Disneyland - The Return

I swore I would never go to Disneyland Paris again after this experience, but guess what...yes, I am going again.

Of course there is a fair and reasonable explanation for this - my youngest daughter loves to dance and has been with the same dance school since she is 4. Last year the school asked who wanted to go and dance at Disneyland? My daughter obviously said 'Me' loud and clear....so here I am again, going to Disneyland. I couldn't say no, could I?
Lola at Disney the first time around, don't be fooled by that smile, the people dressed up in costumes terrified her for the whole trip

So here I am again, preparing to trudge around loads of shops and eat stupidly pricey food, the only upside is we are only there for 2 nights and two days, then I am off to Paris for a girls trip with both my daughters. This, I am very excited about.

So, roll on the weird smelling hotels, the lack of tea and coffee and making facilities in the bedrooms, and no volume control on the TV, I am ready for you.

But there is something I don't understand. Why does everyone seem to love all things Disney? I just don't get it.

There are a couple of Pixar movies I think are OK, and Dumbo is excellent, but all the merchandising and nonsense that goes with it, just angers me. Can you not see you are being ripped off?

No, I do not want to wear Minnie Mouse ears.
No, I do not want to buy figurines, Christmas decorations, balloons, pens or anything with a Disney character on.
And what you did to Winnie the Pooh and friends, well, AA Milne would literally be spinning in his grave. Unforgivable (I love Winnie the Pooh, I am not made of stone).

I know adults, without children who go to Disney, I assume this is to escape the day to day, but why don't you go to a beach to do that, then you don't have to listen to Disney tunes all day, played everywhere in the park. Disneyland is just a massive shop with a few crap rides, And, spoiler, it's not magical, or have any magic in it. You will not get your youth back when you visit.

I suspect this is yet another thing I am grumpy about, but it just feels so wrong, people have to take extra rolls, meat and cheese at breakfast to have for lunch as it's so expensive. That just doesn't seem right.

If it rains there is only limited stuff you can do inside, unless you want to pay yet more money.
Nope, it's not that I'm grumpy, it's that I am baffled, baffled that this is what people want to spend there money on, when you can go into Notre Dame for free (where the hunchback of Notre Dame is based), or any museum in the UK. It is only nine euros to go into the Louvre and seven for the Eiffel Tower. Wouldn't you rather do that than be trapped at Disney?

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