Disneyland Paris Charges British People More than French

By Gary Cutlack on at

Brussels bureaucrats are currently rounding on Disneyland Paris, after it was revealed that the gaudy fun paradise for the simple has been caught charging German and British visitors more for their entry tickets and travel bundles than French locals.

The claims come with some numbers too, suggesting French visitors might pay €1,346 for one particular package, which rises to €1,870 for British bookers and €2,447 when booked through German agencies. British customers just after one-day passes could pay around 15 per cent more for their tickets to corporate fun land.

The European Commission is asking French authorities to investigate these charging irregularities, which are said to use a basic form of geo-blocking to make sure only customers in France and Belgium are targeted by some specific offers.

This goes against EU rules and, as we've seen recently with the tech firms, is one of the European Commission's current bugbears with this pesky internet business. Elzbieta Bienkowska, the EU commissioner for the single market, told the FT: "It is time to get to the bottom of this. I am interested in answers and explanations, On the face of it, I struggle to see what objective justification there could be for these practices." [FT]