Written by: Sue Nowicki
It was recently announced that Cinderella’s Royal Table will be closed for refurbishment starting on January 5, 2015 through March 6, 2015. However, your little princesses needn’t be disheartened. There are still several options for them to dine with their favorite royalty.
The best alternative to Cinderella’s Royal Table, in my opinion, is the Princess Storybook Breakfast at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in the Norway Pavilion of the World Showcase in Epcot. Your royal guests can include Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Snow White, Aurora, Mulan, Cinderella and/or Mary Poppins. The breakfast offers scrambled eggs, cheesy potatoes, bacon and sausage served family-style as well as a cold buffet which features cold fish, cheese, fruit, cream cheese and pastries.
After the announcement of Cinderella’s Royal Table’s refurbishment, Walt Disney World also announced a temporary princess dining experience at Citricos at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. This experience will be similar to the Cinderella’s Royal Table in its attending princesses and food choices. If you would like to make an Advanced Dining Reservation for this temporary dining experience, Annual Pass Holders and members of Disney Vacation Club can begin making reservation on December 3, 2014. All other guests can begin making their reservations on December 4, 2014.
Another character dining experience which occasionally features a princess or two is also located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. 1900 Park Fare is a short monorail ride from the Magic Kingdom. Characters such as Winnie The Pooh, Mary Poppins, the Mad Hatter, Alice in Wonderland and Tigger will greet your little ones as they dine on traditional breakfast fare including fruits, breads, muffins, pastries, breakfast meats, eggs and the infamous Mickey Waffles. Also included on the buffet are food unique to this restaurant such as Lobster Benedict, made-to-order omelets and Strawberry Soup.
All of the above character dining experiences can be booked online or by calling (407) 939-DINE (3463).
If you are looking for other fun experiences where your little one doesn’t simply meet the princesses… she is the princess, check out the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique located at the Magic Kingdom and Downtown Disney as well as My Disney Girls Perfectly Princess Tea Party.
The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is a beauty salon for little princesses where their Fairy Godmother-In-Training will give them a magical makeover. With options such as hairstyling, make-up, nail polish and clothing there is something for every taste and style. If your princess-to-be would like to have a makeover I would suggest making a reservation by calling (407) 939-STYLE (7895).
My Disney Girl’s Perfectly Princess Tea Party takes place in the Garden Tea Room at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. While there are appearances by a Disney princess or two, this is all about your little princess enjoying high tea in high style. The tea party also can include an appearance from a Disney Princess, typically Aurora. To make a reservation for the tea party called (407) WDW-MYTEA (6983).
Any of these experiences are sure to please even the pickiest of princesses. Which one is your favorite? Tweet us at @MQPodcast with your fav.
Sue Nowicki splits her time between planning her next Walt Disney World vacation and being team mom to ten high-energy volleyball players where she fills the roles of secretary, navigator, treasurer, athletic trainer and team psychologist. You can follow her on Twitter @JazzinDisneyMom.