When my daughter was little we went to Cinderella’s Royal Table every visit to Disney World. It was a must do to have my daughter go to Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and get her makeover and then go have a princess lunch. We never went to any other princess character meals and were content with having lunch at Cinderella’s Royal Table. As my children got older though it was more embarrassing for my son and my daughter outgrew Cinderella’s Royal Table. I still recommend it for the experience especially if you are not frequent visitors to Disney World like we are. Who doesn’t want to eat inside the castle with princesses? I think it is a great experience just not the experience for us anymore.
We went onto breakfast with the princesses at Akershus. It was a nice compromise and my son was happy because breakfast is his favorite meal and he could sort of blend in. My daughter still got her princess experience, it was less money and we went early to get into Epcot early and get a jump start on the day so it was a win win situation. We will actually be doing the princess breakfast at Akershus for our trip in August with friends. Their daughter is not a frequent visitor to Disney World and is in that in between stage of still being a little girl at 9 but almost a tween. Her and my daughter are the same age and are very excited to experience this together. We even got them matching dresses. We are excited about all getting to experience this princess interaction together but I don’t know if we would have gone to Akershus this trip otherwise.
In August 2015 we drove from New York to Miami for a cruise and on the way home we decided to stop at a Disney Resort for the night. We were there for two days and no parks! I was shocked we made it. Of course though, I decided we needed at least one character interaction so we all agreed to try 1900 Park Fare for dinner. I had never been and for work purposes now I like to experience different things at Disney World. We knew that Cinderella, Prince Charming and the wicked stepmother and stepsisters would be there. It was a princess meal without being bombarded by princesses so my son even agreed begrudgingly. This character meal blew me away and it wasn’t because of the interaction with Cinderella or Prince Charming. It was the stepsisters. They stole the show. Every table they went to the stepsisters had the guests laughing. Who needs princesses when you have THE princess Cinderella and her evil stepsisters in tow. One princess is definitely enough and it is the princess character meal my family and I love over the other choices at Disney World. I highly recommend it for your princess fix with a twist.
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