Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Jan 30, 2011
    Melissa from AL 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.

    This is my first visit to Disney and I have a 3-year-old obsessed with the princesses. I wasn't able to get a reservation at Cinderella's Castle. I am wondering is it possible to go inside the castle for pictures without a reservation for dining? Thanks

    Hi Melissa!

    Believe it or not, your request is a common one, and the answer I'm going to give you is maybe.  I've heard some guests say that they have been allowed in, but more often than not, they are not allowed in to take pictures.  After you go past the hostess stand you'll be in the lower chamber.  The restaraunt is located upstairs.  If they do allow you to go in an take pictures, it would be of the lower chamber area, and not upstairs in the actual dining area.  My motto is always, "ask...the worst they could say is no!"

    Have you tried to book a reservation to dine with the princesses at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall at Epcot?  It is always a good alternative for someone that has their heart set on dining with royalty, but is unable to catch that elusive Cinderella's Royal Table reservation.  Don't give up on dining at the castle, either!  Check back every once in a while and see if there is a random cancellation that will work with your plans--it can and DOES happen!

    Good luck and have a MAGICAL vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, Texas

I am a former Kindergarten teacher turned stay-at-home Mom to my 2 boys and daughter.  I've been married to my High School sweetheart since 2000, and we consider ourselves experienced Walt Disney World travelers with little ones. Learn More About Amanda

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