One of the most oft questions I am asked as a Disney Travel Planner is “Can I stay in the Cinderella Castle Suite?” in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. By all accounts, the only people who can sleep there overnight are those who win contests Disney holds, or major celebrities who have booked it for their vacations (I’ve heard the likes of Tom Cruise and Johnny Depp have both stayed there with their families)
Well, you still can’t rent the room as a regular guest, but now you can see it as part of a new VIP Tour! The new tour is called “World of Dreams”, is 12 hours long and has some features that are almost too good to be true:
- Backstage access and transpiration
- Animal Programs
- Access to any and all attractions and experiences in all four WDW Theme parks
- Plus front of the line access to those attractions – better than a Fastpass!
- Exclusive viewing areas for the nighttime shows
- Three meals in a day, plus access to any restaurant in WDW, with no reservations needed!
And of course, a tour of the Cinderella Castle Dream Suite in the tower of Cinderella’s Castle.
The cost? Did I forget to mention the $12,000 price tag? Wait, are you okay? Why are you clutching your heart? No need to shake your fist and curse The Walt Disney Company… there are a lot of tours across Walt Disney World, this just happens to be the top of the line. Its for a maximum of 6 people, so even though $2,000 per person for all of this is still a heckuva lot of money, for someone with money to spend looking at Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge… well, that may a bargain for them to have front of the line access to both the Rise of the Resistance and Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run attractions. If you want more than one day, you can add on a 2nd day for $10,000, up to 6 people. So for $3600, you have your run of all four parks, eating anywhere you want, seeing the Suite, walking on everything, seeing all the shows close up..
Yeah, its still a ton of money. I won’t be doing it anytime soon… BUT if this is up your alley, I’d love to put you in this tour (and hear all about it when you are done!)
If you think $12,000 is a bit too much for you, and you are instead headed to Disneyland in Anaheim, CA, then there is a new Princess experience on the way!
Since the recent Pixar takeover of Paradise Pier (now Pixar Pier), the one Princess dining experience — Ariel’s Grotto — was taken over as well. So the Happiest Place on Earth was left without a chance to dine with Snow and Sleeping and Belle and others, but coming on March 30th, the Disney royalty is back.
On Thursdays through Mondays, from 8a to 12p at the exclusive dining location Napa Rose, you can enjoy a three-course breakfast as Disney Princesses stop by your table for a visit, for hugs, for pictures, and magic.
You’ll start your meal with Sunrise Citrus & Vanilla Buns with Raspberry Glaze, fruit, berries, custards and even a ketchup caviar (!)… while the Prince and Princess in the family enjoys mac & cheese, chicken and waffles and beef sliders, the Grown Up Kids get a menu that includes Shepherd’s Pie, Short Ribs and Pork Belly, with vegetables, potatoes, sausages, bangers and more available. And for dessert? Princess Cake Pops, Chocolate Slippers with Strawberry Ganache, fruit tarts and much more!
And at the end, guests will receive a fond farewell with a personal Princess portrait moment, with a special keepsake to take home.
Who will you see? If I had to guess, I would say you’re likely to see Snow White, Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and maybe Tiana, with appearances by Rapunzel, Mary Poppins, and more (this is not a list from Disney, this is only a guess based on experiences at many princess dinings that I’ve attended)
Now, here’s the kicker… this sounds like a fabulous time… but the cost is what might get you. It’s $125. Per person. Adults or kids. And gratuity and taxes are not included. Whew. You do get 5 hours of complimentary parking at Disney’s Grand Californian so that helps… a little.
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