In June 2022, myself and my friends Michelle and Clément visited Auberge de Cendrillon to experience princess dining. This was our first visit and it did not disappoint.
Auberge de Cendrillon is located in Fantasyland, just behind the castle and the name translates to “Cinderella’s Inn”.
From the minute you step inside Auberge de Cendrillion, you truly feel like you’re in a fairytale. All the stone arches and stained glass windows make it the perfect environment for dining with your favourite Disney princesses.
The servers are so fun and friendly, they truly make you feel like a royal guest.
Just before I get into the food, I am vegetarian so I have chosen all the veggie/vegan options from the menu. I was delighted to see some more unique options offered, rather than just a plant-based burger or something basic like that!
We started our meal with a Royal Cocktail and a little cheese Madeleine. The Royal Cocktail is non-alcoholic and very fruity. It is included in the price of your meal.
For my starter, I ordered pumpkin soup with pumpkin puree. I wasn’t really sure what to expect but I really enjoyed it. The puree was brought to the table in a bowl on its own, and then the server pours the soup over the top. It felt very fancy and definitely added to the experience.
I ordered the Pea and Herb finger with Piquillo Pepper Coulis and Vegetable Crisps. It was a really tasty meat substitute and I was really impressed. I got some carrot mash with it too. The vegetables were absolutely stunning and I would eat the whole main course again in a heartbeat.
My dessert was the “Celebration cake” with white Chocolate Mousse, Strawberry and Almond Shortbread. This was the highlight of the meal for me. It was served in a bell jar, just like the rose in Beauty and the Beast. I will always praise Disneyland Paris desserts to the heavens, its something they do VERY well.
After our dessert, we got some pixie dust from another family dining at Auberge de Cendrillon. They had arranged a birthday cake for one of their party, and they sent the leftover cake to our table! Huge thank you to this family, it was such a lovely gesture and we really appreciated it!
The full menu is available to download here.
We got to meet 4 princesses during our meal: Snow White, Cinderella, Merida and Sleeping Beauty (Aurora). I was so happy with the line-up that we got, as I’d never met Snow White and Aurora “close up”. All my previous interactions with them were extremely socially distanced!
The only princess that you are pretty much guaranteed to see at Auberge is Cinderella, because it is her restaurant. The other 3 princesses change every day. Other princesses that have visited in the past include Tiana, Ariel, Belle and Jasmine.
The princesses will visit your table throughout your meal, generally between courses. They will make sure to visit every table, so you don’t need to follow them around or call them over.
All of the princesses we met were absolutely lovely. They were all 100% living in their story and were more than happy to take photos “in the magic mirror” with all of us. I will always be in awe of how the princesses can communicate with guests in so many different languages!
If I had to pick a favourite princess of the day, it would be Aurora. I was a bit starstruck by her and hung onto every word of the story she was telling us about Flora, Fauna and Merryweather!
One of my favourite things about all the character dining experiences at Disneyland Paris is that the characters make just as much time for the adults as they do for the children. If you’re a single adult, or group of adults considering character dining, I would definitely recommend it! It’s for everyone!
The 4-course adult menu is €79 per person, and the children’s menu is €46.
NOTE: If you are an adult fussy eater, you can order from the children’s menu but you must pay the “adult” price.
At a first glance it does seem very expensive, but it is a premier dining experience. Easily one of the best across the whole resort. The food is delicious, and you get to meet 4 princesses in the space of 1.5/2 hours without a queue. When you think about how you can easily spend 2 hours queuing in the Princess Pavilion to meet just one princess, I think it is worth the money.
For full disclosure we had both Infinity Annual Pass and Cast Member discount when we went, so we did not pay full price. BUT I would definitely pay the full price for it if I did not have access to those discounts.
How to Book
It is highly recommended to book this dining experience in advance as it is extremely popular. There are a few ways to book:
- On the app – this is how we got our booking. It took many many days of refreshing and checking for cancellations etc. They are not fantastic at communicating when slots will be released so it is just a case of checking frequently and hoping for the best! I wish I had better advice for this one!
- Via your travel agent – if you booked with a travel agent, make sure to ask them to add this experience to your booking
- If you’re staying onsite, you can reach out to your hotel concierge and ask them to reserve a table for you.
- If you have booked your trip directly with Disneyland Paris and you’ve paid your balance in full you can add character dining to your booking via the official website.
With all this being said, if you haven’t been able to get a reservation, it may be worth walking up to the restaurant on the day to see if there have been any cancellations, as there were a few no-shows when we arrived. This is by no means guaranteed, but it’s worth a try if you’re really keen to dine with the princesses.
Normally I have one or two little things that could be improved with every experience, but I thought this one was genuinely perfect.
I absolutely loved our visit to Auberge de Cendrillon and would not hesitate to book it again if I was celebrating a special occasion at the parks, or bringing a friend for the first time.
Something that puts Auberge de Cendrillon above Plaza Gardens when it comes to character dining is table service. Being able to sit back and enjoy the experience is an absolute joy. I much prefer the food and characters coming to you, rather than having to run up and down to buffets at lightning speed so you don’t miss characters!
Have you ever been to Auberge de Cendrillon? I’d love to hear about your experiences in the comments below!