Today we are sharing one of the best breakfast spots at Walt Disney World:
Trails End Restaurant at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
Who likes a buffet? I figure if a person is going to get up within an hour of sunrise and then subject themselves to physical activity, like walking to a restaurant for breakfast, that person had better be served an insane amount of food! Yup, I say ‘Buffet Me’!
Karen and I stayed with her parents at Fort Wilderness in 2008. Now this may surprise you, but I was able to get up and be ready to go long before the woman and two older people traveling with me. I know, it seems unlikely, but I had an hour or two to kill before everyone else was ready to get their Park on!
So… I walked a bit, took a bus, and walked some more. Then I got my napkin on and enjoyed one of the best breakfast buffets in all of Walt Disney World. And here is what you can find on the menu:
Fresh Fruit / Scrambled Eggs / Sausage and Bacon / Breakfast Pizza / Breakfast Hash
Mickey Waffles / Eggs Benedict / Biscuits and Sausage Gravy
Specialty Country Pork Dish / French Toast-Custard Pudding / Cheese Grits
Oatmeal / Yogurt Parfait Station / Freshly-baked Pastries / Vegetable Frittata
Served with Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Hash Browns, French Toast, and Biscuit – $8.79
Self-explanatory and oh-so yummy – $3.19
I’ll interrupt this menu for a little story: One of the ladies serving at the take-out location would give me a little extra service when I would come in just to order a coffee and a cinnamon roll. She would put it in the pizza oven for just a moment to heat it up and nicely melt the icing. Then I would take it out onto the porch and sit in a big rocking chair, enjoy the view, the aromas, and the good times! Not all Cast Members will do this for you, so I always felt special when I was treated to this perk by my favorite server!
Warm Sticky Buns (6 each) – $4.69
Oatmeal – $2.79
Biscuits and Gravy – $3.69
Fruit Plate – $3.39
Yogurt – $1.99
Freshly Brewed Joffrey’s Coffee® – $2.79
Editorial Update: Prices are always going up and I’m sure as you are reading this (whatever year it is) the cost of a good breakfast at Walt Disney World has skyrocketed! Do you still enjoy the most important meal of the day when you vacation at the Resorts or in the Parks?
Shhhh Lee!!!! This is definitely one of the best secrets on property. We love heading to Trails End any time of day. You typically can get in and the food is wonderful!
Sorry! I’m a shout-from-the-rooftops type of guy, but… I could shout softly for you! No waiting was what sold it for me!
For those that say that Disney food isn’t a good value, I had breakfast at Bob Evans today. Two eggs, sausage, hash browns, and toast cost $7.99. For 80 cents more, I could get bacon and French Toast in addition to my eggs, sausage and hash browns. That’s a good value. Sounds like a great spot for breakfast.
I certainly agree! Thanks for commenting!
We’re staying at The Wilderness Lodge this summer and have thought about heading over to Fort Wilderness to eat. About how long is the walk? Do you think we’ll need a reservation if we want to try the buffet?
I know there is a bus that goes between the two resorts and a boat. Not sure how long a walk would take. I didn’t find the mornings to be too busy and never had to make a reservation, but to avoid disappointment it might not be a bad idea.
Enjoy and thanks for commenting!
Oh my goodness, now I want a cinnamon roll.
Are they as good as the ones that used to be in the Main Street Bakery? The ones at Gaston’s Tavern just don’t make the cut.
I’ve had cin rolls at both locations and I’d say they are both awesome! Enjoy!
Sounds delicious! I’m not a huge breakfast eater, but somehow I always manage to enjoy breakfast at Disney!
Somehow I manage to enjoy EVERYTHING at Disney! But yeah, especially breakfast for me!