In December, our family was blessed with a Make-A-Wish trip to Disney World and there isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t wish we were back and enjoying all the rides, characters, and amazing food Disney has to offer. We have so many favorites from our trip, but one thing is for sure, 1900 Park Fare is a must on your Disney vacation, and we will make sure to go every time we’re at Disney from now on.
I grew up going to my Memaw and Pepaw’s house after school every day and would throw in my VHS tape of Cinderella. My mother even introduced me to the Lesley Ann Warren version of Cinderella, and I grew up loving the Cinderella with Brandy. Every version of Cinderella I have loved, and when Addie was born, I quickly introduced it to her. In fact, it was the first Disney movie I ever let her watch! She fell in love and even had a Disney themed princess party last Summer and dressed as Cinderella. So when it came time to plan our Make-A-Wish trip, it was very important to us that we have at least one character meal for Addie to enjoy. Who better than to dine with Cinderella?
A Few Quick Facts on Dinner at 1900 Park Fare:
- A three-course dinner is $60+ per adult and $39+ for children 3-9 years old
- Dinner counts as 1 credit on the Disney Dining Plan and is a buffet
- It’s wise to make your reservations 180 days in advance if possible or check out Mouse Dining to notify you of openings
- Characters at 1900 Park Fare include: Cinderella, Prince Charming, Anastasia, Drizella, and the Stepmother
- You can find it downstairs at the Grand Floridian
The Atmosphere: If you’ve never walked into the Grand Floridian, you will be blown away at how breathtaking it is. The tall chandeliers, bright white paint, gold accents- it’s stunning. Add in Christmas decor in the winter, and your jaw will drop. Bonus, if you head to the Grand Floridian during Christmastime you’ll see the massive gingerbread house in the middle of the hotel. It is an incredible sight! The Grand Floridian will give you the perfect atmosphere to make your dinner at 1900 Park Fare at Disney one you’ll never forget.
The Excitement: Early in the morning of our reservation for dinner at 1900 Park Fare, we took Addie to Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique knowing we would have dinner there in the evening. The excitement of getting dolled up just knowing we were going to have dinner with a princess was more than Addie could bear! She loved it! Once we checked in for our reservation, we were quickly shown to our tables, and everyone from toddler to adult was so excited to meet Cinderella and the rest of the characters. Sure you can see characters in the parks, but it is so magical to have a meal with them!
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The Food: There’s literally something for everyone when you have dinner at 1900 Park Fare. Addie’s nurse had us laughing because she grabbed an entire plate of gummy bears for herself as dessert! Besides delicious gummy bears you can eat for dessert, there’s different mouthwatering gourmet pasta, chicken, beef, vegetarian, and seafood options. Our favorite part of it was the carving station. I think almost everyone in our party enjoyed prime rib. Don’t be afraid to ask them to cut it thicker or go back for seconds. I won’t even start on how delicious every dessert was! Yum! Each station in the buffet represent different kingdoms from around the world ensuring everyone is full and happy when you have dinner at 1900 Park Fare. If you’ve got picky kids, there’s also lots of kid-friendly options. It’s really a win-win and not a person in our large party had a negative thing to say about the food.
The Experience: While you’re enjoying your dinner at 1900 Park Fare, Cinderella and Prince Charming come out. It is so magical! Cinderella and Prince Charming danced together and even found guests eating nearby to dance with. It was such a fun thing to watch! After they danced, Cinderella and Prince Charming split and talk to guests throughout the restaurant. This was our chance to take pictures with them, talk to them, and get their autographs! As a Make-A-Wish family we got to have lengthy conversations with all characters in the parks, but it was so nice to have Cinderella and Prince Charming come to us and spend time with us. They never made us feel rushed and indulged us for every picture and conversation. They were as regal as could be and I cherished the time Cinderella spent talking to Addie and the rest of our family.
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The True Stars: As I mentioned before, I’m a huge Cinderella fan and so is Addie, so this may come as a shock to you… Cinderella isn’t the star of the show when you have dinner at 1900 Park Fare. Yep, I said it. The true stars? Anastasia and Drizella. Cinderella’s step-sisters are so hilarious that they are worth every dollar to see here. They made us laugh (and everyone else in the restaurant), doted on Addie so much, and had great conversation with us. They truly are attention-stealers and are some of the most fun characters you’ll meet at Disney. Oh, if you have tweens, watch out because they’ll joyfully embarrass them, and it’ll be so fun to experience.
Overall, dinner at 1900 Park Fare is one you don’t want to miss. There are so many fun details to this character dinner that make it such a unique experience for guests of all ages. I promise you, you’ll have a blast! If you are looking for a character dining experience for dinner, get some laughs, and have a fun night out at the Grand Floridian.
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