Friday was our first day of three that we spent in the Disneyland Park and my special Disneyland Skirt made its debut and boy was it a coming out party it was.
I had guests and cast members alike comment on it, and countless people (some asked, others didn’t) took my picture. A few questions asked were “Did you make it?” “How long did it take you?” “Are you on Etsy?” “Can I have it?”. While taking photos near the Tea Cups, I had a cast member who operated the Storybook Land Canal Boats come up to us who said “We think your skirt is epically epic, and we wanted to give you something.” and she presented me with a little clear plastic Cinderella shoe!
In the late morning, we decided we wanted to try to do the classic Mickey flower picture near the entrance, only to find the Disneyland Band, the Mad Hatter and Alice dancing with some guests. We turned around to leave, and heard the Mad Hatter calling out “You! YOU! Come back here!” I turned back to see him running toward me, and he grabbed my hand and brought me back over to the area and began dancing with me. When I began my purse was flying all over, and as I broke away to leave it on the bricks, he took it from me and gave it to Alice for her to hold, who pouted for awhile, but as you can see in the pictures she began digging though it!
Around lunchtime we met with my cousin, Matt, who used to work at the park. We sat down to a lovely lunch at the new Jolly Holiday Bakery & Cafe, inspired by the classic film Mary Poppins. The restaurant has many adorable Mary Poppins details, including a weathervane shaped like Marry Poppins, penguin stained glass windows and silhouettes of characters. It was wonderful chit-chatting more with Matt, who shared funny stories about his time at Disneyland. I hope to see more of him again if we return in November.
During the day, one of the Disneyland photographers approached me. She enjoyed my skirt so much and took loads of photos which we viewed and purchased later that evening at the Kodak shop along Main Street.
We also did my new favorite activity – having our silhouettes made! We once again sat down with Bonnie, a cast member who has been doing silhouettes for nearly 40 years. She does fantastic work, and is done within a minute!
As evening came, it got cold, and I changed into a pair of pants I brought with me – so remember gals, if you are planning on dressing fancy, be sure to bring a change of clothes, just in case!