I’m late! I’m late! I’m late writing this blog post to date! Well I tried giving a little homage to Alice in Wonderland. I’m actually really excited about this post. This is the first new (to me) activity at Disney World, Afternoon Tea at the Grand Floridian Resort. One of my friends who lives in Florida recommended it and I figured why not try something new.
Olivia and I planned at being at Magic Kingdom in the evening to avoid the daytime heat so an air conditioned tea session nearby seemed to be the ticket. Whenever I walk into the Grand Floridian, I’m always flooded with an elegant feeling. I was think of the wedding pavilion and the beautiful fixtures whenever this property comes to mind. In the back of the main lobby is the Garden View Tea Room.
Once you check in with the hostess you will be seated upon table availability. There are a lot of options on the menu. I opted for the Cheshire Tea with Champagne while Olivia ordered the child’s Mrs. Potts Tea package. Each package allows you to choose your flavor of tea. After you order your tea is served to you in individual pots with a pot warmer. Olivia and I both loved the Superfruity tea.
First round was the caviar. I’ve actually never had caviar so I was really intrigued to give it a try. It was so good! The different toppings include: hard boiled eggs, creme fraiche, chives, onions and capers. Following the caviar, came the sandwiches. I absolutely loved everything on the plate. The goat cheese was my favorite sandwich by far. Olivia opted for a double PB&J on her tea sandwich plate.
Last but certainly not least, dessert time! Since a few of us at the table ordered the Cheshire, they brought our desserts out on tiered stand. We also received our scones with spreads. For the scone, I absolutely loved the lemon curd. It was so light and fresh! My favorite dessert was the macaron. Olivia really enjoyed the swan cream puff.
I didn’t expect to be full from afternoon tea but I was absolutely stuffed. The experience does take a bit of time (approximately 2 hours) so plan accordingly. I would also only recommend this for children around 8-10+. This isn’t the princess tea event so you really need a child who is ok with sitting for an extended time. This experience was a nice change of pace and is a great excuse to spend some time at the Grand Floridian.
Do you think this is an experience that you would try? Let me know down in the comments!
Interested in trying it? Make reservations here: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/grand-floridian-resort-and-spa/afternoon-tea/