Disneyland Paris, Europe’s number one tourist destination, is also Europe’s number one business tourism destination!

Everyone knows that today Disneyland® Paris, inaugurated in 1992, is Europe’s number one tourist destination. And not only! Did you know Disneyland Paris is also Europe’s number one business tourism integrated site? Conventions, seminars, congresses, gala evenings, team-building and even sports events are the daily activities at the destination.

In 1992 Disneyland Paris did not only carry out the “Grand Opening” of its first theme park, seven hotels and Disney Village. It also opened the New York Coliseum Convention Center, the first of its two convention centers. The aim was to satisfy another clientele, the business tourists.

The center is integrated to the hotel with the same name, Disney’s Hotel New York®, and it currently offers 5 000 m² of modular space. In October 1997, the second convention center was inaugurated, Disney’s Newport Bay Club with an additional 5 500m² of modular space to welcome professionals and host their events.

Disneyland Paris offers today close to 20 000 m² to host nearly 850 events per year, managed directly by the Disneyland Paris Business Solutions teams.

In order to understand the importance business tourism and event management represents for the destination, DisneylandParis-News.com met with Nicolas Dupeux. He had been a client of Disneyland Paris Business Solutions, and today he is its director.

Could you please present the Disneyland Paris Business Solutions structure to us?

“Business Solutions exists since the inauguration of the park was being prepared. Prior to the official public opening, Business Solutions organized a series of exclusive events for small groups in order to present the theme park, the hotels and all of its infrastructures. An important number of celebrities from the political world, the press and the media in general were the guests of honor of formal dinners, concerts and prestigious events.

Today, Business Solutions has a team of nearly 150 persons who cover some twenty different fields and offer their expertise in sales, design, organization, production, etc.”

Why is Disneyland Paris an ideal venue for events?

Disneyland Paris is a unique venue, for many reasons. When businesses organize their events here, they can benefit from Disney, from its culture, from its strongly rooted values and from its heritage. Our clients discover a true, complete experience.

We represent a destination that can host and organize all types of events, encompassing all the services inherent to such an organization. But our difference also resides in the storytelling we offer which gives a unique value to our destination.

It is also ideal because the destination is  “all in one” logistically speaking and is geographically easy to access, whether by car, RER, TGV, bus, or plane with the CDG Roissy airport some ten minutes away.

In short, we offer unique logistics and all the expertise necessary to our profession while capitalizing on the values of a brand that is a synonym of imagination, magic and quality experience. I know of no other competing destination capable of having as many assets to offer its clients.

What is the place of Disneyland Paris on the business tourism market?

We have a great number of competitors, but none is truly comparable. In the first place there are cities such as Barcelona or Deauville with the practical aspect of their convention centers and large hotels close to one another. These destinations are capable of hosting groups as important as ours. But they cannot count on capitalizing on any powerful storytelling nor offer an experience as strong as ours.

It is also the case of certain large convention centers that can host events, whether in Paris or in the province, but they are often limited to hosting and organizing.

Certain amusement parks like Parc Astérix have an experience to tell. But contrary to Disneyland Paris, it will not be rooted in values as strong as ours and they cannot offer hotels, catering and transportation that come together in one same venue.

Finally, among our competitors on the convention market, we have the major hotel chains. They offer rooms, restaurants and large meeting rooms. But they sell a product with a spirit that has nothing to do with that of Disneyland Paris.

As you can understand, what I am aiming at is the fact that we organize events with values and a strong story behind them. Business Solutions is a talented team at the service of events, with a touch of Disney magic. Service, creativity and innovation are the values that are inherent to the Disney DNA.

Prior to being Director of Business Solutions, you were one of its clients. Can you describe one’s experience of an event à Disneyland Paris?

It is a very positive experience, simply because it is pleasant, easy, accessible and practical! One knows you can find everything and when you are a client that is very reassuring. And there is a true notion of pleasure for the participants.

What is your vision for Business Solutions?

My vision – as a former client – is for Business Solutions to be increasingly focused on its clients. It is primordial that our professional clients always feel well taken charge of in spite of the fact that we work in a large tourist destination. To get to that point we must listen to their needs and be proactive, offer them an experience that flows easily and implement services with an added value. All of this aims at forever improving their experience with us.

Last but not least we intend to be in line with the major event tendencies of the future, in particular with digital and numerical technologies, and better yet, anticipate them!

What event organized by Business Solutions has most impressed you?

As a client, I remember a convention I organized here for a sports brand, a few years ago. I discovered how easy it is to organize and manage an event at Disneyland Paris even though the logistics were complex and the technology for the event very ambitious. We managed to find a true dynamics between work and entertainment. I met with teams who offered expertise that went beyond our expectations. Aside from the logistics, there was a whole series of experts who were at the service of the event to guarantee its organization. It was a very positive experience. We always found solutions to our questions and problems.

Once I became director of Business Solutions, I discovered there was still countless expertise and know-how that allow to imagine and to produce the most awesome projects. It is true: the only limit is that of our imagination!

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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

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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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  18. Would it be possible to meet with some one in hr on the 2nd idecember2015 to discuss student placement with you. Students would be 18 plus studying travel and tourism funded via Erasmus
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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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