• On Dec 19, 2016
    Ayumi 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.

    Hi there, I am from Japan. I wanted to take my little girls to Cinderella's Royal Table but I could not make a reservation. Can we just walk in and have the experience? Or is there no chance at all if I can't make reservation?

    Hi Ayumi!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Although there's a slight possibility of a same-day cancellation at Cinderella's Royal Table, reservations are highly recommended. In addition, because you are visiting over the Christmas holiday, I would say there is even less of a chance of a same-day walk-up reservation being available. However, do not lost heart! There is still a chance you can secure that hard-to-get reservation before your vacation! Here are some tips that might help!

    First, check online for a cancellation at least once daily. In addition to checking online, I've found that when calling Disney Dining Reservations, I have a bit more luck because the Cast Members have the ability to search multiple days at a time. Second, I have had the most success in finding a cancellation a few days before our trip. Cinderella's Royal Table applies a cancellation fee, so Guests tend to finalize their plans as their vacation approaches. You will likely have the best chance if finding a reservation a few days before to your vacation.

    As a backup, I suggest making a reservation at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in Epcot, where you can also dine with Disney Princesses. When you arrive at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, a Disney PhotoPass photographer will be on hand to take your picture with one of the Disney Princesses (usually Belle) before you are seated at your table. The Disney Princesses make their way around the restaurant, and they visit with each table along the way.

    I hope this helps with your planning, Ayumi. Sending pixie dust your way and keeping my fingers crossed that you get a reservation at Cinderella's Royal Table! Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, Pennsylvania

I'm a wife, mom to three amazing girls (ages 10, 8 and 5) and lover of all-things-Disney! For our family of five, there is nothing more magical than a Walt Disney World Resort vacation (except, perhaps, the unforgettable memories that accompany those vacations!). I enjoy planning our Walt Disney World vacations almost as much as I love taking them, and I would love to share my tips and experiences with you so that you can get the most out of your next Walt Disney World vacation!  Learn More About Erin

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