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!
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.
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:
Trail’s End Breakfast Buffet
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
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:
Lions and Tigers and Strollers, Oh My!
This is not Caroline’s first time in the Disney College Program. Along with her sister, she was previously accepted into the program a few years earlier. Back in Colorado, Caroline was wishing for a little more pixie dust to brighten up her life. On a whim, she decides to apply to the exclusive Disney Alumni Summer Program.
Now that she’s back, things get wild.
Wild, as in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where Caroline is assigned to work in Stroller Rental. While not the most glamorous position in the park, it’s often ground zero for humanity at its best and at its worst.
While Caroline makes many “Magical Moments” for deserving guests whose pixie dust has gone temporarily sideways, she also receives magical moments of her own through the friendships she makes, going to Disney cast member exclusive events, and all the spectacular dining opportunities at Disney World.
Caroline tells all – from the ins and outs of Disney’s secret training class called Traditions; to learning how to be a happy cast member during on-the-job training; to what it’s like to interact with fellow cast members and the guests who are ready to explore the most magical place on earth.
Join Caroline as she takes you on a wild ride through her adventures in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. But be careful, it’s a jungle out there!
Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.
Book link on Amazon.com: Adventures in the Animal Kingdom
About the Author:
Caroline’s love for all things Disney, and desire to grow up to be a Disney princess, is the reason she always wanted to work for Disney. Her dream came true working as a cast member at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Caroline is the co-author of the book, Two Girls and a Mouse Tale, about her adventures working at Disney World with her sister.
She is currently a 7th grade middle school Social Studies teacher in Colorado.
Daily blog link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/