Disneyland 4 Times in a year
Floopyandtired · 27/11/2019 22:48
I’m just being a total bitch probably, but a woman I know has just posted on Facebook that she’s taking her children (aged 2 and 4) to Disneyland Paris tomorrow and this will be the fourth time they’ve been in the last year. AIBU to think that’s obscene and wasted on such young children.
FWIW they’re not particularly well off, without giving too much away they are both civil servants.
cravingmilkshake · 27/11/2019 22:58
I don't think it's a waste. I took my 2.5 niece to Disneyland Paris and she loved it... she is now 9 and still talks about it now.
It was so much fun. My sister and I had a family member who got free tickets so we went around 4/5 times a year and just paying hotel and flight which was only around £150 a time. Yabu to judge.
ThriftyMcThrifty · 27/11/2019 22:59
I don’t think it’s that much, if they have annual passes they are probably saying the four year old is not three yet (staff aren’t allowed to ask) and the two year old is free anyway. I bet they are fitting in as many visits with the pass as they can before the kids are too old. Also Disneyland is the best of the theme parks for little kids, loads of rides they can go on and lots to see and do. I bet in a couple of years she’ll be posting about Legoland.
NannyR · 27/11/2019 23:04
If you have annual passes to attractions like that, you tend to take things a lot easier and more relaxed, compared to paying for a day ticket and cramming in as much as you possibly can to get your moneys worth out of your ticket. I doubt they will have their child strapped into a buggy for ten hours.
24hourshomeedderandcarer · 27/11/2019 23:04
the 4 y old is not legal age of school anyway which is 5 so the school cant do anything about it as nursery or reception is optional
they must have passes,and if you get the euro train its only the adults shes paying for or shes saying the 4 y old is 3
accommodation is pricey though so maybe they are staying just outside in a hotel
Floopyandtired · 27/11/2019 23:05
@NoHummus good question. I don’t know is the honest answer. I think the irksome bit is I have known the mum my whole life and everything is for show, you know? They do all matching outfits every day, meet all the characters, all while their kids are in the buggy looking miserable. She even commented once they don’t do any rides, ever. Which makes me wonder what’s the point? Is it all for Facebook likes? Wouldn’t kids rather be out and exploring and getting mucky, not getting their mum some social media thumbs ups and hearts?
theEnglishInPatient · 27/11/2019 23:13
It's up to them what they do, but surely it gets boring after a while?
i am sure it is, even if some adults never get tired of it, but for young kids it won't get boring so quickly. There's so much to do, if you take it easy because you know you'll be back, you can have an excellent time.
My kids didn't get bored of the same flipping soft play, I can't see how they would get bored of Disney that quickly
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