Take this news with a huge pinch of salt but there are strong rumours that the Walt Disney Company are moving in to secure remaining shares of Euro Disney SCA, the company that owns and operate Disneyland Paris.
As things stand right now, Disney own 76.71% of the shares, Prince Alwaleed has 10%, Invesco own 6% and the remaining 2% are owned by other shareholders.
So what would it mean if Disney were to own the entire resort? Expect some serious investment.
While the Disneyland Paris Resort is far from being the forgotten child of the Disney Parks family, things do tend to happen at a lot slower pace than other Disney Parks with the park receiving very little new attractions over the past few years. Walt Disney Studios Park in particular would certainly benefit from a few new additions.
I for one am all for Disney taking full ownership of the park and only see positive change happening as a result. I suspect we will see less of the park borrowing from other Disney Parks in both attractions and shows, and more originality, something the park deserves.
Of course for now this is just a rumour, but one I am keeping my fingers crossed for!