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There are some amazing restaurants at the Grand Floridian Hotel at Walt Disney World. Here is a guide to all of the Grand Floridian Restaurants from one of the best dining experiences in the whole of North America to a fabulous Supercalifragilistic breakfast with Disney Characters. There really is a dining experience for everyone at Disney’s Grand Floridan Resort and Spa.
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort
One of the great things about all of these restaurants is that you can dine at the Grand Floridian Resort without having a Disney World park ticket. This means that it is perfect for every visitor as well as Florida residents.
The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is just one of those destination hotels which is worth visiting to see whether or not you are a Disney parks fanatic. It is elegant, a symbol of luxury and decadence without having to be a huge fan of the mouse. There are some out of this world dining experiences even if you have no interest in visiting the Disney Parks.
Disney’s Grand Floridian is the Disney World flagship hotel. If you want the very best it it here. However, unlike many 4 and 5 star resorts that I have stayed at, this one is welcoming and just has a very special feeling to it. Whether you are stopping by for a quick snack or one of the finest dining experiences of you life, you have to visit the Disney Grand Floridian Hotel.
Apparently Bob Chapek was not entirely happy with the flagship Grand Floridian and was concerned it was falling behind competition such as the Four Seasons. He therefore initiated some changes including the redesign of some of the restaurant space.
Whilst things may be delayed, or even abandoned for the foreseeable future, there are some changes going on at the Grand Floridian. We will keep you updated here.
Disney Grand Floridian Resort Restaurants
There are some very different Grand Floridian dining experiences to choose from at these restaurants:
- 1900 Park Fare
- Victoria & Albert’s
- Garden View Tea Room
- Grand Floridian Cafe
All of these dining experiences are unique. From character dining to fine dining, there really is a restaurant for everyone’s taste and preferences at the Grand Floridian.
1900 Park Fare
Home of the Supercalifragilistic Breakfast, the Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner, and the Wonderland Tea Party at 1900 Park Fare this is one of the best places to dine with characters in Walt Disney World.
One of the great things about dining at 1900 Park Fare is that you do not need a park ticket if you want to dine with the characters. There are other options for character dining without a park ticket, but really this is probably the best in terms of character interaction and quality of the food.
The Supercalifragilistic Breakfast is something you really must experience at least once! The characters who usually attend are:
- Mary Poppins
- Alice in Wonderland
- The Mad Hatter
- Winnie the Pooh
Of course, this comes with the usual warning that character appearances are not guaranteed, but usually this group of characters are at the 1900 Park Fare Breakfast.
I think that the quality of the food here is one of the best Disney World Character Dining Experiences. The food is amazingly good considering that this is an all you can eat restaurant.
Breakfast buffet offerings are the usual favorites with every combination of eggs possible, amazing waffles and the very hard to resist white chocolate bread pudding with vanilla sauce. You are not going to leave here hungry.
The price of the 1900 Park Fare breakfast is $45.00 for adults and between $29.00 for children aged 3 to 9. Children under 3 are free. These prices are correct for August 2020 and include tax but not gratuity.
Let me get sentimental here. I had so many amazing Disney experiences with my daughter and I will cherish them forever. She adores Disney and we share the experiences as adults now. And that’s amazing. But as a mother there is nothing quite the same as Disney World with your Princess adoring child. Relish it now. And make the most of every opportunity you have as it will be a wonderful memory.
1900 Park Fare also offers Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner. If Cinderella is your Princess this really is one of the best places in the whole of Walt Disney World to meet and talk with her. If you have your own Disney Princess who loves Cinderella and wants to have the experience of a lifetime, this really is the one to go fod.
Again, the food is really good quality.
Disney Characters are never guaranteed but you are likely to meet
- Prince Charming
- Madame Tremaine
1900 Park Fare really is one of the best places to meet these characters. There are rare opportunities in the Disney parks to meet the Disney villains, and Madame Tremaine, Drizella, and Anastasia just usually aren’t out there. So this is an amazing chance to meet them and in my experience, they are very entertaining. Prince Charming, I could do without (but maybe that’s just me)
The 1900 Park Fare dinner is served from 4.00 pm to 8.50 pm each day. It is an all you care to eat buffet priced at $60 for adults and between $30 for children aged 3 to 9. The under 3s are free.
The Wonderland Tea Party is a relatively new addition to the 1900 Park Fare Restaurant options. This is one of those experiences that most people miss – and they really shouldn’t.
The Wonderland Tea Party at the Grand Floridian Hotel is exclusively for children aged 4 to 12. This truly is one of that rare one of a kind Disney World dining experiences.
This experience takes place from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm. The cost is $49 per child.
This is a no parents allowed experience meant for the 4 to 12-year-old set only. Enjoy an hour of alone time at Disney’s Grand Floridan Resort and enjoy the fact that your children are having fun and making crafts with Disney characters.
Alice and the Mad Hatter are always in attendance. This is a very unique and interactive experience where your child will participate in craft activities with the characters.
Your child will make their own cupcakes and enjoy chocolate-dipped Rice Krispie squares and heart-shaped peanut butter and jam sandwiches. What more could you ask for?
Citricos at Disney’s Grand Floridian
This fine dining restaurant is often overlooked when people are thinking of places to dine in Disney World. Citricos is definitely one of the lesser known restaurants in Walt Disney World.
It is one of the three Signature Dining Restaurants in the Grand Floridian. This means it is designated as a fine dining experience, and if you are on the Disney Dining Plan, it will require 2 credits to dine here.
Right now the future design and menu of Citricos is an unknown. It had been slated for a complete refurbishment to be finished in Summer 2020. However, as we all know, certain events have overtaken many Disney World projects including this one.
Citricos is yet to reopen but it was originally thought that it was going to be called Victoria and Albert’s Bistro. As yet, there really aren’t any clues about whether this is still going to be the concept, but it seems highly likely.
Another Grand Floridian restaurant that has undergone a refurbishment is Narcoossee’s. This restaurant is known for its amazing views of the Seven Seas Lagoon and the Magic Kingdom – and it’s wonderful seafood menu.
Narcoosee’s is a Signature Dining Restaurant, so if you are on the Disney Dining Plan you will need to use two dining credits. It is well worth it though.
It is another one of those hidden gem Disney restaurants, because of it’s location. It is set right by the Lagoon so it is a long walk from the Grand Floridian lobby. It isn’t somewhere you will stumble upon – you have to know it is there!
The setting is one of the best in Disney World. If you want the best views then ask for a window side table. Cast Members will always do their best to accommodate you, but you have most chance snagging a table side window if you have a party of 4 people.
If you don’t get a window seat, you can still have a good view out of the window as the inner tables are set higher than the outer ones.
The food is excellent, particularly if you enjoy seafood.
Grand Floridian Cafe
The next time you are at Disney World make sure you try the Grand Floridian Cafe Breakfast. This is a Disney World resturant which manages to be elegant but relaxed at the same time.
Prices are higher here than many other Disney restaurants, but so is the quality of the food. Brunch offers a traditional breakfast menu with such items as Traditional Eggs Benedict for $16 and a Mickey Waffle for $15.
If you are there for lunch try the Lobster Thermidor Burger for $22. They also offer the Impossible Burger which is a fabulous Plant Based alternative that even if you aren’t vegetarian or vegan, you should give it a try.
Garden View Tea Room
Step back into a bygone age and enjoy the traditional English ritual of afternoon tea in the delightful Garden View Tea Room at the Grand Floridian. Being English I can of course confirm that on one I have ever known actually indulges in this tradition in real life – but it’s good to pretend we actually do!
This is one of those things which you really should do at least once when you visit Disney World. The Tea Room is the very picture of Victorian elegance, with starched white table cloths and beautiful china plates and cups. It is the perfect place for a Mother Daughter experience or to celebrate a special occasion.
If you are not a fan of English Breakfast Tea there is no need to worry – there are plenty of traditional and herbal teas to choose from.
The experience does not come cheap. The portions are decent, but do be prepared for a certain amount of sticker shock.
The Bedfordshire Tea is the lowest priced option at $35. For this you have finger sandwiches, scone, jam tart and pastries.
The Berkshire Tea is for two and includes 2 glasses of Veuve Cliquot Champagne for $150. If you want to be even more extravagent you can have the Yorkshire Tea for $175 for two. This includes a First Course of North American Caviar.
Victoria and Albert’s
If you are looking for the very best dining at Disney World and many would say it’s amongst the best dining in North America, get a reservation for Victoria and Albert’s. This is Disney’s premier fine dining restaurant.
Victoria and Albert’s has, amongst many other accolades, the AAA’s highest achievement, the Five Diamond Award and Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star rating. This is an exceptional dining experience.
There are three separate dining experiences. The Dining Room, Queen Victoria’s Room and the Chef’s Table.
All prices are correct for September 2020. They do not include tax and gratuity.
The beautiful Dining Room has just 14 tables and there is only one seating each evening. The 7-course Tasting Menu Prix Fixe Menu $185 per Guest or $250 with wine pairings.
Want the most exclusive Victoria and Albert’s experience? Reserve a table in Queen Victoria’s Room which seats just 8 guests. A 10-course Degustation Menu is available for $235 in Queen Victoria’s Room. Wine pairings are available and take the cost to between $340 and $385 depending upon your selections.
Start your evening with a champagne toast at Chef’s Table in Victoria and Albert’s. This is an amazing experience where you are right in the middle of the action of the kitchen. This immersive experience serves up to 11 outstanding courses. Chat with the Sommelier and the Head Chef about the amazing meal that you are sharing. This is one of those once in a lifetime experiences The Prix Fixe Menu which ranges from 7 to 11 courses is $250 per guest ($355-$400 with wine pairings).
If you want much more information on this exceptional dining experience at the Grand Floridian go to Disney’s own site at Victoria and Albert’s.
Have you dined in any of the restaurants at the Grand Floridian? Which did you enjoy?