We’ve got updates this go ’round from several corners of Disney World, ranging from a few small menu changes to big construction projects. But we’re starting with something that is popping up all over no matter where in the World you are: Easter treats! Please join us for another trip to see What’s New!
From bunny ears to Easter Eggs, we’ve just got to give you a few glances at the Easter snacks popping (or hopping!) up absolutely everywhere around Disney World.
These particular goodies were spotted in the Main Street Confectionery, but similarly-themed sweets can be found through the Easter holiday at locations such as Big Top Treats, Sweet Spells, Goofy’s Candy Co. and the Candy Cauldron.
And you’ll find this White Chocolate Raspberry bunny-ear cupcake at Quick Service locations all over Disney’s Hollywood Studios!
We can’t resist giving you one more look at one of the gorgeous chocolate eggs in the Annual Easter Egg Display at the Grand Floridian.
These works of art will be on display through April 22nd, and they are worth a special trip to the Grand Floridian if you’re enjoying your Spring Break in Disney World. But if you can’t make it in person, you can check out the full display here.
Progress towards the future Disney Springs continues to move forward in Downtown Disney.
Can you remember when the upcoming location for the West Side Starbucks was both a Wetzel’s Pretzels and a Haagen Dazs Ice Cream store?
Well, their new home is “In Progress,” too! The construction site for the new Wetzel’s Pretzels and Haagen Dazs location is right next to Disney Quest, and across from Cirque de Soleil.
These next two West Side stories (did I really just say that?!) are for the kiddos . The menu at The Smokehouse has been updated to show the Children’s Menu, which features a Mini Pulled Pork Slider.
You may also notice that the menu designates The Smokehouse as accepting Quick Service Dining Plan credits on the Disney Dining Plan. When The Smokehouse first opened, contracts had not yet been negotiated for the Dining Plan, so it’s nice to see this update.
Speaking of the Disney Food Trucks, we noticed a small change to the open area between Cirque de Soleil and House of Blues: a few small tables with chairs have arrived. Because this area typically has at least two of the Food Trucks at any given time, a few seats will come in handy.
Though, like the trucks, these look highly mobile , so they may move around, too!
More food truck news! Our friend Andy Jackson spotted the World Showcase of Flavors truck parked on the promenade between Future World and World Showcase in Epcot! He mentioned that this was a trial run, and it may return during the 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
In the France Pavilion, the ice cream artisans at L’Artisan des Glaces have whipped up a new treat just in time for the warmer Florida temps: the Café Glacé (Iced Cappuccino with ice cream and whipped cream)!
We got to try it, and are excited to share our review with you soon! In the meantime, you can feast your eyes on this:
The Funnel Cake kiosk in the American Adventure Pavilion has made its seasonal funnel cake switcheroo: Double Chocolate Funnel Cakes are back on the menu (in place of the Pumpkin Spice that has been available since the fall).
In the Morocco Pavilion, the Spice Road Table Juice Bar has added to their non-alcoholic slushie selection: the Desert Rose and Tangerine Delight have joined the Royal Blue Slushie.
Previously, you could find the Desert Rose Slushie in the kiosk that used to be across the way, but the Tangerine Delight is making it’s debut.
At Casey’s Corner, the Mystery of the Blank Wall has finally been solved. Thanks to DFB Reader Lynda, we learned that Casey’s appears to have completed it’s indoor seating refurbishment with black and white photographs and lamps (alas, no TV running vintage cartoons).
Artist Point in Wilderness Lodge has revealed a few new dishes recently. True, dishes at Disney World’s signature restaurants (places like the Hollywood Brown Derby, Citricos, and Jiko, to name a few) do tend to change at a relatively high frequency. Still, I wanted to mention one of the newest options here. The Artist Point Vegetarian Lo Mein is comprised of Sweet Chili Tofu, Yellow Thai Noodles, Sugar Snap Peas, Wild Mushrooms and Lotus Root.
I found this especially interesting because a Cast Member informed me that while the name correctly states that the dish is vegetarian, it’s also vegan. The “Coast to Farm” dish you see is new, too, and the Pacific Northwest Trio and Salmon dishes have received their seasonal updates.
And with that, we’ve ended our latest trip around the World. Until next time, Eat and Be Happy!
Have you spotted anything new during a recent trip around the World? We’d love to hear about it in a comment!