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Old 02-19-2013, 03:03 PM   #1
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Princess storybook dining in epcot question?

What princesses are at this dining experience?

Would you recommend breakfast lunch or dinner?

How many table credits is it? How is the food for little ones?
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:46 PM   #2
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One table credit for all meals. This includes a photo package.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:46 PM   #3
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We've been 3 times and we've seen the following: Belle, Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Jasmine, Alice, and Prince Ali.

The meal depends on your personal tastes. We did not care for the traditional Norwegian food and therefore prefer breakfast. We did dinner our first time and have done breakfast the other 2 times.

It is 1 TS.

As for the little ones, we took our dd when she was 2 the first time and there was plenty for her to eat.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:02 PM   #4
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What princesses are at this dining experience?

Would you recommend breakfast lunch or dinner?

How many table credits is it? How is the food for little ones?
My family (no children) went for dinner last October. We saw Belle (yellow dress, photo package princess), Cinderella, Ariel, Snow White, and Aurora.

The meal is one credit, regardless of meal time (breakfast, lunch, or dinner).

We found the food to be okay. At dinner, the cold board has some Norwegian items and some pretty standard items. I like the Norwegian items, but wished we had more time to enjoy them. The entrees, which are mainly American, with perhaps a slight twist on the sides or sauces, came out really quickly, and none of us had finished our "appetizers" at that point. The entrees were pretty good, but nothing outstanding. The desserts were not my favorite, but I'm not a rice pudding fan.

Overall, it was fun, but not something we'd rush back to. If you like princesses, then it's a really good option because it's only 1 credit (compared to CRT, which takes 2) and you'll see several.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:10 PM   #5
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Exactly what I was looking to find out. Thank you all! Keeping my fingers crossed for some different princesses that you may not always see but it sounds pretty standard, but sounds like a must DO, thanks!!
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:29 PM   #6
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:27 PM   #7
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We've done lunch twice and we like it very much. Belle greets you upon your arrival and you take a picture with her -- pretty sure that part is set in stone. Beyond that, you'll hear different accounts of what princesses you'll meet, although when we've done it, it has been Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel and Snow White.

Food is pretty good. There is a cold bar with salads, cheeses, and other appetizers, and I would think most people would be able to find something they liked there. Entrees and dessert are good as well -- not mind-blowing, but definitely solid. Food for the kiddos it is safe, standard fare, think DD4 had a hot dog on her last visit.

From a big picture standpoint, it's our favorite character meal. The interaction with the princesses is great, and they do a little parade of all of the kids once the princesses have greeted everyone. Can't compare it to CRT as I've not done that yet, but it is quite a bit cheaper and MUCH easier to get an ADR.

Feel free to shoot me any specific questions you have.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:41 PM   #8
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This is BY FAR one of the BEST character dining experiences in WDW. We try not to recommend it too much because I don't want it to be too popular and crowded j/k.

We have been on numerous occasions and much prefer this experoence to the castle!

We have been for both breakfast and dinner. We did prefer lunch/dinner times because the kids were all awake and had been enjoying their day. In the morning, they were still waking up and not quite ready to be as interactive with the princesses.

We have seen:
Belle (pictures), Aurora, Snow White, Ariel, Mulan, Mary Poppins, and Jasmine at various times. Generally speaking, the princesses we see every time are: Belle, Aurora, Snow White and Ariel.

There are plenty of food options and it's either buffet or family style depending on the meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner).

You cannot go wrong here, definitely suggest this over others!
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:50 PM   #9
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Here's a link to the menu, if you want to have a look for yourself: http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/dinin...taurant.id=126
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:42 PM   #10
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This is BY FAR one of the BEST character dining experiences in WDW. We try not to recommend it too much because I don't want it to be too popular and crowded j/k.

We have been on numerous occasions and much prefer this experoence to the castle!

We have been for both breakfast and dinner. We did prefer lunch/dinner times because the kids were all awake and had been enjoying their day. In the morning, they were still waking up and not quite ready to be as interactive with the princesses.

We have seen:
Belle (pictures), Aurora, Snow White, Ariel, Mulan, Mary Poppins, and Jasmine at various times. Generally speaking, the princesses we see every time are: Belle, Aurora, Snow White and Ariel.

There are plenty of food options and it's either buffet or family style depending on the meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner).

You cannot go wrong here, definitely suggest this over others!
Totally agree !!! We have made this a "Must" for the last few years--- "BoG" has now joined that list- Its a great meal! We love the fact that they take the family pic with Belle, and bring it to your table at the start of the meal, and the buffet is great !!! Everytime I make our ADRs, my DD6 says "daddy, did you book the "Princess Place???!!!"
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:56 PM   #11
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Thank you so much for the info. I am really glad that I changed this. My DD's favorite is Ariel, so I am keeping my fingers crossed that she is there.
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:30 PM   #12
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Food

The cold buffet includes:
pickled herring
pickled beets
usually a cucumber and tomato salad, greens
salami
poached salmon
smoked whitefish(?)
macaroni salad
gjetost,american and swiss cheeses
mixed greens
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:58 PM   #13
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Just as an FYI. Belle is almost always the greeting princess. But that is not set in stone as it is with Cindy appearing at CRT. Every now and then they have a scheduling issue and Belle is not there. Thankfully that is not very often. I assume that by now Belle is in her new gown in this location, but have not heard that for certain. Just so you know, Belle never appears at CRT any more. The only other place to meet her in her yellow gown is at Enchanted Tales With Belle in the MK. The only other place to get Belle's autograph is in France in Epcot, but she is in her blue instead of her yellow gown.

We have enjoyed this meal many times throughout the years. I know a lot of people say the interaction is better than at CRT, but honestly, I've had good and bad at both. Mostly it's just luck of the draw.

It does have the advantage of being just 1 TS credit, compared with 2 at CRT. Now that my daughter is 12, we have cut back from doing both of these to doing just one. And CRT wins. It's in the castle after all. But you won't be disappointed.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:49 AM   #14
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Just as an FYI. Belle is almost always the greeting princess. But that is not set in stone as it is with Cindy appearing at CRT. Every now and then they have a scheduling issue and Belle is not there. Thankfully that is not very often. I assume that by now Belle is in her new gown in this location, but have not heard that for certain. Just so you know, Belle never appears at CRT any more. The only other place to meet her in her yellow gown is at Enchanted Tales With Belle in the MK. The only other place to get Belle's autograph is in France in Epcot, but she is in her blue instead of her yellow gown...
At our lunch last week, Belle was in her new dress. I know that some don't like it much because it looks less like the dress in the movie. But it does more closely match the dress that Santa brought my daughter for Christmas (which I hear he got from Disney ). That really played into my 3 year old's vision of "matching" Belle, which added to the magic for her.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:26 PM   #15
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We did it for dinner on our last trip and were less than impressed. I would actually go so far as to say it's been our least favorite character meal.

Belle, at the front, was amazing! We loved everything about that moment. The princesses at the table seemed very rushed and stopped for a photo op and that was about it. I have two boys, so maybe they thought they wouldn't enjoy the interaction? We mainly ate there for me because I wanted to try the mushroom ravioli (didn't live up to the hype for me), but my kids like any and all characters (even if they favor some over the others). We also had them in shirts that said Future Prince Charming, so I thought they might make a big deal out of it - Belle did, she fussed over them for several minutes. The others had a little comment for the "Princes" at the table, but that was it.

I put them in the shirts a few nights later when we ate at 1900 Park Fare for dinner and had a great experience (Cinderella gushed over them, the prince made them Princes in Training and give them all kinds of tips, and the stepsisters fought over them).

In comparison, when we ate at CRT, that was the best character interaction we've had! That wasn't on our last trip, it was in 2010 and they were all great!

Although I don't put much stock in individual character experiences - we could eat there next time and absolutely love it - it all comes down to who is playing the characters on the day we eat there. Luck of the draw.
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