If your little girl is anything like mine, a trip to Disney world isn’t complete without lots of face-time with the Princesses! Here are a few ways to get some 1-on-1 Princess magic with your favorite royal ladies:
9) Fairytale Dining at Cinderella’s Royal Table
Location: Magic Kingdom, Princess Castle.
Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner with some of your favorite Princesses. This sit-down restaurant gets booked up well in advance and is a little more formal than some other dining establishments at Disney. Enjoy deliciously prepared and presented food in a storybook setting surrounded by soaring stone archways, medieval flags and gorgeous stained-glass windows overlooking Fantasyland. Your little lady will definitely want to wear her princess dress for this occasion! Reservations are a must and tables book up as much as 180 days in advance.
Location: Epcot World Showcase – Norway
Buffet/Family Style, Casual Dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Upon entering Akershus Banquet Hall, you will need to check in with the hostess. Reservations are a must at this establishment and tables book up as much as 180 days in advance so call as far ahead of your visit as possible. After checking in and being notified that your table is ready, your little girl will immediately be ushered into a photo op with one of the princesses. This photo will be delivered to your table during your meal. Then you’ll be seated and directed to help yourself to the buffet. As you eat, the princesses will visit your table for hugs, photos, autographs and a little visit. Have your own camera ready for candid snapshots. As with Cinderella’s Royal Table, your little lady will want to wear her favorite princess dress for this special dining experience.
7) Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
Location: Downtown Disney in the Disney Store, Magic Kingdom in the Princess castle
Treat your little lady a princess makeover so she is picture perfect when she meets her favorite princesses. This is by far my daughter’s favorite experience at Disney World. Little girls (and boys who get dressed up as princes) are treated to a fancy up-do, tasteful makeup and even manicures. During her makeover, my daughter said “Mom, this is the best thing that’s ever happened to me!” Reservations are required and spaces go quickly. Tip: Try to make your reservation for as early in the day as possible so that she can show off her new look all day!
6) Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade
Location: Magic Kingdom – parade begins in Adventure Land and continues in front of the Princess castle then concludes with a processional down main street.
Find a great place along the parade route and you’ll be treated to music, dancing and waves from all of the lovely Disney Princesses and other Disney characters.
5) Princess Fairytale Hall
Location: Magic Kingdom
Visit Anna, Elsa and other Princesses one-on-one. FastPass appointment is a must for this attraction especially for visits with the Frozen sisters who command wait times of 3+ hours.
4) Journey around Epcot for visits with your Favorite Leading Ladies
Find Aurora and Belle in France, Mulan in China, Jasmine in Morocco. Consult a “Times Guide” as you enter the parks to see which princesses are where and when. Wait times are very reasonable and since you’re outside in lovely EPCOT, the photos you’ll take with your own camera turn out beautifully amidst the stunning landscape of the World Showcase!
3) My Disney Girls Perfect Princess Tea Party
Location: Grand Floridian Garden View Tea Room
Enjoy music, dancing and storytelling at this fancy morning tea. Participants will receive a special 18-inch My Disney Girl doll dressed in a Princess Aurora gown plus accessories, a ribbon tiara, silver Princess link bracelet, a fresh rose, special Princess scrapbook page, and a “Best Friend” certificate for their new My Disney Girl doll. Reservations are required and teas are held on select days at the Grand Floridian Resort. This experience comes with the biggest price tag. One Adult and One Child (3-11) $250.00 (includes tax and gratuity) Not available for adult only booking. Additional Guest 3-11 $165; Additional Guest 12 and over $85. Your little lady will want to dress as her favorite princess for this event.
2) Visit Ariel the Mermaid Princess
Location: Ariel’s Grotto in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom
Reserve a FastPass and visit this lovely princess in a cool, water-themed wonderland. Ariel will be decked out in her mermaid tail which makes for a lovely photo and a sensational experience! You can FastPass this one!
1) Dream Along With Mickey Castle Show
Location: Magic Kingdom in front of the Princess Castle
Enjoy this 20 minute spectacle which contains Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald and a number of the princesses several times a day. Consult the daily entertainment schedule or Disney’s app for show times.
There are other places to view the princesses throughout the parks but these are the tried-and-true, non-seasonal offerings. So, make some magical princess memories for your pint-sided-princess on your next visit to Disney World.
Ariel photo courtesy of Disney Photo Snapper