Cinderella Royal Table
  • On Jul 28, 2022
    Helen from NSW Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi there. I'm looking for a recommendation for a special dining experience since I will be celebrating a birthday when we are here next May? We will have 2 kids and one person needing gluten free. We are staying at animal kingdom lodge I think. Thanks!

    Hi, Helen! Welcome!

    Walt Disney World is a great way to celebrate a birthday! There are so many restaurants to choose from, so let's dig in.

    Since you'll be staying at one of my very favorite resorts, let's start right there at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. The smell of Jiko - The Cooking Place lures you in, with wood-burning ovens and eclectic spices giving you a sniff of what's to come. Infused with the flavors of Africa, India, and the Mediterranean, you can enjoy this culinary tour while sipping from the huge collection of African wines. It's one of my favorite restaurants.

    Another great place to celebrate a birthday is Citricos at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. Newly reimagined, this light and bright restaurant is whimsically inspired by the movie Mary Poppins Returns, so the kids may have fun finding the references. The food is excellent, and if you time your meal right, you can walk down by the marina to watch the fireworks after you've eaten.

    If you want to feel like royalty on your birthday, Helen, try Cinderella's Royal Table. Dine right inside Cinderella Castle, the iconic centerpiece of Magic Kingdom Park. At the moment, you only get a glimpse of Cinderella herself, but you will still have a lovely meal in a unique setting.

    For a meal with character, check out Chef Mickey's. This delicious family-style meal is a great way for the whole family to enjoy some birthday festivities with their favorite characters.

    Almost any Disney restaurant can work with a gluten allergy - just let your server know.

    Enjoy a wonderful celebration, Helen!
    Anna
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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