Disney World for princess-lovers – PREP030

Disney World has noticed how popular the princess attractions are and has gradually been adding more over the years.

Today, I have advice for princess-lovers on which hotels to stay at, where to eat and some special touches you can add to your trip.

I also have a quick tip with an alternative to itchy costumes.

These are notes from this episode. There's much more info included in the audio so be sure to listen to the episode for a better explanation.

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Planning a Disney World trip with little ones

To send a letter to your favorite character, address it to your favorite character and use the following address:

Walt Disney World Communications
P.O. Box 10040
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-0040

Step 1: Choose when to go
You can really go anytime but if there are people ages 10 or older who want to dress up as a princess, you should go during a time when Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party is scheduled since they allow everybody to dress up at those parties.

Step 2: Where to stay
Little Mermaid rooms at Art of Animation, Royal Rooms at Port Orleans Riverside, and The Grand Floridian all make great resort choices for princess-lovers.

Step 3: Make a daily plan
Plan to visit all parks and Downtown Disney if you can.

Step 4: Pick your dining
Here are some great princess dining options:

  • Cinderella's Royal Table (in the castle at Magic Kingdom)
  • 1900 Park Fare at The Grand Floridian
  • Princess Storybook Dining at Akershus in Epcot (the best Disney Dining Plan credit value)
  • Be Our Guest at Magic Kingdom (Quick Service for lunch, Table Service for dinner - the beast appears at dinner)
  • Perfectly Princess Tea Party at Grand Floridian

Step 5: Park touring
If you plan to meet the princesses, be sure to work those into your touring plans. I recommend using Kenny the Pirate's app for the most accurate character info.

When trying to plan shows, you can check showtimes online ahead of time.

Step 6: Add extra magic
Consider making an appointment for a princess makeover at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique (there are 2 locations - 1 in the castle and 1 in Downtown Disney), booking a limo to transport you between the airport and your resort and/or buying an in-room princess celebration from Disney Florist which will include the whole room being decorated.

Quick tip of the day

If the princess costumes are too itchy, considering buying an everyday dress inspired by the princesses. The Chasing Mermaids Boutique is a great source for these kinds of dresses.

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Afton Rio

I wish there were more options for little boys. Have you done any posts for them? Our past trips have been geared toward our princess but my son is getting older now and it want to do some fun things for him. Although last trip he did enjoy the princesses


There’s the barber shop in Magic Kingdom as soon as you come in, wait until then to get your son’s hair cut. It’s extra special.


oohhh ya and I forgot, Star Wars Weekends! End of May Beginning of June! What boy doesn’t want to dress up as Star Wars, my son’s a huge Boba Fett fan!

Betty Allen

If we took a limo from airport to Disney so we could stop at a grocery store, would the disney bus still take our luggage to our rooms? Where do you suggest we hire a limo?


Have you had a chance to write on the Food & Wine Festival yet? I’ve always wanted to take an ‘adult only’ trip that time of year!


I sent a letter to a princess at the above address around December 1st 2013 and have never received any correspondence back. I was interested if this is still possible because it’s such a great idea!



Anna and Elsa are moving to Magic Kingdom Fairytale Hall starting April 20!

Maria B

This is AWESOME news! We’re going in August, so they will be moved by then. It’s also going to save us TONS of time to use the FP+ for Princess Fairytale Hall.


The Princess Storybook Dining at Akershus for dinner was the worst meal I’ve ever had! The breakfast was pretty good, and the princesses were super nice each time, but the dinner entrees were pretty awful. I know this is only my experience, and others may have other ways to look at it, but if anyone asked me, I wouldn’t recommend Akershus!! As a fellow princess lover, if I want princesses, I’ll go see one in an meet-n-greet or at Cinderella’s Royal Table.


The lunch at Akershus was the best meal I ever had at Disney. I guess everyone is different. I had the meatballs with cranberry and the cold buffet was excellent.


Good! Maybe I just had a bad chef or something. I’m glad you had a good experience there!

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