Mickey Celebrates D100
  • On Mar 14, 2023
    K from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My sincere thanks to Tishra for the detailed response of the 21 Royal experience! How far in advance should we call the 21 Royal concierge and make a reservation? And how "extra" should we go for to dress up for this magical event? Thanks again!

    Welcome back, K! I'm so glad you found our last exchange to be helpful and I am genuinely so excited to hear you are getting ready to take those next steps for the 21 Royal Experience of your dreams!

    My personal advice is to go ahead and initiate the conversation with the 21 Royal Concierge team as soon as possible. I just looked through my email confirmation and saw that we had secured our reservation about 6 months in advance of our date. When we arrived on site for our fine dining experience, the team expressed that they had been experiencing a high volume of demand, and many dates were already booked up for the rest of the year! The 21 Royal Experience is only offered select nights each week, so definitely start the process to correspond with the concierge team and inquire about availability to begin the booking process as soon as you can.

    Now, let's talk fashion, K! I also like a little bit of "extra" in my Disneyland Resort experiences and I'm always looking for the perfect excuse to dress up for an occasion. I am happy to report that 21 Royal does not require a specific dress code and that the team encourages Guests to dress in attire that fits their style and needs. You should note that transportation is provided to New Orleans Square, but Guests will need to walk from the shuttle drop-off point to the 21 Royal residence which also includes a couple of stairwells, so this might affect your footwear choices. I actually chose to bring an extra pair of shoes in my handbag for this very reason.

    For what it's worth, our party chose a theme of black and gold sequined attire with Mickey (or Minnie) ears to match - but this is certainly not required or expected!  Because many Guests also choose to spend time in the theme parks before their evening experience begins, it is not uncommon to see 21 Royal Guests dressed in park casual attire. In our case, we enjoyed some daytime fun in the Disneyland Resort theme parks, then we chose to go back to our resort hotel to rest and change into our preferred attire before meeting our VIP guide at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which is where the 21 Royal Experience transportation pick-up location is. I also recommend considering the seasonal weather patterns during your event. Our reservation was on an especially hot August day, so a mid-day break, a shower, and a wardrobe change were definitely needed!

    I'm hoping this gives you some more helpful information as you continue planning the details of your upcoming celebration! If there's anything else you'd like to know about the 21 Royal Experience or any other special occasion plans, you know where to reach me again. I'm wishing you unforgettable memories and a lifetime of love and happiness together!

    Magically yours,

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Meet the Panelist: Tishra, Washington

From my casita to yours, welcome to planDisney! I'm Tishra, a Spanish-speaking Colombian American living in the Pacific Northwest. I'm a college professor, a happy wife, and a mom to two little girls who hold magic in their hearts as much as their parents do! Our family believes in celebrating every milestone, from life's biggest moments to all the details in between. If you want to commemorate something special with a Disneyland Resort vacation, I'm here to help you out in English or Spanish. Learn More About Tishra

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