The father of two, who took his family on an extremely expensive Disneyland trip to Paris, reveals his TERRIFIC at the prohibitive cost of COCA-COLAS while in Europe

  • Mario Zelaya recently traveled to Disneyland in Paris with his family
  • The father described the day at the famous amusement park as a “big mistake”
  • He released a video that revealed the exorbitant cost of Coca-Cola’s in France

A Canadian father, who described Disneyland as the “world’s biggest money-making machine”, was also horrified to learn that even something as small as lemonade doesn’t come cheap in Europe.

Father of two, Mario Zelaya recently took a trip to France with his wife and two sons and decided to take his family to the famous park while they were in Paris.

However, when he arrived in Europe, he found things to be a little more expensive than expected – including some refreshing drinks.

In a video shared by Zalaya, he detailed the exorbitant price of a fizzy Coca-Cola at the family’s Versailles hotel – revealing they cost $10.80 each, or CAD$15.

The father of two couldn't believe how much the drinks cost

The father of two couldn’t believe how much the drinks cost

Zalaya also posted a video urging everyone to avoid Disneyland Paris because of the high cost

Zalaya also posted a video urging everyone to avoid Disneyland Paris because of the high cost

“The 5-star hotel tax,” Zalaya wrote on the video, with a picture of the receipt from Bar Galerie, a restaurant at the Wadorf Astoria Hotel in Versailles, France, in the background.

“Look at that, 30 euros,” said the father in disbelief and pointed to the receipt.

The traveler went on to say, “Never in his life did he think he would spend “$45 for three cokes.”

His bill totaled 155 euros – about 167 US dollars or 227 CAD.

Many of his followers were amazed at the sky-high price of lemonade.

“I did that in Portugal.” “Wine was cheaper than soda and water,” commented one user

“Europe is sooooo expensive,” wrote another.

Others opined that the man – known for posting videos on how to invest and create wealth – is in no position to complain about money.

“Yes, because Versailles is a universal symbol of thrift,” joked one.

“Tell me you’re using a money complaint to show how rich you are on your Versailles vacation without telling me,” laughed another.

He shared the expensive drink receipt with TikTok

He shared the expensive drink receipt with TikTok

The father called Disney the

It's not the happiest place on earth for everyone

The father called Disney the “biggest money-making machine in the world” and added that the lines were too long

In another video, Zalaya slammed Disneyland Paris for its astronomical prices, saying he had a “terrible time” because he and his family paid “a huge bill.”

In the now viral video with over 383,000 views, the father described the day at the famous amusement park as a “big mistake”.

“I was at Disneyland in Paris. I’m almost embarrassed by how much money I’ve spent,” he said in the clip. “The tickets alone are $1,200. ‘Why the hell would I do that?’

Zalaya’s other expenses came from switching his family to Premier passes to skip the line – that was an extra $173 per person, which he said was cheaper than going back to the park all over again.

“Now if you add up all the trips we’ve made, we would have waited over 25 hours on all trips,” he explained.

“It’s better to buy the Disney access pass to skip the line than to buy a three-day park day,” he added.

“The rush is just endless,” he explained. “My advice: don’t go to Disney.”

Janice Dean

Janice Dean is a WSTPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Janice Dean joined WSTPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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