Tricks To Get Reservations At Cinderella’s Royal Table in Disney World

If you’ve been to Disney World recently, you might have noticed that some advance dining reservations are nearly impossible to get.

Cinderlla’s Royal Table

One of those hard-to-get reservations is for Cinderella’s Royal Table because — let’s face it — is there anything more magical than eating INSIDE Cinderella Castle? We think not! But if you’ve been struggling to make a reservation there, we’re going to help you out with our best tips and tricks.

Cinderella’s Royal Table Atmosphere

Okay, let’s start with a quick rundown of why Cinderella’s Royal Table is so popular with Disney World guests. As we mentioned, the restaurant is INSIDE Cinderella Castle. When it comes to location, this is probably the BEST dining spot in Disney World.

Cinderella’s Royal Table is literally INSIDE the castle!

It’s not just that, though, either. Inside, you’ll find Cast Members dressed to serve royalty, but in this case, you ARE the royalty — they may even refer to you by a royal title. Seriously, can you beat that kind of service?

Cast members are dressed to serve you like you’re royalty

Seating is standard tables and chairs in a grand dining room that keeps to the overall royal theme. If you’re lucky enough, you’ll get a table near the window to get a view of Magic Kingdom you won’t find anywhere else! Because, again, you’re looking out FROM THE CASTLE — yes, you will feel very bougie.

That View!

Even if you don’t score a window seat, though you will never forget you’re dining inside a castle. Even when you enter the restaurant, you realize you’ve stepped into another world.

Cinderella’s Royal Table is a unique experience.

The interior of the restaurant is simply GORGEOUS with high ceilings and royal banners sprinkled throughout. 

Look at how beautiful it is!

So you’ll want to dine here JUST for the atmosphere, but let’s talk about the food!

Cinderella’s Royal Table Food

Okay, so you can dine here for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This a prix fixe restaurant, meaning you’ll get several courses of food. For breakfast, expect assorted pastries…


…along with entrees that include elevated breakfast fare like Quiche, Avocado Toast, Beef Tenderloin and Egg, and, Shrimp and Grits, Caramel Apple Stuffed French Toast.

Shrimp and Grits from Cinderella’s Royal Table

For drinks, you have a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic choices, including a Royal Breakfast Flight with a Mimosa, a Bellini, and Sangria.

Royal Breakfast Flight

You can read a review of breakfast at Cinderella’s Royal Table here!

Lunch and dinner include starters like a Soup of the Day, Mussels, a Castle Salad, and Charcuterie.

Castle Salad

Main entrees include dishes Tenderloin of Beef, the When Will My Life Begin Chicken and Pasta, Sustainable Catch En Papillote, and more.

Pasta and Chicken from Cinderella’s Royal Table

Dessert includes a Jaq & Gus Cheesecake, Coffee Pots de Crème, and The Clock Strikes Twelve (Dark Chocolate Mousse with a Caramel and Crunchy Praline Center, served with Chocolate Sauce and Hazelnut Gelato).

Jaq & Gus

As you can see, the food presentation here is also top-notch!

Read our lunch review of Cinderella’s Royal Table here! 

Cinderella’s Royal Table Characters

For the moment, the only character you can meet at Cinderella’s Royal Table is Cinderella. She only makes a brief appearance during the meal, but she waves to guests and walks around one elevated platform. You can take socially-distanced photos, but this is one of the few spots left in Disney World where you can’t hug a character.

Cinderella Meet and Greet

However, that will change on February 28th, 2023, when true character dining returns to the restaurant. Before, you could meet other princesses, who made their way around the tables and greeted guests in a more personal manner.

Sleeping Beauty at Cinderella’s Royal Table

We expect to see Cinderella, Snow White, Aurora, Jasmine, Ariel, and other princesses returning to the dining experience then.

How to Get That Cinderella’s Royal Table Reservation

Okay, so now that you’ve decided you MUST visit Cinderella’s Royal Table, how do you go about getting those advance dining reservations? Our first tip should be your first course of action — get up early on the day that marks 60 days from the first day of your Disney World trip and try to get a reservation.

Get those reservations as early as you can

If that fails, though — don’t fret. If you’re flexible with the time of your reservation and the meal, you may have better luck scoring a reservation. Remember, if you’ve already made your park pass reservations, you should be able to change those (barring you’re visiting during a super busy season) so that you can be in Magic Kingdom for the day of your trip you manage to get that reservation for.

Also, don’t forget to make a park pass reservation for Magic Kingdom on that day.

Such a Beautiful Space

You can also keep checking for those reservations — plans change and you might find that more reservations open up as other guests cancel them. Keep your eye on the Disney World website and My Disney Experience app as much as you can. Also, Disney recently made it easier for guests to make last minute changes to dining reservations. So you will want to even refresh My Disney Experience the day before you are hoping to go and the day you are wanting to go to Cinderella’s Royal Table because a reservation just might pop up!

Stained glass inside Cinderella’s Royal Table

Still no luck? You have one last strategy to try: try to join the Mobile Dine Walk-Up Waitlist on the day you’re in Magic Kingdom. Be sure to check the My Disney Experience app often to see what the availability is.

Cinderella’s Royal Table Walk-Up Waitlist

With a bit of diligence and luck, you should be able to join the waitlist to get into the restaurant.

With DOZENS of places to eat at Disney World, we know it can be tough to plan your meals. That’s why we wrote the DFB Guide to Dining at Walt Disney World. We have reviews, pictures, and details about every restaurant all in one digital download – along with ALL of our best tips and strategies from decades of Disney World trips.

DFB Guide to Disney World Dining 2023

We’ve got a special discount code for DFB readers, too! Use WDW2023 at checkout for 25% off!

Join the DFB Newsletter to get all the breaking news right in your inbox! Click here to Subscribe!

Don’t Miss Out on Any Disney Fun!

Pre-Order Your Copy of the 2023 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining Today!

With more than 750 pages, the 2023 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining is full of tips and planning tools developed by Disney World experts over 30+ years of visits. We’ve done the research for you, so you’ll know just which spots will uniquely suit your family’s needs!

With mini-reviews of every single restaurant, bar, lounge, kiosk and more; an entire chapter on the best snacks in Disney World; full Disney Dining Plan analysis (and how to get FREE dining); and a full chapter on discounts and deals; you’ll have everything you need to plan your best vacation yet.

Click here to pre-order your copy of the 2023 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining E-book with code WDW2023 to save 25% off the cover price today!

Use code WDW2023 at check-out for 25% off the cover price today!

Our guides are backed by a 100% money-back guarantee, so you have nothing to lose. 🙂

Have you ever dined at Cinderella’s Royal Table? How did you score a reservation? Let us know in the comments!


The post Tricks To Get Reservations At Cinderella’s Royal Table in Disney World first appeared on the disney food blog.


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.