(Akron, ohio usa)
I have a 5 and 7 year old girls who love the princess. We went to Disney 2 years ago in the May of ’09 when like 10 inches rain came (rained everyday). We did Cinderella’s Royal Table in the Magic Kingdom and am not sure if we should do that again.
Every Disney Princesses Dream
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Dad’s it depends Answer
Let me say right off the bat that I’m not a Princess kind of guy. Yes, we have a little Princess, and I played with the dolls and had the tea parties, but that was a long, long time ago and I’ve grown out of the Princess mode. Also when our Princess was younger, Disney didn’t have all of these Princess meals, so I haven’t actually done any of them (except for Cinderella’s Royal Table).
But we can always figure this out. We’re guys, right?
Let’s look at the three options. The first, which you said you’ve already done Cinderella’s Royal Table in the Magic Kingdom. This is the most requested meal at Disney World. Disney fills up this restaurant every meal, every day. (Even though it sometimes pays to just ask if their is an opening.)
Next, there is the Princess Storybook Dining at Akershus in Epcot. This is another hot ticket. This one also fills up for all three meals just about every day.
The other Princess experience is not really a dining experience but an afternoon spot of tea. At the Garden View Lounge in the Grand Floridian your Princess can experience Tea Time. There is only one Princess at this event. (Some of the others would be a bit out of place.)
Now about which is the best value and experience. That depends. You’ll probably see the most Princess at Akershus. Your Princess will actually get gifts at the tea. Dining in Cinderella Castle is an experience all to itself.
Dad’s Bottom Line
Just looking at what each offers, for our Princess (when she was younger) the Princess Storybook Dining at Akershus would be the one we would pick. There are more Princesses at the Storybook than at the other 2 (and sometimes a Prince even shows up.)