If you have a little one obsessed with Princesses and/or Fancy Tea Parties, the My Disney Girls’ Perfectly Princess Tea Party is absolutely a must-do. Little girls will enjoy singing, dancing, live piano music, and lots of quality time with Princess Aurora all in the beautiful Garden View Tea Room at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort. And gifts! Did I mention gifts? Each child receives the following:
A special 18-inch My Disney Girl doll dressed in a Princess Aurora gown plus accessories (little ones can opt for a Duffy Bear instead).
A plastic tiara
Silver Princess link bracelet
Special princess scrapbook page “Best Friend” certificate for their new My Disney Girl doll
We had the opportunity to be among the first families to meet Doc McStuffins at her new home at Hollywood and Vine today at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. We made an 8:00am breakfast reservation in order to meet her today. We had a great time meeting Doc McStuffins, Sofia the First, Handy Manny and Jake. The entire experience took about one and a half hours. We were waiting on Doc to make her way over to us. The meal appeared MUCH more popular than it was when Secret Agent Oso and June met there.
I personally think this is a great mixture of characters. There’s two male and two female characters and many little boys like Doc McStuffins. The characters are willing to spend as much time with your family as you’d like to interact and Doc was uber popular, so don’t expect to run in, consume some egg dish and run out in 30 minutes. I think one to one and a half hours is reasonable for this and any character rotation meal.
We began with meeting Handy Manny. Not a lot to say. The guy loves tools, so he and I have a lot in common. We’ve seen him a number of times in the past when he offered the in park meet and greet. I need to get one of those pencils though.
Beast used to meet regularly in Epcot. Some sets were solo, some were together with Belle, like the meet above. There was a great demand for Beast in Epcot. The lines were usually so long that the meet was closed long before Beast even appeared. The Cast Members would often form a second line of people willing to meet only Belle and often Belle would walk the line pre-signing autograph books to accommodate the long line and help it move quickly. Some guests even planned their day in Epcot around meeting Beast. Beast was unceremoniously retired from regular in-park meet and greets.
I had mentioned rumors for several months that Beast would leave Epcot in order to move to meeting ONLY dinner guests at the new Be Our Guest Restaurant that wouldn’t open until today (November 19, 2012). One would be required to have a dinner reservation in order to take a quick photo with Beast.
Beast – I’ve been hearing chatter that Beast may appear for photo opportunity during dinner ONLY. Beast would not be moving table to table, but he would have a stationary location somewhere in the general dining area. It wouldn’t be billed as “character dining.”
In July Belle and Beast met totally exclusive of one another for a short time as a test to gauge guest reaction.
Belle and Beast did break up from meeting one another. Beast left Epcot and Belle only offers regular meets in Epcot along with Enchanted Tales with Belle in the Magic Kingdom which is not a regular meet and greet. Gaston even moved into the New Fantasyland area.
Recently, the Disney Blog offered a meet-up that hosted a number of prominent bloggers, as well as other guests. During the meet-up, the host explained that “We are saying that this character appearance is a special appearance. It’s only for the Blog meet-up tonight.” Of course, all the kind and loyal fans and bloggers accepted that this meant that Beast would not be meeting guests before dinner after all.
Well, when the first “Official” dinner guests with Advance Reservations, not merely those in previews, arrived tonight they found…BEAST meeting guests after dinner! Confusing? Deceptive? Attempting to keep a “surprise” that everyone knew about for months?
I had been able to confirm that Beast would offer a photo-op with dinner guests on many fronts. Daily CMs, those with an understanding of the budgets etc… All would agree that Beast was a definite. Then there was that odd announcement that certainly sounded like Beast wouldn’t be there after all, which left me saying, “Huh, what?” So, I remained silent on the matter.
Well, Beast IS meeting every night after dinner at Be Our Guest restaurant. He’ll offer a brief, yet organized photo op for any willing family/guest inside the restaurant. They will ask that you try to take your photo as a group in order to keep the process moving quickly and not create a backlog or wait line. He does not meet outside the restaurant. The photo op is ONLY for those eating dinner at the restaurant. It isn’t a traditional meet and greet where the character moves from table to table either.
Beast is meeting guests at his new restaurant…SURPRISE!!!
Cinderella’s Royal Dinner at Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom
Food/Dining Type: American
Location: Inside Cinderella Castle
Type of service: Table service
Price: Adults $65.74-71.83; Child (3-9) $39.64-43.24 Tax included
Gratuity included: YES
Reservations: Highly Suggested
Disney Dining Plan: YES (2 Table Services per person)
Tables in Wonderland Discount: YES
All-Day Children’s Menu
Garden Salad with Fat-free Ranch Dressing
Bite-sized Cheddar Cheese and Grapes
Kids’ Complete Meal – Roasted Chicken Leg Appetizer: Garden Salad with Fat-free Ranch Dressing Entree: Roasted Chicken Leg with Brown Rice Pilaf and Broccolini Dessert: Sliced Apples
Kids’ Complete Meal – Beef Tenderloin Appetizer: Garden Salad with Fat-free Ranch Dressing Entree: Beef Tenderloin served with Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans Dessert: Yogurt Parfait
Kids’ Complete Meal – Turkey Pot Pie Appetizer: Garden Salad with Fat-free Ranch Dressing Entree: Turkey Pot Pie topped with a Cheese Biscuit Dessert Yogurt Parfait
Jaq and Gus’s Decorate Your Own Dessert Choice of: Frosted Cupcake or Vanilla Ice Cream
No Sugar Added Lemon Sorbet garnished with Blueberries
100% Apple Juice
Small Bottled Water
Adult Dinner Menu
A Royal Tasting of Cheese a trio of Cheeses with accompaniments
Rock Shrimp Cocktail Rock Shrimp with Tomato Marmalade
Soup of the Day
Castle Salad Mixed Greens, Apples, Cucumbers, and Candied Walnuts topped with shaved Romano Cheese with a hint of Herb Vinaigrette
Grilled Swordfish brushed with Truffle-Lemon Butter on a bed of Heirloom Tomatoes, Red Watercress, Watermelon Radish, and Cipollini Onions in a Light Champagne Vinaigrette
Grilled Chicken Pasta Grilled Chicken Breast, Artichokes, Sun-dried Tomatoes, Spinach, and Crimini Mushrooms tossed with Pappardelle Pasta and a Light Cream Sauce garnished with Prosciutto “Bacon”
Slow-roasted Pork Loin resting on a Goat Cheese Polenta Cake with a Cherry-Port Reduction
Hearty Tomato Risotto with Sauteed Seasonal Vegetables and Roasted Tomatoes topped with a Salad of Herbs and garnished with a splash of Aged Balsamic
Chicken or Tuna Chopped Salad Chopped Chicken or Grilled Tuna, Mixed Greens, Kalamata Olives, Feta, Tomatoes, and Cucumbers with an Oregano Vinaigrette
No Sugar Added Lemon Sorbet garnished with Blueberries
Flourless Chocolate Cake with a White Chocolate Custard
Chef’s Dessert Trio Cinderella sent her Chefs around the world to discover new desserts. They are happy to share three of their favorites with you.
Complimentary Imaging Package: A Photopass photographer will be on hand to take photos of your group with Cinderella. These photos are included into the cost of your reservation. One image package per group of 1-4 paying guests; 2 packages for groups of 5-8 guests and 3 packages for groups of 9 or more guests.
Photo package includes: a Cinderella-themed photo holder with One 6 x 8” print of Cinderella Castle, One 6 x 8” print with Cinderella and your family and Four 4 x 6” prints with Cinderella and your family.
These photos can also be added to your Disney’s PhotoPass account!
Children’s Gifts: Children (ages 3-9) receive gifts at the table. Girls receive a princess wand and boys receive a sword.