We recently had the opportunity to enjoy one of Disney's newer Character breakfasts, the Bon Voyage Breakfast at Trattoria al Forno at the Boardwalk resort. This breakfast is a fixed price meal approximately $34 for adults and $20 for children or 1 table service credit if on the dining plan. The breakfast starts with your choice of fresh fruit salad or mixed berry parfait along with a frying pan full of assorted pastries and then you get your choice of an entree. The Character meet and greets included Disney characters including Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, Ariel and Prince Eric. We had a lot of fun with each character who stopped by our table. They each took time with us and made sure we were having a good time. I personally enjoy this type of character meal. I don't feel rushed at a buffet, afraid I might miss a character making their rounds. We just sit back, relax, enjoy the food and atmosphere.
All of the character interactions were very fun. Each character is announced individually as they enter the dinning room. Once all the characters were in the restaurant they did a fun parade around the room in which children were invited to join in and everyone is encouraged to wave their napkins in the air. Following the parade the characters come around one by one stopping at each table . Speaking of tables on each table there is a map you can take with you to fill out on your Disney World adventures as well as an autograph card for all the characters at breakfast. I thought this was such a fun souvenir.
Overall we absolutely loved this newest character breakfast. The food was fantastic, we loved the character interaction and we had a lot of fun!
Living in Orlando we have our pick of fancy signature restaurants for a romantic Valentine's dinner but every year I pick the same place, Beaches & Cream at Disney's Beach Club. I personally feel there is something very romantic sharing a hamburger and sundae with my Valentine. I love the nostalgic soda fountain atmosphere with the jukebox playing oldies.
We attended the opening day of Paddlefish, formally known as Fulton's Crab House, at Disney Springs. The restaurant has been closed for months as it underwent renovations both inside and out. It was worth the wait! The inside is stunning! With the neutral colors everything seems bright, fresh and relaxing. We were given a table next to one of the many windows with a peaceful view of the water. Every staff member we encountered was very friendly and our food was phenomenal. We had a great first impression and enjoyed the changes.
After months of being closed for renovations Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs has finally reopened as what is now officially called Planet Hollywood Observatory . We decided to try it for lunch. The outside has been redone to fit in with the Disney Springs theme.
The three story interior has been updated as well. While movie memorabilia can still be found on the walls the restaurant now has a modernized, less cluttered feel. (I personally did not mind the cluttered look).
The menu has not been left out of the updates either. You will still find old favorites like the L.A Lasagna (a delicious fried lasagna with Bolognese meat sauce, yum!) but there are plenty of new options as well. Celebrity chef Guy Fieri has added his culinary artistry to the menu with his Big Bite Burgers and Knuckle Sandwiches. We each decided to head to flavor town and pick items from Guy’s creations.
I’ve looked forward to seeing the new dessert menu since coming soon ads have been showing outrageous looking shakes for months! We choose the Super Nova Shake in the Strawberry Big Bang. Oh My! Let me tell you not only was the wow factor of this dessert out of this world, but the flavor was amazing as well!