Disneyland Paris is home to some wonderful Disney Princesses and there are Princess experiences in both parks. From meeting a Princess at the ever-popular Princess Pavillion to enjoying a royal dining experience at Auberge de Cendrillon or catching a glimpse of the Frozen Princesses, we have you covered! Read on to discover how to see a Disney Princess in Disneyland Paris!
1 | Auberge de Cendrillon (Lunch with the Princesses)
Auberge de Cendrillon, or ‘Cinderella’s Inn’, is the setting for princess dining in Disneyland Paris. It is an absolute must for princess fans and it’s one of the hottest reservations in the park – a breakfast sitting has recently returned alongside lunch and dinner. During Princess Dining guests are treated to meet and greets with 3 or 4 of the Disney Princesses and Cinderella’s mice, Suzy and Perla.
The princess dining is set in a beautiful dining hall with Cinderella’s Carriage residing in the courtyard outside. We were really impressed with the entire 3 courses of French food and the wonderful princess-themed desserts. Our kids enjoyed the fruit cocktail, the Mickey Mouse-shaped toast accompanying the salmon starter, the pasta main and the Cinderella surprise for dessert.
Many of the young guests wear prince and princess costumes for their Royal dining – we picked up some lovely (and relatively inexpensive) outfits prior to travelling. Our 5-year-old was adorable in his Prince Charming costume (check prices here!) as was our 3-year-old in her Rapuzenel dress (check prices here!). You can also purchase dresses in the park but I didn’t spot any Prince Charming costumes.
As of September 2023, Princess dining costs €95 for adults and €50 for children – check availability now!
Disney Princesses at Disneyland Paris tip: Cinderella almost always holds court at Auberge de Cendrillion, which is no surprise given it’s her inn! Ariel, Aurora, Rapunzel and Snow White make frequent appearances with Belle, Merida and Tiana less common. Mulan makes rare appearances (I’ve seen one recent appearance) and Jasmine, Moana, Raya and Pochahontas are also very unlikely. Minnie Mouse ocassionaly attends in her princess outfit.
How to reserve princess dining at Auberge de Cendrillon
Princess dining is hugely popular and reservations can be hard to come by. There are two ways to book princess dining:
Guests staying at a Disney hotel onsite: Reservations open 12 months in advance for guests who reserve a Disney hotel and tickets package (and have paid the balance in full) – we book all our trips through the official website disneylandparis.com and add our princess and character dining at the time of booking. Along with Extra Magic Hour and the easy walk to the parks from the onsite hotel, this is one of the best perks. We’ve stayed in all 5 of the onsite hotels – if you are planning to stay onsite click here to read our guide to the best Disneyland Paris Disney Hotels.
If you have already reserved your hotel you can log into your account at disneylandparis.com and add princess dining in extras)
Other guests: Park guests staying outside of the Disney hotels (or those who reserve room-only rates, for example through booking.com) will have access to princess dining up to 1 months in advance on the app. During busy periods, it is often booked up well in advance of this although you might get a late cancellation.
2 | Princess Pavillion
The Princess Pavillion is the name given to the Disney Princess meet and greets in Disneyland Paris. Once guests enter the Princess Pavillion they will see stained glass windows depicting the story of each Disney Princess along with a recognisable item from the story – this includes Cindrella’s shoe and the cursed apple the Evil Queen offered to Snow White. Guests meet one Disney Princess in the pavilion and their identity is a surprise until they reach the top of the queue.
Aurora, Arielle, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Rapunzel, Snow White and Tiana typically appear at the Princess Pavillion.
Disney Princesses at Disneyland Paris tip: The Princess Pavillion is one of the most popular meet and greets in the park and the wait time generally hovers around 90 minutes to 2 hours.
3 | Disneyland Paris Live Theatre Shows
There are some incredible theatre shows at Disneyland Paris and some offer the chance to see Disney Princesses live on stage – both Mickey and the Magician and Frozen: a Musical Invitation feature some of the most popular Disney princesses.
Mickey and the Magician
Belle, Cinderella and Elsa feature in the spectacular Mickey and the Magician alongside other popular characters including Olaf from Frozen, Lumiere and Beast from Beauty and the Beast, and Rafiki from Lion King.
Mickey and the Magician runs in Walt Disney Studios and the long-running show is a must-see. It follows Mickey as he learns the tricks of the trade and the stage, performance and music are spectacular – check out Mickey and the Magician on the official DLP website!
Frozen: a Musical Invitation
Frozen: a Musical Invitation is a must for Frozen fans. Anna invites guests to help her surprise Elsa in this interactive show and the small theatres make for an intimate setting. It’s lovely to see the Frozen Princesses and sing along to the biggest hits (note: Let it Go is sung in French so it might be a challenge to sing along!) – check out Frozen: a Musical Invitation on the official DLP website!
4 | Disneyland Paris Parades
The Disney Princesses star in some of the biggest parades at Disneyland Paris:
Dream … and Shine Brighter parade: Tiana and Rapunzel appear in the Dream … and Shine Brighter parade.
Disney Stars on Parade: Ariel, Merida, Snow White, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Belle, Aurora, Jasmine, and Merida have all appeared on the Discover Romance Float in Disney Stars on Parade. Elsa and Anna lead the Frozen stars on the Discover Wonder Float.
The princesses can also feature in the seasonal parades and currently star in MIckey’s Dazzling Christmas Parade.
5 | Princess Secret Spot
If you want to catch a glimpse of the characters as they make their way to meet and greets, dining and live shows then you need to know about this secret spot in Disneyland Paris.
Located close to Small World and Pizzeria Bella Notte, there is a set of gates which is the location the daily parades start from. Some Disney characters also use this entrance as they travel through the park.
If you are lucky and chance upon it at the right time, you might spot a Disney Princess as they make their way to Princess Pavillion or are en route to the princess dining at Auberge de Cendrillon. The princesses are really friendly and, while they don’t have time to stop to chat, they will wave at guests as they pass by.
There is another walk-by location close to Auberge de Cendrillon. There is a metal fence and gate to the left of the restaurant (if you are facing Cinderella’s carriage in the courtyard of Auberge de Cendrillon). Sometimes the princesses pass through here on their way to the restaurant and you can get some photos and wave as they pass through.
Other Princess-Themed Experiences at Disneyland Paris
As well as seeing the Princesses, there are a few other Princess related things to see and experiences at Disneyland Paris:
6 | Sleeping Beauty Castle
The spectacular Sleeping Beauty Castle is the icon of Disneyland Paris.
Painted in 14 shades of pink, the castle is home to a 90-foot-long dragon in the dungeon and the beautiful La Galerie de la Belle au Bois Dormant (Sleeping Beauty Gallery) on the upper floor. There is also a Christmas shop in the Castle which is open all year round.
The Sleeping Beauty Gallery, with its stained glass windows and tapestries illustrating the famous fairytale, is unmissable.
7 | Princess Face Painting
Both Disneyland and Walt Disney Studios have a face-painting station where guests can have their faces painted in a variety of Disney and Marvel-inspired themes. There are some excellent princess options which add a really special touch if your kids are dressing up for Auberge de Cendrillon or the Princess Pavillion. The face painting artists are extremely talented and our kids were spoiled with lovely compliments from cast members they met throughout the day.
Face painting is located at:
- Sir Mickey’s Boutique in Fantasyland (close to Auberge de Cendrillon)
- Studio 1 in Walt Disney Studios (in front of Legends of Hollywood)
Face painting currently costs €15.
8 | Cinderella’s Carriage
Take your prince or princess for a photo in front of Cinderella’s Carriage. It is located in the courtyard of Auberge de Cendrillon and makes for an awesome backdrop.
9 | La Chaumière des Sept Nains
La Chaumière des Sept Nains, or The Cottage of the Seven Dwarves, is a magical Fantasyland shop with decor inspired by Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. The store is full to the brim of princess themed merchandise – we spotted an abundance of princess dresses, dolls, soft toys, playsets, souvenirs and accessories on our most recent visit.
Disneyland Paris Princesses tip: we picked up some really lovely (and inexpensive) prince and princess costumes prior to visiting Disneyland Paris. Our 5 year old was adorable in this Prince Charming costume (check prices here!) as was our 3 year old in this Rapuzenel dress (check prices here!).
10 | Princess for a day (currently closed)
The 5* Disneyland Hotel is currently closed for refurbishment. Prior to its closure, the hotel hosted ‘Princess for a Day’ makeovers for children aged 3 to 12. The package included hair, make-up and a photo, with the option of upgrading to the purchase of a princess dress.
Disney Princesses at Disneyland Paris tip: the Disneyland Hotel is due to reopen in 2024. Princess face painting (see number 8) is a cute alternative in the meantime.
11 | World Princess Week
In recent years, Disneyland Paris has hosted World Princess Week in celebration of the Disney Princesses and Frozen’s Queen Anna and Elsa.
Guests were treated to a Royal Promenade featuring some of the princesses in their classic Princess carriages and the Frozen parade float from Disney Stars on Parade. Aurora was in attendance outside the Sleeping Beauty Castle and there were special Magic Shots, Princess themed snacks and collectable Princess cards.
Princess Week has just wrapped up during August 2023 so hopefully it will be an annual event.
Disney Princesses: Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of the most popular questions we get asked about the Disneyland Paris Princesses.
Which Princesses can I meet at Disneyland Paris?
There are 13 official Disney Princesses: Cinderella, Ariel, Belle, Snow White, Aurora, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine, Merida, Mulan, Moana, Raya and Pocahontas. Frozen’s Elsa and Anna are Honorary Official Princesses.
Based on our experiences and from what I’ve read online these are the Disney Princesses you are most likely to see/meet at Disneyland Paris:
- Auberge de Cendrillon: 3 or 4 princesses attend princess dining with Cinderella almost always present. Ariel, Aurora, Rapunzel and Snow White make frequent appearances with Belle, Merida and Tiana less common. Mulan makes rare appearances and Jasmine, Moana, Raya and Pochahontas are also very unlikely.
- Princess Pavillion: Guests will typically meet one of Aurora, Arielle, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Rapunzel, Snow White and Tiana.
- Dream … and Shine Brighter parade: Tiana and Rapunzel
- Disney Stars on Parade: Ariel, Merida, Snow White, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Belle, Aurora, Jasmine, Merida (Discover Romance Float) and Elsa and Anna (Discover Wonder Float).
- Frozen: a Musical Invitation: Elsa and Anna
- Mickey and the Magician: Belle, Cinderella and Elsa
Can I meet Elsa and Anna from Frozen at Disneyland Paris?
As of November 2022, Olaf is the only Frozen Meet and Greet in Disneyland Paris – the enchanted snowman hosts his meet and greet in Art of Animation in Toon Studios (Walt Disney Studios).
There are no Frozen Princess Meet and Greets at Disneyland Paris however, it is still possible to see the Frozen Princesses. Anna and Elsa appear in the Disney Stars on Parade and they can also feature in the season Halloween and Christmas parades.
The Frozen princesses also appear in Frozen: A Musical Invitation – it features Sven, Kristoff, Anna, Elsa and Olaf.
Disney Princesses at Disneyland Paris tip: Frozen: A Musical Invitation is extremely popular so make sure you arrive in good timebefore the performance to secure your seat. Access to the show is included in your park ticket – click here to check out Frozen: a Musical Invitation
Is there a Frozenland at Disneyland Paris?
Not yet! But in exciting news, a Frozen-themed land is under construction at Disneyland Paris. Work is currently underway on the Kingdom of Arendelle and attractions will include an Elsa Ice Castle, Royal Meet and Greets and a Tangled ride.
Is there a Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Disneyland Paris?
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is unique to Disneyland in the US, the Princess for a Day experience at the Disneyland Hotel (currently closed as hotel is under refurbishment) is the closest offering at Disneyland Paris.
Disney Princesses at Disneyland Paris tip: the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique in Disneyland Florida offers makeovers for 3 to 12 year olds and guests can have their hair, makeup and nails styled as well as choose a princess dress and accessories.