When you visit the Walt Disney World Resort, seeing all your favorite characters is always fun! But, if you have a little Disney Princess, there are plenty of ways bibbidi bobbidi boo your way into a magical day fit for royalty!
We have put together a practically-perfect guide to the Ultimate Princess Day at Walt Disney World!
You want to start your day looking the part. If you want to save some money, you can do a princess makeover at your hotel room with mom/dad. You can actually purchase the dresses from Disney World ahead of time on shopDisney and have them with you when you come to the parks. It is a great way to save a little money. Often they offer 20% off and free shipping on your orders. They ship quickly too! My last shopDisney order was in my hands in about a week.
Or, if you want to spare no expense, you can make an appointment at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is an experience for children ages 3 to 12 years of age where they can feel like royalty during their Disney vacation and be transformed into their favorite Disney Princess, Hero, or Shining Knight. Children are greeted by their very own “Fairy Godmother’s Apprentice”. Then, they will be pampered and leave feeling as if they came straight out of a storybook. Children will have their choice of hairstyle, makeup, nail color, and accessories. Costumes are also available. There are several packages to choose from with different inclusions.
While there used to be many options to dine with royalty at Walt Disney World, we now have just a few to choose from. Below we will discuss your options for princess character dining experiences at Walt Disney World. Keep in mind these are pretty popular and will book out almost immediately. If you stay at a Disney resort, they can be booked up to 60 days before your arrival.
Cinderella’s Royal Table
This is one of the most coveted dining reservations at the Walt Disney World Resort. This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner inside Cinderella Castle in Magic Kingdom. You dine inside the castle and get to have a photo op with Cinderella and meet with princesses that come right to your table! Jasmine, Aurora, Snow White, and Ariel, come to your table. Cinderella is in another area with a PhotoPass photographer offering a one-on-one photo experience with her.
Kick off your day in majestic style, complete with bubbly cocktails, flaky pastries and avocado toast. Craving something heartier? Try the Caramel Apple-Stuffed French Toast or Beef Tenderloin and Egg. Or sink your teeth into a Traditional Breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon and potatoes. Also available are nonalcoholic drinks like orange juice, lemonade, Twinings of London tea and freshly brewed Joffrey’s coffee.
Lunch and Dinner
Prepare yourself for an enchanted lunch or dinner as Cinderella’s Royal Chef begins your feast with assorted cured meats and cheeses. Soon after, it’s on to an unforgettable main course with choices for adults ranging from roasted chicken breast and tenderloin of beef to chef’s fish of the day.
For your wee ones, favorite options like beef tenderloin, chicken nuggets or macaroni and cheese. And no matter the path your meal takes, be sure to polish off your dining experience with a scrumptious dessert like the coffee pots de creme or the signature The Clock Strikes Twelve—dark chocolate mousse with a dark chocolate ganache served with a raspberry coulis.
Storybook Dining at Artist Point
Over at Wilderness Lodge is Storybook Dining at Artist Point. This is a fun and fancy feast with none other than Snow White, Grumpy, Dopey, and the Evil Queen herself! Snow and Grumpy/Dopey, come to your table and take photos. The Evil Queen has a photo op in the front, and you are called up before dessert is served to take pictures with her!
Quench your thirst with creative and fun cocktails (and mocktails) and various beers in bottles and on draft. A wine list focusing on the most highly rated wines from Oregon and Washington State rounds out the beverage menu. The spectacular dinner offers a choice of individually plated entrées and shared starters and desserts.
Begin the storybook-themed dining experience with shared appetizers, including Hunter’s Terrine, Wild Mushroom Bisque, and Wicked Shrimp Cocktail.
Choose your entrée from a prix fixe menu. Feast on the Royal Prime Rib Roast, Brother’s Grimm Herbed Chicken, Magic Mirror’s Slow-braised Pork Shank, Beef Stroganoff and Bashful’s Butter Poached Sustainable Fish. Or enjoy the vegetarian option—A Stroll Through Nature—featuring asparagus, leeks, arugula, and gnocchi. Children can choose from a selection of kid-friendly items, including Royal Prime Rib Roast, Grilled Chicken or Princess Pasta.
Craving a sweet finale? Top off the experience with the “Poison” Apple, a dark chocolate-apple mousse, the Fairy Tale Gooseberry Tart and Miner’s Treasures. Not sure which to choose? Not to worry—you get one of each!
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
In Epcot, you will have the opportunity to dine with some princesses at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall! at Akershus, you can meet Aurora, Snow White, Jasmine, Belle, and Ariel! They all come to your table and pose for photos with you.
Akershus Banquet Hall opens its doors for a feast in honor of beloved storybook princesses—and you’re invited! Dine in a medieval castle where you’ll encounter a royal promenade of princess friends who can’t wait to meet you. Savor Norwegian-inspired fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Delight in family-style platters fit for royalty! For breakfast, enjoy pastries, scrambled eggs, potato casserole and Norwegian waffles! Lunch and dinner highlights include field greens salad with lingonberry vinaigrette, traditional kjØttkake (Norwegian meatballs) and grilled salmon. Be sure to save room for dessert—a platter of 2 delectable desserts served family-style for the perfect ending to your feast.
Disney Royalty can be found in many of the shows throughout the parks too! Before you make your trip take a look at the schedule of events on the Walt Disney World website or on the My Disney Experience app. Your travel advisor can help you with this too! There are many show options around the parks that offer a royally-good time!
Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire
This fun show takes place throughout the day on the stage in front of Cinderella Castle and features Mickey, Minnie, and all their friends, along with some surprise guests! This show is updated throughout the seasons and will be completely different when the 100th anniversary of Disney begins at Walt Disney World! Check the times guide to see when you can expect this fun show!
Magic Kingdom Fireworks/Castle Projections
Every night there is a castle projection and firework show at Magic Kingdom! It combines world-famous pyrotechnics, incredible castle projections, and music from beloved Disney movies. The show has changed over the years but it always is a great way to see your favorite princesses on the castle and sing along to some of Disney’s top theatrical hits!
EPCOT Nighttime Show
Every night the World Showcase Lagoon at EPCOT lights up the sky with an impressive pyrotechnic display to some incredible Disney music. While the show does evolve and change over the years, there are always princesses featured during the show and it is truly worth the watch!
Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage
Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage is held at an amphitheater at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It is the beautiful retelling of the beloved fairytale, complete with live actors and all of your favorite songs! It is a very popular location for those who love the Tale as Old as Time… You can check showtimes in your My Disney Experience app daily!
For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
Over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you can also sing along to the story of Frozen with the “For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration.” This comedic sing-a-long is one of the best ways to sit down and relax while laughing your way through the story of Frozen as told by the live actors! You can check the times guide in your My Disney Experience app to see just when you can travel to Arendale with the cast of Frozen!
There are many ways to see the princesses you love, and one of the best ways to see them all is in a parade or cavalcade! In the parks, you have different options to see them all over.
Disney’s Festival of Fantasy Parade
If you catch one parade at Walt Disney World, make it Magic Kingdom’s Festival of Fantasy Parade. From Ariel to Anna & Elsa, and of course, Mickey & Minnie, this wondrous spectacle is a great way for little ones to spot all their favorites in one place. Disney’s Festival of Fantasy Parade runs every afternoon and there’s plenty of space for families with buggies and little ones!
This parade takes place twice each day at the Magic Kingdom and is filled with Disney friends, including many princesses! Look for Rapunzel, Cinderella, Belle, and more on the floats throughout the parade! Check the times guide in your My Disney Experience for the parade times.
Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade
The brand-new “Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade” offers the opportunity to see a few princesses as well! Starring nearly 30 of your favorite Disney and Pixar friends, this super-sized cavalcade features Nick and Judy from “Zootopia,” Baloo and King Louie from “The Jungle Book,” José Carioca and Panchito from “The Three Caballeros,” plus Merida, Moana, The Incredibles, and more – including the Magic Kingdom debut of Miguel from “Coco” in his mariachi best.
Discovery River Character Cruise
Character Meet and Greets in the Park
World Showcase in EPCOT
Throughout the World Showcase at EPCOT, there is a Disney Princess in nearly every country! You can find them most days until around 6 PM. Check the My Disney Experience app or ask a Cast Member for details as you look for the following characters:
- Anna & Elsa
- Snow White
- Princess Jasmine
Princess Fairytale Hall at Magic Kingdom
This meet and greet location has two lines, and you can meet two Disney princesses in each line. In addition, if you have Disney Genie+, you can choose a return time. You may find that the lines for these meet-and-greets are shortest in the morning and also later in the day.
How to Plan My Princess Day
My advice for planning the perfect princess day at Walt Disney World is to use a travel advisor! They are going to be able to help you with anything you need. They can make dining suggestions and help you book a resort that works with your budget and theme!
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