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Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party – Part 3

See Part 1 and Part 2 of our MNSSHP experience.

As soon as the parade ended, we headed for Main Street to see the Princesses and their Princes meeting at Town Square Theater
On our way our of Liberty Square, though, we spotted Tiana and Naveen at their gazebo and there wasn’t anyone in line. We even asked if it was open because the first time we met Tiana, we waited 45 minutes. It was open so yay!

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It was a nice little bonus that we hadn’t planned.

Next, we continued to the other princesses and princes. The parade was still going down Main Street, so we cut through the stores all the way to the front on the street. It was a good strategy – we beat the crowds and saved ourselves a seriously long wait! The sign said the wait was 50 minutes but we were in and out in 20.

The first royal couple we met at Town Square was Snow White and her Prince. (Tom asked The Prince his name. He said it was Ferdinand, but most people just call him The Prince.)

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Luke decided to hide from Snow White for some reason.

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At first she was upset.

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Then they made up.

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Snow White is just adorable!

Next, we met Cinderella and Prince Charming. I loved them! They were really lovey dovey – so cute, and authentic!

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They both took a lot of time to talk to the kids. So sweet.

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Our final couple was Rapunzel and Flynn Rider.

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I have to say, Flynn Rider was THE BEST. He kind of stole the show from Rapunzel.

He saw us and said “Oh, pirates! Of the Neverland variety!” He also knew who Izzy was, which most of the characters did not (Jasmine pretty much insisted Scarlett was actually Boo.)

It was good times.

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Tom totally bonded with Flynn. He said Flynn was like Han Solo. I think it was appreciated.

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Meeting the Princes with the Princesses was so much fun. Totally made the MNSSHP admission price worth it!

That about wrapped it up. We left the park at about 11:45pm and getting back to our car wasn’t too bad. Before we left, we got a great Halloween photo on Main Street.

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I wish we could go 2 or 3 more times to do some of the things we missed. Guess we’ll just have to go again next year!

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Disney World Character Greeting: Meeting Princess Tiana & Prince Naveen

One of the best character meet and greets we had at Disney World was with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen.

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We had just returned to the Magic Kingdom after an afternoon nap and the sun was starting to set. It was about 45 minutes until Tiana’s character greeting ended so Tom suggested we head over to her Liberty Square gazebo after finishing our Dole Whip snacks in Adventureland. I am glad we decided to do that instead of ride the Magic Carpets first because when we got there it was a forty minute wait and they cut the line off right after us!

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I was worried about such a long wait with the little kids but Tiana is Tom’s favorite princess and he wanted to wait. The kids were content to play with the Cars vehicles I had packed in the backpack so we waited and it turned out to be worth it!

It only took us about a half hour to get to the front of the line. Luke was still being shy with the characters at this point (midway through our vacation!) but Scarlett decided at the last minute she wanted to give Tiana a hug.

The family before us had a little boy with them who was also a little nervous. Prince Naveen started to playfully chase him but the poor boy tripped off the edge of the gazebo and fell. Naveen felt very bad! Because of this, when Luke didn’t want to go up and meet the characters, Naveen didn’t push it. He said “I learned my lesson!” It was pretty funny.

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Tiana’s frog princess outfit was just beautiful, and I thought she was the most convincing of all the princesses we met. She was so sweet and gave Scarlett a great hug. Naveen was good too  – although Scarlett wasn’t as interested as getting a hug from him, trying to squirm away – and it was fun to meet two characters at once, especially a princess AND a prince! Talking characters are always fun to interact with but these two were really in character and felt like they stepped right out of The Princess and the Frog.

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Disney Princess Sensory Bin: Tiana & The Princess and the Frog

My wedding colors were green and purple, and after all this time I still had some colored sand left over from the event.

What could I do with green and purple sand? Make a sensory bin of course! The Princess and The Frog sensory bin to be exact.

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I wish I had some other frog type items to put in there, but in the end I think it turned out nicely. I used:

Green and purple sand 
Green decorative stones 
The Princess and the Frog Figures 
(Tiana, Naveen, Frog Tiana, Frog Naveen, Louis, Ray and Mama Odie) 
Heart Shaped measuring spoons (because Tiana loves to cook) 
Small measuring bowl
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Scarlett really, really liked this one. She liked burying Louis, the big alligator, in the sand. Then after a while, she took everything out and put her feet in the sand. Definitely her beach-loving father’s daughter!

She ended up stepping on Ray and broke him, so that was sad. But we kept this one set up for a few days because she enjoyed it so much. And I only had to vacuum up a little because she was so careful to keep the sand in the container. It was a win-win bin!