January 13th 2020
We woke up extra early to get dress and do our makeup because today’s Disneybound outfits are extra cute!! I went as Rapunzel bound and Cera went as Cinderella.
Took an uber to get to the Disney Ferry Boat. We opted to take the ferry ride since it’s more scenic than the monorail, and also good light for selfies. XDD
First time seeing Christmas decor at Disney! Now I have seen normal, Halloween, Easter, and Christmas!
We also lined up a lot for characters today but the main, MAIN thing was Be Our Guest dining that I made reservations for in July 2019!
Screenshot of the reservation all the way back in July 2019!!!
Cera and I started out our day by taking lots of pictures in front of Cinderella’s castle when it is less busy, since we don’t want people in the background LOL.
Rapunzel Bound outfit: Top and Skirt from YesStyle, lace belt from night market in HK
Cinderella Bound outfit: Lace Cardigan and Romper from night market in Taiwan, denim headband from Ardene. Originally, this romper was going to use but wayyy too low cut LOL. Similar outfit can be found on YesStyle (something like this and this)
Not sponsored by YesStyle but it will be amazing if we do! AHAHHAHAHHA *Ahem*
After, we made our way to Princess Fairytale Hall in Fantasyland to meet (…pictures and autographs) Cinderella and Elena. After we left and went back in for Rapunzel and Tiana meet-and-greet. Luckily, we have a fast past for this side for the Fairytale Hall since the wait was 2 hours THIS EARLY IN THE MORNING WUT.
Since we are already in Fantasyland, we thought to going on Peter Pan’s Flight but the wait was 3 HOURS. WTF. So we thought of coming back later in the day, but the attraction broke down… 😦 Instead, we went to Ariel’s Grotto for pictures and meet-and-greet.
Started to head over to Tomorrowland, where our next FastPasts going to be (Space Mountain). Since we got there early, and our FastPasts weren’t activated yet, we decide to line up to meet Stitch, but the line was moving super slow so we left and went to Space Mountain.
Asked if we could have front-row seat because of some horrific incident 5 years ago, back seats are a no-no. Surprisingly, the cast member at Space Mountain was so nice to let us have the whole front cart to ourselves (we said that we wanted to buy the pictures from the attraction HAHAH).
After that, we head over to Monsters, INC Laugh Floor since the wait to meet Stitch was still pretty long. It was just as fun as I remembered! We finally able to line up for Stitch as the wait line outside is about 20 minutes.
THEN SOMETHING HAPPENED.
While in line, Cera noticed that her phone is not on her person nor her bag. She started freaking out and left the line to head back to Space Mountain because that’s the last time her phone was in her hands. I stayed in line to keep our space.
Apparently, the Cast Member at Space Mountain wouldn’t let her back into the attraction to check, so they have to paged the Cast Members working INSIDE Space Mountain. After some back-and-forth, the Cast Member at the FP+ line was able to confirm that they did find a phone in one of the carts. Cera went in through the FP+ line and did her walk of shame going to the front of the line. However, everyone was really nice and understanding and gave her words of encouragement to find her phone.
When Cera got to the front of the line, the Space Mountain Cast Member reunited her with her phone and EVERYONE in the FP+ line started a standing ovation, clapping and cheering LOLOLOL HAHAHA 😂 😂 😂
I’m still in line for Stitch Encounter and of course, the line started moving REAL FAST when Cera left. I let like 2 people behind me move in front, explaining how I’m waiting for my friend who lost her phone in Space Mountain LOL.
I think I must have spam her phone with “PLZ MSG BACK WHEN U FOUND UR PHONE!!!!” and “HELLO U THERE?!”. No answered.. What was 20 minutes felt like 3 hours… Then I FINALLY got a message from Cera and she found her phone and was heading back.
Queue was still moving REALLY fast.
I was about 5th in the queue and LUCKILY, Cera magically showed up!!! YAY. The person in front of my gave my spot back when he saw Cera came. Thank you kind sir!!
Somehow, Cera had an empty Dasani water bottle and her phone in her hand before the ride and she left Space Mountain with the empty water bottle and not her phone… =__=. I’ve had a phone scare the day before at Epcot and Cera, actually have a phone scare. LOL.
We went to Adventureland to get some Dole Whip Soft-serve at Aloha Isle after the stressful event!!
Then we saw that Aladdin and Princess Jasmine had a meet-and-greet so we lined up for that. Since we were already in Adventureland, I suggested to go on Pirates of the Caribbean attraction since the wait was short and I really wanted to get away from the sun. Cera begrudgingly agreed LOLOL since she said the ride was a bit boring and she went on it a lot before…
HOWEVER, there was update because the animatronics were super realistic!! I guess the ride got an upgrade after the newest movie in the series got released. Cera tried to ask a cast member when the renovation happened but the cast member was like: “It has been always like this!!” =_______=. Unhelpful, guess they can’t break away from their characters during work hours.
Made our way to Frontierland to ride Big Thunder Mountain Railroad since we have FastPasts for it. After we made our way back to Fantasyland to look for some Dumbo merchs. We stopped by The Haunted Mansion at Liberty Square.
We went back to Fantasyland to Big Top Souvenir for Dumbo merch. The shop was a circle and Cera and I got seperated and couldnt find each other since we were walking in ONE direction in a circular shop LMAO.
We got hungry so we bought some cute snacks.
After reserving a giant Dumbo to be pick up at The Emporium later, we made our way to Fairy Garden to meet and get pictures with Merida. On our way there a Photopass Cast Members chased after me and ask if I wanted to take some pictures by the tower but we were in a hurry to the Merida’s meet-and-greet. It was very sweet of the Cast Member!! Customer services are A+++!!
After meeting Merida, Cera and I ran back to Cinderella castle to take pictures with Anastasia and Drizella since Cera was Cinderella bound that day. The step-sisters were actually REALLY nice and fun talk to! XDD
At last we went to Beast Castle for the Be Our Guest Restaurant. I will post a seperate entry for it since this entry is SUPER LONG already!!
After dinner, we went to find Rapunzel’s lantern because I heard that the lantern will be lit after sunset forphoto-op opportunities. We were going to find the lantern before dinner but it was still super bright out. But after dinner, it was SO DARK.
When we found the lantern, the queue was L.O.N.G and wrapped around the buildings… Some people said that lined up for almost 2 hours already and they weren’t even in the MIDDLE of the way. A guest said that THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT MOMENT IN HER LIFE… yep…
One reason why the line is SNAIL SLOW is because the Photopass Photographers takes a LONG time to take pictures of little kids… Apparently these lanterns are everywhere in DisneyWorld…
Gave up on the lantern, we ran back to Main Street U.S.A to find a good spot for the Happily Ever After Fireworks that starts at 8 pm. It was already packed!! Luckily, we found a spot, just outside Plaza Ice Cream Parlor.
After the fireworks, we went to The Emporium to pick up Dumbo and shop around. I ended up buying a giant Marie because of Cera being an enabler and it was buy 2 for $22 USD/each (original price at $40 USD or something like that).
After we got out of the store, apparently there is a projection show, Once Upon a Time, at the Cinderella Castle. We thought it was only for after-hour event passholders but apparently it isn’t. At least we managed to catch the last half of the show after our shopping 🙂
We left Magic Kingdom super late and took the Ferry ride instead of the Monorail because the line was absolutely horrendous. It was super easy to flagged an Uber so we got back to our accommodation really quickly.
Can’t believe 4 days just went by so quickly and we’re heading back home the next day. Also the weather was super nice, around 30 degree celcius!! Back in Vancouver, it is super cold and SNOWING.
We also did a lot of walking back and forth, so events might not occur chronologically… Luckily, Cera still have her itinerary draft on Google Doc.. HAHAHA…
Day 3 – Disneyworld Epcot
Day 4 – Be Our Guest Dining
Flight Home Post aka Gong Show at the Airport post