Bramell, Party of Five: Becca's Royal Treatment

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Becca's Royal Treatment

I'm breaking up our Disney pictures into several posts. This is from Becca's 5th birthday surprise.  We left Carley and Evan with Grammy, TP and Jonathan at the condo and took Becca to her 8:30am appointment at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique in Cinderella's Castle. What fun! As you can see, she was a little shy at first with all the attention. She sat in my lap for the Fairy Godmother to fix her beautiful hair. After a while, she was ready to sit alone. These ladies were so wonderful! It was something to see.

I was told by several friends about this Disney must-do. I won't lie, it's a little expensive AND you have to get reservations way, way in advance of your trip. If you have a little princess, this is something you don't want to miss.  Our tip: buy your dress online from the Disney store, so you are actually getting a real dress, but much cheaper. That's what we did.  And, you get to keep all the leftover stuff that isn't used---makeup, nail polish, crowns, jewelry, etc.  Becca wore her "Birthday Princess" sash all day and got lots of birthday wishes from people all over the park. It was fantastic!  I can't wait to take them back when Carley is old enough to do it, too. (minimum age is 3)

Immediately after our princess makeover, we had breakfast reservations at Cinderella's Royal Table.  This is the part of the secret that was SO VERY HARD for me to keep for 6 months!!! OH.MY.GOSH.  This was definitely the highlight of the trip for all three of us, hands down.  It was ridiculously expensive but totally worth every penny, and then some.  I knew this was another one of those "don't miss" things, so I made our reservation the day after Thanksgiving, the exact day the reservation window opened.  I didn't want to take a chance on missing this.

We got our "royal invitation" to attend breakfast with the princesses.  Upon entering the castle, we were greeted by Cinderella herself and took some photos.  We got seated upstairs with a great view of Main St.  The food was amazing---a pastry tray for appetizer, juice/coffee, breakfast all included.  At the end of the meal, our server presented Becca with a birthday cupcake, too! Insider tip: if you ask, your server will bring you more food.  I had read that this is an all-you-can eat deal....but the menu did not say so.  You know my Hungry Man, he was not afraid to ask for more!  Our server said they don't advertise "all you can eat" anymore due to the amount of waste they were having.  

The big deal:  you are guaranteed personal visits to your table by a minimum of three princesses (we got 4)!  No waiting in hot, sweaty rushing and hurrying.  We got plenty of time with Ariel, Jasmine, Belle and Sleeping Beauty.  Becca was in PRINCESS HEAVEN.  And, I'm pretty sure Lee enjoyed the eye candy.  Except for poor Belle, she looked like she stayed out too late the night before.

I know we won't be going back to Disney anytime soon, but I'm putting this on the top of our list again next time.  Worth the money, and then some.  This is what Becca will remember forever, and you can't put a value on that.

Meeting Cinderella when we entered the Castle. It was the only time we saw her the whole trip. They had a photographer there taking posed keepsake photos, which was included in the meal price. This is just a quick one I snapped.  Becca was in such shock, I don't think she actually spoke to Cinderella. 

This was just my plate....Lee had filet mignon and eggs!

Getting Jasmine's autograph.

Can't you just see the joy on Becca's face??  Nothing like meeting your favorite princess!

This is our server lighting Becca's candle. She has a twin sister--and she has worked at Disney for 36 years! Unbelieveable. Since she was 18; her whole career at Disney World.

Making a wish!  But I think it already came true!

In awe of Ariel, ya think?

1 comment:

  1. Enjoyed looking at your pics! We will definitely do the Royal Table again, too! I'm with Lee...I did the filet and it was fabulous. Keep posting pics! -Tonya


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