Wednesday was Princess Day!
Papa and Gran wanted Ady to feel like a real princess, so they got her an authentic Sleeping Beauty costume, and reservations for a Princess Tea party. I was lucky enough to accompany the little princess.
We took the monorail to the Grand Floridian where the party was taking place.
Ainzlee didn't want to feel left out, so she dressed up like Tinkerbell
Zander wore his new Indiana Jones hat
We looked around the Grand Floridian resort while we waited for it to be time for the party. It was a NICE place - Ady decided that a Princess MUST live there.
A giant gingerbread house - with a sweet shop INSIDE
The princess in her throne
Lots of pretty flowers outside
At last, it was time for the party to begin.
They had all of the princesses line up to be greeted by the hostess - Miss Rose Petal
They announced each princess as she entered the tea room and gave her a new crown and sprinkled "magic" rose petals on her head.
And of course they had to pose for a picture with the hostess
When we got to our seat, we found a new friend waiting for us. At first, Ady was just happy to see a pretty doll. But when I told her she got to take her home - she was THRILLED!
After everyone was seated, Miss Rose Petal told them that before she could serve them their tea, they needed to take out their napkin and place it in their lap. But, when they pulled out the napkin, there was a surprise - a new bracelet!
Then they served the "tea" - apple juice. Ady told me that this is how princesses drink - they have to hold the plate under the cup.
Giving dolly a hug
Then it was time for the food - yummy!
Miss Rose Petal went around and talked with each girl and signed her note card.
The Musical Baron talked with us too
We listened to Miss Rose Petal tell a story about who she is. She was once the most beautiful flower in the garden of the king and queen - Sleeping Beauty's castle. When Princess Aurora was born, the good fairies wanted to give her magical gifts - of beauty and song. In order to make the magic, they needed a petal from the most beautiful flower in the land. Miss Rose Petal willingly gave of herself, and was then magically transformed into a human. (ta-da!)
Then it was time for all the princesses to get up and dance
And then... SLEEPING BEAUTY arrived!
Sleeping Beauty went around and talked to each girl. While we were waiting for our turn, we got some cake.
And we had our picture taken
And then Sleeping Beauty came! She gave Ady a rose.
And they chatted a while
When she asked Ady what her favorite thing she had done at Disney World was, Ady's response was "coming here today and seeing you." Awesome!
After Sleeping Beauty left, the princesses lined up for a princess parade.
And we posed for some pictures
It was really a fun party and I'm very glad that we were able to go.
After we left, it was time for another thing that Gran and Papa wanted us all to do - family pictures. So we rode a BUS to the Wilderness Lodge and had pictures taken.
It was quite the event, but we got some good ones, I think. Here's some of my favorites
After pictures, we went to Magic Kingdom. I decided that it is really just a bad copy of Disneyland. Disneyland is SO much better. We went to the Tiki Room - one of my all time favorites from Disneyland. They have pretty much destroyed it by having it "Under New Management". The annoying parrot from Alladin interrupts the show. Not cool. They did have the Hall of Presidents which was pretty neat. I was surprised that the kids (except for Ainzlee who fell asleep) really liked it. And we saw the Country Bear Jamboree - it just didn't seem as magical as it did when I was a kid. (Why is that?) I really wanted to do the Peter Pan ride, but the line was too long. We rode the train to Toon Town and found out that the line to see Mickey was only about 15 minutes long. When we had been there a few nights before, it was over an hour. So we decided to see the Big Cheese. Minnie was there too!
Ainzlee was actually willing to "cheese", as long as she didn't have to get too close to them.
Zander and Daddy went on the Toon Town roller coaster again.
It was getting pretty late by then, and we didn't want to fight the crowds again, so we decided to call it a night.
So long Disney World!