Disneyland Paris charging unfairly to Brits?

29 July 2015

mickey-mouse disney If you've been eyeing up a trip to Disneyland Paris this summer, you might want to get a French pal to buy your tickets for you.

Why? Well, it looks like the theme park is charging different countries, different amounts, with people from the UK and German getting stiffed compared to the French. A new report says that British families are paying as much as £1,327 for tickets, while German families are paying £1,736. The French, meanwhile, are paying £955 compared.

As a result, there's going to be a probe into what is going on by the European Commission.

EU rules say that businesses aren't allowed to differ the price based on a person's country of residence. Disneyland Paris weren't having it, and said that their promotions were based on school holiday periods in local markets, and that, basic packages without promotional discounts were the same across all countries.

The EU looked into this and assessed the prices of other theme parks in Europe, and lo and behold, they found that the variation was not the same.

Elzbieta Bienkowska, EU commissioner for the single market, said there had been a number of complaints, and she said: "It is time to get to the bottom of this. I am interested in answers and explanations, On the face of it, I struggle to see what objective justification there could be for these practices."

In the meantime, if you have some French mates, get them to buy your tickets for you.

TOPICS:   Travel   Scams

1 comment

  • Russell b.
    Apparently also Disneyland Paris DONT do refunds no matter what happened .

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