Disneyland Paris Receives Approval for Expansion
Euro Disney, which includes the popular Disneyland Paris park, has received a ‘green light’ this week from French authorities for expansion; the once struggling tourist destination plans on adding a third gate, they’ll expand the property, and have signed a new 13 year contract to operate. Euro Disney spokesman Laurent Manologlou claims the expansion project could create as many as 70,000 jobs.
“Les Villages Nature de Val D’Europe” (Villages of Nature of the Valley of Europe) will be the resort’s third park, a sustainable tourism project. Set to be developed in a joint venture with the travel group Pierre & Vacances, Euro Disney officials claim the project could generate 8 billion euros ($10.3 billion) from various sources including 1.8 billion euros for the Villages of Nature.
“Of course we are planning to develop the destination, but first it was important to renew this partnership with the French public parties,” he told Deutsche Welle. “We have some time to develop these opportunities, double the capacity of the theme park, triple the capacity of the hotels and develop sustainable tourism with projects such as the Villages of Nature.” (-Deutsche Welle World)
Specific details about the projects have not been released.