Dine with Disney Princesses at Cinderella’s Royal Table

If there is one dining experience that every Walt Disney World guest needs to experience just once, it's a meal at Cinderella's Royal Table.

Dining at Cinderella's Royal Table is more about the location than the food. Granted the food has improved in the last few years, but you're eating in the castle. And that's what it's all about.

When you dine at Cinderella's Royal Table the experience begins after you check in at the hostess stand. You are escorted into the Grand Hall area and you really need to take a moment and soak it all in.

The Great Hall at Cinderella's Royal TableThe Great Hall at Cinderella's Royal Table
The Grand Hall is where you'll meet Cinderella and it really is stunning. After you remind yourself that you're standing IN Cinderella's Castle take a look around.

This is the only place you'll see Cinderella during your meal. She doesn't visit the dining room for autographs and photos. She trusts that job to her royal princess friends.

The photos are included (for now) with the price of dining at Cinderella's Royal Table. Groups with four guests receive one photo package; groups of five to eight guests get two photo packages; and groups of 9-12 guests receive three photo packages.

Meeting Cinderella is one of the highlights Meeting Cinderella is one of the highlights

Once you've met Cinderella and had some photos taken you're escorted to the dining room area, located upstairs. You can either take the elevator or the stairs. And once you arrive in the dining room the princesses in your group will be given a princess wand and the princes will receive their (plastic) sword.

Breakfast at Cinderella's Royal Table is a plated breakfast where guests can enjoy stuffed French toast, eggs, baked quiche, pastries, and fresh fruit.

Lunch stars with a selection of salad, cheese, and dips with main courses including short ribs, catch of the day, and roasted chicken for the adults, while the kids can enjoy choices including chicken nuggets or turkey pot pie. Dinner choices include appetizers followed by main dishes such as steak and shrimp, bone-in pork loin, or gnocchi with roasted vegetable.

Our friends at the Disney Food Blog have a review of dinner at Cinderella's Royal Table, complete with a view of Wishes.

Cheese plate appetizer at Cinderella's Royal TableCheese plate appetizer at Cinderella's Royal Table

Throughout the meal your table will be visited by some of the Disney princesses including Belle, Snow White, Jasmine, Aurora, and Ariel. The princesses vary so you might see someone other than those listed here. We've even had a visit from the Fairy Godmother! The princesses will sign autograph books and pose for photos.

While you're enjoying your meal, take some time to look around the dining room and remind yourself that you're inside the Castle! The dining room is gorgeous and features stone Gothic archways, stained glass windows, and amazing views of Fantasyland.

The dining room at Cinderella's Royal TableThe dining room at Cinderella's Royal Table

While dining at Cindrella's Royal Table is a can't-miss experience, it's also still a difficult (though not impossible) reservation to make. We still suggest making this ADR at the 180 day mark.

And it should be noted that Cinderella's Royal Table is closing January 5, 2015 for a planned refurbishment and it will reopen in the spring of 2015.

Once the restaurant reopens the photo package that is currently included in the price of dining at Cinderella's Royal Table will be discontinued. If you are dining at Cinderella's Royal Table between now and January 4, 2015 you will still receive the photos.

Have you ever dined at Cinderella's Royal Table? Leave us a comment and let us know about your experience.

BarbaraB wrote on Tue, 08/12/2014 - 14:17:

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[quote]And it should be noted that Cinderella's Royal Table is closing January 5, 2014 for a planned refurbishment and it will reopen in the spring of 2015. [/quote]

Is this a typo or is it currently closed?

Claudette Quadrini wrote on Wed, 08/13/2014 - 22:13:

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The first time I had dinner in the castle was for my daughter's 9th birthday. This year we celebrated her 20th there!
We were just there in mid-June. Food is delicious and well portioned. Service exceptional and not rushed. We enjoyed the sunset and fireworks from our table.

Colin wrote on Thu, 08/14/2014 - 06:02:

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Yes! We had breakfast there back in December 2010 (one of the coldest winters!!!!).

Daughter loved it, huge smiles. I ended up with a mountain of bacon to work my way through.

Diane Jurgaitis wrote on Fri, 08/15/2014 - 03:06:

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I have dined at Cinderella's Royal Table a few times and always enjoyed the experience! We didn't have high expectations for the food the 1st time we went, but it was actually pretty good. (Seconds for the stuffed French toast, please!) Be sure to linger long enough to meet all the Princesses, and get plenty of pictures. We didn't think we'd get in on our first trip, but we were persistent and called every day and finally hit due to a cancellation, so keep trying and don't give up! The Princess Breakfast at Epcot is also very good, but nothing compares to the Castle!!

Sara wrote on Wed, 09/10/2014 - 17:00:

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Does anyone know when they will accept reservations for march? I know its 180 days, but they are not taking reservations yet for march 7th or 8th etc because of the refurbishing, we planned our trip around the open date of the 7th and now cant confirm the reservation :( My niece will be devastated (me too).

Kristen K. wrote on Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:10:

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I'm sorry Sara, I'm just not sure. If you follow DisneyFoodBlog.com they will probably make a post when reservations open up again.

Fiore wrote on Sun, 01/18/2015 - 16:40:

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If you can't get a reservation don't be afraid to just ask. My mom and I just went during the Thanksgiving season. It was our first trip and we'd never even heard of Cinderella's Royal Table, some locals told us about it on the monorail but they said it was impossible to get into. My mom decided to ask anyway and we were told that they had a cancellation for two if we wanted to go in right then. Of course we did! And it was a great experience. So don't be shy, the cast members are friendly and will help when they can. I can speak from duo experience because the cast members helped us to get into Be Our Guest that day too. Have fun!

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