Strasbourg is too far south for us, but we might look into Reims, as we will probably go right past there.
We don't expect to go into Paris at this time, but hope to come back for a proper Paris visit at a later time; in a couple of years perhaps, when our youngest is a bit older and can appreciate the experience more fully.
I realise that August is a very busy holiday time, but it was the only time my husband could take that corresponded with school holidays. So we will pack plenty of water and sunscreen and make the best of our experience.
If you are staying on site, that is really practical. I strongly suggest going for the FastPass at the very popular stations in each section so that you cut down your queue times, definitely no fun for the kids and for the parents! So go straight for FastPass in each section, unless you happen to be there at opening time, in which case, your first section will go by smoothly. What you do: go to FastPass, get a ticket that tells you what time to come for the attraction. You go do something else, then return and integrate the FastPass queue which is much much shorter than the regular queue.
You will need breaks, and lots of it. The park closes with fireworks at around 11pm in August I think, so it makes for a very long day. Also, you may want to have lunch either around 11am or after 1:30pm so that you don't have to spend hours again queuing up for food! Alternatively, you can reserve a table at any of the restaurants that are themed, which makes your lunch break so much more comfortable.
Reims is wonderful to visit, the Cathedrale is a must. If you happen to have some time, then the Faux de Verzy is worth the slight detour from Reims...a nice walk in a forest that has "petrified" trees. Of course, champagne...
If you are into shopping, there is Val D'Europe, a big outlet mall near Disneyland Paris (1metro stop away).
Mayken: My 7-year-old, her ML dad and a ml family are going to the Christmas market at a ml school today - and I can't go with them! (Hope that ML dad's presence doesn't stop the kids from speaking ml together.)
Dec 2, 2017 22:12:04 GMT 9
Amy: I'm sure the language balance is heavily in favour of the ml. Don't you worry Mayken. And it's also good that your daughter sees that the ml exists beyond the Mummy sphere. It will give more weight to the ml to hear from another sphere.
Dec 2, 2017 22:51:42 GMT 9
Mayken: In the end, it was my daughter with ML dad and the other girl with ML mom (but who's fluent in ml). The other girl got tired of ml after a while but my girl chatted with people in ml and bought ml books and a snack, all in ml!
Dec 5, 2017 0:29:57 GMT 9
Amy: Not so bad after all then, Mayken
Dec 5, 2017 6:27:24 GMT 9
Mayken: Not bad at all, I just regret I wasn't there with them.
Dec 6, 2017 6:11:36 GMT 9
Amy: As the French have it Mayken: "ce n'est que partie remise!"
Dec 6, 2017 18:47:06 GMT 9
Mayken: My daughter wrote her letter to Santa in the ml this weekend, and we'll send it to Santa's address in the ml country, that way she'll get an ml letter back from him! Last item on her wishlist reads "The second Harry Potter book, and more books."
Dec 11, 2017 23:59:38 GMT 9
Adam Beck: More books is always good!
Dec 12, 2017 8:15:58 GMT 9
Adam Beck: For Christmas: The Most Beautiful Video You Might Ever See About a Bilingual Familybuff.ly/2nI2yrE
Dec 12, 2017 8:16:04 GMT 9