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  • On Feb 6, 2012
    Nicole from PA 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.

    What is the best time to eat at CRT?Does it count as two meals regardless of the time of day? Thank you so much, you guys are so helpful!

    Hi Nicole,

    Yes. Cinderella's Royal Table is a two-credit Disney Dining Plan meal no matter what time of day you dine. And whenever you dine, you'll find the same wonderful attention from the characters at your meal. 

    My personal favorite time to dine at Cinderella's Royal Table is very first thing in the morning, before the park opens. CRT usually starts serving at 8:00 a.m., even if the park itself doesn't open until 9:00. I like the nice quiet walk through the uncrowded park and the opportunity to take photos of my family on Main Street with very few other guests in the shot.

    Meals at CRT generally last about an hour. If we dine at 8:00 a.m., we're finishing our meal as the park opens and have not lost any valuable park touring time while eating. 

    The advantage to having a CRT dinner while you're on the Dining Plan is that you make fullest use of your meal credits by eating during the most expensive day part. 

    The advantage to having lunch at CRT is that you can use this time as a break in your touring. If you arrive at the park early, you can get 3-5 hours of solid park touring in during the morning. After that, you'll need a nice relaxing break, which CRT will provide. 

    As you can see, there is no bad time to dine at the Royal Table.

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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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