Cinderella's royal table

So, we had just one more surprise for this kid on our Disney trip. Reservations are tough to get, but Lo and I had a super special girl-date breakfast inside Cinderella's castle with the princesses. 
She couldn't believe we were going to eat inside of the big castle that you see at the beginning of all of the movies. Too. Cool.
Now, I will be the first to admit that we are not a hugely princess-obsessed family. Lo is totally girly and loves to dress up, but she also skateboards and snowboards and isn't afraid to hang with the boys. All things aside ... she's five. She's such a sweetheart. She loves Disney movies as much any other kid. And this experience was super magical for her. The girl can be a bit shy, and I could tell that she was starstruck when she saw who was coming over to our table.
I had secretly packed her favorite Snow White dress-up outfit for her to wear to the breakfast, and she was thrilled that the first princess to come over to say 'hello' was Snow White.
Next up was Aurora (Sleeping Beauty.)
And Ariel (The Little Mermaid.)
And finally, Belle (Beauty and the Beast.)
The princesses were all so incredibly nice, and they all took their time to say 'hi' to us without being rushed one bit. Snow White asked Lo if she had seven dwarves living with her, Ariel said that Flounder had helped her collect shells for her necklace, and they all took time to take photos and give hugs and sign autographs. Their voices sounded exactly like the characters they portrayed. The whole experience was really sweet and a lot of fun.
And the food! There was so much of it and everything was delicious.
Even my picky eater loved her breakfast. She really like the mini cinnamon rolls and her french toast sticks, eggs and bacon.
And I ordered the stuffed French toast with berries. It was awesome.
So yes, we absolutely loved our breakfast at Cinderella's royal table. It was such a special thing for the two of us to do together and I know I'll never forget it. I don't think Lo will, either!

** A quick note. For those of you reading (hi there!) who are planning a trip to Disney in the near future and may be first-timers like me, let me give you a heads up on the whole Cinderella dining thing! Reservations for this book up fast. You basically need to make a reservation online or on the phone 180 days out from the date you plan to be there. Not even kidding. 180 days. But it's definitely worth it if you can work it into your trip. Luckily, you can keep checking back for cancellations and there are lunches and dinners at the castle with the princesses, too. You can find lots more info here.  :)

5 comments:

  1. I'm not a super girly girl but part of me really hopes my daughter is so I can do things like this with her. I love that you arranged this for your daughter I have no doubt her princess experience will be a magical memory for her to treasure. So sweet.

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  2. Conspicuously missing princess? Cinderella!
    We had planned to go back to WDW next year when our little one will be four. I can't wait to go to Cinderella's Royal Table with her. I know she will love it. Glad you and Lo loved it as well.

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  3. oh gosh – you're right! we have a picture taken with Cinderella by their photographer, but I didn't scan it for this post. (But she was there!)

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  4. I took my daughter for her 6th Birthday in October. You get a pic with Cinderella right when you come in to the bottom of the restaurant. It was so worth the wait! This was the first time in 5 trips we were able to get in! http://s1086.photobucket.com/albums/j460/tinkmom72/?action=view&current=Disney2011171.mp4

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  5. OH thanks for this. I am loving your posts. I plan to go next year with my 6 year old for her birthday and really wanted to do this breakfast. My daughter is like yours, not totally obsessed with princesses but of course likes them and Disney movies so I'm sure she will love this!

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