Best Breakfast at Disney World: Trail’s End!


Arriving ontime!

Caroline made our reservations at Trail’s End Restaurant and was able to include her two CP friends, Ricky and Jordan.

You can’t just drive up to the restaurant parking lot.  You first have to park at the Wilderness Lodge, then take a bus to the restaurant which is up in the Fort Wilderness campground area.  The buses run every 5 minutes and it takes about 10-12 minutes to get there as they make a lot of stops.

Our reservation was for 11am and we got there at exactly 10:59am. Good planning!  It was a cloudy, but warm day in the high 70s with rain in the forecast for later on that afternoon.

We had the nicest cast member as our waiter!


The buffet stations with hot and cold breakfast foods.

Trail’s End is a pretty small restaurant, and it’s set up buffet serving style.  A few minutes after being seated and ordering some coffee and hot cocoa, we all got up and went over to the different stations of food.

Moonshine juice in glass canning jars.

Moonshine juice in glass canning jars.

We were immediately served the most delicious “moonshine” drink, a yummy mixture of chilled orange juice, peach juice, and pineapple juice. So good!

I loved how everything is served on western-style tin plates and all the restaurant’s western décor, including a real buffalo head mounted on the wall and the stone fireplace.

My favorite dish was the French Toast Bake, a house specialty, and all the egg dishes.  There were huge serving platters of crisp bacon and grilled sausages.  It was all delicious!

We were excited when we got the bill because breakfast is 40% off for cast members and their guests.  For that giant breakfast, it was only $14.99!!

I have eaten a lot of breakfasts around the Walt Disney World property and I would definitely say that Trail’s End is the best breakfast of them all!

Rating:  5 Stars

Some more food photos:


Two kinds of Mickey Waffles:  Plain and Chocolate Chip!


Bacon and two kinds of breakfast sausages.


Caroline’s Round One.


Round Two!


Mickey Waffles!! Christian’s favorite!


There was hardly anyone in the restaurant.


Two kinds of yogurt (strawberry and vanilla) with several healthy toppings.


Caroline and her CP friend, Ricky.


Mom and Christian



IMG_7109Trail’s End Breakfast Buffet (December 2015)

Entree/Main Courses
Breakfast Buffet – 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 – $17.99 [HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!]
Bounty Breakfast – served with Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Hash Browns, French Toast, and Biscuit – $8.79

Side Dishes
Biscuits and Gravy – Biscuits and Gravy – $3.69
Blueberry Yogurt – Blueberry Yogurt – $1.99
Cinnamon Roll – Cinnamon Roll – $3.19
Fruit Plate – Fruit Plate – $3.39
Muffin – Muffin – $2.79
Oatmeal – Oatmeal – $2.79
Warm Sticky Buns (6 each) – Warm Sticky Buns (6 each) – $4.69

Assorted Fountain Beverages – Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Cherry Coke, Sprite, Barq’s Root Beer, Minute Maid Light Pomegranate Lemonade, Pibb Xtra, Iced Tea – $2.99
Dasani Bottled Water – Dasani Bottled Water – $2.50
Freshly Brewed Joffrey’s Coffee – Freshly Brewed Joffrey’s Coffee – $2.79
Hot Cocoa – Hot Cocoa – $2.79
Hot Tea – Hot Tea – $2.79
Minute Maid Apple Juice – Minute Maid Apple Juice – $2.59

Some more photos:


Trail’s End Restaurant at the Fort Wilderness Campgrounds, all decorated for Christmas.


Ricky and Caroline


Our CP friend, Jordan, was able to join us too.


working together at DAK

Working together at DAK.

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

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We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program (Fall 2013/Spring 2014) and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney. Available now at in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

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