• On Feb 12, 2020
    Barbara from CT 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.

    do you need to buy a park pass if you are only having dinner at Cinderellas castle at 9:45pm in the evening>

    Hi Barbara!

    Dining at Cinderella's Royal Table is very magical! I'm so glad to hear you're considering ending a perfect day with a meal in the Castle! While you enjoy delicious entrees and desserts, the classic Disney Princesses will stop by to sprinkle a little bit of pixie dust on your experience. Make sure your camera is always at the ready so you don't miss any perfect photo opportunities!

    Yes, since Cinderella's Royal Table is located within the Magic Kingdom, park admission is required. All guests entering the park will require admission, regardless of the time you enter.

    While dining in the Castle is the ultimate Walt Disney World experience, there are some additional opportunities to dine with your favorite Princesses, or other favorite characters, in the resorts. Resort dining locations with character experiences do not require park admission, so this may be a good alternative. One favorite location to dine is at Artist Point in the Wilderness Lodge. The Story Book Dining at Artist Point features Snow White, Dopey and Grumpy each evening. That is surely a fun group to dine with!

    With any location you choose, be sure to secure your Advance Dining Reservation as soon as possible. Dining with the Characters is very popular and often fills up quickly! Reservations can be made up to 180 days in advance online.

    I hope you have a magical dining experience!


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Meet the Panelist: Kathie, South Carolina

Our family of four is an adventurous and nerdy bunch! Vacations match our lifestyle with tons of action, rides, park-hopping and over-the-top experiences. Dining is tops too! From scrumptious snacks to vegetarian meals, we enjoy it all! Learn More About Kathie

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