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Old 06-05-2012, 08:16 PM   #1
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Princess Fantasy Faire, Ariels Grotto, or both?

We are planning on doing Ariel's Grotto...mostly because my boyfriend thinks that if we do that we aren't going to do Princess Fantasy Faire. I want to do both lol. I am aware that some of the same princesses may show up at the PFF so my question is it worth it to do both? Or should I skip the wait time for PFF and just do Ariels Grotto?
What have you done in the past? What princesses did you meet?
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:28 PM   #2
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depends who you want to see. Repunzle, and the Medira from brave are both different from the princess fair. i have never done the pff so i may not be good to answer but i have done the Ariel's and loved that each time ive done it .
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:41 PM   #3
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At AG, you will see Ariel and four princesses between Aurora, Belle, Cinderella, SW and Jasmine. During the PFF they have three different princesses at any time and rotate throughout the day. You can also find princesses on the side of the castle by SW Wishing Well.
We went the AG route and enjoyed it. My only gripe is that Cinderella wasn't there during our time and DD had just got out of BBB in her Cinderella duds.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:47 PM   #4
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At AG we have also seen Pocahontas and Mulan, that was awesome. We've never done PFF.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:14 PM   #5
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2 days ago we had Mulan but not aurora at Ariel's Grotto. We saw Pocahontas at Ariel's last year, and I think that is pretty rare
Isn't it?
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:30 PM   #6
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We did both on our first trip with DDs.
Our 2nd day at Disneyland oldest DD had a morning appointment at BBB, then we went straight to PFF, where she met Snow White, Cinderella, and Aurora.

3rd day We had lunch reservations at AG. DD met Snow white, Cinderella, Belle, Aurora & Ariel.

She also met Tangled and Jasmine in the parks...

We decided before our trip we wanted to do both AG & PFF, so that our girls had more of a chance to meet all their favorite princesses!
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:31 PM   #7
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We are doing BBB too. I really hope that Rapunzel is still easy to meet next year! I also hope the girl from Brave will still be there, but for some reason, I doubt that lol
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:35 PM   #8
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Oh, and if you are only going to do one, then i would pick AG for sure, the meal is pricey, but you will meet 5 princesses! As apposed to 3 at PFF. (ESP if you are going this summer, wait times will probably be 2hrs or more at PFF)
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Also, think about what you want in the background of your pictures. I'm not that fond of other people eating in my princess photos, so when we did Ariel's, we still hit the PFF later that day (and got the pretty backgrounds). I also like catching the princesses on the paths beside the castle. Snow White's wishing well is also a pretty backdrop.
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Where do you see Jasmine in the parks? In all my years of going to DL I've never been able to see her. I have always hit Aladdin's Oasis at the wrong times when shows were already in session, or when it was closed off for being non show time. It was never a top priority show to see so if we stumbled across it, we would see it and get a meet and greet with her and Aladdin. However I dunno what is going on with Aladdin's Oasis. It wasnt on the schedule in November when we went to Adventureland the Oasis area seemed deserted. I'm very confused.
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:52 PM   #11
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Also, think about what you want in the background of your pictures. I'm not that fond of other people eating in my princess photos, so when we did Ariel's, we still hit the PFF later that day (and got the pretty backgrounds). I also like catching the princesses on the paths beside the castle. Snow White's wishing well is also a pretty backdrop.
You're absolutely right, I guess Daddy is going to have to wait in a long like with the kids! haha.
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:59 PM   #12
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Where do you see Jasmine in the parks? In all my years of going to DL I've never been able to see her. I have always hit Aladdin's Oasis at the wrong times when shows were already in session, or when it was closed off for being non show time. It was never a top priority show to see so if we stumbled across it, we would see it and get a meet and greet with her and Aladdin. However I dunno what is going on with Aladdin's Oasis. It wasnt on the schedule in November when we went to Adventureland the Oasis area seemed deserted. I'm very confused.


We met Jasmine and Aladdin just to the right of the oasis area
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We've seen Jasmine and the Genie a couple times in Goofy's Kitchen.
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Old 06-06-2012, 01:28 PM   #14
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Last year we met jasmine and Aladdin at the oasis but it wasn't easy. First we walked by with no idea when the shows were and it was deserted. I spoke to 3 different CM's to see when they might show up and nobody had any clue. So then I went to the front to pick up the schedule and it showed that they were scheduled to be there right then. So we walked back and spoke to CM's again and waited and 5 mins later they showed up. They were late and nobody knew anything about it so we just got lucky being there.
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:33 PM   #15
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Where do you see Jasmine in the parks? ...
"Starting today and throughout the summer Aladdin's Oasis will be open! There will be
character meet and greets with Aladdin, Jasmine, and the Genie! The area will also be
open to guests who want a quiet area to enjoy their meals or to those who want to admire
the Cave of Wonders." - MouseWait

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