I had an interesting conversation with my oldest daughter today as we got ready
to go to school and work. She was telling me of her love for Ariel’s Grotto at
Disneyland. A place I have long since written off due to the change in style of
food they offer.
When we first started to go there on our yearly trips the food was great. All ages
enjoyed it and they even made mac and cheese with a hot dog cut up to look like
an octopus. My kids loved the Character interaction and the food. We choose to
do the Character meals for the instant no wait access to characters for their
autograph books and our photo album. The food has always been the added bonus.
I personally can’t understand why Disney would change Ariel’s Grotto from that style of food to a pretentious menu that honestly doesn’t fit with girls between 1 month and
12 years old. Again this is my opinion and the reason we stopped eating here on
our yearly trips.
As of this morning that has changed because of the look in her eye and the words
Her: Dad I can’t wait for Disneyland this year. Eating at Ariel’s grotto will be so
Me: Hon, we don’t normally eat there.
Her: Oh, I just love talking with all the princess and taking pictures with them and
Me: What about the food?
Her: Oh dad we can always figure something out that we will all like to eat there.
Her: It’s ok if we don’t, I just like the pictures with the Princess’
Me: But you didn’t smile or get excited last year with any of the Characters
Her: I was just shy so I acted like I didn’t care so I wasn’t embarrassed.
Me: You know you are 5 right? And even I act silly and goofy at Disneyland.
Her: I know. I will this year I am so excited.
Me: Ok then, If you want to we will
Her: (Huge Smile) Great Dad.
I am such a softy. but for my girls there isn’t anything I won’t do. And I have said
this is our never say NO vacation. So in that it has already begun.