1900 Park Fare

October 2015 Trip Review

My original plan for breakfast on this morning, Tuesday, Oct. 27th, was to go to the Grand Floridian Cafe for one of my favorite WDW breakfasts, their delicious French toast.

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But then when I formed my plan to try new places on this trip (or return to those that I haven’t been to in a long time), I started perusing the menus of restaurants which qualified. One of these was 1900 Park Fare, which I hadn’t been to since 2002. On their breakfast buffet menu I was surprised to see “Maple French Toast.” Since 1900 Park Fare is located right next to the Grand Floridian Cafe, I assumed that they shared a kitchen and therefore the French toast would be the same. So when I was able to get an ADR at 1900 just a few days before leaving on this trip, I was quite pleased with myself. After all, I would be able to keep my promise to review some “different than usual” restaurants and still have my much-loved French toast. Sounds like a win/win, right? Well, let’s see how that worked out for me, shall we? ;)

Thanks to more good luck with Disney transportation, I again arrived early for my ADR at the Grand Floridian’s…

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And my luck continued, as I didn’t have to wait long to be seated at a two-top table right underneath this carousel horse…

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A server soon came to my table to get my drink order. I asked for both coffee and orange juice. He mentioned that they served a special juice there (can’t remember if they had a name for it) which I believe was a combination of orange, guava, and passion fruit juices. I opted to try it rather than having just plain orange juice and it was good. It tasted like the jungle juice that is served at Tusker House.

Then it was time for me to head to the buffet, where I took many photos. Let’s begin with some of their pastries and breads, starting with bagels, both plain and onion…

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They had both chocolate cake donut holes and Krispy Kreme-like (yeast) donut holes…

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Plain and multi-grain croissants…

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Notice the gummy bears in the background, which I don’t recall seeing at other Disney World breakfast buffets.

There were also chocolate croissants…

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Plus these pecan cinnamon rolls that looked pretty good…

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Then at the cold station there were all the usual fruits, like grapes, strawberries, pineapple, and melon. There was also smoked salmon, along with capers, slices of tomato and red onion, and chopped hard boiled eggs.

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Cheese cubes could be found here too, including this large bowl of cheddar and colby-monterey jack cheese cubes…

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Moving on to the hot food now, starting with three different potato choices. There were tater tots…

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Hash browns…

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And Potatoes O’Brien…

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There were also three breakfast meats, including sausage links…

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Bacon…

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And at the carving station, they were serving hickory-smoked ham…

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There several different egg options, starting with scrambled eggs…

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Along with crushed avocado, sour cream, pico de gallo, and shredded cheddar cheese…

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There were Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise sauce…

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And I was very happy to see a Made-to-order Omelet Station…

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There were a few miscellaneous items, such as stewed tomatoes…

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And biscuits along with sausage gravy (which I don’t seem to have a photo of)…

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There was also bread pudding…

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And cheese blintzes, along with blueberry sauce…

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There was Corned Beef Hash made with roast beef, potato, onion, red bell pepper, and green pepper…


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And these warm pastries, some filled with spinach and feta cheese and others with a scrambled egg mixture…

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Last but not least, there were pancakes (no photo), Mickey waffles…

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And the MAPLE FRENCH TOAST!!

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Ok, now for my choices. I began with a bowl of fruit…

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With the exception of the cantaloupe, this looked better than it tasted.

I had to try their signature cold, strawberry soup….

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I didn’t really care for it though and turned down my server’s offer to give me the recipe.

I of course had to have an omelet. I think I had it with all of the ingredients that were offered. And I also tried their Eggs Benedict.

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The omelet was very good, but I wasn’t really a fan of the Eggs Benedict. I seem to recall that it was served on a large biscuit rather than an English muffin.

Then I returned to the buffet for this plateful of food to try…

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The egg pastry and bacon were okay. The Mickey waffle and donut holes were good. The bread pudding was nothing special. And then there was the French toast, which sadly did not taste anything like the delicious Grand Floridian Cafe French toast. It was just regular, plain old French toast. I was disappointed. :worried:

So foodwise, the only thing that really stood out for me here was the made to order omelet. But on a more positive note, the character interaction was very good. :thumbsup2 Tigger and Winnie the Pooh, Mary Poppins, and Alice and the Mad Hatter (from Alice in Wonderland) were all present on this morning.

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The best of all was the Mad Hatter, who decided to sit down at my table and chill for a bit…:laughing:

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But when I left the restaurant and walked past the entrance to the Grand Floridian Cafe, I couldn’t help but feel some pangs of regret. :worried: Though I thought I might be able to fit in a visit to the GFC to have my much-loved French toast sometime later in my trip, it never happened. :sad2: So I guess the moral of my story is never assume, as you know what they say about the word “assume”. ;)

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