So I know many of you have seen these photos on Instagram or Facebook, but I feel that they also deserve their own post because they are some of the cutest I’ve ever seen. Yes I know I’m biased.
While we were at Disney, Betty got the opportunity to rub elbows with some very famous folks. Sometimes multiple versions of these folks, but luckily they were all the same to her (I think we saw at least three different Cinderellas). I was asked by a couple people on my personal Facebook if I had any tips on how to negotiate Disney with an almost-3 year old because she was clearly beside herself with excitement the whole time and really I only have two pieces of advice beyond the obvious “FastPass is your friend”:
- Buy one of those cute little autograph books. They sell them pretty much everywhere you look. I’m so glad I thought to do this. By the end of the trip Betty was running up to the characters screaming “CAN I HAVE YOUR AUTOGRAPH!?” She still wants to look at it every day and asks about the signatures. The whole book is almost full!
- If you care about meeting Anna and Elsa and don’t enjoy waiting in line for a year and a half, make a FastPass reservation to see them as far in advance as possible. I did not know this and I wish I had. The passes were long sold out when we got there.
Oh and one more…if you have a little girl absolutely fill up your luggage with princess dresses. I promise you they will all get worn.
So without further ado, here are some of my favorite Betty CEleb sighting shots from our vacation:
I was happy we could kick off our trip meeting the big cheese himself! Our first Epcot FastPass was a character meet up and I’m so glad we did this. As you can see, she is overjoyed to be standing with one of her heroes. She’s also having a bit of a wardrobe malfunction. Her Sophia dress is a little big on her.
During the Epcot meet up, we also got to meet Goofy who annoys me much less in person than he does on screen:
And Miss Minnie Mouse! Mrs. Minnie Mouse? What is the relationship between her and Mickey anyway? Sister and brother? Husband and wife? My weird inquiring mind wants to know.
After we left Epcot we hopped the Monorail over to Magic Kingdom because it wasn’t quite bedtime yet. There we were able to get a good spot in line for Enchanted Tales with Belle. I didn’t know much about it, but Betty LOVES Belle despite the fact that she has never seen Beauty and the Beast. I don’t know where all this Belle adoration comes from, but it’s cute so I roll with it.
Anyway, before our meeting with Belle some of the kids in our group were assigned roles for a little play. Betty made the most impressive horse noise of all the children there and a star was born. One of my proudest mommy moments to date.
Then it was time to meet Belle herself! She was so sweet with Betty that it brought tears to my eyes. I was an emo mess for much of this trip actually.
The next day we were at Hollywood Studios for much of the day where Betty’s favorite attraction was the Frozen sing-a-long. She knows most of the words to the songs from that movie and much like her mother, she’s extremely loud. I’m sure everyone sitting around us was highly entertained.
Then it rained. We Monorailed back to Magic Kingdom and to stay dry we decided to wait in line to meet a couple of princesses.
She is my personal favorite. She was so adorable and exactly like her movie character. I got a picture with her too because I am such a fangirl, but I won’t be sharing it here because due to the rain outside, I look like a drowned rat. As you can see, Betty is sporting a combination of Anna dress and Cinderella gown. She’s such a fashionista. As we were walking away, she told Rapunzel that she loved her. (And Rapunzel said “I love you more”. Which will probably only make sense if you have seen Tangled. Currently on repeat at my house.)
Next up…Cinderella. This meeting was my favorite of the whole trip. Betty literally threw herself into Cinderella’s arms and hugged her for like 5 minutes. I have it on video if any of you feel like having a good cry. It was so wonderful how each of them took their time to make my little girl smile.
Cinderella complimented Betty on her dress. Betty told her that she got it from Target. Cinderella laughed her ass off.
The following morning we had breakfast at Chef Mickey’s and if you are planning a trip with a little kid, do not even think twice about reserving this breakfast. Just do it. The food was awesome and we got to hang out with Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, AND Donald Duck. I think he was her favorite. When she saw him she announced, “Donald has a BIG BUTT!”
I didn’t take many still pics at this breakfast (all video), but this is my favorite. Betty-Elsa and Pluto! She’s so happy!
After breakfast we braved the line to meet the REAL Elsa because this trip would not be complete without her. The line was long. Luckily awesome Nana does not mind waiting so she held our space while I took Betty on the Barnstormer coaster and got her a snack.
Finally it was our turn. Betty got so excited when she saw Elsa that she slipped and fell on her face. Elsa apologized and said that the floor tends to be icy around her all the time. I love how they are always in character!
Just a couple of Elsas comparing their outfits:
And chatting like old friends:
Anna was there too and she was too adorable! I wish I knew what they were talking about here. This conversation went on for quite awhile:
There are soooo many more photos from this trip (like a whole phone full), but these are some of my favorite memories. I’m working on getting them all printed out and placed in the autograph book next to the signatures. I hope it will be something that she cherishes forever.
Also this post was only supposed to be like 5 words and then a bunch of pictures. I just can’t stop rambling when it comes to Betty!
Have you been to Disney and met any of the characters? Who was your favorite? Doesn’t my little princess make an adorable horse!?