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Old 09-23-2011, 10:04 AM   #1
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Princess interaction at Cinderella's Royal Table

I recently booked breakfast for our upcoming trip to Disney at CRT to surprise my DD 3. I am somewhat second guessing myself. Last year, we took my DD when she was 2 to Akershus Banquet hall in Epcot and she had a ball! All of princesses came around to our table, signed her autograph book while I was taking pictures. It was a highlight of the trip for her. I recently read a review from CRT where the princesses don't sign autographs and won't pose for pictures at the table. Is this true? My DD was obsessed last year making sure all of the princesses and characters signed her book. Thoughts?
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:18 AM   #2
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We had breakfast there last month. We had great interactions with the princesses . We didn't bring autograph books but I imagine they would have signed them. Keep the resize you will enjoy it.
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:21 AM   #3
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I recently booked breakfast for our upcoming trip to Disney at CRT to surprise my DD 3. I am somewhat second guessing myself. Last year, we took my DD when she was 2 to Akershus Banquet hall in Epcot and she had a ball! All of princesses came around to our table, signed her autograph book while I was taking pictures. It was a highlight of the trip for her. I recently read a review from CRT where the princesses don't sign autographs and won't pose for pictures at the table. Is this true? My DD was obsessed last year making sure all of the princesses and characters signed her book. Thoughts?
at crt dinner in July all princesses posed and signed books....
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:24 AM   #4
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Yay! Thanks for curbing my doubts! So excited to see the look on DD (3)'s face when we walk into the castle and didn't want anything to disappoint!
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Yay! Thanks for curbing my doubts! So excited to see the look on DD (3)'s face when we walk into the castle and didn't want anything to disappoint!
Don't forget Cinderella is only downstairs when you first arrive...she will sign also...
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Autographs and photos are pretty much what they do - what you may *not* get much of at CRT is visiting and chit-chat. They keep moving pretty well to get through the entire room, so most tables don't get a lot of time with any one princess.
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Old 09-23-2011, 05:45 PM   #7
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four times for lunch and there are sometimes when there may have been an issue. We have seen 15 people at the meal and I would guess that two maybe three were not as attentive as I would have liked. Cinderella has always been great.

That may be one of the reasons the wait is long. We grumble while waiting but are happy while visiting.
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Old 09-23-2011, 06:20 PM   #8
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We did the CRT lunch last week and all the princesses with my girls. We didn't have autograph books though so I couldn't specify about that.
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I recently read a review from CRT where the princesses don't sign autographs and won't pose for pictures at the table. Is this true? My DD was obsessed last year making sure all of the princesses and characters signed her book. Thoughts?
Not true. They do sign and pose for pictures.
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Old 09-23-2011, 08:08 PM   #10
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We went to Akershus for dinner and CRT for breakfast in January. In our experience, the princess interaction was much, much better at Akershus. The princesses spent much more time at each table, talked about their stories, asked/answered questions, and led the children in a parade around the restaurant. They didn't seem rushed in the least.

Our experience at CRT was a little different. The princesses did pose for photos, but as previous posters mentioned, the visit to each table is relatively brief. But CRT is the castle, and that's such a fun experience that I definitely recommend trying it at least once. OP, I hope you have a great trip!
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We were there last month as well as Dec 2010. Pictures and autographs are pretty much the main function of the princesses at CRT.
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We went to Akershus for dinner and CRT for breakfast in January. In our experience, the princess interaction was much, much better at Akershus. The princesses spent much more time at each table, talked about their stories, asked/answered questions, and led the children in a parade around the restaurant. They didn't seem rushed in the least.

Our experience at CRT was a little different. The princesses did pose for photos, but as previous posters mentioned, the visit to each table is relatively brief. But CRT is the castle, and that's such a fun experience that I definitely recommend trying it at least once. OP, I hope you have a great trip!
Thanks for the comparison. I'm definitely excited for CRT since it's in the castle, but that seems to be the main consensus about interaction between CRT and Akershus. Appreciate the input.
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:47 PM   #13
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I'm having an issue with it myself. DD will turn 2 on our trip. We are in a toss up between CRT and just doing MVMCP. Most have told me to do MVMCP this time, and CRT when she is older. This is making me think I should skip CRT too. If there isn't much interaction there- 2 yr old probably won't be very interested. Akershus on the other hand was an option, but have been told the food is horrible...but the princesses do interact more..........what to do????
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Akershus on the other hand was an option, but have been told the food is horrible...but the princesses do interact more..........what to do????
We ate breakfast at Akershus and the food was really good. I've never had lunch or dinner there so can't comment on the food for those. We'll be going back to Akershus on our upcoming trip.
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During our last visit the princesses cycled through 2 times. We had pictures taken and they all signed autographs. My DD8 loves going there.
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