Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Super Bowl May Not Be In Your Future, But I'm Sure You Did Something Important. What Are You Going To Do Now?

WE'RE GOING TO DISNEY WORLD! Hubby and I are planning our next Walt Disney World trip! YAY! We are planning on going in late October. I know it's a little early to start planning, but I have a blast doing it so why not?!

I've gone to Disneyland in Anaheim, California more times than I can count while growing up. My first trip to WDW was in November 2008, two months after Baby Girl was born. Hubby had gone once when he was very young and doesn't really remember it, so it was almost like a first trip for him, too.

We then went back in October 2009 to celebrate Baby Girl's 1st birthday (her bday was in September, but October was the earliest we could go).

I could go on and on about Disney, our trips, and our planning, but for today I think I'll talk about the little bit of pixie dust we got during our last trip. Actually, we got quite a lot. :) But I'll focus on one instance in particular. Before we went this last October, we were trying really hard to get reservations to Cinderella's Royal Table. It's a sit-down restaurant inside the castle. I mean, shut up! But a lot was going on to where we weren't sure until a few months out exactly what dates we would be going to WDW. So of course by that time it was all booked up. We tried up to the day before and nothing had opened. When we went into the Magic Kingdom that first morning, we went straight to Fantasyland and went through the castle to get there. As we were going through the castle, hubby said "Just a second" and veered off towards the restaurant. He decided to take the long shot and ask if there were any last minute reservations. "We already know the answer, but do you have any openings for today?" hubby asked. The guy at the counter said, "Breakfast or lunch?" Hubby: "Whatever is available we'll take." Guy at counter: "No, really, breakfast or lunch? We have one for each. How's that for a little Disney magic?" What? Really? I wanted to hug the guy! Well, I hugged and kissed hubby because I had pretty much given up on going there this trip. I'm tearing up just thinking about it.

We are incredibly glad we went. The atmosphere was incredible, the food was yummy, and Baby Girl had such a great time! She was smiling and laughing and just loved it. Every so often a new princess comes out (we went during lunch) and is introduced with fanfare and everything and she goes around to each and every table to sign autographs and take pictures and stuff. It really was an incredible experience and recommend it to anyone who has a little extra money (it's not exactly cheap) and loves the princesses and stuff. After we were done hubby was the first one to say "Well, we're doing that again next year!" I love that man!


  1. I would LOVE to go to Cinderella's Royal Table, but I've been informed that that is just WAY to girly for my hubby and son. So I'm settling for Chef Mickey's for our character dining....THIS TRIP:) Ha! Thank you so much for your response...I read the mom's panel a lot too and really have done quite a bit of research and all, but I love getting advice whenever I can! I found an awesome link on the mom's page this morning about planning a trip for a little case you're interested, here is the link:

    Happy planning:) I know I'm having a blast!

  2. That is SO awesome that you guys were able to eat in the castle. What an awesome experience! I hope we can make it to Disney World some day.

  3. I love it when the princesses come out! I went to Ariel's Grotto at DL (well, really, it's in California Adventure) and they do the princess meet-and-greet at the tables there, too. I was with a mom and her two little boys and I was helping babysit. The little boys could've cared less about the princess but I was acting like I was 4 years old all over again. I took pictures with them, oo'd and ah'd over their dresses, oh man... I went all out. I LOVE IT!

  4. We are going to Disney soon too! I cant wait! I think I like it more than the kids!

  5. I would love to go to Disney World!

  6. awesome that you guys were able to eat in the castle

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