Princess is almost synonymous with Disney so it is no surprise that many families make their first Disney trip when their toddler or preschooler enters the princess phase. After visiting Walt Disney World with my own daughter for her first birthday all I have been able to think about is bringing her again in a few years to celebrate her princess obsession (it will happen!!)
Whether you are bringing your princess obsessed daughter, are visiting for the Princess Half-Marathon or are going on an adult girls trip and want to feel like a Princess this will cover exactly how to plan a princess themed trip to Walt Disney World. From princess dining, where you can meet every princess, where to stay to feel like a princess and special experiences for the princess fan – this is the Ultimate Disney Princess Vacation.
Art of Animation (Little Mermaid Standard Rooms) Value Resort
The Little Mermaid rooms are standard rooms with 2 double beds that accommodate up to 4 people. The theming is like you have stepped under the sea. It is over the top and great for younger children. The rooms are the furthest from the lobby/bus stop.
Port Orleans Riverside (Royal Rooms)
This is my favorite choice for a Princess vacation. The Magnolia Bend section of Port Orleans Riverside is so grand and beautiful. Some of the rooms in these Antebellum Style Mansions have a royal theme. These special touches like fiber-optic special effects, ornate decorations, custom drapery, and art all celebrate the Disney princess in a romantic and elegant way.
The Grand Floridian doesn’t have rooms that are explicitly princess-themed, but the Victorian theming along with stained glass ceiling and chandeliers definitely make it feel like a place a princess would live. The location here is prime for a Princess trip with a couple of the princess-themed events right in the hotel and on the monorail line, one stop away from Magic Kingdom.
1900 Park Fare Dinner – Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner.
Cinderella, Her Prince, Lady Tremaine, Anastasia, Drizella
This is one of my favorite character meals at Walt Disney World. The food on the buffet is much better than other character locations AND the character interactions are INCREDIBLE. The step-family adds levity and humor to the meal, making it much more enjoyable for more than just a princess fan. Dads and brothers will even find they are enjoying themselves.
Cinderella’s Royal Table
Cinderella, Ariel, Aurora and Snow White
This is the holy grail of Disney princess dining. Dine with Disney royalty inside Cinderella’s castle for an unforgettable experience for any princess lover. Where better to enjoy a meal with princesses than in Cinderella’s castle. It is a fine dining experience that requires two credits on the Disney dining plan and reservations must be made 6 months in advance because it’s a very popular character dining meal.
Restaurant Akershus – Princess Storybook Dining
Belle, Cinderella, Ariel, Aurora, and Snow White
Located in the Norway pavilion of Epcot, Akershaus features a mix of typical American food and traditional Scandinavian dishes. It is part buffet, part table service which is nice when you’re with young children and don’t want to keep getting up over and over. The buffet is more cold foods, while the hot dishes are brought to your table on platters served family style. Storybook Dining at Artist PointSnow White,
Bon Voyage Breakfast at Trattoria Al Forno
Rapunzel, Flynn, Ariel, Eric
At the Trattoria del Forno (located on the Boardwalk), you get the rare opportunity to meet some princes with their leading ladies at the Bon Voyage Breakfast. Ariel, Eric, Rapunzel and Flynn Ryder greet you at your table while you dine on themed breakfast foods. There is nothing I love more than a themed meal and they hit it on the head with items like “Tangled Eggs” and “Shipwreck al forno” they tower of pancakes are my favorite.
Storybook Dining at Artist Point
Snow White, the Queen, Dopey, Grumpy
Get ready to go on a magical adventure at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge with this new character dining experience! Guests can now meet the beloved characters from Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” while enjoying a bountiful dinner at Artist Point.
Be Our Guest Restaurant
Enter the Beast’s enchanted castle for a quick-service breakfast, lunch or an unforgettable sit-down dinner—bon appétit! Feast on French-inspired fare in one of our elaborately themed rooms—straight out of the beloved Disney classic.
Magic Kingdom Day One
Princess Fairytale Hall – meet Tiana and Rapunzel
Enchanted Tales with Belle Race through the diamond mine from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on a swaying family coaster ride.
Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid Board a clamshell and become part of Ariel’s world on a musical adventure awash with scenes from the animated classic.
Magic Kingdom Day Two
Seven Dwarves Mine Train Race through the diamond mine from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on a swaying family coaster ride.
Magic Carpets of Aladdin
Princess Fairytale Hall – meet Cinderella and Elena
Frozen Ever After
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing Along
Voyage of the Little Mermaid
Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage!
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique (Magic Kingdom /Disney Springs)
When simply meeting their favorite Princess is not enough for your Little’s, the next step is to become a Princess. Available for any child between the ages of 3 – 12, with locations at both Magic Kingdom and Disney Springs. There are lots of different packages available, starting with the Crown Package at $64.95 plus tax and includes hair, shimmery makeup, nails and sash. You can upgrade to include a tutu, or even a full Princess dress.
Perfectly Princess Tea at Grand Floridian
Located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, this is possibly the most extravagant experience available, including dancing, storytelling and more while having tea with a Disney Princess. This royal experience comes at a premium, with pricing starting at $333.64 for the first adult & child, and $234.08 for each additional child.
Mickey’s Friendship Faire
Mickey and friends—and some royal guests—perform live in an extravagant stage show at Cinderella Castle.Look for Tiana and friends from The Princess and the Frog and Rapunzel and Flynn from Tangled. Mickey even recruits Olaf, Anna and Elsa from Frozen to join in!
Watch as classic and contemporary Disney Characters interact in a magical, musical extravaganza featuring lively dancing, dazzling effects and music from the films.
Festival of Fantasy Parade
Another GREAT way to see a lot of princesses at once without much waiting is to catch the Festival of Fantasy parade at Magic Kingdom. Festival of Fantasy is chock full of princesses! It features Belle, Cinderella, Tiana, Anna and Elsa, Rapunzel, Ariel, Merida, and Snow White.
The Royal Princess Promenade
On select afternoons Cinderella and her Prince Charming lead a Princess Promenade of guest princesses around the upper floor of the Grand Floridian Lobby. The strolling group of smiling and sparkling ladies descend the grand staircase and make their way to the center of the lobby where guests of all ages are invited to join them in a Grand Waltz. See the activities guide for times.
SENSES Spa at the Grand Floridian
Fifteen lush treatment rooms offer pampering services to spa guests such as such as water therapy, sugar exfoliation body treatment, warm stone massage, rejuvenating citrus facial, couples’ massage and much more. This is the spot for the ultimate down-time at Walt Disney World. In a world where everyone is always rushing to and fro it’s important to make time for some pampering, and Senses Spa is a great place to do it.
Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
Take in rustic beauty as you travel along charming pathways and the banks of the Sassagoula River. You’ll board your horse-drawn carriage for a 25-minute ride at the Riverside Levee Marina at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside. Carriages fit up to 4 adults (or 2 adults and 3 small children).
Princess Fairytale Hall
Two separate lines exist for two separate meet and greets inside Princess Fairytale Hall. The character lineup frequently gets rearranged, but currently one side is Cinderella and Elena of Avalor. The other is Rapunzel and Princess Tiana.
Ariel at her Grotto
Belle at the World Showcase France Pavilion
Jasmine & Aladdin can be seen in the World Showcase Morocco Pavilion
You can find Mulan at the World Showcase China Pavilion
Princess Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) can be seen in the World Showcase France Pavilion
Snow White can be seen in the World Showcase Germany Pavilion
Anna & Elsa meet in their Royal Sommerhus in the Norway Pavilion next door to the Frozen Ever After ride
Pocahontas meets guests on the Discovery Island Trails
check the Animal Kingdom Times Guide for the exact schedule. Her location is pretty tucked away, so if you manage to find her the lines will be quite short.
There is so much to do for a princess fan. I put it all together in a nice neat itinerary for you. Watch this video for more.
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