Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Jan 6, 2010
    Ernest 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.

    I want to book a character dining experience for my 5-yr old daughter during our trip to WDW in June. Which experience will give her access to more Princesses: Breakfast/Lunch at Cinderella's Castle or Breakfast at Akershus in Epcot?

    I have recently dined at both Cinderella's Royal Table and Akershus at Epcot. From a princess-access standpoint, these restaurants are nearly identical. At both locations,  we had an introductory photo with a princess. At the castle this was with Cinderella and at Akershus this was with Belle. (Please note that the photo princess at Akerhus is constantly changing. I've had photos there Sleeping Beauty and Ariel as well.)

    At both locations, there are between four and six princesses or leading ladies that circulate among the guests. They stop at every table, chat with each child, sign autographs and pose for family photos. The only possible differences are:

    -  Airel is more likely to be at Akershus than at the Royal Table
    -  Cinderella will always be at the Royal Table and only sometimes at Akershus
    -  You are more likely to get the occassional male character at the Royal Table. Over the years I have seen Peter Pan and Aladdin there.
    -  (Please remember that there is only Cinderella at the Royal Table at DINNER. The other princesses only come to breakfast and lunch.)

    I personally prefer both the the atmosphere at the Royal Table. You can read more about this HERE. On the other hand, Akershus is slightly less expensive.

    Overall, it doesn't matter all that much which of these experiences you have. Try to plan based on which theme park you'd rather focus on the day of your princess meal.

    Have a magical vacation.
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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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