Taking your Princess to Walt Disney World

Most little girls dream of being princesses.  And why not?  A great castle, fancy dresses, the best shoes, and Prince Charming to sweep you off your feet.  I get it.

A trip to Walt Disney World is where little girls get to see their dreams come true in front of them and meet those real live princesses who inspire their dreams.  So when you take your little princess to Walt Disney World, here are a few experiences that can add an extra dash of pixie dust to your already magical trip.

Princess Character Dining - A great way to get to meet and interact with the Disney princesses is to share a meal with them.  Cinderella's Royal Table is by far the most popular.  It's location in Cinderella's Castle inside the Magic Kingdom makes this a fairytale experience.  Other great options are Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in Epcot and 1900 Park Fare (dinner) at the Grand Floridian Resort.  You can find more information on what characters appear at each on the Walt Disney World website.  Since princess meals are among the most popular dining reservations at Walt Disney World, be sure to book them 180 days in advance.

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique - Watch your little girl become a princess in front of your eyes!  Packages here include a range of services (and a range of prices) including a princess gown, make-up, hairstyling, etc.  Each girl is treated like royalty by her very own Fairy Godmother who performs her makeover.  There are two locations in Walt Disney World - Magic Kingdom and Downtown Disney.  This is another experience where you'll want to make reservations early!

Princess Meet and Greets - Chances are your little princess won't want to pass up an opportunity to share a hug with her favorite Disney Princesses.  At Magic Kingdom, you can always find Cinderella with Rapunzel and Anna with Elsa at Princess Fairytale Hall.  Wait times can be extremely long to meet these princesses (over 2 hours for Anna and Elsa when we walked past in November!) so you may want to consider using one or two of your FastPass reservations for this occasion.  You can also find many princesses throughout Epcot's World Showcase.  Look for Alice in England, Belle and Aurora  in France, Jasmine in Morocco, Mulan in China, and Snow White in Germany.  These princesses are not out all day, but you will find them in their respective countries several times during the day.

Don't Forget Sofia the First - The Disney Junior fans will not want to miss out on their favorite TV princess.  You can find Sofia hanging out at a Character Greeting location just outside of Disney Junior - Live on Stage at Hollywood Studios.  Also in Hollywood Studios, you can find Sofia (along with Disney Junior friends Jake, Doc, and Handy Manny) at the Disney Junior Play 'n' Dine breakfast or lunch at Hollywood and Vine.

Of course you'll find lots of ways to interact with your favorite Disney princesses.  Don't forget autograph books and cameras to capture those priceless moments when dreams really do come true!


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