• On Apr 20, 2017
    Carolyn 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 please advise on best way / times / days to try to book for Cinderella breakfast and beauty and the beast for dinner with 6 ur old daughter. Is app / phone the best? can we use Disney dine plan when booking? thanks

    Hi Carolyn,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I am delighted that you brought this question to us! It sounds like we have a princess who is about to visit the Walt Disney World Resort!

    Making dining reservations is certainly a must for Cinderella's Royal Table and Be Our Guest Restaurant. Unless I am in the parks, I make our dining reservations from my iPad or laptop. We typically use the My Disney Experience Mobile App when we are in the theme parks. Use the method that works best for you!

    Any day or time is a fabulous time to dine at Cinderella's Royal Table. I generally have two considerations with Cinderella's Royal Table: 1) What will we do with the girls' princess dresses after the meal? and 2) Do we want to get into the park before the park officially opens to everyone? If we have breakfast or lunch at Cinderella's Royal Table, I rent a locker and use that to store dresses after the girls change clothes. If you want to enjoy Magic Kingdom before the crowds arrive, I suggest making a pre-park opening dining reservation at Cinderella's Royal Table or another restaurant. Remember to check the times of the Let the Magic Begin Show because all guests can enter one hour prior to park opening to enjoy the shops on Main Street before the show.

    With Be Our Guest restaurant, we definitely prefer dinner. The Beast makes an appearance at dinner and it is a table-service meal. Breakfast and lunch are quick-service but do offer advance ordering. I suggest that you take advantage of the advance ordering. It will save precious time at the restaurant!

    Yes, you can use the Disney Dining plan to hold your reservation but you will still need to have a credit card on file. Remember to cancel any reservations that you will not use to avoid cancellation penalties. 

    Happy Planning!


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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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