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1900 Park Fare Reopens with New Offerings After Long Closure

The iconic 1900 Park Fare restaurant located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is finally reopening after being closed for over 3 years. On April 10th, 2024, guests will once again be able to enjoy breakfast and dinner at this beloved restaurant that has been a favorite of many Disney guests over the years.

Introduction

1900 Park Fare has a long history at the Grand Floridian, being one of the original restaurants when the resort opened in 1988. Over the years, it became known for its elaborate character dining experiences, whimsical Alice in Wonderland theming, and delicious food offerings. However, when Walt Disney World closed in March 2020 due to the global pandemic, 1900 Park Fare never reopened with the rest of the Disney resorts and theme parks. The prolonged closure had many Disney fans wondering if 1900 Park Fare would ever come back. But after much anticipation, Disney has announced that 1900 Park Fare will reopen on April 10th, 2024 with some exciting new additions and changes. Reservations open March 5th on the Disney World website.

New Character Lineup

One of the most exciting changes coming to 1900 Park Fare is the updated character lineup that will be featured during the breakfast and dinner meals. Joining the cast of characters will be:

  • Aladdin in his Prince Ali attire
  • Cinderella
  • Mirabel from Encanto
  • Tiana in her new look from Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

These characters will replace the previous staples like Alice, The Mad Hatter, Mary Poppins, and more. Having modern characters like Mirabel is sure to be a hit with families, especially with the popularity of Encanto. And Tiana’s updated costume will add some flair and New Orleans charm to the experience.

Dining

Refreshed Decor and Details

In addition to the character changes, the restaurant itself will feature new design elements and decor. The whimsical carousel theming will remain, but Disney is adding 12 new character portraits created exclusively for 1900 Park Fare. These impressionist-style art pieces will depict Disney characters making wishes, playing on the theme of dreams coming true. The dining rooms will also showcase art of Alice in Wonderland characters and carousel animals, hearkening back to the restaurant’s original theming. These playful touches will enhance the charm and storytelling that 1900 Park Fare is known for.

Grand Floridian Hotel and pool

New and Returning Menu Items

1900 Park Fare will continue to serve buffet-style breakfast and dinner when it reopens. Guests can expect returning favorites like the iconic strawberry soup, but Disney chefs will also dream up new dishes inspired by the visiting characters. One thing is for certain − the offerings will be fit for royalty! In the past, the dinner menu featured cuisine representing different lands and kingdoms from around the “Disney World.” Fans are eager to see what magical food creations are in store for the reopening.

Booking a Reservation

Reservations for 1900 Park Fare open March 5th, 2024 at DisneyWorld.com. As one of the most popular character dining locations on property, spots are sure to book up quickly in the first few weeks. Savvy guests will want to hop online and secure a table as early as possible after the reservation system opens. Whether you have fond memories from past visits or have always wanted to dine with Disney royalty, the 1900 Park Fare reopening is the perfect opportunity to check this experience off your Disney bucket list!

Lobby

More Grand Floridian Enhancements

The return of 1900 Park Fare is part of an ongoing enhancement plan across Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. In recent years, several restaurants and lounges at the iconic Victorian-style resort have undergone refurbishments, including Citricos, Narcoossee’s, and Enchanted Rose Lounge. Additionally, guest rooms and suites received a stylish new look inspired by Mary Poppins. The lobby at the Grand Floridian will also see refurbishments in the future, ensuring the centerpiece of the resort remains grand as ever. Between refreshed dining and decor, the return of 1900 Park Fare, and more enhancements on the horizon, it’s an exciting time to stay at the Grand Floridian.

Breakfast Offerings

The reimagined 1900 Park Fare will continue to host Supercalifragilistic Breakfast in the mornings. The expansive, all-you-care-to-enjoy breakfast buffet will feature returning favorites like Mickey waffles and fresh pastries as well as new dishes. Expect sweet and savory options sure to satisfy all appetites. Here‘s a sampling of what breakfast diners can expect:

Returning Favorites

  • Mickey waffles with maple syrup
  • Fluffy scrambled eggs
  • Crispy bacon
  • Breakfast potatoes
  • Biscuits and sausage gravy
  • Fresh fruit
  • Assortment of pastries

New Offerings

  • Carousel-inspired pancakes
  • Breakfast pizzas (scrambled egg, bacon, sausage, etc)
  • Avocado toast bar
  • Build-your-own breakfast tacos

In addition to the expansive buffet spread, guests can order custom-made omelets cooked fresh to order. It will surely be the happiest meal of the day!

Dinner Offerings

At dinnertime, Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner takes the spotlight. This bountiful buffet features cuisine that celebrates flavors and ingredients from lands and kingdoms around the “Disney World.” Fans will be happy to know the cold and sweet strawberry soup is slated to return to the menu after being a guest-favorite for years. Here‘s what diners can expect to find at the reopened 1900 Park Fare dinner buffet:

Returning Favorites

  • Strawberry soup shooter
  • Garden salad bar
  • Freshly baked pizzas
  • Pasta Alfredo
  • Cheese and pepperoni flatbreads

New Offerings

  • Tiana-inspired Cajun and Creole dishes like jambalaya and gumbo
  • Middle Eastern dips, falafel, and shawarma representing Aladdin’s kingdom
  • Colombian-influenced arepas, tamales, and empanadas as a nod to Encanto
  • Beignets with spice chocolate and fruit dipping sauces

As you can see, the diversity of the menu will allow guests to take a culinary journey through some of their favorite Disney films, lands, and cultures all in one place. The variety will ensure every member of the family can find new and familiar dishes to enjoy.

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Conclusion

The long-awaited reopening of 1900 Park Fare transports guests back to the charm and wonder of this beloved restaurant. With an updated cast of royal characters, refreshed details, and new menu offerings, this next chapter for 1900 Park Fare looks to be the grandest yet. The return of the Supercalifragilistic Breakfast and Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner allows fans to once again make treasured memories over delicious food and jovial company.

As the iconic Grand Floridian continues to be elevated through extensive refurbishments, the resort feels more magical than ever. There has never been a better time to dine at 1900 Park Fare and soak in the Victorian grandeur of Disney’s flagship resort. This reopening is sure to sell out quickly, so be sure to secure your reservations early!