We all have our own childhood stories from Mosney. The variety shows, the Community Games, the Caravans; this place was epic. It was the defining holiday for many generations and has become a cult favourite amongst us Irish. When it closed its doors to customers at the turn of the millennium, it was met with a similar reaction as to when Robbie Williams left Take That in the 90’s. All of this however, is about to change.

Disney to Revive Mosney Camp

Rumour has it, that the brains behind Disney’s European operation have been plotting an expansion for quite some time from their Paris HQ. Places such as Edinburgh, London and Cardiff have been touted, but just like other massive global institutions such as Facebook, Google & Apple before them, they have decided to set up on our shores.

Image via evoke.ie
Image via evoke.ie

Renan Le Gall, a spokesperson for Disney based in Paris explained the decision further; ‘Our Paris attraction has been an unqualified success for quite some time now. An expansion into another European location has always been the plan’

Le Gall went on to explain how the interactions of several of his colleagues with Irish people in their lives, gave them a sense for the popularity of what was once Ireland’s premier destination for holiday makers. ‘The Irish create a welcoming atmosphere like no other. They have a reputation for it the world over. Given the history behind this particular location, it seemed liked the perfect choice to fit in with our brand and the image we want to portray for Disney.

So there you have it, you heard it here first. There is no specific date penciled in for the reopening, but initial plans are for a March opening in 2017.

If that news doesn’t cheer you up ahead of the weekend, then nothing will. :)


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