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Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast at Trattoria al Forno on Disney World Boardwalk

Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast

The Bon Voyage Adventurer’s Breakfast is the latest Walt Disney World Character Dining experience.  It takes place at Trattoria al Forno along the Boardwalk area between Epcot and Hollywood Studios.  Here’s all the details you’ll need to know about Bon Voyage Adventurer’s Breakfast before deciding to add this meal to your plans.

Location

The restaurant is located right beside the main entrance to Disney’s Boardwalk Resort.  It is closer to Epcot than Hollywood Studios.  If you are coming from Epcot, just walk over from the International Gateway.  If you are coming from Hollywood Studios, take the boat or walk 10 minutes or so.

Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast at Trattoria al Forno on Disney World Boardwalk

It is located next to the Abracadabar and near the ESPN club.

It offers a beautiful view, but those taking part in the character breakfast are seated indoors.  I did notice that they accepted walk ups for breakfast with no characters, but seated them outdoors.

Getting to Trattoria al Forno from other Disney World Resorts

That’s the tricky part.  There is no direct bus from any resort to the Boardwalk, so you’ll either need to go to Epcot or Hollywood Studios and transfer as mentioned above or take a taxi or use Uber.  If your meal is before the parks open, you won’t be able to travel to Epcot because you’ll need to walk through that park.  You could take a bus to Hollywood Studios and walk over, just allow an extra 10-15 minutes for the walk.

I recommend using a taxi or Uber as it is super simple.  If you are driving your own vehicle, you are allowed to park at the Boardwalk with a valid dining reservation.  Valet is offered at an extra cost.

Check-in process

The check-in is very simple.  You arrive, give them your name and they check their system and give you an estimated wait time.  We waited about 10-15 minutes on the first day for an 8:50am breakfast reservation.

If you haven’t already picked up your Princess or glowy gear, they sell some stuff in the lobby area.

Menu

Before listing out the menu, I’ll mention that because all food is prepared fresh, you can request special order changes and they will accommodate all allergy issues.

My daughter is considered adult for the purposes of dining.  She requested the stack of pancakes with a side of scrambled eggs.  The eggs were provided at no additional cost for her.  I requested scrambled eggs, rather than egg torte and was accommodated with no issues.

Adult Choices

“Shipwreck al Forno”
Calzone with scrambled Eggs, Soppressata, Bacon, Sausage,
Blend of Cheeses and Sunday Gravy

“Golden Frittata”
Prosciutto di Parma, Piquillo Peppers, Green Onion,
Pecorino Romano and Roasted Potatoes

“Tangled Eggs”
Tomato & Basil Scrambled Eggs,
Fresh Mozzarella, Sunday Gravy and Roasted Potatoes

“Two Eggs Poached Under Water”
House-made Fennel sausage, Parmesan, and Sunday Gravy
over Golden Polenta and Toasted Ciabatta

“Tower of Pancakes”
Seasonal Buttermilk Pancakes with Bacon or Sausage

“Royal Breakfast”
Oak-Grilled Steak, Cheesy Egg Torte, Asparagus,
Crispy Onions and Roasted Potatoes

“Swimmers di ‘light’”
Smoked Salmon Egg White Omelet with Spinach, Mushrooms,
Tomatoes, Goat Cheese and Roasted potatoes

Kids Meals

“Little Royal Breakfast”
Grilled Steak, Scrambled Egg substitute and fresh fruit

“Little Swimmers Delight”
Egg White Omelet with spinach and tomatoes.  Served with potatoes

“Flounders Flapjacks”
with bacon or sausage and fresh fruit

“Mickey Waffle”
with bacon or sausage and fresh fruit

The Food

The food was more than generously served and delicious.  We began with a choice of fresh fruit cup or yogurt parfait.  We each opted for the fruit cup.  The sparkly crown is an edible cookie, but the sword is plastic.  It was fun to stab our fruit and consume the fruit, made it feel piratey.  We even had a sword fight.

Each table is presented with a variety of tasty pastry items.  The Rapunzel star and Ariel’s cherry turnover were the stars.  Our server asked if we wanted more during our meal and we both opted for an extra Rapunzel star.  It’s so pretty you’ll wish you could take it home and frame it.  It was quite flaky too.

I ordered the steak n eggs which comes with breakfast potatoes and onion straws.  I requested the steak medium and it was prepared exactly as requested.  It had good flavor.  It would have like a bit of a crust on it, but it was good.  The scrambled eggs I requested were served with the cheese sauce.  I’m not usually a fan of cheese on my eggs, but they were very tasty.  The potatoes had great flavor and the onion straws were crispy.  I didn’t eat many of the onion straws as I didn’t want to pay the price all morning.

Debbie ordered Rapunzel’s Tower of Pancakes.  I like how they put the star on top with the powdered sugar.  It comes with your choice of bacon or sausage.  She requested a side of eggs and they were provided at no additional charge.  Orange juice flowed freely through the meal.  Other drink options are available.

If you enjoy little Disney trinkets, they now offer a Pascal drink clip on.  You can order it separately or with the kids drinks.

The Experience

In an attempt to “plus” the character dining experience, they offer you a few fun things to keep the kids engaged throughout the meal.  You begin with your “Bon Voyage Adventure Journal” which asks a few questions about your plans for your Disney World vacation.

Each table is provided with a pre-signed card that represents each character, but the characters do also sign autograph books or items at your request.  They ask that you have those ready to cut down on time fumbling around for them.
Flynn Rider is the first character to appear.  He presents you with this little card that says “My Dream.”  It is intended to spur an interaction moment with Rapunzel when she arrives next.

The Characters

The meal assures you that you’ll meet Flynn Rider, Rapunzel, Prince Eric and Ariel.  Many guests were expecting the characters to appear as couples, but they mingle in an individual manner.  Each one comes to your table, so there is no primary photo or couples photo.  There is no Photopass or character attendants, so have your own camera ready.  You can ask a server to assist or make friends with the table beside you and exchange.

In addition to the table to table meet and greets, they offer a fun little parade around the restaurant where they encourage the guests to use their napkins to create their favorite sea animal.  They also do a celebration time for birthdays and such.  We were celebrating Debbie making straight A’s even while taking Algebra in the 7th grade!

Flynn Rider is the real hero for most on this morning.  He was fun and very interactive.  Debbie enjoyed chatting with him.

She asked if he had the crown with him.  He assured her that all he was carrying was Rapunzel’s sparkly paint brushes for her spontaneous artwork.  Wink, wink.

Rapunzel was her usual perky self.  She was very pleased with Debbie’s dream.  While we waited the couple of minutes between the two we discussed her dream.  Initially, Debbie was going to say “Travel the world.”  She surprised us both when she said, “To help others in need.”  I sure love my kids and their big hearts!

Prince Eric was the next to stop by.  He encouraged Debbie to flip over her Dream card and draw her favorite sea animal, so she could discuss it with Ariel.  

Ariel was so close behind that Debbie only had the time to write the word Dolphin.  I always joked with my kids that I wanted a dolphin in my backyard.  When we visited my in-laws who live on the panhandle coastline, we saw dolphins from their back deck.  At least someone got dolphins in the backyard.  I just have a small tree.

Ariel asked if she had any gadgets or gizmos.  Debbie said they gave her a Dinglehopper, but told her to use it to eat eggs and pancakes.  Ariel said, “Oh dear, no.  It’s always used to keep your hair looking beautiful.”

The Service

Sklyar was our server and she was a rock star.  She stopped by frequently to freshen our drinks and to ask if we wanted anything else.  She brought us extra pastry items and offered us a to-go cup.  We opted for ice water.  She was very engaging with Debbie and even bragged about her accomplishment to other Cast who stopped by to congratulate Debbie.

I recommend this meal for those looking for a quality, freshly-prepared breakfast and great interaction with these characters.  Flynn Rider and Prince Eric are usually not easy to find in Walt Disney World.

The cost is said to be $34 per adult and $20 per child and you can use the Disney Dining Plan. It’s a couple dollars more than most character breakfasts, but cheaper than Akershus, Chef Mickey’s and Cinderella’s Royal Table It will be a ONE credit meal per person ages 3 and up!   You can call 407-WDW-DINE or book online HERE.

You can use Tables in Wonderland for discount and free valet.  I was informed that Disney Visa and Annual Passholders can receive a discount, but when we checked in the restaurant told us no, so I supposed you should ask your server.

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49 thoughts on “Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast at Trattoria al Forno on Disney World Boardwalk”

  1. Really disappointed with this meal. First and worst of all Flynn was not there, and they didn’t replace him with anyone. He was the main character we wanted to met, we had his wanted poster to sign and had some questions for him. The princesses you can meet other places but you really pay the high price for this meal to meet these characters that you never can really meet anyplace else. If I had time to think I should have just left and saved my money, even with the $10 a person penalty it’s still way cheaper. Also since he was not there they didn’t do the “My Dream” card. Then we all got the pancakes and they were awful, flavorless and dry. The good was the pastries they give at the beginning and the characters we did meet were nice, they do that parade around as well. Still very disappointed in this, I understand you pay a lot of money to meet the characters, not the food, but then when one is not there its a waste of money.

  2. Great review, really want to get this one soon. Is there any benefit to going to this breakfast and getting into Epcot or HS early? I see there is an entrance to Epcot close, can we enter there or do we need to go back to the front of Epcot?

  3. Great review! I’m so geeked out about this dining opportunity. My four-year-old daughter absolutely LOVES Ariel & Rapunzel! This will be my first ADR to book when my date opens up.

  4. Any chance you know how feeding 0-2 year olds works? Do they eat off of the plates at the table (like traditional table service), or are they given their own plate (kinda like buffets)? Thanks for the great review, we can’t wait to go in a couple of weeks!!

  5. Getting ready to book fast passes and we don’t want to be rushed at the breakfast. How long would you say the whole breakfast took? We are going towards the end of breakfast period.

  6. I wasn’t able to get a reservation, I was wondering though since you saw walk ups being seated outside would I be able to get the pascal light up thingy??? …and/or have you seen it available anywhere else? Silly, I know but my daughter (who is 17!! loves Pascal!!)

  7. Thanks for answering my questions. So I just want to make sure I understand correctly…No matter what time we are seated or what table we are seated at, the characters come to everyone in this order: Flynn, Rapunzel, Eric, Ariel? Is that right?

  8. Thanks for the review and telling us so much about the character interaction part. Can you tell me how the layout/spacing of the tables is in the restaurant? Did you feel cramped like you didn’t have a lot of room with the characters because of tables close to you? For example, we go to the character dinners at Hollywood and Vine a lot and always feel like the other families/tables are on top of each other. My daughter likes to get photos with the characters where you can see their entire outfits. Do you think that will be difficult at this character breakfast given how the tables are spaced out? I hope my question makes sense to you.

    Also, I don’t understand how you said Flynn is always first to your table. Wouldn’t it depend on when you were seated and where the characters were in their rotation in the restaurant? Thanks.

    1. It didn’t feel cramped to me. No, the characters appear in a certain order and follow one another through the rotations.

  9. I love the stars! Sometimes I don’t want to read your blog for “spoilers” – but then I always do! Thanks to you, we have reservations! Thanks much! (And congrats on all those A’s and a big heart! Be proud!) Loving your site and news.

  10. Thanks for such a detailed review. I hadn’t really considered this as an option as we would have to pay oop, but your review has made me reconsider. It sounds good fun.

  11. Enjoyed your review! Thanks for including the allergy accommodations. We definitely want to do this on our next trip.

  12. I have this booked for June 2nd and can’t wait. I was waiting for your review to see if I wanted to keep my reservation or not. I am definitely looking forward to it. My daughter has no idea and will be so excited! Rapunzel and Flynn are her favorites.

  13. Thanks for the excellent review! I appreciate the details about the character interactions. The other reviews I’ve read have focused on the food. The level of character interaction seals the deal for me. I hope I can snag a reservation. Thank you, too, for the logistics info. Your review is also the first I’ve seen covering this, and I’ve been wondering about the best way to get there if we aren’t staying at Boardwalk. We will have our car, so I think we will drive straight to Boardwalk rather than Epcot or HS. Your attention to detail has been most helpful!

  14. Your in laws got dolphins and you got a tree! LOLOLOL!!! Great tips. We’re going here at the end of June. I love meeting obscure charecters and I MUST HAVE Pascal!!

  15. Thanks so much for this detailed review, Kenny. I dislike character meals for the most part, but am really looking forward to September when I can experience this with my favorite characters. Your account made me all the more stoked!

  16. If we did a 7:40 breakfast in October when Epcot is showing it will open at 9 a.m. do you think we would have enough time? Thanks!

  17. Awesome review. I’m even more excite for our reservation next week after reading it. Our 9 year old son is excited to meet Flynn Rider and Eric. Our 2 year old little girl is excited to eat with Ariel. My wife always searches for character interaction ideas and this review will definitely help for that meal.

  18. Great review – thank you. We hope to visit next year on the actual birthday of our son’s girlfriend who happens to be a huge fan of Rapunzel – can’t wait!

  19. Thank you for this! I can say this is a character experience that didn’t really interest me until I read your review and now I’m going to look at our current choices and see if we might be able to fit it in!

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