This post is in partnership with Walt Disney World and Disney Parks. I was provided a complimentary resort stay, tickets, and food. All thoughts are my own.
This past week, Brooklyn and I had the incredible opportunity to kick off World Princess Week at Walt Disney World. We spent three days celebrating the bravery, courage, and kindness of our favorite Disney Princesses, and it was MAGICAL.
We started our royal adventures on Sunday at EPCOT. We arrived at the park and immediately decided that we needed a snack. There are so many fun princess-themed snacks available right now (we almost tried them all), and I grabbed an Anna & Elsa Cupcake from Sunshine Seasons inside of The Land.
Once we devoured our cupcake, we were on our way to ride Frozen Ever After! This ride is one of the most popular rides at Disney World, and for a good reason. Although it replaced a beloved attraction (RIP Maelstrom), it is an incredible ride that takes you through the movie Frozen. This was the first ride Brooklyn ever rode on her first trip to Disney World, and it is still one of her favorites.
After riding Frozen, we stopped at the China Pavilion to meet our first princess of the day, Mulan. A fun fact about Brooklyn, this was the first time she had ever met princesses, and she LOVED it. She and Mulan spent the entire Meet & Greet hugging and talking.
We continued around the World Showcase, meeting princesses, eating snacks, and watching the Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along in France. The other snacks we had (and loved) were the Tiana Banana Pudding from the Regal Eagle and the Jasmine Cookie from Morocco.
Once we were done, we went and checked into our hotel room at Animal Kingdom Lodge, freshened up, got ready, and headed back to EPCOT for a magical dinner.
Our dinner took place inside the Akershus restaurant (this restaurant has still not reopened, but Disney used the space as a venue for our dinner). Inside, we were greeted by a violinist playing music from Frozen, a buffet of food, wandering characters, and Olaf! It was the perfect meal to kick off World Princess Week.
Our second day started VERY early. We had to be downstairs in the lobby at 6:40am to take a bus to Magic Kingdom. We were able to enter Magic Kingdom at 7:30am and had about 30 minutes with NO GUESTS. It was incredibly magical.
We had time to capture pictures with no one around the castle and just really take it all in.
Once we were done getting photos, we had a special princess breakfast in Tomorrowland Terrace with the most incredible view. Sipping coffee and eating Mickey Waffles with a view of the castle was a dream come true.
After breakfast, we had free time in Magic Kingdom to do as we pleased. Of course, Brooklyn wanted to ride Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, The Barnstormer, and Dumbo.
For lunch, we had breakfast at Cinderella’s Royal Table. Before you go into the restaurant, you get to meet Cinderella. Brooklyn told Cinderella about her dog Casey and Cinderella told Brooklyn about her dog Bruno. After meeting Cinderella, we had a delicious lunch with perfect princess-theming.
Around this time, we had an outfit change, rode Under The Sea: Voyage of the Little Mermaid, and then grabbed the Snow White Cone from Storybook Treats. It is a lemon dole whip and incredibly refreshing.
We stopped to meet Rapunzel and Princess Tiana in Princess Fairytale Hall. Brooklyn told Tiana that her dad was from Louisiana, and then the two talked about gumbo recipes (they also hugged for a long time).
We had a special viewing area for the Festival of Fantasy Parade, which is one of our favorites! We were able to see Belle, Anna & Elsa, and Ariel in this parade. Once the parade was over, we left Magic Kingdom to take a rest before the evening.
After a nap and an outfit change into our Rapunzel dress, we returned to Magic Kingdom, where we rode Seven Dwarf’s Mine Train again.
Finally, we went to the Magic Kingdom 50th Fireworks Dessert Party, where we devoured some delicious desserts and had an incredible viewing area for the Enchantment firework show. It was the perfect end to a perfect day.
Brooklyn & I were a little tired on our final day, so we took it slow in the morning. We woke up, checked out the animals on our balcony, had breakfast at The Mara, and then headed to Animal Kingdom.
We decided to be “adventurous and courageous” like princesses and explore the Discovery Island Trails at Animal Kingdom. Brooklyn absolutely loves walking through these trails and seeing all sorts of animals and plants.
We rode a few rides, including Kilimanjaro Safaris (one of our favorites), and watched Finding Nemo: The Big Blue and Beyond! It was boiling outside, and I’ve always found that watching this show is the perfect place to cool off on a hot day.
Before we left Animal Kingdom, we stopped and grabbed the Pocahontas Colors of the Wind Mousse from Creature Comforts, which was delicious! After eating this tasty treat, we saw Pocahontas float by on a riverboat; talk about a magical moment.
We left the park in the early afternoon and spent the rest of the day talking about the fantastic time we had celebrating World Princess Week. Brooklyn and I felt like royalty and had the most wonderful time making magical memories together.
World Princess Week runs from August 21-27. If you are looking for ways to celebrate World Princess Week at Walt Disney World, here are a few ideas:
- Meet and hug your favorite princesses.
- Eat princess-themed treats.
- Ride all of the princess rides (Seven Dwarf’s Mine Train & Frozen Ever After are our favorites!).
- Get Magic Shots taken by Disney Photopass.
- Dress up like a princess and twirl down Main Street.
Sending love and magic.