Just got back from a couple of days in EuroDisney. Never been before. Had a great time and in fact learnt several important things…
1. Having the name Michelle makes people in France like you a lot . They see it as clear evidence that France is better than the UK.
2. Some might say shutting your eyes through all the scary rides defeats the purpose of going on them – but my eyes know when some things are too much for my brain so I bow to their better judgement.
3. Children on rides scream a lot. It is not pleasant.
4. Seeing a real mouse in the hotel bar is not cute and funny just because you’re in Mickey Mouse land no matter what the hotel concierge claims.
5. Spackle and Spatzel are two very different things – there are some quite shocking meanings of the word spackle (non – DIY) that I’d never heard of it until an hilarious mix up in a restaurant.
6. Being told by a Disney person to sit in the backseat of a ride behind another family does not stop the mother of said family turning round and yelling NOOOOO loudly in your face. It wasn’t nice.
7. Begging is a better class activity in France – they have nicely typed business cards and electric instruments which they play quite well. In Britain they have cider.
8. It is terrifying crossing the road in Paris even when the little green man appears – in fact he makes some drivers speed up
9. If you ask a salesperson if they have any sunglasses for sale under 40 euros they will crack a rib laughing so hard.
10. If you’re a vegetarian and don’t like four cheese pizza you are absolutely screwed.
11. When in the Louvre to appreciate any work of art properly means standing in front of it, making a silly gesture and then getting your friend to take a photo. It’s the only way. I was quite foolish for actually wanting to just look at certain pieces.
12. Mickey Mouse has an evil aura and I think Minnie is quite scared of him.
So definitely a well spent couple of days. You don’t get this sort of insight in the UK