Saudi Prince Spends Nearly $20 Million for Three Days in Disneyland

Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 3:09 PM ET
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Prince Fahd al-Saud of the oil-rich kingdom reportedly threw a 3-day bash to celebrate getting his degree....at Disneyland.

Disneyland likely says it gives visitors to its theme parks the royal treatment, but if you want to see the park through the eyes of a real prince be prepared to pay up.

A Saudi prince spent 15 million euros, or about $19.5 million, for three days of fun at Disneyland near Paris to celebrate his degree.

Prince Fahd al-Saud booked entire areas of the park over May 22 to 24 for his 60-odd guests, according to a report by AFP that cited Euro Disney. The report said the festivities included tailor-made events involving "rare Disney characters" as well as special security for the prince, who is said to be one of the park's top customers.

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