If you’ve got little princesses of your own, chances are their number one priority is going to be meeting other princess, be they mermaids, magic carpet riding, or born with freezing powers.
The good news is, Walt Disney World makes it very achievable to encounter as many of your favorite princesses as you’d like! Across the four parks, princesses have meet and greets and dine with subjects. The locations will vary, with some princesses meeting indoors for the entire day, and others meeting outdoors during a specific time slot. Some princesses seem to be everywhere, while a few only meet in one place.
But that’s not all! You can also indulge your royal side with a princess meal at a deluxe resort, or ride their attraction 700 times, or watch their Broadway style stage shows, or wave to them as they parade by. The princess possibilities are so much more than just a meet and greet. You can fashion entire park days, even entire vacations, around your little one’s favorite princesses. By knowing where your favorite princesses are, you can craft the perfect plan to meet them all before you turn into a pumpkin.
Ride: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Fantasyland, the Magic Kingdom
One of the most popular rides at Disney World, the Seven Dwarfs Mine train is a family friendly roller coaster that incorporates amazing technology in animatronics. While the dwarfs are the stars of the show, Snow White appears at the end of the ride.
Show: Fantasmic! At Hollywood Studios.
Snow White and her Prince Charming are featured on one of the floats during this popular nighttime entertainment.
Meets: Germany Pavilion, World Showcase, Epcot.
The OG Princess usually meets with her subjects starting in the afternoon and going into the evening, but be sure to check out the Character Times Guide or My Disney Experience for a more exact window.
Snow White can sometimes, emphasis on sometimes, be found near the entrance at the Magic Kingdom. While she pops up here on occasion, she is more regularly found at Epcot. Like all these outdoor meet and greets, they are subject to change, so make sure you check your times guides and just know she might not be there on the day of your visit. It’s a gamble. If you want to guarantee some face time, your best bet is going to be Storybook Dining.
Parade: Hi ho! Snow White and the dwarves can be seen on foot, interacting with the crowd, at the closing end of the Festival of Fantasy Parade.
Dining Options: So many! Snow White is on the roster of rotating princess for both Cinderella’s Royal Table in the Magic Kingdom and Akershus, in Epcot. Both meals serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. But the new draw is that Snow White now has her own meal. Meet the princess who started it all along with the Evil Queen, Dopey, and Grump at Storybook Dining, located at the Artist Point, a restaurant at the Wilderness Lodge.
Bonus Poison Apples: If you’ve got a princess who loves Legos, be sure to check out the sculpture of Snow White made entirely out of Legos in front of the Lego Store at Disney Springs. There’s also one that features the dwarves! And while you’re at Disney Springs, check out the Candy Cauldron for Snow White inspired treats and a spooky storefront featuring the first Disney villain, the Evil Queen/Witch.
My Take: Real talk here, Snow White is my favorite princess. She is the OG: the first to cavort with woodland creatures, the first to sing about her hopes for the future, the first to get her happily ever after. She’s up there with Mickey Mouse in terms of iconic Disney characters.
If you have the chance to pal around with this perky princess, you’ll find she is as sweet as an apple. We met her recently at Akershus, and maybe I was a little biased, but it was my favorite character interaction of all time. With her iconic voice (seriously, how do these cast members do it?) Snow White did bird calls with my Glass Slipper, who informed the princess that she regularly talked to animals and they helped her out. Ever since then, Snow White has been one of my Glass Slipper’s favorite princesses, too. Part of the magic of Disney is seeing our children come to love something we loved at their age.
I will admit, Snow White is less flashy than some of these newer princess. She doesn’t have magical hair or magical singing teapots or a mother who turned into a magical bear. A lot of today’s kids know her primarily from being featured with other princesses, like her appearance on Sofia the First. But I appreciate that Disney continues to carry on Snow White’s legacy. The Seven Dwarves Mine Train is one of the most popular rides at the Magic Kingdom and the new Storybook Dining at Wilderness Lodge is one of the hardest meals to get into. Maybe these ultra cool experiences will lead to a Snow Whiteassaince and we’ll see even more of my favorite princess in the Walt Disney World parks. ;)
Is Snow White your favorite princess? What is your favorite Snow White experience? What Snow White themed activity would you like to see in the parks? Tell me all about it in the comments!
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