There is a place in Magic Kingdom where you can actually dine inside Cinderella Castle. The views are beautiful and kids get to interact with some of their favorite Disney Princesses. It’s called Cinderella’s Royal Table and the location can’t be beat.
When you get to the castle, you will check in at a podium. After you are called for your reservation, a cast member will lead you into the meeting area where Cinderella is. While you are standing in line make sure to look around, there are a lot of fun details around you. One of my favorite details is something you have to look up for; two of Cinderella’s helpful mice friends are watching from up high.
The cast members were really friendly and helpful when it was our turn to take pictures with Cinderella. There was one cast member who took our camera, while we were waiting, so she was set to take the picture when it was our turn. The line moved pretty quickly, but you didn’t feel like you were rushed when it was your turn. The kids were very excited to meet Cinderella and she spent a decent amount of time with them.
After we took our pictures, and Cinderella signed the autograph books, we headed up the stairs to the dining room. I loved the winding stairs; it was a great place to take pictures.
When you reach the dining room, a cast member will take you to your table. Another cast member will come over, shortly after you have been seated, to take your order. The menu isn’t that extensive, so it doesn’t take long to make a decision, at least it didn’t for us. You can check out the full menu on Disney’s website.
The rest of the review will be separated into four categories: Food, Ambiance, Cast Member Interaction, and Overall Experience.
The entrees the adults ordered were the Shrimp and Grits, the Caramel Apple Stuffed French Toast, and the Beef Tenderloin and Egg. We were all pretty happy with our entrees. The plates were empty at the end of the meal, so that’s always a good sign. The kids all had the Royal Children’s Breakfast and were happy with their meal too. The one thing I will say is that I wish the kids had more of a menu to choose from. One option isn’t very much, especially given the prices you are paying.
Guests receive complimentary coffee, tea (hot or iced), juice, and milk with breakfast. Also included with the breakfast is a plate of pastries for the table, we received two plates because there were eight people at the table.
In all honesty, it’s good food, but it’s not the best we have had on property. The price you are paying is more for the experience of eating in the castle and meeting the princesses. We enjoyed the food, but we loved the experience.
You’re eating in Cinderella Castle and meeting Disney princesses, what else is there to say? Seriously though, the venue is amazing. From the second you step inside the castle to meet Cinderella herself to when you walk up those winding stairs and see the dining room, the theme is kept throughout and it’s beautiful.
Make sure you look around while you are in the dining room. There are so many details and lots of great photo opportunities. I especially loved looking out of the windows, which overlook Fantasyland. You can see Beast’s castle in the distance and it’s pretty cool to be looking from one castle to another.
Make sure to look up while you are in the dining room. The high ceiling is pretty impressive and the banners are fun to look at. It really is beautifully designed.
The tables and chairs go along with the theme too. We were at a table that had booth-like seating on one side and chairs on the other side. We found the seating very comfortable.
If you want to get pictures of an empty dining room, I would recommend getting reservations near the end of a dining period. For instance, try for one of the last breakfast slots and you will have an empty dining room by the time you are done eating. The bonus is that the tables will be set, because they will be getting ready for lunch.
Cast Member Interaction
All the cast members we came in contact with at the restaurant were great, as usual. I love their costumes! They definitely keep with the theme of the restaurant and add to the magic of the experience. With this dining experience you will come in contact with quite a few cast members, because you have the picture with Cinderella first and then you head to the dining room. I can’t say enough nice things about the cast members we encountered here, they were wonderful.
The Disney Princesses were also wonderful with the kids. They took as many pictures as the kids wanted, signed some autographs, and talked with the kids. They definitely added to the magical experience for us all. The kids got to meet Cinderella, Ariel, Aurora, Jasmine, and Snow White.
We all really enjoyed our time in this restaurant. The location alone is amazing. Plus, the kids get to meet a bunch of Disney Princesses in one place. While we all enjoyed our food, we have had better food at other locations on property and I wish the kids had more options.
Will we return? Probably, one day. I definitely wouldn’t mind having dinner in the castle and sitting by the window. That would be a beautiful view. It is expensive though, even for breakfast. You are paying more for the location and the experience than for the food.
Was it worth the price? We felt it was worth it. Not only are you dining in the castle, but the kids get to meet five princess. All of the princesses spent a good amount of time with the kids to take pictures and sign autographs. The kids were pretty excited to meet all of them in one place. Also, you get wishing stars and girls will get a wand and boys get a sword. Those are still a favorite in our house, months after the trip.
This is an experience that I think everyone should have at least once. Even if you don’t have kids or are traveling without the kids, the experience of dining in the castle is pretty awesome.
Have you ever dined in Cinderella Castle?
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