Disneyland Paris: Dine with Cinderella
We all know Cinderella has been living happily ever after since the glass slipper slid perfectly into place … but even Disney princesses have ambitions bigger than castle turrets and fairy godmother wishes. Did you know she has opened her own Parisian restaurant since becoming Mrs. Prince Charming? It’s true — you can nosh on a three-course French meal while rubbing elbows with your favorite rags-to-riches heroine (and a few of her royal besties) at Disneyland Paris’ Auberge de Cendrillon.
The feast comes with a non-alcoholic cocktail, appetizer, choice of entrée and special dessert. We visited the restaurant on a chilly spring day, so I opted for the tasty cream of pumpkin and porcini mushroom soup topped with flaky pastry to start. For my main course, I ordered the free-range chicken supreme drizzled in morel mushroom sauce with a side of aligot potatoes. But my favorite part of the meal was, of course, dessert: a sweet sorbet served whimsically between halves of a frosty baby pumpkin. My little ones especially enjoyed the fairy nibbles (vegetables with a creamy dip), pasta with tomato sauce and a show-stopping dessert: a white-chocolate replica of Cinderella’s glass slipper filled with chocolate mousse. Swoon.
At 75 euros for adults and 45 euros for children, the set menu is pricey, but remember … you are paying for the unique character experience along with the fare.
During your meal, you’re treated to private meet-and-greet sessions and unlimited photo opportunities with each special guest from the comfort of your table. There’s no standing around waiting in lines here. In addition to Cinderella, we met Suzy and Perla (two of her mouse companions), as well as Snow White, Aurora and Ariel. Halfway through the meal, Prince Charming arrived to twirl his bride around the dance floor, and little princes and princesses left their seats to gather around them in the center of the dining room.
While you are there, keep your eyes peeled for all of the little details that help make this place so special: beautiful stained-glass windows depicting Cinderella’s pumpkin patch, little mice carved into stone pillars, tapestries draping the walls with scenes from the classic movie, familiar character patterns that adorn the dishes, and the beloved gilded carriage that is parked out front.
Auberge de Cendrillon is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion with your favorite prince or princess. Be aware that tables go quickly, so make reservations by phone as early as two months before your visit. Give your own fairy godmother a ring … or call the park’s dining reservation service at +33 1 60 30 40 50.