Thursday, October 23, 2014

Disney Day 4 - Evening & Cinderella's Royal Table

More from our Monday...  While us girls were at Bibbity Bobbity Boutique the boys were off having fun.  Ben was so excited to get started playing Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom.  He played all week and spent lots of time trading cards and now his own complete set!   
 I think they may have also ridden a ride or two and watched the afternoon parade.
 After we were done at the Boutique we went to meet Tinkerbell.  It was one of the longest lines we waited in all week at 20 minutes (we don't wait in lines)!

 We met back up with the whole group for a ride on the Haunted Mansion and then it was time to head over to the castle for dinner at Cinderella's Royal Table.  We were all excited to see the dining room inside the castle.

 We were greeted by Cinderella and had our formal portraits made with her.  

 Then we were escorted up the winding staircase to the dining room.  It was really beautiful!  I was surprised at how small the restaurant was.  Only about 40 tables or so.  It was a very intimate feel.  It was great to be able to look out the windows into Fantasyland.
 We had read that the food was only so-so but we were all pleasantly surprised at how yummy it was.  Very upscale food but very good.  I think everyone enjoyed the food along with the atmosphere.  It was a nice break to have a very nice meal in the middle of lots of park food.
 What visit to the castle would be complete without some visits with the princesses.  About halfway through the meal the princesses started to make their rounds.  It is such a great way to get to see so many of the princesses.  We got to meet Snow White, Aurora, Ariel and Jasmine.  The kids were good at coming up with questions to ask each of the princesses.  Their responses were lots of fun.

 No meal in the castle would be complete without an amazing dessert.  They had some really awesome ones.  This was the chocolate mousse made to look like a clock that I ate.  The kids had amazing peanut butter smores.  Overall I would say the dinner at Cinderalla's Royal Table was awesome!
 We had to get a picture of the cousins in their fine dinner wear.  Ben had on a Gus Gus shirt and Perry had on a Jacques outfit.  They all looked so cute.  Perfect for dinner with royalty.  
 And of course there had to be a picture of the whole family with the castle.
 After dinner we took advantage of the dwindling crowds to get in a few more ride including a ride on Pirates.  

 We did have a fun magical moment that night.  We were just walking through Liberty Square and Tiana was finishing up her greets for the day.  The cast member in charge saw Kate and asked if she would like to meet Tiana.  So Tiana came over to where we were just to meet Kate!  So sweet.  They had a fun interaction.

 And there had to be a whirl on the Magic Carpets.
 We also took the first of many ride on Small World.  Kate loved it so we kept going back.
 We had parked our stroller at 9:00 am in a giant stroller crowd when we entered the park.  It was now 10:00 pm and it was the lone stroller still there.  We got a good laugh out of that.  Glad the kids were able to go all day walking.  It made it so much easier.
 We finished up the night with some time in Tomorrowland.
 They actually ended up extending the hours to 12:00 am but we only made it to 11:00 pm before we were done.  It had been a long and tiring day.  Kate was exhausted and fell asleep as we were leaving the park.
It was such a wonderful day but we were all ready for a slower day on Tuesday.