Results 1 to 15 of 15
  1. #1

    • Disney Family, San Diego
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    46

    Tigerlily's Disneyland/California Adventure Visit 10/11/06 with photos!

    Hi everyone,

    Our first part of our day began with Pirates and Haunted Mansion- we walked right on both rides with no waiting, which was fantastic!

    We slowly worked our way across the park, hitting Fantasyland after lunch, and getting to the Disney Princess Fantasy Faire around 2:15pm.

    I suppose that was the biggest part of our visit because that was the newest, although my favorite part of the day was seeing the Haunted Mansion all decked out for Halloween.

    When you enter the Princess Fantasy Faire, you can get a map- but we had to seek one out (one was not handed to us). The map will show you where everything is, which is good because the current signs are useless.

    We went immediately to the Princess Royal Walk because it was a line and we hoped it would make sense from there. I was handed a "Park Utilization" survey card that marked our time, which ended up being 50 minutes long (50 very frustratingly boring minutes, as the line moves very slowly).

    We got to meet 4 princesses instead of the usual 3, but only because we caught the "changing of the princesses" when Jasmine came to give Minnie some relief. We also met Pocohontas and Aurora.

    From there we went to the craft section, which was decorating a crown with stickers, and they also had pictures for the kids to color. My 7-year-old just LOVED the crown. I think it was her favorite part.

    Snow White came to do storytelling, and even my mother loved that part. It drew a big crowd.

    On the opposite side of the theatre is the merchandise, hair braiding, and face painting. After already spending more than an hour there, I was not in the mood to spend any more after waiting in another line, so we skipped it. A few years ago when my daughter was younger she would have definitely wanted to do it.

    We did not get to see a Princess Coronation, and nowhere did I see times posted or a schedule. It was clear this was new, and it's easy to just walk around the area without getting any pointers on what to do or what it's all about.

    A big sign with the map imprinted on it, along with directions of how to make the most of your time there, would be very useful!!!

    The crowds were very, very light in general at Disneyland, so I can only expect the lines at the Fantasy Faire to be horrendous on a busy day. I hope they improve this attraction because I think it could become quite popular if they do it right. Otherwise, I think people will be turned off by the lines and it won't last...

    Photos-



    Minnie Statue



    Light Crowds



    Main Street



    Map for the Princess Fantasy Faire



    Meeting Princess Aurora in the Fantasy Faire



    Snow White tells a story in the Fantasy Faire



    The stage at the Fantasy Faire



    Construction workers on the Matterhorn



    Exterior of Monsters, Inc.



    Exterior of Haunted Mansion

    That's it for now!!! A great day, all in all... We were able to go on all the rides we really wanted to, the crowds were light, the weather was great...

    :-)
    Wendy

  2. #2

    • Shablagoo!
    • Offline

    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Bremerton, WA
    Posts
    8,915

    Re: Tigerlily's Disneyland/California Adventure Visit 10/11/06 with photos!

    THanks for the pictures and the review of the princess faire.

  3. #3

    • Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    In a shop on Main Street
    Posts
    1,924

    Re: Tigerlily's Disneyland/California Adventure Visit 10/11/06 with photos!

    Great report and pics! Thanks for sharing!

  4. #4

    • Popular Princess
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Stuck in a good book
    Posts
    11,399

    Re: Tigerlily's Disneyland/California Adventure Visit 10/11/06 with photos!

    great pictures! thanx for sharing!
    I'd rather be at Disneyland




  5. #5

    • Disney Family, San Diego
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    46

    Re: Tigerlily's Disneyland/California Adventure Visit 10/11/06 with photos!

    Quote Originally Posted by Melonballer View Post
    THanks for the pictures and the review of the princess faire.
    You're welcome!

    Has anyone else been to the princess faire yet? (I'll go search the threads now, too...) I'd be curious to hear what other people think, especially those that paid to do braiding and face painting...

  6. #6

    • Banned User
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Temecula, California
    Posts
    9,153

    Re: Tigerlily's Disneyland/California Adventure Visit 10/11/06 with photos!

    I was there that day. Fun day.

  7. #7

    • Mouseke-Awesome
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Central California
    Posts
    287

    Re: Tigerlily's Disneyland/California Adventure Visit 10/11/06 with photos!

    Awww, I really like the stage for the Fantasy Faire! Thank you for sharing.


    Trip Reports: One, Two, Three, Four

  8. #8

    • For You!
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Idaho Falls
    Posts
    7,704

    Re: Tigerlily's Disneyland/California Adventure Visit 10/11/06 with photos!

    Glad you had fun! Thanks for the report!

    Will trade husband for Disneyland and DCA Pins!

  9. #9

    • All you need is LOVE
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Dland USA
    Posts
    9,141

    Re: Tigerlily's Disneyland/California Adventure Visit 10/11/06 with photos!

    Thanks for sharing


  10. #10

    • MiceChat Round-Up Crew
    • isn't an elitist
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Twin City
    Posts
    9,509

    Re: Tigerlily's Disneyland/California Adventure Visit 10/11/06 with photos!

    Awesome photos, Thanks!
    -Jack
    Doc Brown had 2 Deloreans!

  11. #11

    •   
      MiceChat Moderator
    • Where should we go next?
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    All smiles at the DL!
    Posts
    20,517
    Blog Entries
    4

    Re: Tigerlily's Disneyland/California Adventure Visit 10/11/06 with photos!

    Princess Minnie.

    Have'nt been but PB and I were on the train next to a little girl who had her hair briaded from there. It was adorable - with ribbons. She possibly had glittery face paint too?
    Good morning, son
    In twenty years from now
    Maybe we'll both sit down and have a few beers
    And I can tell you 'bout today
    And how I picked you up and everything changed
    It was pain
    Sunny days and rain
    I knew you'd feel the same things...





  12. #12

    • Don't Mess With The Duck!
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Santa Rosa, California - USA
    Posts
    3,640

    Re: Tigerlily's Disneyland/California Adventure Visit 10/11/06 with photos!

    I too am glad you had a great time!

    Also, am I just going insane or has that Mickey statue next to Monsters always been there? Of course I could just be having a brain fart moment. LOL

    ...Joe...

  13. #13

    • Disney Family, San Diego
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    46

    Re: Tigerlily's Disneyland/California Adventure Visit 10/11/06 with photos!

    Quote Originally Posted by NeverNeverland View Post
    Princess Minnie.

    Have'nt been but PB and I were on the train next to a little girl who had her hair briaded from there. It was adorable - with ribbons. She possibly had glittery face paint too?
    I saw a few kids with face paint, a couple had full face, very nicely done. Very cool.

    Perhaps next time we'll skip the line for the Royal Walk and instead wait in the line for the hair/face painting.

    This time, I was sort of hoping she wouldn't notice it because I was afraid to ask how much it was! :-)

  14. #14

    • Disney Family, San Diego
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    46

    Re: Tigerlily's Disneyland/California Adventure Visit 10/11/06 with photos!

    Quote Originally Posted by JosephTNielsen View Post
    I too am glad you had a great time!

    Also, am I just going insane or has that Mickey statue next to Monsters always been there? Of course I could just be having a brain fart moment. LOL

    ...Joe...

    I don't know! This was my first time to CA Adventure in a year... and I hadn't been to that section of the park since Superstar Limo closed (I would just go to Muppet Vision 3D and then leave that area).

    I thought the Mickey fountain was very pretty that day.

  15. #15

    • Sshhh, being very quiet
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    S. California
    Posts
    16,597

    Re: Tigerlily's Disneyland/California Adventure Visit 10/11/06 with photos!

    Awesome! Thanks

Similar Threads

  1. [Other] Why is Disneyland so much greener than California Adventure?
    By JamesDusenberry in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 81
    Last Post: 10-08-2009, 02:50 PM
  2. [Pictures] Funny Pictures in Disneyland or California Adventure!
    By WheresMickey in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 142
    Last Post: 07-23-2008, 02:37 PM
  3. [Pictures] Best Disneyland/California Adventure Pics
    By SwordintheStone in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-13-2008, 12:54 PM
  4. Why does California Adventure have shorter hours than Disneyland?
    By dragnman777 in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: 09-02-2007, 08:37 AM
  5. Disneyland/California Adventure On New Year's Eve - Anybody Going?
    By Quacky4Donald in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-15-2006, 05:56 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •