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Old 08-04-2012, 10:24 PM   #31
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Up And At 'Em!

Do you have an iPhone? No? Do you know someone with an iPhone? hmm... Well... you must know what the iPhone default ringtone sounds like! No? Well, for those of you who don't, here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkuN9JDelVU

Listened to it?

Alright.

So now you know how annoying it is!!

Imagine your reaction to that noise blasting in your ear (literally) at around 3:30am? Pleasant? I think not.

Thankfully, I quickly remembered that the alarm did not mean just another early morning wake up call.

I Meant TODAY WAS DISNEY DAY!!

Once I realized what day it was, I was up and out of bed before I could say Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

I was the first of my family members to hop in the shower (as I take the longest to get ready -___-) and once I was clean and awake, I finished up my packing while the rest of the family showered.

My brothers were also going to the airport that morning for a 7am flight to florida to see my grandparents while my Mom and I went for my audition. So it was a bit of a scramble out of the house!

Once I had packed my electronics and makeup and last minute morning items, I got dressed. I threw on leggings, my bambi tshirt, a sweater, and a scarf (just in case!) I knew once we got to our resort we would change for the parks, so my main concern was Plane comfort

We all finished getting ready, piled into the car, and Dad drove us to the airport.

If I had to choose one favorite instance in my whole life, it was that drive to the airport. It was just close to 5am, the streets were completely empty, and the streetlights reflected of the roads. I had that 5 year old's feeling that I was going to Disney, and I would be there in only a matter of hours. All those enchanting feelings rushed over me as we made the 20 or so minute drive to the airport.


When we arrived, Dad dropped us at the entrance, and since none of us were checking bags, we went straight in and to security check. (After hugging Dad goodbye of course!)

Security went quickly, and before we knew it we were parting ways with my brothers and heading to our gate. Mom asked me if I wanted any breakfast, but I couldn't eat due to my level of excitement! And I wanted my first meal of the day to be Disney food!!

When we got to our gate, we ran into the parents of my Brother's best friend, Mr & Mrs. Best, who happen to be very good family friends. They were on our Flight! (running into people is a theme of this trip!) we chatted with them, and called my brother to come over, for a while. They asked all about my audition, and I told them what little I knew about it. They said they were sure I'd be perfect for it, and wished me luck. Before we knew it, it was time to board!! Jojo and John went back to their own gate, and Mom and I waited to board the plane.

We got to our seats, and time went so quickly!!!! We took off, I threw on my ipod full of Disney music, and it seemed like only a few songs went by before we heard the pilot say we were arriving early!

Welcome to Orlando!

My heart was racing so fast!!! I couldn't believe we were finally here! I had been waiting for so long! It was unreal!

We hopped off the plane, said goodbye to The Best's, and headed off into the airport.

Then we got lost.

We didn't have any luggage checked, but we were meeting our driver (yes, we do not take the Magical Express, my parents are spoiled, we always get a driver) by the luggage claim. But We Had NO idea how to get there. Apparently we're bad sign readers. LONG STORY SHORT: we eventually found it, but then had to call and tell our driver where we were since he was lost too Once we saw the man with the "TANTILLO" sign (which my mom kept as a memento...) we knew we had made it!

He led us to the car, which was huge and beautiful and air conditioned, and we were on our way!

I have to say, this Driver was sooooo handsome! I was all a flutter! mostly from excitement...but whatever. He kept telling us about how wonderful Orlando is, and all the good reasons to live there, and things to do, and how nice the people are, and it was getting me so excited that I was trying to spend the summer working down there! My emotions were building up!

And then it hit me.... it was up ahead... I was so emotional I have zero pictures... It was the entrance archway.

My whole heart flooded over as we approached that line between fantasy and reality.

I closed my eyes, made a wish, and we crossed over onto Disney Property.



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A Magical Beginning

I couldn't believe it! I Was in DISNEY!
It had been TWO YEARS!

I watched in amazement as we passed Disney buses, and signs leading to various resorts and parks, but I knew which one to look out for.

Those beautiful Magic Kingdom signs.
And the one and only Magic Kingdom archway!

We passed under it and i felt another heart attack coming on.

I was in literal tears the whole drive. I couldn't help it!

Before long, We had finally reached out destination.

We pulled into the long driveway of the Grand Floridian and I took a deep breath. The view was incredible. The buildings there are just so flawless and beautiful. AND THE SMELL! I could already smell it as we were getting closer to the main entrance!

I was holding my breath as we pulled up to the doors!

The bellhop opened the door of the car and I let out a sigh.

I was home.

I jumped out of the car, and went around to grab my bag.
Of course, someone had already retrieved my bag and was ready to bring it inside for me.

My mom and I were in awe, we had forgotten just how perfect this place was!

We said thank you and goodbye to our driver and turned around to face our home for the next 3 days. And what a perfect home it was.



A Wonderful cast member, whose name I've forgotten since then, greeted us and led us to the front desk to check in. Along the way, he read our check in file he had and asked what my audition was all about. My parents had told them what I was there for when they booked the trip, and so everyone knew what I was doing. However, no one really knew anything about it! I explained what I was hoping to achieve with my audition and he wished me lots of luck and said I seemed like a great fit for the Disney family.

That made me so happy!


We had planned to store our bags once we checked in and head straight to the parks, thinking our room wouldn't be ready yet, But to our surprise, our room was ready early! And we could go to it right then! The man at the desk also wished me luck on my audition and gave me a "My Magical Triumph" pin! My mom and I headed off to our room to change and get the day going.

Our room was in the Big Pine Key building



It was sort of on the right side of the main lobby.
I had previously stayed at the Sugar Loaf building, which was RIGHT next to the dock to Magic Kingdom! which was awesome! But this was much closer to the main lobby, which was nice too!

We got to our room, and the smell hit me! If you've never been to the Grand Floridian, it's worth making a stop there just to take a big whiff! It's such a nice smell!! So clean and fresh and magical!

The room was beautiful and perfect for the two of us.





After I was done smelling the beds, I unpacked a few things and freshened up. I changed into my Pink shorts and my heart Toms and packed up my phone and my camera.

Of course I had to document...



I put on my pin and we headed back to the main lobby!




The pool was RIGHT outside our building! Super convenient!




Once we got back to the main lobby, we headed for the front desk.
Don't judge me for this, but it had been a while since I'd been to Disney, and I had forgotten how to get on the right monorail to EPCOT from GFla. So, we asked the woman at the desk, and she helped us out. We asked a few other questions regarding the location of my audition tomorrow, which she didn't really answer too well, but she tried. We thanked her, I grabbed a few park maps, and we headed upstairs to the monorail!

We admired all the lovely shops and went outside to wait or the monorail.

But not before taking a couple obligatory lobby pictures:





UGHHH So Gorgeous!

I could tell my mom was getting just as excited as I was! We joked and chatted until the monorail came.





We Were Ready To Go!




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The GF is just so gorgeous! I'm so excited to see what yall did in Epcot!
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The GF is just so gorgeous! I'm so excited to see what yall did in Epcot!
It looks almost as beautiful as it smells!!! The atmosphere there is unbelievable. Definitely one of my favorite places on the whole property.
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A New Experience

As I mentioned at the very beginning of this trip report, this was a trip filled with New Experiences! The most basic of these being that this was the first time I had ever been to Disney without the whole family. It was just Mom and I! we didn't have to worry about anyone but ourselves! And we could do ONLY what WE wanted to do!
It proved to be a very wonderful way to travel.

We made our way through the monorails and traveled over to EPCOT for the afternoon. It was just before 12 when we arrived.



We had until about 4. We had dinner reservations at 6 in order to be done and back to MK and ready for the Parade at 9 and fireworks at 10. So in order to be showered and dressed and relaxed for dinner, we wanted to leave EPCOT around 4.

But until then...



EPCOT WAS OUR PLAYGROUND!




The Flower and Garden festival was going on (ANOTHER NEW EXPERIENCE FOR US!) so our main EPCOT focus would be to walk around and see all the displays. We didn't want to worry about rides, or even going into all of the World Showcase pavilions (even though I've never fully walked through all of them) We wanted this just to be for us to relax, see the flowers, meet some characters (my favorite thing to do!) and ease into our little Disney trip.

And Boy, Where We Successful!

We did JUST what we wanted to!

By travelling just the two of us we avoided tantrums, and fighting for the most part. And we could just sort of...Go.

NATURALLY, we began at the front.

We took a while walking and examining the Fantasia flowers at the front.



We quite enjoyed being a bit silly





I'm in love with the Ostriches and with Disney Eyes...






This day just kept getting more magical by the second!









Once we realized we should probably move on to the actual park, we left the Fantasia display and headed to the next Flower display on the map. Well... On my iPhone. I used the Flower and Garden festival mobile website to pinpoint where all the flowers were and so we traveled accordingly. At least until we got to World Showcase.


We passed a few special touches on our way to find Coffee though...








We reached coffee and the festival center at the same time. And more Topiaries!






We stopped for a few moments to drink our coffees and pose with our new friends...

However, I'm not the most assertive person, and so I kept letting people take their pictures before we took ours... Mom didn't like that.






Next it was on to the Fairy Gardens to see Tinkerbell and her flower Friends!
But not before running into one of my favorite aliens...



I felt bad skipping over most of EPCOT, but I had a goal in mind, and I was hoping it wouldn't be too long before I made it back to WDW.


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It's Contagious




Personally, I'm a big fan of the Tinkerbell franchise.

Granted, I haven't seen all of the movies yet, I like the idea. The couple ones I have seen we're definitely cute. And I love the books and the Park characters! Also, stickers. I have a Disney sticker obsession. Like, I have two books of 600, plus a pack of like 300 minis and it's really unhealthy. But there are always Fairy stickers for sale! So i like that...


The first fairy we encountered was Terrence:



I was enthusiastically explaining Terrence's fairy duties to my mother when a wonderful CM came over and complimented my knowledge. He asked if Terrence had smiled at me. I said I thought i saw that he did

The Cast member said He's usually pretty shy around the girls, to which I responded: "Not me! Never!"


Next up was Tink



And her friend Periwinkle



Mom said Periwinkle was a scraggly fairy. I don't think she liked her too much.
Although she was kinda scraggly.

I went over to see Fawn next.

And my picture turned out all orangey and cool!!




And Silvermist




Meanwhile, my mom had gone to talk to the Cast Member working on the Winter Woods part of the garden. Mom was asking about the process of getting all of the topiaries up in such a short time.

The CM told her it was a lot of overnight work, but it was also a lot of small contagious work.



Sort of like the set up for a Holiday: A Large part of the decorum goes up after hours when no guests are there. But a lot of it is gradual throughout the day. Little bits get put up at a time, so that maybe at the beginning of the day a bridge is just a bridge, but when you come back to it later, bit by bit, it has been turned into a snow-covered wonder bridge!


The next fairy was Vidia, My Favorite!!!!



Being the 'I-think-I'm-funny-but-sometimes-it-doesn't-translate' Dork that I am, I thought it would be a good Idea to sit down in front of Vidia and scowl for a picture. So I sat down, Criss-Cross-Applesauce, in the middle of the only walking passage to her area and waited for my mom to take a picture.

It didn't really go how I had hoped.

Mom couldn't get the camera right, and I tried to explain my plan to people, and then I laughed during my scowling picture and it was just a mess. But a FUN mess!

Unfortunately, the photo doesn't get the full effect of me blocking the path and people waiting on both sides




After that incident, we decided we should probably move on.
So I snapped a few more pictures of the rest of the gang, and we headed out.





I love this picture of Rosetta because I think the umbrellas in the back look like they're for her to protect her from the sun




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The visit with the Fairy flowers had my Neverland Never Grow Up spirits in full blast. So I basically tipped overboard when I saw this:



I'm sitting writing this TR right now in my Peter Pan shirt and I'm basically crying because I know I'll have to grow up this year by applying and then going to college. But I know with Disney, I'll never really have to grow up.

But I digress...

If there were a high you could get from snorting pixie dust (I'm sure there is somewhere out there) that's what I felt like at this point of EPCOT.



And that photo is going on my Senior Page of my yearbook this year along with my Peter Pan, Walt Disney, etc. quotes.


We were finally to the front of World Showcase!!! We always start at Mexico and work our way clockwise. So we spent some time by the lagoon and at the Mickey & Friends topiaries before getting started.


Sun in my eyes...






Gorgeous.











Nothing could stop how happy I was right then and there.

Now...

Vamos A La Mexican Pavilion!



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Aww, it sounds like yall were having a magical time at Epcot!

The F&G Festival just amazes me! I've never seen it in person! You got some awesome pictures.

I know nothing about the different fairies but your 'scowling' picture made me laugh.

And btw, take it from me... you do NOT have to grow up when you go to college.
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Yay for the Grand Floridian! I stayed there when I was 13 and I just remember being so in love with my room. We had Alice and Wonderland bedding and I slept on this sofa-bed type thing and it was RIDICULOUSLY comfortable. I really hope I get to go back someday.

The Flower and Garden Festival was so beautiful this year! I just wrote an update on it and I was reminiscing about it all. I loved it!
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Aww, it sounds like yall were having a magical time at Epcot!

The F&G Festival just amazes me! I've never seen it in person! You got some awesome pictures.

I know nothing about the different fairies but your 'scowling' picture made me laugh.

And btw, take it from me... you do NOT have to grow up when you go to college.

It was INCREDIBLE and It only gets BETTER!!! there are a few more surprises coming up

I was beyond excited when I realized it coincided with my trip. It was really something magical. I'm a flower lover as it is

hahaha I just wanted to be like Vidia!! She's so cool!

And yayyyy! It freaks me out! It'll be quite the adventure.


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Yay for the Grand Floridian! I stayed there when I was 13 and I just remember being so in love with my room. We had Alice and Wonderland bedding and I slept on this sofa-bed type thing and it was RIDICULOUSLY comfortable. I really hope I get to go back someday.

The Flower and Garden Festival was so beautiful this year! I just wrote an update on it and I was reminiscing about it all. I loved it!

UghdasdgndgNDLGIURHGskdjs Everything about it is so perfect! I have too many dreams about it. I feel so blessed that I've been able to stay there twice already! it's such an experience. I hope you can soon!!

I just read your latest update with Norman Jr. ^_^ So cute. You and Kristen are too funny together.

The Flowers will definitely be something I have to see again very soon!
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I'm joining in to read too - I lurk a lot but I love trip reports, so I'll be here reading! Your trip has a great back story, and my cousin was also in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade last year (he was with the Zhu Zhu Pets float), so I have to keep reading since you have a lot in common with some of my family members.
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I'm joining in to read too - I lurk a lot but I love trip reports, so I'll be here reading! Your trip has a great back story, and my cousin was also in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade last year (he was with the Zhu Zhu Pets float), so I have to keep reading since you have a lot in common with some of my family members.
HOORAY! Welcome! It was very very much a long time coming with this trip!

NO WAY! I guess it really IS a Small World After All
If He was in the Green group maybe I know him! Too funny.
Yay! I hope you enjoy what's to come
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So Spicy

So Spicy! Mexican Spice...


That's a little saying we have in my household.

On Christmas, we had hot chocolate. Out of nowhere my brother goes... "mmmm Is So Spicy. Mexican Spice!"

So Now we say it at most everything. Sort of an oOoOoOoO we're excited type saying. But really. It goes with anything.

So naturally, once we began in Mexico for World Showcase, the first thing out of my mouth was "So Spicy! Mexican Spice..."




We figured we would stop inside and cool off for a few minutes, but when we saw that the wait time for Gran Fiesta Tour was a measly 5 minutes, we hopped right on!



Mom said at the end of it that it was her new favorite ride. We had only ridden it once before. But now she was SURE OF IT! Oh, Mom...


After that beautiful Gem of a ride, It was ADIOS MEXICO and movin' on.



NEXT it was off to visit my long lost brethren in Norway!



When I'm not 95% Italian....I'm 2.5% VIKING.

True Story.




Next on the loop, CHINA!





I hate to say it... But after having visited Actual China... Disney China was not as exotic as I remember it being. . .

I didn't want to visit my Puppet friends, since I was Brother-less on this trip

But I shall post old Puppet photos for Posterity's sake.






Ahhhh the good old days...


But Back to the relevant stuff.

I REMEMBER IT ALL CLEAR AS DAY.

When the skies opened up to me and said.
Here, Anna. Walk up this way a bit...
MULAN IS WAITING TO MEET YOU.


Ok. So she was meeting with everyone. But LITERALLY my only goal of my 2010 Disney trip, was to meet Mulan. Did it happen? NO.
So I was beyond ecstatic to find her and a relatively short line of guests right around the bend.





I waited in line, while Mom stood in the shade and waited to be my photographer.

I could tell that she could see the wonder in my eyes everytime I was about to meet a character. She would smile and get excited right along with me. There were definitely a few tears shed throughout the day.

Suddenly it was finally my turn!!!

This was it! My First character interaction of the day!
Of the TRIP!
I had been waiting months and months for this! Counting down for dayssss!

And ....


It was perfect.

Here I am telling her all about my adventures in China.



Here I am being too excited.



Posing like a warrior.




And finally, saying goodbye



She was incredible! So kind, and so talkative!
Just the way I imagined she would be.




ALSO A DUCK.




A little piece of peace before things get REALLY OVERWHELMING.

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Mummy, I'm SoOoOoOoO HOT!


THIS IS THE STORY.... OF HOW I DIED.


But, really...


As we reach this point of the TR, things begin to kick into high gear.
We've had our first character greeting. We've gotten a little sunburnt. We've spotted multiple family meltdowns. We were in SERIOUS Disney Business by now.

And boy, was I in for an UNPREDICTABLE rest of the day.



Once we were done with Mulan, We kept on walking...

and we're walking, and walking, and THEN I CAN"T GO ANY FURTHER.


Why, do you ask?




SNOW WHITE.


That's why.




there she is. in all her glory. and why am I so freaked out?


Because I want to be her very best friend.
I have spent the past 6+ months learning everything I can about her.
Watching countless youtube videos of how she moves and talks and interacts with guests. I was so hoping to be able to spend my summer with her, that at this point I couldn't even meet her.
I couldn't handle it.
I could hardly breathe!

I had to take some deep breaths and walk away.
For now at least.
At least until My audition was over.


So

for now, I just ambled over to her topiary and hung out with that for a while.



Basically the same thing, right?




I'm Wishing...











AS IF THAT WASN'T EMOTIONAL ENOUGH FOR ME:


We moved on ever further...


Unto my ALL TIME FAVORITEEEEEEE. I'm talking ALL TIME here people.






Oh yeah, now we're gettin' in deep.




Oh wow. Wow, oh Wow. They're so perfect. I can't even.



That took a lot out of me.
We had to stop for a cold drink.



Somewhere, along the way, If i remember correctly (may have been later, but either way) we came across what has come to be the title of this here Trip Report.

We were walking along, taking in the sights and sounds and smells of the pavilions, when suddenly, A tiny British boy catches my eye. He looks quite tired, and cranky, so I watch him a bit longer. He walks along with his mother when he abruptly stops.

"Mummy! I'm Sooo Hot"

to which his mother responds,highly irritated, yet highly composed, in THE MOST BRITISH OF ACCENTS:

"Charlie... EVERYBODY'S HOT"


Maybe it was just the heat, but I burst out laughing. The whole scene was like something out of a comedy sketch. The way she said it was so hilarious! It quickly became another household phrase. And one we used countless times throughout the rest of the trip.



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Our iced teas led us through America. And to some familiar friends...











The woman standing nearby mentioned to me that Lotso and I had matching colors on.

So I took this picture:





A for Anna




So Long, Partner






Also, Cars 2







The next thing I knew, I didn't know what was happening.

Since my first rememberable (word?) trip to Disney in 2002 I believe, I have, more than anything, wanted to meet Jasmine and Aladdin.

For some reason, fate has NEVER allowed that to happen.

Either the line has JUST closed, or they're JUST going inside, whatever it is, I can never seem to meet them.

And they're two of my FAVORITES!

So when I saw them out meeting with guests, I was in a full on sprint.

Typical Disney magic making me feel awkward and foolish led me to them JUST as the line was closing off.

Wah wahhh wahhh


BUT

Being the creepy Disney character obsesser that I am, I stood nearby and took photos of them with strange children.

Mom made fun of me, but I just like having my own pictures of characters!



Maybe that's your child.




They finished meeting with her, and I was just about ready to keep moving on when.....


They asked the next family to wait a moment and they stood up, waved to me, and in the most adorably wonderful manner, Turned and posed for a picture!!




As you can see, i was in a full shake at this point, so the photo is a bit blurry.

I felt so special and loved. Truly a memorable moment for me.

It's things like that, that can make someone's day all that much more magical, that make me want to work in entertainment in Disney



Similarly, in France, Belle and the Beast were headed inside as well




While, not as pleasant as Jas and Al had been, Belle politely posed for someone who asked her to. Although, she didn't seem quite happy about it.

But it got me this photo!






They headed in, and we headed to the flower versions of the two.





Princess Pose...




I was getting POOPED! (a phrase which I would come to regret later on)

I figured my magical encounters were all used up for the day, But little did I know, Disney was about to show me how much Magic it really had.




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Dreams DO Come True!


Disney was working it's magic on me.
I was having the Best Day Ever!!!

I didn't expect much else to really excite me in EPCOT;
I had already had SUCH a wonderful day!

How could it get much better?!?!

Just watch....



We kept moving, taking pictures of topiaries.
We had just photo stopped at the Beauty and The Beast topiaries, when I spotted another character!

Princess Aurora and Philip were hanging out near the other flowers!

I figured I would go over and see how long I would have to wait to meet them.

Not surprisingly, they were heading inside.

I wasn't too bummed out, since Aurora isn't really my favorite.
And there were plenty of photos to be taken with the flowers

So I shrugged it off and began to take my photos.






AND THEN.


My life changed forever.



Who comes walking out of the door that Aurora had just left from?




The One




The Only





MARIE.






I FLIPPED.


Marie has always been a favorite of mine.
I had all the stuffed animals
I had MULTIPLE sets of Marie pajamas, which I wore far past the time I outgrew them.

I loved her.


Exhibit A:




Ohhh yeah. I wore that baby for years.

I still own it!!


Ontop of my love, I had NOOOOO Idea Marie was a character in the parks!
It was the most incredible surprise!

I was a bit in awe and I didn't really know how to process all of it!


So of course I just stared at her as she .....


wait for it.....



As she chased butterflies!!!!





SO CUTE!!!




Once I realized what was hapenning, I FULL SPRINTED behind her.
I needed to get in line to meet her!!

So I ran. Fast.
But she hadn't gone far.

And I arrived second in line!




Which was good because it gave me a chance to calm my nerves a bit!


I WAS SO EXCITED WHEN IT WAS MY TURN!

The Cast Member with her also mentioned that WE were matching too!





We hugged, and I asked her if she had been practicing her Scales and Arpeggios, she demonstrated for me a bit

I could not stop smiling!


We posed all cute, too !





We stood by for the next few families, just watching her meet them

And we also watched the CM there scold a mother for not putting a hat/sunscreen on her newborn's head.


Wow. What an adventure that had been!!!

We moved farther along the path, and again I SPOTTED A PRINCESS!




Ariel was meeting just over the bridge.
It looked like no one was waiting to meet her, so I figured she had either just come out, or was just heading in.

Since Marie had just come out, i decided it must have been the former.

Something was telling me to go over no matter what, and see if we could meet Ariel.


So we crossed the bridge and headed over.







little did I know...

Disney Magic was leading me to even more surprises!




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Aww so much fun! I love the title story, that's too funny.

AWW MARIE! Oh my gosh, I love her. That's the cutest thing that she was chasing butterflies... precious.
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