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Friday, June 20, 2008

Disneyland Resort Paris[most visited attractions]

Disneyland Resort Paris is a holiday and recreation resort in Marne-la-Vallée a new town in the eastern suburbs of Paris, France The complex is located 32 km (20 miles) from the centre of Paris and lies for the most part on the territory of the communeof Chessy
Disneyland Resort Paris features two theme parks, an entertainmentdistrict and seven Disney-owned hotels. Operating since April 12, 1992, it was the second Disney resort to open outside the United States (following Tokyo Disney Resort, and the first to be owned and operated by Disney. With 14.5 million visitors in the fiscal year of 2007, it is one of Europe's leading tourist destinations.
Disneyland Resort Paris is owned and operated by French company Euro Disney S.C. a publi company of which 39.78% of its stock is held by The Walt Disney Company, 10% by the Saudi Prince Alwaleedand 50.22% by other shareholders. The resort is run by chairman and CEO Karl Holz.
The complex was a subject of controversyduring the periods of negotiation and construction, when a number of prominent French figures voiced their opposition and protests were held by French labour unions and others. A further setback followed the opening of the resort as park attendance, hotel occupancy and revenues fell below projections. Partly as a result of this, the complex was renamed from Euro Disney Resort to Disneyland Paris in 1995. In July of that year, the company saw its first quarterly profit.
A second theme park, Walt Disney Studios Park, was opened to the public on March 16, 2002.