An iconic dining experience just returned to Walt Disney World, but price increases may have Guests thinking twice.
Some of the most memorable restaurants at the Walt Disney World Resort can be found in the Magic Kingdom, where Guests have the option of dining in a variety of locales, such as the Beast’s castle at Be Our Guest Restaurant to the heart of Main Street, U.S.A. at the Plaza Restaurant, and many more.
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Guests looking for character dining in the Magic Kingdom are in luck with Winnie the Pooh and friends from the Hundred Acre Wood residing at the Crystal Palace and Cinderella and visiting princesses at Cinderella’s Royal Table.
The latter had been open once indoor dining returned to Walt Disney World in 2020; however, characters had not returned to Cinderella’s Royal Table until today, February 28, 2023.
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When Cinderella’s Royal Table first reopened, prices were lowered to make up for the fact that the characters were missing. The dining location, which is located on the second floor of Cinderella Castle, has continued to offer prix fixe meals since it reopened, with a pastry basket and entree included with breakfast and an appetizer, entree, and dessert included with dinner, along with non-alcoholic beverages.
With the characters now back at Cinderella’s Royal Table, Guests can now meet Cinderella in the restaurant’s lobby on the lower level, while princesses like Jasmine, Aurora, and Ariel will greet them during their meal.
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Pricing for the prix fixe dining experience has been increased for both breakfast as well as lunch, and dinner since the characters made their return. According to Disney’s official website, breakfast now runs $65 for adults, and $39 for children, and lunch and dinner cost $79 for adults and $47 for children.
Prior to the characters’ return, breakfast costs $45 for adults and $29 for children, while lunch and dinner cost $67 for adults and $39 for children.
Disney’s official description of Cinderella’s Royal Table reads:
Fairytale Dining at Cinderella’s Royal Table
Cinderella makes your acquaintance in the majestic Grand Hall, before you ascend a spiral staircase to the banquet room above (A gilded elevator is also available to transport you to the festivities).
Then, dine in a storybook setting surrounded by soaring stone archways, majestic medieval flags and spectacular stained-glass windows overlooking Fantasyland. During your time inside the castle, visit with the Disney Princesses.
Tiaras and glittering gowns are optional, although young Guests are encouraged to dress up for the occasion.
Reservations are always recommended for any Walt Disney World table service restaurant and Cinderella’s Royal Table (even with the return to higher pricing) is one of the most difficult reservations to get. Be sure to check for availability on Disney’s website or on the My Disney Experience app. Happy planning!