Disneyland and American Culture

An Englishman talks about the unbridled joy of his daughter meeting Mickey Mouse, and the highlights of his trip to America.

Self Study


Listen to the dialogue in the episode again. Try to write down what they say and then check with the answers below.


What is my best vacation?

Although it sounds quite clichéd, I would have to say my best vacation is Disneyland, Florida.

And what made it special wasn't the big rides, or the kind of glitz and glamour of it all, it was something quite simple, and that was the excitement on my daughter's face when she saw Mickey Mouse for the first time. And when we met characters that she recognised. Her favourites were the Disney princesses, she just loved them.

I have to admit, I am a big fan of American culture though. I like the food, and the over-the-top adverts, and the enthusiasm that you get from the service in restaurants.

British people tend to be quite reserved, so it's quite nice to go somewhere, where people go out of the way to make you feel comfortable.