Every chateau seems to have its own mini adventure park and Sunday afternoon jousting event.Since Disney arrived, the children's parks in Paris have been spruced up no end. When you live in Paris, you can become blasé about its glories.For those who think Disneyland Paris has never been anything but a Trojan horse pouring toxic American culture over Europe, its woes will be a source of pleasure.French families who happily turn over their euros to visit the moronic Parc Asterix north of Paris, but snobbishly spurn Disney, will be delighted. Jean Baudrillard, the country's pre-eminent philosopher, wrote a book recently in which he ranted about "Disneyisation" and the "Disney Connection" of global corporations moulding the world into a single image.The Burgins reduced the cost of their summer break by almost £200.But larger savings are available for those who are staying for longer, or who want accommodation in one of Disney’s plusher hotels.
Want to meet some of your favourite stars of screen and TV?Currently if you click on the “special offers” on the Disney website, a four-night stay in the Disneyland Hotel at the start of August – for a family of four – will cost £3,243, if booked in Britain.This includes half-board at the hotel, three-day tickets to the theme parks and a “fastpass”, which enables you to skip the queues on certain rides.The newer Walt Disney Studios park is a separate area, that may require a separate entrance ticket. This film studio theme park offers a classic range of movie themed rides and shows, including the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, or the studio tram tour that takes you behind the scenes for an unforgettable insight into how the movies are made.Disneyland Paris offer a range of options including all-inclusive visits covering accommodation and entrance to the parks.