Swiss company has eye on Euro Disney

December 1, 2006, 11:15 AM · [Thanks to TPI reader David Graham for the tip.] A Swiss businessman called a press conference to announce that his firm is trying to take over Disneyland Paris parent EuroDisney.

The collective reaction: Huh? What? Who the heck is this guy?

Of course, when your balance is sheet is a wreck, as EuroDisney's has been for many years, thanks to misreading real estate and hotel markets and unfortunate finance and licensing deals, among other mishaps, your company's at risk for this type of shenanigans. (For the record, though, the problem with the company ain't the parks. Or public demand for them. The problem is, as it so often is in the modern economy, the suits.)

Still, maybe the guy can scrounge up enough shares to get some comp tickets, or something.


Replies (4)

December 1, 2006 at 12:58 PM · Thats really weird!

I am going to Disneyland Paris for the first time in the summer. I will see how it is!

December 1, 2006 at 11:24 PM · Disneyland Paris is a terrific park. The chances of some Swiss guy taking it over is like pigs flying and yes, the problem with it has always been "the suits"
December 2, 2006 at 1:12 AM · As one one of the Imagineers who worked on the park in the beginning and stayed with it long after opening (although not any longer), I agree: suits.
December 4, 2006 at 3:51 PM · My God... do we have a new T. Holland???

I really, really hope so. *grins*

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