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Old 04-18-2013, 12:45 AM   #16
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We did this in 2009, my girls were 4 and 6 at the time. They were nervous about us not being there, but the CMs were GREAT at befriending them, and they even made sure they were seated together and next to Alice to make them more comfortable! They loved it! I was able to get a couple of pics right at the beginning and end, but nothing once they kicked the parents out except for the photo that they gave you that they take with the characters.
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:45 AM   #17
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We pre-purchased the CD of all photopass photos on the trip that we did the Wonderland Tea Party for our three dd (8, 5, and 5). I highly recommend this if it is in your budget. The photos we received from this party were the most amazing of our entire 10 day vacation! There were TONS of photos taken -many of them un-posed, action shots that gave us a great idea of what went on during the party. The girls each had fun really interacting with the Mad Hatter and Alice too -which was obvious in some of the goofy photos they took (like one of the Mad Hatter pretending to pour tea in my dd's mouth). Another photo of all three of them, casually sitting and laughing with the characters easily could have been in an advertisement -amazingly professional. Ended up as our Christmas card!

The Wonderland Party was one of the highlights of our trip!
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:39 PM   #18
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So glad I found this thread! Thinking my daughter would love to do this!!! I will call and get the times, etc. How long does it last?
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:03 AM   #19
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My DD and DS did this in Nov. (4&8) at the time. It was from 2-3 in the 1900 Park Fare restaurant. They had 'tea' (apple juice), decorated and ate cupcakes, and did crafts. There were posed and candid shots by the photopass photographer. After I picked them up we had to go upstairs to have the pics added to my pp card. I always preorder the CD, so I didn't mind, but if not doing PP, you would have to purchase the prints separately.
The characters autographed a coloring page and they took home a bag of crafts, that is all. I stayed with them in the lobby until the doors open and didn't even get to go in until I came back to pick them up.

Also, I believe the ages are 4-12 because my DD couldn't do it before last trip. Princess Tea Party is 3 and up.
I did appreciate the security measure of a pickup form with photo ID being required to pick up the children.
My daughter wants to do this again on our next trip.
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:17 PM   #20
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Does anyone know if this is still weekdays only and if the time is still 1:30-2:30? And how far out can I book this?
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:45 PM   #21
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Does anyone know if this is still weekdays only and if the time is still 1:30-2:30? And how far out can I book this?
M-F from 2-3. I believe this is 180 days out
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:24 PM   #22
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The summary on this website says Parents are welcome to stay and observe the fun, but may prefer to use the time to book a spa treatment, shop (in the elegant Grand Floridian shops), take a walking tour of the beautiful grounds, have a quick lunch at the Grand Floridian Café, rent watercraft at the marina or just sit and enjoy the ambiance of the magnificent lobby. If that's not true it should probably be fixed.

http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/dinin...taurant.id=227
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:33 PM   #23
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My DD did this last year and loved it! But parents are definitely not allowed. It's kids only. And as far as I know, the Disney website states this.
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:42 PM   #24
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The summary on this website says Parents are welcome to stay and observe the fun, but may prefer to use the time to book a spa treatment, shop (in the elegant Grand Floridian shops), take a walking tour of the beautiful grounds, have a quick lunch at the Grand Floridian Café, rent watercraft at the marina or just sit and enjoy the ambiance of the magnificent lobby. If that's not true it should probably be fixed.

http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/dinin...taurant.id=227
LOL, they need to revise that. It's completely not true. You can't even sweet talk your way back. And don't ask how I know this. But it is a nice length of time to explore the Grand Floridian.
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ibcrazie: If you're still looking there's info on the 1900 Park Fare page:

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/di...900-park-fare/

Is there a non-exclusive bar somewhere nearby in the Grand Floridian? I noticed on one of the reviews someone complained that he planned to pass the time waiting in one of the restaurant bars but they wouldn't let him in.
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:52 AM   #26
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When my girls did it (in maybe 2005-ish?) they were given a polaroid photo of themselves with the characters, in a frame, maybe signed...It was cute, but photopass sounds much better. But, even in the past without photopass, they made sure you got a photo....so sounds like with the addition/availability of photopass, you will get some good photos

My girls loved it. My son was too young at the time, so I took him on a monorail ride while waiting. He got to ride in the front cab, when they were still allowing that.

I recommend it.
This is what I remember as well. The idea of a polaroid seems so silly for some reason to me now but it's what they had back then. I really like the idea of the photopass photographer. My DD had a blast back in the day when she did it. I'm looking forward to letting her little sis partake in it as well when she gets older.
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So I was just reading about this, DD is 3 and would love to have a tea party, but I read that they have to be potty trained, she is not, she could POSSIBLY be by our trip in October but I doubt it as she has no desire to do it what so ever. Will they turn her away if she is in a diaper?
You would be surprised how quickly it clicks when they decide to become potty trained. I have 3 daughters, 2 of them were just shy of 3, the other a couple of months older and they all just did it finally, never any accidents. We are also going in oct and my soon to be 3 yr old did not want to be on diapers to meet the princesses.
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You would be surprised how quickly it clicks when they decide to become potty trained. I have 3 daughters, 2 of them were just shy of 3, the other a couple of months older and they all just did it finally, never any accidents. We are also going in oct and my soon to be 3 yr old did not want to be on diapers to meet the princesses.
This also could be some incentive for her. Tell her if she is potty trained she would be able to go to the tea party and if not, she can't. Kids can do a lot with the right push
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