This meal will always hold a special place in my happy Disney heart, as it was one of the very first experiences the kidlets had at Disney. I woke up early on a cold December morning and started calling Disney dining (this was pre-online reservations) even before the phone lines had opened to insure I was one of the first calls of the day. Yes, it used to be that crazy! I got through the second time around and was able to score a pre-park opening breakfast reservation at Cinderella’s Royal Table. Yes, the first thing the kids were going to do on their first morning of their first Disney trip was walk right down the middle of Main Street USA and into that beautiful castle to have breakfast with the Disney princesses!!
Sweet Cinderella greets you as you make your way into the castle. This was, as mentioned, the kids’ first character encounter. HBelle was ready to roll, and Stitchy-poo, well…wasn’t.
HBelle was a character pro from the first moment!
I also have to include this seemingly random picture. Our server was hilarious in general, but one of the comments I remember clearly was that he was in the background of thousands of vacation pictures. Sure enough, when I was scrolling through ours, there he was!
We decided to head back to Cinderella’s Royal Table on our December trip a couple of years later. Stitchy-poo was ready for his second chance in the castle. 😉
The interior of the restaurant isn’t quite what I imagined. We’d never eaten there before the kids’ first trip, so I had visions of a grand castle dining hall or something similar to the ballroom at Be Our Guest. It’s actually quite small and, in my opinion, somewhat muted. There’s definitely an understated royal elegance to it.
You may have noticed the plates in some of the pictures. Breakfast here is the standard WDW breakfast. Sausage, bacon, eggs, etc. Fruit and pastries are also served. You’re paying for the characters and location here. Don’t get me wrong. The food was good, but it’s the almost the same meal you can get at other breakfast table service spots. We haven’t dined in the castle for lunch or dinner, so I can’t speak to those meals, but the reviews I’ve seen are generally good.
On both occasions we’ve had to eat at Cinderella’s Royal Table, we were celebrating birthdays. HBelle was the guest of honor on our first trip, while I milked my December birthday for all it was worth (right, December babies?!?!) on our second visit to the castle.
Although the second trip was my birthday celebration, HBelle was kind enough to eat my birthday treat.
Overall, I would recommend Cinderella’s Royal Table to guests with princess lovers or those looking for a unique experience. Not gonna lie, though. The meal has a bit of a hefty price tag. That said, I’m sure we’ll find ourselves in the castle again, maybe for an afternoon or evening meal next time.