Happy Magical Monday!
This Disney trip we were on a Princess Dining scavenger hunt, and what better place to start than in Cinderella’s Castle?!
Inside you’ll dine with your favorite Disney Princesses. We saw Ariel, Jasmine, Cinderella, and Snow White.
When checking in, it’s always important to check that the restaurant knows about your food allergies. (A big red stamp should appear on your meal ticket, but you can always ask too.) You’ll first head into an elegantly decorated main room. Once inside you’ll wait to see Cinderella. Then you’ll wait for your Royal Family to be announced, at which time you may head upstairs to the main dining room.
The main dining room is beautiful. It’s even the perfect spot for a proposal. We saw one by the window that involved a glass slipper. Pretty cool! Once seated your server will be alerted of your food allergies. Here, our server told us that he couldn’t place anything on the table (including drinks) until we spoke with the chef. That was fine by me, I love when places take precautions!
The chef quickly came out to our table to help me select my menu options. He was willing to cook pretty much any modification I could come up with off of the menu which was pretty cool.
As we waited for our food, the princesses slowly began to appear. They come out one at a time followed by an announcement that includes a bit of their fairytale story! And, before the night is over, there’s a little ceremony where you get to make a magic wish. All the kids will receive a wishing stone and a magic wand for this ceremony. (Although, I’m in my twenties, and Disney still considered me a kid for this part of dinner!)
While the princesses walked around, we were served our meals. I began with my appetizer, which included crustaceans on rice. While not a meal with the most flavor, it was well cooked. The presentation came out well (even if it was difficult to picture), and it was plenty to fill me to start!
For my entrée, I picked my favorite meat and veggies again. My favorite is of course carrots. I loved the shrimp on top of the fillet, and I was appreciative of the rice to complete the dish. While it was once again a simple dish, the chef did a great job preparing it in a safe manner alongside the rest of the meals. At Cinderella’s Royal Table all the guests are fed around the same time (due to the princesses’ rotation around the dining room), so it’s impressive how quickly my meal came out. (In fact, he even brought it out before my family’s meal!)
While I had sorbet for dessert, my mom and sister had the cutest (gluten-filled) dish, that I just had to share!
Cinderella’s Royal Table was a great way to see a ton of the Disney characters. I felt as though my dietary restrictions were taken seriously. (Side note: Some people with severe food allergies do take concern over food that made be tracked along from one table to the other via characters.)
And, while this is a great stop, next week I’ll be sharing my absolute favorite Princess dining experience. So be sure to stop on by for next week’s Magical Monday Post! Until then…
Have a magical week!
* Magical Mondays will be running through June and July of 2015. All reviews are written about my trip to Disney World in May of 2015, and will not be updated to reflect more recent changes.