Thursday, February 23, 2012

Princesses Galore


We spent days 2 and 3 at Magic Kingdom getting autographs and riding rides; which was perfect since the characters were Anna's favorite and the rides were Maddie's.


The longest line was waiting for Rapunzel where we were guaranteed an hour wait (which was of course worth it to the girls :)).



For lunch on day 3 I took the girls to Cinderella's Royal Table which was located inside of the castle. I had purchased the tickets as part of the girls' Christmas present and I was excited myself to actually go inside. The girls wore their princess dresses to the park and everything was going well until we got in line. I am not sure if it was the "oldness" of the castle or if Maddie thought it was a little scary but she cried most of the time wanting to go home :(. Once inside we got to see Cinderella and the girls had their picture taken (printed pics are given as part of the package, however our pictures were not so great). We then went upstairs to our table which was nicely decorated and surrounded by stained glass windows. The girls were served grapes and cheese for appetizer while they brought me a nice salad and hummus. The service, just like in all of Disney, was very friendly though it definitely felt a little rushed since they are continually bringing food. Princesses Snow White, Aurora and Belle came in periodically while we were eating and made their way to all of the tables for autographs and pictures.


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Disney 2012

At the beginning of February we had a wonderful opportunity to spend a week at Disney with Opa (Erik's dad). We stayed on Disney at Old Key West which was a great villa style resort with big rooms.

House 46 at Disney's Old Key West

Our place was the second floor pink balcony. This picture was taken when we rented a pontoon boat and cruised around the canal with captain Erik

The time of year was fabulous- small lines, the resort was quiet and we had no problem getting on the Disney transportation or making last minute dinner reservations.

Day 1: We spent at Hollywood Studios knowing that Maddie would enjoy seeing some Toy Story characters and doing the Toy Story Mania game. Maddie even wore her Jessie shirt for the occasion. Unfortunately Jessie wasn't there, she hangs out at Frontierland at Magic Kingdom.


We also watched a Disney Jr show with puppets, a live Beauty and the Beast show, did the Studio Backlot tour and played in the "Honey I Shrunk The Kids" movieset playground. After the afternoon parade we hopped a boat and headed to Epcot.

Epcot has been declared as Anna's favorite. I think it is because of all of the characters that one can meet there including a majority of the princesses.


After getting some autographs we finished up the evening with dinner in Italy and a family photo.