Dinner at the Reopening of Trail’s End in Disney’s Ft. Wilderness is a great value with good food. Last night, we were on hand for the Grand reopening of Trail’s End Restaurant and the new family-style meal. Clearly, there are some changes to the menu with some stands outs. Without a doubt, this family-style meal is a great value for the family.
Round up your settlement and sail across Bay Lake to a time of pioneers. Nestled on 750 wooded acres inhabited by enchanting wildlife, Trail’s End Restaurant is one dining destination you’ll want to allow plenty of time to reach. Getting there is a trailblazing adventure unto itself!
Dinner at Trail’s End is a rootin’ tootin’ good time. Starts with hushpuppies and skillet cornbread with a chopped garden salad for the table. The family-style Smokehouse Skillet comes with pecan-smoked brisket, rotisserie chicken. Also included are andouille sausage, fingerlings potatoes, green beans, and buttered corn on the cob. Pork spare ribs, peel n’ eat shrimp, and cornbread-crusted salmon are available as tasty add-ons to your meal.
We took the last reservation we could find, which happened to be 9:20 pm est. If you haven’t figured out our love of Happily Ever After yet, I am sure you will soon, a ton of our dinner times revolve around the fireworks. This led us to get seated way later than we expected. Closer to 10:10 pm. Obviously, Trail’s End in Disney’s Ft. Wilderness opening night was a sought-after reservation, plus the walk-ups, and it got backed up. The Cast members are always great and kept us in the loop on the time it would take to be seated.
$29.99 for Adults, and $14.99 for Kids, in Disney terms, is less expensive. There is plenty to eat, and when we left, we needed a wheelbarrow for our stomachs. The Bread plate is really good, biscuits taste like biscuits. The stand-out is the hush puppies and the cornbread and butter. Jalapeno hush puppies are my new favorite. Not overly hot, but a kick once in a few bites. Yum. Salad, well it is salad!
The Skillit is where it is at, with the brisket being the stand-out star. You could taste the smoke, and had great depth to the flavor. Furthermore, you would think that late at night it would get chewy and hard, it was perfectly cooked. Fall off the bone soft. Sausage has a good kick to it and I personally feel it would be better in a jambalaya. Corn is Corn, Beans is Beans. Now, onto the chicken. I do not like going negative, but Disney why did you get rid of the Fried Chicken? It seriously is missing. Whatever they wanna call the chicken they are serving now, I could not tell you. Not a good substitution for the Fried Chicken. Fried Chicken fans Unite! Someone start a Change.org petition!
Dessert featured the Cowboy Hat. Which you can see above. 🤠👢 Covered Wagon Sundae 🐎🏕 It’s a Wagon Load of Ice Cream. Toppings, marshmallows, cookies, 🍫covered 🥓! Strawberry Ice cream and Chocolate 🍦! Over the top delicious. It is an Instagrammer dream dessert. Tastes amazing.
One of the things we did love was the portion sizes. If you are at a table of 2, the Skillit, Salad, and dessert all come out in small dishes. If you are a larger family, the dessert comes out in a giant Stetson Hat! We do not know if you can keep the hat though.
Overall, Trails End is a great choice. Budget conscience families will get their money’s worth. Folks looking to have a home-cooked meal will surely enjoy this meal. If you do not like to travel by bus or boat or have to make transfers, Trails End is not for you. It does take some work to get to, and we enjoyed every step of our journey together.
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