Having breakfast at the Bon Voyage Breakfast at Trattoria al Forno sounds like a good way to have the best day ever. But will dining with Rapunzel, Flynn Ryder and friends appeal to tweens?
On our mother daughter trip to Walt Disney World, I decided to make a breakfast reservation for my tween Bella and me at Trattoria al Forno after running the 5K. I thought it would be cute to dine with Rapunzel since the theme of the 5K this year was Tangled. She’s always loved character breakfasts, but Bella has entered her tween years. Her world now consists of more grown up things. I worried that she’ll find experiences like these too babyish. But I can safely say, this meal was right up her alley.
Bon Voyage Breakfast at Trattoria al Forno
Trattoria al Forno is located at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort. Their Bon Voyage Character breakfast is held each morning from 7:30- Noon. The breakfast is hosted by Rapunzel and Flynn Ryder but also includes Ariel and Prince Eric (subject to change). As always reservations are highly recommended and can be made 180 days in advance.
There’s so many reasons why the Bon Voyage breakfast is great for the whole family. But we have 5 reasons why tween girls especially, will love it.
Rapunzel and Ariel
Tweens are all about independence and girl power. There’s no better princesses to represent those characteristics than Rapunzel and Ariel. These girls make good role models for tween girls. They’re not the typical “damsel in distress” Disney princess. Both Rapunzel and Ariel believed in themselves and stopped at nothing to achieve their dreams. Bella has big dreams too. She can identify more with both these characters and can use them as inspiration to keep working towards her goals.
A giant skillet of pastries is served to your table before your meal. Not only will this appeal to tweens, but the rest of your party will enjoy it as well. My tween loved having the opportunity to eat sweets in the morning. Some of the pastries were actually candy coated. And the best part? The skillet is refillable.
Don’t let the menu intimidate you. Despite the interesting food descriptions, the food is surprisingly delicious. Because tweens are over 10, they are now considered “Disney Adults”. They are allowed to order off the adult menu. For my tween, that alone was an amazing thing. But it gets better. The options on the adult menu are more sophisticated than the kids menu. So if you have an adventurous eater or a budding foodie, they will appreciate Trattoria al Forno’s breakfast menu.
Though Bella is over 10, she was allowed to order off the kids menu. She did have her eye on the Tower of Pancakes off the adult menu. It was a hard decision, but she did end up ordering the Little Royal Breakfast. I was very pleased with my breakfast as well. My Tangled Eggs were very delicious and reminiscent of Huevos Rancheros.
For tween girls, the days of wearing princess dresses has come and gone. As a parent, it’s kind of sad to see those days go. But for tweens, seeing the little girls dressed as their favorite princesses brings back happy memories. Bella got swept up in the nostalgia. The experience brought her back to the days when she used to wear dresses to the parks. It helped spark conversation and recall moments from her own childhood. She was even a good sport about taking a few pics with the characters for old time’s sake.
Flynn Ryder and Prince Eric
Bon Voyage Breakfast is not a straight up princess meal like Akershus or Cinderella’s Royal Table. The inclusion of Flynn Ryder and Prince Eric make this experience different and a little more grown up for tweens. Who can resit Flynn Ryder and his smolder, right?
Overall, the Bon Voyage Breakfast at Trattoria al Forno, is a great character meal for the whole family. But tweens in particular will love it. It’s the perfect experience to help them hold onto the magic for just a little longer.
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Thursday 29th of August 2019
Thank you so much for your review. We are taking a mommy/me trip in November and I've been debating a character meal for my 11 year old daughter. Sounds (and looks) like this one will be perfect!