Saudi prince spends $20 million in Disneyland Paris in three days


A Saudi prince has spent €15 million ($19.5 million at today’s conversion rates)for three days of fun at Disneyland Paris, the group that runs the theme park says.

Prince Fahd al-Saud booked whole areas of the theme park to “celebrate his degree” with 60 guests. The festivities included tailor-made events involving “rare Disney characters”, Euro Disney said.

Park operator Euro Disney told AFP that festivities included custom-created events involving “rare Disney characters.”

Special security was put in place for the prince, one of the park’s top customers, it added.

The theme park attracted 16 million visitors last year but Euro Disney has not made any profits since it was set up 20 years ago.

In the six months to March, the group had a net loss of 89.1 million euros compared with a loss of 11.8 million euros in the same period last year.