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Dead Body Found at Disneyland Paris

Worker died in apparent accident

(Newser) - A dead body—a real one, not one created for the attraction—was found inside the haunted mansion ride at Disneyland Paris Saturday morning. The 45-year-old park employee is believed to have been electrocuted while fixing a light fixture inside the ride, which is called Phantom Manor at the Paris... More »

Man With Guns, Extra Ammo Arrested Near Disneyland Paris

Police also arrested a woman with the man

(Newser) - A 28-year-old man allegedly carrying two guns was arrested Thursday while attempting to enter the Hotel New York at Disneyland Paris in France, the Guardian reports. In addition to the guns, the man reportedly had a copy of the Koran and a box of ammunition, according to the BBC . He... More »

Guy Visits All 13 Disney Parks, Turns 'Disneyphile'

Brooks Barnes finds 'quirky surprises' from Hong Kong to Paris

(Newser) - Brooks Barnes once thought only the "zip-a-dee-doo-deranged" made an effort to visit all 13 Disney amusement parks around the globe. Hired to report on Disney in 2007, however, he began visiting several of the parks on business. Soon, a burning curiosity made him visit the full set as only... More »

Paris Suicides Expose Disney's Dark Side

Uncaring management blamed for worker deaths

(Newser) - Heartless managers are turning the Magic Kingdom into a hellish place to work, say labor leaders at Disneyland Paris. Cost-cutting at the theme park means that worker numbers have been slashed despite more visitors, leaving staff overworked and undervalued. Two Disney workers have killed themselves since the beginning of the... More »

Twin Suicides Rattle French Disney

Union links deaths to 'humiliating' working conditions

(Newser) - Two employee suicides linked to "humiliating" working conditions have rattled France Disney and sparked an investigation. A manager hanged himself at his home just weeks after a company cook threw himself in front of a train. The Disney manager told colleagues before his death that he wanted out of... More »

Wedding Bells for Sarko, Bruni?

Recent jewelry-trading reported, but French prez has no comment

(Newser) - Nicolas Sarkozy and very new girlfriend Carla Bruni may soon tie the knot, gushes French weekly Le Journal du Dimanche, citing decidedly anonymous sources. Sarkozy reportedly gave the Italian supermodel/songstress a heart-shaped pink diamond ring and plans to wed her on February 8 or 9, writes the AP. Presidential spokesmen... More »

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