As we stood (and stood) in line to meet Princess Tiana, Andrew and Lottie took their time finding their way to where we were. Deciding it would be nice to take a trip down Main Street via a Disney vehicle, he and Lottie parked it on a bench while they waited for the next vehicle to pick them up.
As Lottie played on the chosen bench, a surprise visitor sat down beside her and immediately began mimicking her movements. According to an eye witness, it was pretty cute.
As an example:
Two Fast Passes were issued to Autopia, while two went to Space Mountain. As a family we went on the submarine to Find Nemo. Andrew and Henry hit Autopia next; while Eliza and I made a run to the bathroom to change Lottie's bum (so fun, right?). After requesting a rider swap pass on our behalf, Eliza and I skipped the line to take our turn on Autopia. With two fast passes remaining for Space Mountain, Eliza and I jumped on that ride, requested a rider swap for Andrew and Henry on our way out. When we returned; off they went!! Did you catch all that? Wait, what... you're bored? It's okay, I just re-read it and I am too...
"Hey Mom? Remember that one time we drove in this car to Disneyland? And how we woke up and kept going on the bus to Disneyland every day?..."
After visiting the emporium, I scouted out our location for the evening parade. It was stellar. Due to the position of our bench, there wasn't a crowd of people behind or in front of us. As a result, our kids received a lot of attention (high fives, blown kisses, etc) from the cast members.
Eliza dancing during the Disney Parade? So for now, I conclude the recap of our magical trip that I'm sure will remain a major highlight of 2012.
Thank you Andrew for making this trip possible!! You're the best.
Until next time!