This Disney Fan Stayed in the Secret Cinderella Suite for Free, Here’s How

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The Walt Disney World Resort and the Disneyland Resort are two of the most magical places on Earth for a Disney vacation. And the truth is there’s nothing quite like going to a Disney Park. Whether it’s one like Magic Kingdom Park or Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park in Walt Disney World Resort or it’s Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park in Disneyland Resort, Disney fans from all over the world all grasp at the chance to enjoy the Disney experience for themselves.

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Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park, Walt Disney World Resort / Credit: Disney

While every Disney fan would love a chance to go to Walt Disney World Resort—there’s one very special Disney experience that very few fans get the chance to experience: the Cinderella Castle Suite. The Cinderella Castle Suite is the only place that you can stay overnight inside Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park.

Is There a Suite in Cinderella Castle at Disney World?

Yes! As any Disney Fanatic would know, Cinderella Castle does have a luxurious suite within its walls. Designed by Walt Disney Imagineering, the centerpiece of the Cinderella Castle Suite is an antique limestone fireplace, a 17th-century Gothic molded from an original wood fireplace from France. In addition, rich furnishings, fabrics, and stained glass all give the suite its regal look.

Traumatic Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Experience

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique / Credit: Disney

How Much Does the Cinderella Suite Cost?

The Cinderella Castle suite is, in a sense, priceless. Guests cannot actually pay to stay at the suite—you can only be invited to go to it. However, it is rumored that Disney has refused bribes as high as $40,000 from guests who have wanted to stay overnight at the suite.

This is to say, it appears no amount of money will get you into the Cinderella Castle suite without an invite from Disney.

Main Street, Magic Kingdom

Main Street, U.S.A., Magic Kingdom / Credit: patchrick84, Flickr

How Do You Get Invited to the Cinderella Suite?

It’s not the kind of reservation or invitation that money can buy—rather, Disney often offers it in particular circumstances, including as a prize for sweepstakes or competitions. Alternatively, the Walt Disney Company can also invite whoever they’d like to come stay at the suite, and have a magical evening at the Central Florida, Orlando theme park.

That’s exactly how Kathryn Chung found herself spending a night at the castle.

The Cinderella Castle suite / Credit: Disney

The Cinderella Castle Suite / Credit: Disney

Earlier this year, we reported on the competition Disney Parks was conducting in the UK—UK’s Biggest Disney Fan. After initially submitting a 60-second video detailing why she should be crowned the UK’s Biggest Disney Fan and then participating in a series of challenges, Kathryn Chung from Hackney, London, was crowned the UK’s Biggest Disney fan by Disney buff and Strictly Come Dancing star Janette Manrara.

Tusker House Animal Kingdom

Tusker House, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park / Credit: Disney

Chung said about her experience at the suite, “I didn’t expect to win at all – I was speechless. I keep having to remind myself that this did happen. It was just amazing, I couldn’t believe I stayed there. I just did my best to take it in every detail inside the suite and the views over the park.”

Chung fell in love with Walt Disney World after a trip with her parents when she was five and has been an avid Disney fan ever since; this was certainly proof that there’s none more devoted than her in the UK right now.

About Priyanka Kumar

Priyanka is a writer, artist, avid reader, and travel enthusiast based in Chicago. In her free time, she is probably walking by the lake, catching up on the latest releases on TV, or spending inordinate amounts of time rewatching Moana, Encanto, and her Disney Channel life-long favorites Zack and Cody wreak havoc on the Tipton.

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