Disneyland Paris: driver of the French economy and job market for 25 years

Disneyland® Paris is celebrating two anniversaries in 2017: the 25-year anniversary of its 1992 opening in Marne-la-Vallée, as well as the 30-year anniversary of its unique partnership with the French state. For the occasion, SETEC, an independent technical and economic surveying company, revealed the results of its study which confirms the considerable impact that Disneyland Paris has had on the economy and job market of the region, and its influence internationally.

Disneyland® Paris is celebrating two anniversaries in 2017: the 25-year anniversary of its 1992 opening in Marne-la-Vallée, as well as the 30-year anniversary of its unique partnership with the French state. For the occasion, SETEC, an independent technical and economic surveying company, revealed the results of its study which confirms the considerable impact that Disneyland Paris has had on the economy and job market of the region, and its influence internationally.

In 1987, an Agreement was signed between the French state and The Walt Disney Company to develop a new tourist destination in the Paris region. The event was an exciting moment, full of hope, but also brought real commitments for the development of the Île-de-France region. Some 30 years later, SETEC’s study which covers results on the local, national, and European scales, proves that the resort has met the challenge of contributing to the economy and the job market.

Since its opening in 1992, Disneyland Paris has become the Europe’s number one tourist destination, with over 320 million visits – half of which come from beyond France, primarily from Europe. Thanks to its infrastructure and a solid tourism ecosystem, Disneyland Paris has already generated €68 billion in added value to the French economy, and represents 6.2% of France’s tourism income.

Thanks to Disneyland Paris, the Seine-et-Marne area of Île-de-France has blossomed. At the heart of its ecosystem is the Marne-la-Vallée–Chessy train station, which is the biggest TGV hub in France, serving 54 European and international cities daily, as well as the Disney hotel zone, the 5th largest in France, with 7 Disney hotels including the second largest in Europe, Disney’s Newport Bay Club®. The resort contributes more broadly to the attractiveness and reputation of France itself. According to SETEC, 52% of international guests to the resort also visit Paris and its iconic landmarks.

In terms of job creation, Disneyland Paris is today the largest single-site employer in France with 15,000 employees, generating 56,000 direct, indirect and induced jobs each year.

Beyond its exceptional recruitment strategy, the resort is committed to providing quality jobs (close to 85% of employees are on permanent contracts) and advantageous working conditions (73% of Cast Members live nearby, in Seine-et-Marne), and drives forward policies focused on education and training (over 400,000 training/education hours dedicated to Cast Members each year), prioritising internal promotions.

Every day, 100 nationalities, 20 spoken languages, and 500 career roles bring Disneyland Paris to life. These 500 career roles contribute to the diversity of jobs in the area, and require the integration of a variety of different profiles. This dynamic recruitment policy produces a virtuous circle for the tourism industry. For every job created at Disneyland Paris, 3 jobs are created elsewhere in France, particularly in hotels, restaurants, and other nearby services.

The company has built a network of 3,000 suppliers in France and abroad, through which it has spent €13.7 billion in purchases, 82.3% of which took place in France.

Disneyland Paris is therefore a good model of collaboration between the government and private companies.

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  1. Hi, there! I’m from Brazil, and I’ll be at DisneylandParis on my 40th birthday with my family (a husband and 3 daughters). May I have my “magical birthday ever”? This include a character? How I order it? We’re ordering a 1day/2parks ticket, and we have a doubt about the time of Paris Express. It leaves Disnenyland at 8pm, is that time AFTER the fireworks and night parade? We’re very excited with this family travel,and we’ll be waiting ansiously for your reply

  2. Wonderful article, please more like this!

    I’ve never seen that castle elevation artwork before, could you post it in a higher resolution? Would love to thoroughly investigate the details of it.

    Kind regards
    Disneyland Paris Treasures

  3. Greate post. Keep writing such kind of information on your blog. Im really impressed by your blog.

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  5. What’s the point of attracting adults and “reconnecting them with childhooh emotions and memories” if once they’re there you’ll treat them like they’re not welcome?
    Maybe the problem is not our perception is wrong. Maybe the problem is you really don’t want us to go.

  6. There’s a Santa Fe style hotel? Oh my! Will have to go back and stay there! Only hotel I had time to see on my first visit was the Disneyland Hotel on my way into the park to see Captain Eo after it re-opened in June 2010. I was on a one-day visit via the Eurostar from London (on holiday there from Australia) so very limited time – too limited. But I loved it.

  7. I’ve been 4 times to Disneyland Paris in the last 3 years and each time the service has been absolutely dredful and not even apologetic – would love to see how this changes.

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  12. Also my question:-) Is there a way to buy something although i’m not working at Disneyland Paris?

  13. So, so sad to see this icon show close! I first saw it in California in 1987 and was blown away by what was then incredible 3D technology, as well as Michael’s performance. When I visited Disneyland Paris for the first (and thus far, only) time on 24 June 2010 I was on a EuroStar day trip to the park from London which I was visiting for Michael Jackson 1st anniversary events with his UK fans. When I heard that Disneyland Paris and other Disney Parks were re-opening the film as a tribute to Michael, I HAD to make the journey across the channel to see it again. Needless to say, I made the most of the opportunity for repeat screenings on that day. And though I’ve since seen it repeatedly in Anaheim and Tokyo (shortly before it closed there last year) I’ll never, ever forget seeing it on the big screen for the first time since the 80s at Disneyland Paris. I’m not sure I want to go back now. 🙁

  14. It’s a shame this classic has to go, really!
    I’m glad I got the chance to experience it once again with the tribute performance.

    It was not quite the same since many of the original effects and the look and feel of the cinema were missing, still the old 3D glasses/technique and and analogue! print/and projector was used, which was and is kind of lazy from Disney. Also, the print was very worn out the last time I’ve seen it and should have been replaced long ago.

    But, still better than no Captain EO.

    Since Captain EO will never return to the Disney parks, please release a worthy blu-ray of this classic masterpiece (in 3D and 2D). I’m sure plenty of Disney-, Michael Jackson-, Anjelica Huston, Franics Ford Coppola- and George Lucas-Fans would buy it in an instant!

    I sure would!

  15. Why oh why is this closing?

    Have seen it several times at Disneyland Paris in the last couple of years and and each showing was packed out! Judging by everyone’s reaction on the way out, the audience clearly loved both the film and its effects.

    Bad decision, Disney 🙁

  16. The reason it has closed is that jardly anyone watches. Figures have dwindled and have been for years. It has been declining in the mast few years. Everyone moans and groans but it costs Disney to keep it running and if the audiences ain’t coming, who can afford to keep it.

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  19. We used these just after Christmas. Such a vast improvement since our last visit in summer 2014. Well done! I still had to wait from about 9am to get a good spot in the queue, but then we only waited about 10 minutes in the actual pavilion, as opposed to 70 minutes last time!

  20. We had a wonderfull new years evening at euro disney 2015 – 2016!!!!
    It was fantastic!!
    Thank you!

  21. Will the foliage be refurbished? Many leaves and small branches are missing and spoil the attraction so hopefully these will be refurbished.

  22. Hello We are a family of 4 with my husband and 2 children.I am 32 weeks pregnant.With the easy access card will I have access to attractions with my family.

  23. would changing the perception around DP to attract adults or a particular age groups not be at the expense of other age groups eg kids, teenagers.

  24. What a shame that they cast aside the park’s heritage, people’s memories and their love of DLP by destroying the named stones and replacing them with bland slabs.
    There were a few broken and loose ones, but surely they could have been kept and relayed to a better standard than they had previously.
    It has really dampened our DLP experience. What next? Removal of the castle?

  25. it’sasmallworld is more beautifulthan before.

    I will ride to it’s a smallworld during go to disneyland paris.

  26. i come to disney land for 20 years every year 2or3 times
    i am a real disney fan i collect it also but my complain is this year
    when y order to stay in the hotel why did they not mention
    that there is so many attraction close in the park you mention about the hotel but let also know about what happen in the park
    i hope you understand why i writhe this
    i hope that you will reply
    thanks yolande

  27. I want cast menbers . business chaienge back stage new shw works
    my challenge .
    U.S.A I want art work project menbers.

  28. Hello, I am staying at the Hotel on 9/23/16. That day is my daughter’s birthday. Do you have the opportunity to purchase a cake?

  29. Can anyone help with getting in touch with photopass for Disneyland Paris. Tried sending email through contact us but email keeps coming back undeliverable. All photos are not coming up and need them to find my photos.

  30. Not Impressed! Big Thunder mountain is one of my favorite Disney Rides! Shut! Simlarly, the Star Wars events are apparently unavailable.No mention of these attractions being shut when my booking was made in June. My grandson, for whom we arranged this trip, has extatically reached the height limit, and a star wars addict/devotee will now be denied these pleasures. Will there be a refund/discount offered?

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