Flora Frog's Note: Today's post comes from Undercover Tourist customer and lifestyle blogger Leah with Five for the Road. She and her family hopped to Walt Disney World and the Universal Orlando Resort on their recent vacation. Look for more family-friendly posts from her trip in the coming weeks!
One of my family's favorite parts of our Walt Disney World vacation is dining with characters. During my last visit, I decided to book something "super!" Yes, I booked the 1900 Park Fare breakfast at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. Also known as the Supercalifragilistic Breakfast, this was my family's first time dining with Mary Poppins and her Disney friends.
This popular Disney World dining experience includes character meet and greets along with a breakfast buffet. As a bonus, it takes place inside the most exquisite resort at Disney World. (Lucky for you, you can book discount rooms at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa with Undercover Tourist.)
As of this writing, prices for the 1900 Park Fare breakfast are $34 for adults and $20 (not including tax) for children ages 3 to 9. Children 2 and under are free.
Super Tips for the 1900 Park Fare Breakfast
Book in Advance and Consider Dining Later
Much like every other Disney World resort character meal, it is important to book in advance. We booked our 1900 Park Fare breakfast as soon as we knew our trip dates. We decided on a later breakfast reservation time so we could enjoy a morning to relax. We didn't feel as rushed as on a full park day. As it turns out, we slept in a little on our breakfast day!
By booking a later breakfast, we were able to cover breakfast and lunch. It is a great time and money saver!
Make Time for Your Favorites
The characters during our visit were Mary Poppins, Alice, Mad Hatter, Tigger and Winnie the Pooh. While the characters may change, you're likely to see a few of these folks. We were really looking forward to meeting the Mad Hatter. He was a blast! The Hatter was funny and silly with the kids. He was definitely one of our favorites.
The great thing about a character meal is the characters come to you. But since breakfast is a buffet, you may need to watch where the characters are when you leave your table. If you are on a tighter schedule, be sure to plan accordingly. We missed Tigger during one trip to the buffet. Since we were not in a hurry, we enjoyed an extra cup of coffee while we waited for Tigger to come back around.
Try the Sweet Treats at the 1900 Park Fare Breakfast
The 1900 Park Fare breakfast has the usual morning selections — eggs, sausage, bacon and muffins. That said, they have two delicious items that are not to be missed. Say hello to gummy bears and red velvet pancakes! Normally, you won't find gummy bears on our breakfast table. However, if there are gummy bears on the buffet, you take them! The kids thought it was cool to top their pancakes with the bears. I'll admit that it was a sweet way to top off an excellent family breakfast.
If gummy bears are not your thing, try the red velvet pancakes. They are delicious and flavorful. I'd go back to the 1900 Park Fare breakfast just for the pancakes.
Chat With Characters at the 1900 Park Fare Breakfast
One of the best things about the 1900 Park Fare breakfast is the interaction with characters. Mary Poppins asked the kids if they were behaving. Tigger and Pooh Bear hugged every time they saw each other. Alice and the Mad Hatter teased each other from across the room. It's a fun breakfast, but engaging and interacting with the characters makes it better. Have questions ready to go. Ask Mary where her penguins are or see if Pooh has any honey on him.
Explore Disney's Grand Floridian During Your Visit
One of the best parts of the Supercalifragilistic Breakfast is the location. Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is gorgeous inside and out. Take a few moments to explore the pool or wander out to the sandy beach. If you have time to spare, take a ride on the monorail. It is a loop and lets you peek into Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Hotel and Disney's Contemporary Resort Hotel. If your next stop is Magic Kingdom, then you're only a few minutes away.
The 1900 Park Fare breakfast is a fun way to meet characters while enjoying a delicious buffet. Consider booking a reservation for your next Disney World trip.
Leah writes the family lifestyle blog Five for the Road. She shares her family travel adventures, planning tips, and everyday family fun to inspire families to get out there and enjoy the moments. You can find her spending time with her family or planning their next adventure. Follow along at Five for the Road, Instagram and Facebook.
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