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Since this year we were at the World for my birthday, there was only one place I wanted to have my birthday dinner–Cinderella’s Royal Table. I have been dreaming about it for awhile, and when it was time to make my ADRs, I was ready.
The only problem was when I logged into my account on my day, there wasn’t any availability. I knew that in the past this place was hard to get, but in recent years this seemed easier to get. I was bummed until I read on the DISBoards that they were not opening up reservations yet for some reason. So when they did open up, I got a reservation at a great time–6:30 p.m.
Kristin decided to wear her Elsa dress, so we got her ready in the room and then headed over. I wanted to leave in plenty of time, and we did. We were about 45 minutes early. They didn’t want us to check in yet, so we took some pictures and looked around before our reservation time. I just love the details that make Disney so special.
Kristin had worn this dress to Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique the last trip. And we saved the hairpiece, so we did our own version this time, with less hair gel.
Soon, it was time, and we were led into the meeting room with Cinderella. It was very regal.
We were then led upstairs to the dining room. It was perfect! We were eating in that awkward time of day, though, when the sun is streaming through every window. It made taking pictures a little difficult. This may be a good reason to schedule your reservation a little later in the evening.
Here is a glance at the menu.
We had a wonderful server. Jeff is a really plain food kind of guy. Our server understood that Jeff just wanted a steak and regular mashed potatoes. His food came out just as he asked. Kristin is also a pretty plain eater, so she chose the children’s chicken strips. I had the steak with shrimp the way it is prepared. I thought it was really good. So many people say they don’t like the food here. I thought it was great. But what do I know? I’m not that adventurous, either.
The dessert was also good. Kristin had the ‘smores dessert, and I know she ate some of it. Jeff really isn’t into dessert, so I had him order a different dessert than I had so there would be two different ones. I’m a genius!
The cheesecake was also yummy!
He did nibble some of the chocolate cake, but I ate plenty of both. It was my birthday after all.
While we were eating, we had some visits by royalty.
We also got wands and swords as souvenirs.
I thought it was a great experience! I don’t know if I will ever talk my husband into it again, but I would go in a heartbeat. We don’t get the dining plan anymore now that we are gift card savers, so the money doesn’t bother us too much. I do spend a couple of years saving those cards, but when I’m at Disney it feels like free money.
After our dinner, we had some time before our FastPasses at Princess Fairytale Hall to meet Tiana and Rapunzel. Kristin wanted to keep her dress on for the meet. We took this opportunity to get a picture with the Sword in the Stone.
It wasn’t long until it was time to meet Tiana and Rapunzel. I just love Tiana’s dress.
Then we met Rapunzel.
If you would like to read about the entire trip, click here.
I’m glad I got to go to Cinderella’s Royal Table while Kristin is still younger. This is probably the last trip for princess dresses. But I believe everyone should go to Cinderella’ Royal Table at least once!