Vegan Disney World’s Favorite Dishes of 2016

2016 has come to an end, we want to thank you all for following along with us for another year! As this year comes to an end, it means it’s time for Vegan Disney World’s favorite dishes of 2016. So let’s take a quick trip into our favorite things we ate this year.

First we’ll check into what were Paul and Tara’s favorite items. Continue reading

Trail’s End at Fort Wilderness

This review reflects our experience from October 2015.

Looking for a down-home meal in the Wilderness? Head on out to Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground and feast at Trail’s End. Trail’s End offers a buffet full of comfort foods and a hidden gem in the kitchen. There are few chefs in Disney World who you will hear recommended among other guests and Chef TJ is one of them. Chef TJ has worked in several Disney restaurants and is currently working dinners most nights at Trail’s End. If you have any special dietary needs, whether it be vegan or an allergy, Chef TJ is the one who will be creating your meal. If you are looking for a Chef TJ meal you will need to go for dinner as lunch is not a buffet.

When you check in to your reservation be sure to note that you are vegan with your host and they will add a note to your card for your server. Once you are seated they will often go grab Chef TJ. He also serves diners in the Hoop-De-Doo Musical Revue so sometimes this may take a bit longer. If you have any specifics you don’t like or are allergic to you will note it to him when he first stops by and then the meal begins.  Continue reading

A Feast at Fort Wilderness – Trail’s End

This review reflects our experience in May of 2015.

If a unique resort and large vegan meal is something you’re looking for in Disney World then head on over to Fort Wilderness. Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground features tent camping, cabins and three dining experiences. Here you will find Mickey’s Backyard BBQ, Hoop-De-Doo Musical Revue and Trail’s End. Trail’s End is a buffet restaurant that features classic American comfort foods like baked potatoes, fried chicken and mac and cheese. I’m sure you’re wondering what a vegan would be able to eat there, you’ll see soon enough.

Image from DisneyTouristBlog.com
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Fort Wilderness can be difficult to get to for some people. We often take a boat from Magic Kingdom to Fort Wilderness, as it drops you off right near the restaurants. You can take a bus but you will need to take an internal shuttle to get to the dining area. The boats are relatively quick, 20 minutes from Magic Kingdom to Fort Wilderness, but they only arrive every half hour or so. This resort has tons to explore and do, if you arrive very early for your reservation you will not be bored. Continue reading

Trail’s End, a Chef TJ Experience

This review reflects our experience in November of 2014.

If you’ve looked into eating vegan in Walt Disney World you may have seen the name Chef TJ pop up. If you don’t know who he is you will be very excited to find out. Chef TJ used to work at 1900 Park Fare in the Grand Floridian but has recently (as of fall 2014) moved to Trail’s End at the Fort Wilderness Campgrounds. Chef TJ is known for creating elaborate multi course vegan meals for guests visiting Disney World. When we found out he had moved we made sure to set up a reservation so we could personally try his food. We picked an excellent day to do so, Melissa’s birthday!

Take Fort Wilderness boat from Magic Kingdom

Trail’s End is tucked away at the Fort Wilderness Campgrounds next to the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue and Mickey’s Backyard BBQ. We spent our day at the Magic Kingdom so that we could just take a boat over to Fort Wilderness for dinner. There are several boat docks outside of the Magic Kingdom so make sure you find the Resort Launch that specifies Fort Wilderness. Try to give yourself plenty of time to get to the restaurant as the boats only come every half hour. Our boat stopped at the Wilderness Lodge first which isn’t typical of the route. We gave ourselves over an hour to get there so we could check out the resort. We arrived at the boat dock around 5:00, we got on the boat by 5:15 and docked at Fort Wilderness by 5:45. If you are not at Magic Kingdom and have a reservation at Trail’s End I suggest taking a Fort Wilderness bus from where you are, once you get to Fort Wilderness you will need to take an internal bus to Settlement Depot where Trail’s End is located, or you can take a cab. According to our waitress many people are unaware of the boats and it takes them almost two hours to get there by buses. Continue reading