Breakfast with the princesses at Disney World

Whether you have a little girl in your family, or if you're just a girl at heart yourself --- start off your day at Disney World with a fairy-tale breakfast fit for a princess!

You have several options for princess breakfast dining at Disney World including: Cinderella's Royal Table breakfast in the Magic Kingdom, Akershus Princess Storybook breakfast in the Norway Pavilion at Epcot, and Rapunzel's Bon Voyage Character Breakfast at . The bonus to both of these locations is that with an early reservation, you are let into the gates of the park early, giving you quick access to the attractions after breakfast!


Have Breakfast With A PrincessHave Breakfast With A Princess


Cinderella's Royal Table Breakfast:

Many little girls' very first request will be to "eat in the castle" at the Magic Kingdom. You can make this wish come true with the breakfast at Cinderella's Royal Table. The breakfast includes a meet-and-greet photo session with Cinderella herself. The breakfast 2 credits on the Disney Dining Plan, and cost varies seasonally for guests paying cash.

This is a very hard-to-book meal, and generally considered a "right of passage" event for long time Disney fans. Get on your computer or your phone as soon as your 180-day window opens up for your best chance at booking.

Once seated, expect to have several princesses come by to say hello. The Disney World website lists Snow White, Jasmine and Belle as the princesses, but Disney Food Blog recently visited for breakfast and reported seeing Belle, Snow White, but no Jasmine. Instead they saw Ariel and Aurora. So it would be best not to "promise" any certain princess for your little one, other than Cinderella, which is a definite.

As far as the food goes, it's fairly standard breakfast fair. Disney Food Blog gives a review of the two different platters they were offered on their trip -- eggs, bacon, breakfast potatoes, and sausage; and the famous stuffed french toast.


Cinderellas at Cinderella's Royal TableCinderellas at Cinderella's Royal Table


Akershus Princess Storybook Breakfast:

A wonderful (cheaper!) alternate to the castle is well, another castle -- the Akershus Princess Storybook breakfast at the Norway Pavilion's Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in the Norway Pavilion at Epcot's World Showcase.

This breakfast is reportedly easier to book due to its "hidden gem" nature -- but don't take any chances, and book early for a breakfast service. The breakfast includes a meet-and-greet photo session with a Princess (usually Belle). The Princess Storybook Breakfast is 1 credit on the Disney Dining Plan, and costs vary seasonally for guests paying cash.

Princesses that may be spotted at the breakfast include Ariel, Belle, Snow White, and Aurora. However being located in World Showcase you never know who may pop by. Don't "promise" any certain princess to your little one, but know there will be plenty!

Many say they prefer the food to that of the Royal Table breakfast. Platters of hot all-you-can-eat breakfast items like scrambled eggs, cheesy potatoes, bacon, and sausage are brought to your table, but the real star is the koltbordt, or "cold table" buffet of smoked fish, cheeses, fruit, cream cheese, yogurt, and pastries. The cult item here is the lingonberry muffin, which has made it into the Disney Food Blog's breakfast specialty showdown.

Read a full review of the Akershus Princess Storybook breakfast here.


Belle At AkershusBelle At Akershus


Rapunzel Bon Voyage Character Breakfast:

The Rapunzel Bon Voyage Character Breakfast is a recent addition to the Princess breakfast line-up that takes place at at Trattoria al Forno, located on Disney World's BoardWalk.

This breakfast is easier to book both because it is so new, and because it's not in a Park. That being said -- don't take any chances, and book early for a breakfast service. The Rapunzel Bon Voyage Character Breakfast is 1 credit on the Disney Dining Plan, and costs vary seasonally for guests paying cash.

Princesses seen here are a little more casual as well with Ariel, Prince Eric, Rapunzel, and Flynn Rider making the rounds to visit guests. I have heard nothing but the very best about character interactions at this location. Again, don't "promise" any certain characters to your little ones as occasionally they will trade out.

The food here has an Italian twist to and looks amazing, I will chalk that up to this not being buffet service. For parents, the morning cocktails are top notch and more creative than your standard mimosa.

Read a full review of the Rapunzel Bon Voyage Character Breakfast here.


Rapunzel and Flynn at Trattoria al FornoRapunzel and Flynn at Trattoria al Forno


Thanks so much to our friends over at the Disney Food Blog for exclusive use of their images in this story. Have you eaten breakfast at any of Walt Disney World's Princess Breakfasts? Which princesses did you meet, and how was the food? Leave a comment below!

DAVID RAMIREZ wrote on Mon, 05/27/2013 - 14:40:

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How can I confirm my reservation for breakfast with the princess on Sunday 6-9-2013 at 9:20 a.m......confirmation number is 430101575261

Kristen K. wrote on Mon, 05/27/2013 - 14:44:

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Hi David! You'll need to call Disney directly to do that. http://www.wdwforgrownups.com is a fan site, not an official Disney entity.

You can confirm your reservation by calling (407)WDW-DINE or online at the My Disney Experience website.

Tamara wrote on Thu, 09/05/2013 - 13:39:

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We are coming to Disney next weekend and it is my daughter's 7th birthday?
I have not been able to make reservations for the Royal table. Can you help?

Kristen K. wrote on Thu, 09/05/2013 - 13:46:

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Hi Tamara - Unfortunately I don't have a magic wand connection to Dining reservations, so there isn't really anything that I can do other than offer some alternative advice.

First - I suggest trying every day to get in. This has been one of the most difficult reservations to get at Walt Disney World for many years. If the day that you would like to eat at CRT is sold out, your best chance of getting in on that date is a last minute reservation the day before. Due to the cancellation policy at CRT, if people are going to cancel they usually wait until the last minute.

Second - You may want to consider the Princess Breakfast at Epcot located in Norway's Akershus. Though it doesn't have the same excitement as the Castle, I find the food to be excellent and the character interaction of a higher quality. It's also less expensive, and they don't rush you like they do at CRT.

http://www.wdwforgrownups.com/articles/grown-princess-breakfast-akershus

I hope that you find these tips useful! Good Luck!

catherinebnyc wrote on Sun, 02/23/2014 - 19:33:

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I have a reservation for the EPCOT lunch at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall. Do the princesses make an appearance for lunch too or is it only breakfast?

Kristen K. wrote on Mon, 02/24/2014 - 12:30:

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The Princesses appear all day long at Akershus.

Mike wrote on Sun, 03/30/2014 - 00:16:

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We want to take our girls to Cinderella's breakfast. Do we have to stay a Disney resort?? or can we stay off property? How early can we make reservations?

Kristen K. wrote on Sun, 03/30/2014 - 13:53:

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You do not have to be staying at the resort, off property is fine. However reservations for Cinderella's Royal Table are very difficult to get and those staying on property have an edge. Reservations can be made at 180 days before you wish to dine, and they often sell out on that day.

For guests staying on property the advantage is that they can make reservations 180 days +10 from the start of their WDW hotel reservation. That means for instance that if they want their Cinderella reservation on the 10th day of their vacation, they can actually make it at 190days in advance, because they can make a dining reservation from 180 days of their first hotel night. Did that make sense?

If you are unable to get a reservation at Cinderella's Royal Table, please consider Akershus in Epcot as an alternative. The food is excellent, and I find the character interaction much less rushed. They also have all the princesses.

eaube123 wrote on Mon, 04/14/2014 - 14:48:

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Hello! If you book a breakfast at Akershus, do you have to have a ticket to Epcot?

Kristen K. wrote on Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:48:

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Yes, breakfast at Akershus does require theme park admission.

cheryl K wrote on Tue, 09/23/2014 - 22:16:

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What is the cost of two adults and two children (ages 4 and 10) to eat breakfast with the princesses October 23, 2014?

Kristen K. wrote on Wed, 09/24/2014 - 16:20:

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Hi Cheryl K! We're not Walt Disney World, so I can't tell you if there is any availability for the date that you want. Check out the official WDW Site to make dining arrangements here https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/#/reservations-accepted or give them a call for more information (407) 939-5277.

Kking wrote on Sun, 11/02/2014 - 20:45:

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Hi, since the breakfast is at Norway Pavilion, would Elsa and Anna also make an appearance?

Kristen K. wrote on Mon, 11/03/2014 - 14:07:

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Hi Kking! They do not at this time.

cc wrote on Thu, 01/08/2015 - 17:53:

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what exciting things do you off for a 16 year old? is there anything exciting at the castle for a 16yr old?

Kristen K. wrote on Thu, 01/08/2015 - 22:43:

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I CC! It really depends upon your teen, my girls are huge Disney fans and they like to dine with the Characters a lot. Cinderella's Royal Table is a really difficult Princess meal to get, but it offers the most "excitement." Akershus in Epcot is a fantastic alternative, as you still get the Princesses with a more low key environment. Why don't you head on over to our member forums where we can help you discuss all the options available.

http://www.wdwforgrownups.com/forum

lissette wrote on Fri, 03/27/2015 - 14:47:

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Hello I want to do reservation for breakfast in the Cinderella castle in July where I have to call please help me

Kristen K. wrote on Sat, 03/28/2015 - 14:27:

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Hi Lissette - Check out the official WDW Site to make dining arrangements here https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/#/reservations-accepted or give them a call for more information (407) 939-5277.

AP wrote on Mon, 07/20/2015 - 00:00:

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Can you comment on the lunch and dinner options at Akershus? I read somewhere that it might be a good idea to have lunch/dinner instead of the breakfast and am exploring that option now.

Thanks for this useful website.

Kristen K. wrote on Mon, 07/20/2015 - 14:15:

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AP - I haven't eaten there for the evening meals myself. However I've never heard anything bad about them. Check out these links from the Disney Food Blog.

http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/akershus-royal-banquet-hall-princess-story...

http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2013/07/21/review-akershus-royal-banquet-h...

angieA. wrote on Mon, 10/24/2016 - 03:08:

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How far away from date to make a reservation, is a week away ok?

Kristen K. wrote on Mon, 10/24/2016 - 21:30:

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Hi Angie! That entirely depends on the time of year you are going. Reservations become available 180 days (roughly 6 months) in advance, and for some seatings go in a matter of minutes. I always suggest booking as early as possible for Cinderella Table, it's considered to be a "prize" reservation.

I have gotten reservations for Breakfast at Akershus during slow times of year with as little as a week in advance, but for my last trip I tried to book there at 2 months out and they had nothing. The earlier you book, the better your chances, and many seasoned Disney travelers are on the phone or online first thing in the morning right at the 180 day mark.

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