Disneyland® Paris welcomed today Anne Hidalgo, the Mayor of Paris. She was accompanied by a group of 200 children from the capital’s day care centres. Between monday and 24 July, 1 000 children from Parisian day care centres will be invited to experience a day of magic at the theme parks.
During her visit Anne Hidalgo was also able to discover the backstage of the magic and of the various roles at Disneyland Paris, including the rare talents. After accompanying the children to see the new Frozen Sing-Along, she visited the backstages including maintenance workshops, the workshop of stained glass designer Eric Comb or the black light paint shop. A year ago the Mayor of Paris inaugurated the new universe dedicated to Ratatouille in the Walt Disney Studios Park. This second visit by Ms. Hidalgo underscores the strong links between the capital and Disneyland Paris, the common will to enhance the attraction of the Paris destination as well as to work in favour of employment and training for young people.
The Euro Disney group, which operates Disneyland Paris, plays a major role for employment in the Ile-de-France region and it drives a proactive and responsible policy, ensuring the professionalization of its jobs. Europe’s number one tourist destination employs 15 000 persons on its site, and since it opened it has participated to the creation of 55 000 direct, indirect or induced jobs. In spite of the employment situation in Europe, recruitment has been on going with 7 620 contracts signed in 2014 of which 1 366 are open end work contracts. In 10 years the group’s global staff has increased by over 18%.
Anne Hidalgo paid tribute to this commitment in favour of employment and the economic dynamism of the Paris region. The Mayor of Paris confirmed her intention to maintain and reinforce relations between Paris and Disneyland Paris. They wish to work together, both on the power Paris and France have to attract tourists and on employment, as the destination is a real pool for employment and training for young residents from the capital.