I'm gonna have to break up day 2 into 2 posts. It was a really big day!
Rylie fell asleep in her new Pocahontas costume Thur night. So sweet.
Friday, October 19 was her 5th birthday! We woke her up singing Happy Birthday as usual.
I asked how it felt to be 5 and she said "real good. See how tall I am? See how big my feet are?" lol
Big smiles for turning 5!
We had a Rapunzel card to open that sang part of the "at last I see the light" from the movie.
Then we got dressed, filled up our souvenir cups in the hotel food court, lost Rylie's hairbow =( and rushed off to Magic Kingdom before it opened!
Unfortunately so did everyone else who was there AND the monorail wasnt running. So we all had to wait and cram in the ferries. At least we saw the castle as we rode over!
SO excited to finally see the castle!
As soon as we walked in David got in line for fastpasses to meet the Princesses in the front (but he accidentally got the wrong ones lol He got Mickey ones instead) Rylie and I rushed over to get in line for Merida before the gates opened. We knew she'd be the most popular so we wanted to get that out of the way.
Waiting in line, telling the world she's now 5!
LOL David running to catch up to us at Merida. We were right by the castle.
Rylie was next and Merida and her helper were so cute and playful. They were hiding behind these tapestries.
Merida was such a cute girl. Probably my favorite we met.
Rylie's honestly not even seen her movie "Brave" yet but she knows about it from her friends and we've already preordered it, the bow and arrow, and crown for Christmas.
Then Merida said since it's her birthday & a special occasion, she could hold HER bow! Rylie felt so special!
Then the kids got to shoot an arrow themselves
Next we rushed to ride Dumbo while the line was short. First ride!!
We could see the new Belle castle that's almost done.
Then David and Rylie rode the teacups since that line was short!
I dont do spinning rides but they loved it!
Outside that ride we saw the White Rabbit coming out and I asked his helper if Alice was coming. He said any minute so we hopped in line and were next to meet her!
Rylie was so excited! She's gotten into Alice in Wonderland since the movie's been on a lot lately. She's never seen the cartoon version though.
Alice asked her which way was Ariel
Rylie got a kick outta her
Then we redeemed our Mickey passes to meet him. She was so excited! Course we didnt really need passes since his line was short and the Princesses line was an hour wait. But thanks for trying David. hehe
Telling Mickey about her Mickey party
Had to do another family pic with Mickey! Minnie's not with him anymore. He wouldn't let her shop like she wanted. True story. She's shacking with Daisy now.
Then we finally got our family castle picture!
Next up was Tiana in her garden!
She was so friendly with Rylie and chatted about what kinda birthday cake she'd have.
Then David hopped in line for us to meet the fairies while Rylie and I waited for Jasmine!
Then we joined David in the fairies line. It was probably the longest we waited for something-maybe 20 min? Not bad. Rylie HAD to let Tinkerbell know she was now 5!
Tinkerbell taught her how to pose like her
Then Rylie met the knew fairy Periwinkle! She's Tinkerbell's sister in the new movie. And in case you didnt get the memo Periwinkle, Rylie's 5.
Then we knew Peter Pan was coming soon so we waited in line while David rode Thunder Mountain Railroad.
Ahh my Peter Pan! He was my favorite as a kid! I got so star-struck when I met him 8 years ago and he kissed my hand and said I looked like Tiger Lilly (I had my hair in braided pigtails.)
Then Rylie and I waited for the Move It! Shake it! Celebrate it! parade to start
It was cute. Rylie loves parades!
Then the kids can dance with the characters so she danced with Jesse.
Sebastian was on a float
Lumier was on another
And Genie too!
Snapped a quick pic of the Mickey statue
And Rylie with the Minnie Halloween statue
Then we redeemed our new fastpasses we got for the Princesses! Finally Rylie got to meet her favorite-Rapunzel!
And by the way Rapunzel, Rylie's 5.
I'd seriously had nightmares before this trip that she wouldn't get to meet Rapunzel and it'd all be for nothing.
So glad it finally happened!
Sweet hugs for Rapunzel. She loves her so much!
We also saw Aurora in the same meeting.
Cute Goofy statue outside
Then we hurried to catch the one showing of the Celebrate A Dream Come True parade. I got much better photos of this the next day but it was my favorite show I think. I loved this parade!
Snow White and prince were there
Genie and Jafar
Cinderella and Prince charming in a beautiful setup!
Belle and Beast (who wouldn't turn around at all! Grr)
SOOO many more but these were the best pics I got Friday. I got much more Saturday.
Then Rylie finally got to walk through the castle! There isnt much to see inside but that's all she wanted.
Then she came out and said "Yay! Now I'm a princess!"
And blew a kiss to everyone lol
We stopped by Cinderella's wishing well by the castle. So beautiful!
She threw a penny in and made a birthday wish.
LOVE this C sign above the well! It was one of the landmark items I'd seen online awhile back and couldn't wait to see in person.
Then we headed out for Rylie's Bibbity Bobbiti Boutique reservation at Downtown Disney and our Princess Dinner......coming tomorrow!