Couldn't get Cindy's

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by newmousecateer, Jul 30, 2003.

  1. newmousecateer

    newmousecateer Babcia Extraordinaire/B-Elder YaYa

    Sep 5, 2001
    I really want to take DIL and granddaughter to the breakfast, but couldn't get the ressies for any day the week of Sept. 21st. But since the main thing granddaughter is interested in is being able to go into the castle, I got ressies for the Royal Table. Is it fun? What kind of food do they serve? Is it sit down or buffet?

    Thanks in advance for the info.
  2. BarbaraMB

    BarbaraMB <font color=CC99CC>Is right! Good tags come to th

    Jun 30, 2002
    They might like the Princess breakfast in Norway. That was really nice and I know my daughter enjoyed it. I believe there was Mulan, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Jasmine and Belle. Very nice and different having characters with faces. PS - He won't admit it but I think my 13 yr DS enjoyed it as well!!!!!!!
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  4. honeymo78

    honeymo78 Don't dream it, be it

    Feb 17, 2002
    All other meals at Cindy's (lunch and dinner) are sit down meals with a menu. Check out to find the Cindy's lunch and dinner menus. There are no characters at lunch or dinner howevery Cindy or other characters may be in the castle at that time but no guarantees. I haven't eaten at CRT in a while, last time I was there it was still called King Stefan's. It was pretty cool to eat in the castle. You might want to request a window table when you check in at the podium.
  5. westjones

    westjones DIS Veteran

    Mar 11, 2002
    I would keep trying to get CRT if I were you. Many people end up with multiple reservations because they have more than one person trying for the PS and then they have to cancel. There could be other reasons they might have to cancel too. So just keep trying, you may still be able to get in!
  6. lmhall2000

    lmhall2000 May the road rise to meet you....May God hold you

    Aug 11, 2002
    We'll be there the week of 9/23! Hope to see you wearing your lime green ribbon! :) (Folks who use Disboards wear those to recognize each other- never have seen one but I'll be sporting mine on my camera! :))
    We LOVE eating at the Royal table and have made it a tradition to do so the first day we're there. We stick to the lunch menu and it stategically puts us in the heart of Fantasyland right after lunch so we can hit that side of the parks. We found the food to be great and the servers are wonderful. We have been lucky and seen both Cinderella and Prince Charming while we were there- they don't stop at each table but they do wave and will pose for a picture if you happen to be walking right past. The fun part is waiting down in the lobby of the castle. There is a knight in shining armor and a large throne chair- it's quite fun to take pictures of the kids in/around these.
    Because we like their lunch menu so much and prefer to eat breakfast in our room before heading out- we decided against trying for Cindy's- we're doing Norway's Storybook Princess breakfast and your granddaughter might prefer it. There are usually more princesses just no Cinderella- they do typically have Belle, Jasmine, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White- at CRT- you usually get Cindy, Fairy Godmother, Prince Charming and maybe 1 or 2 other princesses. Try for Storybook- I don't think you'll be disappointed.
  7. Kimberle

    Kimberle WL Vet

    Jul 11, 2003
    So sorry. We're going that week too. I got our's on the 4th day. It sure sells out fast! First day I was on hold for 4 minutes, then CM answered & they were already sold out.

    Keep trying! Even after you get to the park. There is a 24 hr cancelation policy & peoples plans do change.

    Also, CM told me about a similar meal at Grand Floridian.
  8. zillow

    zillow Mouseketeer

    Mar 5, 2001
    I tried for the same week with no luck but realized on the last day that I was better off with the Norway Princess breakfast since more of the 'princesses' are likely to be there ane we are already seeing Cinderella at the Grand Floridian dinner. My only problem now is getting there since we're staying at the WL. If it's the castle you're interested in you might try lunch or dinner but the wonderful CM who I spoke to about the Norway breakfast says that he wouldn't discount 'stopping by' during breakfast to see if they can take you - says he knows a lot of people who are successfull that way!

    Good Luck!
  9. GoofItUp

    GoofItUp DIS Veteran

    Jun 4, 2003
    DH and I had a late lunch at Cindy's castle last time we were there. Cindy was downstairs in the lobby area on her throne and we took pictures with her. The food and atmosphere was great upstairs in the dining room IMO. I don't think you'll be disappointed with a lunch in the castle!

    PRINCESS VIJA Viva Latvia!

    Feb 18, 2001
    I understand that you said your granddaughter wants to eat at the castle, but maybe consider Cinderella's gala feast at the Grand Floridian. If seeing Cinderella is a must, this would be another option for you.

    I agree with trying everyday for cancellations. Even when you get to the park, I think there is a 48hour cancellation policy, (if I am wrong, please correct me), so then maybe you can still get it!
  11. lwestwise

    lwestwise Mouseketeer

    Sep 18, 2002
    Can't you still go there and put your name in at the podium? I don't know if they still do that, but they use to. That may be an option, I would call and ask if that is possible. If not, at Grand Floridian, 1900 Park Fare, they have Cinderella, the Fairey Godmother, Prince Charming and 2 mice, Suzy and Pearla. My girls enjoyed that so much. You might think about that if you don't have any luck at the Castle.
    Good Luck
  12. scottsalisbury2003

    scottsalisbury2003 Earning My Ears

    Apr 6, 2003
    I have been more successful hanging up when put on hold and using redial until a CM answers at WDW-DINE. The post above talks about being on "hold" for 4 minutes? Any thoughts on this matter would be appreciated.

  13. newmousecateer

    newmousecateer Babcia Extraordinaire/B-Elder YaYa

    Sep 5, 2001
    Thank you all so very much for answering!!:D

    I also had a friend tell me to keep trying because of cancellations, so I will do that, but as some of you have stated, just dining in the castle, no matter what the meal, is a wonderful experience, so that makes me happy.

    Imhall2000.....LOL, lime green ribbons have a permanent place on my luggage, and I will definately be wearing a lime green ribbon while in the parks! I will keep an eye out for you!
  14. Disnsyncey

    Disnsyncey Disney Princess

    May 9, 2001
    WOAH....ok so to clarify, we take almost NOBODY from walking up and asking if there were any cancellations......the cancellations are sometimes released 24 hours in advance, so try calling the dining line about that, cuz I know a LOT more people get in there.....
  15. mousecrazy

    mousecrazy Mouseketeer

    Nov 24, 1999
    Don't give up. Things may have changed since our Oct 2002 visit, but we got into Cindy's by walking up and asking for a table right when the park opened...after I had given up all hope. :p That was our magical moment!

    IBELIEVE2 Earning My Ears

    Jul 26, 2003
    I have a reservation for Sept 22 & one for the 24th I have to cancel because we got the day and time we really wanted... so I could coordinate with you on the time I will cancel mine so you may be able to grab it! Anyone ever done this?? e-mail me at

  17. disneyfan551

    disneyfan551 <font color=009900>mrsG551<br><font color=993300>I

    Jan 17, 2002
    This is a great thread, I was just worrying about getting CRT for my 2yo dd & 2yo dniece! Now, I may check into the option of the meal at the Grand Floridian... ;)

    Would love to hear more input! :Pinkbounc :bounce: :Pinkbounc
  18. newmousecateer

    newmousecateer Babcia Extraordinaire/B-Elder YaYa

    Sep 5, 2001

    E-MAIL ON THE WAY....E-MAIL ON THE WAY!!! YES!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
  19. dcfromva

    dcfromva No horsing around, Christmas is coming!

    Jun 16, 2002
    I just wanted to post my recent experience. We did not get ressies at the 60 day window, so I called several times before we left for our trip. There were no cancellations... After we arrived at WDW, I called several more times. After several days of trying, we were able to snag a reservation for 4! :bounce: :Pinkbounc :bounce:

    -DC :)
  20. TerryN

    TerryN Earning My Ears

    May 22, 2001
    Don't give up hope! The last day there we were leaving for the airport and a CM was standing inside the Castle, flagging people down (us included) and asking if we would like to breakfast with "Cindy". Keep trying...what we won't do for our children!!!
  21. sherry8253

    sherry8253 <font color=blue>The TF hopes to brighten your day

    Sep 17, 2002
    Dinner in the castle is magical. We hope to be able to do it again this year too. Try to get a window table when the fireworks are going off. It is wonderful. Good luck!

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