Our family has gone to Disneyland many many times since we’ve had our children. We love the happy feeling there and think it’s the perfect family vacation and we go there often. In the last 18 months we have gone 4 times! We just got back from going at Halloween time and had lots of fun. It was hard to leave!
I get asked all the time by my friends, “Tell me what can my girls do with the Princesses at Disneyland?” Here’s my favorites:
1. Visit the Princess Fantasy Faire (free)
There are 3 princesses at the Princess Fantasy Faire. You get what you get. There is no schedule posted. We’ve been happy every time we’ve gone to this. The princesses will talk to your little girl for a few minutes, sign her autograph book, take a picture, and give her a hug. I think it’s worth the 30+ minute wait time. The last time we went to Disneyland, we got Belle, Ariel (in her dress, not her fins), and Tiana. Also to the side (in a separate line) was princess Merida from the movie Brave. There is also a dance the princesses do also called “Princess Fantasy Faire” but it is closed until 2013. It is very well done and worth it to attend.
2. Ariel’s Grotto (cost $40 for adults, $34 for children)
We have done character dining a couple times. It’s pricey, but I think it’s worth it. The food at Ariel’s Grotto is incredible and they cater to people with food allergies (which is important to us). This is a 4 course meal in a lovely atmosphere. You will meet all of the main Disney Princesses including Cinderella, Belle, Sleeping Beauty, Ariel, and Snow White. They will come to your table and talk to you for as long as you want them to stay. I think it’s worth the price and an experience you will never forget. It’s also nice if you want to skip the 30+ minute line for the princesses mentioned above. Here’s a video quick tour of the meal with the princesses.