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).
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Mayken: Adam Beck, thanks for sharing the impressions of your trip to China! I love those duck boats and that doorway! And meeting those kids wanting to speak English with you is so amazing!(I won't enter the giveaway because I'm afraid of winning the chicken claws!)
Feb 6, 2019 0:24:50 GMT 9
Mayken: My friend S asked her bilingual 2.5-year-old daughter: What language do mommy & daddy speak? D: English! S: What language does Grandma speak? D: French! S: What language do the cats speak? D (*thinks, then answers*): Meow!
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Amy: Bless!! how cute is that!!! Reminds me of a similar thing that happened with my youngest when she was 18 months: she said the sound right for every animal but the cow. She kept answering "Lola" because of a famous Spanish nursery rhyme about a cow!
Feb 7, 2019 0:40:09 GMT 9
Alba: My son caught us by surprise when we said thank you (in English) to a waiter in a Mexican restaurant, and he said "gracias" (thank you) to him too in Spanish, also signing it! He was having a blast and there was some Spanish music in the background.
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Adam Beck: Sounds like a wonderful moment, Alba!
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