Every time you return from a Disneyland Paris trip you get the same survey that drop in to you inbox asking about the experience you had. Af the end of every survey, a tick box asks if you would be interested in taking part in a further survey. Every time I click yes and then hear nothing more. That was until yesterday when a new survey dropped in and this time brining up some interesting questions that seem to link back questions asked at the recent Shareholder’s meeting in London.
It began with the usual, how did you get here, who did you book with, will you come back questions but then something very interesting popped up.
Are there plans to do away with certain ways we see the characters? Or is this just a simple question? The next question proved more interesting .
How would we like to meet the characters? And then “talk to them” becomes an option. With Disneyland Paris not owned outright by the Disney Company, we e often see tried and tested technology come over to the parks a little later than others. Talking Mickey has proved very popular in the US and and those with animatronic faces have been part of the Magic Kingdom’s Dream Along with Mickey for a few years. The only question is how they will conquer the language barrier the European park poses. A Mickey per language maybe or even splitting meet times into languages very much like they do with Stitch Live and Playhouse Disney.
If ever there was a loaded question here it is. Just like many I’m sure my response was less about the magical experience my child enjoys and more about rude visitors who photo bomb, push and generally want me to punch them!! In fact, it may be that the Cast Members are just as sick of it as on a recent trip I witnessed Pinocchio move aside several rude families to see my son as be was stood waiting patiently for his turn.
Lets hope that Disney are finally noticing the chaos character meet and greets have been for years. Come on people, lets queue to meet the characters. Us Brits like queuing, you might to.