Daddy's little princess: Now Tom Cruise whisks little Suri off to Disney World…
23:12 GMT, 31 July 2012
It's a familiar theme when a couple divorce and share the upbringing of a small child.
One parent inevitably becomes the sensible one; the disciplinarian and the conductor of daily routine, while the other is free to organise fun days out and adventures.
This effect is magnified when that other is billionaire movie star Tom Cruise, 51, who is currently pulling out all the stops on his precious days with daughter Suri, six.
She even got to dress up! So is Suri going to prefer her Little Mermaid costume at Florida's Disney World with daddy or daily gymnastics trips with Mom
He's already whisked her off to the Hamptons in a helicopter for an afternoon on the beach and today he took her to The Happiest Place on Earth.
He also allowed the little one – who has always had a penchant for dressing up – to wear an Ariel costume from Disney's Little Mermaid during the trip.
Time off: Katie enjoyed a dinner date with friends at Nomad in New York over the weekend
If he let her eat ice cream for breakfast, too, Katie's trips to Starbucks and gymnastics classes are going to seem very, very dull in comparison.
The pair were joined by Tom's sister, Cass Mapother, according to People magazine.
Suri and Tom held hands as they strolled the Magic Kingdom.
Suri 'looked like she was in heaven,' Marianne Cohen of Tampa, who was there with her grandchildren, told the magazine.
'It was really cute.'
Suri was 'having the time of her life and Tom, who looked really handsome, was really engaging with her.'
Fellow park-goers who saw them grabbed their phones and took to Twitter to trumpet the news. 'perks of working at Disney…I just said hello to Tom Cruise!' tweeted @1DFLA.
An assistant can be seen walking with the father-daughter duo carrying bags of goodies from the Disney shop.
Meanwhile, the New York Post is reporting that Tom's search for a home near to his ex-wife and daughter in New York's Chelsea could be at en end.
Cruise has looked at an 11-acre estate in upscale Snedens Landing in Rockland County, they report.
Tom's new neighbourhood This is the upscale New York state community where Cruise looked at a potential home
Spies say the staff at the home where Cruise recently looked was told to 'vacate the premises quickly,' without prior notice, when the star dropped by to tour the property with Suri.
The waterfront estate, which boasts a 13,500-square-foot mansion, is not listed for sale but it is estimated to be worth $13.5 million.
BIg Names in the area include Al Pacino, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Harvey Keitel and Aidan Quinn.
Looking glum: Katie Holmes' smile appeared to have vanished without her daughter by her side
Keeping in touch: Tom has spoken to Suri daily, like here in London, while Katie lives day-to-day with her daughter in New York