Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Mar 30, 2012
    Patrick Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Which meal (breakfast, lunch, or dinner) is the best to aim for in trying to get princess character dining?

    Hi Patrick!


    The choice will generally depend on your family's meal and touring preferences. For instance, we prefer to eat a quick breakfast on the way to the theme parks in order to be there for Rope Drop. Other factors come into play as well. For example, we typically reserve a magical transformation for my daughter at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique (BBB) before enjoying dinner at Cinderella's Royal Table (CRT). That allows her to experience theme park activities throughout the day, including a ride on Splash Mountain, and still maintain her Disney Princess "do" for our meal at CRT. However, I know of other girls who prefer going to the BBB early in the day before having breakfast, lunch, or dinner at CRT. That allows them to feel like Disney Princesses the entire day!


    If you are using the Disney Dining Plan (DDP) and plan to eat at CRT, I would opt for dinner as this is a Disney Signature restaurant. Therefore, you will need to utilize two table service entitlements regardless of which meal you book there. On the other hand, you'll need to factor in the higher cost of gratuities, which are not included on the DDP. If you won't be using the DDP, or will pay for your meal out-of-pocket, then I would recommend booking CRT for early breakfast before the theme park opens. At Akershus Royal Banquet Hall we typically enjoy lunch. However, the choice ultimately depends on each individual family's dining and touring preferences. Book your dining reservations by calling (407) WDW-DINE or reserve online as soon as possible. Please let me know if I can answer any other questions for you.


    Enjoy a most magical visit to the Walt Disney World Resort!
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