My Flynn has a genuine love for Cinderella. It goes well beyond the usual favorite princess or favorite toy phase. She truly has a connection to the kind, soft spoken heart of Cinderella. So when we were planning this trip to Walt Disney World, we knew she would have to meet her. I credit Peyton and Steve for the planning of this trip, and they did an excellent job. We secured Fast Passes to meet Cinderella on our very first night, as well as have dinner in Cinderella's Castle a few days later.
Once we arrived at our villa in Walt Disney World, Flynn changed into her Cinderella sun dress and we set out to Magic Kingdom. We relished our first glimpse of Main Street and Cinderella's Castle before heading off to ride and explore. When the time arrived for us to head to Princess Fairytale Hall, Flynn was beyond excited. We waited just a few moments before we were ushered into the beautiful room where Cinderella was waiting. And then it was our turn...
Flynn ran into her Cinderella's arms.
And Cinderella was the sweetest, kindest, and most loving princess ever.
She spent so much time with Flynn...talking and giggling, asking her name, and posing for pictures...
And then she gave her one last big hug before it was our time to leave.
This moment melted our hearts. : )
The last thing Flynn told her was she was coming to her castle for dinner in two more days.
On Thursday. : )
On Thursday, Flynn dressed in her finest dress, complete with her crown, and we headed to meet Cinderella before dining in her castle.
She was so excited.
Can you tell?
We arrived at the castle and were ushered into the reception area where Cinderella greets her guests.
And then there was this...
The moment we all stopped and stared...
Except for Flynn who ran into Cinderella's arms again.
What made us so happy?
This lovely young lady...
This sweet Cinderella...
who must meet and hug hundreds of little girls a day...
stopped when she saw us, smiled, opened her arms and said,
"Princess Flynn! I've been waiting for you!"
She actually remembered Flynn from two days before!
How special did that make my baby feel?
Cinderella sat down and visited with her...
She told Flynn how much she loved her gown...
She told Flynn she had waited all day to see her.
And then Cinderella gave my baby the most genuine hug ever.
It was one of the moments I will remember for the rest of my life.
And I know, as young as she is, my Flynn will do the same.
She will remember with joy the day a young lady named Cinderella
made all her dreams come true.
"A dream is a wish your heart makes
When you're fast asleep
In dreams you lose your heartaches
Whatever you wish for, you keep
Have faith in your dreams and someday
Your rainbow will come smiling thru
No matter how your heart is grieving
If you keep on believing
the dream that you wish will come true."