Thursday, 9 June 2016

A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes - Dining at Auberge de Cendrillon Disneyland Paris

I'm starting my Disneyland Paris posts with telling you all about our favourite memory whilst we were there. As Cinderella once said, 'A dream is a wish your heart makes,' and all of my daughter's wishes came true at Auberge de Cendrillon.

Hubby and I have been to Disneyland Paris quite a few times before but we have never previously dined at this restaurant. It appealed to us as it promises character experience dining with the princesses, which we knew our daughter Eva would love. 

We decided to book a table for lunch at 12pm. I booked this 2 weeks in advance by phoning the reservations team which was very simple to do. It was my 31st birthday the day we went so it was going to be a special treat for all of us.

We also bought Eva a princess Aurora (or alora as she pronounces it) dress from one of the boutiques that day and of course she had to wear it to lunch. 

As soon as we entered the restaurant she was in awe. You are immediately greeted by a beautiful flower and glass display which houses the rose from Beauty and the Beast, Snow White's apple and Cinderella's glass slipper. 





The restaurant is beautifully decorated and does make you feel like you are in a castle. There are stoned arch ways and lovely stained glass windows. Cinderella's carriage is also in the courtyard of the restaurant which provides a stunning backdrop. 


There are set menu's to choose from, all featuring French cuisine. I think it's important to mention that this menu is very catered for French cuisine which is what it should be. I saw lots of people moaning on trip advisor about it and I think they need to realise that not everything has to be British and fast food orientated. There wasn't a great deal of choice which may bother some people but I prefer it when I don't have too many things to choose from. Before we ordered we were all given a princess cocktail.



I chose the crab and crayfish salad for starters and scallops for a main. Eva had a salad to start with (there is no other choice). She wasn't very keen on it if i'm honest. She then had spaghetti for the main. I liked the fact that her dish was separate, so that the sauce, vegetables and spaghetti were all on separate sections. Hubby had a veal dish. There was even baby food for Ophelia.





We really enjoyed our food. I think the deserts were all our favourite dishes. We all had chef's specials.

Now for the best bit. The princes and princesses. Not long after we arrived Cinderella, Prince Charming, Snow White and Aurora all danced in the middle of the restaurant. Eva loved seeing this. All the children sat on the floor to watch which was adorable to see. They perform this dance a few times whilst you are there so you won't miss out.

Each character then visited the table at least once during the time we were there. What we loved was that they don't just pop over briefly, they stay and make your little one's feel extra special. They chat, have photographs and sign autograph books. 





This was Eva being taught princess posing by Snow White.




Overall, we loved every minute. We were there for a couple of hours so I would keep that in mind if you are planning to book. It's not something to be rushed. The staff were very friendly and incredibly patient with all the children excitedly running around. The food is expensive but I can honestly say it is worth it. It's not something you could afford to do every day while you are there but you have to do it once. It beats having the usual fast food outlets and it is nice to relax and give your feet a rest for a couple of hours. 
The character experiences were worth every single penny. If you want to meet the princesses in the park, you have to go to the princess pavilion which you queue for absolutely hours for. Even then you don't know who you will see. It's a waste of time. This is far better.

It was easily the best experience we had whilst in Disney. Eva's face brought tears to my eyes. She believed in everything and was made to feel special and treated like a princess herself. The next time we go to Disneyland Paris, we will definitely be coming back here. Eva still talks about it now, so we know it was all worth it for the memories she has.
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35 comments:

  1. I want to go!! Looks amazing!! x

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  2. Brings tears to my eyes too! I haven't been to Paris but just loved Disney in Florida. I am always amazed at Brit's who complain about "foreign" food when abroad. We met a couple in Spain who hated all the foreign food and wanted a decent Chinese take-away Lol That's true! I just love how happy she was and memories to last a life time.

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  3. I haven't been to Disneyland Paris but we went to Florida last year and the character dining is amazing isn't it? We absolute loved it. It too made me get tears in my eyes looking at my girls with their heroes. We didn't do this restaurant but we loved all the ones that we did do. xx

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  4. we didn't eat here but it looks just amazing. Perfect for a little princess x

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  5. I really want to go to Disneyland one day.The food and decor look amazing in this restaurant.

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  6. Oh wow! This looks amazing. That's so lovely that your girl loved it. That's the stuff dreams are made of. Happy birthday to mama! Xx

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  7. This looks amazing. My eldest daughter would just love it. we just need the youngest one to be a bit older and then we will be heading there for sure x

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  8. WOW!! This looks absolutely AMAZING!!!! I really, really want to take the boys whilst they're still very little — it must be absolutely magical when you're a child. I've been, as an adult, and loved it. But I reckon, seeing it through your children's eyes must be incredible xx

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  9. Aw Eva looks adorable in her pink princess outfit :-) The meals looks great, but meeting the princesses must have been the best bit! xx

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  10. What a special birthday lunch for you and how thrilling for your daughter. Of course the menu should be French!

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  11. What a lovely idea to split up the meal so she can have it exactly as she likes it! More restaurants should do this x

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  12. Oh that must be a dream come true! We are hoping to go in the next year so will find your posts really useful as research x

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  13. Oh my gosh what a dream come true and a magical experience x

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  14. So cute! Dreams really do come true <3 xx


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  15. Oh wow, this looks and sounds amazing! Our twinnies, and I, would love this! x

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  16. We went to Disneyworld Florida in February but unfortunately couldn't get a booking for character dinning . Glad you got the magical experience. Princess are a must for girls .

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  17. Oh wow I can't wait till my daughter is old enough for this sort of thing. It's just so magical. I did a character breakfast with my brothers when we were kids and it was so special - great memories. The food looked amazing and loved the Minnie ears :)

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  18. Og my goodness I am so jealous - I would LOVE to do this!!!

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  19. What a completely magical time! I cannot wait to go to Disney. I've never been myself and dream of that day when we think the girls are old enough to remember.

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  21. Wow! What an amazing time, so many memories created and to treasure!

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  22. Wow what a dream come true! Such a fab idea and looks like you all had a fab time xxx

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  23. Oh this looks fabulous, what an amazing restaurant - my daughter and I would love this (not so sure what the bots would think though!) x

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  24. I love Disneyland Paris. I would want to visit again.

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  25. what an amazing experience for you on your bday and your little girl.. the food looks amazing and agree with you that it should be fast food.. ive never been ..but when my little girl is older .. will go for def x

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  26. That does look like a dream. We've been to Disney in Paris but didn't stay at the hotel there. Would love to go back and do this too. x

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  27. Goodness that looks so magical! My daughter would be over the moon to experience something like that! x

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  28. We had breakfast with Mickey Mouse for Isaac's birthday but this is something Eliza would love

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  29. This looks amazing! I went to Disney a few years ago but we did not do this. I think when we return in a few years we will be booking this as my little ones would love it x

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  30. That's so sweet and so cute, especially that she believed it and was treated like a princess. I think Disney are so good at making experiences - perfect for little ones and us adults too ;)

    Alina from The Fairytale Pretty Picture

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  31. This looks great! We went last year and we're going again next Easter. There's so many places to eat. I want to go to Gusteau's but this looks great too. :)

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  32. Aw thats beautiful, the food is well presented, the decor is stunning and I love that the princesses came and chatted rather than pop in and run from table to table.

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  33. What is not to love about this. Fine food and Princesses sound like the things dreams are made of

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  34. Aw, what a wonderful birthday treat for you! My daughter would have loved all the princesses too. So magical and exciting x

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  35. I used to work at Disneyland Paris and this was always my colleagues' favourite restaurant in the park! She must have had an amazing time :)

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