Monday, November 22, 2010

Magical Thursday

Warning - princess overload.

Thursday brought AM Magic Hours to the Magic Kingdom, so that was our destination for the day. I didn’t know that when planning our trip, but I’d also booked their makeover in the Bibbidi Bobiddi Boutique and lunch at Cinderella’s Castle for Thursday as well.

We started off in Tomorrowland and waited in line for the speedway. I rode with Madeleine. She was excited to drive, but got tired of hitting the rail in the middle and asked me to take over after about 5 minutes.

The girls loved the Mad Hatter teacups to my surprise. We rode the People Mover and checked out all the attractions, and we were inspired to try the Buzz Lightyear ride. Lily LOVED getting to shoot all the targets, and the girls were very excited by getting a score at the end. We skipped the Stitch 3D movie based on our previous 3D movie experiences. I wanted to catch the Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor, but it didn’t open until 10am, and our boutique appointment was at 10:30

Lily picked out Cinderella, and Madeleine surprised me with picking Jasmine. I’d been asking them for a while which princess they’d like to be. Lily had been consistent with Cinderella, and Madeleine was leaning toward Sleeping Beauty. They sat very still while their hair was styled, and were excellent in their photoshoot afterward.

We had a 1:15 reservation for lunch at Cinderella’s Table in the castle. It was pretty busy and fairly crowded. While you’re waiting to be announced, your party can have their picture taken with Cinderella. They bring this picture to your table during your lunch. The girls ordered the pizza while I had the vegetable cassoulet, and Eric the roast chicken. Ariel, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and Belle all made appearances during the lunch and stopped by the table to visit. The girls were given magic wands and a wishing star.

We rode a few rides in all our gear – the Carousel, It’s a Small World, the Jungle Cruise. We tried to get Jasmine’s autograph in the afternoon but just kept missing her as they closed the line when it got too long for the time allotted.

We had dinner back at the hotel food court. Lily and Madeleine joined the staff for line dancing – the Macarena and Cha-Cha Slide specifically. They used their new light-up princess wands to guide us across the island during our walk back.

Neither girl wanted to sleep with her hair styled, so they had their first showers that night. I washed their hair 3 times each and figured that was enough to get out all the magic “potions.”

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