With the popularity of character dining, Disney Princesses, and the Disney Princesses Character Lunch at Auberge de Cendrillon, it’s almost mind boggling that no one had thought of launching a Disney Princesses Breakfast in 26 years! Fairy Godmother wiggled her wand and voila – Disney Princesses Breakfast is now a thing at Auberge de Cendrillon, for now as a test during the Pirates and Princesses Festival (until April 1, 2019). We set our alarms and hurried down to Sleeping Beauty Castle on opening day, to find out if the Princesses really « woke up like this ».
Booking, prices and access:
Like a few other Character Dining experience, Disney Hotels and Partner Hotels Guests have a preferred booking window (when booking direct), in the sense that they can book this meal at the time or reservation or anytime after that. For « regular » Guests not staying at a Disney or Partner Hotel, the booking window is 3 days before the date of the meal, which means it may become a hard-to-get reservation on busy weekends and holidays.
Access is via Main Street through the Wishing Well to Castle Courtyard:
Two seatings are available: 8:15am and 9:45am. If you book an 8:15am, you MUST be a Disney/Partner Hotel resident or AP Holder with Extra Magic Times (EMT) benefits, as the entrance Cast Members will not make an exception to the rule for you to access the restaurant.
The Princesses Breakfast costs €49 (€39 for kids). AP Discount is available (it comes down to €41.60 with an Infinity AP). If you are on a dining plan, you can book this experience at an additional cost depending on which meal plan you are on:
• Standard : 30€ / 25€ kids
• Plus : 23€ / 16€ kids
• Premium : 15€ / 12€ kids
No buffet here, Auberge de Cendrillon is and stays a Table Service establishment. Each Guests is provided with an assortment of sweet and savory breakfast items, officially described as: « a hot plate of salty delights (scrambled eggs, sausage, salted Mickey waffle, pan-fried vegetables), breads and pastries, an assortment of sweet / savory verrines, as well as a cold drink and a hot drink. »
Click to see the menus:
Click to see photos of the food we were served:
Note that the Mickey Waffle served here is different from the ones you can find at Victoria’s or at the carts in Walt Disney Studios – it is closer to the type you can find in the US Disney Parks (a great idea). While this is not an unlimited buffet, the portion was satisfying and of good quality. Of course if you are only looking for the « unlimited » breakfast experience, this is not for you.
Meeting the Disney Princesses
Even though we did think about a « Ralph Breaks the Internet » slumber party style meet, Disney Princesses greeted us in their lovely usual dresses (as they should). Character interactions were great and on par with other character dining experiences at Auberge de Cendrillon. Three Disney Princesses are on hand each morning, and on our particular morning, we met with Aurora, Snow White and Cinderella:
Is it worth it?
In our opinion: yes, depending on what your priorities are when visiting a Disney Park. Interest in Disney Princesses is crucial. With this experience, you will get to enjoy nice food and service in the wonderful setting of the Auberge, and you will also get to meet more Disney Princesses, without having to queue for hours or dash to the Pavilion in the morning.
We also enjoyed lower crowds than lunches (for this first day), friendly staff and good service.
It’s a great way to start the day and also to tick off one of your « must do’s » of the day. A great addition to Character dining at Disneyland Paris that we hope will become a permanent offering.