haven't noticed it but might be an opportunity to teach about advertising not always being right etc.. ie. disneyland are just saying that santa is with them as they want all the children to go to disneyland for christmas but it is really one of santa's helpers (the ones you see in grottos in shopping centres ), the REAL santa is far too busy visiting all the other children round the world.. we're lucky as we're not going to disneyland and so the REAL santa will come to our house etc
it also doesn't help that we wanted to go, but the flipin boiler broke so thats eaten our 'holiday funds'.
I dont wanna lay on the whole 'santa story' too think... We already have magic fairy's in the lightbulbs who work for santa... they watch you all day to make sure you're being good, and if your not they tell santa!!
DH tried to explain that it's not the real santa who will be at Disneyland, but poor DS just said 'there's only one santa, silly daddy!!!'....
actually I would tell him that yes of course santa is at disney, because all the children who are there on their christmas holidays need to get their presents too, but disney is just one of the millions of stops he does on his rounds...
YABU - just explain it to him. VVV simple - Santa delivers to children throughout the world on Christmas Eve, so yes he will be in DLP but he was also be in Accrington/ Barnsley / Portsmouth (insert wherever)on the same day. Super fast sleigh etc.
I told ds that that was just a pretend Santa, a man dressed up to entertain people, and the real one will be at the north pole and then delivering presents as usual.
Also told him that Santa wouldn't specifically associate himself with one place because he loves all children not just those who can afford to go to Disneyland... but suspect that went right over his head