After being done in 15 minutes from we decided to go and see Rapunzel and Flynn who were in their new tower meeting everyone. There was already a long line there before it opened. We were in THAT line for 45 minutes before we got in and realized WHY it was taking so long. They were SO sweet and so talkative and spending lots of time with each visitor. Flynn was so sweet and made sure to tell Ellie if she wanted long hair she needed to brush it every single day. It was cute. Since we were in princess mode and it'd been and hour I realized that back at the princesses they would have rotated to a new batch so we sprinted back over there. The employee in line pulled a few strings and had us be one of the last ones in this rotation before they rotated and brought back ones we'd already met. This was AWESOME. Because the lines were so short they seemed more relaxed and not in a rush. They spent time talking to Ellie for a minute or two at each stop.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
VaycayDay 4 - Disneyland, Princess Adventures
This was it. The day we go to Disneyland and meet the princesses. We didn't know how close our hotel was to Dland, so we drove - turns out we were about 500 yds from the parking structure. So yeah, we walked the last two days :-). But here is Ellie SO patiently riding the tram to the entrance. I learned something about my daughter this day - when she is stoked and excited she does NOT bounce around with big smiles. She internalizes everything. I couldn't distract her focus. So we get in for Magic Morning and right inside the door are Mickey, Minny, and a few others. We ran and got a autograph book and went back in line. Calm, cool, and collected :-). Pretty soon they whisk away the characters and we just start walking towards the castle. After about 30 minutes my type-A personality had HAD it. I cannot just wander around, I need a map and a plan, Dangit! So FYI the only places maps are at are at the entrance gates. So back to the gates, and then back to Fantasyland. After Peter Pan ride we decide to go wait in line for Princess Fantasy Faire.
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