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F.L.Y. – Die zukünftige Achterbahn-Weltneuheit im Phantasialand

20 juni 2017

F.L.Y. – Die zukünftige Achterbahn-Weltneuheit im Phantasialand

Gepubliceerd op 20 juni 2017 Phantasialand

Brühl – Nach Black Mamba, Talocan, Wellenflug, Maus au Chocolat, Chiapas, Raik und Taron erwartet euch in Zukunft mit F.L.Y. eine Achterbahn-Neuheit. Der erste Flying Launch Coaster und längste Flying Coaster der Welt wird in dem einzigartigen Gesamtprojekt Rookburgh eingebettet sein.

Bron: YouTube.com

Zie ook:
Phantasialand 2018: Rookburgh (themagebied) / F.L.Y. launched flying coaster (Themepark.nl)
Phantasialand kondigt langste flying coaster ter wereld aan (Looopings.nl)

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www.phantasialand.de


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Euro Disney S.C.A. shares to be withdrawn on 19 June 2017 from the Euronext Paris

14 juni 2017

Euro Disney S.C.A. shares to be withdrawn on 19 June 2017 from the Euronext Paris

June 14, 2017 – The French financial markets regulator L’Autorité des marchés financiers has issued a notice confirming that Euro Disney S.C.A. shares will be compulsory withdrawn from the Euronext Paris stock exchange on 19 June 2017. The listing of Euro Disney S.C.A. shares on Euronext Paris was suspended prior to the opening of the stock exchange yesterday.

The 19 June 2017 will also be the date of the start of the implementation of the compulsory withdrawal procedure for Euro Disney S.C.A. shares belonging to shareholders who never took part in the Simplified Cash Tender Offer.

The Walt Disney Company will be compulsory buying the remaining shares from shareholders at €2.00 per share.

Bron: Salonmickey.co.uk


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Haarlemmermeer werkt aan PARK21

14 juni 2017

Haarlemmermeer werkt aan PARK21

Haarlemmermeer – Midden in de metropoolregio Amsterdam ligt een polderlandschap van duizend hectare. Het gebied, dat ligt tussen Nieuw-Vennep en Hoofddorp, wordt aangeduid met PARK21. PARK21 wordt een belevenis, een vrijetijdslandschap in de polder, dat stad en land verbindt. De sferen lopen sterk uiteen. Er is rust én dynamiek, weidsheid en beslotenheid.

Over PARK21
Haarlemmermeer, strategisch gelegen in de randstad, kent een grote ruimtelijke en economische dynamiek. Alle dorpen en wijken in de polder zijn fors uitgebreid, voorop de centrale kernen Hoofddorp en Nieuw Vennep. Schiphol als logistiek knooppunt vormt de spil voor een concentratie van bedrijven. De Amsterdamse regio biedt een aantrekkelijk woonklimaat, met beroemde musea, prachtige oude gebouwen, een groot aanbod aan cultuur en een scala aan nieuwe woonwijken in een rijk cultuurhistorisch landschap.

PARK21 creëert in deze context een nieuwe bestemming, waar stad en land elkaar ontmoeten. Met een oppervlak van maar liefst 1.000 hectare, wordt PARK21 hét groene, recreatieve centrum van de polder en een aantrekkelijke bestemming in de regio. Het is een metropolitaans park, bedoeld voor intensief én veelzijdig gebruik, voor vertier en vermaak, rust en ontspanning.

Het nieuwe park realiseert een aanbod wat nog ontbreekt. Naast de rust van het Groene Hart, de ruigte van de duinen en de weidsheid van Waterland: de ontdekking van de polder.

De basis voor PARK21 is het agrarische polderland met de kenmerkende polderlinten en boerenerven. De parkontwikkeling zet in op een transformatie van de landbouw ten gunste van het recreatieve gebruik. Verbrede landbouw wordt een kernthema. In het westelijk deel is aan een recreatieplas, met tal van functies en voorzieningen, het parkhart gesitueerd. Een complex paviljoens met een boulevard en een strand, goed ontsloten aan de parkweg en het traject van de R-NET bussen. Het parklandschap meandert door het gebied, hecht de verschillende onderdelen aan elkaar en herbergt de belangrijkste verbindingen. Op open plekken in het park kunnen commerciële en sportvoorzieningen een plek krijgen. In het oostelijk deel, rond het spoor en direct bereikbaar vanaf de A4, wordt een reeks attracties voorzien die het verhaal van Holland en de polder vertellen.

PARK21 komt tot stand volgens het principe van uitnodigingsplanologie. Hierbij vindt de ontwikkeling per kavel plaats, op initiatief van de gebruiker of eigenaar.Uitgangspunt is dat andere (private) partijen in staat zijn om zelf deelgebieden voor eigen rekening en risico, in samenwerking met andere partijen en de gemeente, te ontwikkelen. Door deze kavelgewijze ontwikkeling is het niet zeker welke kavel op welk moment transformeert. Voor de ontwikkeling worden randvoorwaarden bepaald om samenhang en verbinding te waarborgen.

Bron & meer informatie: www.park21.info (14-06-2017)


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Final results of the simplified public tender offer on Euro Disney S.C.A.

13 juni 2017

Final results of the simplified public tender offer on Euro Disney S.C.A.
The Walt Disney Company to implement a mandatory buy-out and delisting

Paris, Jun 13, 2017 (PR Newswire Europe via COMTEX) — EDL Holding Company, LLC, Euro Disney Investments S.A.S. and EDL Corporation S.A.S. (the “Bidders”) announce that on June 13, 2017, the Autorite des Marches Financiers (the “AMF”) published a notice announcing the final results of their simplified public tender offer on Euro Disney S.C.A. (the “Offer”) and stated that 86,269,445 shares representing 11.01% of the share capital of Euro Disney S.C.A. had been tendered into the Offer.

As a result, EDL Holding Company, LLC, Euro Disney Investments S.A.S. and EDL Corporation S.A.S. now hold in concert 760,513,348 shares, representing 97.08% of the capital of Euro Disney S.C.A.

As previously announced, EDL Holding, LLC, Euro Disney Investments S.A.S. and EDL Corporation S.A.S. will implement a mandatory buy-out and delisting to allow the transfer of the shares of Euro Disney S.C.A. not already owned by the Bidders in exchange for a consideration equal to the price offered in the Offer.

For that purpose, Euronext Paris has been requested to suspend the trading of Euro Disney S.C.A.’s shares today before the market opening.

Bron: Marketwatch.com


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TEA Global Attractions Attendance Report 2016

2 juni 2017

TEA/AECOM 2016 Theme Index and Museum Index: The Global Attractions Attendance Report
TEA Global Attractions Attendance Report 2016
Theme Index 2016 – Museum Index 2016
Themed Entertainment Association
TEA Attendance Report 2016

Hieronder de Top 25 van best bezochte parken wereldwijd in 2016:

Nummer, park, +/-, 2016, 2015
01. MAGIC KINGDOM AT WALT DISNEY WORLD, LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL, U.S. -0.5% 20,395,000 20,492,000
02. DISNEYLAND, ANAHEIM, CA, U.S. -1.8% 17,943,000 18,278,000
03. TOKYO DISNEYLAND, TOKYO, JAPAN -0.4% 16,540,000 16,600,000
04. UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN, OSAKA, JAPAN 4.3% 14,500,000 13,900,000
05. TOKYO DISNEY SEA, TOKYO, JAPAN -1.0% 13,460,000 13,600,000
06. EPCOT AT WALT DISNEY WORLD, LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL, U.S. -0.7% 11,712,000 11,798,000
07. DISNEY’S ANIMAL KINGDOM AT WALT DISNEY WORLD, LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL, U.S. -0.7% 10,844,000 10,922,000
08. DISNEY’S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD, LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL, U.S. -0.5% 10,776,000 10,828,000
09. UNIVERSAL STUDIOS AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO, FL, U.S. 4.3% 9,998,000 9,585,000
10. ISLANDS OF ADVENTURE AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO, FL, U.S. -0.2% 9,362,000 9,383,000
11. DISNEY’S CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE, ANAHEIM, CA, U.S. 5.7% 9,295,000 8,792,000
12. CHIMELONG OCEAN KINGDOM, HENGQIN, CHINA 13.2% 8,474,000 7,486,000
13. DISNEYLAND PARK AT DISNEYLAND PARIS, MARNE LA VALLÉE, FRANCE -14.2% 8,400,000 9,790,000*
14. LOTTE WORLD, SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA 11.5% 8,150,000 7,310,000
15. UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD, UNIVERSAL CITY, CA, U.S. 13.9% 8,086,000 7,097,000
16. EVERLAND, GYEONGGI-DO, SOUTH KOREA -3.0% 7,200,000 7,423,000
17. HONG KONG DISNEYLAND, HONG KONG SAR -10.3% 6,100,000 6,800,000
18. OCEAN PARK, HONG KONG SAR -18.8% 5,996,000 7,387,000
19. NAGASHIMA SPA LAND, KUWANA, JAPAN -0.3% 5,850,000 5,870,000
20. EUROPA PARK, RUST, GERMANY 1.8% 5,600,000 5,500,000
21. SHANGHAI DISNEYLAND, SHANGHAI, CHINA – 5,600,000 NEW ENTRY
22. WALT DISNEY STUDIOS PARK AT DISNEYLAND PARIS, MARNE LA VALLÉE, FRANCE -1.6% 4,970,000 5,050,000*
23. DE EFTELING, KAATSHEUVEL, THE NETHERLANDS 1.8% 4,764,000 4,680,000
24. TIVOLI GARDENS, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK -2.0% 4,640,000 4,733,000
25. SEAWORLD FLORIDA, ORLANDO, FL, U.S. -7.9% 4,402,000 4,777,000
TOP 25 TOTAL ATTENDANCE 2016 233,057,000 228,081,000
TOP 25 ATTENDANCE GROWTH 2015–16 -1.1% 233,057,000 235,568,000

Bron & meer informatie: Inparkmagazine.com (Pdf) (02-06-2017)


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De Pirates of the Caribbean attractie keert terug vanaf 24 juli, met nieuwe verrassingen

20 mei 2017

De Pirates of the Caribbean attractie keert terug vanaf 24 juli, met nieuwe verrassingen

Frankrijk, maandag 15 mei 2017 “Yo Ho, Yo Ho, A Pirate’s Life for Me…” De Pirates of the Caribbean attractie werd voor het eerst in 1967 geopend in Disneyland (California) en maakt deel uit van Disneyland Paris sinds de opening in 1992. Voor de 25e verjaardag van Disneyland Paris heeft de attractie een complete make-over ondergaan en keert het terug met nieuwe verrassingen. Opgelet Jack Sparrow fans! De meest gezochte piraat van dit jaar zal zijn debuut maken in de attractie in Europa, door te verschijnen in een aantal van zijn onvergetelijke passages. Ontdek Jack Sparrow in de vernieuwde Pirates of the Caribbean attractie vanaf 24 juli in Adventureland in het Disneyland Park.

Bron: Disneyland Paris


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Bob Iger wants Disney to be sole owners of Disneyland Paris to unlock investments

27 maart 2017

Bob Iger wants Disney to be sole owners of Disneyland Paris to unlock investments

Paris, 22nd March 2017 – The CEO of The Walt Disney Company has stated without doubt that the best way forward in terms of managing Disneyland Paris “successfully and creatively” is that it becomes the sole owner of the resort. Speaking at The Walt Disney Company’s annual shareholders meeting, Bob Iger went on to say that taking full control of Disneyland Paris would allow them to “make the kind of investments that we’d like to make to continue its success.”

Walt Disney CEO Robert Iger about the Buy-Out of Disneyland Paris

“We did make an announcement that we are attempting to buy in what is left of the public ownership of that entity. It was a business structure that was set up when we opened. It had public shareholders with separate trading stock.” We believe that the best path forward, in terms of managing that business successfully — and creatively by the way — is for us to be the primary owners, or the sole owners really, of that business, because that will give us the ability to make the kind of investments that we’d like to make to continue its success.”

This suggests that, should The Walt Disney Company be successful in its reported bid to buy up the remaining Euro Disney S.C.A. shares, it would be ready to invest significant sums to expand and upgrade Disneyland Paris to meet its expectations — likely including new park attractions. The hasty addition of “creatively” managing the resort is also interesting. As much as The Walt Disney Company could bring major investments and improved standards to the Parisian resort, this control could bring with it some less popular elements of its American resorts.

Higher Annual Pass pricing, closing popular attractions for (rumoured) Marvel replacements, making Star Wars a lynchpin of the business (at whatever cost) and even such minor changes as charging for hotel breakfasts are all examples which have already made their way to Disneyland Paris.

Nevertheless, the benefits hugely outweigh the negatives and for Disneyland Paris, at this stage in its finances, there’s almost no other way out. We should next find out more about these major developments at Euro Disney S.C.A.’s own Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, to be held on Friday, 31st March 2017 at Disney’s Hotel New York.

Bron: www.dlptoday.com

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Disneyland Paris 25 “Everyday’s a Celebration” Sing-along Lyrics

20 maart 2017

Disneyland Paris 25 “Everyday’s a Celebration” Sing-along Lyrics
Disneyland Paris 12 april 1992 – 12 april 2017 25 jaar

Gepubliceerd op 19 maart 2017 Forum Cafemickey.com

Parijs – Zing mee met “Everyday’s a Celebration” het nieuwe themalied voor de 25ste verjaardag van Disneyland Paris! Dit nummer zal gebruikt worden op de verjaardag van Disneyland Paris op 12 april 2017.

“Everyday’s a Celebration
Of wishes coming true
You don’t need an invitaion
We’re always here for you
Days and nights are filled with laughter
There’s always something new
In a world of adventure, enchantment, excitement
From out of the blue, it’s too good to be true
Could it be?
Come and see
You’re always at home here at Disneyland Paris
And even as you go
You never really go
The memories that we make here
Will go on and on and on

Everyday’s a Celebration
Of wishes coming true
You don’t need an invitaion
We’re always here for you
Days and nights are filled with laughter
There’s always something new
In a world of adventure, enchantment, excitement
From out of the blue, it’s too good to be true
Could it be?
Come and see
You’re always at home here at Disneyland Paris”

#DisneylandParis25 #12april2017

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Activist hedge fund critical of Walt Disney’s move on Disneyland Paris

14 maart 2017

Activist hedge fund critical of Walt Disney’s move on Disneyland Paris

London/Paris (Reuters), March 14, 2017 – An activist hedge fund has criticized plans by Walt Disney (DIS.N) to take full control of debt-laden Paris theme park operator Euro Disney (EDLP.PA), according to a letter seen by Reuters.

Paris-based CIAM, which owns 1.4 percent of Euro Disney shares, has written to the board of the French company to object to what it believes are plans by Walt Disney to force out minority shareholders. It said it has the support of more than 5 percent of Euro Disney shareholders, including its holding.

“The Walt Disney Company seeks to force out the remaining minority shareholders by offering them a new public offer, under penalty of having to undergo a strong dilution later,” said the letter, dated March 6. CIAM has not declined Walt Disney’s offer but is monitoring the situation, a source familiar with the matter said.

Euro Disney defended the terms of the Walt Disney takeover. “Given the financial challenges faced by Euro Disney, The Walt Disney Company has developed a long-term solution that takes into account all stakeholders,” it said in a statement. “We believe such an operation will provide Euro Disney with a strong financial footing to continue its strategy, while providing minority shareholders the opportunity to exit at a significant premium,” it added.

Walt Disney last month announced plans to take full control of Euro Disney, after raising its stake to 85.7 percent through a deal with Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal. Walt Disney has said it would also support a recapitalisation of up to 1.5 billion euros, helping cut debt and improve Euro Disney’s financial position.

Minority shareholders will be offered 2 euros ($2.13) a share to sell their stake to Walt Disney – a 67 percent premium to Euro Disney’s share price on Feb 9, which was the day before the offer was announced. Walt Disney will buy out and delist the remaining shares from the Euronext Paris stock exchange if it gets to a stake of at least 95 percent. The shares stood at 1.99 euros on Tuesday.

Disneyland Paris opened in 1992 and has struggled financially for much of that time, after making overly optimistic visitor projections and taking on too much debt. Deadly attacks in Paris in 2015 by Islamist militants also hit the broader French tourism sector, and Euro Disney racked up a net loss of 858 million euros in 2016.

Bron: Finance.yahoo.com

Zie ook:
Disney bails out European theme park again with $2 billion
The Walt Disney Company Announces an Increase in its Interest in Euro Disney; its Intention to Launch a Tender Offer for all Remaining Euro Disney Shares and a mandatory buy-out if the 95% threshold is reached; and a Proposal to Restore Disneyland Paris’ Financial Position
Persbericht EURO DISNEY S.C.A. (PDF)

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Katy Perry – Chained To The Rhythm (Official Video) ft. Skip Marley

21 februari 2017

Katy Perry – Chained To The Rhythm (Official Video) ft. Skip Marley

Gepubliceerd op 21 februari 2017 KatyPerryVEVO

Get “Chained To The Rhythm”: http://katy.to/cttr
Official video for “Chained to the Rhythm” directed by Mathew Cullen, produced by Danny Lockwood, Rob Newman, Ben Leiser & Javier Jaminez. Filmed at Six Flags Magic Mountain, California, “The Thrill Capital of the World”, January 2017.

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LYRICS:

Are we crazy
Living our lives through a lens
Trapped in our white picket fence
Like ornaments

So comfortable, we’re living in a bubble, bubble
So comfortable, we cannot see the trouble, trouble

Aren’t you lonely
Up there in utopia
Where nothing will ever be enough
Happily numb

So comfortable, we’re living
in a bubble, bubble
So comfortable, we cannot
see the trouble, trouble

So put your rose-colored glasses on
And party on

Turn it up, it’s your favorite song
Dance, dance, dance to the distortion
Turn it up, keep it on repeat
Stumbling around like a wasted zombie
Yeah, we think we’re free
Drink, this one’s on me
We’re all chained to the rhythm
To the rhythm
To the rhythm

Turn it up, it’s your favorite song
Dance, dance, dance to the distortion
Turn it up, keep it on repeat
Stumbling around like a wasted zombie
Yeah, we think we’re free
Drink, this one’s on me
We’re all chained to the rhythm
To the rhythm
To the rhythm

Are we tone deaf
Keep sweeping it under the mat
Thought we could do better than that
I hope we can

So comfortable, we’re living in a bubble, bubble
So comfortable, we cannot see the trouble, trouble

So put your rose-colored glasses on
And party on

Turn it up, it’s your favorite song
Dance, dance, dance to the distortion
Turn it up, keep it on repeat
Stumbling around like a wasted zombie
Yeah, we think we’re free
Drink, this one’s on me
We’re all chained to the rhythm
To the rhythm
To the rhythm

Turn it up, it’s your favorite song
Dance, dance, dance to the distortion
Turn it up, keep it on repeat
Stumbling around like a wasted zombie
Yeah, we think we’re free
Drink, this one’s on me
We’re all chained to the rhythm
To the rhythm
To the rhythm

It is my desire
Break down the walls to connect, inspire
Up in your high place, liars
Time is ticking for the empire
The truth they feed is feeble
As so many times before
They greed over the people
They stumbling and fumbling
And we about to riot
They woke up, they woke up
the lions

Turn it up, it’s your favorite song
Dance, dance, dance to the distortion
Turn it up, keep it on repeat
Stumbling around like a wasted zombie
Yeah, we think we’re free
Drink, this one’s on me
We’re all chained to the rhythm
To the rhythm
To the rhythm

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Bron: YouTube.com

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Frühlingsfest Stuttgart 15 april t/m 07 mei 2017

14 februari 2017

Frühlingsfest Stuttgart 15 april t/m 07 mei 2017:
79. Stuttgarter Frühlingsfest
Kirmes Stuttgart Frühlingsfest 2017

Datum: 15 april t/m 7 mei
Website: www.stuttgarter-fruehlingsfest.de
Facebook: www.facebook.com/fruehlingsfeststuttgart.de
Foto’s Kirmes Stuttgart: Klik hier

Attracties o.a.:
– Alpina Bahn – Bruch
– Wilde Maus – Kinzler
– Racing Coaster – Thoma-Hartmann
– Wildwasserbahn – Meyer-Steiger
– Break Dance No.1 – Kinzler
– The Real Shake – Blum
– Music-Shop – Weeber
– Disco Fieber – Schramm
– Wellenflug – Baumgartner
– Power Tower 2 – Schneider
– Bellevue – Bruch
– Hot Shot – Dölle
– Revolution – Kinzler-Nickel
– Star Flyer – Buwalda-Kriek
– Best XXL Exclusive – Zinnecker
– Transformer – Schmidt
– Booster Maxxx Mega G4 – Hoefnagels-Denies
– Flipper – Meeß
– Remmi Demmi – Wilhelm
– The Tower Event Center – Blume
– Geisterschlange – Lehmann
– Haunted Mansion – Hinzen
– Rallye Monte Carlo – Fackler

Bronnen: Stuttgarter-fruehlingsfest.de / Facebook.com/fruehlingsfeststuttgart.de

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Disney bails out European theme park again with $2 billion

11 februari 2017

Disney bails out European theme park again with $2 billion
The Walt Disney Company is once again coming to the rescue of its only theme park in Europe

February 10, 2017: 9:53 AM ET – Disney said Friday that it will increase its stake in Euro Disney to 85.7% from 76.7%. It is also offering to buy the rest of the company for €2 per share, bringing the potential value of the transaction to €356 million ($379 million).Disney said it will also pump up to €1.5 billion ($1.6 billion) into the park to “address its financial needs.” Since opening in 1992, Disneyland Paris says it has become Europe’s top tourist attraction by visitor numbers. But it struggled with huge debts and weak attendance in the aftermath of Europe’s debt crisis.

A series of terror attacks in Paris have increased pressure on the park. Disney said Friday that the operation’s financial position has been “significantly and negatively impacted” by the November 2015 terror attacks in Paris and what it described as “challenging business conditions” in Europe. The number of visitors to the theme park dropped to 13.4 million in 2016, from 14.8 million the previous year. Hotel occupancy rates and average spending per rooms have also declined.

Disney has been forced to bail out the struggling theme park at least three times. In 2014, it invested €1 billion ($1.1 billion) into the park as part of an effort to develop new attractions and hotels. Data from the UN’s World Tourism Organization show international visitor numbers to France fell by about 5% in the first nine months of 2016. Traveler spending in the country also slumped 6.6% in 2016. If travelers continue to shun France in favor of other destinations, it could soon be overtaken by the United States as the world’s most popular tourist destination. The country has been in an official state of emergency since the November 2015 attacks.

Bron: Money.cnn.com

Lees ook:
The Walt Disney Company Announces an Increase in its Interest in Euro Disney; its Intention to Launch a Tender Offer for all Remaining Euro Disney Shares and a mandatory buy-out if the 95% threshold is reached; and a Proposal to Restore Disneyland Paris’ Financial Position
Persbericht EURO DISNEY S.C.A. (PDF)

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The Walt Disney Company Announces an Increase in its Interest in Euro Disney; its Intention to Launch a Tender Offer for all Remaining Euro Disney Shares and a mandatory buy-out if the 95% threshold is reached; and a Proposal to Restore Disneyland Paris’ Financial Position

10 februari 2017

The Walt Disney Company Announces an Increase in its Interest in Euro Disney; its Intention to Launch a Tender Offer for all Remaining Euro Disney Shares and a mandatory buy-out if the 95% threshold is reached; and a Proposal to Restore Disneyland Paris’ Financial Position

– The Walt Disney Company (“Disney”) announces the acquisition of 90% of Kingdom Holding Company’s (“Kingdom”) interest in Euro Disney S.C.A. (“Euro Disney”), representing 9% of Euro Disney’s outstanding shares.

– The proposed transaction will increase Disney’s interest in Euro Disney to 85.7% from 76.7%.

– The price for the transaction is €2.00 per share and will be paid in shares of Disney common stock.

– Disney also announces its intention to make a cash tender offer for all remaining outstanding shares of Euro Disney at a price of €2.00 per share, representing a 67% premium to Euro Disney’s trading price at its close on February 9, 2017.

– Subsequent to the completion of the tender offer, Disney is committed to support a recapitalization of up to €1.5 billion for the Euro Disney group of companies (“Group”) to address the Group’s financial needs.

PARIS, Feb. 10, 2017 /CNW/ — Today The Walt Disney Company (“Disney”) announced that it will acquire through one of its subsidiaries 90% of Kingdom Holding Company’s (“Kingdom”) shares in Euro Disney S.C.A. (“Euro Disney”) at a price of €2.00 per share, increasing its interest in Euro Disney to 85.7%. Disney also announced that this subsidiary intends to make a cash tender offer for all remaining outstanding shares of Euro Disney at a price of €2.00 per share, representing a 67% premium to the trading price at the close on February 9, 2017. Moreover, Disney has informed Euro Disney that it is committed to support a recapitalization of up to €1.5 billion for the Euro Disney group of companies (“Group”) to enable the Group to continue implementation of improvements to Disneyland® Paris, reduce debt and increase liquidity.

As previously reported by Euro Disney, despite the recapitalization announced in 2014 that enabled the Group to make attraction and hotel improvements which have generated positive guest feedback and set the stage for the Resort’s 25th Anniversary celebration this year, the Group’s financial condition has been significantly and negatively impacted by the November 2015 events in Paris and the challenging business conditions that continued through 2016 in France and throughout Europe. The comprehensive proposal announced by Disney affords maximum flexibility to shareholders, addresses the Group’s financial needs and reflects its ongoing support for the long-term success of Disneyland® Paris.

Euro Disney’s Supervisory Board has expressed its support of these developments, and its interest in evaluating this proposal. The Board has asked its audit committee, which is comprised solely of independent members, to make a recommendation for the appointment of an independent expert to deliver a fairness opinion in connection with the proposed tender offer.

Transaction Details:
The acquisition of Euro Disney shares will occur through an off-market block trade and is scheduled to close on February 15, 2017. The purchase price of €2.00 per share will be paid in shares of Disney common stock, based on Disney’s closing price on the New York Stock Exchange on February 14, 2017 and the Euro-U.S. exchange rate published by the European Central Bank on the same day. The seller will be Kingdom 5-KR-11, Ltd, a subsidiary of Kingdom, and the purchaser will be EDL Holding Company, LLC (“EDL”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Disney through which Disney historically has held its interest in Euro Disney. As a result of this transaction, Kingdom’s ownership interest in Euro Disney will decrease from 10.0% to 1.0%.

In connection with this transaction, EDL intends to make a voluntary tender offer for all of the Euro Disney shares not already owned by Disney subsidiaries at a cash price of €2.00 per share. If EDL and the other Disney subsidiaries acting in concert with it collectively own at least 95% of Euro Disney’s common shares following completion of the voluntary tender offer, EDL will promptly proceed with a mandatory buy out and delisting of the Euro Disney shares from Euronext Paris. An indicative timetable is attached to this press release.

Disney has also informed Euro Disney that it is committed to support a recapitalization of up to €1.5 billion as described below:

– If Euro Disney remains a listed company, Disney would expect the recapitalization to take the form of a subscription by the applicable Disney subsidiaries of their pro-rata share of a €1.23 billion rights offering by Euro Disney together with a backstop of (and at the same price as) the rights offering by one or more of such subsidiaries, ensuring that Euro Disney will be able to raise the full amount contemplated by the rights offering, combined with a direct €270 million cash investment in equity at the level of Euro Disney Associés S.C.A., the main operating subsidiary of Euro Disney, and contribution of the proceeds of the rights offering by Euro Disney to Euro Disney Associés S.C.A. to maintain the ownership level of Euro Disney Associés S.C.A. by Euro Disney at its current 82%. Proceeds would be used to enable the Group to continue implementation of improvements to Disneyland Paris, repay most or all of the Group’s indebtedness and increase liquidity. The rights offering described above would be subject to the prior approval of Euro Disney’s shareholders at a shareholders’ meeting.

– If Euro Disney is delisted, Disney would expect the recapitalization to be in the same amount and to also consist entirely of equity contributions to the Group, but the allocation of such contributions between Euro Disney and its subsidiaries could vary compared to what is described above. The proceeds would be used for the same purposes as described above.

The proposed tender offer will be subject to review and clearance by the Autorité des marchés financiers of a Tender Offer Prospectus (Note d’information). In addition, any rights offering will be subject to review and clearance by the Autorité des marchés financiers of an Offering Prospectus (Note d’opération).

About The Walt Disney Company:
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, and consumer products and interactive media. Disney is a Dow 30 company and had annual revenues of $55.6 billion in its Fiscal Year 2016.

About Kingdom Holding Company
Founded in 1980, Kingdom Holding Company is a publicly traded company, which was listed on Tadawul (the Saudi Stock Exchange) in 2007. Kingdom Holding Company is one of the world’s most successful and diversified business organizations, highly respected in the field of investments and recognized as an elite player regionally and internationally.

About Euro Disney S.C.A.
Euro Disney S.C.A. is the holding company for Euro Disney Associés S.C.A., the primary operating company of Disneyland® Paris. Disneyland Paris is comprised of the Disneyland® Park, the Walt Disney Studios® Park, seven themed hotels with approximately 5,800 rooms (excluding approximately 2,700 additional third-party rooms located on the site), two convention centers, the Disney Village®, a dining, shopping and entertainment center, and golf courses. Euro Disney S.C.A. is also responsible for the development of the 2,230-hectare property including and surrounding Disneyland Paris. Euro Disney S.C.A.’s shares are listed and traded on Euronext Paris.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This press release includes forward-looking statements, including forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the proposed tender offer, all statements regarding The Walt Disney Company’s or EDL Holding Company, LLC’s expected future financial position, results of operations, cash flows, dividends, financing plans, business strategy, budgets, capital expenditures, competitive positions, growth opportunities, plans and objectives of management, and statements containing the words such as “anticipate,” “approximate,” “believe,” “plan,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” “could,” “would,” “should,” “will,” “intend,” “may,” “potential,” “upside,” and other similar expressions. Statements in this press release concerning the business outlook or future economic performance, anticipated profitability, revenues, expenses, dividends or other financial items, and product or services line growth of The Walt Disney Company or EDL Holding Company, LLC, together with other statements that are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements that are estimates reflecting the best judgment of The Walt Disney Company or EDL Holding Company, LLC based upon currently available information.

Such forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain, and stockholders and other potential investors must recognize that actual results may differ materially from The Walt Disney Company’s or EDL Holding Company, LLC’s expectations as a result of a variety of factors. Such forward-looking statements are based upon management’s current expectations and are subject to a significant business, economic and competitive risks, uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are unknown and many of which The Walt Disney Company or EDL Holding Company, LLC is unable to predict or control. Such factors may cause The Walt Disney Company’s or EDL Holding Company, LLC’s actual results, performance or plans to differ materially from any future results, performance or plans expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the risk factors discussed or identified in public filings that have been, or will be, made by The Walt Disney Company (or EDL Holding Company, LLC as the case may be) with the French Autorité des marchés financiers (the “AMF”) and/or the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) from time to time. The Walt Disney Company and EDL Holding Company, LLC caution investors that any forward-looking statements made by The Walt Disney Company or EDL Holding Company, LLC are not guarantees of future performance. The Walt Disney Company and EDL Holding Company, LLC disclaim any obligation to update any such factors or to announce publicly the results of any revisions to any of the forward-looking statements to reflect future events or developments.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The documentation relating to the proposed tender offer – if filed – will include the terms and conditions of the tender offer, which will be submitted to the Autorité des marchés financiers. It is strongly recommended that investors and shareholders located in France read, when available, the documentation relating to the tender offer, as well as any amendments to those documents, as they will contain important information about The Walt Disney Company, EDL Holding Company, LLC, Euro Disney S.C.A. and the proposed transaction.

This press release must not be published, broadcast or distributed, directly or indirectly, in any country in which the distribution of this information is subject to legal restrictions. The tender offer will not be open to the public in any jurisdiction other than France in which its launch is subject to legal restrictions.

The release, publication or distribution of this press release in certain countries may be subject to legal or regulatory restrictions. Therefore, persons located in countries where this press release is released, published or distributed must inform themselves about such restrictions and comply with them. The Walt Disney Company, EDL Holding Company, LLC and Euro Disney S.C.A. disclaim any responsibility for any violation of such restrictions.

Tender Offer – Indicative Timetable

February 10, 2017
Press release announcing the intention of EDL Holding Company, LLC (the “Bidder”) to make a tender offer at €2.00 per Euro Disney share.

March 29, 2017
Filing with the AMF of the Bidder’s draft offer document.

Public posting of the Bidder’s draft offer document on the AMF’s website (www.amf-france.org) and on the website of Euro Disney (the “Company”) (corporate.disneylandparis.com).

Publication by the Company of a press release containing the main terms of the draft Offer on its website.

Filing with the AMF of the Company’s draft Response Document.

Public posting of the Company’s draft Response Document on the AMF’s website (www.amf-france.org) and on the Company’s website (corporate.disneylandparis.com).

Publication by the Company of a press release containing the main terms of its draft Response Document.

April 19, 2017
AMF’s clearance decision of the Offer, which will indicate the visa number of (i) the Offer Document and (ii) the Response Document.

Posting on the AMF’s and the Company’s websites of (i) the Bidder’s Offer Document, (ii) the Company’s Response Document, (iii) the “Other Information” document, containing legal, accounting and financial information regarding the Bidder and (iv) the “Other Information” document, containing legal, accounting and financial information regarding the Company.

Publication by the Company of a press release informing the public of the availability of (i) the Bidder’s Offer Document, (ii) the Company’s Response Document, (iii) the “Other Information” document, containing legal, accounting and financial characteristics of the Bidders and (iv) the “Other Information” document, containing legal, accounting and financial characteristics of the Company.

April 21, 2017
Opening of the Offer.

May 19, 2017
Last day on which the Offer is open.

June 1, 2017
Publication of a notice announcing the final results of the Offer by the AMF.

June 5, 2017
Settlement and delivery of the Offer.

Starting on June 12, 2017
If applicable, mandatory buy-out and Delisting.

Source: The Walt Disney Company

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Kermis Praag Matejská Pout 25 februari t/m 17 april 2017

8 februari 2017

Kermis Praag Matejská Pout 25 februari t/m 17 april 2017:
Matejská Pout Praha 2017 / St. Matthews Fair Prague 2017

Datum: 25 februari t/m 17 april
Locatie: Areál Výstavište 67, 170 90 Praha 7 – Holešovice, 170 00 Praag
Website: www.matejskapout.cz
Facebook: www.facebook.com/matejskapout

Attracties o.a.:
– Caroussel
– Reuzenrad
– Sound Machine (M. Hoefnagels)
– Super Mouse (H. de Voer)
– Thriller (J. Lemmerman)
– Snow Jet (R. v/d Veen)
– Virtual World (N. Troost)
– Around the World (J. v/d Beek-Dauphin)
– Booster Maxxx (W. Ordelman)
– Airrace Bungee Katapult (D. de Voer)
– XXL (A. Zinnecker)
– Ghost Rider (D. Loffelhardt)
– Jumbo (J. Ordelman)

Bron & meer informatie: Facebook.com/matejskapout (07-02-2017)

Lees ook:
St. Matthew’s Fair Praha 2017 – 25. 2. – 17. 4. 2017

Links:
www.matejskapout.cz
www.facebook.com/matejskapout

edit: 10-03-2017

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Cirque du Soleil komt met “TOTEM” naar Brussel

6 februari 2017

Cirque du Soleil komt met “TOTEM” naar Brussel
31 augustus t/m 29 oktober 2017 Brussels Expo Parking E

Brussel,  vrijdag 3 februari 2017 – Cirque du Soleil komt eind augustus naar Brussel met de show “TOTEM™”. Dat meldt de organisatie. Al sinds 2010 toert Cirque du Soleil rond met “TOTEM™”, maar pas nu komt het circus voor het eerst naar ons land met de voorstelling. In augustus slaat het zijn tent op bij Brussels Expo op parking E3.

De show is “een betoverende reis door de evolutie van de mens”. “Op een eiland dat doet denken aan een reuzenschildpad, volgt “TOTEM™” het fascinerende spoor van de mensheid vanaf zijn oorspronkelijke amfibische gedaante tot aan zijn ultieme wens om te kunnen vliegen”, zo luidt het.

“TOTEM™” speelde al in 36 steden en voor 4,8 miljoen toeschouwers. De eerste show in België vindt plaats op 31 augustus.

Bron: Deredactie.be

Links:
www.cirquedusoleil.com/nl/totem
www.wikipedia.org/totem

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This is Holland

1 februari 2017

This is Holland
Over het project This is Holland in Overhoeks

Amsterdam, 2 november 2016 – In het paviljoen komt een educatieve entertainmentfunctie: een panoramische vliegsimulator waarin bewegingstechnologieën en 3D-simulaties worden gebruikt. Het paviljoen wordt gebouwd op de reeds bestaande parkeergarage behorende bij de A’DAM toren. Het gebouw bestaat uit drie lagen. De werkzaamheden worden uitgevoerd door J.P van Eesteren BV, in opdracht van This is Holland BV.

Waar?
Op het Overhoeksplein, tussen de A’DAM toren en de Hogeschool voor de Kunsten wordt This is Holland gebouwd.

Wanneer?
Start bouw: juni 2016
Geplande oplevering: tweede helft 2017

Meer informatie
Met algemene vragen over het paviljoen kunt u terecht bij Lingotto, Eric-Jan de Rooij, ejderooij@lingotto.nl
of Esther Lelyveld, elelyveld@lingotto.nl.
Met vragen over de uitvoering kunt contact opnemen met Maarten van der Eng, contactpersoon van J.P. van Eesteren BV, m.vandereng@jpvaneesteren.nl.
Met algemene omgevingsvragen kunt u Thijs Koolmees (gemeente Amsterdam) benaderen, t.koolmees@amsterdam.nl.

Bron: Gemeente Amsterdam

Zie ook:
This Is Holland The Ultimate Flight Experience Opening Najaar 2017

Links:
www.thisisholland.com
www.brogent.com
www.vekoma.com

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Michael van de Kuit steekt €10 à €12 miljoen in nieuwe toeristische attractie aan IJ-oever Amsterdam

31 januari 2017

Michael van de Kuit steekt €10 à €12 miljoen in nieuwe toeristische attractie aan IJ-oever Amsterdam

Amsterdam, 29 maart 2016 – Nedstede, de vastgoedontwikkelaar van Quote 500-lid Michael van de Kuit, koopt de stenen van het This is Holland-paviljoen. Ook neemt Nedstede een belang in het bedrijf dat de attractie, een 3D-film van Nederland, uitbaat. ‘We nemen een deelneming in het bedrijf en worden daarnaast 100% eigenaar van het vastgoed’, aldus Van de Kuit tegenover Quote. Het gaat om een investering van zo’n ‘€10 à €12 miljoen’.

In het This is Holland-paviljoen, dat verijst bij filmmuseum Eye in Amsterdam-Noord, stappen bezoekers in een soort vliegsimulator en maken met behulp van grote 3D-schermen een virtuele vlucht naar Hollandse hoogtepunten als de bollenvelden en de Rotterdamse haven. Het project, dat zo’n €18 miljoen kost, is bedacht door Daniel de Kruijk en Marc Koets.

Van de Kuits Nedstede koopt het gebouw, om het weer terug te verhuren aan de onderneming. Nedstede is in Amsterdam vooral bekend als eigenaar van horecapanden en winkels. Dit soort toeristisch vastgoed is nog relatief nieuw. ‘We richten ons op de uitbreiding van strategische vastgoedconcepten in de groeiende Amsterdamse Leisure markt’, zegt Van de Kuit. ‘De uitbreiding van de vastgoedportefeuille met dit type projecten past naadloos in de ontwikkeling van de nieuwe koers van Nedstede.’

Bron: Quotenet.nl

Zie ook:
This Is Holland The Ultimate Flight Experience Opening Najaar 2017

Links:
www.thisisholland.com
www.brogent.com
www.vekoma.com

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Flare Media International is looking for contestants

28 januari 2017

Flare Media International is looking for contestants
New international game show Don’t Lose The Loot

Don’t Lose The Loot, a new international game show is looking for contestants from different parts of the world!

Do you like amusement parks? Are you in for some crazy rides? Wanna win some money?

Then apply for “Don’t Lose The Loot” together with your partner in crime!

This can be your mother/father, nephew/niece, uncle/ant, colleague, girlfriend/boyfriend, or BFF. Age: 18-55 years.

You can apply here.

Bron & meer informatie: Flaremedia.nl (28-01-2017)

Lees ook:
Gezocht: kandidaten voor spelshow in de achtbaan (Looopings.nl)

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St. Matthew’s Fair Praha 2017 – 25. 2. – 17. 4. 2017

23 januari 2017

St. Matthew’s Fair Praha 2017 – 25. 2. – 17. 4. 2017
Matejská pout Praha 2017

Praag – Dit jaar zal het 422-jarig bestaan zijn in de historie van de  Matejská pout als ook al 54 jaar op het beursterrein (Holešovice Praag 7). De St. Matthews Fair (Matejská pout) is de allereerste voorjaarsbeurs in Europa.

Voor bezoekers zijn er Tsjechische en buitenlandse attracties (ongeveer ongeveer 120 plaatsen); tegelijkertijd staan op het terrein fast food, oosterse snoepjes, peperkoek harten, speelgoed en vele andere kraampjes.

Elke zaterdag en zondag zal er voor ouders met kinderen een onderhoudend programma zijn bij de Krizik Fountain. Hou er rekening mee dat het programma wordt geannuleerd bij slecht weer (regen, sneeuw, harde wind).

Openingstijden en toegangsprijzen Matthew’s Fair:
– Maandag: Gesloten – CZK 0
– Dinsdag – vrijdag: 14.00 – 21,00-10 CZK, kinderen kleiner dan 120 cm, ZTP / P (met en zonder gids) 0 CZK
– Zaterdag, zondag en feestdagen 10,00-22,00 uur – 25 CZK, kinderen kleiner dan 120 cm, ZTP / P 0 CZK
– Schoolvakanties: 10,00-22,00 uur

Kocka Ltd. organiseerd in het kader van St. Matthew’s Fair, zoals ieder jaar, de traditionele “Dag voor gehandicapte kinderen, kinderen uit weeshuizen en opvangcentra.” Het evenement zal dit keer worden gehouden op 13 maart 2017. Het evenement is toegankelijk voor kinderen met een handicap, begeleid door hun ouders, opvoeders en vrienden, evenals weeshuizen, opvangcentra en andere instellingen. Alle attracties zijn voor kinderen gratis beschikbaar. In aanvulling op de attracties, kunnen de kinderen kijken naar een permanente tentoonstelling van exotische vissen, haaien, koralen en anemonen, “Sea World” en het bijbehorende amusementsprogramma, optredens van clowns uit de kunstgroep Medusa, van 11.00 tot 15.00 uur.

Bron & meer informatie: Facebook.com/matejskapoutprahaevent

www.matejskapout.cz
www.facebook.com/matejskapout

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Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! {2017}

1 januari 2017

Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! {2017}
De Beste Wensen Voor 2017!

Kermis in 2017 Klik hier

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