In all of my magical visits to Walt Disney World, I have truly had an amazing array of wonderful memories of Disney dining. The one memory that sticks out the most for me is one that happened on my most recent trip to Walt Disney World.
I am not sure if I have mentioned this before, but my 13 year old daughter, Lexis is a competitive dancer. We are talking big-time here…like she is never home. :0) We spend our weekends with fellow dance moms and friends doing dance “stuff.” When you are exposed to this industry you are almost certain to befriend some people that may someday move on and do things that you would consider, becoming famous. Well…chances are if you are reading this, you would consider becoming a Disney character famous…right? A fellow dancer and great friend auditioned and was asked to be Ariel at Walt Disney World November 2009….she is still there today. :0)
|Adam, Ariel, Dan, Grandma Jo|
This brings me to my magical memory…..
When we visited WDW in October of 2010, surly a huge thing on our list of to-do’s was to see our great friend (we will call her by her stage name) Ariel. At the time of our visit Ariel was working at Cinderella’s Royal Table. While we had done breakfast at the castle so many times, we opted to see Ariel at dinner. Now I have to say that yes, I get teary eyed when I see Wishes, and also when I see the “Let the Memories Begin” commercials…but nothing could have prepared me for what I was about to see when we saw our wonderful friend transform into a princess. She was the most beautiful princess I had ever seen. My daughter was in awe as Ariel approached our table; both my boys 6 & 3 were stunned when they witnessed Ariel prancing over to our table. Not only was Ariel making our dining experience magical but she put in the good word for our family with some of the other princesses and needless to say…a little extra pixie dust was spread our way that night at dinner.
|Logan and Ariel|
|Lucas and Ariel|
|Lexis and Ariel|
See ya real soon!!