Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Mar 15, 2008
    Mary from MS 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.

    Our 180 day mark is just around the corner. #1 on our to do list is the CRT breakfast. Our DD loves Cinderella. I know we have to be on the ball and call exactly 180 days out and at 7 am sharp. Any other tips!


    It sounds like you are well prepared for getting a reservation at Cinderella's Royal Table ("CRT"). 

    A few additional ideas to consider:
    - Please be aware that the opening time is 7am ET.  Unfortunately this is very early for those on the West Coast!
    - I don't think it is necessary, but if it isn't too early for you, you might do a practice run a day or more in advance, just to see what the exact process is like.
    - When you get through, make sure to mention this reservation first.  Try to be brief in your communication, as all they need to know is: CRT breakfast, the number of people in your party, and what time you desire
    -If you can't get an acceptable reservation, try to get a reservation for Dinner at 1900 Park Fare (with Cinderella and Prince Charming) or any meal at Akershus (where Cindy sometimes makes an appearance)
    - Try to get a reservation on a subsequent day, if you have any flexibility about the date you have your breakfast

    Keep in mind that although this restaurant is very popular, it isn't quite as hard to get reservations as it used to be.  Now that people know about the lunch and dinner options, as well as the other princess meals at Akershus and 1900 Park Fare, it has become slightly easier to get a reservation at CRT.  People also change their mind all of the time, so if you don't get the reservation you like immediately, call back once in a while to check for any possible cancellations.  Not long ago we were able to get an 8:05am reservation for CRT only a few months before we left for WDW.

    Lastly, please don't mention anything to you daughter until you are sure you have a reservation.  Better to avoid the risk of disappointment.  Maybe even if you do get a reservation you could just keep it all a secret until you get there -- it would make for a very fun surprise!

    Good luck - I'll keep my fingers crossed for you and your daughter.
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