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Cinderellas Royal Table Closed For Refurbishment

Cinderellas Royal Table Closed

For many people, especially young princesses, there is no experience like eating in Cinderella’s Castle with Cinderella and her princess friends.  Cinderella’s Royal Table is one of the most popular dining reservations at Walt Disney World. It is also one of the hardest to get and one of the more expensive options.

So imagine the broken hearts when the Disney Parks Blog announced that Cinderellas Royal Table was going to be closed for a good part of 2015. The refurbishment will last from January 8th, 2015 until sometime in March.

Cinderella To Hold Court at Citrico’s

While Cinderella’s Castle will not be a dining option during the refurbishment Disney does have an alternative. During the time the Castle is closed guests can meet Cinderella and her princess friends at Citrico’s. Citrico’s is at the Grand Floridian and only a monorail trip away.

Unfortunately there will be no lunch or dinner available. The only dining options will be breakfast and brunch. All of the princesses will visit each table for photo opportunities. There will also be a special “Magical Wishing Ceremony” which will include “wishing wands” and “wishing swords” for young guests.

The cost for those over nine will be $49.99. Children ages 3-9 will be $31.99. For those using the Disney Dining Plan it will cost two table service credits (just like dining at Cinderella’s Royal Table.)

A Royal Rip Off?

Grumpy has dined at Cinderella’s Royal Table. It was quite an experience. The experience, however, was not the food or the princesses. The most exciting part of eating at Cinderella’s Royal Table is being in the castle.Cinderellas Royal Table Closed

Unfortunately it costs just as much to eat with Cinderella at Citrico’s as it does in her castle. For many people the whole point of dining with Cinderella is not the princesses it is the castle. You can dine with princesses at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall at Epcot. But dining reservations at Akershus are much easier to get and it costs less too.  Of course Grumpy is not sure it’s worth the cost and the hassle to eat at Cinderellas Royal Table at all.

Grumpy is not trying to be a Disney hater. Grumpy loves Walt Disney World but he is also honest.

Read more (including the menu) at the official Disney Parks Blog here.

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