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Dine Inside the Castle with Cinderella's Royal Table at Magic Kingdom!

by Mommy Frog on February 28, 2023 Orlando

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Did you know you can actually dine inside Cinderella's 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 — Entrance signage

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 and 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 Cinderella and other 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 - Interior

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.

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.

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. 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

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 typically see four princesses throughout your meal. This could include princesses such as Aurora, Ariel, Snow White, Jasmine, Rapunzel or other special royal guests. 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.

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)/li>
  • 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 menu.

Choose one appetizer:

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

Choose one entree:

  • Magic Carpet Ride (spice-crusted pork tenderloin and pork belly, curry couscous, glazed rainbow carrots and a peppercorn Flying Carpet)
  • Sustainable Catch En Papillote (marble potatoes, bok choy and chimichurri)
  • Parisian Gnocchi (seasonal vegetables, celery root purée and vegetable demi-glace)
  • Grilled Tenderloin of Beef (potato pavé, roasted seasonal vegetables and house-made steak sauce)
  • Grilled Chicken (marinated thigh, tangled pasta, pine nut pesto and flowers)

The Clock Strikes Twelve Dessert at Cinderella's Royal Table

Choose one dessert:

  • 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:

  • The Sword in the Sweet (cookies 'n cream cheesecake mousse with chocolate cookie crumble topped with crispy pearls and a cookie sword)
  • 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 — Wishing star

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.

For extra special memories, princesses are given a magic wand to take home with them, while princes are given a small souvenir sword. To make things a little extra magical, tadpoles are given a wishing star and are prompted to literally wish upon their star with a wave of their wand or sword. Lily has kept her wishing star for years!

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!

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Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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