One Couple's Stumblings Through Parenthood and Marriage

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Audiences with Royalty

Let's jump right into the meat of our Disneyland trip. The highlight for our girls was meeting the princesses. It is quite an ordeal trying to meet all of them. According to Disney cast members, these princesses are 'sovereign', and are therefore free to come and go as they please. This means that you have to keep a constant look out, and jump in line or join their entourage as soon as they appear.

They have guard/escorts who accompany them as they slum it up with us paupers. These guards are there to keep the unruly masses at bay, in line, and peaceable. They also make sure that the princess keeps the line going. We got to chat with the guard for Sleeping Beauty. He had a real hard time cutting the line off and turning folks away. Get this: he said that he has been screamed and yelled at (no surprise, given what we saw), but he has also been punched and even tossed into the moat surrounding the castle! Crazy.

Here is the first princess the girls got to meet:

Belle is Kate's favorite princess. Look at how fascinated they are with her dress.

The next stop was Cinderella. They were absolutely thrilled with her. She was very engaging and friendly.

Snow White came next. She is the only princess who has her own place - by her wishing well. Once again, the girls were thrilled.

Last but not least: Sleeping Beauty (Aurora). She is Genna's favorite. This actress was a true professional.

In fact, she was so good, she didn't even blink an eye when Genna felt her dress (look at where Genna's hand is).

Once again, I was very impressed by Disneyland. They put on a great show. It was so fun watching our girls' reactions. They truly believed they were meeting the princesses. I hope they don't come to hate us for perpetuating the charade. But we'll keep it up as long as possible.


Ian said...

Those are some awesome pics!

Dear Lovey Heart said...

so cute!

Raging Wombat said...

Thank you all!

Kelly said...

Hey Justin, when are you going to post the pictures that you and Dad took with the princesses?

Mom said...

We had a lot of fun sharing the pics with our friends in Clearlake! Thanks, Justin - it was such a wonderful time! I do think it wrong of you and Dad to take up other children's places so the two of you could have your pics taken with the princesses, though!

Raging Wombat said...

Kelly - NEVER!

Mom - it was a wonderful time. I had asked you not to talk about Dad and I posing with the princesses. Now you have outed us.