Over the last few years, almost all of the restaurants that were close at Walt Disney World have reopened, and now one of the last ones is finally coming back. Starting April 10, 2024, 1900 Park Fare is reopening to the public at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.
In this post, we are going to explain everything you need to know about the 1900 Park Fare restaurant. We will share with you all the info about the reopening, the menus, prices, dress code, reservations and all the changes you can expect to find.
We’re excited that one of our favorite Disney character meals is back and that it’s introducing a new lineup of characters and updates to the dining room decor among other special touches. That’s right, the old group that included Alice in Wonderland and Winnie the Pooh is gone (more on that in a moment).
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1900 Park Fare Overview
- Location: Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa (Walt Disney World)
- Reopening: April 10, 2024
- Type: Character Dining
- Price: $$$
- Cuisine Type: American/Buffet
- Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
- Dress Code: Casual
- Age: All Ages
1900 Park Fare is one of the most iconic Disney World character meals and has been a fixture at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa since 1988.
If you are looking for an amazing dining experience while visiting Walt Disney World, look no further. It’s great American fare in a whimsical dining room and a fantastic choice for kids. It’s open for breakfast and dinner, and each meal is totally different but both are all-you-care-to-enjoy buffets.
Even though it’s American cuisine, don’t come here expecting to find just burgers and pizza. This menu has some very unique offerings such as the Strawberry Soup which its most famous for.
Of course the characters are what most people come here for and the new lineup includes Aladdin, Cinderella, Mirabel and Tiana. A character meal at Walt Disney World’s flagship resort should be on everyone’s to-do list and it’s definitely worth a visit.
(UPDATE) – 1900 Park Fare Reopening April 10
The classic Disney restaurant 1900 Park Fare at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is finally reopening on April 10, 2024, with reservations starting March 5, 2024.
But even though 1900 Park Fare is coming back, don’t expect it to be the same dining experience you remember. Yes, it’s still a character meal and much of the whimsical atmosphere remains, but there are also some big changes to the character lineup, menu and even the decor is getting a refresh.
So what will the new version of 1900 Park Fare be like?
The first change is to the characters. It appears that all of the original characters are gone. That means no more Alice, The Mad Hatter, Mary Poppins, Winnie the Pooh or Tigger. Instead the new lineup includes Aladdin (in his Prince Ali look), Cinderella, Mirabel and Tiana (in her new look for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure).
The restaurant will still be serving breakfast and dinner, but new menu items are being dreamed up by the talented chefs at the Grand Floridian Resort. According to Disney, the new items “pay tribute to some of the characters and stories you’ll encounter throughout the restaurant.”
Don’t worry, the iconic Strawberry Soup will still be on the menu, and it’s a must-try if you haven’t had it already.
Next, 1900 Park Fare has always been famous for its unique atmosphere that makes you feel like you’ve just been thrown into a Mary Poppins film or something. Disney did confirm the decor is getting update, but many of the pieces that made 1900 Park Fare are sticking around.
For example, you probably remember “Big Bertha”, the antique organ mounted high up on the dining room wall. She will still be on display and the centerpiece of the dining room.
“Just like before, carousel theming is woven throughout the restaurant — starting with the impressive new mural shown above, which will serve as the focal point of the restaurant’s entrance. In one of the adjoining dining rooms, you’ll find drawings of carousel animals inspired by classic Disney films like “Alice in Wonderland” and “The Little Mermaid.” Keep an eye out for other hidden carousel details when you visit!”
There will also be exclusive new artwork woven in throughout the main dining room, “where you’ll also find twelve new portraits created exclusively for the restaurant by Disney artists. Each one, inspired by the impressionist art style of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, features a different Disney character as they hope, dream and wish upon a star (or even a magic lamp or a wishing well).”
Over the years, 1900 Park Fare has been the backdrop of so many guests’ favorite vacation memories. At the heart of this unique restaurant is the magic and whimsy of turn-of-the-century gardens and fairgrounds, where people of all ages came together to enjoy each other’s company. The spirit of those carefree days spent outdoors is brought to life with each detail big and small, making it the perfect place to create new memories with loved ones.
There are no official menus for 1900 Park Fare at this time, but Disney should be releasing those shortly, so stay tuned.
My thoughts on all these changes are optimistic, but I’m not sure how it will all gel together. For example, the selection of characters here seems kind of random, like they just picked some of the more popular characters and threw them all together. Aladdin and Tiana have a ton in common afterall.
This is unlike the cohesive group of British characters the restaurant used to have, that at least all felt suited to the Victorian-theme of the resort.
We also will reserve judgement until we see exactly what the new decor is and how it will work with all these new characters that frankly don’t really belong together. We are intrigued by a refresh of the menu, and we can’t wait to see what all the new offerings are.
Hours of Operation
1900 Park Fare is only open for Breakfast and Dinner and it is closed for Lunch. This is how it’s always been and it will remain that way when it reopens.
1900 Park Fare hours:
- Breakfast: 7:30 am – 12:15 pm
- Lunch: Not Open
- Dinner: 3:30 pm – 10:00 pm
1900 Park Fare is located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa on the ground floor of the main building. The address is 4401 Floridian Way, Orlando, FL 32830.
When you walk into the main lobby at the Grand Floridian, head to the back left of the building and walk past the gift shop. When you walk down the hallway you will be at the back entrance of the building and the entrance to 1900 Park Fare and the Grand Floridian Cafe.
*Reservations for 1900 Park Fare open to guests on March 5, 2024.
More than all other restaurants in Walt Disney World, advanced reservations are absolutely required when dining at 1900 Park Fare. To make a reservation for 1900 Park Fare you have 2 options:
- Phone Reservations – Call (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463 from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm daily.
- Online Reservations and My Disney Experience App – This is the easiest way as you will see all your available time slots for the selected day.
Dining reservations sell out extremely quickly at 1900 Park Fare due to the fact it’s a character meal and also its location next to the Magic Kingdom and being one of the Disney monorail resorts. That means you need to make your dining reservations far in advance if you want a chance to dine here.
If you are trying to get a table at 1900 Park Fare, make sure to read our post on Disney World Advanced Dining Reservations first. There we have the best tips to get a table during your next trip.
Of course, at times your plans may change and you may have to cancel or modify your reservations. If you need to cancel your booking, this must be done at least 2 hours in advance of your reservation time.
There are 6 different ways you can modify or cancel your reservation:
- Online: Find your reservation under My Plans in My Disney Experience and then modify or cancel it.
- My Disney Experience App: Find your reservation under your “Future Plans” and then modify or cancel it.
- Phone: Disney has a dedicated number for cancellations (407-WDW-CNCL).
- At the Restaurant
- Hotel Front Desk
- Disney Guest Relations
There is a $10 per-person cancellation fee for cancellations not made 2 or more hours from the time of your reservation, so make sure to do this in time.
The Disney Dining Plan is accepted at 1900 Park Fare and both breakfast and dinner are 1 Dining Credit per guest. That’s a pretty good use of dining credits and there are even some character meals that cost 2 credits. So to get the character experience here for only 1 is a pretty big deal.
- Tables in Wonderland – No. Since August 1, 2014, 1900 Park Fare no longer accepts the Tables in Wonderland discount.
- WDW Annual Passholder – Yes (10%)
- Disney Vacation Club – Yes (10%)
- Disney Rewards VISA – Yes (10%)
1900 Park Fare FAQs
No, not yet. 1900 Park Fare is reopening on April 10, 2024.
Yes, absolutely. Dining reservations are required for 1900 Park Fare and they sell out far ahead of time due to it being a character meal, its location and popularity of the restaurant.
1900 Park Fare serves American cuisine served in an all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet style. Traditional foods are served for both of these meals, as well as some unique menu items that go along with the stories of the characters at this location.
Valet parking is available to guests dining at 1900 Park Fare at no additional cost.
We hope you enjoyed this look at the 1900 Park Fare restaurant. Keep checking back here at Ziggy Knows Disney as we will be adding any new info as it comes out as well as a full review soon.
In the meantime, check out our Disney World Restaurant Review page for a closer look at all the restaurants. Be sure to read our list of the Best Disney World Restaurants for our full rankings of all the top places to eat on your trip.
If you are going to Disney World soon, make sure to read our Disney World Planning Guide for all the tips and info you will need to cover everything! Also, check out our Disney World Crowd Calendar so you know when the best time to visit is!
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- Are you looking forward to going to this restaurant?
- What has been your experience dining here?
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