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Old 09-12-2013, 02:53 PM   #1951
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Ahhh - CRT! Can you believe I haven't eaten there yet? Someday. Claire looks like she is really loving the princess interaction and the make your own cupcake.

I love Claire's party dress. How much longer do you think she will want to wear all those adorable clothes? I'm sure she has a few years left before she becomes a pre-teen.
I can't believe you haven't tried it yet. It's something to do for an experience at least.
Well Claire will wear them forever....because she is not allowed to grow up. After all I went through with Paige last month, Claire was told she must stop growing this very minute!
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Old 09-12-2013, 02:54 PM   #1952
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It was now time for Belle to arrive. And she was very surprised!



Again, I am going to be a bit caddy, but doesnít Belle look like she could play one of the step sisters? Ok, this really is a bad picture of her and she wasnít horrible, but in years past we just had some really beautiful princesses.













I believe we then acted out Belles story. Soon it was time for Claire to make her move.









The nice thing is they have photopass in there!













Because with the no flash ruleÖ..I wasnít getting all that great of shots!





This little girl was the Beast.





And Chip!

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Old 09-12-2013, 02:56 PM   #1953
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Then we all paraded around the room!



And a quick hello with Belle.











Belle is so surprised to see me! She is probably wondering why I have a major eye squint going.





Beast says goodbye to Belle.



And then we got to pose with Belle for a picture, but from where I was standing I couldnít get a good one of Claire.



Good thing photopass did.





Belle gave everyone a bookmark after the picture.





My turn Ö.squinty eye and all





Time for Belle to leave.





One last picture of the light fixture and then we headed out and they were passing photopass cards to everyone as we walked out.



This was a fun experience. I donít think it will hold our interest for too long in the future though. As long as Claire wants to meet Belle, weíll probably do it, but after another time or 2, I really donít see this as being something that we canít miss. Especially if lines are long.
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Old 09-12-2013, 04:06 PM   #1954
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Great photos with Belle, even the squinty eye one.

I am sure we will do that whenever we have grandchildren or if the girls want to do it on our girl trip.
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Old 09-12-2013, 04:32 PM   #1955
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OK, now I think I need a chicken exit. I would love to see all the waiting areas and special effects, but I am not sure I am actually that bothered about the show.

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Old 09-12-2013, 04:54 PM   #1956
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Great photos with Belle, even the squinty eye one.

I am sure we will do that whenever we have grandchildren or if the girls want to do it on our girl trip.
I tend to have a squinty eye and noticed as the trip went on it was pretty bad. i think because of the lack of sleep.

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OK, now I think I need a chicken exit. I would love to see all the waiting areas and special effects, but I am not sure I am actually that bothered about the show.

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Lumierre is pretty cool to see in there and the show was fairly short too. You could always fake a bathroom emergency!
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:06 PM   #1957
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I like Enchanted Tales with Belle. I can see my girls wanting to do this over and over againÖ they are still young- so right in line with it! Sad thing, I can't see how they could do a Fastpass for itÖ cause I wouldn't want to miss out on the enchanted mirror!!

Funny thing, several years ago, they had a a video out called "Princess Enchanted Tales" and it was suppose to be a series of short movies of each princessÖ We have the first (and only!) one that has a short with Aurora and Jasmine. I hate that they didn't continue the series, because we like the one we have.
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:52 PM   #1958
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coming out of the shadows! lurker here...

i have read your posts/trip report with avid interest and awe. what a wonderful talent you have for sharing the very points that most interest me! and guess what...because of your trip report, i have contacted someone with dreams unlimited to start planning for a 2015 cruise! this is MAJOR. i'm so excited and 2015 seems years away (wait...it is!), but being a teacher, i gotta save like that.

thanks for being such a wonderful picture taker and for sharing your experience with us all. i for one am grateful.
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:38 PM   #1959
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I like Enchanted Tales with Belle. I can see my girls wanting to do this over and over againÖ they are still young- so right in line with it! Sad thing, I can't see how they could do a Fastpass for itÖ cause I wouldn't want to miss out on the enchanted mirror!!

Funny thing, several years ago, they had a a video out called "Princess Enchanted Tales" and it was suppose to be a series of short movies of each princessÖ We have the first (and only!) one that has a short with Aurora and Jasmine. I hate that they didn't continue the series, because we like the one we have.
I think we have that DVD too. I didn't realize they didn't release more than that one.

Did you guys go to Enchanted Tales when ou were there. I can't remember now if you did or not.

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coming out of the shadows! lurker here...

i have read your posts/trip report with avid interest and awe. what a wonderful talent you have for sharing the very points that most interest me! and guess what...because of your trip report, i have contacted someone with dreams unlimited to start planning for a 2015 cruise! this is MAJOR. i'm so excited and 2015 seems years away (wait...it is!), but being a teacher, i gotta save like that.

thanks for being such a wonderful picture taker and for sharing your experience with us all. i for one am grateful.
Welcome! I am so glad I am inspiring you to cruise. It is so much fun! Thanks so much for taking the time to read (and following me still even though I am so slow!). I do try to give as many details as I can....of course as the time is passing some of those details are getting fuzzy.
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Yes, we loved Enchanted Tales. Cortlyn was a Picture frame! She still talks about it! I think it's a GREAT show for the tiny ones!!

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i have read your posts/trip report with avid interest and awe. what a wonderful talent you have for sharing the very points that most interest me! and guess what...because of your trip report, i have contacted someone with dreams unlimited to start planning for a 2015 cruise! this is MAJOR. i'm so excited and 2015 seems years away (wait...it is!), but being a teacher, i gotta save like that.

thanks for being such a wonderful picture taker and for sharing your experience with us all. i for one am grateful.
Jenn has me DREAMING of my first family cruise that is for sure!! We're thinking of going in 2015 as well- gotta save up, but also want to make sure our youngest is good and potty trained!
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I enjoyed the reveiw of STWB, I have walked by it several times but the line has just been so long that we skip it. Sounds like it is definitely something to skip if the line is long. Im sure if I had a little kid with me it would be a must see. Is it just me or does this Belle look like she has dentures?
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Yes, we loved Enchanted Tales. Cortlyn was a Picture frame! She still talks about it! I think it's a GREAT show for the tiny ones!!



Jenn has me DREAMING of my first family cruise that is for sure!! We're thinking of going in 2015 as well- gotta save up, but also want to make sure our youngest is good and potty trained!
We're picture frame buddies!!!

I have myself dreaming of a cruise too. I wish i would win the dang lottery so I could go more often!!!

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I enjoyed the reveiw of STWB, I have walked by it several times but the line has just been so long that we skip it. Sounds like it is definitely something to skip if the line is long. Im sure if I had a little kid with me it would be a must see. Is it just me or does this Belle look like she has dentures?
YES! I thought it look like dentures too!
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Jennifer, being on vacation for such a long time I completely missed the fact that Paige was in an accident But I am now glad she recovered .... not so happy, but rather scared that BOTH of you got into another accident.

As far as your trip report goes ..... I am all caught up. Love all the photos and your meal at the castle sounds pretty nice to me. We have only been once and were not impressed at all.

I am hoping to start my trip report this weekend and hope you will join me. I guess it might get you into the mood for another cruise.
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Jennifer, being on vacation for such a long time I completely missed the fact that Paige was in an accident But I am now glad she recovered .... not so happy, but rather scared that BOTH of you got into another accident.

As far as your trip report goes ..... I am all caught up. Love all the photos and your meal at the castle sounds pretty nice to me. We have only been once and were not impressed at all.

I am hoping to start my trip report this weekend and hope you will join me. I guess it might get you into the mood for another cruise.
I sure hope your August was MUCH better than mine. She is doing well ,but still sore. She told me this morning she woke on her belly, something she hasn't been able to do since the accident and she was in so much pain. She said rolling over was brutal and then she took a vicadin and in 15 minutes felt great and cleaned her dads whole house. Her brother told her she should take vicadin daily.
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:12 AM   #1965
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We exited Enchanted Tales with Belle and we noticed that they were taking walk ups for Be Our Guest. Well we did just eat not too long ago, but we really wanted to experience this as well, so we decided to go in for some dessert. I believe they said the wait was around 30 minutes and we got a beeper. This thing is pretty useless as you have to stay in the immediate area for it to work. I asked about going out to see Scrooge while we waited and she said it wouldnít reach that far. So I asked about walking through the rest of New Fantasyland Ö.nope, it wonít reach that far either.
They suggested that I just stay in the area and explore and take pictures. UmÖ..there really isnít much here and itís PITCH black out.
Well we had a bit of time so we did wander over near Gastonís.



And we took a couple of pictures of Beastís Castle lit up.





See how dark it is? Not very good lighting for pictures.



I think this is the Little Mermaid ride from afar?



And we were afraid we would miss the buzzer, so we went back near Be Our Guest.









We decided to chance it and walk back over by the Little Mermaid ride quickly.







But we were too afraid we would miss our calling and went right back.



Right at about the 30 minute mark we did get called in!



We were so excited and I will tell you the pictures are not great. Lighting is horrible in there. Flash pictures donít come out quite right, nor do non flash pictures. I need to go a few more times to hopefully get it right.

We were seated in the ballroom and they told us we could watch the snow falling out the window. They almost made it sound like it changed from day to day, but from what I have read from others, it is always snow falling.

We had a cute rose napkin on our plates.



Claire was super excited.





We made our orders. I decided on the French onion soup and the chocolate cream puff. Claire insisted she was very hungry and ordered the kids steak meal and the strawberry cream cheese cupcake.

We took a few pictures while we waited.











My pictures are super grainy. I just couldnít get much of anything with the low lighting.

We took pictures of the West wing from where we sitting.




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