Where better to turn on the charm and channel your inner Disney Princess than over high tea at the Hotel Windsor. This grand old establishment – which has welcomed many a royal through its doors – boasts luxurious furnishings that are fit for, well, a princess. You’ll dine on cakes, pastries, scones, finger sandwiches and more, in a truly sumptuous banquet setting the likes of which have not been seen since Belle was treated to a parade of French delicacies in Beauty and the Beast.
If you grew up on a steady diet of Disney films, you should fall into one of two categories: an obsessed princess devotee who still knows all the words to ‘Colours of the Wind’ or a diehard villain fan with a soft spot for Scar (apologies if you’re a handsome prince stan, this is not the place for you). But what’s a princess or villain to do on a day out in the Victorian capital? We’ve pulled together two different timetables – one filled with lovely, whimsical activities and the other more suited to those keen for a bit of mischief – to ensure that whether you’re pure of heart or prone to the odd devilish deed, you can still have a magical adventure in Melbourne.
Disney: The Magic of Animation is now open until January 23 at ACMI in Federation Square. The exhibition features more than 500 rare artworks that have been specially selected by the Walt Disney Animation Research Library in Los Angeles, California.