The Disney Princess: Where in the Disney World Can You Meet Cinderella?

Cinderella, Prince Charming. Disney's Cinderella, Cinderella parade

By Hiromi.

Ethereal, elegant, transformative and resilient, these are the characteristics that come to mind when we think of one of the most iconic Disney Princesses ever, Cinderella.  Even with the recent new popularity of Rapunzel and Tiana, as well as the everlasting appeal of Princesses Belle and Ariel, Cinderella seems to remain the leader of the princess pack. In almost any Disney merchandise and Princess branding, Cinderella still appears to be the character that all the others encircle. Well, who wouldn’t be surprised, since she has the most famous Castle erected on the planet, the colour of her iconic pale blue dress.

Wikipedia offers some history on the well-known Cinderella. She is a fictional character and the main protagonist from Disney’s twelfth animated film, released in 1950, titled Cinderella, and its two sequels. In the original film, she is voiced by the late Ilene Woods. The Disney version of the character was based on the French version of the tale by Charles Perrault, written in 1634 in Histoires ou Contes du Temps Passé. As done with other Disney films, Walt Disney hired actress Helene Stanley to act as the live-action reference for Cinderella, which she also did for Anita Radccliff in 101 Dalmatians and the Aurora character in Sleeping Beauty.

We always remember the beautiful song that Cinderella sings, “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes,” which has come to represent the  many wishes Walt Disney had for his “World” to emerge in the future. If you’ve ever seen the fireworks show “Wishes” or walked out of the Magic Kingdom as a version of this song plays to end the day, you know how the song has become an icon in its own right. The song, as well as Cinderella’s glass slipper, are forever etched in the memories of millions of Disney fans around the world. Needless to say, Cinderella is probably one of the most important fictional Princesses in history!!

Cinderella fairy godmother

Upon meeting Cinderella, you do get a sense that she is the leader. There is a pleasant yet reserved sense about her that makes her even more regal. You can meet Cinderella at three character meals in Walt Disney World.  

  • Cinderella’s Royal Table at the Magic Kingdom, the most highly requested ADR, where you even receive a professional photo package with her 
  • The Akershus Banquet Hall in the Norway Pavilion in the Epcot theme park
  • 1900 Park Fare at the Grand Floridian Resort for dinner

Cinderella at Akershus with Mike’s niece Stephanie and his daughter Sophie.

At Cinderella’s Royal Table, you have a chance to meet the most famous Princess and other fellow Princesses like Belle, Snow White and Ariel. While you will not always see the same Princesses, of course Cinderella is always at her castle.

You can also meet Cinderella and her friends at Akershus, where they take you on a wonderful parade around the hall.

Mouze Melissa’s son, Prince Toby, with Cinderella at 1900 Park Fare at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.

And at 1900 Park Fare, Cinderella and her Prince will be doing a waltz for you before your very eyes, just don’t mind her Stepmother Lady Termain and her bickering step sisters, Drizella and Anastasia who are at the lavish buffet as well.

At all of the above dinners, you can receive an autograph from Cinderella, and take photos with her.  Keep in mind that Cinderella’s Royal Table is the only place where you receive the professional photo package with her. At Akershus Banquet hall, the photo package is with another Princess, usually Princess Belle.

Our family had the pleasure of being honored with Cinderella’s presence twice! At the Akershus Banquet hall, my daughter had the immense honour of being picked by Cinderella to lead the procession around the restaurant with her.  At 1900 Park Fare, we watched Prince Charming and Cinderella charm all the guests with their dance.

You may also see Cinderella, waving elegantly at the Main Street Electrical Parade. And sometimes, you can catch her strolling along her beautiful castle. She is absolutely lovely and is truly the epitome of what a traditional Princess is. I’m sure Duchess Kate Middleton took some secret pointers from her!

You can also go to Town Square Theater at the Magic Kingdom, formerly known as Town Square Exposition Hall, to the Princess Meet and Greet to see Cinderella, and several other princesses as well.

Photo compliments of our Mouze about The World, Denny

So now, Disney Princess fans, you have all the information you need to meet and greet with Cinderella if you have the inclination.

Lucinda’s photo of Cinderella and Prince Charming from the 2010 Social Media Mom Celebration.

Have you met Cinderella before? What effect did she have on you?

Have you seen her anywhere else in the Disney parks we can add to our list?

Thanks for stopping by for a photographical Disney ride, and we’ll see you waving at a princess.

Hiromi

Hiromi Okuyama is an actor/writer and Martial Arts teacher based out of Toronto, Canada. She is also known as the “Canadian Diva” of  Tips from the Disney Diva.

She is proud and excited to be part of the Mouze Kateerz staff. She is also the wife half of “Hiromer” where the husband takes photos with his latest Nikon Camera at Disney World, and she writes about them.

Headshot of Hiromi Okuyama by Helen Tansey www.sundariphotography.com)

Thanks to Mike from My Dreams of Disney, and Melissa from Mickey By Mel, and Lucinda from Without a Care in the World  for their Cinderella photographs.

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Comments

  1. Thanks, Hiromi! You can never know too much about a princess!

    Brenda & Roger

  2. This is a great post! I completely agree with you that Cinderella will always be Disney’s most iconic princess! You can also find Cinderella in the Magic Kingdom in the theater in Town Square. However, once the new princess meet-and-greet location opens up in the New Fantasyland, Cinderella will move there.

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