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  • On May 16, 2015
    Joanne from MB Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    I have reservations to Cinderella's Royal Table for breakfast in the middle of our trip. YAY! I'm booking Cinderella's Happily Ever After Dinner (1900 Park Fare) & I can get it 2 days before or after the Royal Table. Which would you do? My daughter i


    Both experiences with Cinderella are different, however, if I had the choice, I'd book dinner at 1900 Park Fare BEFORE Cinderella's Royal Table for a couple of reasons:

    1. To many guests, dining in the castle at CRT is the pinnacle of a vacation: the atmosphere is royal and interaction with Cinderella is more quiet and regal even though 1900 Park Fare is located in the Grand Floridian. Any other dining experience needs to crescendo, in my opinion, to this one, especially if it also features Cinderella like 1900 Park Fare.
    2. Adding to the royal experience of CRT, you will be served by waiters rather than serving yourself at a buffet like 1900 Park Fare. Again, it's a step up in dining experience.
    3. The wicked stepmother and stepsisters at 1900 Park Fare are funny. For me, the comic interaction makes it less "regal," especially if you aren't seated in the area where Cinderella and the Prince dance. I like to start off my vacation in a fun mood, and it makes a more logical choice at the beginning, rather than the end, of my vacation.

    My only exception to this advice is if you think you might find yourself with a case of "resort envy" by dining at 1900 Park Fare at the Grand Floridan on the first night of your vacation. It is difficult to return to a value or moderate hotel after enjoying the lobby and grounds of this Deluxe resort, especially if you time your dinner with viewing the Magic Kingdom fireworks and the Electrical Water Pageant from its pier. If this is the case, let it bring a memorable end to your vacation and book it after CRT.

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!
    Whitney ​

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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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