After our amazing experience at Hoop De Doo Revue, we were looking forward to returning to Fort Wilderness Resort for a meal at Trails End restaurant. The restaurant is located right next door to Pioneer Hall.
The weather was questionable during the afternoon, so we made the decision to take the boat over from Magic Kingdom early again. This was the right idea as no sooner had we settled ourselves under the balcony enjoying our drink, a massive thunder storm arrived. We were watching people get off the boats soaked, whilst we were cosy and dry.
Trails End restaurant also has the bar for all to use at the front, and the quick service area tucked into the end of the restaurant. It felt a little disjointed, especially when we were eating our meals with resort guests trying to sit down around us with their quick service food orders, to be told they couldn’t stay as it was for table service guests only.
Our reservation time was for dinner time, but when we checked in a little early we were told they weren’t busy so could be seated immediately. I had researched before arriving and learned that Trails End restaurant is one of the less popular choices for table service meals. It’s not amazing value for money if eating on the Dining Plan, however it was still a restaurant we wanted to try.
Before we visited, I knew we were going to enjoy a buffet with food similar to Hoop De Doo, but with more choice. The buffet area was small in comparison to some of the character meal restaurants we have previously visited such as Crystal Palace in Magic Kingdom. However there was a good variety of foods on offer including the amazing fried chicken and ribs we had enjoyed the night before.
I was impressed with the theming of the restaurant, and the cast members were fitting with the theme as well. Unfortunately for us, our serve just didn’t seem interested in working that day. I hope it was a one off, but it did ruin the experience for us a little.
We all found the food to be good quality and we certainly didn’t leave hungry by any means. The hot chocolate was also a lovely change to the drinks on offer, as I think we were all getting a little tired of fountain drinks at this point.
Perhaps if we hadn’t had such an amazing experience at Hoop De Doo Revue the day before, our experience of Trails End restaurant may have been a little more positive. We didn’t stay too long after our meal and chose to return to Caribbean Beach Resort to see what movie was playing.
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