One of the many WDW restaurants we have returned to several times is 1900 Park Fare, located at the Grand Floridian. We have done dinner there a couple of times and last September we enjoyed the breakfast buffet. Today I thought I would give you an Elrod Restaurant Review of our thoughts on this fun ‘n fancy Disney Dining experience!
Breakfast and dinner at 1900 Park Fare are all-you-care-to-eat character dining experiences, meaning Disney characters are present in the restaurant while you are eating and will make stops at your table for pictures, autographs, and one-on-one time with you and your family. Admittedly, my family and I prefer character dining to standing in lines in parks for character meet ‘n greets. We like being guaranteed the time (no getting to the front of the line just to hear, “Sorry folks! Mickey has to go check on his tomato crop. He’ll be back in just a minute!”) and we find that we usually get more interaction with them when they are coming to our table at leisure, verses being shuffled through a line.
As for the food at 1900 Park Fare, well let’s just have a little chat about that right now, shall we?
From 8:00 – 11:30 a.m. 1900 Park Fare is home to the Supercalifragilistic Breakfast. Let me just say, I love breakfast foods, and for a person that loves breakfast foods, this is the place to be for your morning meal if you are looking for variety. They have seemingly everything you could ever want to your kick-start day on that buffet. Although the choices seem endless, Tim and I did come to the conclusion that the quality of the hot items (i.e. eggs, bacon, sausage) didn’t seem much different than those we got at the quick service counters at the All-Star Resorts. The characters that they advertise will be there are Mary Poppins, Alice, and the Mad Hatter. However, when we went we also got to see a few friends from the Hundred Acre Woods, like Winne the Pooh and Tigger. All of them were very friendly and didn’t seem rushed to get from one table to the next. Alice was especially kind, and Jack, who was three months old at the time, really took a liking to her as she played and cooed with him.
On an Elrods scale of 1 – 10 Mickey Ears, we give the Supercalifagilistic Breakfast a
Definitely an above average breakfast experience, but we would suggest sticking to items that you wouldn’t find just anywhere, like the made-to-order omelets and unique pastries.
From 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. you can eat to your hearts content at Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner. Unlike breakfast, my family found everything on the dinner menu quite delicious. My mom loves the chilled strawberry soup, and the meats are delicious and are sliced right before you at the serving line. The desserts are tasty, as well. You definitely won’t hear my sister and I complaining about the Edy’s soft-serve ice cream bar with assorted toppings. The characters you will meet are as expected; Cinderella, Prince Charming, Lady Tremaine, Anastasia, Drizella, and the Fairy Godmother. Although it is always a treat to meet a Disney Princess, I have to admit that it is usually the Ugly Stepsisters that we prefer to interact with. They are so loud, funny, and ungraceful, just as you would expect them to be. The not-so-Charming Prince has been a bit of a disappointment in the past, but of course, as adults we understand that “some are just better than others.” 😉
Overall the Elrods give Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner an
Our only complaint would be a critique that would also apply to breakfast; the tight spacing between tables. Although 1900 Park Fare is a generous sized room, in an understandable effort to seat more guests they have set the tables pretty close to one another. It is not a problem if you are in a prime location, such as right in front of the buffet (which we so luckily got at one of our dinners there). If you are seated in the back or one of the side rooms, it can be a bit of an obstacle course to get to the serving line for your plate.
Want to know the best thing about 1900 Park Fare? Both the breakfast and dinner all-you-care-to-eat and character meet ‘n greet buffets can be obtained using only one table service credit (per person) on the Disney Dining Plan! Now imagine getting all of that for FREE because you booked your vacation while they were offering the FREE Disney Dining Plan!
That is what I call a real deal. That is how we Elrods like to go Disney.