#Food- Storyteller's Cafe Dinner Buffet- Last night, my family decided to return to Storytellers to have the dinner buffet. We have had this several times and always enjoyed it. Even though the selections may look small, it is a lot to fill you up. The prices are $27.99 for adults and $12.99 for children ages 3-9. The buffet includes New York Strip Steak, Turkey, Teriyaki Salmon, Tortellini in Alfredo sauce, Mashed Potatoes, Vegetables, Chicken Nuggets and Macaroni and Cheese for the kids (and kids at heart), fruit and salad (menu varies seasonally). What I really enjoy each time is the Corn Chowder, which also has chicken in it. Also, the desserts are very good too, which include a variety of mini cupcakes, bread pudding, apple cinnamon cheesecake and a smores dessert (the desserts vary seasonally). What is kind of hidden behind the counter is the all you can eat, unlimited ice cream! The serving they give you is equivalent to a single scoop at Gibson Girl on Main Street. Service wise, all of the Cast Members have always been very friendly and are always checking up on you. The entire atmosphere of the restaurant is very relaxing and you can escape the crowds of the parks. So, if you find yourself around the Grand Californian Hotel and you're really hungry, feel free to check this out. Also, I would highly recommend making a reservation just in case. And don't forget about their regular menu too (that's separate post...)
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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.”