This beloved Table Service restaurant began serving breakfast in November. The new offering has been such a hit that this temporary meal keeps getting extended. Originally it was only to be offered through early January. Then, Advance Dining Reservations were extended into early March. [Read more…]
The Plaza Restaurant in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is a longtime favorite.
The Plaza Restaurant
Tucked at the end of Main Street, U.S.A., this small location (as compared to your usual table service restaurant) is completely packed with old-fashioned charm echoing Main Street’s turn-of-the-century feel.
The Plaza Restaurant is typically a spot for lunch and dinner, but this morning a new meal made its debut: breakfast! You can currently make an Advance Dining Reservation for breakfast from 7:45 – 10:30 AM. And, as of press time, The Plaza will be serving breakfast through March 2, 2019. (It is unknown at this time whether the meal will be extended beyond that date.)
So let’s start our Magic Kingdom day with breakfast at The Plaza Restaurant!
We can’t help but say that The Plaza Restaurant — filled with sunlight pouring in from the windows — is a perfectly charming space to begin the day! [Read more…]
The Plaza Restaurant in Magic Kingdom will start serving breakfast on November 4, 2018. And when the new meal for this table service restaurant was originally announced, dates were only available for booking through January 5, 2019.
The Plaza Restaurant is home to classic American lunch and dinner favorites like a Club or Reuben sandwich. And don’t forget those all-you-can-drink Milkshakes of the Month (currently an Un-Birthday Celebration Spectacular), but now you’ll be able to add breakfast favorites to the list of items at the Plaza!
That’s right! Starting November 4 and running through early January 5th, you’ll be able to have a table-service breakfast on Main Street U.S.A. while looking at Cinderella Castle! [Editor’s Update: Breakfast at Plaza Restaurant has been extended, and bookings are currently available through March 2, 2019!]
Time to ‘fess up: I’d never tried one of the breakfast sandwiches at Main Street Bakery… or at any of the other Disney Starbucks locations.
Main Street Bakery
It’s not so much that the options aren’t appealing, but I could get the same thing three minutes away from my own home at the Starbucks down the street. And about three minutes down the road from there at the next one. And about four minutes from… well, you get the idea ;).
But, no matter what your thoughts are on the availability of Starbucks at the parks, it’s here to stay. And as such, Starbucks Breakfast Sandwiches are a part of the Disney dining scene, so it’s time we grab one for review here on the DFB.
Participants on the Disney Dining Plan might be especially interested to know that the Breakfast Sandwiches are available on the plan as part of one Quick Service meal entitlement, which also includes your choice of beverage.
While I picked up my breakfast sandwich at Main Street Bakery (Magic Kingdom’s Starbucks location), the same offerings are available at the other in-park Starbucks as well: The Trolley Car Cafe at Hollywood Studios, and Epcot’s Fountain View.
Choices include a Ham and Swiss Croissant, a Bacon and Gouda Sandwich, a Sausage and Cheddar Biscuit, and a Spinach, Feta, and Cage-free Egg White Wrap.
I went with the Bacon and Gouda Artisan Breakfast Sandwich because … well, ‘cuz, bacon. Also, the roll looked most appetizing to me of the bread choices.
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The long-awaited moment has arrived…
So, in the (slightly paraphrased) words of Lumiere, “Now, we invite you to relax, let us pull up a chair, as Be Our Guest Restaurant proudly presents… your Breakfast!”
Since the day Be Our Guest Restaurant opened as part of New Fantasyland in November of 2012, it seems to have only picked up steam. To say that its initial offerings of a Table Service Dinner and Counter Service Lunch have been successful would be an enormous understatement. The popularity and demand for meals at Be Our Guest have led to a third offering for the day, which is the new meal and experience that we’re here to review now: Breakfast at Be Our Guest Restaurant!
UPDATE: Please note that as of June 2015, the original test phase of breakfast at Be Our Guest Restaurant has been extended and Advance Dining Reservations are available for breakfast through October 3, 2015.
Before we step inside, though, it’s worth exploring the outside grounds a bit, since that’s where you check in for your Advance Dining Reservation. But mostly, it’s just a neat hour to be in New Fantasyland and experience some of the quiet among the earliest breakfast arrivals.
With the Daylight Savings Time change being so recent, the sun had not been out long before my friends and I arrived for check in, so the natural light in the area was especially beautiful.
But it’s also the indoor themeing of this restaurant that makes it so special, so let’s step once more into the Beast’s Castle…
We’ve taken one or two (or three) tours around Be Our Guest Restaurant before, but it’s undeniable that the exceptional theming has been the top draw for guests hoping to dine here. And since, as with lunch, you get to choose where you sit for breakfast, you’ll want to give each of the three rooms consideration before your visit.
I don’t know which of the rooms has been most in demand since Be Our Guest opened. I’m guessing that it might be the Ballroom, since it so perfectly captures the scene where Belle and Beast dance together in the film, and is complete with elegant seating, stunning chandeliers, and falling snow.
Many guests, though, are eager to dine in the West Wing: the place Belle was forbidden to go due to the presence of the Enchanted Rose.
Aside from the magically falling rose petals, amazing special effects in this room include the sound of periodic thunderstorms, simultaneously revealing glimpses of the Beast in the portrait of the prince.
While the third room, the Rose Gallery, isn’t open for dinner, it IS open for both breakfast lunch. The highlight is the [Read more…]
Here we goooooooooo!
After opening in 2012, Be Our Guest Restaurant was an instant sensation for disney-goers, and it has since become THE reservation to get when you’re planning a trip to the World.
BOG has a long history of “firsts.” The table-service dinner at the French, Beauty and the Beast-inspired restaurant features alcohol in the Magic Kingdom for the first time ever, the lunch meal became the first to offer dining FastPass+ bookings (no longer offered), and subsequently lunch just became the first counter-service restaurant to require reservations to dine.
Now, Be Our Guest’s counter-service breakfast is also taking Advance Dining Reservations!
And today we’ve got a fun FIRST LOOK at all of the food for you. We’ll have a full review on Monday with our fancy camera pics, but I couldn’t wait to share a few phone pics with you this morning!
UPDATE: Please note that as of June 2015, the initial test phase of breakfast at Be Our Guest Restaurant has been extended and Advance Dining Reservations are currently available through October 3, 2015.
There’s nothing like an early morning romp through the Magic Kingdom — especially when the park is totally empty (well, almost)!
And that’s one of the many benefits of booking a “before-the-park-opens” meal at one of Magic Kingdom’s breakfast restaurants. Not only do you get some great photo ops, but you’re also done with breakfast and ALREADY IN THE PARK just in time to get to the front of the line at your favorite rides as soon as they open.
But, our favorite attractions are always the restaurants, so we couldn’t wait to cross that bridge over to the Beast’s Castle and enjoy breakfast at Be Our Guest for the first time ever.
Check-in was at two umbrella’d tables in front of the main [Read more…]
Sigh. We just hate it when our favorite foods fall off the menus of top spots around Walt Disney World. Sure, it’s awesome to see new things. But can’t we just keep them all???
I’ve been feeling a little nostalgic lately, and that, coupled with the chilly temps that everyone is experiencing…well, that has me dreaming of comfort food, big time. So today, I thought I’d share with you a recipe for one of my favorite Disney breakfast items of all time — French Toast Loaf from Main Street Bakery!
While it’s great that many coffee lovers can now get a great cup of Starbucks coffee on the way to it’s a small world, I do miss all the lovely treats that you used to get here. Time to get into the kitchen and make a few for myself, I’m thinking!
Main Street Bakery’s French Toast Loaf
Yield: 7 servings
Ingredients: [Read more…]