Euro Disneyland S.C.A.
Beautifully engraved antique bond certificate from Euro Disneyland S.C.A. dating back to the 1980's. This document, which contains the printed signatures of two company officers, was printed by Francois-Charles Oberthur and measures approximately 7 3/4" (w) by 11 3/4" (h).
This certificate features a great Mickey Mouse vignette.
On March 24, 1987, an agreement "for the creation and operation of Euro Disneyland in France", was signed by the French Government, the Walt Disney Company, the Ile-de-France Regional Counsel, the Seine-et-Marne Departmental Counsel, the Parisian public transport authority (RATP) and the Public Planning Board (EPA) for the new town of Marne-la-Vallée. Work began on the site in August of the following year.
The amusement park opened on April 12, 1992 to huge crowds welcoming the Disney family to Europe. However, Disney’s persistence to run an overseas business using an American business model proved problematic. The company never really was a welcome neighbor and its unwillingness to adapt a more local flavor led to a reorganization of the company in June of 1994. In October of that year, Euro Disneyland became Disneyland Paris. Euro Disney S.C.A. remained the company owning and operating Disneyland Paris and its subsidiaries.