One thing you can say for sure...When Disney makes a mistake, they really make up for it with lots of magic!!! Last year we went to the Epcot Festival of the Arts. We bought Disney Fine Art of Beauty and the Beast and were told by the girls that sold us the painting that we should go meet Paige O'hara and have her sign the painting. They gave us the date and time and we were thrilled and excited. When we got there that day, we got in line to meet her but they put us in the wrong line. They were unaware that we had bought the art because the girls never gave us the wristband we needed to get in so we stood and waited for a hour and a half to the intense disdain of our youngest who wanted to go on rides and we only got to watch lots of other people meet her while she signed their artwork and then I was heartbroken when I watched her walk away. I did run up and give her a Sorcerer card of Belle but did not get the time we were supposed to. So when we knew she was coming back this year, we got in touch with Disney and asked if there was a way for us to try again since we did buy the painting. Disney made our day amazing! Not only did we get to meet her and have her sign the artwork, but they also gave us a nice dessert surprise too that you will see below as well. We were shocked and thrilled to see how they made it up to us. Disney is truly the best and so full of magic and Pixie Dust. Will never forget this day!!! she is at Epcot each year at the Art festival which runs from January through the end of Feb so keep it in mind if you want to meet her but you must buy Disney fine art for her to sign and buying hers is even better.
2nd Time Meeting Paige O'hara 2019 Video...
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1st Meeting with Paige O'hara at Epcot
Meeting Paige O'hara and getting my artwork signed by her at Epcot Festival of the Arts was awesome. This was the first try and was supposed to be special and private because the prior year, they put us in the wrong line and we missed her. To make up for it Disney arranged to have this meeting. It was great but after this, I saw that the photographer literally ruined the video and my friend got to meet her in a much prettier location by the water with some room where people were not so crunched and on top of each other, so they allowed me a second time to meet her which is on a separate video above. Both times were awesome! Enjoy 12 pics below and the video of this...
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More French Ambience With Dinner at LEs Halles Boulangerie Patisserie
We made it a whole French day experience after meeting Belle (Paige O'hara) and getting the wonderful Beauty and Beast artwork signed. We had Quiche and Creme Brulee and Brioche other wonderful meals and desserts. Was delish and if you get a chance try it. Even the girl who served us was adorable. I asked her to reiterate our order out loud in French for my video because it was so wonderful to hear her speak French there! Enjoy 22 pics and the video of the nice girls who served us at Boulangerie Patisserie at France Epcot below...
The Last Part of the Night That Disney Arranged & Surprised Us With Blew Our Minds
The last part of the night blew our minds! The girl who arranged this event for us today as a way to make up for us missing Paige O'hara last year asked us if we planned on staying for Illuminations fireworks. We told her of course we were going to and she said, "good to know". That was after she told us she would have surprised for us. She then told us we would need to go to Italy to get into the special location to see Illuminations and we just figured it would be a good spot to see the show and that was all. We almost chose to just see it from a different location just because we might not make it time wise and we thought it was only about location, but boy am I glad we made it back there because they had something much more special and magical planned for us. It was Valentine's Day and the special spot they had for us also included a beautifully tablecloth draped red and white table with beautiful roses, Werther's caramel corn, chocolate covered strawberries and wine for us and water for the kids. It just amazed us. How incredibly nice. The spot to see Illuminations from was stellar and right in front of us. As I said, Disney sure does know how to make things right when mistakes happen. They did an awesome job for us here and we will never forget this wonderful night!!! Enjoy 33 pics below and the video of our getting there and finding out about this Disney surprise.
The Time Last Year We Were Supposed to Meet Paige O'Hara and They Put Us in the Wrong Line...Still got to Hand Her Something Cool...
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Great Disney adventures! We lost everything and had to start over again, but we decided to do it with magic and style here in the most magical place on earth. We were scared to death but by letting go, managed to make Pixie Dust our lives instead. You can see more about our story at the bottom of the page here...