Cinderella’s Castle is just so neat!
It is awesome to go up the winding staircase with the knight’s armor and all the other decorations. In the dining room there are stained-glass windows all around. The furnishings are beautiful, and the waiter is more than helpful. As you wait to go upstairs to the dining room, photographers take a picture with Cinderella as well as give each family time to take their own photos.
As you’re having your meal, they bring the pics around in a folder: one 8X10 and four 4X5’s. They are included in the meal package which is two dining meals or $150 for the four of us. Actually Ava ate free because she was under two. All the other restaurants were approximately $100 (some a bit more, some a bit less), and if you wanted the picture, it had to be purchased, plus Ava ate off her sister’s meal and ours, not one of her own. The girls’ meals were served on white Mickey Mouse plates: a big round plate with two smaller, white, round plates attached for ears
Once seated, they bring everyone a wand and a wishing star. During a part of the mealtime, they have everyone make a wish on their wishing star and then move the wand over the star, repeating the magic words of the wish master. I can’t remember the words; I’m not sure I made a wish. But Kate did. She told us she wished that she would get to see Jasmine.
The waiter made a big production out of her birthday that day. He brought out a cupcake with three small bowls of decorations for her to decorate her cake. As he lit the candle, he had everyone in the restaurant sing Happy Birthday.
Ava got one as well! So they both had a big time with the tiny chocolate chips and sprinkles, decorating and then scarfing down birthday cake.
We saw Snow White. She was very gracious and spent a lot of time with each little girl. This is the princess that Kate should be when she gets old enough to work at Disney. More on that tomorrow. Of course, Cinderella was the first we saw as we were waiting downstairs.
Ariel wore a blue dress and had a starfish in her hair. She was beautiful as well with her long red hair.
Aurora is really Kate’s favorite even though she was quite a Jasmine fan this past week. Kate loves to be Sleeping Beauty and wants me to be Prince Phillip. She knows all the couples. If she is Ariel, then I get to be Prince Eric. If I mess up and mention the wrong prince with the wrong princess, she corrects me.
We never play Beauty and the Beast, but I think I will have to suggest it from now on because Belle was one of the nicest of all the princesses we met. She met the girls at their level, as did Snow White, another favorite of mine.
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What beautiful memories you are making!
I hope so!
I can just imagine Kate’s excitement!!! What a precious picture of her making her wish!! I’m sure Ava was giddy with her own excitement too!!! Those girls are soooo very fortunate to have you for their Gigi!! The stories they will tell when they get older……….remember when!!! What a blessing!!!
aw, thank you, my good friend.
OMG Brenda………………..the pictures are GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Olivia was here today as I was looking at the latest ones.She was obsessed with the castle picture!We had to enlarge it as much as possible.What wonderful memories Kate & Ava will have!You are a GREAT Gigi Brenda!
Thanks, Nancy. I’m so glad you guys are enjoying them. That grandkid talk can be kind of boring for everybody but granny!
I love Kate’s look….”yes, she is talking to me…Princess Kate”. Ava….she’s glad to be there 🙂 I insist….even though you are a gifted scrapebooker…..make Kate a “shutterfly book”! and write her a story. Man…your camera does great!
Camera? Camera does great!? It’s the woman behind the shutter, sister, that makes the great picture. hahahaha