rather go to WDW anyway, where the weather is better and there are more theme parks.
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Re: OTHER European "Disneyland park" Locations
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2012, 06:37:07 PM »
I like Eurostar as well, but living in Cornwall means an overnight hotel or a drive that takes over 4 hours which destroys the advantage of the convenience. The last time we travelled to Disney (Halloween) we were questioned by Police at Ashford as we were two "mature" males travelling together, and I found that annoying. You would not believe the look on their faces when we told them that many adults travel without children! They obviously did not believe us!
As a PS we travelled by Leisure select and if anyone is considering paying extra for it, don't bother! too expensive for what you get.
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Re: OTHER European "Disneyland park" Locations
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2012, 06:56:27 PM »
I don't like the rigmarole  when travelling abroad, come to think of it I would have liked Disneyland better in London.  There's not much difference in the weather between London and Paris,  and also there would be less smoking in the parks, it seems to be worst over there.
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Re: OTHER European "Disneyland park" Locations
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2012, 01:39:03 AM »
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What's wrong with CDG Josh?


Well it is with good reasons CDG keeps landing on varuous "worst airports worldwide" lists
like here
http://http://travel.usatoday.com/flights/story/2012-01-16/Travel-guide-ranks-best-worst-airport-terminals/52602176/1

Its look is bad
its infrastructure is bad
It tends to loose or mispack baggage
Its offers to buses just unloading passengers is horrible
etc. etc. etc.
I have been there 3 times, once on a trip to DLP by plane, once being dropped off there by the bus in order to go to DLP and once while changing planes on my way to the US

and each time was really hard on my nerves, you have to walk great distances, you often do not know where you are supposed to go, and on the flight to US, our bagagge got into a different plane, leaving us with only what we were wearing druing the flight and our handbags
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Re: OTHER European "Disneyland park" Locations
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2012, 01:37:06 PM »
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Poland or  Czech Republic :D

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