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.
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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