Every once in a while when I’m in Disney World I gather a bushel full of food news, and this is one of those times! So, I decided to take one post to share all of these items and get your feedback! If you’ve heard this news or have experience with it, let us know in the comments!
Poolside Dining Available at Beach Club Dunes Pool
The Dunes Pool outside of the Beach Club Villas is now offering Poolside Dining like we’ve found at Animal Kingdom Lodge’s Kidani Village and the Contemporary Resort!
Refillable Mug Price Hike
Disney resort refillable mugs will now cost $14.49, plus tax, meaning they’ll be over $15.00 when all is said and done.
Holiday Swirl Cone at Storybook Treats
Magic Kingdom’s Storybook Treats is now offering a red and green version of its soft serve swirl cone! The flavor is still vanilla, but some creative food coloring gives the cones here a special holiday “something.”
(By the way, we’ll have more Storybook Treats news soon!)
Ice Cream Novelty Menu Changes
After years of offering the same old, same old, the ice cream novelty menu in Disney’s parks is changing up!
On this trip, I saw that a Mango Gelato cup has been added to the Magic Kingdom ice cream novelty list…
…and Itzakadoozie pops have been removed from the Epcot ice cream novelty list. They’ve been replace by this Triple Blast Ice Pop.
Peppermint Cupcake Arrives at Boardwalk Bakery
In addition to the seasonal Chocolate Peppermint Cupcake at Contempo Cafe, the Boardwalk Bakery is offering a Peppermint cupcake as well!
This one is adorned with candy canes and an airbrushed pink frosting.
Santa’s Little Helper Returns to Crew’s Cup
The seasonal favorite, Santa’s Little Helper, has returned as signature beverage at the Yacht Club’s Crew’s Cup Lounge.
Featuring Goldschlager, Bailey’s, and Butterscotch, this is a potent and fitting holiday drink!
Golden Oak Outpost Menu Changes
The menu at this out-of-the-way counter-service location in Frontierland has shrunk a bit more. Now, the only hot food offered is the hot dog.
QR Codes Take Over Christmas
The Disney resort gingerbread displays have a brand new component this year!
Many of them have scannable QR codes that show guests videos and information about the gingerbread creations — directly on their smartphones or other portable devices!
Text Message Updates from Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
This year, guests can text a certain code to begin receiving updates during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party! These updates will remind you of upcoming fireworks and shows, but also to get your free cookies and cocoa!
Earl of Sandwich has Improved Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches
Downtown Disney’s Earl of Sandwich is boasting improved ice cream cookie sandwiches for dessert. These are two cookies with ice cream sandwiched in the middle. Flavors are strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla.
As you can see, there’s quite a bit going on in Walt Disney World, food-wise, and this is just the beginning. I have dozens of new edibles to share with you — along with some interesting news articles — over the next few weeks! Stay tuned!
In the meantime, we’d love to hear your feedback!
Do you haven an opinion about one of these news items? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!