For families with little girls, booking a princess meal at Disney World is high on the must do list. My daughter is still eager to get dressed up in a princess dress, have her hair put up in a tiara and get ready to dine with the royals. With multiple princess meal options – which one is best suited for your family?

The most famous princess meal at Disney World is Cinderella’s Royal Table located in Cinderella’s Castle. Hosted by Cinderella herself, every family has their picture taken with the royal princess and a photo package is included to commemorate this special occasion. Your entry to the dining hall is a truly magical experience as you look around and immerse yourself in grandeur. While Cinderella greets all her guests downstairs, other Disney princesses stop by your table to visit, allowing for pictures and autographs. Those families with reservations before the park opens will be granted early access to Main Street in the Magic Kingdom but be sure to arrive early that you can stop and have your picture taken in front of the castle without families in the background! This extravagant meal is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. For those with a dining package, this meal will cost two table service credits and the cost per person for those without a dining package will be one of the more expensive meals on property.  I highly recommend this meal but know that obtaining a treasured reservation here may require some flexibility on preferred dining times.

Another favorite princess meal, located in Epcot, is Akershus Royal Banquet Hall. This meal, located in a medieval castle, also features multiple princesses that visit your dining table. At breakfast time, the American meal choices are served family style, with lunch and dinner featuring both buffet and a-la-carte choices for everyone to partake of. These lunch and dinner options have European-style dining selections for adults with common American food options also available for the children. This meal also comes with a photo package featuring the host princess for the day.  At a much more reduced price, and only costing one table service credit, this meal can be one of the more affordable selections for families seeking the Disney princess experience without losing the royal atmosphere.

A less common Princess meal available is for Cinderella’s biggest fans. Located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, 1900 Park Fare features Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner each night, hosted not only by Cinderella but also by Prince Charming! Both Cinderella and Prince Charming take the time to visit each table for photos and autographs and will entertain you by dancing as they did the first night they met. While the meal is not located in a castle, the characters are the biggest hit with the guests. Lady Tremaine, along with Anastasia and Drizella are fabulous as they stay in character during interactions with diners but are still able to walk the fine line of not scaring or intimidating the young children. The dinner is served buffet style with a wide variety of selections to please all palates. The price of this meal is comparable to that at Akershus, and requires only one table service credit.

Your Me and the Mouse Travel Specialist is happy to help you book any of these amazing princess meals. Simple practice your royal curtsy and bow and get ready to dine the way the royals do!

Michelle Browne

Travel Specialist