Disney’s Soda Fountain: The Brave Sundae & Breakfast with Merida

Last Friday I had the pleasure of visiting the El Capitan in Hollywood to see Disney/Pixar’s latest masterpiece, Brave…

…and then to indulge in a little post-movie treat!

“Merida’s Perfect Target” Sundae

After the movie, we headed next door to Disney’s Soda Fountain to check out their newest ice cream creation inspired by Brave: Merida’s Perfect Target. The sundae features shortbread cookie crumbs topped with strawberry cheesecake ice cream, strawberry sauce, whipped cream, and a fresh strawberry. 

It’s finished off with a shortbread “Target” cookie that is designed to look like the archery targets Merida aims for in the movie.

Merida's Perfect Target Sundae

I love fruity sundaes and I love cheesecake, so this combo was perfect for me. I was a little concerned about the shortbread cookie and cookie crumbles; I thought that maybe they’d be soft from being paired with the ice cream, but both were nice and crispy and had great flavor. 

Merida's Perfect Target is $6.95

Topped with a Fresh Strawberry and Shortbread Cookie Crumbles

The cookie target is made from blue fondant with a dollop of red frosting in the center. The coolest part?  The sundae looked EXACTLY like the photo display.

Shortbread "Target" Cookie Topped with Blue Fondant & Red Frosting Center

Crunchy & Tasty Shortbread Cookie

Merida’s Perfect Target Sundae will be available at Disney’s Soda Fountain through August 12th — the entire run of Brave next door at the El Capitan Theatre.

Breakfast with Merida

Have some Merida fans at home? During the run of the movie, Disney’s Soda Fountain is holding special morning meals on Saturdays & Sundays. Additional Friday mornings open up if weekend dates fill up. 

Breakfast is $25 (does not include your movie admission). Entree choices are waffles, eggs, or oatmeal with bacon or sausage; fresh fruit, yogurt, and a variety of baked goods including scones and buns. Beverages such as juice, milk, coffee, and tea are included. 

During breakfast, Merida makes her rounds and the Soda Fountain takes and prints souvenir photos of your party with Merida. After breakfast (if you have purchased movie tickets to the 10:00am show), you are escorted into El Capitan to see Brave. For more information or to make a reservation for breakfast with Merida, please call 1.800.Disney6.

Not interested in breakfast but want to see Brave at the El Capitan? I strongly suggest visiting their site to purchase your tickets in advance. The theater is gorgeous and the live pre-movie stage show is very fun to see. It features all of your favorite characters including a grand finale number with Merida and several of her Scottish friends!

Live Stage Show Finale

For those of you who haven’t had a chance to see the movie just yet, I highly recommend getting to the theater as soon as possible. The movie is excellent. My entire family — including my husband and two boys ages 8 and 10 — enjoyed it. There’s something for everyone in it. Grown-up humor, great characters, lovely scenery, and I love the spunk and sass of Disney’s newest heroine, Merida!

More Ice Cream Goodness

On a side note, if you’ve never been up to Hollywood to visit Disney’s Soda Fountain, get up there! The Mickey’s Masterpiece is well worth a visit — 8 scoops of ice cream, tons of toppings, and a whole can of whipped cream (a la Beaches and Cream!).

Mickey's Masterpiece: 8 Scoops, Lots of Toppings & a Whole Can of Whipped Cream!

Let us know if you head over to the Soda Fountain or El Capitan!

Heather Sievers is the Disney Food Blog’s Dining in Disneyland columnist. See more of her columns here!

A big thank you goes out to the team over at Disney’s Soda Fountain for going above and beyond with this invitation. My family had a fabulous, not to mention, tasty, evening! DFB was not obligated to furnish a review of this experience; click here for our Disclosure policy.


  1. says

    oh that looks so good, I would love one right now .. and I’m a big strawberry fan! Thanks for this review… I don’t get out to california much but the next time I do I will put Disney’s Soda Fountain on my must see list! P.S. I’m seeing Brave this Saturday.. can’t wait!

  2. Beth says

    I have had the pleasure of visiting Disney’s Soda Fountain on a business trip to LA and I enjoyed it very much. I would love to see a movie at the El Capitan theater. It looks like a lot of fun. I enjoyed Brave and as a mother of a pre-teen (although she thinks she is a teenager) daughter found the relationship between mother and daughter to be real and touching. I bet seeing it on honest to goodness old fashioned big movie screen was awesome!

  3. Heather S. says

    @Marcelinna – You will LOVE Brave! And I hope you make it out to Disney’s Soda Fountain in the near future!

    @Beth – Glad you loved Brave! I did too, such a great story! Also happy to hear you enjoyed the Soda Fountain on your visit! I hope one day you get to see a movie at EL Capitan. It’s a gorgeous theatre.

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