First look at the all-new 1900 Park Fare character breakfast at Walt Disney World

Apr 10, 2024 in "1900 Park Fare"

1900 Park Fare Character Breakfast 2024
Posted: Wednesday April 10, 2024 10:00am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

1900 Park Fare is back at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort in Walt Disney World after a multi-year closure, which has seen a complete refurbishment of the restaurant space, an updated buffet menu, and a new Disney character line-up.

The New 1900 Park Fare Dining Room

First, the decor. Everything inside Park Fare has been refreshed, including a more upscale look with plush materials that fit its location at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort.

The dining room pays homage to its history with Big Bertha, an antique organ, and incorporates carousel theming, including a new mural and carousel animal drawings inspired by Disney films.

Disney Characters at 1900 Park Fare

The Disney Character experience is probably high on your list of reasons to dine here, and 1900 Park Fare does not disappoint. In his Prince Ali attire, Aladdin, Cinderella, Mirabel, and Tiana, showcasing her new look for Tiana's Bayou Adventure, are all available during breakfast and stop by each table to hear all about your "wishes."

Every hour or so, the characters take part in a dining room-wide celebration moment, narrated by Jiminy Cricket. You can see that in the video below, along with a look at the buffet and dining room. (4K YouTube)

1900 Park Fare Breakfast

Disney's culinary team has completely reworked the breakfast buffet menu and is serving a more elevated line-up than before. The Cinnamon Pull-apart Bread, Carved Ham, Spiced Tofu Scramble with Vegetables, and Guava and Cream Cheese Danish are among some of our favorites.

While the buffet offering isn't the largest, it is well put together and balanced, with several items being good enough to be served on a plated menu. You can see the full breakfast menu below.

  • Bread Pudding with vanilla crème anglaise
  • Doughnut Holes tossed with shimmer
  • Grand Floridian Strawberry Soup with fresh strawberries and whipped cream
  • Double-Chocolate Muffin (Plant-based)
  • Guava and Cream Cheese Danish
  • Cinnamon Pull-apart Bread
  • Beef and Potato Hash
  • Classic Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise Sauce
  • Carved Ham
  • Croissant Breakfast Pizza
  • Smoked Salmon
  • Cheesy Potato Casserole
  • Spiced Tofu Scramble with Vegetables (Plant-based)
  • An assortment of fruit, cereals, pastries, breads as well as a variety of plant-based options
  • Click the gallery to see more photos from the 1900 Park Fare Character Breakfast at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort.

A comprehensive beverage menu offers a range of specialty cocktails, zero-proof cocktails, and hot beverages. Cocktails include a Spicy Paloma, Sparkling Hibiscus, and Strawberry Rose Spritz. They are separately priced between $15 and $17 each. You can see the full menu below.

1900 Park Fare Pricing

Breakfast is $54 and $34 for ages 3-9 plus tax and tip. Dinner is $66 per adult and $41 per child. 1900 Park fare is on the Disney Dining Plan and requires 1 credit.

Pricing is in line with other character dining offerings at Walt Disney World Resort, and for a family of four, expect to be in the region of $200. While an expensive proposition for breakfast, remember that this includes character greetings that give your family individual attention from all four characters during your breakfast. This extra benefit may push the offering to be of reasonable value to your party.

Breakfast is served from  8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, and Dinner – 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Reservations are available now and are highly recommended.

Click the gallery to see more photos from the 1900 Park Fare Character Breakfast at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort.

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WorldExplorer13 days ago

Snow White at least makes some sense with their "theme", but it's still very disappointing since she's the most easily meetable character outside of Mickey and friends. She's regularly available at Storybook Dining, Askersus, Cinderella's Royal Table, on Main Street, and in Epcot in Germany (plus is a potential "visiting princess" in Fairytale Hall). Which, I guess, means it makes sense why she's such an easy to grab backup.

Magicart8713 days ago

This place would fare better without the characters, IMHO.

DisneyDreamer0821 days ago

I saw in another Disney Facebook group that Cinderella was absent one day recently and Snow White took her place. So it seems Snow White is the back up for everyone.

Grandma Katherine22 days ago

When will they bring back the Perfectly Princess Tea? It was always the highlight of our trips for the granddaughters. We love Rose Petal.

KDM3109125 days ago

For the prices Disney charges I think it is very reasonable to expect a backup to be in place, especially since we all know we aren't really going for the food in the case of most of these character meals.

Chef idea Mickey`=25 days ago

Ohh yeah totally! For (any) Prince at a Character Dining is the most unique! Makes me wonder if they don't have a backup in any case means they basically don't take the new* lineup of characters here seriously 🙄 or it doesn't matter really.

DisneyDreamer0831 days ago

I more meant unique as he is currently the only male face character at a character meal. For female face characters, you have CRT, Akershus, and Storybook Dining. Aladdin is the one and only male face character currently available. Back ups should be in place.

TrojanUSC31 days ago

No, the DDP started well after 9/11. It's nearly always a money loser for guests and a huge money winner for Disney, but people like it as it allows them to feel like it's an all-inclusive trip. Sometimes Disney would offer "free dining" promotions, which came with a dining plan, but you'd be paying essentially the rack rate for the room, so there was little savings.

Chef idea Mickey`=Apr 21, 2024

Mmm. I don't see Aladdin as unique, you can easily find him or meet him at Magic Kingdom. The only unique thing is him wearing his Prince Ali outfit which that alone is unique here!

flyerjabApr 21, 2024

Thanks for the reply. We only ever started going to WDW in 2009. My understanding however, is that the dining plan only started after tourism was negatively impacted by the 9/11 terror attacks. Is that accurate?

TrojanUSCApr 21, 2024

The number of restaurants has improved overall, with Disney Springs adding quite a few good options. The quality of the food at the Disney-owned restaurants was decimated in the late '00s due to the emergence of the Disney Dining Plan. With it, they forced restaurants to cut down menus, use cheaper ingredients, homogenize the sourcing, etc. If people were paying in advance, they had every incentive to make the food cost as cheap as possible to save money. Famously the head of F&B, who had seen taking WDW from a burgers & fries resort to a world class food destination in the 90s/'00s with places like Citrico's, V&As, Jiko, etc left because he didn't like how they were no longer allowing restaurants to manage their own operations and menus, which was a key part to his effort. If you'd have gone to Chef Mickey's 15-20 years ago, for example, you'd have found that nearly every dish was made from scratch in-house (RIP to the homemade parmesan mashed potatoes). Now most things are either Sysco or prepped off-site.

DisneyDreamer08Apr 20, 2024

Exactly. The only male character shouldn’t be absent on day 3. I stand by my 🤦🏻‍♀️ 😂😂

drizgirlApr 20, 2024

The face palm was likely because it was only day 3. You'd think they'd have backups ready. It can't be a surprise that people get sick.