I’m sure you’ll all be glad to know that we have renewed our Disney World Annual Passes for another year, so I’ll be able to bring y’all even more tips and photos from the parks! We decided to celebrate by spending the July 4th weekend at the parks, and we knew it would be both busy and hot. However, it was only one of those — extremely hot! It was not crowded at all, especially for a holiday weekend, which may actually have been because of the heat.
Although we’ve been to Disney quite a few times now, there is always something new to experience. For this trip, we had made reservations (several months in advance) for breakfast at Cinderella’s Royal Table. We’ve tried to book a lunch or dinner there in the past, but this was the first time we have actually gotten the reservation.
Maybe breakfast is not as popular, but I thought it was the perfect time to eat there. Similar to our breakfast reservation at Be Our Guest a few months ago, if you have an early reservation, you can get into the park before the crowds. We were directed to the back of the castle, where we checked in and were ushered in a side door to wait for our tables.
While waiting, you can enjoy some AC, sit on benches, and get your photos taken with Cinderella! Since the photo pass pictures are now included for free with an Annual Pass, this was an especially fun opportunity. (Often cast members will still take an extra photo with your phone if you ask them nicely though.) We posed with Cinderella and some of the decor.
When your party is announced (“The Royal Family of [last name], Princess [first name], etc., which would be really fun for little ones), you’re led up some spiral stairs (or an elevator) to your table. There’s a limited menu of items, and we were were brought plenty of OJ and delicious pastries beforehand. I chose the french toast, and though I’m always gushing about how amazing Disney’s food it, the french toast was just okay. Husband got the “traditional breakfast,” which I tasted and thought was much better.
As we were eating, several princesses came around to chat and take photos. I thought Ariel was the cutest because she kept making ocean-themed puns! They also brought miniature swords or wands for the kids to keep — and for us, the one table without kids! We had fun goofing around with them, and at one point there was some kind of a wishing activity where we all waved them around.
Overall, it was a fun experience, and pretty special to be inside the Cinderella Castle! I still prefer the breakfast at Be Our Guest (in the Beast’s wing of the castle), but both were great fun. If you can get a reservation, go ahead and book it!