Are you looking forward to an Afternoon Tea at the Grand Floridian?
The Garden View Lounge at Disney’s Grand Floridian hosts Afternoon Tea each day with Advance Dining Reservation opportunities starting at 2:00 pm. I mention Advance Dining Reservations (ADRs) because this has become quite a popular experience, so planning for your tea in advance is becoming more of a must.
In order to help you with your Afternoon Tea plans, we wanted let you know of some very recent changes to the Tea Packages available for purchase.
The previous menu featured packages ranging from $25 (the Buckingham Tea) to $45 (Princess Kate Tea), with the $13 “Mrs. Potts Tea” package for children ages 3-9. Packages on the new menu start at $30 and go up to a pretty penny for a big vacation splurge. Here’s the full rundown:
The Bedfordshire Tea includes finger sandwiches accompanied with berries, cheese, and lavosh; a buttery scone and jam tart; and a dessert course with the guest’s choice of pastries, strawberries and creme, or English trifle. And, of course, a pot of tea. The cost for this package is $30 per guest.
For a comparison to the previous menu, it closely resembles the former Buckingham Tea package which was $25, but with the addition of berries, cheese, and lavosh.
The Derbyshire Tea features all the
inclusions of the Bedfordshire Tea with the addition of a glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne at $45 per guest.
The Cheshire Tea is priced at $48 per guest. No champagne with this one; rather, it has an additional course beyond the Bedfordshire package, which is a selection of “exotic fruits and imported cheeses.”
Please note: the following packages are created for two guests to share.
The biggest splurge on the new lineup is The Yorkshire Tea. It is enhanced with a First Course of North American Caviar and two glasses of Veuve Clicquot Champagne. The tab? $175 for two guests to share (breaking down to about $88 per guest). The shared packages include two pots of tea — one for each guest.
The Berkshire Tea is essentially the Yorkshire Tea minus the champagne. The price is $150 for two guests to share.
For children, the Mrs. Potts Tea has the addition of a Jam Tart from the previous version of the package, but the price remains the same at $13.
And while we’re at it, here is the current listing of tea selections at the Garden View Lounge.
For a full review of Afternoon Tea at the Grand Floridian, you can read about the experience here.
What do you think of the new tea packages at the Garden View Lounge? Please let us know with a comment!