Val d’Europe reaffirms its economic attractiveness thanks to the arrival of several new companies to the region

Val d’Europe, 11 December 2019 – Comprised of a major tourist center and a quality urban area, Val d’Europe has become the main center of development in the eastern suburbs of Paris. Halfway through its development, the area already has nearly 500,000 m² of offices and business premises developed or under development and is positioned as a territory of the future. Following the recent announcement of the arrival of Crédit Agricole’s regional headquarters and its 420 employees, Val d’Europe is continuing its dynamic development by welcoming the arrival of Deloitte University EMEA, an exceptional European centre that will deliver leading-edge training. The arrival of Deloitte University EMEA continues the growth of the region and is a dynamic addition for the territory. 

A strong year for the territory

Since 1987, Disneyland Paris, through Real Estate Development by Euro Disney and together with its public and private partners, has developed the components necessary for the economical and social balance of the territory of Val d’Europe, from urban harmony to commercialization. With its many assets including accessibility and an atypical living environment, Val d’Europe is a territory with unique opportunities for all businesses, from small to big.

The economic heart of the zone is driven by the various tourist developments that make Val d’Europe Europe’s number one tourist destination. Disneyland Paris is a driver of tourism for the region and a real economic and social powerhouse for the zone, with more than 17,000 employees. In 2018, the Walt Disney Company announced a major investment plan of over 2 billion euros to expand and develop the Walt Disney Studios Park, the extension work of which has begun, and which continues to accelerate the virtuous dynamics of a zone combining a tourist destination on a European scale, with excellence in urban development.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”13875″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]At the center of the collaboration between different public and private players, Val d’Europe is now home to 35,000 jobs and 35,000 inhabitants, significant for an area that is less than 20 years old, and with plans to increase these figures to 60,000 jobs and 60,000 inhabitants, over time. The real estate development of the zone continued this year with the total supply of more than 500 shops and services in the most dynamic city in France in terms of the establishment of companies (6,500 establishments), the average occupancy rate of which is 99%.

It is particularly due to its international influence and its exceptional accessibility that Val d’Europe is today a major complex and the choice of many companies who see it as a place of the future, capable of hosting large projects – innovative, creative, multi-faceted projects that increase the virtuous dynamics already at play.

“Today, Val d’Europe is a leading economic center, and enjoys exceptional growth, both in terms of jobs and the establishment of businesses. The quality of life and the exceptional transport facilities help make this area a key hub,” says Christophe Giral, Euro Disney’s Real Estate Director.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The establishment of Deloitte University EMEA only confirms the attractiveness of Val d’Europe

Following the recent announcement of the arrival of Crédit Agricole’s regional headquarters and its 420 employees, Val d’Europe is continuing its dynamic development by welcoming the arrival of Deloitte University EMEA, an exceptional European centre that will deliver leading-edge training.

After holding a European competition, Val d’Europe was selected amongst 88 European sites by Deloitte to set up its training centre. Deemed the most efficient European site in terms of accessibility, with its TGV Hub 8 minutes from Roissy and its public transport, the quality of the location and the dynamism of the zone,

Val d’Europe has proved to be an ideal choice for training programmes.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”13876″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This project is emblematic for France, Greater Paris and Val d’Europe, which thus confirms its position as a major urban centre.

Led with the support of the public partners at the highest level of the State and the support of the Region, the Department of Seine et Marne, the public development establishment of sector IV of Marne-la-Vallée (Val d’Europe) EpaFrance, Val d’Europe Agglomération and the communities, this introduction is testament to the will of all to contribute fully to the economic attractiveness of Val d’Europe.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]New projects in Val-d’Europe City Centre and International Business Park

The urban centre, thanks to its excellent accessibility with two RER (express train) stations, one of which is interconnected to a single international hub in France, allows quick access to the province as well as to major French and international cities.

The International Business Park is also undergoing dynamic development thanks to flexible land opportunities for all types of projects. Located 7 minutes by bus from the city centre, its infinitely adaptable and evolving nature allows it to accommodate both VSBs and major accounts requiring large work areas associated with advanced technology.

While “Village By CA Brie Picardie” chose Val d’Europe as the location for its new village on the themes of the tourism economy, the construction of the sustainable city, and the food industry, Bosch Rexroth moved to Val d’Europe to develop its sales offices and showroom to better respond to its current activities.

Sonepar, for its part, is establishing its sales agency, and enchanted by the effervescence of urban life, with its many green and wooded areas, and the excellent accessibility of Val d’Europe, it also holds all its board of directors’ meetings here.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”13877″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Val d’Europe also has the installation of GRDF this year, which has chosen Val d’Europe to bring together its five Seine-et-Marne agencies and make it the technical site of eastern Paris and Sunclear, which has established its offices and warehouses here, while the numerous new signatories during the year have confirmed the growing interest of our real estate partners for the territory:

– In February, the signing of Phase II of Faraday Park in Serris. A mixed business activity/office park composed of four buildings, with a floor area ranging from 910 m² to 2,211 m², phase II is now 60% sold.

– In March and September, two new signings with Spirit Entreprises to develop the Spirit Business Cluster in Val d’Europe, a mixed programme (business activities/offices), located in Bailly-Romainvilliers and which will eventually provide various different buildings with a total floor area of 22,370 m² on a plot of around 4.81 hectares.

– In September, EGC Galopin consolidated its business activity within Val d’Europe by acquiring a 5,600 m² property in Bailly-Romainvilliers to build two office buildings and workshops with a floor area of ​​approximately 1,900 m².

– In December, the signing of Phase II of the Business Villas with Cloud au Clos de Vignettes as the location for a new mixed-use office (30%) /business activities (70%) project consisting of 6 business villas (from 460 m² to 1,160 m²).

Thanks to its dynamism, its quality of life and its quality architecture, Val d’Europe has become the main development centre in the eastern suburbs of Paris, with a high satisfaction rate, 86% of managers expressing satisfaction with their business installations.

“The work carried out in consultation with the State and the local public authorities has enabled a zone to emerge with a truly international scope. Euro Disney and its public partners have combined their strengths to develop an extraordinary urban project,” says Damien Audric, Director of Euro Disney Development.

Photo d'une famille devant le château de la Belle au Bois Dormant

Disneyland Paris Attractions, Experiences Recognized for Excellence

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]At Disneyland Paris – and at all Disney Parks – delivering exceptional experiences and exceeding guest expectations is at the heart of everything we do. We are the destination where guests can step into the magic of beloved Disney stories and fantastic franchises, from Frozen to Star Wars to Marvel and more.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”13886″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]In recognition of this commitment, Disneyland Paris was recently honored with Family Traveller Excellence Awards for Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain, Marvel Season of Super Heroes and Villages Nature Paris, selected by more than 100,000 voters among the top 50 exceptional family experiences around the world. These awards that come directly from our guests and the public which are regarded among our highest honors, inspiring us to work harder to continue living up to even higher expectations for excellence!

We were also just named the World’s Leading Theme Park Resort for the second consecutive year by World Travel Awards, which celebrates excellence across the global travel and tourism industry.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”13887″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]In addition, Disneyland Paris received the title of 2019 Best Family Park in Europe by European Star Awards in recognition of entrepreneurship, courage and innovation within the European theme park industry. Four attractions were ranked in the Top 10 for Best Dark Rides in Europe – Ratatouille: The Adventure, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and Phantom Manor.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”13888″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]And from Parksmania Awards, The Lion King & Jungle Festival was named European Top Attraction following its premiere at the resort this summer. If you haven’t heard, this adventurous season will return to the resort in 2020![/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”13889″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Behind the magic, Disneyland Paris received a 2019 Disability Matters Europe Marketplace Award and Villages Nature Paris received a Silver Award from the World Travel Market Responsible Tourism Awards. Being recognized by our fellow peers in this industry is a great honor, as we continue to commit ourselves to providing the best possible experience for all guests while also seeking out innovative solutions which minimize our impact on the environment.[/vc_column_text][TS-VCSC-Youtube content_youtube=”” el_file=””][/vc_column][/vc_row]


Since 1991, Disneyland Paris has brought magic to more than 40,000 hospitalised children thanks to the Disney VoluntEARS

[vc_row][vc_column][TS-VCSC-Youtube content_youtube=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]With the holidays around the corner, the Disney VoluntEARS of Disneyland Paris – employees who regularly volunteer their time and expertise for leading charity actions – visited Trousseau Hospital, one of the resort’s partner hospitals, for a magical day of fun.

In 2020, Disneyland Paris will host an exceptional event to welcome children from the Fondation Hôpitaux de Paris – Hôpitaux de France to celebrate the Pièces Jaunes fundraising operation. This event will highlight the commitment of Disneyland Paris and its Disney VoluntEARS to hospitalised children.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”13901″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Paris, FRANCE (19 December 2019) — Today, the Disney VoluntEARS from Disneyland Paris brought holiday magic to children at Trousseau Hospital, one of the more than 400 hospitals the resort has collaborated with since 1991 to bring joy to children and families in need.

The children at Trousseau Hospital in Paris had a wonderful surprise when Disney characters came to celebrate the holidays with them.  Mickey, Minnie and Goofy all visited in their Christmas outfits, while the children got to play games and participate in fun workshops led by Disney VoluntEARS. The team of magic makers also brought gifts donated by fellow Cast Members and Disneyland Paris. In total, 1,500 gifts were distributed to hospitalised children throughout France during the month of December thanks to efforts from the Disney VoluntEARS.

Since 1991, Disneyland Paris has worked with hundreds of hospitals across France to impact more than 40,000 hospitalised children, providing comfort and inspiration for them and their families.

In addition to visiting hospitals throughout the year, the Disney VoluntEARS also welcome children with their families to Disneyland Paris throughout the year for special experiences filled with memorable moments, and in January the resort will host children from the Fondation Hôpitaux de Paris – Hôpitaux de France to celebrate the 2020 Pièces Jaunes operation.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”13903″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”13902″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]To make these initiatives possible, Disneyland Paris relies on its best representatives: Disney VoluntEARS. Every year, more than 1,000 employees join the programme to participate in volunteer actions by bringing their talents, expertise, enthusiasm and their spare time.

“This programme enables our Cast Members to come together outside of their work duties to bring the same feelings of wonder and enchantment experienced by everyday guests to the less fortunate. At Disneyland Paris, any one of our 17,000 Cast Members, whatever his or her post, can become a Disney VoluntEAR. We take great pride in this programme and how our Disney VoluntEARS succeed in giving back to the community,” said Richard Eltvedt, Director of Government Affairs at Disneyland Paris.

Bringing Magic to Hospitals and Non-Profits Across France

Disneyland Paris works with hospitals and non-profits to share the magic of its resort with as many of those in need as it can. In 2018, the company supported more than 1,500 community outreach actions with more than 100 European non-profits, including onsite daytime events at the resort, wishes granted to children and Disney VoluntEARS visits to medical centres. Other volunteer actions include nature excursions and activities with children to help preserve the environment and promote awareness of biodiversity among future generations.

Save The Date: Pièces Jaunes 2020 at Disneyland Paris

Disney VoluntEARS will also play a critical part in the resort’s support of the 2020 Pièces Jaunes operation, led by the Fondation Hôpitaux de Paris-Hôpitaux de France. In addition to joint appearances in hospitals, Disney VoluntEARS will welcome the Foundation and hundreds of children from French hospitals for a day of celebration at Disneyland Paris on 29 January 2019.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]


Cyril Soreau and Manon Teissier du Cros, Disneyland Paris Cast Members, stars of “One Day at Disney”

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The first collaboration between Disney Publishing Worldwide and Disney+, “One Day at Disney” puts the Cast Members of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products into the spotlight. Two Disneyland Paris Cast Members were part of this wonderful adventure: Cyril Soreau, from the Entertainment team, and Manon Teissier du Cros, from the Culinary team.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”13910″ img_size=”medium”][vc_column_text]Cyril Soreau is a fruit sculptor, and Manon Teissier du Cros is a pastry chef at Captain Jack’s – Restaurant des Pirates. They were two of the stars of “One Day at Disney”, a beautiful book which shows us what goes on behind the scenes at Disney, where magic never stops. When Cyril received his copy of the book, signed by Disneyland Paris President Natacha Rafalski, he was touched by the attention: “All these years spent working on my craft are now recognized, not only at Disneyland Paris, but all across The Walt Disney Company.”

For one day at Disney, Cast Members from all over the world agreed to open up their workshops, dressing rooms, kitchens, cubicles, TV studios, labs, locomotive engines – and some even more surprising and diverse work spaces.

They also shared their stories: childhood dreams and chapters, career pivots and triumphs, workaday hurdles and joys. All the photos in this book were taken on that single Thursday, beginning early in Tokyo and following the sun around the world through Shanghai, Hong Kong, Paris, Madrid, the Bahamas, Costa Rica, and dozens of places throughout the United States. More than 40 hours after it began, the day ended as the sun set on the Aulani resort in Hawaii. It was just a day in the life, as extraordinary as any other day at Disney.

About the show[/vc_column_text][TS-VCSC-Youtube content_youtube=””][vc_column_text]The TV Series is made up of 52 episodes ranging from 4 to 7 minutes, and a full-length documentary. It has been available on Disney+ since December 3rd but will be a part of the available catalogue when Disney+ will come to Europe in March.

About the book[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”13908″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]“One Day at Disney” relates the journey and the stories of The Walt Disney Company Cast Members. Each page is the occasion to meet the people who create the Disney Magic.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]