• Olivia Ujlaki

Dining like Royalty

Updated: Sep 25

Discover all the places to dine with your favorite Disney princesses.


With character Meet and Greets making their return to Walt Disney World for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may want to know where you can dine with the princesses at Walt Disney World.


Not every single princess dining experience is open or operating in the same capacity that they were before the pandemic, but here are all the options typically offered so you can snag those reservations whenever they do all open!


Note: Restaurants with an asterisk are currently closed

Cinderella's Royal Table
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Cinderella’s Royal Table — Magic Kingdom

Status: Open Without Characters

Meals: Breakfast (8:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.), Lunch (11:00 a.m. to 2:55 p.m.), and Dinner (3:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.). Also, the area around the Castle is closed off due to fireworks which may limit mobility after dinner service

Cost: Breakfast is between $35 and $60 per adult, and lunch and dinner are $60 per adult. Children's meals are $27 for breakfast and $37 for lunch and dinner (plus tax and gratuity).

Additional Info: Park Reservation and Ticket Required, Reservation Highly Recommended, Characters Subject to Change


The quintessential princess dining experience has got to be eating inside Cinderella’s Castle. You make your way up to the second floor and dine beside stained-glass windows overlooking Fantasyland. Cinderella and the Fairy Godmother are almost always present for your meal, and Belle, Jasmine, Aurora, and Snow White may also join you.


For breakfast, enjoy cocktails, traditional breakfast items, pastries, or specialties like Caramel Apple-Stuffed French Toast or Beef Tenderloin and Egg. Lunch and dinner feature cured meats and cheeses, roasted chicken breast, or the chef’s fish of the day. Kids can choose from beef tenderloin, chicken nuggets, or macaroni and cheese. And don’t forget to try the signature desserts such as the coffee pots de creme or the signature Clock Strikes Twelve.


Our take: The coolest part of Cinderella's Royal Table is getting to eat inside the castle. With Princess Fairytale Hall right next door, you can easily add a Meet and Greet there as a separate experience before or after your meal.


It almost seems like they are remarketing the restaurant to become more of an adult lounge with specialty cocktails and desserts, which we don’t mind! If you book for breakfast, you’ll also have the advantage of being in the park before anyone else for photo ops.


If you’re with little ones, the advantage of character meals is getting them to eat and meet at the same time so we would recommend another, less expensive option until the characters return.

Story Book Dining at Artist Point with Snow White
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Story Book Dining at Artist Point with Snow White — Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort

Status: Open With Socially Distanced Characters

Meals: Dinner (4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.)

Cost: $60 per adult and $39 per child (plus tax and gratuity)

Additional Info: Reservation Highly Recommended, Characters Subject to Change


A truly hidden gem straight from the Seven Dwarfs’ mine! Dine in the Enchanted Forest as Snow White, The Evil Queen, Dopey, and Grumpy stroll through the restaurant. Dinner options include the Royal Prime Rib Roast, Brother’s Grimm Herbed Chicken, Magic Mirror’s Slow-Braised Pork Shank, and Bashful’s Butter Poached Sustainable Fish. Or enjoy the vegetarian option — A Stroll Through Nature — with asparagus, leeks, arugula, and gnocchi. Kids can choose from the Royal Prime Rib Roast, grilled chicken, or pasta.


Finish the meal with the Poison Apple mousse, the Fairy Tale Gooseberry Tart, the Miner’s Treasures, or a dessert sampler with all three!


Our take: The atmosphere of Artist’s Pointe is whimsical. Multi-colored lights are strung through the trees, and you feel like you’re in Snow White. While the characters do not currently stop at each individual table for photos and autographs, the cast members will direct you for socially distanced photos, and you get an autograph card to take home. This is one of the lesser-known princess dining experiences, so you may have better luck getting reservations as well.

Be Our Guest Restaurant
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Be Our Guest Restaurant — New Fantasyland — Magic Kingdom

Status: Open With Socially Distanced Character

Meals: Lunch (10:00 a.m. to 2:55 p.m.) and Dinner (3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.). Also, the area around the Castle is closed off for fireworks which may limit mobility around the restaurant after dinner service

Cost: Lunch and dinner are both $62 per adult and $37 per child (plus tax and gratuity)

Additional Info: Park Reservation and Ticket Required, Reservation Highly Recommended, Characters Subject to Change


Be the Beast’s guest for a culinary cabaret of French and American-style foods in one of three areas: The Castle Gallery (Belle’s Library), the West Wing, and the Grand Ballroom. Lunch and dinner include a prix fixe, three-course menu. Start your meal with French onion soup, lobster bisque, or a personal charcuterie board. For your meal, you can select the filet mignon or tortellini. Then, you will receive a trio of desserts including the Grey Stuff.


Children’s meals are also three courses. Appetizers include a choice of salad, fruit and cheese, or homemade peach apple sauce. For the main meal, they can choose grilled beef tenderloin, pan-seared chicken breast, or macaroni and cheese. Kids will also get a trio of desserts, or a seasonal fruit cup served with a yogurt dip as a healthier option.


Our take: This is not considered your typical princess dining experience since you do not get to meet Belle or any other princess. However, you do get the unique opportunity to see the Beast, who parades around the Castle. You also get to sit in a dining room that looks exactly like the ballroom from Beauty and the Beast, complete with falling snow outside the windows! And for that, it has to make our list.

Bon Voyage Breakfast — Trattoria al Forno
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Bon Voyage Breakfast — Trattoria al Forno — Disney’s Boardwalk Resort

Status: Open without Characters

Meals: Breakfast

Cost: Between $15 and $34.99 per adult, and between $7 and $9 per child (plus tax and gratuity)

Additional Info: Reservation Highly Recommended, Characters Subject to Change


This is another character dining experience that’s under the radar and more budget-friendly! Join Ariel and Prince Eric and Rapunzel and Flynn Rider for breakfast. Offerings include an egg white omelet with smoked salmon, buttermilk pancakes with bacon or sausage, or a breakfast calzone in oven-baked dough served with gravy. You will also receive a basket of freshly-baked pastries and fruit for the table.


Our take: This is a more intimate dining experience, and you get to see Rapunzel and Flynn, which is different than any other Meet-and-Greet meal. The menu features a wide variety of finer fares and traditional favorites, and the lower cost makes it more worthwhile. You can even walk to Hollywood Studios and Epcot after you’re done, or just enjoy the atmosphere of the Boardwalk, Beach Club, and Yacht Club Resorts. It also made our list of the best breakfasts on property.


That said, since there are no characters right now, this would be a better experience for adults.

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
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*Akershus Royal Banquet Hall — Norway Pavilion — Epcot

Status: Closed

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Cost: Breakfast is $53 per adult and $34 per child, and lunch and dinner are $63 per adult and $41 per child (plus tax and gratuity)

Additional Info: Park Reservation and Ticket Required, Reservation Highly Recommended, Characters Subject to Change


Enjoy a meal in a medieval castle with Snow White, Cinderella, Belle, Aurora, and Ariel. Breakfast is composed of American favorites served family-style such as scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potato casserole, cinnamon rolls, and fresh fruit.


Lunch and dinner include more Norwegian-inspired fare such as seafood, imported cheeses, and cured meats. Entrées include your choice of grilled filet of salmon, oven-roasted chicken breast, or Kjøttkake (a Norwegian meatball dish). Children’s meals include their choice of pizza, pasta, grilled chicken, or salmon served with vegetables. Then, everyone can enjoy The Royal Chef’s Dessert Plate to cap off the meal.


Our take: This is a sound option to get most of your princess Meet and Greets done, especially if you plan to meet Anna and Elsa in the Royal Sommerhus next door before or after your meal. Another benefit is getting into Epcot before everyone else if you book for breakfast. However, the food is not necessarily spectacular. With this option, you are definitely paying for the characters more than the food.

Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner
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*Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner — 1900 Park Fare — Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Status: Closed

Meals: Dinner only for the Cinderella experience. Breakfast and Brunch are also offered at this location with Mary Poppins, Alice in Wonderland, The Mad Hatter, Tigger, and Winnie the Pooh

Cost: $60 per adult and $39 per child (plus tax and gratuity)

Additional Info: Reservation Highly Recommended


Cinderella and Prince Charming host a buffet-style meal at the most luxurious Walt Disney World Resort. Offerings include seafood, salad, pasta, and beef, and are meant to represent several “kingdoms” from around the globe. Children have the option of chicken, cheese pizza, and macaroni and cheese. As a bonus, Cinderella’s step-sisters, Anastasia and Drizilla, and Lady Tremaine will also join you for your feast!


Our take: The ambiance of the Grand Floridian definitely feels regal, and while there isn’t a dress code, your kiddos are encouraged to wear their own royal attire. Usually, the step-sisters bantering with guests or seeing Cinderella and Prince Charming dance mid-meal is what makes this experience worthwhile, so we hope that these elements return whenever the restaurant reopens!


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