May 23, 2013 - Aladdin's Dream of Adventures

In the evening, we all met back up at the Agrabah Cafe where our Disney Dreamers Everywhere Event "Aladdin's Dream of Adventures" would take place...




When we walked in, we were greeted by Aladdin himself!


He guided us through the crowded streets of Agrabah...











...and then he stopped and took some pictures with his monkey friend Abu!



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Nearby, there was a snake charmer and I had to say hello to the snake...


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Soon, we were called to the main room where a "street show" would occur featuring Donald, Daisy and Goofy in fabulous Middle Eastern garb along with Aladdin and some of his friends...














After the show, we were allowed some photo opportunities with the characters...


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Now, you remember how I told you that it had become an inside joke for other Disney Dreamers (particularly Dan!) to post pictures of me dozing off along the trip.  Well, imagine my surprise when the Genie indicated he knew me and made a sleeping gesture.  You know it's bad when the Disney characters have seen you dozing off...LOL!  Anyway, I had to take this picture with Genie...

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After the meet-and-greets, I saw a magician performing.  I am a magician's favorite audience member because I have such visceral reactions to their feats of prestidigitation.  I am always so amazed.  LOL!



We were then asked to come back into the main room for another "street show."  This time, it involved Mickey, Minnie and Pluto in Middle Eastern garb joined by Aladdin and Jasmine...











...and, once again, after the show, we were allowed some time for photo opportunities with the characters...


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Ummm...Hi, Photobombing dancers!  I was trying to take a picture of Mickey and Minnie.  LOL!


After the photo opportunities, Pluto came back out and balanced a tiny lamp on his nose.  This is one talented dog!





And, with that, we were brought into the main dining room for a wonderful dinner.  This was, by far, my favorite meal in Paris.  We had all kinds of Middle Eastern delicacies and, for the main course, a delicious lamb.  I'm not normally a fan of lamb, but I could have eaten this all day.

Anyway, the most important part of this, though, is when we entered the main dining room, we were greeted by The Sultan!  Yes, Jasmine's father!  He was making his debut that evening and he looked FANTASTIC!

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We were able to say hello to Jasmine and the Sultan who were welcoming people to their kingdom...

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In the other room, Jafar lurked...

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...and, at one point, I tried to join the royal guard...

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As we ate dinner, there was a mini-show in which Aladdin as Prince Ali woos Jasmine.




Then, the Aladdin characters came out to meet the guests...

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And, after, Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto came out in new Middle Eastern outfits and met with guests...

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And, finally, as our dinner ended, there was another mini-show in which everybody lived happily ever after.



After dinner, all the characters came outside and took some final pictures near the gates of Adventureland.
























Another beautiful evening and event!  The Agrabah Cafe was amazing!  I was trying to figure out how much of it was brought in for the event and how much was the normal restaurant since I had never been in there before.  But, apparently, it was relatively unchanged, saved some props brought in and the tables taken out.  The only thing about having the event in there was that it was EXTREMELY claustrophobic.  I mean, you really did feel like you were in a crowded bazaar.  And, the shows just felt mighty close that it was hard to get a good vantage point.  But, that said, I couldn't have imagined a better place to have the event.  It added so much to the authenticity of the evening.

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