Have you ever wished you could dine in a castle? Cinderella’s Royal Table offers a picturesque backdrop, your favorite Disney princesses and an excellent meal all in one.
It’s every princess’s dream to dine in Cinderella’s Castle, however some people don’t realize there is an actual restaurant that is housed on the second floor serving breakfast, lunch and dinner each day. Cinderella’s Royal Table just underwent a refurbishment complete with a new menu so on my most recent trip I decided we needed to check it out.
I must admit I am not a morning person at all, but there is an exception to this rule and that’s when we are on vacation at Disney. One of my favorite things to do is schedule an early breakfast before the park opens because there is something magical about walking down Main Street USA with only your family. So for this trip with my party of 17 we entered the park at 8 am for our 8:30 reservation to give us a leisurely stroll and time to stop for pictures.
Upon arrival at the castle we were greeted and escorted inside the Grand Hall where everyone met and posed for pictures with Cinderella in front of a large stone fireplace. We did have a brief moment after pictures to admire the surroundings before being summoned up the red carpet lined spiral stairs for our meal. As you walk up the steps there are several stained glass windows of Cinderella then once you reach the top the tiny stairs open to a grand cathedral ceiling with one entire wall of beautiful leaded stained glass and a view of Fantasyland.
Every meal starts with an assorted pastry platter and then you order your main entrée plus a non-alcoholic drink. I had the beef tenderloin and egg which was delicious! The experience is $58 per adult and $36 per child or you can use two table service entitlements, the gratuity is included as well and prices may vary during peak times and is served 8:05 – 10:40 am. During the course of your meal several princesses make their way to your table for signatures and photos. They never guarantee which ones will be there due to the schedules, but each time we’ve dined here we have always seen Jasmine, Aurora, Ariel and Snow White in addition to Cinderella. There is also a “wishing ceremony” where the princes are given swords and princesses wands plus everyone receives a wishing star.
Per Disney’s site “Tiaras and glittering gowns are optional, although young Guests are encouraged to dress up for the occasion.” I couldn’t find a more fitting statement and I do recommend dressing your child because you won’t have a better photo opportunity than this.
With my party of 17 we had quite a few first-timers and of course us seasoned veterans and Cinderella’s Royal Table was a favorite among us all. It truly brought out the magic in all of us and seeing the children’s reaction was priceless.
If you want to dine with the princesses or your other favorite characters, dining reservations open 180 days prior to check-in and this timing is crucial in getting not only the restaurant of your choice, but a good time as well. One of the FREE services we travel planners offer is making these reservations for you, so if you’re ready to start planning then contact me today via Facebook, Pinterest, email or phone at 1-800-670-4312 Extension 144 to get started planning today or click here to request a quote.
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