House of Blues Gospel Brunch Review
First things first, reservations for the Gospel Brunch are handled differently than other Disney dining locations. The Gospel Brunch is actually a ticketed event - not simply a dining reservation you can book on your My Disney Experience app. Each Sunday, there are two showtimes to choose from to meet your vacation schedule. Here's a tip - call the box office directly to book your tickets! Not only will you save money by not having to pay any of the absurd Ticketmaster fees, but you can also talk to a real person that can give you advice on picking your table. Since the event is ticketed, you actually reserve your specific table when you book. The gentleman on the phone was great and told me he would find the best table available for us. So not only did we save some money, but benefited from great advice.
We had tickets for the 1:00 show and arrived to Disney Springs around 12:00. We grabbed a table in front of House of Blues and enjoyed a drink before the show began. People started lining up around 12:30 to get in, which kind of surprised me because you have a reserved table so it didn't seem necessary to really line up before the doors opened. Once the doors opened, seating was fast. Each group presented their tickets to one of the wait staff and was led to the assigned table. Our table location was great! We were on the second tier with a perfect view of the stage and seated near the buffet, but far enough away from it that we didn't have too much foot traffic.
Speaking of the buffet, let's talk about the food. OMG - southern goodness at it's finest! Whether you like Chicken and Waffles, Biscuits and Gravy, Fried Catfish, or Jambalaya there is something for everyone to enjoy. If your palate is not that adventurous, you can also find traditional brunch items like omelets, carving stations, and salads. Everything is served buffet style so come hungry! My friend and I visited following the final race of our Glass Slipper Challenge weekend so we had room for lots of calories to fill up on!
Of course, the other highlight of the visit besides the food is the entertainment. Each weekend features a different Gospel band but you can count on good, quality entertainment all the time! The performance was nothing short of inspiring. The singers and musicians had everyone singing, clapping, and on their feet. Below is just one of the short videos I grabbed that day!
Overall, we had a great time and I would highly recommend this experience to others looking to enjoy a wonderfully entertaining show paired with quality Southern food!