Disneyland Paris is being investigated for allegedly charging British and German visitors more than the French

The probe is reported to be the start of a much wider investigation into price discrimination in Europe

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Disneyland Paris faces an investigation by European regulators for allegedly overcharging British and German customers because of where they live, in what is reported to be the start of a much wider investigation into price discrimination in Europe.

The European Commission has prompted France to start looking into pricing at the theme park after it noted French customers can pay hundreds of euros less for a holiday package than their German or British neighbours, according to the Financial Times.

The FT said French visitors pay €1,346 (£950) for a premium package, significantly less that the €1,870 (£1,320) Disneyland charges British visitors - and more than €1,000 (£706) less than the €2,447 (£1727) bill handed to Germans.

Companies are banned from charging people more because of their nationality or home country under European Union rules.

However, holidaymakers have accused Disneyland Paris of blocking their access to cheap deals available to those in France and Belgium, the FT said.

Disneyland Paris said it ran discounts at certain times and in certain markets to try and attract guests throughout the year.

“When purchased directly with Disneyland Paris, the cost of a basic resort package — without promotional offers — is identical across all markets, give or take exchange rates,” a spokesperson for Disneyland Paris said.

It added that customer can request to book using promotions outside their local market if they choose.

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