A Girl's Guide to Disneyland: 9 Magical Memories to Make

Sleeping Beauty's Castle

Disneyland is a different place for different people. The Disneyland where we’ve been making amazing memories is one that is occupied by princesses, fairies and make-overs, but this makes sense for us since we are in possession of a 6-year-old girly-girl.

When making family memories at Disneyland, it’s important to find ways to create magical moments for your children, and if your little girl loves princesses, then princesses she shall have!  And all these priceless moments? They are so very video-worthy. Video creates memories that you can share with your in-laws, memories you can share with your friends back at home, and best of all, memories you can watch over and over with your little lady. And really, what princess loving girl wouldn’t want to watch herself meeting Snow White on repeat?

Here are nine things to do with your girly-girl at Disneyland.

  • Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique 1 of 9
    Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is a unique and special experience for little girls who have a fondness for being pampered. This quaint salon in the midst of the Magic Kingdom is where your daughter can be transformed with the help of the ‘magical' skills of a fairy godmother in training. These sweet and soulful ladies, who perform the entire makeover in character, will do such things as nail polish, sensibly subdued makeup and wild to more refined hairdos. And the thing about the experience is that the girls absolutely love every single moment. The must-video-tape-moment is when the fairy god mother in training sprinkles gold dust over their heads and turns the chair and unveils a magic mirror where the newly transformed ‘princess' will see themselves and their new look for the first time.
  • Ariels Grotto 2 of 9
    Some of the most precious memories can be made at the while dining in the midst of royalty. And while most of us will have to wait a lifetime to be invited to dine with a princess, our little ones will get the biggest thrill by being greeted not by just one princess but five!

    Ariel's Grotto is a full service restaurant in California Adventure. With an ocean-inspired interior, the eatery offers a three-course meal starting with a three-tiered collection of hors d'oeuvres like olives, Italian meats and their "Jewels of the Sea" fruit gelatin. Then there is the main course (we had the generous serving of Tri-tip). And the meal is finished off with an amazing array of mini cupcakes, berries and chocolates, the highlight being the white chocolate shell with a cutout of Ariel (also in chocolate). It's a feast. But the highlight is the one-on-one time your kids get with the princesses, it will be a memory they will cherish forever. There are a variety of very video worthy moments, some serious cuteness happening here!

  • Princess Fantasy Faire 3 of 9
    Coming in the spring of 2013 will be the newly redesigned and resurrected Princess Fantasy Faire.The land of all things princessey will feature meet and greets with the royals, games, stories and more. The Princess Faire had been operating in a makeshift space in the back of the park, but now it will be getting its very own princess-worthy and palatial piece of property to the left of Sleeping Beauty's castle. Looking at the art hanging outside of construction zone, you can see that it's going to be amazing. In the meantime, you can drop by and see the Princesses in a meet-and-greet area by It's a Small World.
  • Tinker Bell & Friends 4 of 9
    She may not be a princess, but the iconic Tinker Bell is as beloved as classics like Cinderella or Snow White. Tink has her own little beautifully appointed grotto where fairy fans can come to meet her and her friends. Coming on September 11th, you can meet Tinker Bell's sister Perrywinkle. And yes, they are as adorable in person as they are in the photo above.
  • Meet Merida 5 of 9
    Pixar's very first princess has her own little slice of the meet-and-greet pie. In a Scottish inspired area, Merida will pose with photos and sign autographs for your little Brave fans. It's an adorable scene with Merida's brothers (in bear form) posing behind her. And if your lass is adventurous, there is a very safe archery range next door so they can try their hand at the bow and arrow.
  • Hang out in Minnie’s House 6 of 9
    How could any little one not love Minnie Mouse. She's adorable, sweet and such a part of iconic Disney magic. In the back of Toon Town, you can take your mouse loving mini through Minnie's beautifully appointed house. At the end of your self guided tour through Minnie's home, your little one gets to meet Minnie herself, and yes, that's a very video tape worthy moment for sure!
  • Sleeping Beautys Castle 7 of 9
    Sleeping Beauty's castle may be stunning from the outside, but there is even more to discover inside, an attraction that many seem to miss. But if you have an Aurora adoring offspring, then you have to walk through the castle and witness the tale of Sleeping Beauty displayed before you in dioramas and storybook pages.
  • Face Painting 8 of 9
    Yes, boys and girls may love getting their faces painted, but girls seem to love it just a little bit more. Disneyland has some pretty epic face painters on staff. Try to video tape as much as you can to cherish those colorful face painted moments because it is very temporary.
  • Parade 9 of 9
    While there are odes to all sorts of important Disney moments in the daily parade, there is one segment that the girls go crazy for, the tribute to Disney Princesses. All the girls are on display with a Rapunzel high her in tower. Yes, it is a showstopper and one that will leave your Princess loving little girl's mouth agape.

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