Une Visit Avec Une Souris

A bit over a week ago we (the 5 of us + Susan’s parents) rode the train up to the Marne-la-vallée station, about 40km outside of Paris.  It’s a town that was supposedly mostly beet farms up until about 20 years ago, when the village’s most famous resident moved in- Mickey Mouse.

Neither our kids, nor Susan, nor her parents had ever been to any of the Kingdoms-of-Disney – so it was a first for everyone but me.

There’s not much that I have to say about it – if you’ve been there (especially with small kids) you know what it’s like – and if you haven’t – there isn’t much I can do to explain it.

It was a really good weekend- the weather was OK (a bit cool and rainy – but it never actually rained – so that was nice).  We had a great time.

Not something we’ll make a habit of – but was definitely worth it.  Especially when you discover that on www.disneylandparis.com when they ask you in what language you want to read the site- they are going to give you different prices. And if you say Ile-de-France (Paris area) you can pre-buy at even better prices – so you can get tickets for €30 intsead of  €60 at the gate.  That makes Disneyland Paris just barely more expensive than a day at Calaway Park or West Edmonton Mall.  Not too bad.


If you note from the pictures – the kids were pretty much grinning from ear to ear all day long.  There were a LOT of smiles.  Our kids loved it – and I was really reminded of how thankful I am that we have the opportunity to do things like this – as I know for most of the kids on this planet, a day like that would be so far out of their reach.