COMPARISON OF EURO DISNEYLAND AND OTHER DISNEY THEME PARKS
This research compares Euro Disneyland with other Disney theme parks. The findings of this research are presented in the following discussions:  history and development of Disney theme parks;  background on Euro Disneyland;  factors underlying Euro Disneyland problems;  marketing-based comparison of Disney theme parks;  strategy differences between Euro Disneyland and other Disney theme parks;  recommendation for Euro Disneyland; and  new location for Disney theme park.
History and Development of Disney Theme Parks
The contemporary Walt Disney Company is the direct successor to the business founded by Walt Disney in Hollywood in the 1920s (Moskowitz, Katz, and Levering 548). The Disney Company is a major producer of motion pictures, the owner and operator of a cable television channel and a television station, a producer and marketer of video tapes, music tapes, music records, and publications, a licenser of rights for merchandise production and marketing, the owner and operator of major amusement theme parks in California and Florida, a joint venturer in the ownership and operation of Euro Disneyland in France, and a licenser of Tokyo Disneyland. Walt Disney World in Florida includes the Magic Kingdom Theme Park, Epcot Center, and Disney-MGM Studios.
Theme parks and resorts contribute 48.8 percent of Disney's total revenues (Swort 1788). The company earns an operating profit of 27.5 percent on its theme park and resort operations
The firm's objectives are to maintain industry leadership where it is held, and to pursue industry leadership in all activity areas where it is not held. Disney is the acknowledged leader in the theme amusement park segment of the recreation industry.
Euro Disney SCA, France is the joint venture owner of Euro Disneyland. The Walt Disney Co., holds a 49 percent equity position in Euro Disney SCA (Toy and D...