Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Dinner with a Princess, a Prince, two mice and a Fairy Godmother -- What's Not to Love?

A Royal Experience

1900 Park Fare

During our Disney vacation, I wanted my daughter (then 5) to dine with Cinderella without having to go into the parks to do so. 1900 Park Fare in Disney's Grand Floridian provided the perfect opportunity!

This was to be a girls only dinner -- thus the men stayed home and fended for themselves while four generations of women in my family went off to dine with royalty!
To say that Disney's Grand Floridian is a perfect setting for a Cinderella dinner would be an understatement. One can not walk into the lobby of the GF and not feel at least slightly in awe at the beautiful and elegant furnishings. 1900 Park Fare is located right off the main lobby so it is an easy walk from the parking lot or monorail stop.

We had a minimal wait before we were escorted to our table. As with all Disney character dining experiences, we were told that Cinderella, Prince Charming and Suzie and Perla would come to our table individually and that there was no need to get up to go see them elsewhere in the restaurant.

We anxiously helped ourselves to the lavish buffet and were in a for a treat. Luckily, I had done some research online about this particular dining experience and had read that an absolute must-try was the chilled strawberry soup. It was wonderful! I am so glad I had read that bit of advice or I would have easily passed it up as not something I would care for. I liked it so much, in fact, that I have since my return made the soup at home for a special occasion meal.

The other items on the buffet were equally as tasty. My daughter enjoyed the children's buffet, as well as, the fresh fruit on the adult one.

Throughout the meal we were visited by Suzie and Perla, Prince Charming and of couse, Princess Cindrella. All were wonderful to meet but Cinderella poseses such a sweet nature that it is great to see her interact with young girls.

Full beyond belief, we exited the restaurant only to encounter the Fairy Godmother herself waiting for us in the lobby.

All in all, a magical meal we will definitly remember.

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Jen said...

Hi Laurie,

Excellent review of 1900 Park Fare. I can't wait to try the strawberry soup when we go. You should post the recipe to the blog.

dcrmom said...

Great review! This was one of our favorite meals at Disney. We did lots of character dining, but this one was really special.

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Nice post! I was in Disney's Grand Floridian with my kids before a year. We got a good price from my travel agent in easyclicktravel. It was amazing vacation, they were very happy.

Anonymous said...

Looks like you are an expert in this field, you really got some great points there, thanks.

- Robson