1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome both old friends and new to the all new Walt Disney Secrets :-D Please take a moment to say hi

Gaston's Tavern, New Fantasyland

Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by Wendy, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. Wendy
    Offline

    Wendy A hui hou kakou makuakane Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    23,473
    Likes Received:
    768
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    In Neverland
    I still find it surreal to think that I was one of the first people to go into Gaston's Tavern :D

    When you enter the Tavern the counter is in front of you with the menu above. We chose a Cinnamon bun to try and just had diet coke, one thing that wasn't very good was that there weren't any trays, but I'm sure Disney will correct this when it opens officially. Chris went to grab a table as it was starting to fill up. The only downside to the Tavern is that it is quite small and it only seats 57 people. We were able to sit at a table to the right of the counter in the part that has the huge picture of Gaston with a fake fire burning in the fireplace. The tables are wood and they have stools instead of chairs. There is one corner that has a round table with cushioned seating at the back and stools on the other side, above it there is a gorgeous antler light. The theming is just amazing.

    A lot of people were eating the Pork Shanks, these are quite large and looked really nice, I'd need to make sure they aren't made the same way as the turkey legs before I try one though :lol: I did manage to grab a photo of one on the table next to us.

    The theming is amazing and it is somewhere I will definitely be going again.

    Here are a few photos :)

    tavern-full.jpg

    1.jpg

    2.jpg

    3.jpg

    gaston-sign.jpg

    menu.jpg

    cinnamon.jpg

    pork-shank.jpg

    gastons-tavern.jpg

    deer-head.jpg

    fireplace.jpg

    gaston-painting.jpg

    antler-light.jpg

    gaston-2.jpg

     
  2. Kate
    Offline

    Kate Serious Forum Regular

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    2,982
    Likes Received:
    26
    Trophy Points:
    48
    It wouldnt surprise me if they actually are the turkey legs - im convinced they are ham anyway and not turkey, this proves im right haha!
     
  3. uscwest
    Offline

    uscwest Senior Cast Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2008
    Messages:
    7,896
    Likes Received:
    257
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Woodbridge, VA
    Kate, they are most definitely Pork Shanks, not ham and not turkey. They are more like the Schweinehaxen that you see at the Germany Oktoberfest.
     
  4. foreverducky
    Offline

    foreverducky Addicted to Mickey

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    8,327
    Likes Received:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    United States
    I just adore this theming. I wonder if Disney could come in and decorate my house. :yes:
     
  5. Britchick
    Offline

    Britchick Cast Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    15,396
    Likes Received:
    517
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Female
    how are the turkey legs made? :unsure:
     
  6. Wendy
    Offline

    Wendy A hui hou kakou makuakane Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    23,473
    Likes Received:
    768
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    In Neverland
    I don't know and I don't want to know :blech:
     
  7. Britchick
    Offline

    Britchick Cast Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    15,396
    Likes Received:
    517
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Female
    oh thought there was some strange kind of cult thing LOL
     
  8. keith
    Online

    keith Camera nut Staff Member Administrator Forum Host

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2008
    Messages:
    20,006
    Likes Received:
    538
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    :lol: Im curious about the turkey legs now

    Great theming though, cant wait to see the new fantasyland :D
     
  9. uscwest
    Offline

    uscwest Senior Cast Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2008
    Messages:
    7,896
    Likes Received:
    257
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Woodbridge, VA
    The turkey legs are most likely brined, given the amount of sodium in them. I'm sure the brine is much more than just a salt brine however. Then they are smoked. I used to love these but always felt they had way too many tendons in them. At one point Disney must have found an alternate supplier and they had turkey legs that were actually more like real turkey than the ham taste of the current ones. Those didn't have as many tendons and I enjoyed them much more. They have however, gone back to the "traditional" smoked turkey leg and I don't eat them any more.
     
  10. Britchick
    Offline

    Britchick Cast Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    15,396
    Likes Received:
    517
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Female
    i feel a little sick after reading that John and im a meat eater!
     
  11. keith
    Online

    keith Camera nut Staff Member Administrator Forum Host

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2008
    Messages:
    20,006
    Likes Received:
    538
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    must admit me too and I couldn't be any more of a meat eater if I tried :lol:
     
  12. Johnie
    Offline

    Johnie Budget Queen Forum Host

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    16,401
    Likes Received:
    305
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Virginia
    That is exactly why I don't like the turkey legs. The tendons are gross.
     
  13. catrancher
    Offline

    catrancher Assistant Cruise Director Forum Host

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2008
    Messages:
    6,096
    Likes Received:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Cumming, GA. A small suburb of Atlanta.
    I'd like a nice steak now please. :dine:

    Tom :)macwave:...poor crippled turkeys.)
     
  14. Britchick
    Offline

    Britchick Cast Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    15,396
    Likes Received:
    517
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Female
    nice prime rib with a sweet potato and tender stem broccoli :wink:
     
  15. uscwest
    Offline

    uscwest Senior Cast Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2008
    Messages:
    7,896
    Likes Received:
    257
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Woodbridge, VA
    Nothing beats a good prime rib
     
  16. Britchick
    Offline

    Britchick Cast Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    15,396
    Likes Received:
    517
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Female
    Amen!
     
  17. Mari
    Offline

    Mari Serious Forum Regular

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2008
    Messages:
    5,012
    Likes Received:
    86
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Mexico
    So its a quick service type of place?

    I love the theming!

    Gaston though, looks like he's been eating more than his share of pork!
     
  18. Wendy
    Offline

    Wendy A hui hou kakou makuakane Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    23,473
    Likes Received:
    768
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    In Neverland
    Yes Mari, Gaston's Tavern is definitely quick service, the menu is very limited but the theming is brilliant :)
     
  19. Figment
    Offline

    Figment Imagineer

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    463
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    West Chester, OH
    Since we were going to eat at Be Our Guest for lunch, we only popped into Gaston's and grabbed a Le Fou's Brew. We just bought one and shared it, and to be honest, we threw at least half away. It was much too sweet for me and even for Jordan. We liked Butterbeer at HP better.
     
  20. Johnie
    Offline

    Johnie Budget Queen Forum Host

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    16,401
    Likes Received:
    305
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Virginia
    We tried Le Fou's brew. Alysia liked it except for the foam on top. I didn't care for it.
     

Share This Page