29 November 2009
Review: Cinderella's Royal Table Breakfast
Cinderella's Royal Table is located inside Cinderella's castle at Magic Kingdom. We started off our day with an early reservation for breakfast, 8:10 am to be exact. This wasn’t a very easy task since the restaurant can be fully booked even when you call on the 180 day mark. Since it was before the park opening there were very few people inside and we decided to take advantage of the fact that we were early and there were already PhotoPass photographers in the park. So we stopped and got a few pictures before heading to the castle.
Upon checking in we were lead inside the castle to a meet and greet with Cinderella. We waited about 15 minutes before reaching her. Then my husband and I posed for a quick picture with her before being lead up a winding staircase to the dining room. We were then seated at a table decorated with Cinderella carriage confetti. Our table was by a window above Fairytale Garden where they hold Storytime with Belle. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and is even more enchanting than you would imagine with stone walls, stained glass windows, swords, knight‘s armor and family crests.
Our server Kathy, who referred to us as “My Lady” and “My Lord” greeted us with OJ and coffee and then brought us some pastries and fresh fruit. Cinderella’s is a pre-plated breakfast so everything is brought to you. Kathy told us our options were the healthy breakfast or the hearty breakfast and we choose the hearty. The breakfast plate came with scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage links, pancakes, potatoes and toast. The scrambled eggs were quite boring and had very little flavor. As for the bacon and sausage links they were great. I don’t usually care for breakfast sausage however these were large links, very juicy and a little spicy. I could have had more of them. The potato casserole was very good too and had plenty of cheese. The pancakes were delicious! They were filled with a sweetened cream cheese and then topped with blueberry sauce.
During our meal we were greeted by several characters. Snow White, Mary Poppins, Princess Aurora and Belle. The character interactions were great. The characters were more than happy to pose for pictures. We got pictures of us individually with the characters and some with both of us. We noticed they were also more than happy to sign autograph books too. Before the end of breakfast the girls were handed wands and the boys swords for making a wish. All together the kids made a wish and the room had a magical light show.
At the end of our meal we were presented our pictures of us with Cinderella in a very nice Cinderella themed photo holder. It included one 8 x 6 photo, four 4 x 6 photos and one 6 x 8 of the castle.
I would have to say this is a really nice way to start your day at the Magic Kingdom. It is perfect for those who are celebrating a romantic occasion like a honeymoon or anniversary and especially for little girls who want to be a princess. We saw many little girls dressed in their princess best. However this isn’t a cheap character breakfast by any means. It $31.99 for adults and $21.99 for children and if you use your Disney Dining Plan credits it will take 2. The meal does include a family photo with Cinderella and an 18% tip. This is a restaurant that I will most definitely return to for good food, great character interaction and magical atmosphere.