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Disneyland Paris: this fine of 400,000 euros because of its annual pass

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun24,2024

Huge blow for Disneyland Paris: after this scam recently revealed to the general public, the parkhas just been condemned; &àgrave; pay a fine of 400,000 euros to because of the dubious communication around his annual pass. We'll explain.

Disneyland Paris: this fine of 400,000 euros because of its annual pass

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Disneyland Paris is the perfect place to create memories with loved ones. But it is also an adventure park. themes far from perfect, and where the prices charged are considered far too high. However, this does not prevent some visitors from returning several times a year. For those, it may be interesting to go for the annual pass,available in “Bronze” (289€), “Silver” (499€) and “Gold” (699€) versions. Obviously, the higher the price, the more benefits. But the common point between these annual pass formulas is its access to the park for a good part of the year.

Disneyland Paris : this fine of 400,000 euros because of his annual pass

With the highest offer, it is even possible to have “unlimited access to the 2 Disney parks”. On paper, anyway.Indeed, the General Directorate for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control (DGCCRF) has ordered Disneyland Paris to pay a huge fine for misleading commercial practices.

a huge fine for misleading commercial practices

When you go to the official Disneyland Paris website, it is indicated: That the Gold Annual Pass gives unlimited access to the parks, all year round. But an asterisk allows you to discover, further down on the same page, that this access is in reality not available. unlimited that“until the capacity of the Disney Parks is reached.Reservations on our platform are mandatory, with a limit of 3 simultaneous reservations”. However, the park's communication on this subject was not considered clear enough, so much so that the park was ordered to pay a huge fine of 400,000 euros,“as part of a criminal transaction”.

The DDPP 77 issues, as part of a criminal transaction, a fine of €400,000 against EURO DISNEY ASSOCIES for misleading commercial practice due to its unsuitable communication towards holders of “annual passes”.
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June 24, 2024

In its investigation, the Directorate for the Protection of Populations (DDPP) denounces unsuitable communication” towards visitors. In addition to having their access to the park limited based on the number of visitors who have already made their reservation, annual pass holders are also required to pre-book.Disneyland Paris has not yet responded. It remains to be seen what steps will be taken to address this transparency issue.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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