The first association for Disney dining is somet Mickey-shaped soft pretzels, marshmallows cupcakes or ice cream pops? But, this is something completely different. Disneyland fans now have a chance to indulge into magical world for one magically large fee of $15,000. For that amount, guests can have an upscale dinner in a private suite. The new dining experience is called 21 Royal, and takes place in a private dining room that is now part of the Disneyland Dream Suite, located in New Orleans Square above the entrance to Pirates of the Caribbean.
That price includes park admission, valet parking, tax and tip for up to 12 people that includes a special one of a kind meal prepared by Disneyland’s executive chefs and more.
Guests to the new venue are personally greeted at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa, and taken to the hidden address where a butler opens doors into the home, revealing a grand staircase. Inside the apartment are watercolor storyboards from the ‘60s, and other Disney items like murals of the castles that inspired Sleeping Beauty’s home.
First, butlers serve signature cocktails in the salon, then guests move to the patio for a reception. There’s also plenty of time to explore all the different rooms.
Then it’s time for dinner. The experience includes a multi-course meal that can be custom designed by Andrew Sutton, the resort’s culinary director of Signature Restaurants. That custom design can include a theme, or types of foods to be used in the preparation of the meal, that can be worked out when making the reservation.
Helping Sutton will be chef de cuisine Justin Monson who added that they want the meal to tell a story, one that at least one of them will be on hand to tell, according to Disney.
Each course will be served on gold-plated dinnerware, and be paired with a separate wine chosen by Disney’s sommelier Matt Ellingson. Afterwards, dessert will be served on the outdoor patio with views of the Rivers of America and fireworks.
Reservations for the “21 Royal” experience are now being accepted.