June 22, 2024

Full Breakfast & Dinner Menus for 1900 Park Fare Character Meals

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Walt Disney World has released the full menus of entrees, sides, desserts & drinks for breakfast and dinner at 1900 Park Fare, the character dining experience at Grand Floridian Resort. This shares a sneak peek

Walt Disney World has released the full menus of entrees, sides, desserts & drinks for breakfast and dinner at 1900 Park Fare, the character dining experience at Grand Floridian Resort. This shares a sneak peek at food photos, lists of what you’ll find on the menus at each meal, and additional commentary about the changes to this restaurant.

To quickly recap, Walt Disney World announced earlier this month that 1900 Park Fare is reopening on April 10, 2024. Advance Dining Reservations for 1900 Park Fare are now available, and highly recommended. As with any reopening restaurant, there’s undoubtedly going to be pent-up demand for this specific location as fans flock to anything ‘new.’

We’ve done spot-checking this morning while making our own ADRs, and availability is limited (at best) to nonexistent for most dates between reopening and early May 2024. With that said, it’s possible that reservations haven’t been fully released or that the restaurant will be dealing with capacity constraints (read: staffing) when 1900 Park Fare. Regardless, see our Guide to Advance Dining Reservations (ADRs) at Walt Disney World for tips & tricks to score elusive ADRs, info about the 60+10 rule, and more.

As for basics about the return of 1900 Park Fare, the restaurant at Grand Floridian will feature returning guest favorites along with a newly refurbished dining room and other special touches. Just like before, carousel theming is woven throughout 1900 Park Fare. This starts with a new mural that’ll serve as the focal point of the restaurant’s entrance. In one of the adjoining dining rooms, you’ll find drawings of carousel animals inspired by classic Disney films like “Alice in Wonderland” and “The Little Mermaid,” along with other carousel hidden details.

Fans of 1900 Park Fare will also remember Big Bertha, an antique organ that has called the Grand Floridian home since 1988. Look for her in the main dining room of the restaurant, where she’s on display as its grand centerpiece. Also in the dining room, you’ll find 12 new portraits created exclusively for the restaurant by Disney artists. Each one is inspired by the impressionist art style of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and features a different Disney character as they hope, dream and wish upon a star…or a magic lamp…..or a wishing well.

Speaking of characters, gone are the fan-favorites from Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Winnie the Pooh, and Mary Poppins. In this refreshed character dining experience at 1900 Park Fare, you’ll be joined by new royalty: Aladdin in his Prince Ali attire, Cinderella, Mirabel and Tiana in her new costume for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, as they all celebrate the power of a wish.

For both breakfast and dinner, Walt Disney World has revealed that 1900 Park Fare will each count as a 1-credit table service meal on the Disney Dining Plan. That has been officially announced by the company, but is not yet reflected on the 1900 Park Fare restaurant page on DisneyWorld.com. Also not listed is the price of 1900 Park Fare, but our guess is that it’ll be in Chef Mickey’s territory, which would mean $66 per adult and $41 per child for dinner; $54 per adult and $34 per child for breakfast.

Based upon our calculations, a table service meal credit on the 2024 Disney Dining Plan is worth approximately $63 per adult or $15 per child. (Yes, there’s really that big of a gap between the values for adults and kids. The DDP skews heavily in favor of families with more kids and fewer adults.)

Assuming the actual cost is in that ballpark, dinner at 1900 Park Fare will be an excellent (top 5) use of a Disney Dining Plan credit and breakfast will be pretty good. That’s after alcohol is factored into the mix, of course. If you don’t drink–or don’t drink at character meals–the math is obviously different for you. (Then again, if you don’t imbibe, the Disney Dining Plan probably doesn’t make sense for you at all.)

Anyway, on with the full menus for breakfast and dinner at 1900 Park Fare restaurant at Walt Disney World…

1900 Park Fare Breakfast Menu

Kickstart your day with sweet and savory breakfast favorites.

  • 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

1900 Park Fare Dinner Menu (Entrees & Sides)

All-you-care-to-enjoy dinner with an array of delicious dishes.

  • Peel-n-Eat Shrimp with cocktail sauce​
  • Tiana’s Gumbo​ with spicy andouille sausage
  • Baked Salmon with saffron-lemon butter
  • Carved Prime Rib
  • Curry-roasted Chicken
  • Roasted Garlic Sausage with tomatoes, herbs, and braised cabbage
  • Porchetta with Hunter’s Sauce
  • Couscous Salad with dried fruits, almonds, mint, and parsley
  • Sun-dried Tomato and Rosemary Focaccia
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Green Beans
  • Glazed Carrots

1900 Park Fare Dinner Menu (Desserts)

  • Grand Floridian Strawberry Soup with fresh strawberries and whipped cream
  • Grand Floridian Financier: Almond cake with sea salt caramel and toasted meringue
  • Toasted Coconut Cake with passion fruit custard and hibiscus crème (Plant-based)
  • Lemon-Blueberry Cheesecake
  • Vanilla Cupcake
  • Fudge Brownie with triple chocolate mousse

1900 Park Fare Drink Menu

In addition to a variety of soft drinks, guests can also sip upon a selection of deliciously crafted beverages, both non-alcoholic and alcoholic, for an additional charge.

  • Lavender Lemonade: Minute Maid Premium Lemonade with flavors of lavender (Non-alcoholic beverage)
  • So Many Wishes: Pomegranate green tea, hibiscus, lemon, and a dash of stardust (Non-alcoholic beverage)
  • Passion Fruit Daiquiri: Diplomático Planas Extra Añejo Blanco Rum, Aperol Liqueur, passion fruit, vanilla, and lime
  • Strawberry Rosé Spritz: La Fête du Rosé, Rockey’s Botanical Liqueur, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and strawberry

Turning to commentary, the menus for 1900 Park Fare actually look pretty good. As is common with the posted menus versus what’s served in the restaurant, we’d expect a few additional options that aren’t listed and potentially change on a regular basis.

Even if not, these are strong menus by character buffet standards. With the exception of Tusker House and Boma, buffets at Walt Disney World are usually quantity over quality scenarios. If you want quality, you’ve gotta go for the prix fixe character meals–but those now offer more limited food. It’s hard to have both–you usually need to choose between good cuisine or a lot of it.

1900 Park Fare could prove the exception to that, and it wouldn’t be the least bit surprising for the Grand Floridian to be the resort where buffet quality is elevated. It’s also probably worth pointing out that every Grand Floridian restaurant that has debuted or had its menu redone in the last 6 years has been strong out of the gate.

This trend started with the counter service Gasparilla Island Grill, which was overhauled in 2017 and unveiled an ambitious menu that was arguably better than some table service restaurants. It’s continued ever since, as the resort’s culinary team takes a lot of big swings. Just be warned, as the ambitious dishes often don’t stick around. The meal quality at 1900 Park Fare in April 2024 could be very different (and much better than) what’s served in February 2025.

Beyond the cuisine, I don’t have much to add given that we just discussed in Why Walt Disney World’s Changes to 1900 Park Fare Are Controversial Among Fans. As mentioned previously, the character changes at 1900 Park Fare make less and less sense the more thought that I give them.

I’m still going to withhold judgment until experiencing 1900 Park Fare in person, but I think the points about this being an odd assortment of characters are well-made. The existence and enduring popularity of Story Book Dining with Snow White at Artist Point alone refutes a lot of the potential arguments in favor of these changes.

Regardless, 1900 Park Fare is sure to be a popular character dining experience for the foreseeable future. Even if its longtime fans are out on the meal, anything new or returning at Walt Disney World is popular. Anything princesses and princes is popular. Every character dining experience is popular. Add all of that together and 1900 Park Fare is going to be a tough ticket for at least the next few months–potentially longer if it does end up being a great value on the Disney Dining Plan or a fun character dining experience.

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YOUR THOUGHTS

Thoughts on the new menu items coming to 1900 Park Fare? What about the character choices or the “wishes” theme? Excited that new meals are debuting, or would you prefer a return of the Supercalifragilistic Breakfast and Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner? Do you agree or disagree with our assessment? Any questions we can help you answer? Hearing your feedback–even when you disagree with us–is both interesting to us and helpful to other readers, so please share your thoughts below in the comments!

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