Their accountants and bankers may tell me differently, but there was certainly no sign of a recession at Disneyland Paris as far as I could see. The parks were packed, the hotels were packed, the popcorn and ice cream was flowing and the cash registers were chiming.
Looking forward to posting a few of my photos later today, but first it is washing and unpacking after a very late arrival home last night.
We had a really good time. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. All the arrangements went very smoothly and a fun time was had by all. It doesn't compare at all with Orlando but once I had decided NOT to compare it anymore ( if that makes any sense at all), it was great.
We stayed at the truly vast Newport Bay Hotel. In a New England style, this hotel is very nice. Rooms need a bit of an overhaul but it was clean and airey, and the beds were very comfortable. Nice pool area ( both inside and out). They claimed it was too cold to open the outdoor pool but I suspect it was more about staffing rotas as temperatures were in a very comfortable early seventies during the day. Petit Dejeuner was a pheneomenon. How many baguettes and croissants can you fit into one ballroom? Filled with literally hundreds of people over several sittings it was a continental breakfaster's paradise.
We went to both the Disneyland Park and the Studios park, and Buffalo Bills Wild West dinner show. Must have walked miles!! Covered a lot of ground and stood in a lot of lines ( tedious and unavoidable- feels like being an animal in a pen really). But the brain was truly switched off, and it was good to potter and relax, and people watch.