In this house we love fairy tales, but if it’s a Disney fairy tale, even better. That’s why we were incredibly excited to book Disney’s newest character meal during our last visit to Walt Disney World – the Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast!
Disney’s Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast
For this unique character experience, you don’t have to head to the parks.
That’s right, while many Disney character meals are held inside one of the theme parks on property, the Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast is held outside the parks.
Why is this awesome in my book?
- Allows for extra-magical character interaction on arrival/departure days or relaxing, non-park days
- Character meals out of the parks allow for more time on rides/attractions while in the parks
- Can visit when not on a primarily Disney focused trip (we love to sneak over when in Orlando)
This character meal is found in the Epcot resort area, on Disney’s Boardwalk.
It’s just a short walk or boat ride from Disney’s Boardwalk, Beach or Yacht Club resorts.
We often stay at Disney Yacht Club which has incredible views of the Boardwalk area. This last trip, our arrival day was made extra special with a late morning meal at the Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast. They can meet characters now instead of waiting until the first full park day! Oh, and some fun characters at that.
Trattoria al Forno is the host restaurant for the Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast.
It’s a beautiful setting with romantic lighting and seating.
While the restaurant usually serves authentic Italian cuisine, the menu completely changes for this breakfast. Note: The restaurant is only open for breakfast and dinner (not lunch) and the character meal (with characters) is only available for breakfast.
Arrival at Character Breakfast
I highly recommend making an ADR (Advanced Dining Reservation) either online or by phone for the character meal, though in a pinch I’ve sometimes been able to walk up and snag a reservation.
Your experience begins with the kids receiving their very own Bon Voyage Adventure Journal to fill out – a great souvenir!
What would a character meal be without characters? Though character appearances may certainly change, this breakfast is known for certain characters:
- Prince Eric
- Flynn Rider
This makes it the only character meal where you’ll find Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, and Prince Eric. Personal photographs and autographs are available when they visit your table, and note that there are no Disney PhotoPass photographers at this breakfast.
Note: You can also find Ariel often at Cinderella’s Royal Table in Magic Kingdom or at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in Epcot.
Important: Characters rotate throughout the restaurant and visit your table, so please make sure your children follow proper character etiquette and don’t run up to the characters who with other guests or are on their way to another guest’s table. Trust me, you don’t have to leave the restaurant until all characters have been seen by your kids. No worries.
The highlight of the breakfast was perhaps our interaction with the former ruffian himself, Flynn Rider.
TIP: My little princess was ready with a cast iron skillet of her own (I taught her well). Actually, the cast iron skillet is presented to each table with a selection of pastries that I will show you below. So, if you want a photograph like this for posterity, quickly empty all your pastries onto another plate and wipe it out with a napkin.
Viola – perfect photo opp!
It’s true that we love the Tangled characters, so this breakfast was so much fun. Surely you have seen my post about Tangled themed restroom at Disney World! (Also the best rest and play area for kids and one with free plugs for phone charging)
From your table you might just be able to watch the kitchen in action, something I always love to do at a restaurant.
Though my family adores so many character meals, this one is unique in that the food is themed!
Yes! It all starts from the very beginning. Recognize this Tangled sun in pastry form? The symbol that you’ve seen on beautiful lanterns appears before you to begin your breakfast. But that’s not all.
First and Second Courses
Your first course, complimentary with the breakfast, is a skillet full of themed pastries.
Two are themed in honor of Rapunzel (in addition to the skillet, which we all remember from Rapunzel hitting Flynn over the head with) – the beautiful Tangled sun pastry sprinkled with a bit of powdered sugar and a long braid pastry, reminiscent of Rapunzel’s long, beautiful hair.
You’ll notice one themed in honor of Ariel – the beautiful clam shell with “pearl” pastry.
Your second course is one where you get to choose between fresh fruit or a berry, yogurt, and granola parfait.
This breakfast is not a buffet. You choose from among several plated entrees for your third and final course.
Options can include…
- Frittata with roasted red peppers, prosciutto, onions, potatoes and Pecorino Romano cheese
- Fluffy buttermilk pancakes with bacon or sausage
- Breakfast calzone with scrambled eggs, cured meat and a blend of cheeses stuffed in an oven-baked dough and served with Sunday gravy
Note: Menu items are subject to change.
You might notice my very special Rapunzel themed Tower of Pancakes, with Tangled sun on top. It was incredibly delicious and I highly recommend it.
If you would like to have an “Under the Sea” themed breakfast, try King Triton’s Shipwreck al Forno. Of course, my kiddo loved the themed kid’s meals and chose Flounder’s Flapjacks!
As you enter or leave through the restaurant’s lobby, you’ll find a portable cart with gifts and princess dresses available for purchase!
Some items we spotted in the cart:
- Pascal plush
- Ariel and Rapunzel classic dolls
- Autograph books (perfect for character autographs you can get)
- Princess dresses
It’s been a while since we’ve enjoyed a brand new character meal, so this was certainly something we looked forward to.
Will we go back? You bet! I highly recommend the Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast!
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Jonia J Wortley says
The food was pretty non edible, and definitely over priced. Flynn was awesome though.
Curious what you ordered as our meal was pretty delicious?
Sara Phillips says
That looks like a really fun restaurant experience!
Cathi Crismon says
I had no idea there was a character breakfast outside the parks at WDW. What a perfect way to spend breakfast on busy busy days! Your little one looks to be having the magical time of her life!
Oh goodness Cathi, there are several character meals outside the parks at WDW! 🙂 There’s even one at Grand Floridian we’ve attended twice (and I know that’s a favorite resort of yours)!
This looks like a lot of fun and the food looks delicious!