Wow. You guys (and gals) are amazing. First I want to thank EVERYONE who posted. I considered every post carefully (while I was on the phone making my reservations). I do understand the concern of her being only 6 but I assure you she is very much a little lady of 6. I am going to make the day completly "her day" which I'm thinking will render her prepared for a grand dining experience at the Bayou by (5:30). She will be thrilled with the atmosphere. She just loves that kind of stuff. She has ridden POTC many times but NEVER been to Blue Bayou. She always asks "what are those people doing" when we float by that part of the ride.
She is going to have to celebrate her actual birthday in a motel in San Diego where she will be competing in a dance competition. That part is unavoidable. I'm planning to surprise her with her very FIRST ANNUAL PASSPORT! Then I will present her with her "coupon" to spend (the next day) at Disneyland with me. I thinking this will work.
Now I really like the idea of dressing up. All little girls (well most) love to get dressed up, as do I. So I'm thinking I want to be comfortable during the day and I really don't want leave the park if I don't have to (like to go the the motel) to change. Should I get a locker? If so, where should we change? A bathroom maybe? That would be okay though but I've never had to get a locker before so I don't know at all how that works. I am willing to do it in order to get dressed up for the dinner. She already has "princess dresses" but I'm thinking I should buy her a brand new one and surprise her with that at the locker too(!). Any suggestions on where to change or how the locker thing works would be greatly appreciated.
She has been to Ariels Grotto several times for lunch so I will probably skip it for this trip. I'm sure I'll probably stop by the Grotto for a drink (or two) though. She loves sitting up there and watching people take off on "Screamer". It's a nice spot to take a break (as long as you use one of the umbrella tables), (sun).
You all are as helpful as any CM I have ever met (and I really like cast members). I think it takes special people to be cast members and I appreciate them all. Lord knows they don't all do it for the money. I don't know what they all get paid but I think it's safe to assume that they are NOT overpaid. So thanks again and any info about lockers and where to change for dinner will be appreciated. I'm starting to get excited about this now!
I'm uploading a picture of her on my signature line.