Wednesday, July 6, 2016

New Trail's End Weekend Brunch, Disney's Ft. Wilderness Campground!! Come n' Get It!

A new scrumptious dining option is now available at Trail's End restaurant located at Disney's Ft. Wilderness Campground...BRUNCH! The brunch menu has the best of both worlds with a long list of breakfast items like biscuits and gravy and classic Mickey waffles with praline syrup or dinner options like delicious fried chicken and cold peel n' eat shrimp. There's even a carving station with ham and incredibly tender house-smoked slab bacon! There's something for everyone at the Trail's End brunch!

For those who may be concerned about getting to Ft. Wilderness, it's REALLY EASY!* There's a boat (including handicapped accessible boats) straight from the front gate of Magic Kingdom to the dock right at the restaurant! In just a few minutes, you can be relaxing in a cool, calm, country setting on a front porch rocking chair away from the crowds!

And the BEST part about the brunch, besides the amazing food, is THE PRICE! Yes! It's only $23.00 for Adults including non-alcoholic drinks and tax/$13.00 Children ages 3-9!! While I was dining, I actually heard a Guest at the table behind me joyously proclaim, "THAT'S the bill?? I'm SO HAPPY!" 

The Food
Brunch Menu Available from 7:30 AM- 2:00 PM
I was absolutely impressed with the quality of the food. Providing fresh food can be a serious challenge for a buffet with so many options, but Chef Sergio and his Cast do an excellent job. He told me that everything, besides the soups, is made fresh. Even the meat is house-smoked! The quality is outstanding! While I did not taste everything on the buffet, I enjoyed EVERY SINGLE ITEM that I did try!
My top picks include the fresh-sliced, house-smoked, slow-cooked slab bacon. I haven't had real slab bacon since I was a child (my mom was the daughter of a professional butcher). This was better than I remember! It melted in my mouth and had a sweet-seasoned crust that matched the richness of the meat perfectly! 
I also enjoyed the peel-n-eat shrimp. Not only were the cold shrimp very satisfying on a hot day, but they are simply an amazing value for the cost of the buffet. 
My other favorite was the cinnamon praline sticky buns. They were warm, gooey, loaded with pecans and so delicate. The soft, sweet dough was light as air and it was very difficult to stop at just two! Finally, the fried chicken is not to be missed. There are so many delicious options to choose from, but try to save room for the fried chicken. I swear somebody's southern grandma is in the kitchen making every piece. You can taste the love!
My family had a few other top picks including the french toast bread pudding topped with either blueberry compote or warm praline sauce. Everyone who mentioned it made yummy noises as they said the name. The country eggs benedict was also a hit. There was talk of using the meat to make a sandwich because it was so tender and delicious. Finally, the smoked beef hash received rave reviews for the quality of the beef. I even overheard the table next to us talking about that dish.
So, whatever your tastes, Trail's End Brunch has something for everyone! Make sure to book a weekend reservation during your next Walt Disney World Vacation!
Come n' Get IT!

Carving Station
Ham On-the-Bone
Slab Bacon

French Toast Bread Pudding
Mickey Waffles
Whipped Butter
Bananas Foster Sauce
Blueberry Compote
Warm Maple Syrup
Praline Sauce

Brown Sugar
Cheese Grits

Fresh Fruit
Salami and Cheese
Smoked Salmon with Accompaniments
Chilled Peel-n-Eat Shrimp with Lemon and Cocktail Sauce
Tossed Salad with Dressings
Cole Slaw
Potato Salad
(Fun Cast Member, John, happy to help!)

Sausage Gravy
Vegetable Frittata
Country Eggs Benedict with Canadian Bacon
Breakfast Potatoes
Scrambled Eggs
Smoked Beef Hash

Pasta with Roasted Vegetables and Basil Pesto
Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Fried Chicken
Mashed Potatoes
Brown Gravy
Cheese Pizza

Assorted Pastries
Corn Muffins
Donut Holes
Blueberry Muffins
Cinnamon Praline Sticky Buns
Black Forest Cake
Cold Cereals

Plated Food
Sausage Links
Sausage Gravy
Carved Ham
Carved Slab Bacon
Chilled Peel-n-Eat Shrimp
Smoked Salmon with Capers and Boiled Egg

Cheese Grits
Sausage Gravy
Sausage Link
Vegetable Frittata
Fried Chicken Leg
Bow Tie Pasta with Roasted Vegetables and Pesto Sauce
Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Mashed Potatoes

Mickey Waffle
Blueberry Compote
Praline Sticky Bun
Fresh Fruit
 Sticky Bun

Although not on the menu, because it was my birthday, the Cast surprised me with a special Mickey Strawberry Shortcake! A delightfully sweet ending to the meal!

Coke Products
Various Juices
Moonshine Juice (blend of tropical juices similar to what is found at other Disney restaurants at breakfast)
Adult Beverages are also available, but are not included with the cost of the buffet.
I chose the Mooniemosa ($9.50)- blend of champagne and moonshine juice. It was refreshing and not overly sweet. It's a great option for a warm summer morning or afternoon.

The Decor
Trail's End has a charming country-western decor. Guests can relax on a front porch rocking chair before or after a meal. Inside, the design is full of woodwork, old copper pots, and even a buffalo. It is perfectly themed for any cowboy or cowgirl to relax and enjoy some home-cooking style vittles! There's even a playground right next to the restaurant for an extra break before returning to the Parks.


A breakfast buffet ($20.00 Adults/$11.00 Children), dinner buffet ($26.00 Adults/$15.00 Children), and A la Carte lunch are also available at Trail's End.

For a limited time, Guest can also get a Crush Turtle Cup for $11.99, including fountain drink.

*Bus transportation is also available from all Theme Parks and from the parking lot at the front entrance of Ft. Wilderness Campground. Boats are also available from the other Bay Lake area resorts but be sure to check the schedule!
*Trail's End is handicapped accessible. Cast members can assist when needed as well.
*Dining plan and Tables in Wonderland accepted.
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  1. Wow cant wait to try this it looks fantastic value

    1. Hope you enjoy it! Can't recommend it enough and such a nice break away from the Magic Kingdom...quick boat ride over!