Holidays In Spain - With The Mouse
If they were the ones making the decision, where would one in four children choose to go on holiday?
They would opt for the U.S. to visit Disney World. This is according to a survey of 2,000 five to 15-year-old UK residents. Walt Disney World Florida
was the clear winner at 22.65 percent of the total votes in the Teletext Holidays survey.
The second favorite children's holiday destination, according the survey, is Spain, including Menorca and Majorca. But What if holidaymakers could do
both at once? The possibility of visiting a Disney theme park in sunny Spain may one day be more than a dream.
Prior to the 1992 opening of the Disney theme park in Paris, other European locations had been discussed. Spain had been one consideration.
Company officials eventually opted for the current Paris location. Spain-Disney talks, however, have continued since that time, according to rumour.
More earnest talks of a Spain Disney theme park began a couple of years ago. The company had been watching other theme park ventures, like
Madrid's Warner Brothers Park to gauge their success. That park, as well as PortAventura in Barcelona, had been fairly successful with growing
numbers of annual visitors.
It appeared that those talks favoured the Costa del Sol region of Spain for a new Disney theme park. To date, however, all talk is still little more than
rumour. The company did seem to express though, that the possibility of a Spain Disney theme park was a strong one.
Disney or not, Spain remains ever popular with UK tourists, even the youngest ones. The results of the Teletext Holidays survey lists Spain as having
received eight percent of the youngster's votes.
The survey listed the islands of Menorca and Majorca separately from the rest of Spain. Menorca and Majorca were also highly favoured with the
Combining the holidays in Menorca and Majorca votes with those for Spain, the region received 11.35 percent of the total vote. Other dream holiday
destinations for the children surveyed include