What Makes 1900 Park Fare Reopening Special Plus New Menu and Food Guide 2024

By: Greg Gately

What Makes 1900 Park Fare Reopening Special Plus New Menu and Food Guide 2024
What Makes 1900 Park Fare Reopening Special Plus New Menu and Food Guide 2024

What Makes 1900 Park Fare Reopening Special Plus New Menu and Food Guide 2024.

Still closed, but we went down a rabbit hole this morning to learn everything we could and got lost trying to find our way back out. Especially when we learned about the history of the Organ that towers above guests, Big Bertha!

Tucked away in the elegant setting of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa sits 1900 Park Fare, a restaurant that was a beautiful spot for guests to enjoy characters and good food. This spot, famous for its character dining, has been empty since the pandemic forced its closure in 2020. However, this Wednesday, April 10th, 2024 the character dining will return.

What Makes 1900 Park Fare Reopening Special Plus New Menu and Food Guide 2024
What Makes 1900 Park Fare Reopening Special Plus New Menu and Food Guide 2024

Let’s take a look at what made 1900 Park Fare so special. All our images are from after it was closed in 2020 and the room sat empty. The doors were open and we just got lucky enough to see inside. We do not know if this will be what the 1900 park fare will look like when/if it reopens.

Stepping into 1900 Park Fare feels like entering a carousel-themed wonderland. The walls are adorned with playful animal sculptures, and the centerpiece carousel adds a touch of Victorian elegance to the dining room.

As part of the ongoing transformation of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, upon reopening, 1900 Park Fare will have a newly refreshed look with the same grand charm. Now, you’ll be able to meet some new friends, too! As you dine, you’ll see none other than Princess Tiana in her new look for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, Aladdin with a royal touch in his Prince Aladdin ensemble, Mirabel, and Cinderella.  

Be sure to make reservations for this fan-favorite which reopened on March 5. You’ll want to come in to indulge in this tasty experience, whether it’s your first time or a repeat visitor! What truly made this place magical was the character interactions. At breakfast, guests could meet Mary Poppins and Alice in Wonderland, while dinner offered encounters with Cinderella and Prince Charming.

Adding to the enchantment was the grand organ with the melodies that added another layer of charm to the dining experience, transporting guests to a different era. Unfortunately, the silence brought on by the pandemic also silenced the organ, leaving patrons longing for its return.

Big Bertha:

What Makes 1900 Park Fare Reopening Special Plus New Menu and Food Guide 2024
What Makes 1900 Park Fare Reopening Special Plus New Menu and Food Guide 2024

“Big Bertha” Carousel Fair Organ was a beloved attraction wherever she went. Originally part of a carousel in Ramona Park, Michigan, from 1910 to 1955, she later moved to Gulf Shores, Alabama, after being stored away. Made in France in the late 1800s, she was restored by Paul Eakins between 1963 and 1966, taking over 2500 hours.

Over the years, Big Bertha underwent changes in how she played music, starting with a pinned cylinder and transitioning to cardboard books, and then rolls. She eventually settled on Wurlitzer Military Band Organ rolls.

Big Bertha’s music comes from 369 pipes and various drums, bells, and cymbals. Her design, with a director and two bell-ringers, is visually impressive, adorned with carvings of cherubs and a gargoyle.

Walt Disney World acquired Big Bertha in 1978 when the owner and person responsible for the organ restoration, Paul Eakins retired.

I think we’ve waited long enough. I’m pleased to present to you the official Foodie Guide to the one, the only, 1900 Park Fare!

Foodie Guide – Disney’s 1900 Park Fare Menu Released! Strawberry Soup is Back on the Menu. Earlier today reservations opened for the reopening of 1900 Park Fare in Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. This is one of the last major restaurants that has not been open since Disney World shut down back in 2020 due to the pandemic. Finally, we get back to another great character dining location.

We were lucky and woke up at 5:50 AM this morning and checked for reservations. Our luck held out and we got the 4:00 PM dinner on April 10th, the reopening date. Of course, we got this done without prior knowledge of the newest menu, but now we know the whole menu.

The wait is over – well almost! Starting April 10, the beloved 1900 Park Fare will be opening its doors once again at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Hungry guests will be delighted to try plenty of new bites as well as returning favorites coming back to this all-you-care-to-enjoy restaurant for breakfast and dinner. But don’t you worry, the Grand Floridian Strawberry Soup is back and ready to please you and your taste buds with strawberry goodness.

What Makes 1900 Park Fare Reopening Special Plus New Menu and Food Guide 2024

Breakfast 

Kickstart your day with sweet and savory breakfast favorites.

  • Bread Pudding with vanilla crème anglaise
  • Doughnut Holes tossed with shimmer
  • Grand Floridian Strawberry Soup with fresh strawberries and whipped cream
  • Double-Chocolate Muffin (Plant-based)
  • Guava and Cream Cheese Danish
  • Cinnamon Pull-apart Bread
  • Beef and Potato Hash
  • Classic Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise Sauce
  • Carved Ham
  • Croissant Breakfast Pizza
  • Smoked Salmon
  • Cheesy Potato Casserole
  • Spiced Tofu Scramble with Vegetables (Plant-based)
  • An assortment of fruit, cereals, pastries, breads as well as a variety of plant-based options
What Makes 1900 Park Fare Reopening Special Plus New Menu and Food Guide 2024

Related: Jaleo Disney Springs Gin & Tonic Festival returns April 15th, 2024

Dinner

All-you-care-to-enjoy dinner with an array of delicious dishes.

  • Peel-n-Eat Shrimp with cocktail sauce​
  • Tiana’s Gumbo​ with spicy andouille sausage
  • Baked Salmon with saffron-lemon butter  
  • Carved Prime Rib 
  • Curry-roasted Chicken 
  • Roasted Garlic Sausage with tomatoes, herbs, and braised cabbage 
  • Porchetta with Hunter’s Sauce
  • Couscous Salad with dried fruits, almonds, mint, and parsley
  • Sun-dried Tomato and Rosemary Focaccia
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Green Beans 
  • Glazed Carrots 
What Makes 1900 Park Fare Reopening Special Plus New Menu and Food Guide 2024
  • Grand Floridian Strawberry Soup with fresh strawberries and whipped cream
  • Grand Floridian Financier: Almond cake with sea salt caramel and toasted meringue
  • Toasted Coconut Cake with passion fruit custard and hibiscus crème (Plant-based)
  • Lemon-Blueberry Cheesecake 
  • Vanilla Cupcake
  • Fudge Brownie with triple chocolate mousse
What Makes 1900 Park Fare Reopening Special Plus New Menu and Food Guide 2024
What Makes 1900 Park Fare Reopening Special Plus New Menu and Food Guide 2024

Beverages

In addition to a variety of soft drinks, guests can also sip upon a selection of deliciously crafted beverages, both non-alcoholic and alcoholic, for an additional charge.

  • Lavender Lemonade: Minute Maid Premium Lemonade with flavors of lavender (Non-alcoholic beverage)
  • So Many Wishes: Pomegranate green tea, hibiscus, lemon, and a dash of stardust (Non-alcoholic beverage)
  • Passion Fruit Daiquiri: Diplomático Planas Extra Añejo Blanco Rum, Aperol Liqueur, passion fruit, vanilla, and lime 
  • Strawberry Rosé Spritz: La Fête du Rosé, Rockey’s Botanical Liqueur, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and strawberry 

I can’t wait for this favorite foodie spot to reopen on April 10 and try all these delicious bites and sips

What Makes 1900 Park Fare Reopening Special Plus New Menu and Food Guide 2024
What Makes 1900 Park Fare Reopening Special Plus New Menu and Food Guide 2024

1900 Park Fare – Temporarily Unavailable

Delight in breakfast and dinner buffets, plus a merry afternoon tea party, each hosted by Disney Characters.

Supercalifragilistic Breakfast

Join favorite Disney Friends for this fabulously festive, all-you-care-to-enjoy breakfast buffet! “Popp in” for custom-made omelets, fluffy mini pancakes, Mickey-shaped waffles, carved ham, and more.

Guests may meet such Disney Characters as:

  • Mary Poppins
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • The Mad Hatter
  • Tigger
  • Winnie the Pooh

And don’t miss Big Bertha, a turn-of-the-century, fancifully designed organ from France!

Character appearances and entertainment are subject to change.

Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner

Enjoy an enchanting buffet dinner as the honored Guest of Cinderella and Prince Charming!

The Princess storybook friends join in the festivities as you have a ball dining on delectable seafood, salad, pasta, and beef specialties. The culinary selections are representative of several “kingdoms” from around the globe and include such kid-friendly fare as chicken, cheese pizza, and macaroni and cheese.

Character appearances and entertainment are subject to change.

What Makes 1900 Park Fare Reopening Special Plus New Menu and Food Guide 2024

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