Breakfast with the princesses at Disney World

Whether you have a little girl in your family, or if you're just a girl at heart yourself --- start off your day at Disney World with a fairy-tale breakfast fit for a princess!

You have two options for princess breakfast dining at Disney World -- Cinderella's Royal Table breakfast at the Magic Kingdom, and Akershus Princess Storybook breakfast at the Norway Pavilion at Epcot. The bonus to both of these locations is that with an early reservation, you are let into the gates of the park early, giving you quick access to the attractions after breakfast!

Cinderella's Royal Table breakfast:

Many little girls' very first request will be to "eat in the castle" at the Magic Kingdom. You can make this wish come true with the breakfast at Cinderella's Royal Table. Served from 8:05 a.m. to 10:40 a.m., the breakfast includes a meet-and-greet photo session with Cinderella herself. The breakfast costs $36 to $59.99 per person, and is 2 credits on the Disney Dining Plan.

This is a very hard-to-book meal, so get on your computer or your phone at the 180-day window prior to your vacation for your best chance at booking.

Once seated, expect to have several princesses come by to say hello. The Disney World website lists Snow White, Jasmine and Belle as the princesses, but Disney Food Blog recently visited for breakfast and reported seeing Belle, Snow White, but no Jasmine. Instead they saw Ariel and Aurora. So it would be best not to "promise" any certain princess for your little one, other than Cinderella, which is a definite.

As far as the food goes, it's fairly standard breakfast fair. Disney Food Blog gives a review of the two different platters they were offered on their trip -- eggs, bacon, breakfast potatoes, and sausage; and the famous stuffed french toast.

Akershus Princess Storybook Breakfast:

A wonderful (cheaper!) alternate to the castle is well, another castle -- the Akershus Princess Storybook breakfast at the Norway Pavilion's Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in the Norway Pavilion at Epcot's World Showcase.

This breakfast is reportedly easier to book due to its "hidden gem" nature -- but don't take any chances, and book early for a breakfast service, served from 8 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. The Princess Storybook Breakfast is $15 to $35.99 per person, and 1 credit on the Disney Dining Plan.

Princesses that may be spotted at the breakfast include Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Snow White, Aurora, Mulan, Cinderella, and/or Mary Poppins. Again, don't "promise" any certain princess to your little one, but know there will be plenty!

Many say they prefer the food to that of the Royal Table breakfast. Platters of hot all-you-can-eat breakfast items like scrambled eggs, cheesy potatoes, bacon, and sausage are brought to your table, but the real star is the koltbordt, or "cold table" buffet of smoked fish, cheeses, fruit, cream cheese, yogurt, and pastries. The cult item here is the lingonberry muffin, which has made it into the Disney Food Blog's breakfast specialty showdown.

Read a full review of the Akershus Princess Storybook breakfast here.

Have you eaten breakfast at Cinderella's Royal Table or Akershus Royal Banquet Hall? Which princesses did you meet, and how was the food? Leave a comment below!

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TesTypeUlcesk wrote on Sun, 10/07/2012 - 17:41:

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DAVID RAMIREZ wrote on Mon, 05/27/2013 - 14:40:

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How can I confirm my reservation for breakfast with the princess on Sunday 6-9-2013 at 9:20 a.m......confirmation number is 430101575261

Kristen K. wrote on Mon, 05/27/2013 - 14:44:

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Hi David! You'll need to call Disney directly to do that. http://www.wdwforgrownups.com is a fan site, not an official Disney entity.

You can confirm your reservation by calling (407)WDW-DINE or online at the My Disney Experience website.

Tamara wrote on Thu, 09/05/2013 - 13:39:

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We are coming to Disney next weekend and it is my daughter's 7th birthday?
I have not been able to make reservations for the Royal table. Can you help?

Kristen K. wrote on Thu, 09/05/2013 - 13:46:

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Hi Tamara - Unfortunately I don't have a magic wand connection to Dining reservations, so there isn't really anything that I can do other than offer some alternative advice.

First - I suggest trying every day to get in. This has been one of the most difficult reservations to get at Walt Disney World for many years. If the day that you would like to eat at CRT is sold out, your best chance of getting in on that date is a last minute reservation the day before. Due to the cancellation policy at CRT, if people are going to cancel they usually wait until the last minute.

Second - You may want to consider the Princess Breakfast at Epcot located in Norway's Akershus. Though it doesn't have the same excitement as the Castle, I find the food to be excellent and the character interaction of a higher quality. It's also less expensive, and they don't rush you like they do at CRT.

http://www.wdwforgrownups.com/articles/grown-princess-breakfast-akershus

I hope that you find these tips useful! Good Luck!

catherinebnyc wrote on Sun, 02/23/2014 - 19:33:

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I have a reservation for the EPCOT lunch at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall. Do the princesses make an appearance for lunch too or is it only breakfast?

Kristen K. wrote on Mon, 02/24/2014 - 12:30:

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The Princesses appear all day long at Akershus.

Mike wrote on Sun, 03/30/2014 - 00:16:

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We want to take our girls to Cinderella's breakfast. Do we have to stay a Disney resort?? or can we stay off property? How early can we make reservations?

Kristen K. wrote on Sun, 03/30/2014 - 13:53:

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You do not have to be staying at the resort, off property is fine. However reservations for Cinderella's Royal Table are very difficult to get and those staying on property have an edge. Reservations can be made at 180 days before you wish to dine, and they often sell out on that day.

For guests staying on property the advantage is that they can make reservations 180 days +10 from the start of their WDW hotel reservation. That means for instance that if they want their Cinderella reservation on the 10th day of their vacation, they can actually make it at 190days in advance, because they can make a dining reservation from 180 days of their first hotel night. Did that make sense?

If you are unable to get a reservation at Cinderella's Royal Table, please consider Akershus in Epcot as an alternative. The food is excellent, and I find the character interaction much less rushed. They also have all the princesses.

eaube123 wrote on Mon, 04/14/2014 - 14:48:

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Hello! If you book a breakfast at Akershus, do you have to have a ticket to Epcot?

Kristen K. wrote on Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:48:

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Yes, breakfast at Akershus does require theme park admission.

cheryl K wrote on Tue, 09/23/2014 - 22:16:

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What is the cost of two adults and two children (ages 4 and 10) to eat breakfast with the princesses October 23, 2014?

Kristen K. wrote on Wed, 09/24/2014 - 16:20:

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Hi Cheryl K! We're not Walt Disney World, so I can't tell you if there is any availability for the date that you want. Check out the official WDW Site to make dining arrangements here https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/#/reservations-accepted or give them a call for more information (407) 939-5277.

Kking wrote on Sun, 11/02/2014 - 20:45:

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Hi, since the breakfast is at Norway Pavilion, would Elsa and Anna also make an appearance?

Kristen K. wrote on Mon, 11/03/2014 - 14:07:

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Hi Kking! They do not at this time.

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