When dining in Walt Disney World, Guests are certainly not short of choices. There are several restaurants to suit dining at any time of day. With character dining, signature restaurants, and themed quick-service locations, the Walt Disney World Resort has it all. But which meal do you find that you plan for the most?
Breakfast is our favorite time of day to plan for. We love to fill up in the morning, snack in the afternoon, and then consider dinner. But there are many places to choose from around the Walt Disney World Resort. If you want something light, then quick-service dining is the ideal choice. For Guests looking for a feast, buffet or family-style dining is an excellent decision. Full-service restaurants are great if you’re looking for a bit of sophistication in the morning without overeating.
Having tried many different breakfast experiences in Walt Disney World, we recently decided to dine somewhere new. It’s a spot we’ve considered but never visited in the past. Our last visit to the Walt Disney World Resort was the perfect time to stop by. We weren’t at all disappointed in our decision. We’ve found a breakfast spot that we’ll be returning to again and again. Keep reading if you’re looking for value for money with a great setting and delicious food!
There has always been a selection of Disney restaurants that offer buffet-style dining. Buffet dining in the Walt Disney World Resort generally allows Guests to dine with Disney characters, such as Tusker House in Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Hollywood & Vine in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Boma – Flavors of Africa in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and Cape May Cafe in Disney’s Beach Club also offer buffet-style dining without the addition of Disney characters.
An alternative to buffet-style dining is family-style dining. There’s no need to leave the table, as Cast Members bring you skillets filled with delicious food. Guests can eat as much as they desire; as you find your favorite items, request more from your server.
Restaurants in the Walt Disney World Resort that offer family-style dining include:
- Whispering Canyon Cafe in Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
- ‘Ohana in Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
- Liberty Tree Tavern in Magic Kingdom Park
- Garden Grill in EPCOT
- Sebastian’s Bistro in Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
- Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in EPCOT
Trail’s End is also a family-style restaurant located at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground. Guests can enjoy breakfast from 7:30 a.m. through 12 p.m. daily. Trail’s End is also open for dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Find this underrated Disney restaurant next door to Pioneer Hall, where the Hoop-De-Doo Musical Revue takes place.
Trail’s End is a cozy and intimate restaurant. The log cabin features shutters on the window, and its walls are decorated with artifacts from the Frontier. Make yourself at home for an hour or two, and tuck into the rustic fare. Expect the usual Disney level of Guest service or better; when dining at Trail’s End, we noticed several Cast Members had the famous Blue name tag.
Breakfast at Trail’s End
Prepare for a delicious breakfast featuring rustic fare at Trail’s End. Breakfast comes in two parts for just $22.99 per adult and $12.99 per child.
To begin, a basket of oven-fresh pastries and strawberry yogurt parfait with berry granola is served. Pastries include sticky buns, a variety of croissants, and mini-muffins, with strawberry-honey butter. The yogurt parfait is petite, but remember, you can order more of anything you like. Plant-based options are available too. These include a pastry basket served with strawberry spread and lemon blueberry trifle. Allergy-friendly adaptations are also available.
The main course follows the pastries and yogurt parfait. This includes pecan-smoked brisket, eggs, Mickey waffles, bacon, sausage, and cheesy potato casserole. Table syrup and other sauces are served at your request. Guests ordering the plant-based skillet will be served with Just Eggs, Seitan Bacon, potato barrels, and Mickey waffles.
A hot beverage or juice is included in the cost of the family-style breakfast at Trail’s End. The good news is that the famous POG juice is also served here. Known as Pioneer Juice in Trail’s End, a glass of passionfruit, orange, and guava juice always adds extra magic to a Disney breakfast. There is also a selection of breakfast cocktails on the menu, should you wish to start your day off in style. The Pioneer Mimosa is a specialty at Trail’s End, made from Pioneer Juice and Paul Cheneau Lady of Spain Cuvée.
You won’t struggle to get a reservation at Trail’s End restaurant. That being said, it’s a great spot you don’t want to miss. For that reason, we recommend securing an advance dining reservation to avoid disappointment. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to arrive, though.
Trail’s End is just a short walk from the boat landing at Disney’s Fort Wilderness. Therefore, the easiest way to get there for most Walt Disney World Resort Guests is to get a bus to Magic Kingdom and then use the water taxi to Disney’s Fort Wilderness. Guests may also be able to get a bus from Magic Kingdom to the Settlement Depot Bus Stop in the Disney Resort. Give yourself at least an hour to travel to Trail’s End.
Guests wishing to travel from another Disney theme park, will need to use the internal bus loop at Disney’s Fort Wilderness. Buses from the Disney Parks and Disney Springs drop Guests at the Outpost Depot Bus Stop.
Have you dined at Trail’s End yet? If not, then don’t hesitate to visit during your next Disney vacation! It’s a great spot to fill up and offers excellent value-for-money.