There have been recent announcements about free dining for dates from 10/2010 to 9/2011! (http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/special-offers/) What great fun dining is in Walt Disney World, and when it is free, it is even better!
One of my favorite dining experiences was during a breakfast at 1900 Park Fare. This restaurant is located in the Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, one of Disney World’s monorail resorts. The ability to use the monorail makes visiting this restaurant more accessible to more guests. Assuming that the guest is using Disney transportation, they simply need to travel from their resort to the Magic Kingdom, and then take the monorail to the Grand Floridian. If the guest is instead traveling by car, the Grand Floridian is located in the Magic Kingdom resort area per the Walt Disney World signage.
I found 1900 Park Fare to have a bit of a formality that I had not experienced when visiting other character breakfasts. I would not say that there was anything in particular that spoke to this formality, but the atmosphere in the Grand Floridian and the restaurant is one of higher standards. Needless to say, as we sat in the nice chairs in the spacious lobby area of the Grand Floridian, I began to wonder if bringing my will-not-sit-in-a-seat-more-than-five-minutes son was the best idea! However, once seated, the food was quickly selected from the buffet. My son dug in and waiting for the characters to come and visit! The characters here were patient with my son and even visited the table for a few minutes. My son particularly loved seeing Alice in Wonderland and was even delighted further when he spotted her later in the Magic Kingdom!
All in all, my son was very good for this character dining experience. The food was good – see menu. I would definitely select this as a good choice for those fans of Winnie the Pooh or Alice in Wonderland or for those guests that enjoy a character breakfast, as this one is fairly easy to attend! Plan early to get a table to this or any other restaurant especially during free dining, as reservations are taken 60 days prior to your day of arrival and the character meals are a hot ticket!
Contributed by: Natalie H. (NDM#268). Natalie is the Disney Driven Life’s resident resort expert.