and price increases. Price increases and . It’s sad, but it’s true: the two phrases are nearly synonymous, as you can’t have one without the other. Ask anyone who visits the , and they’ll tell you: prices for items, food, and experiences are always increasing.
When first opened more than 50 years ago, the cost of admission to the new Central Florida park was only $3.50. (Today, you can’t even buy your favorite designer coffee for that!) Fast-forward to 2022, and pay an average of more than $125 per day, just to make it through the gates at to embrace the magic along , see their beloved in the parades, experience , ride the famed Splash Mountain attraction before it goes away, and blast off to space in Tomorrowland. is known for its continually rising prices.
And while the price of admission at is not to be haggled with, some do attempt to save a few bucks by exercising some restraint in merch purchases (they try really hard), and by sharing meals at a favorite restaurant.
Heck, some even pack their lunches and bring snacks from home or the hotel so they don’t have to incur those expenses. But certain experiences at are simply worth the splurge so that those wonderful, magical memories can be made. But what happens when even the splurges get more expensive?
That’s exactly what has just recently happened at ‘s most beautiful restaurant, Cinderella’s Royal Table.
Cinderella’s Royal Table restaurant is located inside . During this fine experience, can meet Cinderella and even have a photo taken with her before they step into the gilded elevator to go upstairs and enjoy their meal at her house. But –it always has been, so nothing has changed there. can only enter the venue with an advanced reservation, and it’s the hardest ones to score at
What has changed, though, are the meal prices at the restaurant.
The restaurant offers a pre-fixe menu that allows to choose an entree and beverage for breakfast, and an appetizer, entree, dessert, and beverage for dinner.
Recently, breakfast at Cinderella’s Royal Table was priced at $27 for kids and $42 for adults. Lunch and dinner were priced at $37 for kids and $62 for dinner. Now, in true fashion, those prices have gone up, as breakfast now runs $29 for kids and $45 for adults, and both lunch and dinner at the venue cost $39 for kids and $67 for adults.
Too bad that darn continues to remain elusive.
And the answer is no, there are no additions to the experience that could account for the increase. The only saving graces are first, that the increase isn’t exponential, and second, that the experience is a truly magical one, especially for who have little ones in tow.
Can you imagine being little and meeting Cinderella in her own castle–where she lives with her prince? (Full disclosure: it’s pretty magical being an adult and meeting Cinderella in her castle!)
who visit Cinderella’s Royal Table for this amazing experience enter the Grand Hall before taking the spiral staircase upstairs to the gorgeous banquet hall. Once they arrive at the banquet hall, they are seated in a grand storybook setting, complete with stone archways, medieval flags, and beautiful, -esque stained-glass windows that overlook all of Fantasyland below.
For breakfast, and bacon. For lunch and dinner, Cinderella’s kicks off the royal feast that even Cinderella’s would approve of, with cured meats and cheeses, followed by a choice of main course, such as roasted chicken breast or the ‘s of the day. There are lots of options for the pickier little ones in the group too, like chicken nuggets and macaroni and cheese. can sip on bubbly cocktails while they enjoy pastries, avocado toast, beef tenderloin and egg, caramel apple-stuffed french toast, or a traditional breakfast of
No matter the choice in entree, will never forget the experience, especially when they choose to enjoy The Clock Strikes Twelve for dessert–a dark chocolate mousse with dark chocolate ganache and raspberry coulis.
It truly is a magical experience from start to finish, with a feast for the eyes and a feast fit for royalty. only have to decide whether the continued price increases are worth it. (And then hold their breath as they attempt to make that coveted reservation!)