I'm a disney freak. Well, you knew that from my previous post. Actually, I'm not quite as addicted as some people who get to visit the parks regularly and live for their next trip. I might be a little jealous of them. :) But I try to go every few years and really submerge myself in the planning and enjoyment of the trip. Trust me, it's so much better if you plan ahead.
Anyway, we had an amazing week-long family trip. So many magical moments. Previous trips without the kiddos don't really compare. And it was great that my parents could join us.
It was a trip full of character meetings. Aurora loved it. Tons of interaction. We planned what she wanted to talk to them about in advance.
This was when she met Belle and gave her a book because she knew Belle loves them so much. Belle was so sweet and said it was the first time anyone had ever given her a book except when the Beast gave her the whole library. Belle is her favorite princess because she is beautiful AND smart.
Although, after the trip she has a new fav: Ariel. She met her and Prince Eric one day. Like many of the characters they made a big deal of her sharing the same name as Sleeping Beauty. But when we mentioned we were having lunch with the princesses the next day, she said she'd be there. Sure enough, she was and she had already told all the other princesses that Aurora was going to be there. And they all made a fuss and paid her extra attention. Even blowing her kisses across the room. So sweet!
For the princess lunch and for our afternoon tea, she wore the Sleeping Beauty costume I made for her two years ago. It fit much better this time around...
Theo's big wish was to meet Lightning McQueen. We lucked out and got there one evening when no one else was around and we spent around 20 min all alone with him and Mater. Sadly, at age 2 3/4, Theo already knew, he "wasn't real" probably because he didn't talk.
We also met:
Jasmine and Aladdin (Aladdin swung Aurora around in a big hug)
Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen (they were thrilled Aurora was watching their movie on my iphone)
Woody and Jesse (his boot didn't say Andy on it!)
There were tons of fun rides with not too many long waits. And, yes, it was hot, hot, HOT. But we were prepared and took it easy, so not too many meltdowns. If you're going in the heat and never heard of Frogg Toggs Chilly Pads, google them. And one of the best parts was Aurora learned how to swim under water. Definitely some magic in that Disney pool.