1900 Park Fare Dinner -- The "Other" Cinderella Meal: Dining Review - PassPorter.com
Award-winning travel guidebooks

   guidebooks   |   news   |   podcasts   |   boards   |   blog   |   worksheets   |   photos   |   articles   |   updates   |   register   |  

1900 Park Fare Dinner -- The "Other" Cinderella Meal: Dining Review

by Mary Albright, PassPorter Guest Contributor
Last modified 8/9/2007

PassPorter.com > Articles > Walt Disney World > Dining  

Princess meals are well represented at Walt Disney World. Mention eating with Cinderella and you usually conjure an image of eating in Cinderella's Castle at the Magic Kingdom. While that most sought after reservation can be difficult to book at best, there is another option for dining with Cinderella and her friends: dinner at 1900 Park Fare in the Grand Floridian Resort.

My family always makes time to eat at 1900 Park Fare for dinner, but not because Cinderella is there. We choose to eat here because Prince Charming can often be found here, too. My son, Stefan, 11, likes that there is a boy character. Stefan can usually be counted on to pose for a corny photo op, with Prince Charming playing right along. Prince Charming has also always been the perfect prince to my daughter, Caitlin, 10, a self-professed "non-princess." Prince Charming always makes her feel like a princess, to her mother's absolute delight.

You'll find a veritable feast of characters for dinner at 1900 Park Fare. Cinderella does make her rounds, as does Prince Charming. In the lobby, before you are seated, the Fairy Godmother is usually around to sign autographs and pose for pictures. And don't be surprised to see those mischievous mice, Suzy and Perla, wander through the room.

If you are used to the small space inside Cinderella's Royal Table, you'll be pleased to know that 1900 Park Fare has probably double the space, in my rough estimation. That means you have a much better chance of being able to secure an Advanced Dining Reservation here. The restaurant is decorated as if you are at a Victorian era fair. Look for carousel horses and lots of pastel colors around the room. You feel special and fun all at the same time. Every server we've ever had has been gracious and helpful. We've never felt rushed and have always been asked if we need more beverages and encouraged to take our time.

But what about the food? Can you pronounce my daughter's favorite word used to describe great-tasting food? "Yumatrocious!" That pretty much describes what you get at 1900 Park Fare. It's not your standard buffet.

As you face the buffet, to your left is a wonderful variety of breads and butter, leading up to the salad section. Lots of wonderful salads are available, from a tomato basil and mozzarella, a simple green garden salad, and fresh fruit, to the famous strawberry soup. I don't know how they make strawberry soup. It's like sipping fresh strawberries. I don't know how else to describe it, but I usually eat three bowls while we are there.

As you come toward the center of the buffet, you will have some hot entrees and vegetables. These can vary, of course, but I've found my favorites to be Chicken Marsala with lots of mushrooms and an apple-glazed pork loin. I've also enjoyed the steamed broccoli and carrots. I know; simple. But they make simple taste so good.

At the center of the buffet you'll find the carving station, usually graced with prime rib. There is also a station where a chef prepares fresh pasta dishes.

Moving to the right side of center, you find a duplicate area of entrees and vegetables, right before you hit the greatest area of all. That's right, the dessert section.

You feel like you've died and gone to heaven when you get to this area. Not only is there an ice cream machine where you can get your own cone or dish of the sweet stuff, but there's also a buffet of toppings to make your own unique sundae creation. And if ice cream isn't your thing, you can sample cookies, bars, Rice Krispie treats, or brownies. My husband, Bryan, is usually torn between the apple cobbler and their key lime tarts. I myself enjoy their bread pudding. The kids, of course, always go for ice cream.

And the kids? Don't worry. If you have picky eaters, the typical kids' buffet is present at 1900 Park Fare. They can have all the pizza, macaroni and cheese, and corn dogs, among other things, that they can eat.

1900 Park Fare is a great place for dinner if you plan on being at Magic Kingdom for the evening, whether it's for Extra Magic Evening Hours, or a hard ticket event, like the Pirate & Princess Party. Once you are finished with dinner, you can hop a boat or the monorail to Magic Kingdom. If you are driving, park in the Magic Kingdom lot and take the monorail to the Grand Floridian.

Dinner at 1900 Park Fare is $28.99 for adults (10 and up) and $13.99 for children (ages 3-9). If you are on the Disney Dining Plan, this meal is 1 Table Service Credit per person.

About the Author:
Mary Albright is a returning Guest Contributor. She is a director for a direct sales company. She lives in Minnesota with her husband, Bryan and her children, Stefan and Caitlin. She's been to Walt Disney World 12 times.

Recent Walt Disney World Articles:
The Health Nut's Guide to Keeping Fit at Walt Disney World - Part 2: Following Through - A Walt Disney World Planning Article last updated 10-01-2015
Remembering Bill Myers, Our Bagman and LizardCop - A Tribute to a Fallen Hero and Longtime PassPorter Guide last updated 09-23-2015
Shades of Green Resort - A Walt Disney World Resort Review last updated 09-24-2015
The Health Nut's Guide to Keeping Fit at Walt Disney World - Part 1: Activity Options - A Walt Disney World Planning Article last updated 09-17-2015
Splitsville Luxury Lanes - A Walt Disney World Resort Review last updated 09-10-2015

More Related Links:

Veggie Dining At Disney - Table Service Locations last updated 12/11/2008
Veggie Dining At Disney - Counter Service Locations last updated 12/04/2008
The Kosher Traveler At Walt Disney World - A Guide last updated 02/05/2009
Dining at Walt Disney World - An Introduction last updated 2/5/2009
Yachtsman Steakhouse From a Vegetarian's Point of View - A Dining Review last updated 5/14/2009

Reader Comments:

Perfect article; think you summed it up in one bite... one very yummotrocious bite! smiley for :D

     snoozin on August 23, 2007 @ 3:09 pm
We also find the 1900 Park Fare dinner to be a wonderful; great food, fun characters... who could ask for more???

     wendybell on August 23, 2007 @ 4:14 pm
The only thing I can think of to add to this thread is the fact that the Fairy Godmother, Suzy and Perla no longer appear here. Now it's Cindy, Prince Charming, Lady Tremaine, Anastasia Tremaine and Drizella Tremaine. I think the cost is a little bit more too.

     CinderAbby on August 4, 2009 @ 6:58 pm
View all 3 comments in forum thread

So what do you think? Click here to share your comments, feedback, and experiences on this article and topic!

(Note: You must be a member of our PassPorter Message Board Community to leave comments. Join today for free!)

Updated 8/9/2007 - Article #241 

Read additional articles from PassPorter.com

Subscribe to our free e-mail newsletter, PassPorter News, published for more than 58,000 opt-in subscribers worldwide. As an added bonus for subscribing, you will receive a 20% discount coupon for the PassPorter Store -- no catch!

E-mail Address:

First Name:

E-mail Format:
-Text/Don't Know  



We respect your privacy and never sell or rent our subscriber list. Subscribing will not result in more spam! We guarantee it.

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Copyright 1999-2015
by PassPorter Travel Press, an imprint of MediaMarx, Inc.

Learn More With Our Award-Winning Guidebooks


RSS General PassPorter Community - Boards & Forums on Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, and General Travel - Feasting and Snacking: The Eateries at Walt Disney World
PassPorter Community - Boards & Forums on Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disn...
Bring your dining questions, tips, and experiences to this table.

Minnie’s Holiday Dine at Hollywood & Vine
by catey
1 Oct 2015 at 9:39pm
We have been checking every day for any character meal openings. Tonight Hollywood and vine was available at 6:00 on 11/14 as a character meal. I...
(click title above to view replies)

what is "prix fixe"?
by paintedpony
30 Sep 2015 at 5:57pm
I'm sorry if this has been mentioned before, but I've been away from the boards for a few years. We have a trip planned for next year, so I have...
(click title above to view replies)

10+ Day Stay
by kywdwmom
30 Sep 2015 at 3:27pm
Hi everyone! It has been soooo long since I've posted but, then again, it's been since 2011 since we've been able to plan a trip. And...
(click title above to view replies)

Quick-service (QS) Breakfast at Be Our Guest (BOG) - tip question
by Kellymel
30 Sep 2015 at 9:01am
Hi Guys! We have an ADR for BOG for breakfast. I know it's a QS meal, but do I need to include a tip? I am budgeting all our tips and I just...
(click title above to view replies)

[getting from resort to] Akershus 8:15
by catey
30 Sep 2015 at 7:52am
Hi, we have reservations for the princess storybook breakfast @ 8:15. The park opens at 9:00 that day. We are staying at DAKL. Which will be...
(click title above to view replies)

Total Visits: 8785

PassPorter ~ 1998-2015 ~ 17 Years of Making Dreams Come True!
Publishers of bestselling travel guidebooks and proud recipients of 13 national book awards
About PassPorter
About Us
Site Map
Privacy Policy
Images & Artwork
News & Updates
Message Boards
Concierge Desk
Books & E-Books
Customs Office
Register Books
Book Updates
Help & Info
Finding Answers to Questions
Help Desk
Using Your PassPorter Forum
Store Customer Service
E-Mail Us
Follow Us
PassPorter.com Front Page (Updated Daily!)
PassPorter Newsletter (weekly and free)
Latest Posts
YouTube Channel
Questions? Check our Site Map and visit our Help Desk to learn how to contact us online, by e-mail, and by phone.
Please feel free to link to this page so that other vacationers can find it.