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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Disneyland 2008 Day 1

What a fantastic day at Disneyland!!

First I have to say, if you have a little girl and you take her to Disneyland, let her wear a princess dress for some part of one day - or the whole day - even if she destroys it, it's going to be a magical experience. We put Madison in a Cinderella dress before we had dinner at Ariel's grotto, and it was just the coolest thing ever. You get to meet five princesses there during dinner; Ariel, Cinderella, Snow White, Aurora and Belle. They just talked and were so friendly and signed Madison's autograph book and took pictures. The food was also pretty amazing, but that's not what Madison will remember. Here's a sample of what she got to experience:

During the Parade of Dreams at the end of the night, the princesses paid special attention to the little girls in costumes too, so that was just the coolest thing ever for Madison.

We even got her on the Tower of Terror - man that ride was scary, it was awesome!!! She had a look of sheer horror the whole ride, and as soon as we walked out, promptly asked to go on it again. That's my girl!

The best part of today (for me) - The Haunted Mansion has been taken over by Jack Skellington and they completely revamped the ride. Jack is my favorite Disney character so it was really a cool thing to see.

Of course there's a whole lot of other pictures over at Flickr - more of Maddy and the princesses, the Haunted Mansion, Halloween decor around Disneyland, and even a few of me with some of the characters too.

Tomorrow morning we're having breakfast with Goofy and friends and heading back for more!


New White Keds said...

I think I am teary jsut looking at the one picture. This is going to be a story she tells her kids about. Keep enjoying and keeping us informed. You rock, Supermom!

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

That is the coolest thing I ever heard of (the princess thing). It sounds like you are having a BLAST! I'm headed to Fliker to see more!

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

Those photos are great! I loved the one of you and BuzzLightyear. Madison really does look like a princess. And Karl..hello, what a hunky hubby!

JoeinVegas said...

You look so nice in yellow. The two of you should do the dress up more often.

Angi said...

I soooooooo love Jack Skellington! I saw a picture of a Jack Mickey Ear hat that I want but Disney World Merch doesn't carry it, you can only get it at the park - or ebay. Ruben says I should rationalize the need for it, but who said anything about need, it's about want! LOL! Sounds like y'all are having fun. I wish Disney World hadn't increased their prices so much - or that my cancer didn't return. we so woulda went there for another 2 weeks this year. Ruben says it was his best vacation EVER!

Nik said...

The pictures are so cute and you all look like you're having so much fun. Can I just say how cool I think it is that you brought us on vacation with you. I was surprised to see you blogging your days. Too cool! Oh and I'm with Barbara, your hubby's adorable.

jiggins said...

I LOVE jack Skellington.. was my favorite when I was in High School.. and yea.. that picture of Madison and the princess is adorable and really sweet. She will forever remember these memories, and just when she needs them most they will make her smile! Good going Mom and Dad!