We Finally Know When Character Dining Is Returning to This Iconic Magic Kingdom Restaurant!

When you think of Walt Disney World, what’s the first landmark that comes to mind? Chances are, it’s Cinderella’s beautiful castle! But did you know you can actually enjoy a meal inside this Walt Disney World landmark? It’s true!

Cinderella Castle

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Cinderella’s Royal Table is one of the quintessential experiences for any Disney fan, and is widely considered one of the things every Disney fan should experience at least once. However, one key aspect of this fairy-tale dining experience has yet to be included since the restaurant re-opened during the pandemic: Character Dining.

Cinderella's royal table

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After the entirety of Walt Disney World closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many experiences were altered or vanished altogether. For Cinderella’s Royal Table, that meant a key selling point would either need to adapt or disappear.

In order to adapt to a post-pandemic world, Cinderella’s Royal Table no longer offered the traditional Character Dining experience. Instead of multiple Disney princesses coming up to tables to greet Guests, Cinderella herself would arrive, give Guests a wave hello, and leave shortly afterward. This left Guests very little opportunity for a photograph and even less room for interaction, which made many Guests skeptical of the restaurant’s pricey demands.


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But today, fans were delightfully surprised to hear that this iconic restaurant’s Character Dining is returning this February!

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That being said, we have very little information about what the new Character Dining experience will entail at Cinderella’s Royal Table. While we can assume the experience will include the same Disney Princesses as before, we can only say for sure once it’s been confirmed.

Disney Tips will continue providing readers with the latest news as the situation progresses.

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.