Cinderella Royal Table - Worth the $?

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by tgreen11, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. tgreen11

    tgreen11 Earning My Ears

    Mar 15, 2013
    While managing my ADR's for my trip to WDW next week, I noticed that someone had canceled their dinner reservation at CRT which I then booked on a whim of excitement for the hard to get table. After booking it however, I've begun to second guess the decision and if it's really worth the hefty cost ($140 for 2). Any input would be greatly appreciated!
  2. DisneyFamily7

    DisneyFamily7 ♥ all things Disney

    Jan 10, 2013
    As you know, reservations there are very hard to come by. We ate there on only one of our trips. It is one of the most special and memorable of all of the characters meals we have been to. If you have the reservation, I would recommend keeping it. There is something very magical about being inside Cinderella's castle. :tink:
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  4. figment_jii

    figment_jii DIS Veteran

    Apr 22, 2006
    It really depends on what you expect and why you are at CRT.

    If your main focus is on the food, then, no, I do not think CRT is worth the cost. Then food is okay, but nothing exceptional. That's not to say it's bad, but it's not worth the cost.

    If your focus is on the atmosphere, then it's worth it to me. Eating in the castle is a really good experience. There is something very magical about it.

    If your focus is in characters, then it's a good place to see the princesses, but Akershus (or at Epcot) is less expensive and you see fairly similar princesses.

    So overall, if you've never eaten in the castle and want to have that experience, then I think it's worth the cost. If your going for the food, then it's not really worth it.
  5. Disney_Princess83

    Disney_Princess83 DIS Veteran

    Feb 11, 2007
    As previous posters have said, for the food CRT is not worth the cost. However for the experience of dining with the Princesses in the castle, it is worth it. However, this is very subjective for every family.
  6. Mousemommy1

    Mousemommy1 DIS Veteran

    Dec 6, 2010
    The experience is worth it for my family. The food is decent, but definitely not what we'd normally get for that price at home. :goodvibes
  7. TaylorsDad

    TaylorsDad DIS Veteran

    May 21, 2006
    That is very subjective. My personal opinion is for the food alone No, but honestly how many of places at Disney are truly worth the price just for the quality of the food? I usually walk away from most WDW TS meals thinking I wish they had an Applebees or Longhorn here. That being said, we have been to CRT 4 times in 7 trips(other 3 times couldnt find a table for dates wanted) and enjoy our time there because it really is a nice overall dining experience and something magical to know you are eating inside the castle. If you can afford it give it a try at least once.
  8. atomicgirl

    atomicgirl Mouseketeer

    Feb 27, 2013
    as PPs said....amazing atmosphere, okay food. depends on what you are hoping to get out of the experience. we took our kids there as a christmas present when they were about 2 & 4 YO, and their delight made it a fantastic experience.
  9. rainynight

    rainynight Mouseketeer

    Jun 9, 2012
    For the atmosphere is nice however. Its probably nothing I would do more than once though.
  10. JennyDrake

    JennyDrake Darkwing Duck's Biggest Fan

    Aug 8, 2000
    Same here--but I don't have children.
  11. davedmaine

    davedmaine DIS Veteran

    Mar 30, 2011
    If you aren't going with kids, I wouldn't bother.
  12. networktek

    networktek it all started with a mouse

    Jul 14, 2008
    We dint have kids and have gone there the atmosphere is really nice lunch or dinner food was ok breakfast not the greatest but you should at least try it once
  13. mb_uh

    mb_uh DIS Veteran

    Feb 19, 2010
    Our kids love it. I would go to a sig for 2 adults unless you are proposing or it is a special dream.
  14. jmcghee2024

    jmcghee2024 DIS Veteran

    Nov 17, 2012
    I would keep it. Very special dining in the castle regardless of the food, which isn't bad at all.
  15. juliebug1997

    juliebug1997 DIS Veteran

    Jan 19, 2011
    I disagree.

    For every trip that DH and I have gone on together, we go to CRT. We are usually celebrating our anniversary, but two years ago, it was my birthday. We always have a wonderful time and we've gotten to see two other couples get engaged there. I have since told my DH that he screwed up. :rotfl:

    As a 38 year old woman, it was always my dream to be able to be inside the castle. My family could only afford for us to go twice--once, when it was just me and another time when my brother was old enough to go. Before I went with a school group as a chaperone in '08, my last trip there had been 1987! So many things had changed! I say, go! Enjoy it!!!!! With it just being the two of you, you might get one of the two top tables near the window to look out on Fantasyland.
  16. princessallegra

    princessallegra They call me Mrs. Disney

    Sep 7, 2007
    We feel the same way! We are a party of two adults and we got an amazing two top with a view for DH's birthday dinner. Lovely table. Unfortunately for us the food was absolutely mediocre at best and upset my tummy actually. Not fun! The characters were great though and service was decent. We are looking forward to trying it for breakfast one day as we will soon be a party of 3 with our own little princess :-)
  17. TheRustyScupper

    TheRustyScupper Seeing isn't Believing, Believing is Seeing.

    Aug 8, 2000

    Well . . .
    1) We don't feel it is worth it.
    2) The food quality is not high enough for the exorbitant prices.
    3) The atmosphere isn't even that great.
    4) But, if you want princesses in a castle for the daughters, you pay.
    5) And, Disney knows you will pay dearly.
    6) That is why it is double the price of Akershus.
    7) And, Epcot has better character participation.
  18. P00H1010

    P00H1010 DIS Veteran

    Jul 29, 2011
    DH and I ate there for lunch a few years back. We had a fabulous time. The food was good...not great, but definitely good. Really when it comes to eating there it is more about the atmosphere and experience than the food. I am very glad we ate there and I would go back again (however I would say I probably wouldn't shell out the cash again until we have kids).
  19. Disneytwinsmom

    Disneytwinsmom DIS Veteran

    Jun 23, 2011
    It is well worth every penny. It is an amazing experience. You are in a castle meeting a princess. Need I say more?
  20. katt789

    katt789 DIS Veteran

    Mar 14, 2010
    I say yes, it is, there's something beyond amazing at being able to eat in Cinderella's Castle! I mean, how cool is that!? From what I've seen of the menus I think that dinner would be more worth your money, but it's still awesome.

    You do have to think of going into it as a fine dining thing, you might be disappointed, but if you go into it for the experience of it as a whole, it's fantastic! I find that for the money you get the meal, the princesses, a wishing star/ceremony and you're in the castle!
  21. juliebug1997

    juliebug1997 DIS Veteran

    Jan 19, 2011
    I have to disagree. Our breakfast in Norway, a couple of the princesses barely even looked at us after signing our book and barely stood still for pictures. Plus, they had bread and bagels and English muffins, but no toaster. Just a little disappointing.

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