Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Disney Princesses

Olive and I will be headed to Florida soon for a visit with my family. My mom and I decided that it might be time to take her to Disney World before the new baby comes. We have been looking for some fun extra activities while we're there and can I just say how fascinated she is by the Disney princesses?? I thought this would come a little later but she is SO excited to see the princesses. Mind you, she's never actually seen any of the Disney princess movies, but has princess panties and PJs, among other things, and so knows their names. Her favorite is Cinderella. At one of my doctor's appointments that she attended, there was a Cinderella book in the waiting room about Cinderella winning some cake-baking contest so this is what she thinks the Cinderella story is! How funny. If anyone has been to Disney recently, is there anything you'd recommend to do with a 2.5 year old princess fanatic?


Slacmc said...

You might want to try here: http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/princessess.htm

I think that the Once Upon a Breakfast is supposed to be good. It seems that most of the events are suggested for ages 3 and up but you can make the call for Olive. :)

Kirsten said...

Most of my advice isn't princessy, but hopefully it will be helpful!

Visit the forums on the site 'Mama' mentioned too - it's been a wonderful resource for planning our 3 trips to Disney World - everyone is so helpful!


The forums are listed on the left-hand side of the page. "Theme Park Attractions & Strategies" and "Disney for Families" are the boards that will probably be the most helpful for you.

You might also find some deals on Mousesavers.com

You'll want to hit the Magic Kingdom for princess activities.

We haven't taken our toddler yet, but I do know that Fantasyland has the most little kid friendly rides, and Mickey's Toontown has a lot of playground/walkthrough attractions especially for toddlers and preschoolers. You'll see characters everywhere, but most often in Toontown, so head there for tons of photos!

You can walk through Cinderella's castle and see some cool mosiacs of the Cinderella story on the wall. There is also a huge princess store in there (where we bought our gal "glass" slippers!).

If you need a rest, the railroad is a nice ride, and the Tomorrowland Transit Authority is very relaxing.

Several stores on Main Street show old Disney cartoons. We like Casey's Corner - you can grab a bite to eat and sit on benches and tables next to a big screen playing sports-themed cartoons.

Oh, and Disney is one of the few amusement parks that lets you bring food into the park, so make sure you pack some snacks! You can get free ice water at almost any of the vendors.

I'm the planning type, and I did tons of research before our trips, so if you have any questions, I'd be happy to answer or give advice.

Have a great time! Disney World is so much fun. :)