Mommy-Daughter PRINCESS Trip (BBB, CRT, Tea Party) Photos & VIDEO RECAP/HIGHLIGHTS

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  1. DisneyMom14

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    So sweet! We missed Ariel last trip because of the line too. She is DD6 favorite princess so I'm hoping we have this good of an experience this time. Your daughter is so precious!
     
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  3. mkluvsmickey

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    Glad you had such a great experience meeting Ariel! Your daughter looks like she is having the time of her life. :lovestruc
     
  4. 2kids1dog

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    I am really enjoying your TR. Thanks!
     
  5. scottny

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    looks like she really enjoyed meeting Ariel. great pics.
     
  6. chiefdragon

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    Loving you new installments of your TR. DD is so cute. Love the outfits. Where did you ever get these from. I would love to do this with my DD who is 2 and we are planning a major family trip when she is 5 (that gives me 3 years to get things made).
     
  7. TinkerbellLuvr7

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    Geez, I can't help but comment on your DD's outfits, I mean they are just too cute!!! I wish my mom had Ebay when I was that little cuz I know 100% I would have been dressed just like your DD.

    I can't wait to hear more!!
     
  8. cdotla

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    Ebay!

     
  9. DisneyLaura

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    Love the last two installments. The outfits are quite cute. My DD is 2 now but we are going to go when she's 4 and she'll be having some of those outfits. I plan on trying to sew them myself too. Tell your DD Ariel is my favorite too.
     
  10. cdotla

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    DAY 3 (CON'T) FIRST FULL DAY AT MAGIC KINGDOM

    After leaving Ariel's Grotto, we made our way over to Toontown. We arrived at about 10:05 - 10:10 am but missed the opening with the characters. We made our way directly to the Barnstormer but just missed Goofy!

    Given that DD had ridden on Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain many times during our May Trip (in fact, they were her favourites), we had quickly passed by the Barnstormer in May without even stopping.

    In fact, the only reason we came over to the Barnstormer this morning was to try to catch up with Goofy.

    Surprisingly, DD enjoyed this ride immensely. I wrongly assumed it would be too slow-paced for her but she loved it! In fact, right after getting off she wanted to go again, so we did!

    After that we went to see Mickey in the Judge's Tent. We had never been to see him here before and I was surprised how fast the line moved with the old vintage cartoons to pass the time!

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    By this point we had just about finished up in Toontown. Although we popped our heads into the Hall of Fame, the waits to see the Princesses were about 15- 20 minutes long. Unlike the Character Greeting at Epcot, where you wait in one line and then get through to all of the characters, here you had to wait in one line for one character and then walk to the end to get back in another line up for the next characters. We passed this one by as we obviously had more than enough character photos already.

    We made our way to the Train Station and hopped on the Train for Frontierland. We rode both Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain and then made our way way over to Pecos Bills for lunch.

    Apart from our Trip in May, the last time I had been to WDW was about 10 years earlier. The May Trip was the first time I had returned to the Parks since having kids. While I am sure I had eaten at Pecos Bills before given that I have been to WDW around 10 -12 times, I had only a vague recollection of it and I am sure it had changed since my last visit anyway.

    We were pleasantly surprised with this place. The food was good (I had the Taco Salad - yummy!) and DD had the Chicken Fingers.

    The only thing that I wasn't pleased about was the service. When we arrived the lines were very long - afterall, this is a very popular place. After waiting in line for about 10 minutes, we finally got to the front of the line and were advised that we would have to get in another line up as that particular cashier could not accept the Disney Dining Plan.

    Now this to me seemed ridiculous! After scanning around I did see a very small sign which was not at all prominent advising that the line up I chose was not equipt to accept the Dining Plan Cards. However, you really had to look.

    Both me and the gentleman waiting behind me were upset as we had not noticed the sign, nor had the two CMs standing around the entrance to the line ups chatting with one another advised anyone entering our line that we would not be able to use the Dining Plan cards.

    After we spoke to the Manager (who incidentally was one of the two CMs I mentioned who had been chatting near the entrance to the line ups) and requested that we be served without having to go to the back of another long line up, he simply refused to accomodate us or do anything for us.

    So we were forced to wait in another line up, which by this point was more like a 15 minute line up as the lunchtime rush had hit in full force.

    So please beware and make sure that you DO NOT get in the 1st line up to the left when you are standing waiting to place your order if you intend to use the Dining Plan.

    Also, beware that Customer Service (based on my experience) seems non-existent here. They obviously have a strong customer base so apparently they can employ people in management with no people skills and still be one of the busiest counterservice restaurants in the Magic Kingdom.

    While we will likely be back again for the food, the price, and the convenience, we will not be returning for the service!

    After lunch we took off for the Haunted Mansion. This was our first time visiting since the rehabilitation. Everytime I go on this ride I wish that someone was riding with me who could explain all the neat little tidbits and interesting features of the attraction that I always feel I am missing as I ride through it. Overall I thought the upgrades were great, especially the addition of the Bride at the end.

    After this, we went to try our very first Dole Whip. This is obviously something I never would have known about had it not been for the Disboards! We enjoyed a nice little break sitting and enjoying our treats on a nearby bench. DD had a small Dole Whip and I had the float. While it was good, I found both to be a little too sweet for my liking. DD loved them though.

    After our Dole Whips we went over to ride Aladin's Magic Carpets and saw our first ever performance of the Tiki Birds. We both thought this show was really cute. At home we have a great Disney CD and were familiar with the main theme song (The Tiki Room), but now that we saw the show the song has more meaning for us.

    After the show, we no sooner got DD back in her stroller and were deciding what to do and debating whether to stay for the Parade when it started to rain. It started off slowly and then quickly turned into a heavy downpour.

    With people running everywhere, we quickly made our way to the first available shelter in the covered porch in Frontierland next to the Country Bear Jamboree.

    There we sat sandwiched between a ton of other people waiting out the storm for the next 20 minutes or so. Eventually it let up a bit and I decided to breakdown and purchase 2 WDW ponchos. Although we had the cheap versions in our backpack, those were pretty well useless in rain like this.

    By this point the rain had largely subsided so we both put on our ponchos and headed out toward Main Street.

    As we were close to the 3pm Dreams Come True Parade, we decided to stay for the Parade. Although we had just seen the Parade in May, we both loved it and wanted to see it again.

    We arrived at the Town Hall Circle at about 2:40pm. This is where we had watched the Parade during our May Trip and I figured this would put us right at the Park Exit to hop on the Bus for CBR when it ended.

    However, as we were walking down Main Street the skies were looking threatening once again and I was not sure the rain would hold off for the Parade.

    Up Next:

    Do we or don't we get to see the Parade?

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    First Haircut at the Main Street Barbershop


    (Sorry for the lack of photos on this thread - they will be back in full force next post!)

     
  11. tinawv

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    Your daughter is so adorable and her outfits are so cute. I especially love the photos of her with Ariel. Looking forward to reading more about your special mother/daughter trip.
     
  12. scottny

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    great update and usual. cute pics with Mickey.
     
  13. cdotla

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    DAY 3 (CON'T) FIRST FULL DAY AT MAGIC KINGDOM

    As we were arriving at the Town Hall Circle for the Parade, I had the idea that while we were waiting I would try to see if we could get DD's haircut at the Barbershop before the Parade.

    We had initially planned this for the next day, but I figured since the Parade would not be starting for another 20 minutes, and would then take awhile to make its way to the Town Hall, we may be able to get the Haircut done.

    Although DD was almost 4 1/2 on this Trip, this would be her very First Haircut ever! I wish I had thought to take a picture of the jagged and raggedly ends of her hair before the haircut. In retrospect, I can't believe I waited that long to get her hair cut, although DD has extremely thin hair so I have always been nervous to cut any of it as she has so little!

    Fortunately, after waiting less than 10 minutes we lucked out and were able to get DD's haircut done. It was a great little experience and the woman who cut her hair was great!

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    And voila! Back in Pigtails!


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    The final touch: Pixie Dust!


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    While the pixie dust was perhaps fun at the time, I would definitely skip this part in future. I ended up washing DD's hair when we returned to the resort that afternoon and it took about 15 minutes of washing and rinsing, washing and rinsing, washing and rinsing to get all the pieces out. DD has VERY thin hair...I couldn't imagine trying to get this out of a child with thick hair! Even after our power wash, we still found some in her hair the next morning!

    Just as we were paying we could hear the Parade music coming down Main Street. We left the Barbershop and quickly crossed the street as they were just clearing traffic for the Parade and staked out a spot on the sidewalk to watch.

    The Parade just started to approach Town Hall when out of nowhere the heavens opened and it started downpouring heavy rain. This happened just as the first float (I believe with Mickey on it as I recall) was just starting to enter the Town Hall Hub. Literally if the rain had held off another 5-10 minutes we would have been fine!

    While I was looking forward to seeing the Parade again, I was not prepared to get drenched doing so. I gathered up our stuff and headed for the Exit.

    Unfortunately DD did not have the same aversion to getting wet and was very disappointed to be leaving. However, I promised her that after we got back to the room and dried off we would be returning for more fun that evening.


    UP NEXT: Dinner at Crystal Palace
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  14. scottny

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    you are on a roll tonight. thanks for the heads up about the confetti.
     
  15. twob4him

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    Wow, you definately get the "most updates" award!!!! :flower3: :thumbsup2 Awesome! I love to hear your thoughts on things...very helpful!
    I can't believe they didnt accommadate you in line....I would have made a huge fuss and why the heck doesnt their stupid computer take dining plan...practically everyone is on it. :confused3
    I absolutely love the customs and it sounds like you had a great day, well, except for the rain....but perhaps you all needed a break anyways!
    Love the pics! Can't wait for more!!! :cool1:
     
  16. TinkerbellLuvr7

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    first hair spray and gel at BBB and now glitter at the barber shop!! GOTTA LOVE IT!!!
     
  17. cdotla

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    Just to clarify: Pecos Bills DOES take the Dining Plan. Just for some reason not the one cashier furthest to the left when you are standing facing the counter. Do not get in this line!

     
  18. cdotla

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    Whew! I am definitely done for the night.

    Thanks for reading along and the feedback. This is my first TR and I am surprised how much work it takes. I started doing this mostly for me and DD (I plan to print a complete copy off when I am done for our scrapbook), but I must say it is great to have some cheerleaders in your camp encouraging you along!

    Even just the simple posts which let you know you have some readers out there makes it more fun.

    I am also anxious to get to the end of this TR as I have a special surprise waiting at the end! You will have to stay tuned to find out!

    I have 2 1/2 more days to come plus a TON of additional photos so stay with me!!!
     
  19. HeatherinVT

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    Out of all the travel logs i read yours is by far my favorite...
    not sure if its cuz your daughter is so darn cute?
    Because she is close to my DDs age and her and I are going in April on a solo trip or if i love all the details you have?

    Anyway i cant wait to read more!


    (did you write everynight when you got back to your room in order to remember all this?)




    Hey why is my ticker in white i cant read it??
     
  20. scottny

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    i like surprises.
     
  21. cdotla

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    Thanks Heather! I appreciate it! I hope you get some ideas for your Mommy-Daughter Trip. I know you will enjoy it as much as I did!

    And no, I did not write a single detail down about our Trip until I started this Trip Report. I am glad I didn't wait any longer to do it as I want to have these memories recorded somewhere before they are forgotten.

     

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