Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Green Loop. Today we are discussing some of the best Disney character interactions at the parks and on Disney Cruise Line.
For me, character interactions are the cream of the crop in Disney Magic for our family. So many emotions can touch the heart strings when your Princess interacts with one of the Disney Princesses or other characters, and for me, we have been fortunate over the years to witness many such occasions. Today, I’m going to share three stories with you involving my Princess, Sophie. I hope you enjoy!
Sophie and Princess Jasmine
The picture above of Sophie and Princess Jasmine was taken in 2008, in the Morocco Pavilion over at Epcot’s World Showcase. Normally, we don’t often venture all that deeply into Morocco because it’s primarily a shopping bazaar, but for some reason, on that day, we decided to explore the pavilion in greater detail. Near the back of the pavilion, we rounded a bend in the walkway, and came upon Princess Jasmine and the Genie all ready to great Guests, but with no one stopping by to visit! They were literally standing by themselves. Needless to say, we approached, and Sophie was able to visit with Princess Jasmine for what felt like 10 minutes. During the course of that visit, I was able to capture this Magical Moment. We found out later that Sophie was whispering to Princess Jasmine that she was going to get a Princess Jasmine costume just like the one she wears as her trip souvenir — and that’s exactly what she did! It was the only thing she wanted that whole trip, and she wore that costume for days it seemed like! What you don’t see here is the Genie doing everything in his power to grab Sophie’s attention to him — but on this day, she only had eyes for Princess Jasmine!
Sophie and Donald Duck
In 2007, we took a trip to Walt Disney World just prior to school starting back up. In those days, Sophie was a huge Donald Duck fan, so much so that on that trip, we must have visited with Donald in different venues half a dozen times. During this visit, though, we were over at the Magic Kingdom, back in the old Toontown Fair land, and Sophie wanted to visit with the characters. So we waited in line, got our chance, and as we were visiting, Sophie got so excited that she started dancing and bouncing up and down to see Donald. Well, don’t you know that Donald Duck had to do that too, so before we knew it, they were both bouncing up and down together. It was a great moment, one that we will never forget!
Sophie and Cinderella and the Cast Member
This last story doesn’t have a picture associated with it, and truth be told, it didn’t result in a meeting with a character either. It took place during the Year of a Million Dreams, when we were stopping at the Main Street Bakery one morning. As we were finishing up our breakfast, a Cast Member stopped by and started talking with Sophie. During the course of their conversation, the question arose as to who Sophie’s favorite character was. Sophie answered, “Cinderella!” At that moment, the Cast Member presented Sophie with a huge chocolate chip cookie, almost like one of those birthday cookies you get decorated, and told Sophie that Cinderella knew that Sophie was at the Main Street Bakery, and asked the Cast Member to give her this cookie from her. To my daughter and her six year old mind, it was a cherished memory that she remembers to this day, usually when we are enjoying a good chocolate chip cookie!
Sophie is now 14, and actually started high school yesterday, so she is growing up before our very eyes every day. It’s the memories of moments like these that help my wife and I as we see our daughter becoming the incredible young woman that she is today. Thank you for sharing in our Magical Moments from over the years!
check out the other great posts from the Blogorail!
Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail Green | Best Character Interactions Loop:
- 1st Stop – My Dreams of Disney | Magical Moments
- 2nd Stop – Superheroes and Teacups | Epcot’s Garden Grill Character Meal
- 3rd Stop – Mommy to All Girls | Disney Cruise Line Character Interactions
- 4th Stop – Heidi’s Head | 1900 Park Fare Character Meal
- 4th Stop – This Roller Coaster Called Life | Disney Character Autographs