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Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast Dining Review, April 2017
DisneyDan  Tuesday, May 2, 2017 2:07:48 PM
Hello everyone,

A couple of weeks ago we dined at Trattoria al Forno at Disney's Boardwalk (Walt Disney World) to try the new Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast character dining experience. You do not need to enter the Boardwalk resort hotel in order to access the restaurant; it is located along the Boardwalk area itself, and not within the hotel.

For those who like to know these things, for planning purposes or whatever, we had a 7.45am reservation. Our reservation was on a Saturday, and it seemed to be fairly quiet at that time.

Once we had checked in and were seen to our table, our server came over and informed us that the pastries, and fresh fruit/fruit parfait and juice, were "complimentary", and then we should go ahead and choose a main item from the menu. Complimentary is a weird term to use since the meal is a set price. The meal is currently (May 2017) priced at $34 per adult, and $20 per child, aged 3-9 years - or one table service credit on the Disney Dining Plan.

The menu consists of a lot of eggs, with a calzone, a steak and a "frittata" thrown in for good measure. All three members of our party ordered the Tangled Eggs, however since Jon and I are vegetarian we skipped the meat. When our food was brought to us, our server informed us that she had put the red sauce/marinara on the side, and it was the one without the beef stock. While of course I appreciate her initiative, and she didn't create the menu, I was a little confused. I am not entirely sure in which universe marinara has beef stock in it, and why scrambled eggs would have any kind of red sauce with them is a little baffling! Needless to say, nobody in our party decided the marinara was a good idea, and it remained untouched on the table. I did love, though, how the pastries arrived in a frying pan, Tangled style! It's nice to see some attention to detail.

The eggs themselves, unfortunately, were not very good. The pastries and the fruit redeemed the breakfast to a degree, especially the neat Tangled sun, and the clam shell with a pearl.

Currently the four characters in attendance at the breakfast are Princesses Ariel and Rapunzel, and their respective heroes, Prince Eric and Flynn Rider (Eugene Fitzherbert for those more particular about these things!). They were of course great to meet, and spent a good amount of time with us. As I said at the start, the restaurant was not busy at all, and they seemed to enjoy having a more relaxing atmosphere to play in.

While the characters will sign autographs if asked, to expedite time in the restaurant, your party does receive special pre-signed autograph cards, of which you can ask for more. There is also an activity sheet - an Adventure Journal - on the table for kids to fill out, which asks them about their adventures.

Over all, I would say that for a character meal, $34 isn't bad. The pastries, juice and fruit were fine, and the characters were fun. The autograph card and the Adventure Journal are fun freebies, too, however, the main dishes really need to be improved.

Have a great day everyone,

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