December 9, 2009
We were staying at the Pop Century Resort on this trip and my kids really wanted to sleep in one morning, go swimming and then have breakfast by the pool. We chose a fairly mild day in December, 70 degrees, to head down to the pool. As we sat poolside my partner went into the food court to order our meals and bring them out to us. We decided that Disney could really make a ton money if they offered poolside waitstaff for a small fee even at the value resorts during off season. I saw several families doing the same thing we were of sending one person inside while the other waited with the children.
Ham and Cheese Omelet with Home Fries
I chose the ham and cheese omelet with home fries. I was surprised at how generous the portions were for $6.99. The omelet was still warm when it reached the table. The cheese inside was a sharp yellow cheddar and nicely melted. The home fries needed a bit of salt and pepper but other overall this was a surprisingly good breakfast from a hotel food court.
We chose the Adult Captain’s Platter for the two children to split. There was more than enough food for the two of them. The platter has scrambled eggs, sausage or bacon, home fries, two french toast sticks and a biscuit. Both children liked everything, except the eggs. They complained that they were “hard.” The eggs were well cooked and broken up into very small pieces not like the eggs they are used to eating at home. They still ate almost 75% of the eggs though.
Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Sausage
There were four chocolate chip pancakes each about 4-5 inches in diameter and two sausage patties. This was an incredibly filling platter that we didn’t even finish. The food was warm and the pancakes were light and fluffy.
Banana Bread and Chocolate Croissant
We also chose to try the banana bread and chocolate croissants. The banana bread was moist and delicious. The croissants were flaky and light. Both items were a perfect complement to the breakfasts.
With such large platters and pastries we ended up saving most of the juices and most of the pastries for a snack when we returned to our rooms later that evening from the parks.
Overall this was a great counter service meal and a great deal for breakfast.