First off, I'd just like to state, I've been to Euro Disney and Disney World Florida, there is no comparison. The biggest issue are the staff. In Florida they employ staff (not just Americans I might add), who deliver the Disney experience. The Americans wrote the Customer Service Bible. The French are a different breed. I have a French Brother-in-law. He's a nice lad from the south of France but lives and works in Paris. Like the North/South divide we have here, the French hate the Parisians for their attitude toward other French people and their aloof attitude in general. It just isn't done the 'American way'. It doesn't work the way it does in America.
Took some pupils on an educational trip to Paris.
Is there a form of mathematics that the Parisians have that we don't?
On the back of this, we spent a day at Euro Disney.
What was the educational part of that part of the trip?
On the way in there was a cursory bag search. The impression I had was that if I'd have tried to enter with bombs, guns, knives or crossbows then that would have been fine; but had I tried to sneak a sandwich or a bottle of coke in then security would have been all over me in a rash. What a rip off the place is.
So what are your views?
Ah 'sandwich smuggling'! Was this just your 'impression' or is there an actual block on taking your own food in? There wasn't last time I was there but to be fair, that was about 3 years ago. However, I agree with your appraisal of the pricing. These places charge a lot of money for food and drink inside the park. That they may be blocking customers from taking their own food in seems penny pinching to me. The irony is that many French people wouldn't eat the crap they serve in there anyway! When we went (with the French side of the family), they packed a picnic of aperitif, bread, cheese, olives, meats, yoghurt and wine. There were actually many families there with picnics but the Food Courts were still packed.