For most first time visitors to Walt Disney World, when you think of Princess Dining, the first (and sometimes only) restaurant that comes to mind is Cinderella’s Royal Table at Magic Kingdom theme park. But a lot of first time visitors don’t realize that this isn’t your only option. There are actually several restaurants at Disney World that feature Disney’s Princesses. To help you with your dining plans, here are 6 places to visit for a meal fit for a royalty.
1. Bon Voyage Breakfast- Trattoria al Forno – Disney’s Boardwalk – (pictured) Disney’s newest character meal, guests can enjoy a special Bon Voyage Breakfast featuring Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, Ariel, and Prince Eric! Your meal will begin with a mixed berry parfait or fresh fruit salad along with a frying pan of pastries, which even include a braided breakfast bread and clamshell pastries! You can then choose your main entree from selections like the Shipwreck al Forno, which features a calzone with scrambled eggs, soppressata, bacon, sausage, and a blend of cheeses with Sunday gravy. Another crowd pleaser is the Royal Breakfast, including oak-grilled steak, cheesy egg torte, asparagus, crispy onions, and roasted potatoes. Little ones might enjoy the Little Royal Breakfast, which comes with an egg, bacon, and toast, as well as classic Mickey pancakes or Mickey waffles. Best of all, while enjoying your hearty breakfast, you’ll be visited by fan-favorites Rapunzel and Flynn Rider along with Ariel and Prince Eric. Disney’s Dining Plan is accepted, and guests can expect to use 1 table service credit per person toward this extra special dining experience. Log into your My Disney Experience account or call 407-WDW-DINE to make reservations.
2. Perfect Princess Tea – Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa – More of a luxury add-on than a meal, with a price tag of $333.64 for one adult and 1 child, it’s a great option for those looking to pamper your princess or celebrate that special occasion. Taking place late morning at the Garden View Tea Room, princesses get treated like royalty with a high-tea that includes, tea (that tastes an awful lot like fruit juice) dainty finger sandwiches, fruit and a very special princess cakes. Honorary guests of Princess Aurora, the little ones are led through a fun series of songs and activities by (a flower-turned-friend) Rose Petal. Princess Aurora makes a grand entrance midway through the activities and takes time to visit the table of each of the children (definitely more time than during the character dining meals). The hefty price tag is justified by a stash of amazing gifts that each princess is given to celebrate their special day. Those lucky enough to take part in this event will receive a 10″ Princess Aurora Doll w/ Best Friend Certificate, Princess Tiara, Silver Princess Bracelet, Princess Necklace, and a fresh rose. There is no dress code but little ones are encouraged to don their princess finery so participants may want to bring along a costume for the event. Tea parties take place every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday starting at 10:30 am. Advanced reservations can be made by dialing 407-WDW-MY-TEA.
3. Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner – 1900 Park Fare – Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa – Each evening 1900 Park Fare at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa plays host to the delightful Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner. This character dining experience takes up 1 Table Service Dining Credit or around $59.99 per adult. The meal features buffet dining with options ranging from soups and salads to carvery items like pork or beef loin. But what really makes this dining experience magical is that the event is hosted by Cinderella and Prince Charming. Guests can watch as the royal couple share their first dance of the evening and may even be lucky enough to join in. But the real fun starts when the event is crashed by Lady Tremaine, Anastasia, and Drizella. You won’t be able to help but laugh at their loud-mouthed antics. Though this reservation is slightly easier to nab than Akershus or Cinderella’s Royal Table, booking as far out as possible is strongly recommend and can be done via My Disney Experience or by calling 407-WDW-DINE.
4. Cinderella’s Royal Table – Magic Kingdom – The Grand Dame of all Disney character dining reservations, make your dreams come true by enjoying a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner in the majestic dining hall set within the iconic Cinderella Castle. Guests will be visited by princesses including Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, and Jasmine while tucking into amazing cuisine. There’s also a photo op with Cinderella as you enter the castle Breakfast menu highlights include Caramel Apple-stuffed French Toast and Shrimp and Grits with lunch and dinner menus serving up gourmet classics like Beef Tenderloin or Braised Pork Shank. Guests should note that dining here will cost two table service dining credits for those on the Disney dining plan or $35 – 59 per adult.
5. Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Norway Pavilion- Epcot – Located in the Norway Pavilion this banquet hall is styled in a similar regal fashion to Cinderella’s Royal Table albeit slightly smaller. It’s Epcot location means that reservations are slightly easier to come by and the fact that it now sits next to Frozen Ever After , Disney’s newest Frozen-themed attraction makes it perfect for those looking for a princess-filled few hours. The breakfast at Akershus is one of my favorites on Disney property. Guests can enjoy a continental breakfast buffet with cheeses, cured meats, fruit and salmon with a skillet filled with eggs, bacon and utterly fantastic breakfast potatoes delivered family-style to your table for your party to share. The lunch and dinner offerings are more distinctly Scandinavian with plenty of seafood as well as Norwegian meatballs. Princesses are on hand at each of the meals and the royal line-up typically consists of Cinderella, Snow White, Belle, Princess Aurora and Ariel. Prices range from $39.00 – $59.00 per adult depending on the meal. Those on the dining plan will be delighted to know that this meal only takes up 1 dining credit, making it a great option for those wanting to conserve their Table Service Credits. Reservations can be made online or at 407-WDW-DINE.
6. Be Our Guest – Magic Kingdom – Even though you won’t find Belle at this exciting new Fantasyland eatery, there is something so magical about walking up to Beast’s Castle for a meal. The setting is convincing that it’s hard not to feel like you are in a scene from the movie. Visitors looking to conserve their Table Service dining credits will be pleased to know that during breakfast and lunch Be Our Guest only takes up a Quick Service Credit. However, the meal isn’t strictly counter service with your food being brought to your table by one of the delightfully costumed attendees. At dinner, the castle is transformed into a slightly more formal Table Service Restaurant where guests can enjoy a French-inspired menu. The evening is also hosted by Beast himself. For a truly immersive experience, I recommend sitting in the Gothic West Wing where visitors can view the enchanted rose. Beauty and the Beast fans will also enjoy ordering the Grey Stuff from the dessert menu. Prices range from $14.99 per adult to $34.99 per adult depending on the meal. Advanced reservation (even for the Quick Service Meals) are essential and should be made close to the 180 day mark). Reservations can be made online through My Disney Experience.
And for those looking for the perfect princess-themed add-on to go with your character meals, don’t forget the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at both Disney Springs and at the Magic Kingdom offer a variety of incredible princess makeovers transforming your little ones into their favorite Disney Princess. We recommend scheduling your makeovers on the same day as your princess dining experiences for some amazing photos and beautiful memories.
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