Here ye, here ye, guests of Magic Kingdom; we invite you to dine at Cinderella’s Royal Table and immerse yourself in the world of Disney royalty. Yes, feast on delicious fare, meet several of Disney’s most famous Princesses, and most importantly, wish upon a star.
Conventional wisdom says that this is a dining experience better suited towards girls, but I can assure you, as a mom of two young boys, it is an experience that everyone will love!
There is nothing like the giddy excitement of walking up to Cinderella Castle, knowing that in just a few short moments, entry will be granted. It is a Disney fan dream come true! Upon entry into the Grand Hall, a Disney PhotoPass photographer snaps a few photos with Cinderella.
We went for breakfast and had the sense that they definitely wanted to stay on schedule. There was no time for lollygagging. Once the photos were taken, it was time to ascend the stairs and enter the Banquet Hall.
Wow. Just wow! My photos sadly do not do it justice. It is simply amazing to be sitting inside Cinderella Castle. You feel as though you’ve been transported a few centuries (if you can overlook the electricity). There are crests and flags, stained glass windows and chandeliers. And the view overlooking Magic Kingdom Park is amazing.
The children are given swords (for boys) or wands (for girls) and each child is given a wishing star upon which they get to make their wishes during the Magical Wishing Ceremony.
The Food and Service
Impeccable. Our server was amazing. He was there at the exact right moments to bring drinks, the pastry platter, entrees and refills. He did not miss a beat, yet was very unobtrusive.
The food itself is out of this world. I chose the Lobster and Crab Crepes, my husband had Beef Tenderloin and Egg and our boys feasted on the Royal Children’s Breakfast. It is all you care to enjoy, and while we were too full for seconds, it is an option.
At our breakfast we met Snow White, Ariel, Jasmine and Aurora. Snow White was the hit! She gave my son the biggest, reddest kiss on his check. I was not allowed to wash his face for 2 days! All of the princesses were wonderful and patient as they signed autographs and posed for multiple pictures.
Note prices are subject to change.
Breakfast: $58 adult, $36 children, free for ages 0-2.
Lunch: $60 adult, $38 children, free for ages 0-2
Dinner: $73 adult, $43 children, free for ages 0-2.
You are required to pre-pay. If you have a Tables in Wonderland Card, make sure to present it to your server and they will refund the 20%. This is a signature dining event and some dining plans are accepted.
- This is a hot ticket dining experience…make sure to secure your reservations at the 180 day mark.
- The princesses do sign autographs; it is helpful to have your gear ready to go when they arrive.
- Bring your camera and make sure it takes good photos in low light. I was really bummed I didn’t bring my better camera for this event.
- Try to get a reservation before the park opens; you can get some amazing family shots in front of Cinderella Castle without all of the crowds. And there is something magical about being one of a few in Magic Kingdom Park before all the guests arrive.
I highly recommend this experience. Each trip we pick one special splurge event and I am so glad we chose Cinderella’s Royal Table. The food was great, the service fantastic and the experience created memories that will last a lifetime.
Note from the Walt Disney World website: “Cinderella’s Royal Table will be closed for planned maintenance starting January 5, 2015 and will reopen in the spring of 2015. We beg your pardon for any inconvenience, your Highness.”
Caroline Knowles says
Anne, my 15 year old son LOVES to eat there! Of course I am certain the princesses bring on a whole new meaning to teen boys! They aren’t so “yucky” anymore!
Anne Fitzgerald says
I love it, Caroline! My 4 year old was practically swooning over Snow White. It was so cute!
Great article, Anne! Makes me think that I should return there with my kids. Went when my son was just a baby and my daughter was 4. It’s been over 11 years!
Anne Fitzgerald says
Thanks Karen! I think your kids will get a kick out of eating in the Castle…after all, they’ve been raised on Disney!
Lisa McBride says
This is one of the restaurants that we still haven’t been to. Your review really makes me want to change that and make an ADR for our upcoming trip.