Thursday, July 29, 2010

Dinner with Royalty

We have returned from Florida and a family reunion. One of the biggest things the kids were looking forward to doing at Disney was a dinner with Princesses. Their excitement was very cute. I could only hope the experience lived up to their expectations.

The dinner was in the Norway section of Epcot. The plan was to go to Epcot in the morning. Leave around noon. Have lunch in the van on the way back to the condo. Get everyone a nap. Go back to Epcot and dine with the Princesses. Then wander around Epcot after dinner.

Everything was working according to plan until about 4:45 when we were driving back to Epcot. The sky got a little dark. Then the rain started. Then it turned into a monsoon. With the wipers on high, I could barely see out the windshield. In the heavy rains, I missed a turn. Turned out to be a lucky error. By the time I got turned around and parked at Epcot, the rain was passing. I think I hadn't missed the turn, we would have gotten soaked. So we arrived 15 minutes late for our dinner with Royalty. Fortunately, computer problems had slowed the restaurant down and there wasn't a problem getting in.

When our name was called, we moved into another room where we were greeted by Princess Belle. I don't know how they do it, but this lady looked, acted like, and sounded like Belle. After picking my daughters' jaws off the ground, we posed for some pictures and were brought to a table.

 A waitress (who was actually from Norway) took our drink order and directed us to an appetizer buffet. The food was pretty good. There was a typical salad bar and a selection of several traditional Norwegian options. I was impressed. During the appetizers, four other Princesses come out and start going from table to table. Kind of like the bride and groom at a wedding. All were very friendly and true to character. There was Princess Jasmine,

Snow White,

 Princess Ariel,

and Cinderella.

They signed autographs and each graciously held a "Hi Abby!" sign so we could send pictures to our niece.

The entrees came out out (I had a traditional fish dish) followed by a plate of desserts for the table to share. A very nice dinner with Disney Royalty.


  1. yr red head looks like trouble :D

  2. You aren't the first person to tell me that.....

    Yeah, I'm screwed. I used to joke that if I ever had daughters, they would be grounded until I was dead. Since the universe has a sense of humor, I have two daughters. As Homer Simpson said, "Stupid poetic justice."