Yes, I really think you should go visit the only Character Breakfast in the Smoky Mountains. And then you should tell me all about it.
Because, honestly, I’m just not feeling it.
I mean, I’m all for the character breakfasts at Disney World. There, it makes perfect sense to see the princesses and Goofy and maybe even Buzz Lightyear. But in Pigeon Forge? With a cast of pirates and celebrities and princesses?
Okay, I’m way ahead of myself.
The Smith Family Theater in Pigeon Forge started doing something new with their breakfast buffet this year (and maybe really neat. Don’t mind me, I’m just a skeptic…). They have added characters.
I have to admit — the price is right. Breakfast costs only $4.99 per person, with kids 3 and under being free. The buffet includes eggs, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, grits, hash brown rounds, sausage, and bacon. Plus, there’s a made-to-order omelet station. Drinks cost $2.
So far, so good, right?
Here’s the part where it gets weird (whimsical? creative? creepy?). Various characters go around from table to table during breakfast. Those characters occasionally include: Davy Crockett, Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, Belle from Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, a pirate, a southern belle, Elvis, a fairy, Luke Warm (who on earth IS that?), and Ariel.
What do all those characters have in common? Absolutely nothing!
Ha! I think it’s weird. But your kids would probably like it. They wouldn’t see the weirdness, I think.
Other info about the Character Breakfast, according to the Sevier County News:
Children love meeting the characters, as do parents and grandparents! Music is played throughout the breakfast and the characters alternate doing short skits that will leave everyone smiling. Guests may even take as many photographs with the characters as they like. The fairy offers a free face painting booth, and the pirate makes balloon animals free of charge. Just another reason children love this breakfast!
Hmmm. Grandparents! That’s a great idea! Next time we’re in the Smokies with the grandparents, they can check this out!
Seriously, don’t mind me. This does sound like a cost-effective way to entertain kids! (So long as I don’t have to go.)
The theater is located at 2330 Parkway in Pigeon Forge. The Character Breakfast is open from 7:30-11:30 a.m., seven days a week.
And even though I’m a skeptic, some people obviously really enjoy this breakfast. Here’s a review from Tripadvisor (from GrannysReview):
Took the grandgirls ages 3 and 5 to the Character Breakfast. Food was very good, we all enjoyed a great breakfast at a reasonable price, with a buffet that had something everyone enjoyed. The girls loved the characters. The characters mingle throughout the theater, talking to the children, let you make pictures with them. My grandchildren loved it. There were about 5 different ones there, think they vary, different ones on different days. No one rushed us, girls stayed as long as they wanted to, ate at their own pace while enjoying the characters too. Then they got their face painted, which was a real treat. The girl that did the face painting was great with kids and did a great job. It is definitely something we will do again. This is a great addtion to the Smith Family Theater.
Again with the grandparents. A perfect solution.
So there you go. What do you say? Will you try it out, then tell me what you think? Please?