At the dinner, in addition to meeting Prince Charming and Cinderella, we met a few of the other characters from the story - Lady Tremaine and the two evil stepsisters, Anastasia and Drusilla. At first we thought they would be rude, but all three turned out to be sweet and pleasant. I guess they are only mean to Cinderella!
Lunch in the castle was AMAZING! It was totally worth planning 6 months in advance for this special event. Cinderella greeted all her guests inside the castle where our Snow White had her portrait taken with the princess.
I was shocked that Cinderella remembered Grace from dinner the night before. As she was signing Grace's autograph book, I overheard her say to Grace, "You were at dinner last night with me and Prince Charming". That is pretty impressive, considering Grace had a different costume on the day before. They have to meet hundreds of little girls every day!
At lunch, four of Cinderella's friends visited our table. We met Jasmine, Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), Belle, and Ariel. They each were very nice and took the time to talk to Grace. Many commented on how much she looked like Snow White and Belle told Grace that she only wears her yellow gown when she is with the Beast.
Disney must have some rule about the characters posing for photos together. They are always alone in the photo and last year I remember asking some of the characters at Chef Mickey's to pose in the same shot and they declined.
The only ones who posed together were Ariel and Prince Eric. This was before we went to the castle and since Ariel is Grace's current favorite princess, we HAD to wait to meet her! She was outside in her own little area near Tinker Bell and her fairy friend, Terrence. (No, I had never heard of him before this day!)