We have done a lot of character meals. I mean, A LOT. And we have eaten at 1900 Park fare a lot. I mean, A LOT. Big parties, small parties, birthday meals, you name it. And I can say, with confidence, that breakfast at 1900 Park Fare are our favorite character meal experiences at Disney World. Read about our dinner experiences here!
about Breakfast and Brunch at 1900 Park Fare
Cost: $35 – 59.99, DIsney Dining Plan accepted
Characters: Alice in Wonderland, Mad Hatter, Mary Poppins, Tigger, and Pooh
Reservations: Highly suggested! Log in to the Disney website, your My Disney Experience app, or call (407) 939-3463.
Food: This expansive buffet includes traditional breakfast food (bagels, eggs, waffles, breakfast meat) and specialty items like the Grand Floridian’s signature strawberry soup smoked salmon lox, and omelet and carving stations. Personally, I love the blintzes and red velvet pancakes, while my girls love the breakfast pizza. At brunch, you’ll also find a breakfast burrito bar, salads, and typical kids’ lunch foods joining the menu.
Rating: 5 out of 5 frying pans
About Our Experience(s)
As I noted in the food section, the buffet is awesome. There’s something for everyone – and lots of it! The food and service is always impeccable, but the characters are what really sets 1900 Park Fare apart for my family.
The Mad Hatter is such a unique character to see brought to life. He really puts on a show and will have as much fun with you as you’re up to have! Ruby is obsessed with Alice in Wonderland, so Alice is really the star of her show. We adore her spot-on accent, great references, and kindness with the little ones. My girls wait anxiously to crawl into her lap!
Mary Poppins is also truly practically perfect in every way. Tigger and Pooh seem to take turns at the restaurant’s exit, where you’ll find a PhotoPass photographer waiting to take your picture. The other character will come to greet you in the dining room.
I like how the characters seem to move through the dining room in a really informal way, not a clear pattern like some other character dining experiences. They never seem rushed and truly take their time with each guest, often including multiple tables in their conversations as they go.
Location: Inside the Grand Floridian main building
Transportation Options: If you’re staying on property, you can take a bus to the Magic Kingdom and then hop the monorail. You can also take the monorail directly from any of the Magic Kingdom area deluxe resorts, Magic Kingdom, or the Ticket and Transportation Center. If you’ll have a vehicle, you can also drive directly to the Grand Floridian by following signs to the Magic Kingdom area resorts and park at the resort. Or try the new Minnie Van service, Lyft, or Uber directly to the resort!
Things to Know: When you check in for your reservation, they’ll request a phone number to text when your table is ready. We love this feature, because it frees us up to explore the Grand Floridian’s lobby and shops while we wait. Also, make sure to exit at the back of the restaurant (opposite of where you came in), so you don’t miss the extra character meet & greet and PhotoPass opportunity!
While You’re There: Check out some of the fabulous high end shops in the Grand Floridian lobby. You can also take a stroll around the resort to see the giant chess set by the main pool, the teacup splash pad area, and enjoy the views of the lagoon and Bay Lake (you can even spot the castle)! You also don’t want to miss the great photo opportunity just outside the resort’s main entrance. You’ll find an antique car and carriage that make a beautiful backdrop for photos.
A+R Insider Tip: Since we love Alice in Wonderland so much, my girls often wear their Alice themed attire to this breakfast. I like to plan to head to Magic Kingdom afterwards, for awesome photo opportunities by the Mad Tea Party ride!