Tuesday, 30 June 2009

and the beat goes on...

Posted by Sarah Vine.

I knew something wasn't quite right with Michael Jackson when I heard that he and Lisa Marie Presley went on honeymoon to DISNEYLAND PARIS.

I went to Disneyland last year. What struck me most about the place (apart from the incessant piped music, the exhorbitant cost of everything and the never-ending queues) was the amount of couples who were there WITHOUT CHILDREN. That's right. On their own. For "fun". Grown men and women, apparently perfectly normal and not displaying any obvious signs of mental illness, who appeared to think that holding hands while traipsing around a moused-theme amusement park in the rain was an acceptable adult activity. Not, say, visiting the Louvre, or dining beneath the chandeliers at the Plaza Athenee (only marginally less expensive than the buffet at the Disneyland hotel), or gazing into each others eyes over strong coffee and croissants.

I think that may explain his huge fan base. That, and the fact that Don't Stop Til You Get Enough is a FABULOUS tune. Oh go on, it is. Admit it. You can't fight the funk, baby.


  1. I suspect those childless couples at Disneyland are the same ones that still have mountains of soft toys in their bedroom and squeal at the sight of fluffy purple sheep - at the age of 28.

    I've always found this child-like trait deeply disturbing in grown men and women.

    Or perhaps my just not getting it is just another example of how emotionally stunted I am?

  2. I took my two daughters to Disneyland Paris a few years ago and was struck by two things:

    a) how unfriendly the (predominantly) French staff were in a supposedly family-friendly place; and

    b) why an adult couple sans children would think it was a good place to visit? It's ok with kids, but without? No way.

  3. Ooh...I don't think that's too strange. I went to Disneyland (LA) for my honeymoon too :)

    Btw, I am not an MJ fan, never have been, so there goes your theory!


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