Natacha Rafalski, the Disneyland Paris President, released a statement today about honoring long-time Disney employee, Daniel Delcourt with his very own window on Main Street, U.S.A.
Delcourt, pictured center, appears delighted with the surprise announcement.
New Main Street, U.S.A. Window for Delcourt
Natacha Rafalski, the Disneyland Paris President, officially announced today the company would be honoring long-time Disney employee, Daniel Delcourt with a window on Main Street, U.S.A.
Delcourt recently announced his retirement, which goes into effect tomorrow. In honor of his nearly three decades of work and a myriad of professional achievements at The Walt Disney Company, he will be receiving this grand honor: a window on Main Street, U.S.A. to celebrate his contributions to the company over the course of his career.
Read the full, official statement from Natacha Rafalski below:
We love telling Cast stories, and today we’d like to share one in particular. Over the last 27 years, Daniel Delcourt has held a variety of roles with Disneyland Paris and even Disneyland Resort, including his current role of COO. He made a real difference for so many people, and showed truly inspiring leadership. As Daniel will begin his very last day as a Cast Member tomorrow to enjoy his well-earned retirement, and in the spirit of an iconic Disney tradition to honor some of the great minds that have shaped the resort, we just surprised him with a window on Main Street, U.S.A. in recognition of his remarkable contributions to Disney.
Other names have been added to existing windows in the past, but it’s rare that an entirely new window is dedicated to one of our Cast Members, so make sure to look out for it in the days to come. Congratulations Daniel, and thank you for everything you’ve done in making magic with and for our teams!
Delcourt smiles to the left of his surprise announcement window. Also pictured from left to right is Disneyland Paris Ambassador Carmen Lleo Badal, Disneyland Paris President Natacha Rafalski, and Disneyland Paris Ambassador Quentin Rodrigues. The window reads:
Main Street Bicycle Tours
Daniel Delcourt, Proprietor
~ Flawless Operation ~
Fun for the Entire Family
“Grasp Life by the Handlebars!”
Delcourt has been the Chief Operating Officer at Disneyland Paris for the last eight years. He has been working with the resort intermittently for nearly the last 25 years.
Having worked in the hospitality and tourism sector for over three decades, Delcourt has amassed extensive experience in hotel management both in France and abroad. His journey at Disneyland Paris began in April 1996 as Head of the Restaurants at Disney’s Sequoia Lodge, before being quickly promoted to Senior Manager of Operations at Disney Village between 1997 and 1999. He then led Disney’s Davy Crockett Ranch in 1999, Golf Disneyland in 1999-2000, and Disney’s Sequoia Lodge in 2000-2002.
Between 2002 and 2007, Delcourt expanded his expertise as Head of the Entertainment Department, where he launched several shows, including the 15th anniversary of the destination, and contributed to opening The Walt Disney Studios Park in 2002.
From 2007 to 2012, he served as the Vice President of Hotels and Business Solutions. Five years later, he moved to Disneyland Resort Anaheim in California to take on the role of Vice President of Hotels and Downtown Disney. In July 2014, he returned to Disneyland Paris as the Chief Operating Officer.
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