Those of you who wish to enjoy an exclusive dining experience at Disneyland can now reserve a secret space that was originally the private residence of Walt and Lillian Disney.
21 Royal is a palatial place. Thus, the expense of $15,000 for such a sumptuous experience cannot be considered as superfluous.
21 Royal is a 2200 square foot space located in Disneyland’s New Orleans Square. It was left unfinished for years until Disney Imagineers resurrected plans for this place.
But approaching to this hidden address is not easy. The guests of 21 Royal are first greeted at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa. The butler then opens the doors to a grand staircase that leads to this magical place.
Visitors get a view of the couple’s reimagined apartment. This is inspired from the 1960s watercolor storyboards which were created by Disney Imagineer Dorothea Redmond. There are many items on the theme of Disney in this residence. This includes the murals of castles inspired by Sleeping Beauty’s home.
Before the guests are taken to the opulent dining room, hosts share various stories of artwork and items placed in the residence.
Guests are treated to the “epicurean theatre” for dinner. Chefs Andrew Sutton and Justin Monson address the visitors with their stories of inspiration for the dish.
Monson says that it’s not only about eating and drinking but about the extraordinary royal lifestyle of 21 Royal that the guests get to discover at this place.
“More than a time to eat and drink, this is a chance for our guests to discover the extraordinary 21 Royal space through the food and the storytelling—to live the 21 Royal lifestyle, if only for one magical evening.”
As the evening ends, guests are served with dessert in the private balcony, from where they can catch the views of Rivers of America and watch the park’s fireworks from the best possible sight.
This experience of $15,000 for a party of 12 gives you a sneak peek into what it could have been like to be a guest of a dinner party hosted by Walt and Lillian Disney.