Food review- Carnation Cafe. I'm not a foody by any means, but thought I'd offer up a quick review. We (me, wife and son) had dinner at the Carnation Cafe this evening. The atmosphere and decor are spot-on Disney. That is, no noticeable blemishes. Wait staff is well trained and knowledgeable, all to be expected. It was 6:00 pm and a parade was going by but even so the wait was nominal at 12 minutes for an inside table. My son and I both had the Main Street Cheeseburger and my wife had the Turkey Sandwich on a pretzel roll. The food was a little slow (the table next to ours was also a party of 3, they were seated after we were, ordered after we did and received their order a full 5 minutes before we did.) Overall the food was well prepared, but honestly the Carl's Jr $6.00 burger is a better deal. The beef patty is thin, masking the taste in a large (tasty) bun with a large amount of lettuce. The fries were coated in a seasoned salt I could have done without and the portion seemed rather tiny for the price and they were cold. The turkey sandwich was another story- fresh pretzel bread with generous portions of thin sliced turkey with a proper proportion of lettuce and tomato served with fresh fruit. Very tasty, I recommend it. Dessert was strawberry rhubarb pie with vanilla ice cream. To be fair, I don't like strawberry rhubarb, but the wife does. She said it was excellent. The crust was flaky and well made. My son tried a drink I recommend you avoid. The PB&J soda. (Sprite, grape grenadine and peanut butter flavor.) It tastes as bad as it sounds. I have no idea how they did it, but it left an aftertaste like a cigarette butt, no joking. To be fair, our waitress warned us that we would either love it or hate it, there would be no in-between. Because we hated it, she removed it from our bill. (Extra tip for her!) Overall, I would say the Cafe is on the "do again" list, I'm just going to try a different entree. Enjoy!
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A personal favorite is the beautifully hand crafted music box
A fun video from 2013, the story behind the music box with Clopin, Figaro and the even watch the Tangled Tower being put into the Fantasy Faire:
Of course, no trip to the Fantasy Faire would be complete without a visit to the Royal Hall. Loved this artist rendition, that's just how my girls are when they enter the Hall. ::sigh::
Took this next part directly from Disney Parks Blog:
“After walking into our main entrance, you will first go through a garden-like setting before entering the reception hall,” said Michel Den Dulk, Creative Director of Fantasy Faire for Walt Disney Imagineering. “Once inside the Royal Hall, guests will discover a beautiful gothic interior with nice wallpaper, wall cresting, wood finishes and chandeliers.”
Passing through a series of spaces, including the Grand Hall, you’ll have the opportunity to meet as many as three Disney princesses, from classic stories such as “Cinderella” and “Sleeping Beauty.”
Dont forget to grab a sweet treat from Maurice's Treats! At the time, (isn't there more now?) the adorable cart featured 3 “Twists” and a new signature beverage: Boysen Apple Freeze.
In a tribute to the historic Carnation Plaza Gardens, a shield over the archway leading from Fantasy Faire to Rancho del Zocalo in Frontierland displays the letters “CPG.”