Please welcome back guest author Sarah Gurung with a review of breakfast at the Intermission Food Court at the All-Star Music Resort!
As a longtime reader of the Disney Food Blog, I am excited to continue contributing to the site. My family started visiting Disney World before the value resorts existed, but when they were built, All-Star Music was the first that we called “home.”
During this visit, I traveled with my mother and my one-year-old daughter as well as my sister and her two-year-old daughter.
In my “real” (non-Disney) life, I eat vegetarian. While on vacation, I considerably loosened my self-imposed food restrictions and ate what sounded good. I will add details about vegetarian options where appropriate, because many are delicious.
Intermission Food Court is located in Melody Hall, the resort’s main building for check-in, concierge, check-out, shopping, and dining. The food court is open from 7 am to midnight (breakfast ends at 11am), and food is counter service or grab-and-go.
As one might expect, Intermission Food Court is a colorful and boisterous place. Upon entering, the food court counter and grab-and-go stations are to your left. The cashiers are straight ahead and serve as a buffer to the seating area. Beverage/utensil/topping bars are on the right.
The seating area extends the full length of the right side of the room and is abundant. Even during busy times, we had no trouble locating a table.
Seating is a mixture of both booths and tables (large and small to accommodate different size parties) and is a wash of peach, purple, and turquoise. The carpet is dark and dotted with resort-appropriate stars.
One long wall in the seating area features a mural of semi-recognizable singers and musicians in a variety of poses. Lighting is bright, and maneuvering around the space is relatively easy.
On rare occasions, I struggled a bit to navigate the tables while pushing a stroller; but generally speaking, it is spacious.
The beverage bar features the typical soft drink dispensers, condiment dispensers, and lemon and butter holders you expect.
Additionally, to the left of the beverage island is a small area with toasters and a microwave. Here, you also find the topping bar.
For breakfast, sugar-free syrup, honey, sugar packets, jams and jellies, and hot sauce are available. At lunch and dinner, packets of relish, large leaves of romaine lettuce, tomato slices, red onion slices, and pickles are provided to top burgers and sandwiches.
During our five-night stay, I had several opportunities to try dishes from breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The menus were virtually the same every day, with one exception: The Specialty counter (where you can find make-your-own-salad and chicken quesadillas daily) changed one item on its dinner menu nightly.
For more about lunch and dinner, check out my guest review on Lunch and Dinner at the Intermission Food Court!
For breakfast, guests will find a variety of eats including items at the Bakery, where you can get self-serve cookies, muffins, and other pastries.
In addition to the counter service stations, there is a grab-and-go area called the Market fresh fruit, yogurt, and other breakfast items to-go.
On our first morning at the resort, I opted for Pancakes with Fruit, accompanied by three chicken sausage links. (Meats can be substituted for home fries.)
The pancakes tasted like standard pancakes, my favorite breakfast food, but were a bit chewy due to sitting for some time under the heat lamps. The strawberry topping had lots of strawberry pieces and a syrupy sauce.
I was happy to find, along with pork sausage and bacon, that chicken sausage was an option. The casing is synthetic, so for those who do not eat pork, they are a good option.
The dominant flavor in the sausage is sage, and they are appropriately sausage-y. For myself, I would have preferred they be cooked a little longer as the casing was a bit chewy and lacked the snap I enjoy.
The next morning, I chose the Bounty Platter (note: on the menu it is listed as the All-Star Breakfast Platter): including scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, two French toast sticks, and a biscuit.
The scrambled eggs were clumpy but were a good foundation for the rest of the breakfast. The bacon was thin and floppy but had a great bacon taste.
I again chose the chicken sausage and found they were undercooked for me. (Meats on the Bounty can be replaced with more eggs or more home fries.)
The home fries were a big hit with my daughter, but I felt they lacked seasoning. The biscuit was a standard buffet-quality biscuit, but coated in strawberry jam from the topping bar I actually enjoyed it.
The French toast sticks were better than I expected as they appeared to be actual pieces of toast, dipped and cooked rather than frozen.
On day three, I saddled up to the Specialty counter and ordered a Croissant Sandwich: scrambled eggs, bacon, and cheese on a sliced croissant. (Can be ordered without bacon.)
The Croissant Sandwich was tasty. The eggs were a little less clumpy than on the Bounty Platter, but the bacon was identical. The cheese was, sadly, unmelted. Ultimately, it was a convenient and predictable breakfast, but it didn’t knock my socks off.
I was disappointed to discover that it was not accompanied by home fries, and I ended up supplementing my breakfast with a chocolate/chocolate chip muffin. I’m glad I did!
The muffin was delicious. I’m not typically a huge chocolate fan, but it struck my fancy that morning.
The muffin is taller than those I make at home, and when I cut into and took my first bite, I discovered that it had a consistency more akin to a cupcake than to a muffin. The chocolate chips were dotted throughout, and despite its appearance and ingredients, it was not overly sweet. I was pleasantly surprised.
Intermission Food Court is, in most ways, a standard Disney World food court. It features many of the familiar dishes we expect and enjoy, as well as the convenience that makes staying on-site such a joy for my family and me.
I was excited to discover some surprise hits during my stay, and our old standbys rarely let us down. Dare I say, my dining experience at All-Star Music Resort hit almost all the right notes. 😉 I hope it will for you, too.
Sarah Gurung is an unemployed high school English teacher but a fully-employed stay-at-home mom to one incredible daughter. She has been a Disney World fanatic since her first family trip in 1992 and loves exploring the world of food at the World.
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