Hey there, Disney vacationers! Exciting news for Disney lovers and foodies alike! The beloved 1900 Park Fare at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is set to swing open its doors once again this spring, specifically on April 10, 2024. If you’ve been eagerly awaiting the return of this iconic dining experience, you’re in for a treat. Let’s dive into what makes the 1900 Park Fare reopening a must-visit dining experience for your Disney World trip.
A Magical Comeback
Nestled in the heart of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, 1900 Park Fare has long been a favorite for its unique character dining experiences and sumptuous buffet offerings. After a period of refurbishment, the restaurant is ready to welcome guests back with open arms and a sprinkle of new magic. Here’s what you can look forward to:
1. Dine with Disney Royalty and Heroes
Imagine enjoying your meal as Disney characters join you, making for unforgettable moments. The revamped character dining experience introduces Aladdin in his Prince Ali attire, Cinderella, Mirabel, and Tiana in her latest look from Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. It’s a dream come true for guests of all ages, celebrating the magic of Disney storytelling right at your table.
2. A Feast That’s Fit for a King
The buffet at 1900 Park Fare is legendary, and it’s coming back better than ever. Alongside beloved classics like the famous strawberry soup, the culinary team has crafted new dishes inspired by the characters you’ll meet during your meal. Whether you’re there for breakfast or dinner, you’re in for a royal treat.
3. A Nod to the Past
Long-time fans will be delighted to see Big Bertha, the antique organ that’s been a part of the restaurant’s charm since 1988, taking center stage in the dining room. The carousel theme, a signature of 1900 Park Fare, is beautifully integrated throughout the space, with a stunning new mural greeting you at the entrance and whimsical carousel animal drawings inspired by Disney classics adorning the walls.
4. Exclusive Artistic Touches
The dining experience is further enhanced by twelve new portraits, exclusively created for the restaurant by Disney artists. These pieces, inspired by the impressionist era, feature various Disney characters caught in moments of hope and dreams, adding an extra layer of enchantment to your meal.
5. Creating New Memories
1900 Park Fare has always been more than just a place to eat; it’s where countless family memories are made. The restaurant’s turn-of-the-century garden and fairground theme invite guests to step into a world of whimsy and joy, perfect for creating new traditions with loved ones.
Mark Your Calendars
Ready to experience the magic? Reservations for 1900 Park Fare open on March 5 via My Disney Experience. If you’re working with a Disney Vacationer Planner, make sure to let them know if you’re interested making an Advanced Dining Reservation. Stay-tuned, to find out if 1900 Park Fare will be included in the Disney Dining Plan.
And, while you’re planning your visit, don’t forget to check out the other grand touches around Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, from dining under the London sky at Cítricos to enjoying a drink at the Enchanted Rose Lounge.
The 1900 Park Fare reopening is more than just a return; it’s a celebration of tradition, new experiences, and the enduring magic of Disney. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned Disney goer, this is one dining experience you won’t want to miss. So, gather your loved ones, make those reservations, and get ready to create new memories at this iconic restaurant. The magic and strawberry soup awaits!
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I’m a die-hard Disney fan with 38 years of visits under my belt, having stepped into Disney World 120+ times. Proud to be a Disney Annual Passholder, a Vacation Club member since ’92, a Castaway Club Member, and a runDisney enthusiast. Oh, and I’ve graduated from the Disney College of Knowledge. Need Disney insights or planning tips? I’m your guy!