Cinderella's Royal Table reopens September 24th, but with no princesses

IMHO, no princesses, what’s the point?

From WDW website:

Fairytale Dining at Cinderella’s Royal Table

Beginning September 24, Guests can enjoy dining in the enchanted, fairytale setting of Cinderella’s Royal Table at Magic Kingdom Park. Enjoy a delicious regal banquet with unforgettable main courses ranging from roasted chicken breast and tenderloin of beef to chef’s fish of the day. The princesses will be taking a break from their royal duties greeting Guests, but there will be plenty of delicious fare and fun to be enjoyed in this beautiful, one-of-a-kind restaurant.

Character Dining is currently not available at this location.

Cinderella’s Royal Table dining area features soaring stone archways and majestic stained-glass windows

Reservations

Reservations for this experience will be available beginning September 11. Advance reservations are highly recommended. Learn when advance reservations can be made.

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/magic-kingdom/cinderella-royal-table/

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That was my reaction too… What is the point in dining in CRT without princesses???
For the same price?

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There is no Cinderella.

There are no Royals.

Are there Tables?


Should it now be just abbreviated to T?

Inquiring minds want to know?

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I would love to eat at CRT but I really don’t see DH and two adult sons wanting to join me for a princess dinner. I am resigned to either never doing it or dining alone. :cry:

Now if this was available I’m sure they would jump at the chance to dine in the castle. In fact I think originally it was just a signature TS restaurant, without characters. I could be wrong though.

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:rofl::rofl::rofl:

Ok. This makes sense. Is the food really at the ‘signature’ level?

Wait, same price?? I was all set to get excited about this because DS has asked to eat inside the castle but I can’t part with $65 for breakfast so it’s been a no-go. And he’s not into the princesses. But we are doing Chef Mickey’s for the bargain of $25 so I thought maybe this one would have a lower price for no princesses.

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No idea, I just want to dine in the castle!

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I ate there as a teenager and I don’t think there were any characters. I also don’t think it was branded as Cinderella’s. I think it was the prince’s royal table or something?

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Same. Our 9-year old boy/girl twins were not interested in going to CRT on our last visit. :roll_eyes:Though we had a wonderful dinner there a few years previous. But I think they would absolutely be interested in eating in the castle again without the princesses.

At the beginning of every Disney movie when they show the castle, I turn to my DD10 and stage whisper, “I’ve had dinner there.” She’ll usually whisper back, “Me too.”

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Just looked it up. It used to be called King Stefan’s Banqueting Hall, and changed it’s name in 1997.

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I know we’re in the minority here, but my family thought the food at CRT was excellent. It was hands down my favorite sit-down meal when we ate there last year. The only thing I didn’t like was the salad and I noticed they’ve changed that up now. The rest of the meal was so good that my mouth still waters when I think about it, especially the potatoes and that sauce. Outside of Disney I’d never pay that kind of money for a meal, but still, we enjoyed it.

For anyone interested, I had the Roasted All-Natural Chicken Breast
(Pan-roasted Chicken and Fingerling Potatoes with Haricot Verts and Spinach in a Leek-Mustard Cream Sauce) and The Clock Strikes Twelves
(Dark Chocolate Mousse with a Dark Chocolate Ganache served with a Raspberry Coulis). :drooling_face:

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Hmm, ok so we ate there probably in 2001? So I just lost my memory of Cinderella I guess!

We will all have to plan a mom’s breakfast meetup someday at CRT!

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I could probably get behind a $150 signature meal for me and DH but it’s the $45 for my DS4 to eat the chicken nugget that is downright painful!

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Same here! I thought the brunch (I had the quiche) was one of my best meals to date! I can still remember it vividly. I love the atmosphere, too. I don’t think CRT gets the love it deserves.

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Interesting. It mentions “fun” and calls it an “experience” sooooo… maybe they’ll be doing something else instead of princess meet and greets. Or maybe, it only says the princesses will take a break from GREETING guests- doesn’t mean they won’t be there at all, I suppose. Maybe.

grasping at straws

@Randall1028 is there an achievement for that?

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My husband and son don’t give a rats patootie about Cinderella, but would’ve eaten at the castle without them for a lower price.
$65 for breakfast?!? Uh no. Not even for a signature. I would’ve done it as a one and done for $40 but even I can’t justify $65 for waffles and eggs.

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I can definitely understand that. My DD21 ordered chicken nuggets off the kids menu (we had the DDP). At least she was able to get a mimosa to go with it, though, so I guess that helped make up for the lost $$. :laughing:

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CRT is not the only place reopening

Gaston’s Tavern reopens on Setember 4th

Hollywood & Vine reopens on September 25th with Mickey, Minnie & Friends for Halloween

ABC Commissary reopens on October 8th

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Definitely happy to have more options in DHS, but hate H&V. Sigh.
Kinda hoping for CP to open up as a family style meal with no characters or some kind of modified experience. MK is also surely lacking in food options.

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