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).
Marisa: "Victory moment:" My almost 4-year-old daughter told me yesterday in the ml (rough translation): "mom, there's something wrong with the cartoons, can you fix it, please?"... she was accidentally watching TV in the ML! So I gladly obliged
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Amy: Awww bless her, Marisa!!! That was so cute!! <3
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Adam Beck: Marisa, give that little minority language lover a big hug from me!
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Mayken: We're at Harry Potter Book Night at the English bookshop in Paris. The activities are all in French but my daughter teamed up for the treasure hunt with a girl who also speaks ouf ml German!
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Amy: Was stunned to hear eldest had an anglophone (ml) accent when she began to read in the ML this afternoon!! Didn't last more than a paragraph until her brain switched language, but chuffed mum here!!
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Mayken: My daughter found the secret stash of ml books I'd bought at the closure sale of the ml book store two months ago and hidden away for later. Guess it's a good time for new books now, right?
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Caro C.: My baby (16mo) perfectly knows what "hi5" means and readily shows her hand even when we are not showing our hand first. It feels like the first minor blossom of the bilingual seed.
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