Check-in for the restaurant is at the back of Cinderella Castle. Guests are then led up to the restaurant inside.
There are social distancing markers and hand sanitizer outside.
Guests can check-in or check availability by scanning a QR code near the entrance.
While you can view the menu on your phone by scanning a QR code, there is a paper menu on display outside, complete with glass slippers.
The waiting area on the bottom floor no longer has seating and there are social distancing dots for parties to stand on.
The room is roped off into a makeshift queue.
A sign tells guests that castle royalty may make a “surprise stop” by the restaurant, but that guests should remain seated if this happens.
Only one party is allowed to go up or down the stairs at a time and Cast Members routinely clean the handrail.
Guests were seated at a safe distance, with tables left empty between them.
While we were given a paper version of the wine menu, the rest of the menu was accessible via QR code.
Though no other princesses appeared, Cinderella herself did step out for a few minutes at a time to wave to guests and pose for photos. You can watch how this limited character interaction worked in the YouTube video below:
Cinderella posed in a couple different areas of the restaurant so every guest could see her.
Cinderella continued to come out every thirty minutes.
At the end of their meal, guests get a double-sided card autographed by Cinderella.
Prices were lowered at Cinderella’s Royal Table before reopening due to the lack of character greetings. For now, Cinderella’s Royal Table is only open for lunch and dinner, with the same items available at both mealtimes. An adult meal is $62, while a child’s meal is $37. Adult meals include one appetizer, one entree, and one dessert. You can view the full menu here and read on for our reviews.
Appetizers of the Court
Soup of the Day
The soup of the day was butternut squash.
It was rich, creamy, and full of fall flavor. This was our favorite of the three appetizers.
A Chef’s selection of Cured Meats, Castle Pickles, and Accompaniments
The charcuterie is the oddest we’ve had. It’s not bad, but it’s as if you told a person who had no idea what a charcuterie board was and then asked them to make it.
The chicken pâté and other meats were enjoyable enough.
Hearty Mixed Greens, Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, Riesling-marinated Golden Raisins, Pink Lady Apples, and Maple-Balsamic Vinaigrette
The salad is nice and fresh, but there is the occasional bitter bite.
For being the fancy beef tenderloin beef, the steak here was just fine.
It was tender and not too gristly, not to mention it was a sizeable portion… but it tasted like it wasn’t seasoned at all.
Jaq & Gus
Whipped Cheesecake with Seasonal Flavors and Garnishes
Jaq & Gus is basically a deconstructed cheesecake. The current flavor is gingerbread, with creamy filling accented with fall spices and a touch of molasses and cinnamon in the cakey pieces.
This was our favorite of the desserts.
The Clock Strikes Twelve
Dark Chocolate Mousse with a Dark Chocolate Ganache served with a Raspberry Coulis
This mousse is very rich, but perfect for chocolate lovers. It’s a sizable portion too, and unique with the chocolate clock piece.
Coffee Pots de Crème
Coffee-infused Coconut ‘Custard’, Passion Fruit Gelée, and Crumbled Chocolate-Espresso Beans
This was gross. It tasted like coffee and dirt.
The passion fruit gel didn’t help the taste at all.
They also brought us lemon sorbet from the children’s menu.
It was a pleasant palate cleanser, but we can’t imagine a kid wanting it.
Though we enjoyed some of the food, we didn’t feel this experience was at all worth the price. We felt that way when the characters appeared as well, but now it’s even more true. It might be good for families if you want to see Cinderella, but you can also see her in the The Royal Princess Processional. If you want true signature dining, you should probably go to other signature locations. However, we can’t argue with wanting to see inside of Cinderella Castle, and if you haven’t been able to get reservations here before and suddenly find availability, this is the only way to do that.
Will you be dining at Cinderella’s Royal Table soon? Let us know in the comments.