Mother’s Day Dining Experiences at Disney Parks
In addition to the delicious offerings throughout the parks, there’s also a few special Mother’s Day Brunches and Dining Experiences at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts, all offered on Mother’s Day only.
Mother’s Day POPPED at Disney’s Pop Century Resort! A Mother’s Day Brunch buffet was served from 10am-2pm at Everything POP Shopping and Dining at Disney’s Pop Century Resort. Starters included fresh fruit, cereal, assorted pastries and muffins, and bagels with cured salmon, diced red onion, cream cheese, and capers. For the main event, options such as Made-to-Order Omelets, Buttermilk Pancakes with strawberry compote, Carved Ham with orange blossom honey, Carved Roast Turkey with traditional stuffing and cranberry relish, Bacon Vinaigrette Potatoes, House-Made Corn Bread and much more. Decadent desserts, were Peach Cobbler, Strawberry Shortcake, and other assorted mini-desserts.
A “contemporary” Mother’s Day Brunch was served at Disney’s Contemporary Resort! The Wave… of American Flavors offered a special brunch buffet from 7:30am-2pm. Meals started off with options like a Harvest Salad, Asian Noodle Salad, Israeli Couscous Salad with grilled vegetables tossed in lemon vinaigrette, fresh fruit, Smoked Salmon with traditional accompaniments, Citrus-Poached Shrimp, assorted pastries, and cheese and charcuterie. Entrees from the kitchen included dishes such as Eggs Benedict, Sweet Potato Pancakes, Herb Roasted Chicken, Egg White Frittata. Kids also enjoyed Mickey Waffles, Chocolate Chip Pancakes, eggs, bacon and sausage, and even Crispy Chicken Tenders with fries.
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort offered a Mother’s Day Brunch full of flavor. From 7:30am to 2pm at Ale & Compass Restaurant, guests enjoyed endless assortments of savory flatbreads, fresh fruit, yogurt parfaits, breads and spreads, smoked salmon, and house-baked pastries. Starters were followed up with delicious entrees like Blueberry-Bacon Pancakes, Salted Caramel French Toast, Eggs Benedict, Steak and Eggs, Pasta Primavera, Lobster Roll, or Fish and Chips. On the kids menu, there were Mickey Waffles, Pancakes, Ham and Egg Sandwiches, Grilled Chicken, Ravioli, and Cheeseburgers. Guests over the age of 21 also enjoyed specialty raspberry, strawberry, pineapple, or cranberry mimosas as well as a Bloody Mary Flight.
Just across the lake at Disney’s BoardWalk, Flying Fish offered a special Mother’s Day prix fixe menu with optional wine pairings from 3:30pm-9:30pm. Meals began with Ahi Tuna with caper, blue lavender, and black Cyprus salt paired with Kim Crawford Spitfire Sauvignon Blanc. And for the entrées, guests enjoyed Filet Mignon with wild Floridian shrimp and crab, served with delta asparagus, Idaho potato, and hollandaise and paired with Penner-Ash Pinot Noir. For the finale, the Spring Garden Fruit Tart with brulee custard, bush berries, orange chiffon, and strawberry rhubarb sorbet. Those delicious items were paired with Veuve Clicquot Rose. In addition, this experience included complimentary roses as well as a photographer who provided photos at the end of the meal, free of charge.
Over at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, Turf Club Bar and Grill served a Mother’s Day Brunch from 10am-2pm. For the opening course, a choice of Steel Cut Oatmeal, Greek Yogurt Parfait, Peppered Smoked Salmon, or Berry Salad. For Entrees, guests had a choice from a selection of dishes such as Croque-Madame Black Forest Ham and Gruyére Cheese, Slow Roasted Ranchers Reserve Prime Rib, Gourmet Blend Burger with Crispy Pork Belly, Saratoga Springs Eggs Benedict with Manhattan Steak Medallion, or S’mores Style Buttermilk Waffles with marshmallow and chocolate, to name a few. For a sweet finale, a Mother’s Day Medley of Sweet Temptations. Specialty adult beverages available included an Island Grove Blueberry Moscato, Tropical Mimosas with Passion Orange Guava Juice, and the Turf Club Bloody Mary.
At Disneyland Resort, Mother’s Day was celebrated with a memorable meal at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Storytellers Café offered a bounteous breakfast buffet from 7am-11:30am as well as a dinner buffet from 11:30am-9:45pm. In addition, as a special Mother’s Day treat, Chip and Dale and other Disney Pals were around to greet guests throughout the entire day!
Steakhouse 55 at Disneyland Hotel had a special Mother’s Day Tasting Menu. For the starter course, guests enjoyed an Heirloom Tomato and Melon Salad with marinated artichokes, petite mache, fresh mozzarella, and peppermint vinaigrette. For the entrée course, a savory Broiled 8-ounce Filet Mignon with brown butter mashed potatoes, broccolini, balsamic pearl onions, and maniari port demi. And for dessert – you’ll love the Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee with a chocolate tart shell, poached peach, and raspberry mascarpone.
As you can see, it certainly was a truly magical Mother’s Day at all of the Disney Parks.
(Information from Disney Parks Blog)