Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa hosts two character dining experiences at 1900 Park Fare. In the morning, guests can enjoy breakfast with Alice in Wonderland, Mary Poppins, the Mad Hatter, and a few other friends. Our family has enjoyed this breakfast twice, and it is again on our list for our next visit. This past trip, we were able to enjoy dinner at 1900 Park Fare for the first time, and we will definitely be back! Check out why our family loved dinner at 1900 Park Fare!
The character interaction at 1900 Park Fare can’t be beat! One thing I love about this option is that all the characters are “face” characters. That means they will talk to you and interact with you on a more personal level. Lady Tremaine, Druzilla, and Anastasia play off of each other’s antics, and are some of the best characters we have seen. This was a new to us experience, as we have met Cinderella several times, but not the rest of her family. Prince Charming, along with Cinderella and her family, were a huge highlight! Lady Tremaine even visited our table twice, and Druzilla tried to get my daughter to make a silly face when I was taking their pictures…but Natalie wasn’t going for it!
At 1900 Park Fare, the meal is served buffet style, and you have a server who is clearing your table and filling your drinks. I love this aspect, so you can eat and interact with the characters. My favorite thing on the menu was the coffee crusted pork roast, alongside the cheese ravioli. Plus, the famous Floridian Strawberry Soup did NOT disappoint. To be fair, I knew that dinner at 1900 Park Fare was known for the Strawberry Soup, but I was unsure I wanted to try it. I am SO glad I did, and even left with the recipe!
Another aspect we really loved was the atmosphere at the Grand Floridian. We have stayed here twice, and eaten here a few times, since we love breakfast at 1900 Park Fare. I just love to soak in the atmosphere of the Grand Floridian, walk the grounds, and take in the smells and sounds. It really is worth a visit, and you may as well get a good character dining experience while you are there! I appreciate that Disney has 5 characters at this meal, as that is a good amount to see and you feel like you are getting your money’s worth with food AND character interaction.
After your meal, be sure to exit out the back door, as there is a photo opportunity with Cinderella’s glass slipper. There is a MemoryMaker photographer there to capture your moment!
While characters are subject to change, this is a great option to meet some characters you will not find in the Disney parks. Druzilla and Anastasia do meet at Magic Kingdom during certain times in the morning, but you cannot see Prince Charming, and often not Lady Tremaine, unless you visit 1900 Park Fare. I also think this is a great alternative to a princess dining experience if you cannot get a reservation for Akershus or Cinderella’s Royal Table. 1900 Park Fare is a good option for an arrival evening dinner, or a dinner on a “down day” at Disney. Reservations should also be booked 180-days in advance if possible. The more you interact with the characters at 1900 Park Fare, the more fun it will be! They are great with playing along, and even fueling the fire….especially if you have little ones with you.
Will your family be visiting 1900 Park Fare to dine with Cinderella and her family on your next Walt Disney World vacation?