Photo Friday: Up Close and Personal at the Fantasy Faire

My niece gets a chance to get close to a *real* princess
My niece gets a chance to get close to a *real* princess

There's no doubt that Disneyland can be magical for its youngest visitors, but the large scale can sometimes be overwhelming too. That's why we always try to seek out a few spots where the kids can feel like they're having an experience that's all their own.

The new Fantasy Faire at Disneyland was the perfect spot for my two year old niece. Kids line up outside the Royal Hall and are escorted (along with their families) to meet each of the princesses who are in attendance. During our visit, she got time with Ariel, Aurora and Cinderella. Like the Mikey meet and greet in Toon Town, our visit was completely unrushed and since she was a little nervous, she had time to get comfortable and talk with each princess before I swooped in with cameras to try to get the perfect shot.

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      1. Kate @Wild Tales of... on May 24, 2013 at 7:28 a.m.

        This is such a good little tidbit to know. My husband is a huge Disney fan (me, not as much), and he's itching to take our little guy soon. Incidentally, I'm headed to DL in September for a bachelorette celebration...! Boy is my hubby jealous :)

      2. Lisa Goodmurphy on May 24, 2013 at 7:43 a.m.

        Those meet and greet sessions were always a special time when my girls were little.

      3. Sonja on May 24, 2013 at 3:48 p.m.

        I don't know why, but my daughter was never really into the meet-and-greet thing. Probably because she's too shy. I'll NEVER forget my son meeting Buzz Lightyear though - truly unforgettable.

      4. John Cena on May 27, 2013 at 11:47 p.m.

        Nice Post! My 3 year old nephew is a huge fan of Disney world. He loves all the characters of Disney. Thanks for share, keep sharing! :)

      5. Richard on May 28, 2013 at 9:54 a.m.

        Disney is such a unforgettable experience. I remember taking my Nephew to see Lighting McQueen. We stood in line for quite some time, but to see his face get that picture was priceless :) Our next trip may just be a Disney Cruise, they are so wonderful and full of incredible activities i.e. Princess for a day, character theme dinners...