Thursday October 29, 2020

Abroad: The dos and don'ts of Disney

The very idea of Disneyland Paris often brings out the cynic in people who haven't been there - like Pól Ó Conghaile, who took his six-year old daughter and saw it through her eyes.

28th April, 2012
Disneyland Paris: the ugly duckling has become a swan.

Once upon a time, an ugly duckling named EuroDisney opened on the outskirts of Paris. Cynics scoffed. Parisians pooh-poohed the intrusion of corporate America into their culture. Only a handful of the expected crowds materialised. The future looked bleak for the attraction.

In the best Disney tradition, however, that ugly duckling became a swan. Changing its name to Disneyland Paris in 1994, the theme park evolved cleverly - and continues to evolve. Parades, shows and...

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