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New president for Disneyland Paris
« on: December 12, 2018, 05:40:52 PM »
From http://disneylandparis-news.com/en/natacha-rafalski-appointed-to-presidente-of-disneyland-paris/

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Today, Disneyland Paris announced the appointment of Natacha Rafalski to the position of Présidente, effective immediately. Natacha Rafalski has had a 23-year career with The Walt Disney Company, holding a variety of senior leadership positions throughout the world. She joined the Disneyland Paris team in 2017 as Chief Financial Officer and since then has taken on responsibility for real estate, transformation, corporate alliances and operating participants.

The announcement comes from Catherine Powell, who recently served as Présidente of the resort before being promoted to President of the Disney Parks Western Region in March 2018 and now has responsibility for Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort and Disneyland Paris. “It is a very exciting time for Disneyland Paris as we continue to transform our organization and move forward with the expansion of our resort,” said Catherine Powell. “Natacha has proven to be an exceptional leader with a global viewpoint who has the versatility and experience needed to lead the continued success of Disneyland Paris.” In this role Natacha Rafalski will be responsible for bringing Disney magic to life for nearly 15 million guests each year at Disneyland Paris, Europe’s top tourist destination and the beacon of Disney in the region. She leads a multinational team of 16,000 Cast Members and oversees two theme parks, eight themed hotels, a 27-hole golf course and Disney Village, a themed dining entertainment and shopping destination. She will also oversee the ambitious expansion plan for The Walt Disney Studios Park announced earlier this year.
“I am incredibly honored and excited to assume this position at such a transformational time for the resort,” said Natacha Rafalski. “France holds a special place in my heart, and I’m looking forward to leading and growing the business as we continue to build on and expand the promise of Europe’s top tourist destination.” Prior to joining the Disneyland Paris team Natacha Rafalski was CFO for The Walt Disney Company Greater China headquartered in Shanghai between October 2013 and October 2017.  During that time, she provided instrumental leadership related to various major strategic initiatives and spearheaded work that continues to drive long-term financial growth to that region. She began her career with Disney in 1995 and has held various positions in corporate treasury and finance including a key role on the Shanghai Disney Resort negotiation team. Prior to this she held roles that included oversight for corporate finance and projects related to Disneyland Paris. Natacha Rafalski has been a key champion and leader for Diversity and Inclusion at Disneyland Paris, establishing a woman’s leadership group, D Elles P and encouraging Cast Members to form a network dedicated to women. In addition to the many initiatives she continues to lead for Disneyland Paris, she was among the 2017 winners of Profiles in Diversity Journal’s 16th Annual Women Worth Watching® Awards. Natacha Rafalski was born in Montreal, Canada, and raised just outside of Paris, France. She holds an M.B.A. in Finance from Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California at Los Angeles and a B.A. in Mathematics/Economics, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of California
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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2018, 06:01:02 PM »
I’ve just returned from a stay in the Disneyland hotel and was told by the lady at reception that once the New York has been redone and turned into a 5 star hotel, work will then begin on the Disneyland hotel and it will be turned into a palace and the number of rooms will decrease with prices increasing. This might be covered elsewhere but I hadn’t heard of them upgrading the hotel further and reducing the number of rooms.

She also mentioned that as part of the upgrade to the New York the Disneyland hotel would absorb the customers and therefore they were removing the counter service breakfast option and changing it to the hotel which I didn’t completely understand as counter service breakfast is being stopped for all the Disney hotels and moving back to the hotel.

On a separate note, I had asked about the counter service breakfast when booking the half board package and was told that if you had stayed in the Disneyland Hotel 10 times they upgrade you and it would then be breakfast in the hotel. I don’t think I have met anyone who has stayed there 10 times so it seems on the high side to me but useful to know.

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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2018, 06:19:32 PM »
I’ve just returned from a stay in the Disneyland hotel and was told by the lady at reception that once the New York has been redone and turned into a 5 star hotel, work will then begin on the Disneyland hotel and it will be turned into a palace and the number of rooms will decrease with prices increasing. This might be covered elsewhere but I hadn’t heard of them upgrading the hotel further and reducing the number of rooms.

She also mentioned that as part of the upgrade to the New York the Disneyland hotel would absorb the customers and therefore they were removing the counter service breakfast option and changing it to the hotel which I didn’t completely understand as counter service breakfast is being stopped for all the Disney hotels and moving back to the hotel.

On a separate note, I had asked about the counter service breakfast when booking the half board package and was told that if you had stayed in the Disneyland Hotel 10 times they upgrade you and it would then be breakfast in the hotel. I don’t think I have met anyone who has stayed there 10 times so it seems on the high side to me but useful to know.

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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2018, 09:17:03 PM »
I’m taking a solo trip to Paris in January 9/1/19-13/1/19 and I wanted to go to Disneyland. I used to live in Paris when i studied abroad so I know my way around very well and I have visited the parks once when I was here. I would really like to go again but I have no one to go with! Hopping on here to see if anyone was down to do a group/ meet up so I can make some friends who love Disney as much as I do and have a fun day at the parks.  :) :) :)

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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2018, 12:57:03 PM »

I’ve just returned from a stay in the Disneyland hotel and was told by the lady at reception that once the New York has been redone and turned into a 5 star hotel, work will then begin on the Disneyland hotel and it will be turned into a palace and the number of rooms will decrease with prices increasing. This might be covered elsewhere but I hadn’t heard of them upgrading the hotel further and reducing the number of rooms.

She also mentioned that as part of the upgrade to the New York the Disneyland hotel would absorb the customers and therefore they were removing the counter service breakfast option and changing it to the hotel which I didn’t completely understand as counter service breakfast is being stopped for all the Disney hotels and moving back to the hotel.

On a separate note, I had asked about the counter service breakfast when booking the half board package and was told that if you had stayed in the Disneyland Hotel 10 times they upgrade you and it would then be breakfast in the hotel. I don’t think I have met anyone who has stayed there 10 times so it seems on the high side to me but useful to know.

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previous park programmes
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2018, 08:36:08 PM »
Hello
Where do I find old park programmes I want one from June 2018 from marvel season to try and help with planning for first week in 2019. Do programmes follow a set pattern for shows / meet and greet timings etc? Would just like to try and plan meals accordingly. Thanks in advance x

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eeeeKKK ONLY 4 Days to go - what do i need to know???
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2018, 09:29:33 PM »
Hey never posted before looking for any help guidence got 2 days at the park 3 days in Paris for Flights and Transfers inc and 2 breakfasts and eve meal tickets. Staying at Au Natuel.

Thanks for your help x