We started off first thing on Saturday morning at made it to the park just as they were opening the gates. That meant we got to ride a few rides with NO wait and we were some of the only ones on the rides. First up was the Aladdin Magic Carpet ride. We rode it 4 times in a row and by the 3rd time the operators let us know we didn't have to get off, go through the exit, back through the entry gate and onto a "carpet" each time...so we just stayed put for ride number 4.
Next might have been the highlight of Handley's Disney trip...getting to meet the real Princess Tiana (from Princess and the Frog), who happens to be one of her favorites! We waited in a very short line and when it was our turn Handley went running to give her a big hug. She got to talk to Tiana and Prince Naveen for at least 5 minutes and was smiling from ear to ear the entire time. :-)
We rode a few other rides that day, but mostly, she wanted to see the characters again. On day one when we left the princesses she told them, "See you tomorrow!" so that's just what we did.
|With Cinderella's stepsisters and stepmother.|
The girls even ran into their good friend, Annabelle at Disney World. (Really, we knew we'd be there the same day and decided to meet up so they could say hi and ride at least one ride together). What a small world!
Saturday night we got to visit with Robby's grandmother and Aunt Sharon who live in Orlando. They came to our hotel and went to dinner with us.
For dinner we were celebrating Uncle Ryan's birthday. We went to Universal City Walk and it was such a busy place! It had been a very long week, but the girls held up pretty well. They got balloon animals made for them from a man walking around the restaurant on stilts and while we were waiting for our table out front Handley got to hold a giant parrot on her shoulder. She wasn't scared at all.
|They won't let you take pics of the birds, so this is a picture of a picture.|
It was a wonderful trip, but because we were so busy all week long and the girls didn't get as much sleep as they are used to, we were all ready to get home and get back on our normal routine. Robby and I loved getting to take them to do all of these wonderful things though and know we all made memories that will last forever!