Disney unveils new event options

Disneyland Resort Paris (DRP) has kicked off its 15th anniversary celebrations with the announcement of a raft of new developments for corporate groups. Two new event options come in the form of Crush’s Coaster – based on Finding Nemo and set for a June 2007 launch – and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, based on the Hollywood Tower Hotel, where guests plummet 13 storeys in a free-falling elevator and set to launch next year. Crush’s Coaster can be tailored to accommodate receptions and parties of up to 1,500 people and sit-down dinners of up to 920. Capacities at Tower of Terror are yet to be confirmed, but it will offer themed settings for receptions and networking sessions according to DRP. The two will be complemented by the launch of Celestia, DRP’s first full-service spa next month and the expansion of the TGV rail link, joining the resort with Luxembourg, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Munich, Basel and Zurich and Eastern Europe. UK corporates holding events at the theme park in 2007 include IBM and Pricewaterhousecoopers and DRP director of business solutions Carlo Olejniczak believes the market is still growing: “Last year the UK business groups market represented 21% of room nights, making it the top international market and we feel there is still potential for further growth. In order to both maintain and renew interest, we need to constantly regenerate our product offering.”

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