Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Nov 15, 2011
    Kelsey from VT Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We will be there in August 2012. DD7.5 would love to dine with the fairies. Are there any character dining experiences with the fairies? If not, do you recommend Akershus or CRT for princess dining? Thanks!

    Hi there, Kelsey!

    Right now, while you can certainly dine with the Princesses, there is, unfortunately, no character dining experience for the Fairies.

    As for Akershus or Cinderella's Royal Table (CRT), the main variables, I think, come down to the food, the Park, and the time of day at which you wish to dine.

    Located in the Norway pavilion at Epcot, Akershus, features a wide variety of Norwegian culinary favorites, served buffet style, many of which are noted in the online sample menus for lunch and dinner. Breakfast is more familiar American fare, so if anyone in your traveling party has a less adventurous palate, you might want to consider breakfast.

    There is a photo opportunity at the beginning of your dining experience, and you'll receive a keepsake photo as well. Princesses circulate the room and stop at each table in Akershus, paying attention to every party.

    CRT, in Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom, features three American-fare meals, all of which are unlimited, but are served pre-plated from a variety of prix-fixe menu choices. Again, there is a photo opportunity during your visit, and you will leave with a keepsake photo. And, as at Akershus, the Princess will make the rounds of every table.

    All right. So after that is all said an done, I'll throw in my two cents: the WOW factor. There is something so cool about eating in the iconic landmark of the Magic Kingdom that I would have to bias my vote a tiny bit in favor of CRT.

    Whichever you choose, you need to call 180 days in advance of your trip to ensure your reservation: (407) WDW-DINE.

    Bon appetit!

    See you later, celebrator,
    -Deborah B.

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Meet the Panelist: Deborah, Florida

As a Florida native, my life has always included Walt Disney World. Now I share that magic with my husband and my sons, ages seven and eight. In between trips to the World, I teach for the Department of English at the University of South Florida. Learn More About Deborah

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