Arabelle was really excited to meet Belle!!
I really liked this attraction because they chose kids to be in the play, then you meet Belle at the end. Arabelle was Ms. Potts, the tea pot.
I got in trouble for using my flash for this picture, but SO worth it! A pregnant lady playing dumb worked like a charm. ;)
Bo was really hesitant to go up to Belle, but she was giving out bookmarks, so he finally inched his way up there, then backed up to her for the picture.
From there we went to Tomorrowland and rode the Astro Orbiter. Bo was really excited about riding a space ship!
Bo did think it was a bit too loud when we were waiting in line. :)
We went from there across to Adventureland, grabbed a Jungle Cruise FastPass, then rode The Magic Carpets of Aladdin.
The line to meet Tinkerbell was about 25 minutes, so I asked Arabelle if she wanted to wait in line, or find something else to ride/see/do. She choose to wait, so while we waited, the rest of the group walked through the Swiss Family Robinson Tree house.
When we got out, Arabelle said she forgot to ask Tinkerbell for some pixie dust so she could fly. She was really a little disappointed!
Next was the Jungle Cruise. Here's Bo with his new baby hippo....one of the perks of having your grandparents with you at Disney!
We enjoyed our picnic lunch, then checked out the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. I wasn't sure if the kids would be scared or not. They didn't make a peep the entire time. I think we rode another ride or two before taking a break for the afternoon.
The boys dropped us girls off at Downtown Disney for Arabelle's visit to the Bibbidy Bobbidy Boutique and the boys rested at the townhouse.
I had asked her several weeks ago which princess was her favorite and she said Tiana, from the Princess and the Frog. I surprised her with a Tiana princess gown and she was so proud!
She was a bit unsure of the whole process at first.
Then she started enjoying the pampering!
The finished product....Princess Arabelle!
This is her response when they turned her around to see herself in the mirror.
We went back to the townhouse to rest a bit (it was much needed!), then went back to the Magic Kingdom for more fun!
Finally the ONE family picture we have of Bo smiling and Arabelle is making a 'funny face'. We have a whole series of them and she's making a different face in each one. Stinker.
I only planned for Arabelle to meet Tiana (her favorite!!) right when we got back and to see which other princesses were available that evening.
She was SO excited! We lucked out and the line was really short to meet Tiana.
Tiana, Arabelle, Bo, and Prince Naveen.
Mamaw and Papaw got in on the picture too.
We had gotten a FastPass for the princesses....they had Rapunzel and Cinderella, same as the day before, plus Aurora (Sleeping Beauty).
We had supper booked at The Plaza Restaurant there on Main St. in the Magic Kingdom. It was SO nice to SIT for a while!
Dessert for the kids was cookies and milk. Arabelle loved the little tea cup!
I didn't have anything specific planned for after supper and was hoping the kids could make it for the fireworks, which started at 9:45. My kids have NEVER stayed up that late before!!
So, we rode several more rides....there were NO LINES at all! It was really fun!
We rode the People Mover in Tomorrowland. I initially didn't plan it because I thought it may be boring, but it was pretty fun! We saw all the attractions in Tomorrowland and the kids liked the quick turns!
These next 2 pictures make me laugh....like father....
like son.....No, Jared didn't tell him to do that. We were sitting across from one another and he saw Jared do it and did the same thing. :)
We did the Buzz Lightyear ride 2 times in a row. I wasn't very good, but Jared was!
Action shot of Bo and Papaw.
Arabelle asked to ride Under the Sea again, so we did that....just walked right on with no wait time!
Bo was waving at Ariel.
Bo chose to do the Peter Pan ride again and we had just enough time to ride, go to the restroom, and find a spot for the fireworks. It was a great show!
Bo said it was too loud and "the boys are making a mess!", but seemed to like all the colors.
I was SO glad the kids were able to stay awake for the fireworks and be happy and having fun! We headed for the monorail after that, along with thousands of other people. Of course, since it was so crowded, we just HAD to stop for a little snack on the way out.
We made it back to the townhouse and had the kids in bed at 11:30. I couldn't believe they stayed awake the whole time (Bo did nap about an hour that day).
It was a great first trip to Disney World! The weather was perfect and crowds weren't nearly as bad as I thought. Arabelle told me that if it was cold when we got home, we could just go back to Disney World....sounds like a good plan to me!
They both have already asked when we're going back, but it'll be a while yet!