I’ve wanted to visit Cinderella’s Royal Table for as long as I can remember, and our anniversary trip seemed like the perfect opportunity to visit! I booked our table six months in advance!
Make Your Reservation
Yes, you have to book and pay in advance for your table six months in advance to get your first choice date and time. You’ll reserve your table through the Disney website. Cinderella’s Royal Table is extremely strict regarding your reservation. You’ll need to arrive on time! If you’re more than fifteen minutes late, your table is likely to be forfeited.
Arriving at Cinderella’s Castle
Fifteen minutes before your reservations, you’ll want to head to Cinderella’s castle and begin the check-in process. You’ll first check-in at the back of the castle. Once you check-in, you’ll receive your official invitation.
Once you’re checked-in, you’ll head to your meet and greet with Cinderella. Every guest at Cinderella’s Royal Table gets the opportunity to meet Cinderella and pose for pictures. Trust me when I say, I felt decidedly underdressed for our meeting! And no, there isn’t a polite way to bypass Cinderella’s receiving line.
After your facetime with the Cinderella, you’ll head upstairs to your table.
The Grand Dining Room
The dining room is in the upper portion of Cinderella’s castle, in an area that Walt Disney originally designed for himself. I was giddy with joy when I realized that we’d been assigned a window table. Especially because your reservation time overlapped with the Magic Kingdom’s nightly fireworks display. The view from the castle was spectacular.
Once in the dining room, your host/waiter for the evening will greet you and explain the three-course dinner options available. I’d suggest reviewing the menu options before you arrive. The appetizer and entree selections were spectacular. I opted to order the castle salad and tenderloin of beef. Sadly, I was not a fan of my dessert selection.
Throughout dinner, several Disney princesses make an appearance. These characters stop at each table to carry on a short conversation with guests. At first, this was fun! But, after a while, I wanted to enjoy my dinner and fireworks and wished the princesses would bypass our table. But, the kids in the dining room were in heaven.
I will definitely visit Cinderella’s Royal Table in the future, but it’s pricey. So, it’s not an experience I would splurge on for every visit. Have you visited the restaurant?
- Amanda is a native of Richmond, VA. She enjoys writing, blogging, traveling, shopping, and spending time with friends and family.