Sunday, November 14, 2010

French Fry Diary 170: Beach Blanket Buffet, Disney Wonder

Much like Topsiders on the Disney Magic, Beach Blanket Buffet, on the Disney Wonder, is a buffet style cafeteria up on one of the top decks, specializing in breakfast but also dinners on occasion. Throughout a cruise trip, Topsiders would feature various styles of potato, and BBB is much the same.

Upon boarding the ship, while waiting for our luggage to arrive we hit the Buffet and I found the afternoon treat of roasted red potatoes. Not hot, but still rather tasty, especially for the road weary traveler who had just found out there was no Whataburger between Orlando and Port Canaveral. Us poor fry guys gotta take what we can get.

The red bliss roasted potatoes would turn up at breakfast at the Beach Blanket Buffet for at least two more days, but as with all my other Disney Cruise experiences, as the trip goes on, the breakfast potatoes take a nasty turn the longer you're aboard. The last two days we were 'treated' to disgusting processed squares of sad hash browns. Rarely hot, and never tasting of anything more than the grease they were cooked in, they are just not good. Think Chick-fil-A hash browns only bigger and squarer. Ick.

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Heironymous said...

I loathe Topsiders / Beach Blanket Buffet. If Parrot Cay did not get so crowded, I would avoid these casual buffets like the plague, but I digress.

Now, if you have a hankerin' for fries on your way to port, stop at the Steak n' Shake on Merritt Island (just a stone's thrw from Port Canaveral). It's no Whataburger, but better than BBB / Topsiders any day.

I'm surprised you did not do this or are you one of those Disney lemmings? ;-)

Unknown said...

Depending on my mood, I sometimes like the buffets for breakfast. They also make a good place to meet up when in a large group. Sunshine helps too.

And now that I know about the Steak n' Shake...

port canaveral transportation said...

Yea this is really great I love it.

Unknown said...

Good to hear it. We'll be down for another cruise in August!