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Frog Family Foodie Review — Cinderella's Royal Table at Magic Kingdom

by Mommy Frog on March 20, 2023 18 Orlando

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Summary

Did you know you can actually dine inside Cinderella Castle? Cinderella's Royal Table at Magic Kingdom is a table-service restaurant actually located inside the castle! This popular restaurant often books up months in advance so you'll want to plan ahead to try to snag a coveted "CRT" dining reservation. Even better than the unique location, Cinderella's Royal Table is also a character dining spot, so you can meet Cinderella and other princesses (back as of Feb. 28, 2023)! Here's everything to know about Cinderella's Royal Table, including reservations, characters, menus and more.

Cinderella’s Royal Table — Cinderella at photo backdrop

Overview of Cinderella's Royal Table

Cinderella's Royal Table is quite the fairytale dining experience at Walt Disney World. In Magic Kingdom, you'll find the entrance on the backside of the castle near Sir Mickey's. After checking in at the outdoor podium, you'll be escorted inside the castle. Enter the elegant grand hall where you're greeted by Cinderella herself! Notice the fun medieval details and nods to the "Cinderella" film (keep an eye out for Jaq and Gus!).

Cinderella’s Royal Table — Theming details

You'll then glide up the spiral staircase to the royal banquet hall. You'll feel like you're in a storybook with stone archways, medieval decor and beautiful stained-glass windows looking out onto Fantasyland. At night, you can even get a unique view of the Magic Kingdom fireworks! Your character dining meal also includes visits with four other Disney princesses.

Note that while Cinderella's Royal Table is considered a signature dining experience, there is no required dress code, so theme park attire is acceptable. Of course, this is a perfect opportunity to wear some royal costumes for the tadpoles or inspired DisneyBounds for the adults.

Getting Cinderella's Royal Table Reservations

Cinderella’s Royal Table — Banquet Hall

Cinderella's Royal Table is extremely popular and one of the hardest reservations to get at Walt Disney World. Advanced dining reservations are strongly recommended and should ideally be done 60 days in advance. Be sure to mark your calendar for 60 days out and set your alarms, as most reservations open at 5:45 a.m. EST. Guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel have an advantage as they can book 60 days in advance of check-in day for their entire stay, up to 10 days.

Cinderella’s Royal Table

This means there may be very limited reservations available if looking 60 days out as a non-hotel guest. Don't be too discouraged! We recommend checking often and continuing to refresh in case something pops up (clicking on various times instead of only checking meal sections can also help). Cancellations can happen, especially the week of, as plans change.

Like many restaurants, there is a day-of walkup list you can join, but most days it is not available for Cinderella's Royal Table. The walkup list does require your GPS location, so you have to already be in Magic Kingdom and fairly close to the castle to even check if the restaurant is accepting walkups. Often by late morning, the app will display a message saying it's not accepting walkups. You can also ask the cast members at the outdoor podium if there are any possible reservations.

Breakfast is $65 per adult and $39 per child, plus tax and gratuity. Lunch and dinner are $79 per adult and $47 per child, plus tax and gratuity. Note that Cinderella's Royal Table requires full payment in advance, so you will be charged when you book (the final number will include tax and gratuity so you won't have to worry about that when dining). There is a two-hour cancellation policy so you must cancel at least two hours in advance to receive a refund.

Characters at Cinderella's Royal Table

Cinderella’s Royal Table — Snow White, Aurora, Ariel, Jasmine

Cinderella’s Royal Table — Aurora signing autograph

While dining in the castle, it makes perfect sense to see some royal guests during your meal! As a character dining location, characters will journey through the restaurant and stop at each table for hugs, autographs and photos. It's a perfect way to see lots of Disney princesses all in one sitting!

When you first enter, you'll meet your royal host, Cinderella, with a beautiful backdrop and a PhotoPass photographer. As of Feb. 28, 2023, all the characters are back at this location, so once you're inside the restaurant, you'll see four princesses throughout your meal. The normal line-up is Ariel, Snow White, Aurora and Jasmine, though other princesses could make appearances instead. Since the lineup is never guaranteed and could vary from day to day, we recommend cautioning tadpoles on how they may or may not see their favorite princess. We loved talking about becoming mermaids with Ariel or with Jasmine on how Rajah likes to eat too many desserts!

Cinderella's Royal Table Menu

Cinderella’s Royal Table — Menu

Breakfast Menu

Start off your royal breakfast with assorted breakfast pastries for the whole table!

Choose one entree:

  • Traditional Breakfast (scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon and potatoes)
  • Shrimp and Grits (smoked Gouda cheese grits, tomato jam, fried egg, buttered shrimp and garlic baguette)
  • Baked Quiche (goat cheese, spinach and mushroom quiche with a dollop of goat cheese cream served with arugula and roasted bell peppers)
  • Beef Tenderloin and Egg (potatoes and cheese frittata with broccolini, cheese sauce and chive oil)
  • Royal Avocado Toast (multigrain toast, plant-based eggs and cheese, avocado, radish and jalapeños) (Plant-based)
  • Caramel Apple-stuffed French Toast (French toast stuffed with sweet cream cheese and spiced apples drizzled with caramel sauce and served with bacon)

Kids choose one entree:

  • Egg White Frittata
  • Mickey-shaped Waffle
  • Fruit and Seed Oatmeal
  • Assorted Cold Cereals

Kids choose any two sides:

  • Bacon
  • Pork Sausage
  • Turkey Sausage
  • Yogurt Parfait
  • Seasonal Fruit
  • Home Fries

Lunch and Dinner Menu

Lunch and dinner at Cinderella's Royal Table offer the same prix fixe menu.

Choose one appetizer:

Cinderella’s Royal Table — Chilled Jumbo Shrimp, Castle Salad and Braised Beef

 

  • Castle Salad
  • Chilled Jumbo Shrimp
  • Braised Beef
  • Soup of the Day

Choose one entree:

Cinderella’s Royal Table — Beef tenderloin

  • Grilled Tenderloin of Beef with potato pavé, roasted seasonal vegetables and house-made steak sauce
  • Spice-rubbed Pork Tenderloin with curry couscous, glazed rainbow carrots and red wine jus

Cinderella’s Royal Table — Chicken with pesto pasta

  • Slow-braised Chicken with fettuccine pasta, pine nut pesto and edible flowers
  • Sustainable Catch En Papillote with marbled potatoes, chimichurri and seasonal vegetables
  • Parisian Gnocchi with seasonal vegetables, celery root purée and vegetable demi-glace

The beef tenderloin was definitely the highlight for us — would highly recommend! The chicken with pasta was also very good with a strong pesto flavor.

Choose one dessert:

Cinderella’s Royal Table — Clock Strikes Twelve dessert

Cinderella’s Royal Table — Jan and Gus cheesecake

  • The Clock Strikes Twelve (dark chocolate mousse with a caramel and crunchy praline center, served with chocolate sauce and hazelnut gelato)
  • Jaq & Gus (cheesecake with seasonal flavors and garnishes)
  • Coffee Pot de Crème (coffee-infused coconut 'custard,' passion fruit gelée and crumbled chocolate-espresso beans) (Plant-based)

Kids choose one appetizer:

  • Sliced Apples
  • Garden Salad with ranch dressing
  • Bie-sized Cheddar Cheese and Grapes

Kids choose one entree:

  • Seared Fish of the Day
  • Chicken Nuggets
  • Grilled Beef Tenderloin
  • Macaroni and Cheese

Kids choose any two sides:

  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Rice Pilaf
  • Buttered Corn
  • Seasonal Vegetables

Kids choose one dessert:

  • Build-Your-Own-Cupcake (vanilla cupcake with Cinderella’s blue icing and decorations to garnish your royal dessert)
  • Yogurt Parfait
  • Seasonal Sorbet

Our Final Thoughts on Cinderella's Royal Table

Cinderella’s Royal Table — Included souvenirs

Cinderella's Royal Table is a magical dining experience and a memory to last a lifetime. Lily loves bringing up the time she ate at the castle! It's a great way to see lots of princesses in such a perfect royal setting.

Cinderella's Royal Table — Wishing star

For some fun souvenirs, royal guests are given either a magic wand or sword to take home with them. To make things extra special, everyone is given a wishing star and are prompted to literally wish upon a star! The princesses helped us think of some great ideas for wishes and Lily has kept her wishing star for years! You'll also receive a postcard with each of the princesses' signatures (though they will also sign autograph books as well).

When arriving for your reservation, be sure to allow extra time and know that you might not be eating right away. When we first entered the castle, we waited in a short line to meet Cinderella before heading up to the dining hall. You'll definitely want to take in all the beautiful theming as you make your way to your table.

For a truly magical experience for tadpoles, consider booking an appointment at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique prior to your meal. We saw lots of young princesses and princes with their recent royal makeovers at Cinderella's Royal Table. It's a perfect way to show off the magical look and make for a truly memorable day. We suggest booking Bibbidi Bobbidi at least two hours prior to your CRT reservation to allow plenty of time.

Of course, this reservation is very hard to get and is also the most expensive character dining at Disney World. If you are unable to do Cinderella's Royal Table, there is also princess dining with Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in EPCOT, as well as other character dining locations to choose from. Here are our character dining froggy favorites to help you choose!

Have you ever been to Cinderella's Royal Table? Let us know in the comments below!

Related: The Royal Treatment with Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Disney World

Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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Feb 10, 2024 at 10:08 p.m. Marielle Says...

We Plan to go there with our 4 years old, she eat nearly nothing usually in our plates, is this possible to take just adult menu and share with her and do not pay for her?

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Feb 13, 2024 at 12:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Marielle!

At Cinderella's Royal Table, the price doesn't solely factor in the food but rather the entire experience, so each guest 3 and up will be charged for a meal. The same generally applies to restaurants that offer buffets, character meals or prix fixe menus.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 31, 2023 at 2:06 p.m. Donna Says...

Do all party guests have to eat as two are vegan and we cannot see a option of food

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Still want the experience with our daughter

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Jan 2, 2024 at 8:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Donna!

If you have the time, we'd recommend calling Guest Relations to walk through potential options for your family. Most restaurants have plant-based offerings, so there should be something that works for your needs :) They can be reached at (407) 939-5277.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 14, 2023 at 4:36 p.m. Kristy Says...

Hi. My daughter turns 21 Dec 26th. We made reservations for Cinderellas Royal Table on the 26th at 8:30am, but they just extended Magic Kingdom hours to 12am on the 25th which opened up a reservation at Cinderellas Royal Table at 10:45pm on the 25th. Do you think if we made the 10:45pm reservation we would be there at 12:01am on the 26th to be able to celebrate her birthday then? Also do you know if they would serve alcohol after 12:00am?

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Dec 18, 2023 at 1:40 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristy!

How fun! We typically advise that you budget about 90 minutes for character dining, so it's possible that you may still be there at midnight. Right on theme, it could be a fun Cinderella "clock strikes midnight" moment! As for serving alcohol beyond midnight, we're not toadally sure. Our best guess is that they may stop serving food or drinks past midnight once the park officially closes. You might be able to mention that you're celebrating a 21st birthday to your server so they are ready for it, but again, it's not a guarantee.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 11, 2023 at 7:48 p.m. Pete Says...

Are there Disney photographers at the Round Table? We are looking at doing one day memory maker and trying to choose the day.

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Nov 14, 2023 at 1:13 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Pete!

There is one PhotoPass photographer available when you meet Cinderella, but not for the other princesses who visit your table.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 17, 2023 at 2:07 p.m. Edgar Says...

Do you sell Universal Orlando Private VIP tickets?

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Sep 18, 2023 at 2:14 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Edgar!

We only currently offer the Universal 2-Park 1-Day VIP Experience ticket (under ticket type: VIP Experience).

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 17, 2023 at 2:05 p.m. Edgar Says...

Please help me find a table for 4 at Cinderella Royal Table on July 18, 2024. It is our daughter's 18th birthday.

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Sep 18, 2023 at 8:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Edgar!

Dining reservations are not released until 60 days out in advance, so you can start searching for reservations beginning May 19, 2024.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 19, 2023 at 12:44 a.m. Lauren Says...

What time is the last breakfast seating ?

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Aug 21, 2023 at 1:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lauren!

The last seating would be 10:15 before lunch starts at 11 a.m. When you book, it will specify in the title if you choose breakfast, lunch or dinner so you can always double-check you're making a reservation for the right meal you want.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 14, 2023 at 4:34 p.m. Christina Says...

Will characters come to any dinners? At the Cinderella's Royal Table or any other locations?

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Jun 14, 2023 at 12:03 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Christina!

Yes, there are princesses that come out at Cinderella's Royal Table. You can see a full list of character dining at Disney World here. Hope this helps!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 30, 2023 at 11:19 a.m. Jen Says...

Thanks! I am looking at an 8:10 or 5;30 reservation. Is it worth missing rope drop / early access for breakfast or better to do dinner?

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May 1, 2023 at 3:42 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jen!

Generally, we'd say it's not worth missing out on Early Entry / rope drop, though it could depend on which ride you'd be giving up. For instance, is Seven Dwarfs a priority? If so, first thing in the morning is one of the best times to ride without having to purchase an ILL reservation, so it'd be best to take advantage of that time. However, breakfast is less expensive than lunch and dinner, so that is also something to take into consideration. If you decide on breakfast, would you purchase an ILL for Seven Dwarfs or opt to wait in a longer standby line? These are all of the costs that you'd be weighing for whatever makes the most sense for you!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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