• On Nov 10, 2017
    Lisa from MA 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.

    I made a dining reservation at 5:50 at CRT on feb 15th. Fireworks are scheduled for 8pm. My question is how long does it usually take to eat at CRT? And when do they rope off caste prior to show. Don’t want to be stuck in castle during show.

    Hi Lisa,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! How exciting to have a dining reservation at Cinderella's Royal Table. The experience is amazing!

    Typically, our dining time at Cinderella's Royal Table has been about an hour and fifteen minutes. Our girls love entering the castle and taking a photo with Cinderella before making a grand entrance into the dining room area. And, of course, they always dress like royalty when we dine in the castle!

    On our last visit, they roped off the front entrance to the castle at least an hour and a half prior to the Happily Ever After Fireworks show. If, however, the front is roped off, you can always exit behind the castle and make your way back around to the front. Just be advised that the walkways get more and more congested the closer it gets to the start of the fireworks show. 

    As soon as you leave dinner, find a viewing spot for the fireworks. On our last visit, we had a great spot at the front of the castle just before guests could walk across the bridge to the castle. Although we had additional space near us, few guests came far enough towards the front to see the available seating. 

    On two prior visits to Cinderella's Royal Table, we ordered our girls princess balloons from Disney Floral & Gifts. The first time they dined there, the balloons were on the table before they were seated. The girls were in awe and their expressions were priceless.

    Lisa, I trust you will have a fabulous royal dining experience!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,

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Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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