You really do need at least five or six days to properly do all the parks (not including water parks) at Walt Disney World, and a big part of the reason why are all the character meets. Because, lets face it, even an adult only vacation to WDW has to include character meet ‘n greets!
Most of the time, you just hop in line and wait it out. And some of those lines can be LONG. We were there during the off season and even then there were a couple of characters whom we waited for over an hour in line to see. Now, if you were to skip all the character meets you could chop a couple of days off your trip, but why would you want to do that? The characters are what makes Disney the fun that it is – otherwise it’s just a bunch of theme parks. People love Disney World and Disneyland BECAUSE of the magic that is Disney, and that is ALL about the characters.
And let’s face it! Most of the rides are no camera rides (though some people are asshats about it and snap pictures anyway – ruining the experience for those around them), so the character meets? They’re your very best photo ops. And some of the cast members really are fabulous and are SOOO worth seeing. Peter Pan pops into mind. Seriously, he spent about ten minutes with Lily-Ann… who happened to be in her fairy costume. He even tried shaking pixie dust out of her. He really was fabulous and made the girl feel that way too. 😀
So, here are a whole whack of character meet-ups from our trip! None of the photos have been edited or enhanced. I am not even going to THINK about that yet. It’s going to be a STUPID amount of work considering the two or three thousand images I have. LOL So it was just a RAW to JPG conversion. LOL
I’m really hoping that my cousin Jamie will be available for a quickie of a shoot on Saturday. We have a Halloween party to go to and this year the girlie wanted us to all go as pirates. Last year we did Cinderella and her mouse friends, and before that we’d been a cave family. It’s been a couple years since our last family portrait, and I can’t think of anything cooler than us in our pirate garb down beside the Saskatchewan River. I mean, honestly. LOL How much fun would that be?
As I’ve said before… you should never take yourself too seriously. 🙂
Sooo… Cinderella and her mousy friends were 2010, and the cave family was 2008… what was 2009… Oh! Right. Dora, Diego, and Alycia. Now, I can’t seem to find a photo of that trio anywhere. Hmmm… might have to go scavenging for one. I know there are a couple on this hard drive somewhere. LOL For now though, here are the other two:
And hopefully, after this Saturday, I’ll have another to share. 🙂
The wee girlie’s pre-k class is learning about colours… spending a week concentrating on each. They’ve had white week, black week, red week, and now it’s blue week. So, of course the girlie had to wear her Cinderella dress, and a pair of blue stick-on earrings. My little girl, who loves princesses, singing rock songs (classic’s like “we’re not gonna take it” and “bohemian rhapsody), and thinks she might grow up to drive an excavator. She’s just awesome!
I’m posting earlier in the day than usual, but there is much to do today, and I likely won’t have another chance to sit at the computer later. I’m also cheating a little… The picture I’m sharing is one from yesterday AND is one my mom took. But I didn’t think anyone would mind. 😉
Be safe and blessed while you celebrate Samhain tonight.
For those who celebrate Halloween, have a ton of fun.
For those who don’t celebrate the season, just enjoy your evening.
We celebrate Samhain, and have a little Halloween fun too.
Samhain (pronounced Sow-en) is the Celtic new year. The celebration of the beginning of the dark half of the year. It’s a festival of the bounty received from the years harvest, and a time of remembrance. So say a prayer for those you have lost, and celebrate their lives, their love was a gift and this is the festival of thanks. It’s not about ghouls and ghosts and vampires or the creepy things that make up the frivolity of Halloween… but we enjoy that part of it too. So get all dolled up, go out trick or treating, let out a witchy cackle, and then settle in, hold your family close, warm yourselves with a glass of hot cider, and remember the blessings of the past year.
Much love everyone!