The morning after our late night of holiday magic, we had a date with Cinderella for breakfast. I have to admit I was excited to actually go inside her castle, maybe it's my inner princess. Annelise was giddy with anticipation too. Cinderella made her grand entrance and greeted everyone, then you waited for your turn to pose for a picture and autograph. Annelise asked her where Jacques and Gus were (the mice).
A character meal is another one of those *extra* opportunities for more magic. There are several types available, each with a different theme and meal. You must make reservations ahead of time, and in the case of Cinderella's Breakfast you should make them at least 180 days in advance. I know.
This *extra* was totally worth it. The breakfast was delicious and plentiful, and there were several magical touches. A. received her very own wand and wishing star, then participated in the wishing ceremony.
Cinderella stayed downstairs, but her friends visited all the tables. They were really sweet and took time to chat with each little guest. A. quickly put her magic wand aside once the princesses came into her field of vision.
First Belle stopped by our table. A. asked what the Beast was up to and what happened to Gaston.
Cinderella's Breakfast was the only character meal we experienced, but Scott and I agreed it was well worth it.
One thing we did not do was the Bippity Boppity Boo Boutique, where kidlets are transformed into the princess of their choice for, ahem...a fee. A. witnessed hordes of young girls decked out in costumes and fancy hairdos each day at the park and briefly begged each day, but Scott and I drew our Disney Line in the Sand. Sorry sweetie.