Disney princesses are some of the most beloved Disney characters. Kids and adults of all ages love meeting their favorite princesses and seeing them come to life before their eyes. There are many different places that you can meet princesses, especially in the Magic Kingdom, but there are also some sure-fire spots to see princesses that might work better in your schedule, or events that you will want to plan for if you have a big-time princess lover in your group. Here are the nine best places to see a princess in Walt Disney World and how to find them:
9. Princess Fairytale Hall
You are sure to meet princesses here in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom. At Princess Fairytale Hall, you have two different lines you can get in, each with 2 princesses for you to visit. You can also FastPass these experiences so that you can further minimize your wait!
8. Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
This is a princess dining experience that is located at the Norway Pavilion in Epcot. Most of the princesses are there to meet and greet with you as you enjoy your meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The meal is pricey, but it is well worth it to get to interact with so many of your favorite princesses and enjoy classic Norwegian dining options. Be sure to bring your autograph books and camera and get ready to make lots of memories!
7. Festival of Fantasy Parade
This parade takes place in the Magic Kingdom almost every single day in the afternoon. During this parade many of the princesses have their own floats (and their villains, too) and will wave and interact with guests as they progress their way throughout the park. It’s a great opportunity to see them and an amazing parade without waiting in the lines for a meet and greet.
6. 1900 Park Fare
Cinderella and other characters are at this dining experience at the Grand Floridian resort. The meal is served buffet style and allows you to pick the items of your choice while waiting for your chance to interact with some of your favorites. It’s so much fun for the whole family, and you don’t even need park admission to get into this one, so it can be a great spot on a day when you don’t plan on going to the parks. The restaurant is only open for breakfast and dinner, and you will definitely want to try to get a reservation for this one in order to get in.
5. Perfect Princess Tea Party
This is a special (and expensive) tea party experience where you get to meet and greet with Princess Aurora and take home a lot of princess goodies. You must have a child (3-12) with you in order to book this experience as they don’t do adult-only reservations, but it is a lot of fun for everyone. You get the tea party, princess cake and the meet and greet for everyone in your party. Each child attending also gets a princess doll and accessories to take home with them. It is a really neat experience that any junior princess (and grown princess) would go crazy for!
4. Trattoria al Forno
Another great character dining spot new to the scene is Trattoria al Forno located at Disney’s BoardWalk. Breakfast is the only character dining meal at Trattoria al Forno, so you’ll want to be sure to make your dining reservations well in advance to meet a couple of the most adventurous Princesses – Rapunzel and Ariel! Plus, you’ll get to meet their handsome Princes, Flynn Rider and Prince Eric. Select from a great variety of breakfast items like frittatas, pancakes, bacon, sausage, calzones with eggs, biscuits and gravy, and fruit – all while getting great Princess and Prince autographs!
3. World Showcase at Epcot
The princesses also appear in their native countries out at the World Showcase in Epcot. Travel around the World Showcase to find Princesses like Mulan in China, Anna and Elsa in Norway, and Belle in France… just to name a few! Check out the Times Guide and you will be able to see which princesses will be out and the times.
2. Ariel’s Grotto
Ariel is definitely an extremely popular princess and so many love to meet and see her. You can meet her before she transformed into a human in her grotto at the Magic Kingdom in Fantasyland. You can also get FastPasses for this location so that you won’t have to wait as long. Her grotto is perfectly themed and a great place to interact with your favorite mermaid.
1. Cinderella’s Royal Table
This is the most popular princess dining experience on property. Who wouldn’t want to meet princesses and dine at the top of Cinderella Castle? It is a great opportunity to get the real royal treatment, a delicious meal and amazing interactions. You also get goodies that you can take home with you, including your family picture. This dining experience is offered for breakfast, lunch and dinner and is one of the hardest reservations to get in all of Walt Disney World. You definitely want to book early, and you can expect to pay more than you are used to for this dining experience. If you have princess fans or wannabe princesses of all ages, this is definitely an experience that you want to have!