I walked up to the woman at the front desk and said "Hi, we're cast members and we don't have reservations, but I have a friend who works here who told me that you usually have a few empty tables during the last breakfast. I was wondering what the chances were of us getting in..."
She looked at me, in my pretty skirt, and smiled. "How many?"
"Well, I can get you a table at 10:30...or you can come in right now."
I literally squealed with happiness. "Seriously?"
"Thank you so, so much!"
"My pleasure. What's your name?"
I told her my name and we made some small talk, then sat on a bench and waited for our name to be called. We walked into the castle, where we were handed a royal invitation and waited for our picture with Cinderella.
Of course, I had to get a picture of me losing my shoe in the castle in hopes of finding my Prince Charming.
With my Wishing Star and wand!
Cinderella's Royal Invitation!
Our fantastic server came around to take our order, and we both ordered the cream cheese stuffed french toast. It came with bacon. We sent it back, because we're both vegetarian. It came back, thankfully with no meat. There was also a basket with croissants, pan au chocolat, and cinnamon rolls.
The thing about character dining (I did a lot of it while I was there) is that no matter how prepared you think you are, a character will ALWAYS come up to you while you're chewing. And it always surprises me. Here I am, talking to Ruth and here's Aurora! Quick, swallow so you can make conversation and not look stupid!
Here are the princesses we met:
After we had met all the princesses and finished our amazing, amazing breakfast, we paid the check. It was 50% off because of the cast member holiday coupon book. It was still expensive ($30 for each of us, 18% gratuity included), but it was worth every penny. It's not like I can eat in a castle every day with princesses and my best friend.
After breakfast, we took our time leaving the castle, stopping to take a few pictures.
Make sure you keep an eye out for Jaques and Gus-Gus when you're waiting to meet Cinderella. They're on the wall by the fireplace.
It was the best breakfast ever.