3 HUGE Changes Confirmed for 1900 Park Fare in Disney World

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1900 Park Fare

Over at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa lies what was once one of our FAVORITE Disney World restaurants. Yep, 1900 Park Fare. This popular character meal closed in 2020 with the rest of the Disney World resort, and we’ve been anxiously awaiting news of when it will reopen.

We learned earlier this week that 1900 Park Fare will reopen on April 10th with NEW menu offerings! So now we’re gathering ALL of the news and details of this monumental reopening right here!


It’s returning as a buffet, just as it was before. We don’t currently have menus, but Disney says we can expect more details on March 5th. This is likely when menu changes will be revealed, as well as any other fun information guests need to know before visiting! March 5th is also when you’ll be able to book reservations.

Strawberry Soup

Strawberry Soup has confirmed its return — the cold, sweet strawberry soup that’s so refreshing after a day in the parks! But there will be some new foods to sample, too, “dreamed up by our talented chefs to pay tribute to some of the characters and stories you’ll encounter throughout the restaurant.”

In the past, you could meet characters like Alice in Wonderland, The Mad Hatter, Mary Poppins, Winnie the Pooh, Cinderella, Prince Charming, Lady Tremaine, and the Step Sisters. But it has been revealed that new characters will join the meal.

Winnie the Pooh at 1900 Park Fare

When this spot reopens, you can dine with characters like Aladdin (in his Prince Ali look), Cinderella, Mirabel, and Tiana (in her NEW outfit for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure). Together, this fun cast of characters will celebrate the power of a wish.


Not only will 1900 Park Fare feature some new food and new characters, but you’ll also get to experience some new decor! 1900 Park Fare fans will rejoice to see “Big Bertha,” the antique organ that’s been around since 1988. But hold on to your hats and glasses, folks, because you’ll also spot this beautiful new mural Disney released to showcase the glamour and elegance of the Grand Floridian and compliment Big Bertha.


In the main dining room, Disney promises to debut twelve NEW portraits created exclusively for the restaurant. We don’t know exactly which characters will be featured, but we do have a hint! Disney explained that each portrait will feature a different character “as they hope, dream and wish upon a star (or even a magic lamp or a wishing well).”

In another dining room, check out the sweet carousel drawings inspired by Disney movies like The Little Mermaid and Alice in WonderlandDisney also teased more hidden carousel details coming soon!

Alice in the UK Pavilion in EPCOT’s World Showcase

We’re constantly monitoring the Disney World website, so we’ll be sure to keep you updated as soon as we learn more. Make sure to follow along so that you never miss a thing!

Once you make your 1900 Park Fare reservations, don’t forget to dress the park by grabbing some character-inspired outfits!


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  1. While I’m happy to see the restaurant reopening, I’m very disappointed with all these changes. 1900 was our FAVORITE character meal in all of WDW: Characters were the best (loved Mary Poppins!) the food was always great, and the theme fit in perfectly with the Grand Floridian. Now it’s becoming homogenized like everything else at WDW. Classic Disney management, “fixing” what was never broken to begin with. Just one more thing to add to the list of things we’ve lost at the GF. Previously we went to this restaurant on every trip, now doubtful we’ll go back.