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(Daily Mail)   Disney Land Paris: not the happiest place on earth   (dailymail.co.uk ) divider line 13
    More: Sad, Disneyland Paris, Bob Iger, Europe, Legend of Zelda, petitions, value for money  
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2013-09-14 02:49:47 PM  
3 votes:
From Day One this park was the unwanted bastard child of the Disney empire. The French hounded and harassed Disney (one of the big papers called it a 'cultural Chernobyl') demanding all sorts of concessions regarding everything from the architecture  to the employee dress code to the fact that Disney does not serve alcohol in the parks (this has since changed, sort of).  The whole thing came in late, way over budget, a giant international cluster-fark.  So what did Disney do?  They sold off a majority stake and spun off the park as its own company.  Note the article points out that that Disney only hold about a 40% share in the place anymore.  A quick look shows the other 60% is held by a Saudi prince and the general public.

So it's an autonomous entity, that may very well be getting run into the ground by a penny-pinching management.  The same thing happened in Califorina at the end of the Eisner years... the parks were turned over to a woman who had mainly worked in retail before.  They cut budgets and cheaped out on a lot of things, including maintenance...  it nearly killed the park and (arguably) actually killed a couple guests.  After that PR shaitstorm, and Eisner's boot to the curb, new management spent million uopn millions fixing the place back up.

The moral of the story is, I suppose, that those who sacrifice quality for a short term earning report get there asses handed to them in the end.
2013-09-14 03:09:08 PM  
2 votes:
You're a pest; you're a pest.
Go away, I need my rest.
You can't buy those souvenirs with your American Express.
Don't ask me for "Bon jours,"
In France, Mickey says "UP YOURS!"
Wait on you?You must be joking.
Go away!I'm busy smoking.
You'll spit out your brioche.
Take a whiff; I never wash.
And I won't clean up that spot where Pluto messed.
Don't take his mess away; we'll serve it as pate.
So you're distressed.
Can't care less.
You're a pest.

Here in France there's no chance
Donald Duck will do his dance.
He'll call you names and sweat on you and spill wine down your pants.
Snow White hangs out in bars where she sucks upon cigars.
Sneezy, Dopey, Doc and Bashful sell your hubcaps off for cash.
While Goofy pulls out his knife, Grumpy pinches someone's wife.
Aladdin rubs - well, not his lamp - but you can guess.
We've got Walt Disney's dough, so we don't need you. GO!
Be our guest.
Be depressed.
Go home stressed.

If you tried any ride
And you did not tip your guide,
You'll be sent to "It's A Small World" and we'll lock you up inside.
You want food?
Tough!You'll wait,
While I spit upon your plate.
'Cause your taste buds are not picky, we will serve you parts of Mickey.
Buy some ears or a hat.
Sacre bleu, well look at that!
Your change fell in the pocket in my vest.
We hope your visit's through, 'cause we don't like you. Ptoo!
Are you stressed?
Can you guess
Why our place is not the best?
We detest
Every guest
From the West.
2013-09-14 04:14:10 PM  
1 vote:

Glitchwerks: phlegmmo: You're a pest; you're a pest.

I don't know if you wrote that or not, but it earns +1 internetz from me.


No, I can't take the credit.

It's by The Capitol Steps.
2013-09-14 03:43:54 PM  
1 vote:

proteus_b: why the hell would you go to visit paris and then decide that, of all things, you want to be in an overpriced amusement park?


Believe it or not, Disneyland Paris was not built for the exclusive use of touring Americans.  Amazingly, there are in fact people who live in places that are not the US, and some of those people even live in a country called "France", which is apparently not all that far away from "Paris".
2013-09-14 03:41:36 PM  
1 vote:

vegaswench: This has been going on for a while.  See the 2010 article noting the suicides of Disney workers in Paris:  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/the-dark-side-of-disne y land-paris-1964505.html

 "Je ne veux pas retourner chez Mickey" (I don't want to work for Mickey any more).


Seemingly endless years of high school french tells me that translates to "I do not want to return to Mickey's place" (well the house of Mickey).  Work is "travailler" in french.  Is the Independent that bad at french?
2013-09-14 02:51:15 PM  
1 vote:

Princess Ryans Knickers: So Disneyland Paris is practicing Republican economic models?

Less revenues, cut maintenance and budget!
Which leads to... less revenues.


Yes. Everything is related to US politics! Just couldn't resist shoehorning your bullshiat into something completely unrelated could you?
2013-09-14 02:44:51 PM  
1 vote:
The entire video consisted of showing one missing piece of soffit. Hardly enough to be considered evidence of the park "literally falling apart". I do believe this is much ado about nothing.
2013-09-14 02:43:59 PM  
1 vote:
So, 5000 people out of 16m visitors, 0.03% of visitors weren't happy. Yeah, I bet Bob Iger will put that in the shredder carefully read all the comments people have made.
2013-09-14 02:37:58 PM  
1 vote:
The phrase 'literally falling apart' was literally used seven times. That was figuratively the worst article I've ever read.
2013-09-14 02:24:46 PM  
1 vote:
So Disneyland Paris is practicing Republican economic models?

Less revenues, cut maintenance and budget!
Which leads to... less revenues.
2013-09-14 02:17:12 PM  
1 vote:
This has been going on for a while.  See the 2010 article noting the suicides of Disney workers in Paris:  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/the-dark-side-of-disne y land-paris-1964505.html

 "Je ne veux pas retourner chez Mickey" (I don't want to work for Mickey any more).
2013-09-14 01:25:01 PM  
1 vote:
Not with that legendary French work ethic and dedication to customer service!!
2013-09-14 12:49:47 PM  
1 vote:
Who are you to resist it, huh?! C'mon, my last paycheck bounced! My children need wine!

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