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5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Princess Experiences at WDW

Disney Princess Meet and Greet tips

At Walt Disney World, royalty is around every corner. Cinderella, Belle, and Rapunzel each have castles in Magic Kingdom and their fellow Princesses often meet guests right in the parks. If you are, or know, a Princess fan, your visit to Walt Disney World can be both magical and royal. Here are a few ideas for getting the most out of the Princess experiences in Walt Disney World.

1. Like everything else at Disney, if it's important to you, get a FastPass for it. If you can't get a FastPass, go to that experience first thing in the morning. Princess experiences are very popular.

2. Prime Princess time seems to be between 11 AM and 6 PM during peak seasons. Some Magic Kingdom meet & greets start earlier, but this will be when most of the ladies are available. Also, most of the entertainment featuring Princesses plays during these hours.

3. If you are a general Princess fan, it's worth it to eat at Cinderella's Royal Table in Magic Kingdom or Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in Epcot. You can meet several Princesses in one setting and avoid standing in all the lines, or using up all your FastPasses, at individual meet and greets.

4. If you are a fan of a particular Princess, it's OK to give her a drawing or card. I saw a couple of little girls give their favorite a hand drawn picture and each time it led to a special moment with the Princess. Don't promise your daughter anything, but magic happens everywhere.

5. Parents can relax and enjoy meeting the Princesses, too. I saw SO many parents (Moms, I'm talking to you) totally stressed about creating the perfect moment for their kiddo. Frantically changing daughters’ wardrobes in line, role-playing conversations, fussing about hair bows, loosing their cool over an autograph book . . . These are not things that ultimately enhance your family's vacation memories. You want your kids to remember smiling, laughing, fun parents. In fact, wouldn't it be something if your kids look back at this vacation and list spending time with you as their favorite moment instead of meeting a fictional character? Disney cast members are professionals at creating magic. Let them do that. You be the expert at playing with your kid.

To help you find all of the Princess experiences, here’s a checklist you can download and print. If you’re determined to check everything off the list, you can complete all these experiences in three strategically planned, very focused days. But it’s OK to save some Princess experiences for your next trip to the Happiest Place on Earth.

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