One of the things we did while at Disneyland was go to a Minnie and Friends Breakfast at the Plaza Hotel. It was so much fun for the kids... it was buffet style and the food was great. Plus, Minnie Mouse and many of her friends were there. They came around to each table, signing your books and taking photos with you. The girls loved it. Well the older two did. Gabby liked seeing them from afar, but she was NOT getting into pictures with them. Michelle and Ella especially liked Chip and Dale. They were funny and gave the girls a kiss on the forehead or cheek. Gabby was terrified of Captain Hook.
I don't know that I would do a breakfast or lunch like this on a future trip, but I am really glad we did this time. The girls really loved it. We met Minnie Mouse, Chip and Dale, Eeyore, Winnie the Pooh, Captain Hook, and The Fairy Godmother.
We of course saw some other characters in the rest of the park. The girls were quite happy to see Woody and Jessie. They also saw a couple of Storm Troopers.
There was an area where you could meet some of the villains. We lined up a few minutes before they changed so we saw 3 and then got to meet two. We met Jafar and Cruella DeVille and Cruella lived up to her name! :) I guess she wasn't really cruel in person, but definitely snobby and self-centered. :)
The girls decided not to wait in the long line to see the princesses. But they did go through Mickey's house to meet Mickey. They also saw Pluto.
Michelle got to dance with Phineas and Ferb at California Adventure.
Last, but not least, we saw the tail end of Mickey performing hip hop at California Adventure and got our pictures taken with Hip Hop Mickey.