In my continued mission to give Annmarie what she asked for (more pictures of Brianna), I bring you day 2 of our Disney vacation. Don’t worry, I’m only sharing 4 days (the 4 parks) and I’m keeping it down to one a week. But Magic Kingdom is the day that has my very favorite pictures from our trip so this is going to be a really picture-intensive post.
Arriving at Magic Kingdom:
My brother Adam. His first time at Disney!
Magic Carpet ride:
Brianna with Prince Eric and Ariel:
Now for the big part of the day. Brianna went to Bippidy Boppity Boutique and got princessified. It was actually a really great deal. I’d bought the Cinderella dress on eBay before our trip and we snuck it into our backpack that morning, because the whole thing was a surprise for B. We didn’t have reservations (because I like to live dangerously like that) but had no problem getting an appointment for the time period we wanted. So for the price, B got to get changed into her dress, get her hair, nails and makeup done. The price included the tiara ($10) and the Mickey barrette ($10) as well as a bag with her palette of makeup, 2 bottles of nail polish, and face decals. Those things alone were worth around $30-$35 total, so we only paid about $20 for the services themselves. SO worth it. Here’s some of the process:
Now, they do a “big reveal” where they turn the princess around and let her finally see herself in the mirror. B’s face truly lit up. I didn’t get any pictures but the Disney photographer did. Unfortunately, I’m an idiot and I lost that PhotoPass, even though I KNOW better and knew I needed to take a picture of the number on the back in event of losing it. Argh. So I don’t have pictures of that and I’m sad about it.
Next, we had reservations at Cinderella’s Royal Table for a late lunch, right across from the boutique. This was magical for all of us (and the food was surprisingly good). Well worth the expensive price and I’d do it again in a heartbeat.
First you get your picture taken with Cinderella
You get to color and wait for the other princesses to come to your table while you start with appetizers
Everyone gets either a wand or a sword (For the boys) and a wishing star or two. During the meal, they do a small “ceremony” with the entire dining room where everyone wishes.
Right behind us during the ceremony is Snow White. I love this picture:
Then, after it was over she came over to the table for pictures:
Ariel (there’s another picture of B and Ariel that’s my favorite picture of the trip but I’m saving it for Wednesday):
And, finally, Cinderella’s Castle, which really is magical, inside and out:
This day was the only day we experienced any rain, and it was several downpours, but that didn’t stop us from enjoying the day because we’d brought ponchos. It did stop me from taking too many more pictures at Magic Kingdom, though.
At the end of the day, we decided to take the monorail from Magic Kingdom to Epcot, just so Adam could experience it. There’s a few pictures from that as well: