Podcast Episode 173: Jamie’s Group Trip Report

Recently, Jamie went to Walt Disney World with a group of friends and she’s back to tell us all about it.  To help her, she invited her friend, Stacy, one of the other guests on the trip.  They tell us all about the things they did, the characters they met, and why in the world they went to TWO Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Parties on the same vacation!

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Breakfast Options at Magic Kingdom

A recap of your breakfast options for a morning at Disney’s Magic Kingdom!

Quick Service/Snack

Main Street Bakery/Starbucks: With a wide variety of options in a great location, Starbucks/Main Street bakery is a good place to stop and grab a bite on your way into the park. The lines here can get quite long, but you know exactly what you’re getting: good coffee, pastries and breakfast sandwiches!

Gaston’s Tavern: Gaston’s has a very limited breakfast “menu” (two items, really) Gaston’s might not seem worth the trek, but they are! Giant cinnamon rolls and delicious chocolate croissants are featured at Gaston’s, and they make for a mouthwatering and quick breakfast, as the line at Gaston’s is smaller than most other breakfast places in the Magic Kingdom

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Sleepy Hollow: My personal favorite. The waffles served here are something special. Breakfast options include the Nutella and fresh fruit waffle (served all day) and a breakfast-only waffle; featuring prosciutto, cheese, egg and tomato. You can also pick up an iced coffee at Sleepy Hollow and make for a complete breakfast! In my opinion it is not a trip to Disney World without a visit to Sleepy Hollow for at least one waffle sandwich.

Be Our Guest: While technically a quick service restaurant for breakfast (and lunch) Be Our Guest does require reservations 180 days in advance. Breakfast is a little pricy for a non-character meal at $19.99 per adult and $11.99 per child but the menu is fairly large (visit here to see!), the food delicious, and the setting stunning.

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Table Service Restaurants

Crystal Palace: Featuring characters from Winnie the Pooh, Crystal Palace is a reasonably priced character meal around $25-30 per adult. Breakfast is served buffet style and also has an omelet station. Read Dana’s review here for more details!

Cinderella’s Royal Table: One of the most expensive meals on Disney property at $55-60 per adult, or 2 dining plan credits, Cinderella’s Royal Table is still what many would consider a not-to-miss meal and experience. At Cinderella’s Royal Table you’re truly spoiled by amazing food in an unbeatable location. Character interaction with Disney princesses is top notch and really could there be anything better than actually dining inside Cinderella’s castle? I think not!

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Podcast Episode 44: Breakfast Dining

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day so join us this week as we talk about all things breakfast at Disney!  Find out what we like and where we like to get it, as well as the news about the Be Our Guest breakfast offerings!

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Crystal Palace Breakfast

IMG_5757Quick Facts
Location: Magic Kingdom, at the end of Main Street
Hours: 8-10:30 am (Breakfast)
Characters: Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, and Piglet (characters are always subject to change)
Dining Plan: 1 credit

Crystal Palace has been a tradition for us. Our favorite thing to do is to get an ADR for before the park opens and have our picture taken in front of the castle with no one else in it!

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The restaurant is decorated in a Victorian style and a beautiful topiary garden greets you as you walk announcing a welcome to “Our Friendship Day Celebration.”IMG_5553

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Menu
(items are subject to change)

  • Seasonal fresh fruit
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Mickey waffles
  • Pork sausage and bacon
  • Breakfast Lasagna
  • Pooh’s Puffed French Toast
  • Pancakes
  • Breakfast Frittata
  • Corned Beef Hash
  • Omelet Station
  • Breakfast Potatoes
  • Grits
  • Muffins, Bagels, Pastries, and Croissants

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Your server will bring you your soda, juice, coffee or milk and then you are free to explore the buffet.

What sets this buffet apart from others: omelet station. Not many of the character buffets have this.

Crystal Palace also has some signature items, like the Puffed French Toast which is a cross between a cinnamon doughnut and French Toast.  And their breakfast lasagna is a fun twist with lots of sweet flavors packed in there.

Characters
Here you meet Winnie the Pooh and friends. Pooh is one of my son’s favorites so we have always enjoyed the characters here.

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In Conclusion
We have done this restaurant almost every trip and we adore it for the great variety of food. There is something to be said about arriving at the Magic Kingdom before everyone else, have your photo taken without worrying about other people in them and when you’re done you have your pick of which land you can go to.