Happily Ever After?


The Studios' stunt show is set in a Mediterranean village

When Disney chief Michael Eisner visited the Paris Bourse to launch Euro Disney stock in 1989, protesters threw eggs and waved signs that read, "Mickey, Go Home!" Critics attacked Disney's European theme-park plans, with French movie director Ariane Mnouchkine warning of "a cultural Chernobyl." After the gates opened in 1992, Euro Disney did look disastrous. Attendance flagged and losses mounted, leading some to wonder whether a fairy-tale ending would, for once, elude the masters of make-believe.

It hasn't. Last weekend, Euro Disney celebrated its first park's 10th anniversary with the launch of a second one, the ?610 million Disney Studios....

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