Disney Meet and Greets Part 1

Hello lovelies! Hope you’re all doing just great. As for me, well… let’s just say that it could be worse. Work hasn’t been that great lately, so I’m actually struggling to keep that at bay and not let it seep into my personal life. It’s very difficult not to think about and I’ve tried to distract myself by reading, but it’s just not working. I also have several blog posts that I’ve been trying finish up, but my mind is not into it at the moment.

So, instead of working on my reviews and other posts, I’m going to share with you something that makes me feel happy.

I LOVE everything Disney and one of the things I enjoy doing, even if I feel so awkward and shy about it, is meeting Disney characters. Actually, one of the things on my bucket list is to take pictures with all the Disney characters. I’m seriously the biggest kid at heart and whenever I’m at Disneyland, I feel like nothing in the world can go wrong. I know that sounds incredibly cheesy, but being there always puts a smile on my face and just makes my worries disappear — even if it’s just for a little while.

Let’s take a look at some of the characters I’ve met…



I’ve seen Pinocchio a few times at Disneyland usually roaming around. However, this is the only time I was able to get a picture. He usually stops and entertains kids, so it was a good thing my friend’s daughter was with us.

Mr. Incredible



Met Mr. Incredible twice, but haven’t seen him since then. I guess I keep missing his appearances.



Stitch is one of the rare characters. I’ve only seen and met Stitch once and it seems like he doesn’t make anymore appearances in both parks. I believe you can only meet him at the Plaza Inn restaurant during breakfast and another restaurant in one of the hotels.



Tinker Bell


You can meet Tinkerbell and the other fairies at Pixie Hollow. I’ve seen Tinkerbell plenty of times and the other fairies too. However, years ago, they would have 2-3 characters there with Tinkerbell being the main star. Recently, it’s only been 1, so I tend to skip going there since you’re waiting under the sun for about 30-45 mins.

Minnie Mouse



Minnie and I are pretty much besties by now. I always try to see Minnie and get a picture whenever I’m there, so I have a bunch with her. She’s definitely one of my favorites to see.



I love seeing Pluto too! He’s so playful all the time.

Duffy the Bear


I believe you can no longer meet Duffy the Bear. Not sure when they stopped his meet and greets at Disneyland California Adventure Park, but I’m glad the boyfriend and I decided to take a picture with him. There was really no one in line and my boyfriend was telling he doesn’t know who the character was, but I insisted and pouted until he gave in. Haha!

Queen of Hearts 



I’ve seen her a few times and gotten pictures with her twice now. Such a sassy character to meet. She didn’t like that I was wearing Minnie ears, so she made me take it off and wanted to stomp on it.

Donald Duck



I love Donald! He’s the best and I love seeing him every time I go.

Chip and Dale


These two are just so adorable. Most of the time, they’re by themselves and you’d have to line up for both. I enjoy seeing them separately, but I absolutely love it when they’re together. They’re so fun and cute and my boyfriend’s faves.

Princess Ariel 


My boyfriend is not mad… he’s just really bored and annoyed and a bit embarrassed I made him take a picture with me. I’m super awkward here too because the princesses really interact with you and stay in character. I just get so shy I never know what to say haha.

Mickey Mouse


I have lots and lots of pictures with Mickey! Definitely try to see him every time I go, but sometimes his line can go over an hour and seeing him depends on my boyfriend’s mood. I also love seeing him in different outfits.


And last one with Minnie Mouse

Waiting on Wednesday – Save the Date


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. A similar meme, Can’t-Wait Wednesday, is hosted by Tressa over at Wishful Endings. If you’d like to participate in either one, don’t forget to link back to these lovely ladies and add your links in their posts.

My pick for this week’s “can’t wait to read” is

Save the Date

Morgan Matson


Expected publication: June 5, 2018 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers

Genre(s): Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance


Charlie Grant’s older sister is getting married this weekend at their family home, and Charlie can’t wait—for the first time in years, all four of her older siblings will be under one roof. Charlie is desperate for one last perfect weekend, before the house is sold and everything changes. The house will be filled with jokes and games and laughs again. Making decisions about things like what college to attend and reuniting with longstanding crush Jesse Foster—all that can wait. She wants to focus on making the weekend perfect.

The only problem? The weekend is shaping up to be an absolute disaster.

There’s the unexpected dog with a penchant for howling, house alarm that won’t stop going off, and a papergirl with a grudge.

There are the relatives who aren’t speaking, the (awful) girl her favorite brother brought home unannounced, and a missing tuxedo.

Not to mention the neighbor who seems to be bent on sabotage and a storm that is bent on drenching everything. The justice of the peace is missing. The band will only play covers. The guests are all crazy. And the wedding planner’s nephew is unexpectedly, distractingly…cute.

Over the course of three ridiculously chaotic days, Charlie will learn more than she ever expected about the family she thought she knew by heart. And she’ll realize that sometimes, trying to keep everything like it was in the past means missing out on the future.

I’ve heard so many amazing things about Morgan Matson’s books and I’ve even bought a few that I thought would be really fun and cute. Like most of the books I buy, they end up on my bookshelves and my neverending TBR. But this book… it’s totally screaming “READ ME! READ ME!”  The synopsis not only sounds adorable, hilarious, and swoontastic, but also incredibly heartwarming. Definitely saving the date for this book.


What’s your Waiting on Wednesday pick today? Share those books, so I can add more on my TBR!