They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so we totally think that there should be some amazing pastries #OnTheList! And we’re starting at Gaston’s Tavern in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.
You’ll find the cozy counter spot in New Fantasyland, adjacent to other attractions featuring Beauty and the Beast themeing. And if you’re a fan of that film, you have to see this area. Just like Cars Land in Disney California Adventure, Disney did an absolutely astounding job making this corner of the park an immersive experience. You expect LeFou to greet you at every turn!
As for Gaston, he’s used antlers in all of his decorating, of course… .
Also, feel free to take a look around and make yourself comfy in Gaston’s enormous chair. We hear he’s out hunting and won’t be back for hours.
But let’s get down to the business — of eats!
While Gaston’s is a simply gorgeous spot, it has floundered a bit in the food department. When it opened, there were three main offerings here — a roasted Pork Shank (which was ridiculously good, and is no longer available), LeFou’s Brew (after all, you need something that looks like beer when you’re themed as a tavern in a mostly dry park), and Gaston’s Cinnamon Roll.
At the time it was introduced, the Cinnamon Roll was a bit of a head scratcher. After all, the Main Street Bakery offered the BEST CINNAMON ROLL IN THE WORLD. So why did this one need to exist?
Soon, we found out. As Main Street Bakery morphed into a Starbucks, many of its iconic offerings left the building. BUT — there was a bright spot, as the cinnamon roll at Gaston’s had just been introduced.
At the time, we compared the two, and gave a slight edge to the MSB version. But Disney assured us that the rolls were one and the same; Gaston’s just had a bit of Maple Flavoring added to the icing. And when we took an objective look at the matter, we agreed — Gaston’s Cinnamon Roll was a winner.
Now, one thing that you MUST do, however, is ask for that extra icing. See how it’s absolutely covered? That’s by request. I always, always ask for more. And I’ve never been told no — knock on wood!
So as long as they will continue to heap that extra topping onto this Gaston-sized cinnamon roll, it will remain #OnTheList for me!
Can’t get to Disney World to grab your own cinnamon roll? Try this Main Street Bakery Cinnamon Roll Recipe at home for the next best thing!
What about you? Does Gaston’s Cinnamon Roll make your cut for Disney #OnTheList favorites? Leave a comment and tell us what you think!