There were scenes of pandemonium and chaos outside Disneyland last night when a garrison of French soldiers stationed there surrendered to a coach-load of Norwegian school children on their way back from seeing Mickey Mouse and his friends.
As the coach was approaching, a firework display started, and in a typical French tradition, seen during World War 2, Desert Storm, Iraq and the Aldi year-end sale in Marseilles, the soldiers rushed out of their barracks and surrendered to the nearest foreign invader, in this instance, a group of Norwegian children from the West Oslo Primary School, who had spent the weekend in Disneyland.
The head teacher of the school party, Enny Portina-Storm said:
"We know historically that when there is any trouble, the first thing we see are the French backs. They are experts at running away.
"However, this situation was remarkable. My pupils had just left Disneyland, having collected scrawls on the note-pads by people dressed in Disney character outfits which they foolishly believed they could put on e-bay as autographs, when there was this bang.
"We stopped the bus and were immediately surrounded by men throwing their armaments on the ground surrounding our bus and holding their hands up.
"Now I know as 11-year olds go, our little Morgan Florgen is a mean son of a bitch, but I didn't expect this."
"We are thinking of marching on Sweden when we get home."