A few months ago I told you about my ‘little white mom lie’ – Maggie thinks you can only wear a princess dress to Walt Disney World if it is your birthday. Well, this past weekend our Maggie turned five years old. FIVE! She was so incredibly excited that it was finally her time to wear her dress to see her princess friends.
The castmembers at Walt Disney World really made Maggie feel special during our visit. With a special birthday button, so many people went out of their way to wish Maggie a happy birthday and every character we met made a point to recognize that it was her special day. She was thrilled!
We had her birthday dinner at the 1900 Park Fare at the Grand Floridian Resort. The buffet, character dinner featured Cinderella, Prince Charming, the evil stepmother and stepsisters – it was a great dinner, but the highlight of the meal was the stepsisters – they were hilarious.
We went to Magic Kingdom Park and visited the new Princess Fairytale Hall and met Cinderella (again), Snow White, Rapunzel and Princess Aurora. We even had a FastPass+ reservation for ‘Enchanted Tales with Belle’ experience and Maggie even had a part in the show.
One of our family favorites is the ‘Move It! Shake It! Celebrate’ dance party/parade that makes its way down Main Street. We had fun dancing and singing along and afterwards, we made our way over to ride the merry-go-round.
It was a really magical weekend – filled with a lot of princess things (I’m experiencing overload), but there’s nothing more magical than watching your daughter’s eyes light up as they make their way through Walt Disney World. The hardest part? Trying to figure out how we’re going to top this birthday celebration next year!