Food Type: Breakfast is “all-you-care-to-eat,” but it comes out pre-plated, meaning the food is served to you rather than having a buffet line. Lunch and dinner are like any other table service restaurant with a menu and several choices for an appetizer, entrée, and dessert.
Location: Smack dab high up in the banquet hall inside Cinderella Castle. The entrance is in back on the ground level.
Dining Plan: Two Table Service Credits.
Cost: All prices include tax and tip.
- Breakfast (8:05am – 10:40am): $61 for adults and $36 for children 3-9
- Lunch (11:45am – 2:40pm): $68 for adults and $41 for children 3-9
- Dinner (3:50pm – Late): $76 for adults and $45 for children 3-9
- Pricing may vary slightly depending on season
Discounts: 20% Tables in Wonderland.
Setting: Disney magic at its finest, the royal treatment begins in the Grand Hall waiting area and continues through your meet and greet with Cinderella on the ground floor. Continue up the red-carpeted spiraling staircase and enter the banquet hall fit for kings and queens, surrounded by towering stone archways, noble medieval flags, and astonishing stained-glass windows overlooking Fantasyland.
The only opportunity to meet and greet Cinderella is in the Grand Hall, before ascending to the banquet hall. She does not visit table-side. Princesses that visit table-side are usually Ariel, Aurora, Jasmine, and Snow White, but may vary depending on who isn’t perpetually asleep, poisoned, or otherwise in trouble.
- In a lot of ways, this is quintessential Disney and a meal your group will be talking about for years to come.
- Many special surprises throughout the meal.
- This is a unique and special experience that cannot be replicated at Walt Disney World or anywhere else.
- Food quality has improved. The high cost is still primarily due to the setting and the high demand for a reservation, but it’s unlikely you’ll leave disappointed in what you’re served.
- As expensive as character meals come.
- Very difficult to get a reservation. Ideally, you want to book your reservation at 6am, 180 days away from the date or you risk being shut out. A walk-up table is a virtual impossibility to due to how full they’re booked.
- Price includes tip, so staff does not receive any monetary reward for exemplary service. Meals may feel rushed as the sooner you’re out, the sooner they can bring in another group paying $60+ a head.
- Interaction is below average. The princesses come to each table for autographs, photographs, and a brief chat, but don’t stay for much more than that.
- Most of the little girls will be dressed up like princesses, so you may feel pressure to either visit the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique or purchase a similar dress elsewhere, which adds additional cost.
Tips: Breakfast is the cheapest and most consistent meal. Book around 10:30am and you’ll either be able to sleep in or run around Magic Kingdom hitting the priority attractions before it’s time for breakfast. With all the breakfast reservations at Crystal Palace, here, and all the tours, pictures on Main Street will still most likely have a lot of people around if you book for 8am – 8:45am. And then by the time you finish your $$$ meal, lines will already be forming at the major attractions. Lunch is the easiest reservation to snag and the menu is similar to dinner. For dinner, try to book an hour before Wishes fireworks begin. The show is visible through the windows and it’s otherwise neat knowing you’re inside the Castle while the fireworks explode overhead outside.
Table Request: Window table looking down Main Street or Fantasyland.
Value: A family of four for lunch will run about $220, not including the cost of autograph books, princess dresses, and primping. Since this is a Signature Dining Experience, it also costs two table service credits per person. It’s difficult to say whether or not it’s worth the price for any particular group. A meal at the Castle is a fantastic experience, but whether or not it makes sense for you depends on your budget and how you want to spend your money.
Reputation: Booked solid every day of the year.