Breakfast in Wonderland with a touch of Class

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On a recent trip to Walt Disney World we visited 1900 Park Fare for the Supercalifragilistic Breakfast. Our middle child was celebrating his birthday at Disney and wanted to have the Mad Hatter join us. I am a huge proponent of character dining because you can skip the lines at the park and enjoy the attractions because you already have your character pictures taken. Our excitement started as soon as we arrived, we were greeted by cast members that asked questions about why we had chosen this breakfast. We waited in a short line to get our picture taken, and then were brought in front of the French doors to wait for the restaurant to open. We were asked to say “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” several times when all of a sudden the doors opened and Mary Poppins greeted us at the door. Excitement rang out through the hall way, it was one of those magical moments.

Breakfast in Wonderland

We were brought to our table where we were instructed to get in line for breakfast. I chose a buffet so that everyone would have lots to choose from.

The menu was actually a little overwhelming. I loved the hot menu, bacon, sausage, omelets made to order, scrambled eggs, pancakes, Mickey waffles, ham and this is just to name a few things. The cold menu was wonderful as well, several flavors of yogurt, fresh strawberry soup (a personal favorite), ice cream with every sort of fresh fruit you could imagine. It really did feel like wonderland with all of the savory choices.

Our character experience was amazing as my little Mad Hatter met the “real” Mad Hatter and had a dance with Alice! Mary Poppins was very warm and right on cue when we asked about Bert who was at the races! Winnie the Pooh and Tigger also stopped by and tried to steal the honey from the table!

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This character meal is available on most dining plans or you can pay out of pocket. Prices range from $12.00 to $26.00. Adults and children are priced differently. Gratuity is not included.

If you’re traveling to Walt Disney World and want a fantastic meal as well as character experience, make sure to contact me so I can book you a magical memory that will last a lifetime!

Amy Blades

amyb@travelwiththemagic.com

1-800-397-4674

Watching dreams come true at Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner

 

As a little girl my dream to meet Cinderella was real, but just that a dream. It wasn’t until I was married with children of my own that I was able to meet Cinderella in a tearful introduction. Yes, I did say tearful and my first words to her were “I have been waiting for this my whole life”. In her delicate, bright and cheerful manner, she responded “Well I hope it was worth the wait”, and indeed it was. When we arrived home I shared this story with my Mother and my Sister, they both shared with me that they to have that same dream, it was then that we put plans in motion for me to introduce them to my new friend Cinderella.  After a year of planning a once in a lifetime trip for them, the day had finally arrived.

As we entered 1900 Park Fare we were immediately directed to a photographer who captured our event. We were then taken to our table which was perfectly placed towards the back of the restaurant, very personnel and warm, it felt as if we were the only guests joining Cinderella for dinner. With the sounds of a trumpet we were first introduced to Cinderella’s Stepmother Lady Tremaine who was grumpy and stout, true to character, and so much fun to watch. Then came the two darling step sisters, now bare with me I say that with mixed emotion. Drusilla and Anastasia were by far the best characters I have ever interacted with at Disney. They were excellent and spot on with their portrayal of the nasty step sisters who didn’t miss a beat with descriptions of their relationship with Cinderella and not missing a chance to holler for their “Mother” when a guest would do or say something that they did not like.

These interactions were so good I had almost forgotten the reason I had brought my Mother and Sister to this restaurant was to make their dreams come true. It was at that moment that the trumpet sounded again and we were introduced to Cinderella and Prince Charming, although I had met her just a year before, I had that same emotion as I watched my Mother and Sister take it all in. As Cinderella approached the table I couldn’t help but tear up as I watched amazingly at the expression of my Mom and Sister. It’s amazing what the magic of Disney can do. Even for adult princesses! As the characters made their way to other tables we were able to enjoy the delicious buffet that was truly magnificent, starting with a chilled strawberry soup, mixed greens a tomato and mozzarella salad and the list goes on. We were then given the choice of prime rib, salmon, chicken, potatoes, pastas and finish with several exquisite desserts such as key lime tarts, lemon cheese cake, ice cream, brownies and chocolate chip cookies. As we left the restaurant my Mom became overwhelmed as she truly couldn’t explain the feeling of sharing a dream come true with her daughters.

This character meal has become one of my favorites and I recommend it to all of my clients who have little princesses waiting for their dreams to come true. Don’t miss a chance to dine at 1900 park fare where many dreams come true.

 

Amy Blades

amyb@travelwiththemagic.com