Cinderella’s Royal Table is a 2 Table-Service Dining Credit option on the Disney Dining Plan. Located at the heart of it all, Cinderella Castle, CRT is one of those restaurants you really should experience at least once in your lifetime!
Cinderella’s Royal Table has traditionally been the restaurant for us that we can do without. I don’t mean this in a bad way, because CRT is a good restaurant. However, a lot of what you are paying for when you eat at CRT is the location. However, we are planning on eating here during our trip in June with our friends. Here are the pros and cons for eating at Cinderella’s Royal Table.
- Location, Location, Location. The prime real estate that Cinderella’s Royal Table occupies is it’s primary selling point. Who doesn’t want to eat inside Cinderella Castle at least once?
- Photo Package. When you make your reservation for CRT, you receive a photo package with your reservation. You’ll receive one package for reservations up to four people, two packages for reservations of five to eight people, and three packages for reservations of nine to twelve.
- CRT is a character dining restaurant for all three meals — breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you book a breakfast time before the park opens, you will be allowed to walk to the Castle, and take pictures of it without any guests in your shots! Breakfast is a standard Disney American breakfast.
- Experience. For those of you with little Princesses, it is every Princesses dream to eat at Cinderella Castle. The experience of saying, “I ate a Cinderella’s Royal Table” is something that not everyone can say, and it really is a memory that you will remember for years to come!
- Since I wrote this, my family and friends had a magical experience happen at Cinderella’s Royal Table. Come read about the time that Disney Magic Exploded at Cinderella’s Royal Table!
The pros are great, and there are a lot more than I’ve listed here, but there are some things that detract from the experience. Here is my short list of cons for eating at Cinderella’s Royal Table.
- Price. The cost for Cinderella’s Royal Table is not cheap. Expect to pay between $36.99 – $59.99 per person when you eat at CRT, or expect to use two table service dining credits per person on the Disney Dining Plan.
- Noise. The dining room in Cinderella’s Royal Table is a bit noisy. If you are planning this dining location as a romantic getaway with your personal Princess, the noise may detract from that thought.
- Food. The food is good, but in my opinion, it isn’t great. It’s certainly not bad, and you may love it, but to me, it’s just good, not great.
I hope that all of this helps you decide whether you want to eat at Cinderella’s Royal Table. If you have any specific questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments! Also, if you agree or disagree with me on anything I’ve discussed here, please let me know. What is your favorite table service restaurant at the Walt Disney World Resort?
When I was in college, we made same day dinner res for then King Stephan's Banquet Hall.. The food was fantastic (again, I was in college and my palate wasn't so mature) and the experience was great, even without characters. With only boys in my house, I doubt we'll ever do CRT as it is these days.. Hope you have a great experience!
Thanks for the trip down memory lane, Jenn! I never knew that Cinderella's Royal Table was called King Stephan's Banquet Hall! Shows what I know! Mike