On our stay-cation at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort last month we took a morning to head over to one of the dining experiences I’ve wanted to try forEVER: 1900 Park Faire and I am so glad we finally did!
1900 Park Fare is a character buffet but (probably because it’s not Mickey/friends) it’s quite a bit cheaper than most character buffets. At this meal you’ll meet basically the British or British based characters- we met Winnie the Pooh, Mary Poppins, Alice and the Mad Hatter. They were fantastic, especially Alice and the Mad Hatter were so fun in character!
1900 Park Fare is known to have some really interesting buffet items like (David was especially happy about this one) gummy bears! They also have an omelet station, carving station, assorted salads, even a guac & salsa station along with traditional breakfast items like Mickey Waffles, cereals, and pastries. I’ll talk more about it in a moment but they also have a very unique item: strawberry soup!
Like most buffets, a chef walked me through the buffet and then was happy to bring me whatever I wanted from the back. I asked for Mickey Waffles (of course) and eggs Benedict along with gluten free donuts, and a bowl of that famous strawberry soup. I was happily surprised with how quickly my food came out too!
Okay, so strawberry soup. I know, it sounds weird, but it’s basically like the sweetest least healthy strawberry smoothie possible. It’s creamy and delicious, if you’re a fan of the Strawberry Sauce at Kona Cafe you’ll love it, it’s similar but, if you can imagine it, sweeter!
And speaking of the Kona Strawberry Sauce, David had the brilliant idea of putting the soup ON our Mickey Waffles and can you say good call. They were absolutely delicious together!
Okay so beyond the soup, the eggs Benedict were also very good. I’m really hit or miss with Hollandaise sauce and this one was egg-celent (too much? Just enough I say haha!). They made mine on gluten free bread which was good although I actually liked it more without the ham.
The Mickey Waffles were, of course, delicious. David enjoyed his regular ones and I was really happy with the gluten free ones. Overall we thought the food was very good and especially for a Disney Character Buffet we were happy with the $30-ish per person price.
The decor in 1900 Park Fare also deserves some mention because it’s really… unique. It’s based around a victorian era carnival with exotic carousel animals/creatures (camel, sea horse mermaid-ish thing, giant rabbit, and a regular horse) along with a giant organ that plays every so often and beautiful paintings. It’s a little odd at first but we really enjoyed it and felt like it fit with the resort really well! Definitely take a few minutes to appreciate all the little touches they included!
Overall this is a breakfast we would really recommend. Take a morning when you’re not heading to the parks (or even do the parks first and have a late brunch!) so you can really enjoy it and get the most of out of the food.