cinderella-movie-review

The new Disney Cinderella movie is beautiful

My girls have been anticipating this movie for so long, and they (and I!) were not disappointed. Cinderella is a big, beautiful, Christmas morning of a movie. It is a classic, harkening back to the old style of movies like Wizard of Oz and Mary Poppins. The story is familiar and too beloved to change. A few backstory pieces are provided and appreciated, but the film always stays true to Disney’s animated telling of the Grimm Brothers’ tale.

Cinderella was always my favorite of the movies as a child. The heroine is so relatable but always positive. The motto of the current movie’s Cinderella is “have courage and be kind,” and this inspiring message is theme throughout the film — a message that thoroughly resonated with my daughters.

You should TOTALLY go see the movie. This is the type of film families should watch on Christmas Eve with grandparents and little toddlers rolling around. It is completely multigenerational and just dazzling to watch.

If you are feeling like you need more than two hours of Cinderella magic in your life, I will give you two guesses as to where you can find it: Walt Disney World.

The Disney Social Media team and writers of the Disney Parks Blog have provided the Top 12 Ways to Have Cinderella-Inspired Fun at Walt Disney World Resort.

My family’s favorite Cinderella experiences on vacation at Walt Disney World include

1. Meeting Cinderella at Princess Fairytale Hall

2. Dining at Cinderella’s Royal Table

3. Seeing Cinderella again at the Princess Storybook Dining experience at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall at Norway in EPCOT

4. Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner at Disney’s Grand Floridian’s 1900 Park Fare

5. “Wishes” Every Night at Cinderella Castle


The film definitely put my kids and I in the mood for some Cinderella vacation magic. (These cold Washington toes of mine could use my own favorite version of the glass slipper: the flip flop!)

My kids and I are planning our next Disney vacation and Cinderella sighting.

Thank you to the WDW and Disney Parks teams for inviting my daughters and me to a special D.C. area screening of Cinderella. 

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