• On Apr 11, 2020
    Tarah from KY 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.

    Is there a difference between lunch and dinner at Cinderella's Royal Table in the Magic Kingdom? I know that the price and menu are the same now so I didn't know if there was any benefit to doing dinner over lunch in terms of the experience.

    Hey there, hi there, ho there, Tarah, you’re as welcome as can be to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I’m so glad you’re hEAR, and I can’t wait to help you plan your magical vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort!

    I’m thrilled to hEAR that you’re considering dining at Cinderella’s Royal Table, my favorite dining experience at Magic Kingdom Park! You’re correct that the lunch and dinner menus and the pricing for both are exactly the same. So, it really comes down to a matter of preference for you and your family. My family recently enjoyed an unforgettable visit to the Walt Disney World Resort, and had the chance to enjoy dinner at Cinderella’s Royal Table. I’ve been visiting Disney Parks my entire life, and I can honestly say that that meal was hands-down one of my best experiences thus far! We were lucky enough to nab a reservation for later in the evening, just before that evening’s fireworks spectacular. So, we headed to Cinderella Castle to check-in about 15 minutes prior to our reservation. We were led inside, where we were greeted by Cinderella herself while posing for pictures. She even twirled around my 6-year-old daughter, who had the time of her life! Then, we were led upstairs into the royal banquet hall, where we were seated near a stained-glass window overlooking Fantasyland. This window seat really came in handy when the fireworks began – what a sight, to view them from inside Cinderella Castle! Pure Disney magic! Then, throughout our delicious meal, we enjoyed tableside visits from several Disney Princesses, including Snow White, Ariel, Jasmine, and Aurora. Of course, keep in mind that Character appearances are subject to change. Since our reservation was toward the later half of the evening, I also felt less rushed, and was impressed with the quality time we received with each Princess. 

    Whether you decide to enjoy lunch or dinner at Cinderella’s Royal Table, one thing is for sure – you’ll definitely want to make a reservation as soon as you can. Reservations for this unique dining experience can be made online, or by using My Disney Experience, starting 180 days before your visit. I can't wait for you and your family to make special memories at this one-of-a-kind meal, Tarah!

    Please stop by with any additional planning questions you may have… I’m all EARs!
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Meet the Panelist: Kristin, California

Greetings from sunny California! I live less than an hour from the Disneyland Resort, and have been an Annual Passholder (and now a Magic Key Passholder) for more than 20 years! As a mom of three kids ages 5-10, I consider myself an expert at navigating the Disneyland Resort with little ones. My family of five can’t get enough of the magic and happiness we encounter every time we step foot on Main Street, U.S.A. I look forward to sprinkling pixie dust on your next visit to the Happiest Place on Earth! Learn More About Kristin

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