Like many 5 year olds, our daughter is all about Disney princesses. She watches endless Disney princess movies, wears princess dresses and tiaras every day, has pretend royal weddings (to her Dad, her brother, the dogs…. anyone who will participate), reads Disney books, etc, etc, etc.
When we decided to do a Southern USA road trip, we instantly added Disney World to our itinerary. We wanted to give her a Disney World princess experience she’d never forget. We found so many amazing princess experiences at Disney World, it was hard to decide!
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Here are our top 7 Disney Princess Experiences at Disney World, Orlando:
1. Little Mermaid Hotel Room
The first thing we did was to look for a Disney princess hotel room. We decided on a Little Mermaid room at the Walt Disney Art of Animation hotel. Our daughter LOVES Ariel from the Little Mermaid movie and we knew she’d be super excited about it.
She loved all the character replicas throughout the Disney hotel and she especially loved the Little Mermaid touches within our room. The Art of Animation hotel was a splurge for us given our usual accommodation choices, but it was well worth it to see her so excited.
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2. Cinderella’s Royal Table
The Disney princess experience we were most excited about for our 5 year old daughter was breakfast at Cinderella’s Royal Table.
A reservation for Cinderella’s Royal Table is one the hardest dining reservations to get at Disney World, so we booked it exactly 183 days ahead of time. The general public can make dining reservations 180 days ahead of time, but staying at the Disney Art of animation Hotel allowed us to reserve a spot at Cinderella’s Royal Table a few days ahead of time.
We chose one of the latest time slots for breakfast at Cinderella’s Royal Table. Our kids love breakfast foods and it would double as an early lunch for them.
The Cinderella Royal Table princess experience begins with an unforgettable visit with Cinderella. Our daughter was bursting with excitement for a chance to meet her favorite Disney princess!
Given how popular Cinderella is, I was so grateful for the amount of time she spent with our kids. Cinderella made sure that each of our children had a special Disney princess experience!
Shortly thereafter, we were taken upstairs to the Cinderella Royal Table dining room. Our 5 year old daughter was given a special fairy wand, while our 3 year old son was given a plastic sword.
While we were eating our Cinderella Royal Table breakfast, we were visited by four additional Disney princesses:
Meeting Snow White
Meeting Jasmine from Aladdin
Meeting Aurora from Sleeping Beauty
Meeting Ariel from the Little Mermaid
Each of the Disney princesses who visited our kids at the Cinderella’s Royal Table was a pleasure and made our daughter feel like a Disney princess too.
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The food at Cinderella’s Royal Table was very good and the Disney princess experience for our daughter was excellent. Cinderella’s Royal Table is expensive, but we felt it was worth it for so many one-on-one visits with Disney princesses.
If you are looking for a way to meet many Disney princesses at once, we recommend a visit to Cinderella’s Royal Table. It truly is one of the best princess experiences at Disney World!
3. Enchanted Tales with Belle
To ensure our daughter could experience one of the best princess experiences at Disney World, we used our very first FastPass selection for Enchanted Tales with Belle.
This cute little Beauty and the Beast attraction is very well done, giving a few parents and a lot of kids the chance to play a small role in a skit featuring iconic Disney princess Belle.
Our daughter got chosen to play Chip in the little skit and she was beside herself with excitement. Despite being a little nervous, she played her little part perfectly. Once the skit was over, all the kids got to meet Belle and get their picture taken. Our daughter was thrilled to meet Belle, one of her favorite Disney princesses!
4. Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire
After lunch, we went to Cinderella’s castle to watch the Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire stage show. We got there about 10 minutes early and were able to get a spot very close to the front.
Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire featured many Disney classic characters (Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, etc.) but our daughter was most excited about the modern characters, including some of her all-time favorite Disney princesses like Rapunzel (with Flynn Ryder), Tiana, Anna, Elsa and of course, that lovable snowman Olaf.
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5. Festival of Fantasy Parade
The Disney World Festival of Fantasy Parade in the late afternoon was one of our daughter’s favorite Disney princess experiences. The parade gave our daughter a chance to see all of her favorite Disney princesses.
While watching the Festival of Fantasy Parade, our little princess got to see tons of Disney princesses including Ariel, Rapunzel, Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), Anna, Elsa, Tiana, Snow White and Cinderella.
We turned the Festival of Fantasy Parade into a special Disney princess experience for our daughter by securing VIP parade seats. We obtained VIP seats for the Disney parade by reserving the parade dining package at Tony & Tina’s Italian restaurant.
In my opinion, booking the VIP seat package for the Festival of Fantasy Parade was worth every penny. We got to sit in an area where there were not many other spectators, meaning the Disney princesses who passed by could focus their attention on our kids.
6. Princess Fairytale Hall
A princess experience at Disney World we chose not to do was the Princess Fairytale Hall.
We chose to skip this Disney princess experience as you get to meet either Cinderella & Elana or Rapunzel & Tiana. Given we already made reservations for out daughter to meet Cinderella’s Royal Table, we felt we should focus our time trying to meet other Disney princesses.
7. Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
It may also surprise you that we didn’t treat our 5-year old daughter to a Disney princess experience at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. This was a tough decision, but in the end, we decided that we needed to be fair to our 3-year old son too.
Between the princess dining experience at Cinderella’s Royal Table, meeting Belle and all the other amazing princess experiences at Disney World, there wasn’t much time leftover for experiences he’d also enjoy.
It was a very tough decision, but we decided to save Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique for our next visit to Disney World.
We hope your little Disney princess enjoys these amazing princess experiences at Disney World too!
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