Oct 29, 2014

DisneyMania - A Lunch fit for a Princess

We had more fun in-store for Princess London and Princess Maisy after they got all done up at the Bibbiti Bobbiti Boutique during our last day in Disneyland. At lunch time, we all headed over to California Adventure for Lunch at Ariel's Grotto for a dining experience with Disney Princesses. 

Before we were even seated, London and Maisy got to meet Ariel. 

Then, after we had been seated and ordered, a man came out to announce each Princess we would get to meet. After each Princess was announced, there would be a pause in between the next so that the first Princess could make her way through a few tables. Each Princess visited each table to chat with the kids and take pictures. 

After Ariel, we met Princess Aurora, Cinderella, Snow White and finally, Belle. London and Maisy had so much fun. Even Miles was a little smitten at getting the Princess' signatures in his autograph book and was somewhat dismayed when Cinderella forgot to come back to our table to sign his book.

Sydney and Matt & Lynde's daughter McKenzie, on the other hand, weren't interested in the Princesses at all. In fact, Sydney wanted nothing to do with any characters throughout our whole visit. We had hope, as when Cameron was with her and London while I went on Space Mountain, Minnie Mouse came out for a meet and greet right by the exit, where they were waiting for me and he said she did react and say "Minnie Mouse" so they waited in line. But when we got up there, Sydney preferred to stay in the stroller and out of site of Minnie!

This was our first time with character dining. The experience for the kids is great, and the food was actually quite delicious. Unfortunately, I didn't take any pictures of it as by that point I was starving and tired of taking pictures of the girls and the Princesses. Plus, I'd gotten a glass of lemonade in my lap during the procession too. I instead chose to enjoy the conversations with friends and family, and relax with my Habanero Lime margarita - a drink Cameron and I discovered during our last visit. Every one, of course, had to have a taste and admitted it was one dahm good drink. 

What was also nice is that the menu pricing was set. Each adult paid the same, each child cost the same and Sydney and McKenzie were free since they were under 2. That made splitting the bill pretty easy, though our waitress did it for us any how. The lunch did take up a bit of time, about 2 hours, that by the time we were done, we made a quick trip to The Little Mermaid ride before heading back to Disneyland for a group photo in front of the Castle at 4. We all agreed next time we would do the Castle photo first thing in the morning as we all were hot and tired, and not looking our best for the photo. Poor Maisy was passed out in her strolled. London would have been right there with her had the photo been 15 minutes earlier and had we not woken her up for a few more photos using our Photo Pass+ card as we made our way down Main Street.

Here are all our photos from the lunch:















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