Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Trail's End Restaurant Breakfast - Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

This morning, my daughters and I had breakfast at Trail's End Restaurant at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.  

Trail's End serves American favorites at an all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet for breakfast and dinner, but lunch, the only meal I have previously eaten there, is a la carte.  You can read my lunch review here.  

Our breakfast started off with the same juice served at 1900 Park Fare, 'OhanaBoma, and Tusker House.  It is a blend of orange, guava, and passion fruit.  

Chef Ernie quickly appeared to give me a tour of the buffet.  He was completely willing to bring me any of the dishes I wanted from the back, so I wouldn't have to worry about cross contamination on the buffet.  My first plate of food from the kitchen had gluten free Mickey waffles, a vegetable frittata, smoked beef hash, bacon, and sausage.  My second plate had pecan praline sauce, butter and syrup for my waffles, cheese grits and an Udi's blueberry muffin.  

The waffles, which are made with Bob's Red Mill,  were a little heavy, but I liked them enough to eat all three of them with some butter and syrup.  The pecan praline sauce was a disappointment compared to the pecan praline sauce at Boma, one of my favorite restaurants for Mickey waffles at Disney.  Boma's version is more buttery and sweet, which is perfect for waffles.  The sausage, bacon, and grits were good, and I enjoyed the smoked beef hash, even though it was a little overcooked.  I highly recommend the vegetable frittata, which was light and fluffy, and super flavorful.  

I didn't request any breakfast potatoes during my buffet tour, but after my daughters raved about them, I asked Chef Ernie if he could bring me some from the kitchen.  They were pretty tasty, and I could see why my girls liked them.  

Chef Ernie told me they had gluten free donuts, muffins and bagels, which I usually skip at Disney, because they are the same products I can buy at my local Publix, but I asked for an Udi's blueberry muffin this morning.  With a little bit of butter, it was the perfect way to end my meal.  

Other gluten free breakfast options at Trail's End Restaurant include scrambled eggs, fruit, and citrus quinoa salad.  Chef Ernie also told me that he could make me a gluten free version of the Eggs Benedict.  Overall, I found him to be very sweet and accommodating, but at the beginning of our tour of the buffet, he told me that the couscous was safe.  He also said I could eat the granola, but I don't think that Disney carries any certified gluten free granolas, so I was not going to try it after he told me the couscous was safe.  I told him that couscous is not gluten free, and that oats are not safe for celiacs unless they are certified gluten free, because oats have a high risk of cross contamination.  I am pretty sure he told me the granola was Nature's Path, which does make a gluten free granola, but most of their granolas are not made with certified gluten free oats.

The breakfast and dinner buffets at Trail's End are the most reasonably priced buffets on Disney property, and were recommended to me by a cast member who was helping me with one of my advance dining reservations.  We are looking forward to dining there for dinner next week, and hopefully seeing Chef Michael or Chef TJ, two chefs that do an amazing job with special diets.

You can read more about Trail's End Restaurant, view their menus, and make advance dining reservations on Disney's website here.

What are your favorite gluten free breakfast dishes at Trail's End Restaurant?  


  1. Hi! Thank you for all your posts, they're really helpful for our peanut, tree nut, dairy and gluten free family! We have a trip to Disney World coming up and I wanted to ask you a quick question - we have book ADR's for several buffets (Crystal Palace, Akershus, Tusker House, Boma). The reservations are all for noon (except Boma at 8am), do you think the risk of cross contamination will be too great at that time? Or would the chefs likely bring items from the back since we have three people with multiple allergies? Thanks for any info you have! Maggie

    1. Maggie - if you don't feel comfortable with the buffets, definitely ask for food from the kitchen

  2. Alexis, it looks like the sausage here is the same as the sausage at Boma. Is that the case?


    1. Judy - I am not sure. Disney has so many different types of sausage.