As a little girl, I always had dreams of being a princess when I grew up. Which of course, real-life princess reality is a little different than I thought but still totally royal. Of course, it helps when you go to Disney World a lot and they always treat you like princes and princesses. There was always something special with getting to meet with the princesses, even as an adult! When looking for Disney Princesses at Walt Disney World, here are all the places you need to go to in the parks and Disney World resorts.
The first place to look for Princesses in the Magic Kingdom is Cinderella’s Royal Table. This restaurant inside the castle that towers over the park offers interaction with CInderella, as well as several other Disney Princesses. Unlike most other character dining experiences, this restaurant offers a multi-course menu rather than a buffet or family-style service. The food and the location are enough to justify the price, but the character interaction pushes the value of the experience over the top. If finding Disney princesses is on your Walt Disney World to-do list, then Cinderella’s Royal Table is a must.
Right behind Cinderella’s castle is Princess Fairytale Hall. This unique character meet and greet location is set up so that you can have an encounter with your choice of two Disney princesses. This is one way to meet Cinderella, without a dining reservation. However, you should book a Fastpass for this. In Princess Fairytale Hall Cinderella is paired with Elena of Avalor. You can also meet Rapunzel and Tiana of Tangles and the Princess and the Frog Fame, but you will need to stand in a separate line. You can get Fastpasses for either meet and greet.
Other princess meet and greet locations in the Magic Kingdom consist of small nooks, mostly around Fantasyland. Merida, the Scottish princess from Brave has a photo location set up on the east side of the castle. Near the Little Mermaid’s dark ride, Ariel has a meet and greet locations well. In between that and the Be Our Guest Restaurant is Enchanted Tales with Belle. in this small interactive show, guests are able to speak to Belle. Princesses are hard to find outside of Fantasyland, but on occasion, you can find Jasmine or Moana in Adventureland.
Akershus is the name of a restaurant very similar to Cinderella’s Royal Table. This Norwegian American eatery combines a smorgasbord with traditional courses. The interior is themed to a castle fortress with high ceilings and beautiful stained glass windows. As with CInderella’s Royal table, Disney princesses come to your table for pictures, photos, and interaction. The pricing for this location in the Norway Pavilion is slightly below what you pay at the Magic Kingdom and the food selection does not have the same variety. Whether you like to book for this restaurant or for Cinderella’s Royal Table, you should make your reservations early, especially if you want to book an early morning seating before the park opens.
Meet and Greet Locations in Epcot are all around the World Showcase for those looking to meet with the Disney princesses. The princesses can be found at their respective origins. Far away Lands like Germany and France have Snow White, Belle, and Aurora. Snow White’s photo location in Germany is a wishing well set up just for the occasion. Someday, perhaps Rapunzel will show up there, too, but so far there is no location or picture background for her yet.
Other pavilions where you can regularly meet Disney princesses are Morocco for Jasmine, Norway for Anna and Elsa, and China for Mulan. You can find non-princesses as well, like Mary Poppins and Alice in the United Kingdom pavilion. In Future World Vanellope from Wreck-it-Ralph is at the ImageWorks in the Imagination Pavilion. She may not be a traditional Disney princess, but the others seemed to reach a consensus about her so there she is.
Disney World Resorts
Around Walt Disney World there are several resorts that offer Character dining. some of them feature princesses. At the Grand Floridian Cinderella makes regular appearances at 1900 Park Fare. The Cinderella dining includes Lady Tremaine, Prince Charming, and the Step Sisters as well, though they are subject to change based on availability. The only mealtime at 1900 Park Fare that includes Cinderella is dinner. For Breakfast and Brunch, it is Mary Poppins themed. Elsewhere in the Grand Floridian, there is a Perfectly Princess Tea Party where Princess Aurora makes an appearance. This event costs roughly $400 for a child and adult.
Boardwalk Inn converts Trattoria Al Forno into character dining in the morning with the Bon Voyage Breakfast. This inspired breakfast service includes a themed menu and features interactions with Rapunzel, Ariel, Flynn Rider, and Prince Eric. The Boardwalk is only minutes away from the International Gateway entrance to Epcot.
Finally, a remarkable dinner experience takes over Artist’s Point at Wilderness Lodge. The whole environment is suited to the theme of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The Evil Queen and Dopey are also there to entertain guests along with the titulat princess.
Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios
Pocahontas has a meet and greet location in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. She’s on Discovery Island as guests make their way toward Pandora. She is the only princess in the park, but there are plenty of other characters, particularly on Discovery Island and in Dinoland USA.
Sofia the First is the only princess you will find at Hollywood Studios. Not even Princess Leia is present, despite all of the Star Wars in the park. Sophia is in the Animation Courtyard along with other Disney Junior Pals.
I have been visiting the parks annually since my parents first brought me at just a year old. Recently I was able to fulfill my life long dream of being a Florida local and moved from the wintery Northeast to the sunshine and fun of central Florida. Now I am hoping to share my Disney knowledge with you so you can have the best vacation possible!