Five Reasons Why I Love The Supercalifragilistic Breakfast At 1900 Park Fare

When choosing to dine at the Walt Disney World resort, there are so many character breakfast options to choose from. A firm favourite for many years in my little family is the Supercalifragilistic Breakfast at 1900 Park Fare and today I am going to tell you why!

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1. Character Interaction

Having eaten at almost every character dining restaurant across the resort, the one that consistently stands out to us is 1900 Park Fare. The character interactions have always been a delight each time we have eaten there and set the mood for a magical day at Disney. Although character appearances are always subject to change, you can usually expect to see Mad Hatter and Alice, Tigger and Winnie the Pooh and Mary Poppins. Each character visits your table as you dine to chat, sign autographs and to take photographs. Quinn adores meeting characters and loves eating at 1900 Park Fare due to the fun and chaos they cause together! Over the years there has been so many memories made here from making insaniTea with Hatter and giggling so much you give yourself the hiccups, to running away from kisses with Alice. Maybe for us its the variety of characters combined,  but each breakfast experience has been filled with joy and laughter!

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2. Character Photographs

As the characters move from table to table, I love that each meet is unique to them and the photos tell a story of the fun had that day! My Little Peter Pan loves to gift handmade stars to each character he meets, as for him it adds a little of his story to theirs. Sometimes it starts the conversation for him, or often he will gift a star to them as the meet comes to an end. Each day one of the characters meet with a Photopass photographer as you exit the restaurant. This allows a little more time for family pictures against a super cute backdrop. We have met Alice, Pooh and Tigger a few times here and each meet has been so memorable for both Quinn and I, with some lovely photos to take away with us.

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3. Food

The Supercalifragilistic Breakfast is an all you care to enjoy buffet with so many yummy options including custom made omelettes, pastries, cereals and of course those all important Mickey Waffles. My favourite picks from the buffet would have to be the red velvet pancakes with cream, the croissants, bacon and those all important tater tots! The price of the breakfast is currently $26 for children aged 3 – 9 and $44 for adults, or 1 table service meal on the Disney Dining Plan. Gratuity is not included. Discount is available for Annual Passholders and DVC Members (10%) and Tables in Wonderland is also accepted at the restaurant (20%).

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4. Atmosphere 

I am biased as the Grand Floridian is my favourite resort on property, but I love the timeless, elegant theming of the restaurant and its surroundings. It’s classic Walt Disney World for me! The dining area is decorated in Victorian era flair and filled with pretty carousel horses. The restaurant is naturally bright and airy with it’s large glass doors, creating the perfect light for photos. A large concert organ built in France named “Big Bertha” takes pride of place towards the ceiling of the large dining room. It’s been a very long time since I heard it play, but it sounds so cute and reminds me very much of the Carrousel over in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom.

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5. Location

The restaurant is conveniently located on the ground floor and is accessible from the front or back of the resort. It’s location is great if you are staying at a Monorail resort or  coming over from Magic Kingdom on the Monorail. The restaurant is also close to the boat dock if you are visiting by water taxi. If you have a reservation and are driving over to the resort, you can park for the duration of your breakfast by confirming your reservation with Disney Security at the gate. If you have a little time before or after breakfast, I would highly recommend a stroll around the resort and its perfectly landscaped garden and beach.

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Do you have a favourite character breakfast at the Walt Disney World resort?

Alannah x

Walt Disney World Mobile Ordering Explained

One of the greatest recent changes to come to the Walt Disney World Resort is the ability to order and pay for your food ahead on the My Disney Experience mobile app. With most Quick Service restaurant locations now participating throughout the resort, you can now spend less time in line ordering and more time making those precious Disney memories! Today I’m going to talk about how you can place your order and the experience we had with mobile ordering on our most recent Walt Disney World tripWalt Disney World trip.

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Although we love eating at table service locations throughout the resort, its not always feasible or time effective to eat at these restaurants on a daily basis. Often we enjoy taking food back to our room after a busy day, or eating lunch in the parks and that is where mobile ordering has saved us lots of vacation time indeed! During our stay at the Polynesian Resort, Captain Cooks participated in the service as well as Contempo Cafe at Disney’s Contemporary Resort and we took advantage of the mobile ordering at these locations every day. On every occasion apart from one, our order was ready within a minimal wait time. On the occasion that it wasn’t, we had to wait just as long as waiting in line to order would, but the restaurant was exceptionally busy and management at the location did apologise for the delay.

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To start a mobile order, you first need to ensure that you have downloaded the My Disney Experience app to your mobile device, which can be found in the app store or Google store. Next you can either tap the + icon and select “Order Food”, or by selecting Dining in the drop down menu when using the map of the location you are in. From there, you can select the restaurant and tap on “Order Food”. The next page that opens up will allow you to build your order, listing the food and drinks available at that location. You can also customise certain menu items to your liking. Once you have selected your items, tap the basket icon at the top right of the page which takes you to your order summery. If you have a card linked to your My Disney Experience account it will show up here as a payment method, or you can add a new card as payment. Currently, you can only pay for your order using a credit card, debit card or Disney Dining Plan.

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Once you arrive at the restaurant, tap on “I’m Here, Prepare My Order”. A notification will then be sent to the app when your food is ready to collect from the window and enjoy!

All this talk of Disney food is making me hungry for sure!

Alannah x

 

 

 

Five Non Character Restaurants You Should Visit At The Walt Disney World Resort

A few weeks ago I shared our little family’s top five character dining experiences at the Walt Disney World Resort and today I am going to talk about our favourite non character dining locations. As much as we love character dining, there are so many fantastic food options across the resort and we definitely like to eat! So let’s not waste any time and get straight to my top five, in no particular order again as I couldn’t possibly choose!

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Ohana Dinner at Disney’s Polynesian Resort

Ohana’s has been and probably always will be one of our most favourite places to eat as a family. The restaurant that of course means “family” in Hawaiian culture is filled with the most delicious Polynesian offerings served family style to your table. The warmed pineapple coconut bread is fantastic and sets the scene for the delicious offerings to follow. Starters include mixed green salad, honey glazed chicken wings and pork dumplings. Main course offerings of shrimp, chicken and steak arrive at your table on skewer from the fire pit, accompanied by stir fried vegetables and my absolute favourite, noodles in a pineapple and teriyaki sauce. Dessert is arguably the most popular in the whole of Walt Disney World, banana bread pudding served with warm caramel sauce. The ambiance provided is perfect to unwind in after a busy day at the parks and the light festivities include live entertainment, storytelling and games for children to participate in. We usually visit Ohana once per trip, quite often returning for a second visit due to its superior quality. Ohana also offers a character breakfast which is also served family style and you are joined by Mickey, Pluto, Lilo and Stitch. The current price for dinner is $46 plus tax and gratuity and $26 for children plus tax and gratuity, or one table service for those using the Disney Dining Plan.

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Plaza Restaurant Lunch or Dinner at Disney’s Magic Kingdom

The Plaza is possibly one of the most underrated full service restaurants located within the Magic Kingdom park. It has been a reoccurring tradition for us to eat lunch here on the first day of each trip, then periodically throughout our stays. The restaurant its self is quite small and the menu is perfect park food mainly limited to soups, salads, burgers and sandwiches, but its all so that we can leave room for the most delicious desserts! Who could say no to bottomless milkshakes and the irresistible ice cream flavours served directly from the Plaza ice-cream store next door? If you are lucky you may run in to the Citizens of Main Street who often stop by at a lunch time with some magic! The Plaza has recently started to serve breakfast that we have yet to try. The current price for lunch or dinner ranges from $15 to $35 plus tax and gratuity, or one table service for those using the Disney Dining Plan.

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Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant Lunch or Dinner at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

This unique restaurant based on a 1950’s drive-in movie theater sure takes fun to a whole different level! At Sci-Fi you can dine from the comfort of your vintage car while enjoying movie clips on the big screen. This is one of my Little Peter Pan‘s favourites due to the setting and the ambience of the restaurant. Sci-fi is known for its delightful milkshakes, Oreo being my absolute favourite! Also on the menu are burgers, sandwiches, pasta, ribs and salads. When we ate here on our January trip, Kevin ordered a salad that was literally the size of him! He said its was absolutely delicious but be warned, the portion sizes here are on the larger side! Sci-Fi is very popular, so ensure you create a reservation well in advance to avoid disappointment. The current price for lunch or dinner ranges from $15 to $35 plus tax and gratuity, or one table service for those using the Disney Dining Plan.

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Boma Flavors of Africa Breakfast at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House

Situated in the beautiful Animal Kingdom Lodge, Boma is a buffet style restaurant serving possibly the best breakfast in the whole of Walt Disney World. It’s diverse menu offers a wide variety of African and American food and one of the best juices on property, Jungle juice! The food is freshly prepared behind the buffet and immedietly served and Omelettes can be made order. Look our for the Simba waffles as well as the customary Mickey ones, Quinn loves those! The restaurant theme is that of an African marketplace and is surrounded by beautiful woodwork, animal carvings and water features. Boma also offers a Dinner buffet which is just as unique and delicious. The current price for breakfast is $25 plus tax and gratuity and $14 for children plus tax and gratuity, or one table service for those using the Disney Dining Plan.

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Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria Lunch or Dinner at Disney’s Epcot

If like us you love Italian food and pizzas the size of the table you are sitting at, then look no further than Via Napoli. Without a doubt, the best pizza in the whole of Walt Disney World can be found right here. The large restaurant includes an open air cooking area and three wood burning ovens that Quinn used to be petrified of as a baby! Aside from the fantastic pizza with the best tasting dough ever, Via Napoli also offers a variety of soups, salads, pasta, chicken and steak. The current price for lunch or dinner ranges from $15 to $35 plus tax and gratuity, or one table service for those using the Disney Dining Plan.

I can’t wait to be back immersed back in the magic of Walt Disney World in a few short weeks, eating our favourite foods! Where are your go to restaurants located?

Alannah x

Top Five Character Dining Experiences At The Walt Disney World Resort

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With our October Walt Disney World trip fast approaching and our advanced dining reservations made, I thought I would share my top five character dining experiences. Our little family love this stage of our countdown as it means we get to re visit our favourite dining spots and try out some new ones. Although I have been visiting Disney World for most of my life, there are still many dining experiences and restaurants we as a family have yet to encounter. So here are my top five, in no particular order of course as I couldn’t possibly choose!

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Bon Voyage Breakfast at Trattoria Al Forno, Disney’s Boardwalk

Situated on Disney’s Boardwalk, Trattoria al Forno is such a unique character experience filled with wonderful food and the most amazing characters. Where else can you find two of the most adorable Disney couples, Ariel and Eric and Rapunzel and Flynn together at one location? Breakfast is chosen from a selection of entrees and also includes a selection of fresh fruit and pastries. The Tangled and Little Mermaid themed pastries come served in a frying pan and are are the highlight of the meal for me! I always go for  Tower of Pancakes as my entree, so yummy! I love the more formal feel at Bon Voyage and its the perfect location to Disney Bound to mark the occasion! The current price of the character dining is $59.99 per person plus tax and gratuity and $35 for children plus tax and gratuity or one table service for those using the Disney Dining Plan.

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1900 Park Fare at Disney’s Grand Floridian and Spa

Breakfast or dinner at 1900 Park Fare is always filled with plenty food and entertainment with the characters that attend and isn’t that what we look for at Disney? I always recommend the dinner and breakfast buffet here as in my opinion, it serves the best all round food. The choices cater for everyone and my favourite macaroni and cheese on property is served here during dinner! During breakfast you are joined by Alice and Mad Hatter, Mary Poppins, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger. Each character visits your table as you dine and each day, one of the characters meet in the foyer for additional photo opportunities with a Disney Photopass Photographer. At dinner you have the pleasure of being joined by Cinderella and Prince Charming, Drizzela and Anastasia Tremaine along with Lady Tremaine. After eating, I would highly advise checking out the wonderful resort that is Grand Floridian and all it has to offer. The current price of the breakfast is $35 per person plus tax and gratuity and $20 for children plus tax and gratuity or one table service for those using the Disney Dining Plan and for dinner, $50 per person plus tax and gratuity and $27 for children plus tax and gratuity or one table service for those using the Disney Dining Plan.

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Storybook Dining At Artist Point With Snow White, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

I wont go in to too much detail about this restaurant as I wrote a whole post about our wonderful experience which you can read here. All I will say is that Storybook Dining is a whole other experience that you really need to try out for yourself if you haven’t already. You wont be disappointed!

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Be Our Guest Restaurant At Magic Kingdom

After all these years, Be Our Guest is still one of the most sought after reservations on Walt Disney World property. With breakfast and lunch also available at the restaurant, please note that Beast only meets guests during dinner. Be Our Guest has to be the prettiest and most spectacular restaurant ever, it truly is like walking into a fairytale! During dinner you are seated in either of the three dining rooms, the Ballroom, the West Wing or the Castle Gallery. No mater where you are seated, you are invited to explore the restaurant after your delicious prix fixe three course dinner. The highlight of the meal is meeting Beast in his study and of course the Grey Stuff, have you tried it? It’s delicious! The current price of the character dining is $60 per person plus tax and gratuity and $36 for children plus tax and gratuity or two table services for those using the Disney Dining Plan.

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Minnie’s Seasonal Dining At Hollywood and Vine, Disney’s Hollywood Studios

If it’s character meets you are looking for, then Hollywood and Vine is the restaurant for you! Available for both lunch and dinner buffet, the theme changes with each season so expect to see Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and Goofy in their precious outfits from the Silver Screen right through to Halloween and Holiday themes. Upon arrival, one of the characters will greet you on entering for a photo opportunity with a Disney Photopass Photographer, then the others will visit your table as you dine. The food here is probably my least favourite from my top five, but the desserts are delicious and the character interaction for my Little Peter Pan more than makes up for that. The current price of the character dining is $60 per person plus tax and gratuity and $36 for children plus tax and gratuity or one table service for those using the Disney Dining Plan.

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Please note that all character experiences are subject to change and reservations are highly recommended. Also take in to consideration that valid theme park admission will be required for all in park dining.

Did I mention any of your favourite’s?

Alannah x

Storybook Dining Magic At Artist Point With Snow White

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Our favourite dining experience from our latest Walt Disney World trip was Storybook Dining at Artist Point with Snow White. The new character dining began in December, a few days before we set off on our travels and we managed to get our hands on a much sought after reservation. We were eagerly anticipating the meal as we love character dining and had read wonderful reviews about the restaurant.

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Artist Point is situated in Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort and prior to Storybook Dining it was a signature restaurant. We were staying at Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort and made our way over on the water transportation . My Little Peter Pan, or should I say Snow’s Little Prince, could hardly contain his excitement and had been waiting our whole trip to meet the characters. We had previously met the Seven Dwarfs at past Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween parties over at the Magic Kingdom. Snow White is a favourite of Quinn’s so we have been lucky enough to meet her several times over the years, but never the Evil Queen and he was very intrigued as to what he would say about his outfit!

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As it turned out our table was directly across from where the Evil Queen met, so Quinn watched her from afar the whole evening and they shared a few stare outs! We were greeted at our table with menus that were set out like a storybook, which I thought fit in fantastically with the whole theme of the experience. Each guest also received a pre signed “poison apple” card, but the characters did also sign Quinn’s autograph book on the evening. We ordered some themed non alcoholic speciality drinks, Transformation Potion, Through The Forest and In The Clouds to accompany our starters. They were fun and mainly very sweet! Our shared appetisers were then delivered to the spinning trees placed on our table and consisted of Winter Squash Bisque which was my favourite, Hunter’s Pie and Wicked Shrimp Cocktail.

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“The Core of the Story” entrees followed as chosen from the menu. Our table went with Royal Prime Rib Roast, A Stroll Through Nature, Brothers Grimm Roasted Chicken and the Prince and Princess Pasta and chicken Tenders from the Children’s entrees. Each dish was adequately portioned, well presented and left us full before it was time for dessert! The shared desserts consisted of Miners Treasure, “Poison Apple”, Fairy Tale Gooseberry Pie and of course The Hunter’s Gift To The Queen which was served to our table in a trinket box.

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Throughout the meal, Snow White, Dopey and Grumpy visited our table and Quinn also joined in some dancing with Snow White and Grumpy. Our server then informed us that The Evil Queen was ready to greet us. Quinn was a little scared to stand too close but did a good job as she is rather intimidating! A Disney Photopass Photogtapher was present and he took a variety of pictures for us and we didn’t feel rushed at all which was fantastic.

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The current price of the character dining is $55 per person plus tax and gratuity and $33 for children plus tax and gratuity or one table service entitlement for those using the Disney Dining Plan. The whole experience was extremely well thought out and I would thoroughly recommend it. We will most definitely return later in the year with our Little Prince for another adventure!

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Alannah x

A Magical Weekend In London

Although our main reason for our visit to London was for Quinn to attend a special event at the Bafta Picadilly, we also had time to take in some of the sights. Today I’m going talk about our favourite places we like to visit as a family in London, and all it has to offer.

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Saturday

If you follow my Little Peter Pan account on Instagram, you will know how much Quinn adores Peter Pan. The Hyde Park area of London shares so much of author J.M Barrie’s heritage, from the Princess Diana Memorial Playground, to the Peter Pan Statue in Kensington Gardens and his old home across the street in Bayswater where Peter Pan was written. Quinn feels right at home here and could spend hours exploring the playwark with its Mermaid Lagoon area, Hangman’s tree and its magnificent Jolly Roger pirate ship. It truly is a magical place to us and no trip to London would be complete without a visit here.

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Quinn had been saving some money to buy Lego, so a visit to the Lego Store in Leicester Square was planned. This was our second visit and its such a fun experience. I love the models you can take a picture with, particularly the Tube. As we await the arrival of new Disney sets (hint hint Lego!), Quinn decided to add some Lego Ninjago to his ever growing collection.

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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co is where we chose to eat dinner on the Saturday night. I don’t like fish of any kind, but I do love their burgers and the theme of the restaurant. Quinn loves it too, I think the reason being the “Jenny” boat the kids meals are served in! To end our evening, we decided to take a walk around and admire the beautiful Christmas decorations on display. Piccadilly Circus and Regent Street were as busy as I had ever seen them, but it felt so Christmasy. A quick trip to Hamley’s was followed by a tube trip back to the hotel to catch some much needed rest for the day ahead.

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Sunday

We decided to head back to Piccadilly Circus early morning, to show Quinn that it isn’t always as chaotic as it was the night before! We had time for a little walk around the Theatreland and as you may know, my little Peter Pan is obsessed with musicals. He was delighted to see where Thriller, Les Miserables, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Matilda and School of Rock were housed.

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It was Mickey Mouses 90th birthday and it would have been rude not to visit the Oxford Street Disney Store to celebrate right? Quinn was chosen to open the store during their opening ceremony and got the best surprise when Mickey and Minnie appeared to help him. He was gifted one of the Mickey Mouses 90th birthday keys, and I swear the magic follows him wherever he goes! We had a lovely time viewing and taking home some new merchandise and also meeting some friendly faces including Danielle Nicole who creates the most magical handbags and purses.

Quinn had been longing to see School of Rock for such a long time and we finally made it happen for him. The show was simply amazing and he rocked the whole evening in his seat! We stopped by to visit Little Ben seen as Big Ben was being refurbished and to end our weekend we chose to eat at our favourite spot in London, Hard Rock Cafe. The food was outstanding as always and we couldn’t leave London without a slice of Oreo Cheesecake!

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All good things have to come to an end unfortunately and we are now counting the days until our next adventure, Christmas at Walt Disney World! We created our first family Vlog during our weekend and you can find it over on my Youtube channel.

Alannah x