DISNEYLAND PARIS CELEBRATES CAST MEMBERS WHO HAVE WORKED AT THE RESORT SINCE OPENING DAY
Disneyland Paris first opened its gates 30 years ago, on April 12, 1992 at 9:01 a.m. This year, more than 900 Cast Members celebrate their 30 years of seniority – or even more – within the company. On this occasion, they participated in the recreation of the photo that was taken as part of the resort’s opening.
Our 16,000 employees – called Cast Members – are at the heart of an unforgettable experience that has been delivered to Guests across the resort for 30 years. They work in 500 different professions and represent the diversity of our Guests through 124 different nationalities and 20 languages spoken. 84% of them are employed under permanent contracts and 78% of managers have been assigned this role through internal promotion1. They all have unique career paths and professional experiences, which shows how numerous the opportunities to grow within the company can be.
This can be evidenced by the fact that more than 900 Cast Members joined Disneyland Paris 30 years ago or more. To celebrate together this milestone in the resort’s history, along with their professional journey, they gathered to take a souvenir photo on Main Street, U.S.A.: this was a moment during which they got to reunite, laugh, enjoy everyone’s good spirits, share fun facts and life stories. Therefore, a positive energy was conveyed by these pioneers of Disneyland Paris, who are always very proud to be a part of such a unique company.
As Europe’s top tourist destination – with more than 375 million visits since opening – 44% French and 56% international – 84.5 billion euros contributed to the French economy and representing 6% of tourism revenue in France since 19922 – Disneyland Paris is both a can’t-miss tourist destination and a flourishing area of economic and employment development which plays a key role in the growth of the Val d’Europe territory. The success of Disneyland Paris stems from a successful cooperation with local communities, authorities, and real estate land developer EpaFrance, as well as an expanding collaboration with local municipalities.
1 Figures obtained from the SETEC [Company for Technical and Economic Studies] study regarding the economic and social contribution of Disneyland Paris over the 1992 – 2020 period.
2 Figured obtained from the report on employment and working conditions of Disneyland Paris (2020)