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What time for Cinderella’s Royal Table?

by Michelle
(Manchester, UK)

I am hoping to book a table for Cinderella’s Royal Table for the end of November (counting down to the 180 days before), however I don’t know whether to choose breakfast, lunch or dinner and would appreciate your advice on this! To help me decide I was hoping to find out what time these meals take place i.e. so if we go for dinner we don’t miss the fireworks/breakfast so we don’t miss the early morning lull for the rides. Thanks so much. Love the site. Kind regards, Michelle

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Cinderella and Prince Charming at Cinderella's Royal Table

Photo by Samantha Decker

Dad’s all day long Answer


A breakfast, lunch, or dinner at Cinderella’s Royal Table (CRT) is one of the best happenings, one of the best experiences, one of the Disneyiest things at Walt Disney World. It’s the original Character Meal and still the best.

Serving at CRT starts serving breakfast around 8:00 each day and continues seating until the park closes or around 10:00 pm (whichever is earlier). If you get in early enough, you can find a table at just about any time.

It really doesn’t matter which meal you choose. They are each different, but get whatever reservation you can. You can even do dinner. Dinner service starts at 5:00. I would try to get a reservation before 6:30 pm to guarantee you don’t miss Wishes and the Main Street Electrical Parade. (Times haven’t been announced for December yet, but you can pretty well count on the parade at 8:00 and Wishes at 9:00.

If you choose dinner, one thing to consider is, is it a Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party night? It might not make a difference, but it might.

I don’t want to say that dinner is better than breakfast or lunch. The food is a bit more highfalutin, but each meal is a very special experience.

You can find the times of each meal at …

Dads’s Cinderella’s Royal Table page

Which would I recommend. Whichever one you can get. We did dinner and it was wonderful (but that was years ago.) I would do breakfast or lunch in a heartbeat. The whole thing is all about being a Princess and spending time with the Princesses. It’s not so much about the food, so it really doesn’t matter which meal you end up at.

You also might want to think about a Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique experience if you have a little princess. You can get her all dressed up as her favorite princess along with a full makeover of hair and a dress. It’s a fabulous way to pamper a little girl before a magical meal.

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Dad’s Bottom Line

Michelle, you’ll have a great time no matter which meal you end up with. Don’t limit your options, have preferences but be ready to take whatever you can get. (You can see Wishes from the windows in the Castle, but it’s not the best.)

This is one of the best things Disney does.

Comments for

Feb 24, 2019 what time does lunch start
by: Anonymous

be nice to know est time for breakfast,lunch dinner when it starts and ends

Dad Answers

The Disney website says Breakfast is 8:00 – 10:15, Lunch 11:40 – 2:50 and Dinner 4:00 – 8:50.

May 25, 2012 Empty Main Street in the Morning
by: Susan

We got the first seating for breakfast at CRT one year and it was awesome. For the 8 a.m. seating, you have to get into the park before it actually opens. Walking down an empty Main Street and taking pictures with NO ONE IN THE BACKGROUNDS… Priceless. Been there for lunch and dinner also and you really can’t go wrong with any choice. But I think the most special one so far was that 1st 8 a.m. seating!

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