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Imagine dining in the morning with Alice in Wonderland and then Lady Tremaine in the evening! Sounds like an interesting day at Walt Disney World? One of my favorite restaurants, 1900 Park Fare, features two spectacular Character Dining experiences.
You can kick off your morning with a character meal with Alice in Wonderland, Tigger, Winnie the Pooh, Mary Poppins, and the Mad Hatter. In between character interactions, you can enjoy a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet.
For a unique princess dining experience, come back to 1900 Park Fare for dinner with Cinderella, Prince Charming, Lady Tremaine, and those fun loving step sisters, Anastasia and Drizella.
1900 Park Fare Restaurant
1900 Park Fare is located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, near the Magic Kingdom Park. Character Dining restaurants, like 1900 Park Fare are one of the best ways to capture those once-in-a-lifetime memories with your favorite Disney Characters.
The characters may meet you in the lobby for a picture before you enter the restaurant. They also spend quality time at your table, inside the restaurant. The characters (inside the restaurant) wander from table to table to spend some time with your family signing autographs, taking pictures, and even those fun little moments.
I still remember the first time I took my daughter (Hunter) to 1900 Park Fare. She was only 6 months old. Alice in Wonderland spent time time with her, just touching her nose. This made my daughter giggle again and again. That was one of my favorite memories, even now with my daughter at the age of 7. The Character Dining restaurants are a perfect way to capture these fun memories, without the lines of the theme parks.
1900 Park Fare Food
The all-you-can-eat buffets at 1900 Park Fare for breakfast and dinner are quite extensive. For breakfast, you can enjoy assorted breads, croissants, muffins, danishes, sticky buns, and turnovers including toppings like cream cheese, jams and jellies. 1900 Park Fare also includes a cold and hot buffet. The cold buffet includes yogurt, fresh fruits, cottage cheese, cereals, granola, and ambrosia.
The hot buffet includes some Chef favorites like create your own omelet and custom egg dishes. You can also select bacon, sausage links, scrambled eggs, white chocolate bread pudding with vanilla sauce, blueberry pancakes, corned beef hash, French toast, country biscuits, gravy, grits, and oatmeal. For the little or bigger kids, you can also find those fun Mickey waffles!
For dinner, come hungry. The dinner buffet will have you leaving 1900 Park Fare stuffed! The buffet starters includes mixed greens, Caesar sales, broccoli slaw, Greek salad, ambrosia, tomato mozzarella salad, macaroni salad, and peel and eat shrimp. You can accompany your salads with select soups including cream of mushroom, tomato florentine, or strawberry soup.
The main dishes on the buffet include Chef’s freshly prepared pasta. One of the favorite pasta dishes is Shrimp and Asparagus Penne Alfredo. You can also savor a carving station with prime rib. You can also enjoy entrees like mojo marinated turkey, salmon with caper butter, curry chicken, apple chutney stuffed pork loin with apple glaze, portobello ravioli with pesto cream, mussels, salmon, chicken marsala, lasagna, Italian sausage with peppers, chorizo stuffed pork loin with BBQ, and egg rolls. The side dishes include sweet potato and red bliss mashed potatoes, gravy, carrot and broccoli medley, sautéed squash, and niblet corn.
For the kid’s buffet, the little characters can enjoy chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese, mini hot dogs, pasta marinara, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, cheese pizza and fresh vegetables. For those sweet treats, after dinner, you can try samples of apple cobbler, bread pudding, brownies, key lime tarts, chocolate chip cookies, lemon cheesecake tart, and soft serve ice cream.
1900 Park Fare is on the Disney Dining Plan, so you can use table service credits for this character dining experience. You do want to make an advanced dining reservation for this restaurant. Breakfast usually has availability last minute, but the dinner times do book up early. You can book a reservation by calling 407-WDW-DINE or with your travel agent.
Video from 1900 Park Fare Breakfast
This video will take our Jones Family Travels fans back…way back to when the kids were a bit younger. I hope you enjoy this video from 1900 Park Fare.
Our Review of 1900 Park Fare
Our favorite meal at 1900 Park Fare is breakfast. We do think this character breakfast experience is worth the money. With Mary Poppins, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Alice in Wonderland, and the Mad Hatter it is just a fun restaurant. You will laugh a lot! The characters spend a lot of time at your table. Much more than the other restaurants.
The food is also excellent with create your own omelets and an extensive buffet. They actually had gummy bears on the buffet…for that reason alone the kids rank it a 5. LOL!
On a side note, talk with your Cast Members. Many of the servers have been working at 1900 Park Fare since they opened. They have some great stories to share!
So, how does our family rank this restaurant? I asked everyone to rank this restaurant from 1 being the worst to 5 being the best. Here is what we think…
Kelly (teen boy): 5
Hunter (tween girl): 5
What do you think of 1900 Park Fare?
1900 Park Fare Recipes
We wanted to share some of the fun with you. Here are two recipes from 1900 Park Fare. One breakfast treat including the Chilled Strawberry Soup and one dinner recipe including the Shrimp and Asparagus Penne Alfredo. The Strawberry Soup is one of Hunter’s all time favorites!
2 lb., 8 oz. strawberries (frozen variety, thawed with juice)
16 oz. heavy cream
2 oz. sour cream
3 oz. plain yogurt
8 oz. fresh strawberries
- Mix first four ingredients.
- Beat slowly until well mixed and a smooth consistency
- Chill; shake well before serving.
- Add fresh strawberries as garnish.
Shrimp and Asparagus Penne Alfredo
1/2 pound asparagus spear — cut in 2″ pieces
2 cloves garlic
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 quart heavy cream
1 pound shrimp
1/4 pound parmesan cheese — grated
1 pinch nutmeg — to taste
1 pinch white pepper — ground, to taste
1 pinch salt — to taste
1 pound penne pasta — cooked and drained
- Blanch the asparagus in boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain and chill in cold water.
- In a large saute pan, saute the garlic in the olive oil until aroma develops.
- Add the heavy cream and reduce to about 2 1/2 cups.
- Add the shrimp and allow them to cook through (about 3 minutes).
- Add the blanched asparagus to the pan and allow to heat through.
- Add the Parmesan cheese and a pinch of nutmeg and pepper to the pan. Stir to melt the cheese.
- Toss the pasta with the sauce.
- Season to taste with nutmeg, pepper and nutmeg.
- Serve hot with additional grated Parmesan cheese on the side.