Time for meals at Cinderella's Royal Table

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by Keyser, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. Keyser

    Keyser Mouseketeer

    Aug 19, 1999
    Can someone say how long eating at CRT takes? I have heard people say that the meal takes about an hour - is that accurate, and does that include the time at the beginning to meet/pose with Cinderella, or do we need to allow additional time for that?

    To be more specific, we have an ADR for 1:30, and I'm wondering whether we'll be through in time to see the 3:00 parade...
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  3. Kudrah

    Kudrah Mouseketeer

    Apr 6, 2010

    That depends entirely on how long they take to seat you. We were just there last week and our ADR was for 2:05 and we didn't get seated at our table until 3 pm. We waited probably a good 25 minutes AFTER we got DD's picture taken w/ Cinderella.

    I guess the simple answer is, don't count on it. :rotfl:

    I can honestly say for us that now that we've done it once, we won't be doing it again unless things change significantly. It was crowded, rushed, the food was not good, and very 'un' magical.
  4. DisneyJoo2008

    DisneyJoo2008 DIS Veteran

    Aug 8, 2007
    In our experience - we had a breakfast ADR at 8.10am and we were pretty much seated on time. We checked in at 8am and were through the photo with Cinderella and upstairs just after 8.05am. We were out of the restaurant just after the 9am rope drop I would say. However, we were a party of 2 - and we're not especially slow eaters, plus I was suffering from very bad morning sickness so didn't eat much!

    Julie xxx
  5. Hootch

    Hootch DIS Veteran

    Mar 4, 2006
    We've seen some long lines for pictures but nothing nearly this bad.

    Dining doesn't take too long. The limited menu is designed to turn people quickly. There is some time for the princesses to come to the tables but the number of tables is fairly small from a WDW perspective. Unless you have a picture experience similar to the PP you should not have any issues. You may want to check in a little early to start the greeting process early.
  6. graceesmom

    graceesmom DIS Veteran

    Sep 8, 2008
    We had a late lunch in October and the wait was ridiculous --approx. 45 minutes. We've eaten there 4 times and we've never waited that long. I think the later in the meal period you go, the longer you are likely to wait. I'm guessing they have a short break in reservations b/t b-fast and lunch and b/t lunch and dinner to catch up like most other restaurants, but maybe they go straight through.

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