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A strike over pay by Cast Members at Disneyland Paris led to a Christmas Parade being cancelled on Wednesday, causing anger amongst guests.

DLP.info reports that the CFDT, CFTC and UNSA unions called a strike on December 23 citing wage demands as the reason. This caused both the "Disney Star'n'Cars" parade at Walt Disney Studios and the Once Upon A Dream parade at Disneyland park to be cancelled.

According to the site, guests had already gathered in freezing temperatures to watch the parade and some turned on the striking cast members, who had gathered along Main Street to protest.

The strike appears to have been timed to cause maximise disruption to Disney, coming during the peak Christmas season. It is not the first time that strike action has affected Disneyland Paris, with the latest action coming 10 years to the day after a previous Christmas strike.

It has been a bad week for UK visitors to Disneyland Paris, with Eurostar ceasing train services between Paris and London for three days after cold weather affected its trains. An estimated 75,000 passengers were refused travel between Monday and Wednesday after five trains stalled in the tunnel on Friday night.

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