TIL Disneyland Paris opened in 1992 but didn’t have profitable year until 1995. Efforts to increase profit included serving alcoholic beverages with meals in 1993.

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  1. text from the New York Times article linked,

    >Euro Disney became a bit more European today, saying it will serve alcohol at four of its restaurants as it seeks to cut heavy losses from weak attendance.

    >Starting on Saturday, four restaurants at the year-old theme park will serve wine, beer and Champagne, said Yves Boulanger, a spokesman for Euro Disney. “It’s mainly in response to our non-French European visitors,” Mr. Boulanger said. “Visitors from Germany or England want wine because it’s part of the French experience.”

    >But the move could also help Euro Disney attract more French visitors, whose attendance has been lower than expected. French papers sniff at the park’s squeaky-clean American image, despite Disney’s moves to adapt attractions to European tastes.

    >Another Euro Disney spokesman, Jean-Marie Gerbeaux, agreed the move was an adaptation to make the park more European, but he said he doubted that adding alcohol would increase attendance much.

    >Restaurants at Euro Disney’s six hotels and in the Festival Disney complex of clubs, shops and restaurants outside the main gate have served alcohol since they opened.

    p.s. Yes, when it opened it was called Euro Disney, it was renamed Disneyland Paris in 1994.

  2. *April 10, 1992 – Letterman Top-10 List*

    **Top 10 Attractions at the New Euro-Disney**

    10. Chain-Smoking, Unshowered Mickey

    9. The Runny Cheese Log Flume

    8. Huey, Louie, and Dewey Menage a Trois

    7. Snow White and the Seven Collaborators

    6. Minnie’s Magic Bidet

    5. French version of Jiminy Cricket who bites American kids.

    4. The Preserved Body of Walt Disney Inside a Flaky Pastry Crust

    3. Neo-Nazis of the Caribbean

    2. Donald Duck a L’Orange

    1. Beauty and the Beast French Kissing

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