You know the feeling… seeing Cinderella Castle in the distance when you first step onto Magic Kingdom’s Main Street, U.S.A.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Walt Disney World, and while some of you might not be ready, we don’t hate it! 😉 Because when it’s the holiday season at Disney World, it’s also holiday snack season.
ABC is getting ready to film its holiday specials at Walt Disney World — and we’ve got information about dates and performances!
WDWMagic is reporting that, like last year, no parade will be filmed at Walt Disney World. Rather, ABC will film Disneyland’s parade for its multiple holiday specials airing in November and December.
ABC will film musical and stage performances a Walt Disney World, using cast members as audience extras. No tickets will be issued to guests, but performances may be visible from guest areas. [Read more…]
Can it be? What’s This? In the middle of Mickey’s Not-so-Scary Halloween Party season we’re seeing Disney hard at work putting Christmas lights up on Cinderella Castle!
It takes a lot of lights to make the Castle sparkle like this every season! So, we guess starting in October might not be a bad idea! [Read more…]
The times — and the sights! — are changing in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom! We’re taking you to three locations around Magic Kingdom today to show you how some areas have changed over a matter of days. Let’s start in Adventureland…
…where the walls and tarps that were previously surrounding the park’s Club 33 location have been removed! [Read more…]
We hear it again and again (and we’ve said it ourselves): Cinderella’s Royal Table is a must at least once in your Disney World vacation life.
And most guests who’ve dined in this hard-to-book restaurant inside Cinderella Castle agree that you’re really not there for the food. But the ambiance! The princesses! The views! The whole dining experience (did we mention it’s inside the castle?!) is the draw, even if the food is… a little hit or miss.
And it’s that experience that keeps Cinderella’s Royal Table hopping — with Advance Dining Reservations (ADR) ideally being made right at the 180 day mark — 180 days before the first day of your vacation. (Learn more about making dining reservations at Disney restaurants here.)
If you do get an ADR, prepare to be dazzled by the decor and wooed by the energy in the restaurant. You definitely get the sense that you’re in a special space, and with princesses swooping in for a chat and wishing stars waving in the air, it’s a one of a kind meal.
The Plaza Restaurant at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is a classic.
San Angel Inn Restaurante
From its prime location at the Cinderella Castle end of Main Street, USA, to its elegant decor and moderately priced menu, The Plaza Restaurant is a truly great value. And the menu is family friendly (including those bottomless milkshakes!), so it’s easy to enjoy a meal with your whole crew.
But flashier dining options have relegated The Plaza to the realm of hidden gems.
And, honestly, we’re kind of okay with that. Because when Be Our Guest is booked solid, The Plaza is often a gettable alternative. And with a few new menu items, my most recent visit was a total home run.
Ho, ho, ho, it’s here! Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is here! And I went on the very first night so I could give you the scoop on all the holiday bites and sips!
The Magic Kingdom was bedecked in her absolute finest, Cinderella Castle was positively glowing, and there was more than enough merriment to go around!
If Fall and Halloween are your favorite Disney times of the year, you’re going to LOVE what we have to share!
We’ve seen hints that Disney will be offering some new premium enhancements to the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. This hard-ticketed, after-hours event takes place at Magic Kingdom on select evenings September through November. The party features trick or treating, your favorite characters dressed up in their Halloween costumes (so cute!), the Boo-To-You Parade (with the Headless Horseman!), and Happy HalloWishes Fireworks. It’s a whole lot of fun!
But if you’re looking for an extra special way to enjoy the holiday, you’ll want to check out this news!
Villains’ Sinister Soiree at Cinderella’s Royal Table
Lady Tremaine and Friends are taking over the Castle! Join her at [Read more…]
Gather, Subjects of the Royal Kingdom! It’s time to head to the castle for the dinner feast at Cinderella’s Royal Table!
Eating INSIDE Cinderella Castle is a quintessential experience for guests who visit Walt Disney World. After all, the castle has served as the icon for Disney itself in the past, and is the symbol for Disney World’s flagship park, Magic Kingdom.
Any guest visiting Magic Kingdom, whether they are 4 or 94, has dreamed of seeing inside the majestic building. Dining at Cinderella’s Royal Table gives you the best taste of the royal residence itself. Plus, you get an audience with Cinderella herself as well as her Princess friends.
This is the type of experience that Disney dreams are made of. As such, an advance dining reservation here continues to be a tough one to score. While it may be a little easier to get now that Be Our Guest Restaurant is open and pulling lots of guests in, you should still plan to call 180 days out if you hope to secure a table.
We thoroughly enjoyed breakfast at Cinderella’s Royal Table a while back. Time to see if dinner still measures up to that experience (I hadn’t been here for dinner in ages)! But first, let’s take a look around.
Inspired by some of Europe’s most beautiful castles (plus the fortress from a certain animated feature film we all love), the interior of Cinderella Castle is every bit as grandiose as the outside.
The Grand Hall and waiting area lends a great deal of happy anticipation to the experience. Only guests with advance dining reservations — apologies, but no prying eyes permitted — are allowed beyond the heavy double wooden doors that lead into the Grand Hall.
And once you’re there, you’ll have an opportunity to visit with Cinderella for a bit as she welcomes you into her home.
We were really fortunate to capture some great shots of the hall while it was empty. Here, you can see the weaponry and shields that adorn the stone walls. Heavy chandeliers and Gothic arches punctuate the scene. Seating in the hall is available while you await your visit with Cinderella and your admittance into the dining room.The low benches are plush and comfortable.
Here’s your chance to [Read more…]