Whenever you think of the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World of course you are visualizing Cinderella Castle, but did you know that you can actually dine inside of the castle?
It’s true! Cinderella’s Royal Table is an opening day restaurant ( originally called King Stefan’s) within the castle that has been making memories for the last 50 years.
This restaurant brings fine dining to theme parks, and magic that only Disney can provide. Whether you have young princess fans, or just ones who are young at heart, every Disney fan should enjoy Cinderella’s Royal Table at least once.
Cinderella’s Royal Table is a signature dining experience at Disney that elevates classic banquet food for a fine dining experience that is approachable for everyone. You will see adorable nods to classic Disney princess movies throughout the menu as well. For example: Magic Carpet Ride (pork tenderloin dish) and When Will My Life Begin chicken and pasta dish.
Cinderella’s Royal Table is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This means you can either be one of the first people in the parks by booking an early breakfast, or one of the last people to leave by booking a late dinner. Think of the empty park pictures!
See Walt Disney World’s website for full menu and pricing.
Of course there is going to be magic, you’re in a castle in Walt Disney World! First of all, you visit with a group of your favorite Disney Princesses. The lineup changes from time to time, but you would of course meet Cinderella, (it is her castle, afterall), and we have seen Snow White, Jasmine, Belle, Ariel, Aurora, and even Mulan in the past. Lastly, to make little princes and princesses feel as though they are part of the fairytale, each child is gifted either a sword or a wand.
If you have been to the Magic Kingdom a few times before and have already seen the full nighttime spectacular with fireworks, projections, and music, then you should really consider making a reservation for Cinderella’s Royal Table during the fireworks. You can actually watch them out of the ornate stained glass windows, and it is absolutely incredible. You will feel like royalty if you dine to fireworks.
Cinderella’s Royal Table continues to be one of the most popular restaurants in all of Walt Disney World, and is one of the hardest reservations to get. Plus, to keep people from “hoarding” reservations to CRT, Disney requires prepayment for this prix fixe meal. Remember, this is a Disney Signature restaurant. That’s code for very expensive. See just how expensive here.
Reservations are available 60 days out and are most easily made through the My Disney Experience App. New reservations load at 6:00 AM EST, so be ready to set that alarm!
Don’t worry if you don’t see a reservation available 60 days out. We find that if you keep checking the week of your trip there are new openings.
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