Tessa is nothing, if not, my daughter. She is just like me in that she loves to see everything, and do everything. It was no different at Disneyland. While Megan and Terry were content to just sit and people watch, Tessa and I were all over the place looking for one thing:
Anyone that's been to Disneyland knows what I mean.... You buy the fancy autograph book, you buy the fancy pen, it costs you a million dollars, you are for sure going to fill that thing up!
So we started off RIGHT when we entered the gate on our first day there! In the courtyard, there were a bunch of characters, and we hopped right into a line. Our first picture:
Donald! Not her favorite, but hey! We were on our way! We had some really fun exchanges with some of the characters, and others were just like, let me sign your book, kid and get out of the way. Some of our favorites were:
Merida from Brave! Not only was she willing to talk to Tessa, but she was also willing to play along. And her entourage was really fun too! Her "guards" were dressed in kilts and they were having some fun with that, if you know what I mean. (wink, wink) Still family friendly though.
Santa Claus! We also have a picture with Mrs. Claus. What I loved about this was, he truly talked to her, and then to me, and then to her again. He wasn't in any kind of hurry, which made this little believer hang in there! (See, Santa Claus does know Me!)
Flynn Rider and Rapunzel! They were so funny to talk to Tessa and give her relationship advice. How funny is that! And then Flynn did his smolder for us. Love. It. And I'm telling you, Rapunzel just looks like Rapunzel to me! I love Disney casting!!
Aladdin and Genie! We never did find a Jasmine. We were told that she was off playing with her Princess friends, but her princess friends seemed to have ditched her because she wasn't there. Seriously. Anyway. This Aladdin was hiliarious, and because Genie really didn't have much to say, he was carrying the whole load. They had a good time teasing Tessa about her Molahiette sweatshirt. That was a good choice to wear; it started a lot of conversations.
The Mad Hatter and Alice......
And Bert and Mary Poppins! Both of these talked to Tessa about the Molahiettes, and then had her do some clogging steps for them. The Mad Hatter was pretty fun when he tried to do some steps with her. It was hiliarious, and just made her day.
The one autograph that we spent all day tracking down the character for was:
Goofy! She wanted this autograph so bad, and we searched for him every where! We finally found him in the something-something jamboree place. Whatever. We got the picture and the autograph. What more do you want out of me?
And the autograph we waited the longest for:
Tinkerbell! It was like a 35 minute wait for her and some other fairy's autograph.
But the one she was most excited for after we got was:
Anna and Elsa! Now, you need to remember that this was before the movie came out, so we didn't know much about these two, but we still waited in line for around 15 minutes to get those autographs. And boy was she glad after the movie came out! It was great fun~
Lest you think we didn't get any princess autographs, no worries! We actually PAID to go to a breakfast where all the princesses come and greet you and talk to you. I would never do it again. If the food had been good, I might do it again, but I didn't find it that good. And I also was not feeling too well that day. Tummy issues.
Ariel! She was pretty fun!
I know you are all wondering how it turned out, did we fill up that autograph book? Oh, yes, we did!! We filled that autograph book and then some! We actually ran out of pages and could have done more, but I'm sorta glad we didn't keep going. I was ready to be done by the time we ran out of pages.... But oh, we saw so many more. Next time, I have an idea of how to do autographs that will be so much easier, and a lot cuter than those ridiculously expensive books.
What a minute!! Next time!! I don't have to do this again, do I? Right? Right??
Oh, Disneyland. We love you.