Alana LOVES all of the characters at Disneyland. We go to character breakfasts just to see all of the extra characters they have and we wait in lines in the park just to take a picture with Mickey Mouse.
All of the characters that she met at breakfast were given kisses and hugs. Goofy got a couple extra laughs since he played with her for a minute and pretended to sit in Ava's empty high chair. She even danced with him on the way to the bathroom. She had to cut through a crowd of at least ten kids who were bigger than her to get to him, but she got to him.
While we were waiting for the Pixar Parade on Monday there were a few characters we'd never seen before so we had to take advantage of the opportunity. She met Lilo and Stitch, Mickey and Daisy all while we waited for the parade to start. As soon as she got up to them, she gave them a kiss on the nose, a big hug and then turned to the camera with a smile for a picture. Then she gave them another kiss and hug goodbye and said "see you later". Sometimes she is just so cute.
She had little conversations with all of the princesses when they came to our table. She even told Ariel that Snow White is her favorite princess when she asked. I guess honesty is the best policy.
She has always loved all of the characters. Even her first time there she wasn't afraid of them, even though she was a little wary of Captain Hook, until we told her he's a nice pirate. As far as she's concerned that is the real Mickey Mouse in that costume, and who am I to tell her otherwise.
Sometimes I have some profound crap to say. Other times you will be forced to look at pictures of my adorable children while I talk about how cute I know they are. I'm often prone to crazy run-on sentences and I enjoy starting sentences with the word "and". If you don't like that, well I don't care, cause I'm pretty sure the only one who reads this blog is my mom.