Monday, April 26, 2010

Buffet Review--Supercalifragilistic Breakfast

On our recent trip to Walt Disney World, we took Tink to three buffet meals.  Each was a very different experience.  Our group included my husband and I (30-somethings), my one year-old daughter, my 28 year-old brother, and my 50-something parents.  I'm going to review each meal.

Supercalifragilistic Breakfast at 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa  (Approx $25 per adult, Kids under 3 are free)
We arrived on time for our 11:10 Advance Dining Reservation.  After a great group photo, we were seated in a smaller room off the main dining room.  I was hoping this was a good sign but I was wrong.  They had just seated the three tables around us so everyone was moving at the same time.  The server was not very understanding that it takes some time to settle a 12 month-old child.  I felt rushed by her and the characters who arrived and stirred up the room just moments after we were seated.  Unfortunately, it's just luck as to where the characters are in their rotation when you are seated, but it does make a difference in your initial experience.  I did not check out the buffet line myself due to the chaos.  My husband brought back food for Tink and my brother brought me a plate.  The food was good and it sounded like they were replenishing the supply regularly even though we were at the end of the meal time.  The characters at this location are Mary Poppins, Pooh, Tigger, Alice, and the Mad Hatter.  All of them spent a good amount of time with Tink.  We got good pictures and autographs on her birthday card.  This was her first time meeting characters and it went great other than the Mad Hatter.  I am sure he is lots of fun with teenagers, but he picked at Tink and made her cry. 

I give this meal 6/10.  The food was fairly good.  They have all the standards: eggs, waffles, bacon, and a few special items like lobster benedict.  Tink loved the Mickey waffles, eggs, and fruit.  Kid-friendly restaurants tend to be loud, but our group couldn't have a conversation over the noise.  I am glad to have tried something new, and the family photo was worth it, but I don't see us returning to this restaurant.  Possible bonus points:  Tink was given a large cupcake for her birthday.  Never turn down anything coming out of the bakery at the Grand.  They made my wedding cake and this cupcake was a wonderful treat later in the day. 

Have you dined here?  What did you think?  Please comment below.

Coming soon: a review of breakfast at Chef Mickey's.

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