Saudi Prince Throws $19.5M Disneyland Party: Reports

By Tara MacIsaac, Epoch Times
June 6, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Fahd Al-Saud celebrated his college graduation with a world tour of Disneyland locations, including a three-day private party at Paris Disneyland May 22–24.

The party in Paris cost about $19.5 million (15 million euros), reports Agence France Presse (AFP). Some old Disney characters were revived, including Jessica Rabbit, and some new characters were even created solely for the event, reports Ouest France. About 80 dancers a day also performed.

Estimates in news reports place the number of guests at 60–70. Euro Disney confirmed to the BBC that the prince had stayed three days at Disneyland’s Paris location with a number of guests, without specifying. An artist working on the event, who spoke with Ouest France on condition of anonymity, said the prince required Mickey and Minnie to travel with him in his private jet.

Al-Saud is a Stanford graduate in engineering. He joined Facebook as an analyst and head of user operations in Arabic in 2008, according to Unreasonable Media, which conducted a video-taped interview with the prince in April.