Ten Sleeps in Disney World!! - An Aug Trip Report *5/9 Departure Day & Final Thoughts

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  1. Mickey_Mom

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    One of my favorite photos of the trip.
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    A few more pictures while we waited for our Royal Call to go upstairs.
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    Another short five minute wait and we heard our names called.

    I really like this window halfway up and I’d let the other parties go up first so I could hang back and take more pictures.
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    We got to the top of the first landing and I turned around to get one last shot of Cinderella in the background of the chandelier.
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    We were seated right away in what seemed like the dead centre of the room and was immediately served yummy orange juice and pastries and fruit. I didn’t realize how thirsty I was until I started drinking my juice and Ariana must have been the same because we both finished our glasses at once. They were instantly refilled and then we drank those too!
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    A scenery shot of the room. I want this style in my dining room. :rotfl:
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    Our breakfast arrived and all was quite tasty except for the ball of potato something. I especially enjoyed the blueberry topping and I’m not usually a blueberry fan. I really liked how it was a varied selection of the menu all at once so you could nibble away at everything at your leisure. The kiwi in particular was delish.
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    More orange juice fillups and it was around this point that Ariana’s photo with Cinderella arrived. It was one of the best pictures of her I’ve ever seen. I started to tear up because I’d not expected such a beautiful photo. When asked to smile, Ariana usually bares her teeth to the point where it becomes a frown and throws her chin in the air. Last year I used the thumbs up request to get her to relax her face, but I didn’t really want another vacations worth of thumbs up pictures, so I hadn’t yet found the magic request to have her just take ‘normal’ photos. For whatever reason, she smiled beautifully for the photographer and had her hands nicely down at her sides. Another thing usually captured in photos of her are her hands up and fingers curled in oddly shaped directions – otherwise known as stimming. Stimming looks like she’s putting on a finger puppet show, minus the puppets. Her arms go up and down with elbows bent and fingers contorted. Sometimes she pulls her hands right to her face and other times she does it quietly in her lap. But this picture was just beautiful. I proudly propped it up on our table and positioned it with our Royal Invitation in an attempt to go for an artsy put together look. :laughing:
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    A quick picture of Ariana while she was sitting so patiently waiting for the princesses to visit. I had to remind her several times to eat her breakfast!
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    About ten minutes later, the princesses started to arrive at our table. Being in the centre of the room I think we were literally the last table they visited before going back to their respective castles. We were definitely spoiled on our first trip here because our visits seemed so very short this time. We stalled them a bit with our autograph book but unfortunately they couldn’t stay too long with us.

    Snow White was first.
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    Then Sleeping Beauty came by to admire her pose on Ariana’s shirt.
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    Belle stopped over and Ariana was impressed to the point that she was looking so very angelic.
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    And then Jasmine came by for a visit. We hadn’t seen Jasmine our first time, it had been the Fairy Godmother instead, so it was a treat to meet with her.
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    A CM came over to give Ariana a wishing star to go with her wand and it was time to make our wishes. (Can you guess what I wished for? :rotfl:)
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    Not too much longer after that we waved goodbye to all the princesses and wrapped up our breakfast. We made our way to the bathrooms where Ariana made a quick switcheroo from glamour girl to ready for the heat sensible girl and it was time to leave the castle. We’d had a most wonderful time which was a good thing considering what we were going to be doing for the next hour and a half was definitely NOT what we’d planned.

    Next Up: A Magic Kingdom Aggravation and Quick Recovery!
     
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  3. Lady Lallie

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    I'm here! I'm caught up! :rotfl:

    You are off to great start for your trip! Sounds like your Cinderella Breakfast was well worth it. The picture of Ariana with Cinderella is beautiful. :cloud9:

    I can't believe the stroller was forgotten twice. :lmao:
     
  4. mirandag819

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    Looks like you and Ariana had a lovely meal together. She looks so happy in the castle, and very beautiful posing with the princesses.

    I had already looked through all your pictures and read your account, when it clicked to me that you were there on the same day as us.... so just for fun I looked for my family in the background....and I found us! That is so cool... I will have to relook at my own pictures and see if you all are in the background of any of them.
    I see me in the blue shirt and my sister in the pink in between Ariana and Aurora on the upper level, oh and the back of my DHs black shirt:Then Sleeping Beauty came by to admire her pose on Ariana’s shirt.
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    My daughter Taylor is dressed as Cinderella and sitting just to the right of Belle's head
    Belle stopped over and Ariana was impressed to the point that she was looking so very angelic.
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    My daugher waving her want over Jasmine's shoulder
    And then Jasmine came by for a visit. We hadn’t seen Jasmine our first time, it had been the Fairy Godmother instead, so it was a treat to meet with her.
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    A CM came over to give Ariana a wishing star to go with her wand and it was time to make our wishes. (Can you guess what I wished for? :rotfl:)
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    Not too much longer after that we waved goodbye to all the princesses and wrapped up our breakfast. We made our way to the bathrooms where Ariana made a quick switcheroo from glamour girl to ready for the heat sensible girl and it was time to leave the castle. We’d had a most wonderful time which was a good thing considering what we were going to be doing for the next hour and a half was definitely NOT what we’d planned.

    Next Up: A Magic Kingdom Aggravation and Quick Recovery!
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    I am so easily amused, but I just thought that was cool, and what a small world, now off to search my pictures to see if I can spot you all!
     
  5. Mickey_Mom

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    Hi LL!!! I'm so glad your here! :goodvibes Stir craziness ebbed any? Now if I could just get Cinderella to pose with Ariana for school pictures, we'd be all set. :lmao:

    No way! That is awesome! I looked at the few other pics I have and I did spot your DH and your daughter one more time behind another Snow White picture. I kinda remember commenting to Ariana on a beautiful little Cinderella in the bathrooms when we were done. Was that you?!?
     
  6. mirandag819

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    That is too funny.... it might have been... my mom took her to the bathroom (my mom's a redhead) here is a picture of Taylor at CRT that day...
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    Unless of course she was misbehaving in the bathroom, in which case I don't know this little girl :rotfl:

    I just skimmed all my CRT pictures (all 200 of them)....put on my camera they were pointed mostly towards the window....I'm gonna look through my mom's and my sisters now since they were sitting on the other end, they may have shot some pictures your direction.
     
  7. cjackearl

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    What a fantastical morning for you and Arianna. The pictures of her with Cinderella and the wishing star are my favorites.:goodvibes

    Oh, and the one of her waiting for the princesses.:lovestruc She looks like quite the grown up young lady.:goodvibes
     
  8. jenjolt

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    Awww...I have to agree the picture of Ariana and Cinderella is amazing!! She looks like she is having an amazing time!! I'm so glad you guys were able to have a special mother daughter breakfast together and meet some princesses!!!! I'm looking forward to my breakfast at CRT...thank you for the food pictures!!!!

    Can't wait to hear more about your trip!!
     
  9. Angies1274

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    Great update!!:thumbsup2

    Doesn't it always seem when you have everything planned out that something pops up and puts a kink in your plans? I'm glad you were able to get everything taken care of at Pop and still make it in time for your ADR at CRT!! (and with time to spare!!Wow!:thumbsup2)

    Love all the pictures in front of the castle with Ariana.:lovestruc Especially the one with her hands up and her "I'm here" pose! Great idea!!

    I've never been to CRT and with two boys I'm not sure if I'm going to make it anytime soon.:sad2: But....it looks beautiful inside and it looks like you had a wonderful breakfast--everything looks so yummy!!! What a beautiful picture of Ariana and Cinderella!!:goodvibes

    Looking forward to more........
     
  10. Happydog

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    SIGH!!!!! TO be the mother of girls!!! You are sooo lucky!!! I am counting on my boys behaving like princes when we go to CRT! But boy I tell you, it was so fun to read your description on this morning with your daughter, and how excited and clearly joyful she is having this time at the castle with you and the princesses!!! It is clear from the inside! :goodvibes How great. I don't like your ominous last words, though??!! :eek: Hope nothing bad happened!! I will be waiting to see!:surfweb:
     
  11. PracPerfPatricia

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    Ariana looks blissed out...:cloud9:-very special idea to do a mom-daughter breakfast at CRT...it looks wonderful...

    That is a lovely photo of Ariana with Cinderella...what a lovely memory-although you know my fav princess is SW like Ariana-I guess having a Princess breakfast at the Dwarf's cottage wouldn't have the same cachet to it...:lmao:

    BTW your photos of Pop are amazing...I love all of them but especially of Baloo and Mowgli (sp?)-Baloo is one of DD's favorite characters...I had no idea they were there...That really looks like it would be a fun place to stay...:goodvibes

    Bring it...popcorn::
     
  12. MouseTriper

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    Hello...I stumbled across your TR from someone else's TR and I am loving it already. You have a beautiful family and I can't wait to read more about your trip. I loved the photo scavenger hunt you guys did, such a cool idea. I love taking pictures too. Do you make amazing scrapbooks with all your Disney pictures???

    I loved the part of you and your DD going to CRT for breakfast. One of these days I will have to try and take my DD.

    Okay so looking forward to more!!
     
  13. wdwgirl03

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    Aww, what a fun update! Looks like you had a great morning! :goodvibes
     
  14. JPFamilyMom

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    What a lovely morning :cutie::cloud9:

    And I'm super intrigued to see whats is coming next popcorn::
     
  15. MinnieNurse

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    :wave:

    Hey, sorry I am late. But I am here now and all caught up.

    I love the scavenger hunt, how come I dont have brilliant ideas like that? Love the pictures of Pop, we stayed there in 2005 and I had forgotten how much I loved all the vibrant colors.

    I think your breakfast with Ariana looked like a wonderful experience just for the two of you. She has good taste in Princesses cause Snow White is my favorite too. princess:

    Cant wait to read more, maybe this will get my sluggish butt in the mood to do my trip report. LOL!! :rolleyes:
     
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    Oh my goodness! It sounds like you had a wonderful morning at CRT!! Ariana looks like she's having a fabulous time!!! I love the picture of her before the princesses came! She looks like she's so happy because she knows their coming soon!!!

    I hope your morning didn't go to bad after CRT! Can't wait to read more!
     
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    Just started reading your TR and am totaling enjoying it. Love the idea of the photo scavenger hunt. Where did you find how to do it?
     
  18. Mickey_Mom

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    Yay!

    That was the other picture that I was pointing out to George with a big smile I on my face. She's grown quite a bit this past year, maturity wise and height too - she's almost taller than I am now!

    She was so excited for this morning and it was so nice to have time with just her and I. I wasn't having to shush a figety four year old or entertain an embarrassed fourteen year old. We could just enjoy the princesses!

    Mmmmm, yes it is princess heavy! The boys get swords to play with and I could totally see Demetri flirting big time with the princesses! :lmao: He was actually quite disappointed when I was planning this and said it would be just Ariana and I. I've often heard the princesses say that they love having princes' visit, but it's tough when they get a little bit older. :sad1:

    :lmao: I can picture your little stinkers in there having sword fights amongst the tables (dang plastic swords!) Yes, this definately was a fantastic way to start our day. :goodvibes Let's just say what happened next was a definate "I told you so" moment. :rolleyes:

     
  19. Mickey_Mom

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    Absolutely! And we still have more adventures to come in the MK!

    The EMH hours for MK was great timing and we could do this wonderful breakfast first before anything else. :love:

    I hope so! I'll be there when you do!


    Hi and welcome! :wave2: Right here on the DIS! Here's the thread: http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=31367456&postcount=2264I just chose twenty from the list and that's it! Very easy and I could participate too!
     
  20. SunnieRN

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    What a great way to entertain the kids!! I wouldn't have thought of doing a scavenger hunt!

    The picture of Ariana with Cinderella is beautiful. The way you displayed it at home, with the invitation next to it looks great!!

    Isn't it funny how easy it is to forget something crucial when you go on vacation, or to wally world?? I do that on a regular basis, so now, I always pack EARLY!!

    Looking forward to more!
     
  21. MouseKTeer

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    What a lovely morning for you to share with your Ariana!

    Joining a bit late, but really enjoying your photography :)
     

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