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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.

Our daughter Sophie shares a secret with Princess Jasmine!

Our daughter Sophie shares a secret with Princess Jasmine!

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 was so excited to see Donald Duck she started dancing!

Sophie was so excited to see Donald Duck she started dancing!

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!

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Mike Ellis ()

Mike has been a Disney fan since his first trip to the Magic Kingdom in 1979 when he was 11 years old. Since that first trip, he has seen parks open, lands close, and attractions come and go, but one thing remains the same, his love for Disney is as strong as ever. His Disney adventures caused him to start My Dreams of Disney because he wanted to document for his family and friends all of the special Disney Memories he has enjoyed with his family, and since that first post in 2010, Mike's hobby has become his passion! Now a Travel Consultant with Pixie Vacations for six years, Mike has helped many of his readers plan and have incredible Disney vacations of their own. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and . Also, connect with us on our Pixie Vacations by Mike Ellis Facebook page to submit a quote request or learn more about all of your possible vacation destinations!


15 Responses to “Sophie’s Magical Character Moments”

  1. What precious stories, Mike! I love these moments that happen at Disney that we parents will treasure forever. The kids grow up so fast, but the memories last. :)

  2. Wow, what Magical moments! I love watching my kids interact with the characters. It is a whole new level of magic once you have kids and watch them with those magical moments

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    • Thanks, Cindy! Now she’s a 14 year old that doesn’t want us embarrassing her as she gets out to go to high school! She was telling Jasmine that she is going to get a costume just like Jasmine wears!

  4. What a neat story about the cookie from Cinderella! The cast members at Disney are great!

  5. The end of your post (the part about Sophie starting high school and growing up) just brought a tear to my eye. I can’t even handle the thought of Ryan growing up right now. There will be PLENTY of character photos from his first trip this November. (Hopefully he won’t be terrified!)

    • Thanks Roe. It is astounding to me to think of you being a Momma and know that Ryan will love the characters. It’s crazy how fast they grow up, so cherish these times!