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My Disney Girl’s Perfectly Princess Tea Party

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Guest Review by Melissa at PrincessRants.com 


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
  • Fresh rose
  • Special princess scrapbook page “Best Friend” certificate for their new My Disney Girl doll

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Doc McStuffins and Sofia the First join Hollywood and Vine Play and Dine character meal at Hollywood Studios

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.

HANDY MANNY

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.
Walt Disney World, Hollywood and Vine, Character Meal, Handy Manny

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What’s the deal with the Beast?

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.

Gaston to offer meet and greets in New Fantasyland Enchanted Forest (August 7)

Walt Disney World Character Rumor Round-up. Much to discuss today!

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.

Did Belle and Beast file for separation?

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!!!

Donald’s Safari Lunch at the Tusker House

Disney World Character Meals
1900 Park Fare – Breakfast 1900 Park Fare – Dinner Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Breakfast Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Lunch
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Dinner Cape May Café – Breakfast Cinderella Royal Table – Breakfast Cinderella Royal Table – Lunch
Cinderella Royal Table – Dinner Chef Mickey’s – Breakfast Chef Mickey’s – Dinner Crystal Palace – Breakfast
Crystal Palace – Lunch Crystal Palace – Dinner Garden Grill – Dinner Hollywood & Vine – Breakfast
Hollywood & Vine – Lunch Mickey’s Backyard BBQ – Dinner Ohana – Breakfast Perfectly Princess Tea Party – Brunch
Pirates and Pals Fireworks – Dinner Tusker House – Breakfast Tusker House – Lunch Wonderland Tea Party – afternoon

Donald’s Safari Lunch at the Tusker House in Animal Kingdom


Food/Dining Type
:  American

Location:  Tusker House, Animal Kingdom

Meal:  Lunch

Type of service:  Buffet

Price:  Adults $27.68-31.94; Child (3-9) $15.97-18.10  Tax included

Gratuity included:  NO.  Groups of 8 or more 18% required tip.

Reservations:  Highly Suggested

Hours:  11:00am-2:45pm

Disney Dining Plan:  YES (1 Table Service per person)

Tables in Wonderland Discount:  YES

Soup

Stews and Soups

Entree

  • Assorted Salads
  • Chicken and Fish Creations
  • Assorted Breads and Dips
  • Children’s Buffet Macaroni Cheese, Corn Dogs, Chicken Drumsticks, Peanut Butter and Jelly, Corny Medley, Green Beans and Mashed Potatoes
  • Roasted Vegetables
  • Spit Roasted Carved Meats

Characters:  Donald, Mickey, Goofy, Daisy

Donald
Daisy
Goofy
Mickey

Donald’s Safari Breakfast at the Tusker House

Disney World Character Meals
1900 Park Fare – Breakfast 1900 Park Fare – Dinner Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Breakfast Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Lunch
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Dinner Cape May Café – Breakfast Cinderella Royal Table – Breakfast Cinderella Royal Table – Lunch
Cinderella Royal Table – Dinner Chef Mickey’s – Breakfast Chef Mickey’s – Dinner Crystal Palace – Breakfast
Crystal Palace – Lunch Crystal Palace – Dinner Garden Grill – Dinner Hollywood & Vine – Breakfast
Hollywood & Vine – Lunch Mickey’s Backyard BBQ – Dinner Ohana – Breakfast Perfectly Princess Tea Party – Brunch
Pirates and Pals Fireworks – Dinner Tusker House – Breakfast Tusker House – Lunch Wonderland Tea Party – afternoon
Donald’s Safari Breakfast at the Tusker House in Animal Kingdom

Food/Dining Type:  American

Location:  Tusker House, Animal Kingdom

Meal:  Breakfast

Type of service:  Buffet

Price:  Adults $26.62-30.88; Child (3-9) $14.90-17.03  Tax included

Gratuity included:  NO.  Groups of 8 or more 18% required tip.

Reservations:  Highly Suggested

Hours:  8:00-10:55am

Disney Dining Plan:  YES (1 Table Service per person)

Tables in Wonderland Discount:  YES

Appetizer

  • Assorted Yogurts with Granola, Almonds, Wheat Germ, Dried Fruit, and Honey
  • Cheese Blintz with Cherry or Apple Toppings
  • Warm Cinnamon Rolls, Danishes, Bread Pudding, Croissants, Pastries and donuts

Entree

  • Basmati Rice with Lemon and Cinnamon
  • Seasonal Vegetable Quiche
  • Beef Bobotie
  • Spit-roasted Bone-in Ham with Sweet / Hot Mustard or Hroseradish Cream
  • Breakfast Frittatas Potato and Leek Frittata or Ham and Cheese Frittata
  • Children’s Buffet Waffles, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, and Potato Tots

Characters:  Donald, Mickey, Goofy, Daisy

Donald
Daisy
Goofy
Mickey

The Garden Grill Dinner

Disney World Character Meals
1900 Park Fare – Breakfast 1900 Park Fare – Dinner Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Breakfast Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Lunch
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Dinner Cape May Café – Breakfast Cinderella Royal Table – Breakfast Cinderella Royal Table – Lunch
Cinderella Royal Table – Dinner Chef Mickey’s – Breakfast Chef Mickey’s – Dinner Crystal Palace – Breakfast
Crystal Palace – Lunch Crystal Palace – Dinner Garden Grill – Dinner Hollywood & Vine – Breakfast
Hollywood & Vine – Lunch Mickey’s Backyard BBQ – Dinner Ohana – Breakfast Perfectly Princess Tea Party – Brunch
Pirates and Pals Fireworks – Dinner Tusker House – Breakfast Tusker House – Lunch Wonderland Tea Party – afternoon
The Garden Grill Dinner at the Land Pavilion in Epcot

Food/Dining Type:  American

Location:  Garden Grill, Land, Epcot

Meal:  Dinner

Type of service:  Family style table service

Price:  Adults $37.27-41.53; Child (3-9) $18.10-20.23  Tax included

Gratuity included:  NO.  Groups of 8 or more 18% required tip.

Reservations:  Highly Suggested

Hours:  4:00-8:00pm

Disney Dining Plan:  YES (1 Table Service per person)

Tables in Wonderland Discount:  YES

Garden Grill Dinner Menu

Appetizer

Basket of Warm Breads with Maple Butter

Salad

“Living with the Land” Harvest-inspired Farmer’s Salad

Entree

Roasted All-Natural Turkey Breast with Lemon Caper Sauce
Sustainable Fish of the Day with Roasted Tomato and Pepper Compote

Dessert

Fresh-baked Harvest Fruit Cobbler with Hand-whipped Vanilla Bean Cream

Garden Grill Children’s Dinner Menu

Entree

Baked Macaroni & Cheese
Oven-roasted Chicken Drumstick

Dessert
Cupcake Cone with Crisp Pearls

Characters:  Mickey, Chip n Dale, Pluto

Farmer Mickey
Chip
Dale
Pluto

The Crystal Palace Character Dinner

Disney World Character Meals
1900 Park Fare – Breakfast 1900 Park Fare – Dinner Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Breakfast Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Lunch
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Dinner Cape May Café – Breakfast Cinderella Royal Table – Breakfast Cinderella Royal Table – Lunch
Cinderella Royal Table – Dinner Chef Mickey’s – Breakfast Chef Mickey’s – Dinner Crystal Palace – Breakfast
Crystal Palace – Lunch Crystal Palace – Dinner Garden Grill – Dinner Hollywood & Vine – Breakfast
Hollywood & Vine – Lunch Mickey’s Backyard BBQ – Dinner Ohana – Breakfast Perfectly Princess Tea Party – Brunch
Pirates and Pals Fireworks – Dinner Tusker House – Breakfast Tusker House – Lunch Wonderland Tea Party – afternoon
The Crystal Palace Character Dinner at the Magic Kingdom

Food/Dining Type:  American

Location:  Crystal Palace in the Magic Kingdom

Meal:  Dinner

Type of service:  Buffet

Price:  Adults $39.40-43.66; Child (3-9) $19.16-21.29  Tax included

Gratuity included:  NO.  Groups of 8 or more 18% required tip.

Reservations:  Highly Suggested

Hours:  3:15-9:00pm

Disney Dining Plan:  YES (1 Table Service per person)

Tables in Wonderland Discount:  YES

Children’s Menu

Kid Friendly Vegetables Corn and Peas
Kid’s Fried Chicken Nuggets
Kid’s Macaroni and Cheese
Kid’s Italian Meatballs and Pasta

Adult Dinner Menu

Entree

Spice Broiled Shrimp
Chicken, Beef, Fish, and Vegetable Creations
Split-Roasted Carved Meats
Freshly Prepared Pastas
Creative Array of Salads

Dessert

House-Made Sweets and Ice Cream Cakes, brownies, cobbler, tarts, puddings, pies, soft-serve ice cream

Characters:  Eeyore, Piglet, Tigger and Winnie the Pooh

Piglet
Eeyore
Tigger
Winnie the Pooh

The Crystal Palace Character Lunch

Disney World Character Meals
1900 Park Fare – Breakfast 1900 Park Fare – Dinner Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Breakfast Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Lunch
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Dinner Cape May Café – Breakfast Cinderella Royal Table – Breakfast Cinderella Royal Table – Lunch
Cinderella Royal Table – Dinner Chef Mickey’s – Breakfast Chef Mickey’s – Dinner Crystal Palace – Breakfast
Crystal Palace – Lunch Crystal Palace – Dinner Garden Grill – Dinner Hollywood & Vine – Breakfast
Hollywood & Vine – Lunch Mickey’s Backyard BBQ – Dinner Ohana – Breakfast Perfectly Princess Tea Party – Brunch
Pirates and Pals Fireworks – Dinner Tusker House – Breakfast Tusker House – Lunch Wonderland Tea Party – afternoon
The Crystal Palace Character Lunch at the Magic Kingdom

Food/Dining Type:  American

Location:  Crystal Palace in the Magic Kingdom

Meal:  Lunch

Type of service:  Buffet

Price:  Adults $26.62-30.88; Child (3-9) $14.90-17.03  Tax included

Gratuity included:  NO.  Groups of 8 or more 18% required tip.

Reservations:  Highly Suggested

Hours:  11:30am-2:05pm

Disney Dining Plan:  YES (1 Table Service per person)

Tables in Wonderland Discount:  YES

Children’s Menu

Entree

Kid Friendly Vegetables Corn and Peas

Kid’s Fried Chicken Nuggets

Kid’s Macaroni and Cheese

Kid’s Italian Meatballs and Pasta

Adult Lunch Menu

Appetizer

Freshly Baked Breads

Entree

Seasonal Fish and Vegetables

Split-Roasted Carved Meats

Freshly Prepared Pastas

Creative Array of Salads

Dessert

House-Made Sweets and Ice Cream Cakes, brownies, cobbler, tarts, puddings, pies, soft-serve ice cream

Characters:  Eeyore, Piglet, Tigger and Winnie the Pooh

Piglet
Eeyore
Tigger
Winnie the Pooh

The Crystal Palace Character Breakfast

Disney World Character Meals
1900 Park Fare – Breakfast 1900 Park Fare – Dinner Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Breakfast Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Lunch
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Dinner Cape May Café – Breakfast Cinderella Royal Table – Breakfast Cinderella Royal Table – Lunch
Cinderella Royal Table – Dinner Chef Mickey’s – Breakfast Chef Mickey’s – Dinner Crystal Palace – Breakfast
Crystal Palace – Lunch Crystal Palace – Dinner Garden Grill – Dinner Hollywood & Vine – Breakfast
Hollywood & Vine – Lunch Mickey’s Backyard BBQ – Dinner Ohana – Breakfast Perfectly Princess Tea Party – Brunch
Pirates and Pals Fireworks – Dinner Tusker House – Breakfast Tusker House – Lunch Wonderland Tea Party – afternoon
The Crystal Palace Character Breakfast at the Magic Kingdom

Food/Dining Type:  American

Location:  Crystal Palace in the Magic Kingdom

Meal:  Breakfast

Type of service:  Buffet

Price:  Adults $24.49-28.75; Child (3-9) $13.84-15.97  Tax included

Gratuity included:  NO.  Groups of 8 or more 18% required tip.

Reservations:  Highly Suggested

Hours:  8:05-10:30am

Disney Dining Plan:  YES (1 Table Service per person)

Tables in Wonderland Discount:  YES

Freshly Baked Pastries Raspberry Crumb Cake, Croissants, Chocolate Croissants, Banana Nut Bread, Assorted Muffins, Fresh Baked Bagels

Assorted Breakfast Cereals

Scrambled Eggs and Omelette Station with bacon, sausage etc…

Characters:  Eeyore, Piglet, Tigger and Winnie the Pooh

Piglet
Eeyore
Tigger
Winnie the Pooh

Cinderella’s Royal Dinner at Cinderella Castle

Disney World Character Meals
1900 Park Fare – Breakfast 1900 Park Fare – Dinner Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Breakfast Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Lunch
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Dinner Cape May Café – Breakfast Cinderella Royal Table – Breakfast Cinderella Royal Table – Lunch
Cinderella Royal Table – Dinner Chef Mickey’s – Breakfast Chef Mickey’s – Dinner Crystal Palace – Breakfast
Crystal Palace – Lunch Crystal Palace – Dinner Garden Grill – Dinner Hollywood & Vine – Breakfast
Hollywood & Vine – Lunch Mickey’s Backyard BBQ – Dinner Ohana – Breakfast Perfectly Princess Tea Party – Brunch
Pirates and Pals Fireworks – Dinner Tusker House – Breakfast Tusker House – Lunch Wonderland Tea Party – afternoon
Cinderella’s Royal Dinner  at Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom

Food/Dining Type:  American

Location:  Inside Cinderella Castle

Meal:  Dinner

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

Hours:  3:50-9:00pm

Disney Dining Plan:  YES (2 Table Services per person)

Tables in Wonderland Discount: YES

All-Day Children’s Menu

Appetizer

Garden Salad with Fat-free Ranch Dressing

Bite-sized Cheddar Cheese and Grapes

Entree

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

Chicken Nuggets

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

Cheese Pizza

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

Dessert

No Sugar Added Lemon Sorbet garnished with Blueberries

Sliced Apples

Yogurt Parfait

Beverage

1% Milk

100% Apple Juice

Small Bottled Water

Adult Dinner Menu

Appetizer

A Royal Tasting of Cheese a trio of Cheeses with accompaniments

Rock Shrimp Cocktail Rock Shrimp with Tomato Marmalade

Soup

Soup of the Day

Salad

Castle Salad Mixed Greens, Apples, Cucumbers, and Candied Walnuts topped with shaved Romano Cheese with a hint of Herb Vinaigrette

Entree

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

Dessert

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.

Characters:  Cinderella, Ariel, Aurora,  Snow White, Jasmine (rare)

Cinderella
Aurora
Belle
Snow White
Jasmine
Fairy Godmother