Woo-hoo!!!! More awesomeness from New Fantasyland!
This time — we get to see the MENU for Gaston’s Tavern, a brand new counter-service location in the Magic Kingdom! And — bonus — we get a peek INSIDE as well! Let’s go beyond the New Fantasyland Castle Wall for a look…
Belle’s Village inside the New Fantasyland at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom began an early soft opening today, and we’ve got the details! Check out these fun peeks at Gaston’s Tavern and Bonjour! Village Gifts.
First up, let’s take a little tour of what you’ll experience when you head into Gaston’s Tavern in Disney World’s New Fantasyland. Thanks to the Disney Parks Blog for some wonderful pics!
Out front of Gaston’s Tavern, the centerpiece fountain features a comical look at Gaston and LeFou.
And here’s what you’ll see right before you enter Gaston’s Tavern!
When the doors swing open, you’ll see Gaston’s larger-than-life portrait on the wall.
Also on the wall, you’ll see the score from a recent game of darts between Gaston and LeFou. Wonder who’s winning…
Gaston’s hunting gear is on display for all to admire!
And his animal trophies hang on the wall, celebrating his prowess, of course.
True to Gaston’s love of decorating with Antlers, this over-the-top chandelier is a feature of the space.
But enough of the atmosphere — let’s take a look at the EATS!
Gaston’s Tavern Menu
While gooey cinnamon rolls and cold milk remain, a hearty pork shank ($7.99) has been added. (As “le shank du jour” of course!) We can’t wait to see if these become competition for the beloved turkey legs elsewhere in Disney World!
A visit to the Tavern can also include chocolate croissants, fresh fruit and veggies, hummus, and drinks. Be sure to check out those Disney Dining Plan options! Note that the pork shank originally had a DDP snack credit logo next to it, but that’s now been covered up. (Thanks to Kelly Tressler for the updated menu photo!)
Of course, as we mentioned before, there will be a specialty drink – LeFou’s Brew – a no-sugar added frozen apple juice with a hint of toasted marshmallow, then topped with all-natural passion fruit-mango foam. The souvenir goblets make this “brew” extra fun!
If you don’t stop by the tavern for a LeFou’s Brew, stop here at the “water pump” for a sip of water.
Bonjour! Village Gifts
After a stop at Gaston’s, step on over to the new gift shop: Bonjour! Village Gifts! This Disney merch location has merchandise inspired by details found in the New Fantasyland’s Belle Village as well as the film “Beauty and the Beast”.
Everyone needs a Gargoyle Chalice in their castle — especially one reminiscent of the guards of Beast’s Castle!
Bring home the elegance found at the castle when you purchase dinnerware pieces or stemware decorated with silhouettes of Beauty and the Beast!
A specialty light-up castle goblet or Gaston stein will help you toast to your day in the New Fantasyland.
Belle items make practical take-home souvenir. I kind of dig the towels (Note that Reader Emily informs us that those cute “towels” are actually scarves! ;-)) Whoops!
And you should always give your “Beauty” a chocolate rose.
But what else is available for eats?
Maurice’s Amazing Popping Machine
Belle’s father himself invented Maurice’s Amazing Popping Machine. It’s an adorable kiosk for your popcorn cravings while in this part of the New Fantasyland. (Many of you have seen this specialty popcorn kiosk in Fantasyland for a while now. It’s finally been moved to it’s true location!)
While in this early soft-opening of these spots in New Fantasyland, there is no guarantee that these new venues will be open each day. Look for the official soft opening to begin on November 19th with a grand opening on December 6th.
Where will you head first in the New Fantasyland? Tell us what you’ll order at Gaston’s Tavern!