Saturday, February 18, 2012

Vacation Day 2: Magic Kingdom
The thing about WDW is that you really need to choose which park you're going to visit on which day months in advance. Its not because of the park but because of the dining. For the popular sit down places its not uncommon to have people booking 180 days in advance! Craziness. It wasn't until a few mos later that I checked the disney websites and realized that I picked the worst days to visit epcot and magic kingdom. Oops. The reports were also predicting some rain. Whatever. We're on vacation, we can roll with anything!

Got there super early to get our passes and off to fantasyland we went. Its impossible not to compare the rides and attractions with their disneyland counterparts. People ask all the time "which is better?" and really its kind of a toss up. Small world, pirates, and fantasyland in general are all so much better at disneyland but pooh and haunted mansion are much better at WDW (mostly because of the activities that they have for waiting in line). But, to me, the thing that brings WDW to even with DL is the castle. Its huge and beautiful!!! The DL castle looks so puny and low budget in comparison. The line for Winnie the Pooh is so much fun and has so many activities that G didn't really even care about getting on the ride :-)
After that it was time for the Bibbity Bobbity Boutique! Georgie had been really, really, really looking forward to this since the moment I'd told her about it a few weeks earlier. She'd done BBB before but it was on her 3rd birthday at DL and she didn't remember.

There was very little question about which princess she was going to choose. She'd told me weeks earlier: Snow White. She didn't even really give it any thought. And, as for hairstyle choice, she took about 10 secs to decide on classic princess bun with tiara.

Here she is in front of the closet of options. So fun!G was thrilled when her FGIT (Fairy Godmother in Training) showed her to her dressing room and her dress, wand and shoes were revealed.
After a size swap out on the dress, we had the beginnings of a pretty great princess!
To say that G was thrilled with this experience would be putting it mildly. She laughed and smiled and clapped her little hands! She kept looking over at me like every 15 secs to make sure I was watching her every move. No worries... I was :-)
First the hair
Then the nails. G particularly loves to have to her nails painted
Our FGIT was nice and calm with Georgie. Comfortably but not overly chatty which was nice. Sometimes when people ask G a lot of questions she seems to get a bit stressed as I think it makes her a bit nervous. It was a good match for us.

Georgie really liked making all her own choices re: polish, make up colors, color and style of clippie.

With her sash in place, it was almost time for the big reveal. I didn't take a picture of that prefering to let the photopass people get a clear shot of it. Hopefully they captured the huge smile that came across her face when she saw herself!
Later, out front, G looking ever the princess (hearts!!) All made up with someplace to go... Cinderella's Royal Table (CRT) was calling to us. On our last visit to CRT almost 2 ys ago, we'd had a pretty big problem. At the time the manager offered us several perks if we could return later that day and I'd explained that was not possible. He then said that if we ever returned to CRT I should inform the manager and they would make it up to me. So, I did. Well actually I told the check in person who was very nice and said she would tell the manager. They did do some nice little extras (rose petals and confetti on the table, an extra dessert) but the manager never showed. When I asked the waitress later she said the manager had left and sent over another manager who, honestly, could not have cared less about what I'd been told previously. Oh well, what can you do???

Anyway, G loved having lunch in the castle. She was really into it. When it was time for the wish making she took it very seriously. She closed her eyes and was silent for a bit. When she was done I asked her what she wished for and she said "I wished for my whole family to be happy forever." Seriously, how sweet and adorable is this child???? There was lots of hugs with princesses!

Although this is not a great picture of me, I still love it. Georgie loves to squish our faces together and have pictures. See how sweet she is cradling my chin with her little hand?? Adorable!

Considering all the excitement, G still managed to eat some lunch. After that was an ice cream sundae AND a decorate your own cupcake. Sugar overload!

I highly recommend eating in the castle at least once. Its so pretty!

Feeling very royal we hit some more rides! The inside of small world is pretty good but the outside, eek!! so little and unimpressive.

G asked me to take her picture about 100 times during the day. I didn't mind indulging her :-)

While she was still all dressed up, we hit the Princess and Mickey greets.

After that we ditched the dress for a bit. They start to get a little scratchy after a bit. We did lots more rides then grabbed a bite to eat (chili dogs, yum!) and scoped out a spot for the light show and fireworks. As it turned out our spot was not so great for the lights but absolutely awesome for the fireworks which were far more important to G anyway. No surprise the fireworks were awesome!!! And with that, we headed to the exit.

What a great day!!

Next day: Epcot...

1 comment:

Jen said...

Looks like so much fun!!!!!! :)