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This was the day. After our lunch with Winnie & Friends yesterday, I searched the My Disney Experience App and scored 9 reservations for Dinner at the Akershus Royal Banquet Hall WITH PRINCESSES!  We were going to be dining with royalty, finally! It was in Epcot and the perfect way for us to close out our last days at the Walt Disney World Parks.

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As we walked through Epcot we explored the different countries and sites they offered and the Kiddies even had the chance to meet Princess Jasmine and Aladdin. Epcot is more sites, culture, food and discovery than rides but it was a great break from the rush of searching for the shortest line or making our next FastPass. We did take a realizing ride on The Seas With Nemo and Friends and then explored the Aquarium a bit afterwards. Then we simply  strolled, browsed and took our time as we made our way to date with royalty.

When we arrived we Checked-In at the Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in the heart of Norway and waited for our name to be called. In less than 10 minutes we were walked to a corner of the palace and there standing before us was Princess Belle. She was there to take 3 complimentary photos with our family. I immediately went into Momma organizing mode and said we would have 1 of Belle with all the boys, 1 with all the Girlies and then the final one with the entire family.

We were then escorted our table and greeted by our serve Mikkal where we found out that in addition to our choice of several different 3 course meals we would also be able to make our choice of plates form the appetizer bar.  Mikkal said that as we ate the Princess parade, meeting and photo opps would be starting shortly. Everything was so regal. My Kiddies were in total awe (even the Teenagers). As we sat, we spotted Ariel across the room chatting with a few of her royal guests. Next Cinderella strolled by followed shortly by Snow White and Aurora! We could barely contain our excitement.

Then we heard a Grand Announcement:

“All Princesses and Princes please meet with your favorite Princesses for the Grand Parade through the Banquet Hall!”

Our Girlies didn’t know what to do with themselves and neither did our Buddie Boy…he had been flirting with every Princess we met since getting here and now he was going to be surrounded by them! The Kiddies lined up and I snapped away as they perfected their Princess waves and walked all through the Banquet Hall with Disney Royalty. When they returned to the table we could barely keep them still for all the joy they had in their little bodies.

Yet Hubby and I were more than happy to stay seated because the half roasted chicken, mashed potatoes and fresh veggies were definitely taking up all our attention. The Teenagers were enjoying dishes such as smoked salmon and open faces salmon sandwiches.

It was finally our turn. Slowly each Princess made her way to our table and not only did they each pose with out Kiddies but she chatted with, complimented and spent time with them. My Buddie is was in little boy heaven surrounded by the Princesses he is usually annoyed by in my Girlies movies yet for some reason this day he couldn’t hug them long enough… LOL I was so impressed by how Disney Royalty took the time to treat each of my Kiddies like royalty as well.

To end our beautiful day we headed back over to the Magic Kingdom via the Monorail and made it there just in time to find prime positioning at the curb of Main Street USA for the Main Street Electrical Parade. I could not think of a better way to spend our last night in Disney. After the parade, several Mickey Light Stick purchases (yeah they talked me into them) and a few yummy frozen lemonades we made our way back to the Resort buses and to the comfort of our home for the week.

I have to admit that night was bittersweet because I knew it was my last in a place I didn’t realize I could come to love so much so fast. Still, we had one more day to enjoy and a good night’s sleep was just what I needed to make sure I enjoyed it to the fullest.

Do you have vacation memories that you know will last a lifetime?

What made them so special?

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So our Thursday morning started early. Really early. Like 6 am early. I know, why? We are on vacation after all. Well another bonus to living the Resort Life is the fact that all of the Disney World Parks offer a special Magical Hours day where they open an entire hour early for resort guests. I knew I wanted to try and take advantage of this but saying it and doing it were two different things.

I woke up around 6am got myself all ready then did the same with the Kiddies. Hubby was in slow motion but never the less we still made it to the shuttle bus stop in time and were on our way to the Magical Hours at the Magic Kingdom by 7:30am – along with what seemed to be every single guest at our resort. That bus was crowded!

As we pulled up to the Magic Kingdom I realized that these Magical Hours weren’t just for our resort but EVERY resort. There were at least a thousand families pouring out of shuttles and ferries to line up at the gates to watch the Park open. So just like everyone else we pressed our way through the crowds and tried to get as close to the entrance as possible.

That’s when we heard it. The sound of the Conductor of the Walt Disney World Railroad announcing that Mickey would be arriving in minutes to open the Park and welcome us all in. My Kiddies almost lost it. Mickey was coming? I must admit I think I was as excited as they were! After a dance number by a few cast members we heard the train pulling in and saw Mickey and Minnie waving to us from up above. It was awesome! I was so glad that we did the whole early rise thing if only for my Kiddies to have this moment in time.

After Mickey welcomed us and declared the park officially open we were on our way! On our agenda: get our Kiddies on a few of the most memorable rides in the park: including he Dumbo The Flying Elephant Ride and The Mad Tea Party I had reserved a Fastpass for both and we were set to be on them within an hour or so. We decided to head over to the Cheshire Cafe for a bit of breakfast since we got up to early to grab it at the resort and we knew Kiddies with no breakfast would be a disaster in the making.

As we headed to the Cafe we noticed that the Dumbo ride had nearly no one in line (benefits of Magical Hours) so we decided to jump on before we headed to breakfast. The Kiddies had a blast and we actually went on twice before continuing on to the Cafe. I decided to keep my FastPass reservation so that they would be able to ride again once the rush of regular guests came in when the normal hours started so we wouldn’t have to wait.

After a light meal of muffins, bananas and cereal we headed over to The Mad Tea Party which of course was right next to the Cheshire Cafe :) Again we saw no lines and since we were ahead of schedule for our FastPass we simply jumped  on and had a spin! Then we stopped by Ariel’s Grotto and had a bit of inside fun (it was hot out there!) .

After a few more rides and simply exploring Cinderella’s Castle and all the amazing things that Disney is I decided to check my My Disney Experience App to see if I could get us reservations for lunch with the Princesses. This is something my Girlies had been talking about since we planned our vacation and I was determined to make it happen at least once. I logged in and to my surprise there was a reservation available that afternoon at 3pm! I told Hubby and even though we knew this was going to make for a really long day (we got there at 8am remember…) he said to grab it.

Now, just to note when you book reservations for character dining Disney does require that you hold your reservation with a credit card. This is to avoid people booking several reservations at once and only showing up for one. Once you check-in for your reservation your card is removed from the bill and you can pay however you desire whether it be with that same card or with your meal plan.

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I reserved our Character Dining at the Crystal Palace and couldn’t wait to tell my Girlies they were going to meet their favorite Princesses (stay tuned for the surprise ending to this plan)! I also made sure to invite our older sons through the App (they were out exploring over at Epcot) so that they could meet up with us and join in the family experience.

We all met up at the Cinderella’s Castle around 2:45pm and headed over to the Palace. I was using my App to double check the location on the map and as I did I realized the description of my reservations said Hundred Acre Woods Characters…ummm what about the Princesses? I did another check and realized that I booked a character dining but not for Princesses like I thought. Instead we were going to eat with Pooh & Friends. I ran over to the Hubby and explained what happened all the while wondering if my Kiddies would still be excited or totally disappointed.

How could I ever wonder? Disney is Disney and after I explained that Momma had messed up a bit and we were going to meet Pooh, Eyore Tigger and Piglet my Kiddies (especially my Buddie Boy) were still excited. Of course my 5 year old Girlie did ask “Is there a Princess in the Palace?” I had to tell her that this palace didn’t have a Princess but that Momma would do her best to find one that did before we left. Thankfully she was happy with that and on we went to eat, play and take photos with some of our favorite Hundred Acre Woods Friends!

Have you ever had a Mommy Oops moment

during a vacation or celebration?

How did you handle it?

How did you Kiddies react?

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MrsTee In Disney {Day 4} - Is There A Princess In The Palace? #Disney #DisneyWorld #DisneyWorldResorts #DisneyCharacterDining So our Thursday morning started early. Really early. Like 6 am early. I know, why? We are on vacation after all.