1900 Park Fare Review – Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

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Reviews of 1900 Park Fare - Disney's Grand Floridian Resort 1900 Park Fare restaurant in Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa offers breakfast and dinner buffets with American food and Character Dining.

Visit The Mouse for Less 1900 Park Fare Menu

Cuisine: American

 

Service Type: Character Dining

 

Price Range:
Breakfast: $$ ($15 to $35.99 per person)
Dinner: $$$ ($36 to $59.99 per person)

 

Meals Served: Breakfast & Dinner Buffets

 

Location: Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

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12 Replies to “1900 Park Fare Review – Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort”

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    This was our first time at 1900. The food was excellent – much tastier than the other buffets in Disney. We all really enjoyed the characters – especially the faces on Driscilla! It was our best overall meal at Disney.

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    Okay for Couples: Okay for couples, but lots of noise

    Be Sure To Try: Strawberry soup, made to order omelettes

    TheMouseForLess Tip: This is one of the less expensive character meals and my kids really enjoyed being able to interact with “face” characters!

    General Tips: Make sure you sit the kids where they can get up and out of the chairs easily for pictures!

    Extra Comments: If you’re driving give yourself lots of time if you’re self parking, the lot is across the street. My husband dropped us off and met us in the lobby. Great staff at the Grand Floridian and great atmosphere.

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    Okay for Children: Yes. Wear princess dress!

    Okay for Couples: Yes. but would pass, lot of kids, noisy.

    Be Sure to Try: Desserts were great. rest of buffet average.

    General Tips: ADR. call early. We could only get an adr on day we arrived at 8 pm! Afternoon nap made it ok. We did not get seated til 8:45 which was very frustrating.

    TheMouseForLess Tip: Get the Dining Plan. We went to 5 character meals and a dinner show. Got free dining plan, but even if we had to pay, those alone would have cost us more than the cost of the dining plan. And we still had credits for the rest of our meals. We did not pay for any food the entire trip.

    Extra Comments: The atmosphere is fabulous. This was my dd’s (almost 3 at the time) first sight of “the real Cinderella’ her favorite. She was so excited, it brought tears to my eyes. The stepmother was awesome. She was very in character, not very nice but not in a scary way. Stepsisters were great as well. Prince Charming was very charming. All took time to take pictures and autographs. Cinderella and the prince danced. It was awesome. Worth every penny.

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    Okay for Children: Yes, this was an amazing meal. The children had a chance to dance with Cinderella and the step sisters. We did a lot of character meals including the other princess meals and this one offered the most interaction.

    Okay for Couples: I would do it only with children

    Extra Comments: I didn’t like that the photo wasn’t included with the meal.

    Loved it–will go back.

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    Food: Sort of “odd” for pickier eaters. You will find something though.

    Service: She did OK. A bit slow with drink refills.

    Be Sure to Try: The desserts here are now tasting/hors d’oevre size, which means little waste. You have little cheesecakes, fruit tarts, chocolate mousse, carrot cake, key lime pie. Entrees are themed by region with Spain, Italy, Asia and traditional american. Kids buffet and kids desserts too. Carved meat included prime rib and roast pork. THis was a great buffet

    General tips: Eat early! We had an 5pm ADR and were brought in immediately. When we left at 6:45pm the line was out to the lobby of the GF.

    TheMouseForLess tips: There is no “For Less” tip about this buffet. I did find it to be a great value though for the entertainment. Lady Tremaine, Anastasia and Drizella are AWESOME. The prince was also talkative and more than just arm candy for Cinderella. It was “worth it” for character interaction.

    Extra Comments: I just loved this buffet. Hadn’t been since the refurbishment in September. (last visit here was probably in 2006 when it was Cinderella/Prince/Mice/Fairy Godmother.) The back story is that it is Cinderella’s one year anniversary with the Prince, and we are invited to her royal dinner. Lady T and the Stepsisters are quite envious of Cinderella’s married status and the Stepsisters are still looking for men. Lady T “loathes children”, and sneers and rolls her eyes. I LOVED the acting! Little kids did not quite know what to expect with her though as she is sort of stern. If you have a timid child be sure that they know the movie. The Stepsisters are quite silly and they argue. They also keep their eyes on the Prince while giving envious looks to Cinderella. Cinderella, on the other hand, was her usual and gracious self. She did warn us that the stepsisters are still looking for husbands and I needed to watch out for DS.

    Loved it–will go back.

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    Service: Efficient, but the waiter was so busy he didn’t really have time to be too friendly

    Atmosphere: very noisy and crowded – felt kind of like a cafeteria

    Okay for Children: Yes, especially younger ones. You wouldn’t have to worry about them making noise and running around. There were lots of little girls dressed like princesses. I saw a fight break out between two mini-Cinderellas – they were bopping each other on the head – very cute!

    Okay for Couples: No, the main point of this meal seems to be for kids to meet the characters, although the food was awesome.

    Be Sure to Try: Loved everything. Salmon was great. Loved the Glo-tinis (also available at other WDW restaurants).

    General tips: Enjoy the Grand Floridian lobby on your way to or from the restaurant. Take the boat to the Grand Floridian from MK and enjoy walking through the grounds to the restaurant.

    TheMouseForLess tips: Disney Dining Experience card – saved 20% ($32.69)

    Extra Comments: I wouldn’t go here unless I had smaller children who really wanted to meet the characters. Too noisy and crowded for me.

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    Food: the food was good and there was a nice variety

    Service: we had excellent service

    Atmosphere: very nice character interaction. fairy godmother, cinderella, prince charming, Stella and Pearl (the mice)

    Be Sure to Try: I loved the fresh pasta bar!! The strawberry soup was good but wasn’t as good as I was expecting. They had a Great Dessert assortment!

    General tips: We had ressies at 5:00. The girls dressed up as Cinderella and off we went to the Grand Floridian. We were waiting for my husband and brother in law to meet us and while we were waiting in the lobby one of the CM’s from the GF came over to my girls and gave them 2 small bouquets of wildflowers. Well let me tell you, we could have gone home then–they were ecstatic. Then the Fairy Godmother came outside of the restaurant and went over to my girls and talked and talked (and talked) and I got bunches of pics of them with her. We had a great experience there!!

    TheMouseForLess tips: None that I can think of.

    Extra Comments: Nothing really–I think I have said it all!!!

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    Okay for Children: Great atmosphere for kids.

    Okay for Couples: Yes, the food is very good and the characters give you the Disney treatment

    Be Sure to Try: Mickey Waffles, fresh-made omlettes

    General tips: Note that the 1900 Park Fare breakfast is NOT a princess breakfast, only at Dinner! I mistakenly thought that Cindrella and friends would be here, but they only show up at night. That didn’t ruin the meal at all, however…Tigger, Pooh, the Mad Hatter, Alice and Wendy Darling made for gracious hosts.

    TheMouseForLess tips: We paid cash for pur daughter and saved her dining plan credit for later. We didi this a few times on our trip and fashioned an extra character meal out of it!

    Extra Comments: The Grand Floridian is a beautiful resort and one day I’d like to stay there. The food was fresh and the character interaction was great, and we were only one stop from the MK on the monorail after we finished eating.

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    Okay for Children: Yes but be aware that the Mad Hatter is around and he may frighten small children(like my 3 yr old)

    Be Sure to Try: It was standard buffet fare but the strawberry soup was GREAT!

    General tips: We made ADR the day before at concierge. But it was slow season

    TheMouseForLess tips: Mary Poppins is in the Lobby. Also if you are on DDP you can get a shake or a smoothie at no extra cost. How cool for kids at breakfast!!!!

    Extra Comments: We really enjoyed the character interaction. Alice was great! She even sat in a chair with my DD3 and kept coming back to her. When the Mad Hatter realized how much he upset her he was very careful to keep away from her. We had a great experience here and our waitress was awesome!

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    Be Sure to Try: The pork loin

    General tips: Make ADR’s

    TheMouseForLess tips: We were on the DDP

    Extra Comments: We were almost an hour late for our Reservation due to the buses and they seated us anyway (they had already taken their last seating about 10 minutes before we got there). Our server made sure the characters came over to our table (which only took about 5 minutes) We had the best server, she was so friendly.

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    Okay for Children: Yes, especially for little princesses

    Okay for Couples: Yes if they are into characters and don’t mind kids

    Be Sure to Try: Everything – we all enjoyed what we ate

    General tips: Get your photo taken with the Fairy Godmother

    TheMouseForLess tips: Take the opportunity to explore the hotel and grounds- there are great photo ops everywhere, especially if you are staying elsewhere. Also, we took the boat back to MK and hopped on the bus to POR. The boat ride was a nice change and the kids LOVED it!

    Extra Comments: As a parent of a food allergic child, eating out is always a cause for some apprehension. The Disney chefs are wonderful and extremely accomodating. The chef at 1900 Park Fare walked me around to EVERY single dish, explaining ingredients and offered to make whatever “safe” dish we wanted if there was nothing on the buffet.

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    Okay for Children: Yes, it’s a character breakfast. There’s even a child-sized buffet section.

    Okay for Couples: Yes, if a couple wanted to do a character breakfast, this would be the perfect choice. The resort and the restaurant are both very elegant, and the characters in attendance are more subdued (Mary Poppins & Bert, Alice in Wonderland)

    Be Sure to Try: The cheese blintzes with strawberry sauce are amazing!! I could have eaten them all day! The fresh squeezed orange juice is also really good. They have a made-to-order omelet station, and the rest is typical breakfast buffet fare – sausage, bacon, mickey waffles, pancakes, biscuits & gravy, oatmeal, dry cereal, pastries, etc.

    General tips: It was a nice change from previous character breakfasts with my kids. Because of the upscale surroundings and more “adult” characters, it was great for a childless character breakfast. Kids still enjoy it, too, though. I was having brunch with a friend and her three children (ages 6 to 3), and the kids were really enjoying it. Alice in Wonderland is great!! I’d go just to see her interact with the kids!!

    MouseForLess tips: Try to get the latest breakfast seating, then it can count as a brunch. We ate there around 11 AM, and I didn’t need to eat again till dinner that night at 8 PM.

    Extra Comments: Self parking at the Grand Floridian is tricky and very far away. Give yourself PLENTY of time to arrive, park, and walk back to the resort.

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