Following criticism that there’s nothing for passengers to do during the 35 minute crossing between Folkestone and Calais, Eurotunnel are installing a giant aquarium along each side of the Channel Tunnel. Designed to give the impression that customers can peer into the murky depths of the English Channel, the primary aim of the initiative is to shut up the cynical, whining kids that don’t actually believe that they are crossing the channel while the car is parked in the very long, thin, boring garage on wheels that their parents have driven them into.
A Eurotunnel survey to ask customers what types of sealife they’d like to see in the aquarium yielded some interesting results. Some youngsters suggested clownfish as they liked Finding Nemo, others suggested sharks or piranhas as they are exciting and scary. However, the most popular suggestion from parents was the display of a drowned Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck to give them an excuse to get out of going to Disneyland Paris.