• On Feb 23, 2013
    Tricia 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 am planning a last minute trip to Disney and my daughters would love to dine with the Princesses at the Royal table but can't get any reservations. Is there an alternative way to get in? I am a AAA member.

    Hi, Tricia!

    We need to get your darling princesses to a Royal meal!  There really are no secret ways to get a reservation, but let me give you some suggestions:

    -Check every morning!  Because there is a fee for "no show" reservations, you will find open reservations so keep checking.  I suggest first thing each morning.

    -Be flexible! An early dinner, late breakfast, grab whatever you can. Any meal will surely be magical.

    -As an alternative to Cinderella's Royal Table, try booking Akershus Royal Banquet Hall. I actually prefer this Epcot location when dining like royalty!  While they serve all day long, breakfast at Akershus is my favorite. 

    -Another option is dinner at 1900 Park Fare at the Grand Floridian.  Here you dine with Cinderella, Prince Charming, and even the silly Step-Sisters.

    -Still no luck?  Download the My Disney Experience (free) app on your smartphone.  This will allow you to keep checking throughout your vacation for last minute availability. 

    -Finally, try walking up to the podium.  Let the cast member know you are flexible with times and see if they can work any magic.  Honestly, I have never had much luck with a walk-up, but I keep on trying!

    I hope it works out that you can take your daughters to a magical meal.  Even if you cannot get a reservation, check your Times Guide as you enter the Magic Kingdom to see when you can find all the lovely princesses for Meet and Greets.  If you need other dining suggestions, let me know.  Good luck!  
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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