By Carlye Wisel
March 30, 2019
Courtesy of Disney

Enjoying a three-course brunch and champagne toast with Belle won’t require a trip all the way to the French countryside — just to southern California.

A new princess breakfast at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa at Disneyland mixes character interactions, luxury goals and an over-the-top feast for an experience that’s as close as you can get to living “Be Our Guest” in real life.

Sip a cajun-spiced, shrimp-topped Bloody Mary, eat seashell-shaped “The Little Mermaid” macarons or commiserate over your love for beignets with Princess Tiana while actually eating them — it’s all possible at the elegant new meal, which doesn’t even require park admission.

A far cry from a regular meet-and-greet with famed Disney royals, this specialty breakfast, now offered Thursday through Sunday at Napa Rose restaurant, is a culinary journey through Rapunzel's, Aurora's and others’ adventures, with sweet and savory dishes themed to each princesses' journey. (Think Dole Whip is magic? Just wait until these desserts are sprinkled with glitter sugar from an actual fairy wand.)

It’s a splurge, but at $125 per person (tax and gratuity not included), the Disney Princess Breakfast Adventure is a two-hour luxury experience that’s packed with entertainment, plenty of facetime, and so much food.

The three-course meal begins with a pastry basket of house-made monkey bread and scones before a tiered tower of treats, like lobster rolls and parfaits, suddenly appears. Fill up a plate of short rib, perfectly scrambled eggs or Mickey waffles & fried chicken afterwards — made from the same seasoning as Plaza Inn’s famed blend — as “papas bravas” seasoned fries are magically delivered to the table. Then comes dessert: a tray of delightful sweets, including peanut butter tarts and artfully themed cake pops, brought out to be enjoyed before guests move on for hands-on activities with princesses. It’s here that diners can enjoy storytime with Belle or participate in one-on-one warrior training with Mulan before the the morning culminates in a final private photo opportunity.

A champagne toast is included for adults, and children are gifted an autograph book, souvenir pen, and a surprise gift throughout the duration of the meal. As the easiest way to meet this many Disney princesses in one visit, it’s an event fit for royalty — or, for the rest of us, a perfect celebratory breakfast or worthy vacation splurge. Reservations can be made on Napa Rose’s website for dates starting March 30.

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