Is Cinderella’s Royal Table Worth the BIG Cost in Disney World?

by | Apr 23, 2024 | Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World Food, WDW Blog

Cinderella’s Royal Table is one of the most popular restaurants in Walt Disney World. Located inside Cinderella Castle, this exciting character meal comes with a hefty price tag attached. But is Cinderella’s Royal Table worth a reservation? We break down everything that you need to know.

Many Disney fans consider dining at Cinderella’s Royal Table a must-do. Located inside of Cinderella Castle, the prix-fixe meal is available for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, each giving you the chance to enjoy a face-to-face with Cinderella herself (as well as some of her friends!). But, attached to that one-of-a-kind experience is a pretty high price tag (as well as TWO credits on the Disney Dining Plan). In this guide, we’ll answer the question that’s on everyone’s mind: How much is Cinderella’s Royal Table? We’ll also break down the menu pricing and perks of fairy tale dining.

Cinderella’s Royal Table Reservations

This is the hottest ticket at Magic Kingdom, so scoring a table at Cinderella’s Royal Table won’t be easy. Once you have your trip date and advance dining reservation window marked on your calendar, you have a couple of options when it comes to booking:

  • Using the My Disney Experience app
  • Booking through the Walt Disney World website
  • Calling (407) WDW-DINE (939-3463)
  • Getting help from a Disney World Travel Agent

Cinderella’s Royal Table Cost

Cinderella’s Royal Table offers a prix-fixe menu, meaning you’ll pay a set amount for an adult and/or child and get your choice from a selection of appetizers, entrées, and desserts. Here is the cost you can expect for each of the three meals:

  • Breakfast: $69 per adult, $42 per child (Ages 3-9)
  • Lunch: $84 per adult, $49 per child (Ages 3-9)
  • Dinner: $84 per adult, $49 per child (Ages 3-9)

When using the Disney Dining Plan, a meal at Cinderella’s Royal Table will cost you TWO credits, meaning it will take up two nights’ worth of table-service meals. Considering an adult is paying approximately $98 per day for the Disney Dining Plan, it may be worth working out whether it’s better to pay out of pocket for Cinderella’s Royal Table versus using your meal credits.

Additionally, if you’re an Annual Passholder, you can save 10% off of your meal at Cinderella’s Royal Table (not including alcoholic beverages)

Cinderella’s Royal Table: What’s Worth the Cost?

Dining among Disney royalty isn’t cheap, but it does come with perks that help offset the cost. Here are a few of the major reasons that this restaurant is considered a must-do for those visiting Cinderella’s Royal Table.

Meeting Characters Like Cinderella and the Disney Princesses

Your royal feast begins with, what else? A photo op with Cinderella herself! You’ll find her in the first-floor foyer waiting to greet her guests, as a gracious hostess should. Then, you’ll ascend the spiral staircase and find your table in the grand banquet hall. When the trumpet sounds, your magical meet-and-greets will begin.

Cinderella has chosen the guest list (her name is on the castle, after all) and invited her fellow Disney Princesses: Ariel, Snow White, Jasmine, and Aurora. During your meal, the princesses will visit your table and pose for photographs. They may even give you an autograph! Make sure you have your camera, autograph book, and pen (very important!) in hand, so you don’t miss out.

Royal Theming

No one does details like Disney, and this castle is full of them. Cinderella’s Royal Table is big on medieval vibes. Tapestries and coats of arms hang on the walls. Topiaries are blooming with roses. Admire the stained glass windows as you climb the spiral staircase to the second floor. In the dining room, the high ceilings are adorned with flags, and the windows are accented with more stained glass.

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A look inside Cinderella’s Royal Table. Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

Everything from the elegant archways to the antique-looking lighting fixtures is designed to make you feel like you’ve left the familiar atmosphere of a theme park and entered another realm. It feels good to be royal, doesn’t it?

Seeing Magic Kingdom From A Different View

It all comes down to location, location, location. And this restaurant is located in an authentic Disney weenie. (If you know, you know.) By day, enjoy fairy tale dining with an enchanting view of Fantasyland and Prince Charming’s carousel. By evening, you’ll have a spectacular vantage point to watch the nighttime spectacular. If that’s a must-do for you, we recommend definitely booking at your 60-day window, as those nighttime reservations will fill up fast!

Being Inside Cinderella Castle

You’re not just having lunch in any ol’ castle. No. You get to go inside THE Castle. It is one of the most famous and recognizable castles in the world. It’s a castle so iconic that you’re probably using a photo of it as your Zoom background.

Until you get the keys to the Cinderella Castle Suite*, a reservation at Cinderella’s Royal Table is the closest you’ll get to living like Disney royalty.

Cinderella’s Royal Table Menu

As guests of Cinderella, meals in the castle are served as follows:

  • Breakfast: 8 AM to 10:15 AM
  • Lunch: 11 AM to 2:55 PM
  • Dinner: 3 PM to 10 PM

Beverages of the Court (like fountain drinks) are included in the cost of your meal. Alcoholic options are an additional charge. Cinderella’s chefs are happy to offer allergy-friendly alternatives to the standard menu items if requested.

Breakfast Menu

At breakfast, adults have their choice of six Entrées Royale:

  • Traditional Breakfast (Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, and Potatoes)
  • Baked Quiche
  • Shrimp and Grits
  • Beef Tenderloin and Egg
  • Banana-stuffed French Toast
  • Traditional Plant-based Breakfast

Kids’ breakfasts include one entrée and a choice of two create-your-own selections:

  • Egg White Frittata
  • Fruit and Seed Oatmeal
  • Mickey-shaped Waffle
  • Assorted Cold Cereals
  • Plus two create-your-own selections
    • Yogurt Parfait, Turkey Sausage, Seasonal Fruit, Bacon, Home Fries, Pork Sausage

See the full breakfast menu.

Lunch and Dinner Menu

Whether dining for lunch or dinner, adult guests will choose:

  • One Appetizer of the Court
  • One Entrée Royale
  • One Finale (dessert)

Kid’s meals are offered in a Create-Your-Own style. That includes a choice of:

  • One appetizer
  • One entrée with a choice of two selections (Seasonal Vegetables, Rice Pilaf, Mashed Potatoes, Buttered Corn)
  • One Finale (dessert)

Menu highlights include the Charcuterie (a selection of cured meats, Castle pickles, and other accompaniments) and The Clock Strikes Twelve mousse.

See the full lunch menu, and the full dinner menu here.

Frequently Asked Questions About Cinderella’s Royal Table

Have questions? Here are answers to some of the most popular questions about Cinderella’s Royal Table at Magic Kingdom.

Is a tip included at Cinderella’s Royal Table?

The reflected price on the website does not include the mandatory gratuity of 18% that you’ll want to plan for.

Is Cinderella’s Royal Table all you can eat?

No, Cinderella’s Royal Table isn’t all-you-can-eat. Instead, it operates on a prix fixe menu. That means you can indulge in a multi-course meal at a fixed price. You can have your pick of Appetizers of the Court, Entrées Royale, and Finales (desserts) all for one set price.

How many Dining Plan credits is Cinderella’s Royal Table?

Cinderella’s Royal Table will cost you TWO table-service credits, instead of the typical one. Keep that in mind when booking with your Disney Dining Plan!

Is Cinderella’s Royal Table Worth the Cost?

So, is Cinderella’s Royal Table worth the cost? There’s no denying this is a pricey experience, but it may be worth that once-in-a-lifetime booking for some. Those that will get the most out of Cinderella’s Royal Table are parties with Disney Princess fans, especially fans of Cinderella. You will get a pretty thrilling atmosphere, and you will have the chance to go inside Cinderella Castle for a meal. Anyone who is a fan of Disney Princesses or really enjoys the royal touches will love this spot.

However, you also want to look at the cost and exactly how much everyone in your party is going to eat. If you have a three-year-old who will only eat the cereal at breakfast, will the experience have been worth their $42 price tag? Perhaps not, especially if they’re not someone who is overly into Disney Princesses.

Fans of the Princesses who may want a slightly less expensive meal (though still pricey, it is Disney, after all) may want to consider Akershus Royal Banquet Hall. Located in EPCOT, the more pared-down location offers the chance to see all the princesses with a buffet meal instead.

With such a big price tag attached, whether Cinderella’s Royal Table is worth it will ultimately be up to you and your group’s preferences. Make sure to take those into consideration, along with your budget, when choosing whether to book a meal.

Posts by Morgan Flaherty

Morgan is the Staff Editor for WDW Magazine. A lifelong Disney fan, her dream day involves just about anything to do with Animal Kingdom. Along with several years of experience writing about Disney, Morgan has also written as a contributing writer for Well + Good, Scary Mommy, Brit + Co, and Baby Chick.

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Morgan Flaherty

Morgan is the Staff Editor for WDW Magazine. A lifelong Disney fan, her dream day involves just about anything to do with Animal Kingdom. Along with several years of experience writing about Disney, Morgan has also written as a contributing writer for Well + Good, Scary Mommy, Brit + Co, and Baby Chick.
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