For many, a trip to Walt Disney World means princesses, and lot of them. Whether we are talking about the little princesses in your life, or your own inner princess, sometimes you just wanna live the fairytale in the most Magical Place on Earth. So here are our best tips for an All Princess Disney Vacation.
Where to prep:
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, where your princess under 12 can receive a princess makeover, offers a few different options. Some even include princess costumes, but we suggest bringing your own. You can purchase one virtually anywhere for a fraction of the cost at Disney.
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is currently only open in Magic Kingdom. Located right in Cinderella Castle, this is a very popular and difficult reservation to get. We suggest trying to go mid morning, if you can get it, around 10:30am. This way, you can use the early morning time to tour, you can take a break and get made over, and then enjoy lunch or dinner with your favorite princesses at Cinderella’s Royal Table.
Where to Stay:
The most glamorous, princessiest (it’s a word) hotel in all of WDW is the Grand Floridian, which makes it perfect for an all princess Disney vacation. Plus, it’s right on the monorail, so just a hop skip and a jump away from Magic Kingdom. Though parts of the hotel have been re-themed to Mary Poppins, the whole hotel feels fit for a princess. Cinderella’s Coach sits just outside the grand Victorian lobby. Inside, there’s a photo op where you can have your picture taken with Cinderella’s glass slipper. Everything about it is regal.
If Grand Floridian isn’t in your budget, the Royal Rooms at Port Orleans Riverside are all in on princesses. The theming here is BIG. There are princesses on the walls and on the table, and the headboard lights up. It’s precious.
Where to Play:
Magic Kingdom and Epcot offer the best options for visiting the princesses on an all princess Disney vacation, and you’ll want to visit both. So, plan at least two days and enjoy each of these parks at least once to get your princess fixmon your all princess Disney vacstion.
We suggest, to no one’s surprise, to visit Magic Kingdom first. This is, after all, the iconic castle park. Be sure to see the Festival of Fantasy Parade each afternoon where just about every princess is featured. Watch enchanted tales with belle where your princess can act out the story with her. You can also ride a couple of princess rides: Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid, Magic Carpets, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.
Then visit Epcot. This one can be a surprise to people, but as we are about to explain, there are tons of princess opportunities here.
Where to Meet:
In Magic Kingdom, you’ll want to have Genie+ to meet as many princesses as possible, as 3 of these opportunities offer Lightning Lane. In Princess Fairytale Hall, there are two queues. One for Cinderella and Elena of Avalor and one for Tiana and Rapunzel, presently. You can also use Genie+ to meet Ariel in her grotto. This is the only place in WDW where we get to see Ariel as a mermaid. For each of these experiences, you can use Genie+ to access the Lightning Lane.
There are a few other opportunities to meet princesses in MK (that do not offer Lightning Lane). Check the daily schedule for meetings with these princesses:
Jasmine in Agrabah, near the Magic Carpets and Enchanted Tiki Room
Merida at the Liberty Square Gazebo (no longer at Fairytale Garden) behind Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe
Anastasia and Drizella Tremaine (not princesses, but worth it) at the Fantasyland Great Wall
Another fantastic place to meet princesses is around the world showcase at Epcot. Here, Genie+ is not necessary to meet princesses. None of the queues offer a Lightning Lane.
Start in Norway first. Ride Frozen Ever After at rope drop and then head to the Royal Summerhus to meet Anna and Elsa.
You will also want to prioritize meeting Moana at the new Journey of Water.
Then, as you make your way around the World Showcase, check the daily schedule to meet:
Mulan at China
Snow White at Germany
Belle at France
Aurora at France
Jasmine at Morocco
These princesses are often out in 20-30 minute increments, so be sure to check the schedule. Queues do close after a certain number of people, so get in line on time to be sure you don’t miss out. Also, they usually only meet through afternoon and will not be out in the evening.
Where to Eat:
The best way to meet as many princesses as possible without waiting in lines is to book a princess character meal. The two currently offered in the parks are Cinderella’s Royal Table at Magic Kingdom and Akershus at Epcot. At each of these locations, guests enjoy their meal while several of their favorite princesses make their way around the room. The princesses take the time to chat and pose for photos with each guest, giving every princess the royal treatment.
Cinderellas Royal Table is in Magic Kingdom in Cinderella Castle. Because of this, it is one of the MOST popular dining experiences in all of WDW. Dining at Cinderella’s Royal Table is the only way that most of us will ever be able to get up into the castle.
While the quality of the meal is up for debate, this venue is one-of-a-kind. Remember, you are paying for the experience.
Unlike CRT, the restaurant isn’t very imposing from the outside, but it is set inside the banquet hall of a medieval castle in the Norway Pavilion at Epcot. Food here is Norwegian inspired and is served family style for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. While you are dining, a promenade of princess friends will come to greet you.
Both of these meals can be expensive, and we suggest you choose just one for your all princess Disney vacation. To save a little, you can opt for breakfast, which is a little cheaper, but you know how we feel about spending those precious morning park hours in a restaurant.
Where to Pose:
You’ll definitely want to get your princess’s photo while meeting your favorite Disney Princesses, but there are other shots around the parks you’ll want too.
Make sure you get that iconic castle photo with your princess. Arrive before rope drop. Keep walking when you get to Main St as close as you can get to the castle. These photopass photographers often have the shortest lines, and they are set up for the best shot.
Get a photo of your princess wishing into the well behind Cinderella Castle. There are also two beautiful princess mosaics: in front of the Cinderella Mosaic wall inside Cinderella Castle and at the entrance of Be Our Guest.
The opportunities to let your inner princess play abound at Magic Kingdom and Epcot. You and your little princess can dress, play, meet, dine, and pose with all your favorite DIsney princesses.