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What’s New Around Walt Disney World: June 24, 2014

For this round of “What’s New,” we’re heading to three Disney World parks and five Resorts to check out candy apples, menu changes,  comfort foods, and oodles of cold drinks to help you cool down in hot temperatures! Welcome back to “What’s New!”

MAGIC KINGDOM

Character-inspired Treats

Magic Kingdom rang in the summer with the 24-Hour Rock Your Disney Side event. Several treats debuted that day, which were originally intended to be around just for those 24 hours; but a few made the cut to stick around a little longer, including these eye-catching Maleficent Krispy Treats and cake pops found in the Main Street Confectionery and Big Top Treats.

Maleficent Cake Pops and Krispy Treats

Maleficent Cake Pops and Krispy Treats

If you followed our coverage that day, you may have seen the Sunshine Tree Terrace’s Orange Bird join the candy apple ranks as well, but just in case you missed it, here he is!

Orange Bird Candy Apples

Orange Bird Candy Apples

He’s too cute to not show twice ;) !

Orange Bird Caramel Apple

Orange Bird Caramel Apple

And at Main Street Bakery, the Olaf the Snowman Carrot Cake Cupcake remains, alongside a Frozen-themed one as well.

Olaf Cupcake

Olaf Cupcake

Frozen Cupcake

Frozen Cupcake

Columbia Harbour House

In Liberty Square, Columbia Harbour House is offering two new dinner-only comfort foods: Seafood Macaroni & Cheese and Chicken Pot Pie. You can read our review here!

Columbia Harbour House

Columbia Harbour House

Seafood Macaroni and Cheese

Seafood Macaroni and Cheese

Full entree

Full entree

The Plaza Restaurant

The Plaza Restaurant added a great-sounding choice to their list of entrees: a Beef Brisket Onion Burger.

Plaza sign

Plaza sign

Plaza Entrees

Plaza Entrees

Tony’s Town Square

At Tony’s Town Square, guests can now choose a Seasonal and Sustainable Fresh Catch Salad. And at lunch, a Meatball Trio has replaced the Meatball Sliders.

Tony's Sign

Tony’s Sign

Tony's Town Square Menu

Tony’s Town Square Lunch Menu

Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe

Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe is serving up a new Cherry Slush topped with Lemon-Lime Fomz.

Cherry Slush at Cosmic Ray's

Cherry Slush at Cosmic Ray’s

Cherry Slush topped with Lemon Lime Fomz

Cherry Slush topped with Lemon Lime Fomz

Read more about it (and the mystery that is “Fomz”) by clicking here!

EPCOT

The Refreshment Cool Post (found in the Africa Outpost as you stroll around World Showcase) is offering a few summer treats: Pineapple and Coconut Frozen Yogurt (served solo or swirled together) and a Mango Rum Smoothie featuring African Starr Rum. Check out our review of the new Frozen Yogurt flavors here!

Refreshment Cool Post

Refreshment Cool Post

Pineapple Coconut Swirl Frozen Yogurt

Pineapple Coconut Swirl Frozen Yogurt

ANIMAL KINGDOM

A couple of really fun new adult beverages have arrived in Animal Kingdom!

Drinkwallah

Head over to Asia’s Drinkwallah for a Coconut-Lychee Lemonade with Parrot Bay Coconut Rum. We’ll have a review on the blog soon!

Drinkwallah

Drinkwallah

Drinkwallah Menu

Drinkwallah Menu

Corn-Ivores

Or if you’ve really got to tame your sweet tooth, try the Carnival Cocktail made with Cotton Candy and Bacardi Black Razz Rum at Corn-Ivores Popcorn Cart found in Chester and Hester’s Dino-Rama. See our review here!

Carnival Cocktail

Carnival Cocktail

Carnival Cocktail

Carnival Cocktail

You didn’t think we’d be able to resist these, did you ;) ? Keep an eye out for upcoming reviews!

Trilo-Bites

Now, I’m not makin’ any promises, but on a very recent stop by Trilo-Bites, that elusive Pulled Buffalo Chicken Waffle Sandwich was back.

Trilo-Bites Seasonal Menu

Trilo-Bites Seasonal Menu

This is only brought out on peak crowd days at Animal Kingdom, so you may have an easier chance of catching it during these busy summer months!

Pulled Buffalo Chicken Waffle Sandwich

Pulled Buffalo Chicken Waffle Sandwich

DOWNTOWN DISNEY

Splitsville Luxury Lanes

Starting on the West Side, Splitsville Luxury Lanes has added a Grilled Avocado appetizer, while Tuna Maki replaces “Beauty and the Beast” in the Sushi selections. A Baja Chicken and French Dip join the sandwich options.

Splitsville Luxury Lanes

Splitsville Luxury Lanes

Wolfgang Puck Express

Wolfgang Puck Express on the West Side has added a Barbeque Chicken Pizza along with a Meatloaf Sandwich.

Wolfgang Puck Express on the West Side

Wolfgang Puck Express on the West Side

Disney Food Trucks

The Superstar Catering Food Truck featuring flavors from Hollywood Studios debuted an all-new menu.

New Superstar Catering Food Truck Menu

New Superstar Catering Food Truck Menu

Replacing the former meatball-based menu are a Pot Roast Sandwich and Margarita Flatbread (yep, spelled that way on the menu), while a Turkey Meatball Sub continues to represent the meatball fare.

And it’s not the only Disney Food Truck switching things up… Fantasy Fare is now serving up Sticky Chicken and Waffles!

Fantasy Fare Chicken and Waffles

Fantasy Fare Chicken and Waffles

The Marketplace

Over at the Marketplace, Cap ‘N Jack’s Margarita Bar was officially closed.

Construction walls in Downtown Disney

Construction walls in Downtown Disney

However, it looks like more margarita goodness is on the way once this area reopens as part of Disney Springs.

Margarita Bar construction signs

Margarita Bar construction signs

I’ll be curious to see if they bring back the live musicians – I always thought they were a great touch by the waterfront!

And, finally, the eagerly-awaited Marketplace Co-op is open for business, with the Disney Centerpiece boutique featuring all sorts of kitchen and home-use goodies for every Disney fan.

New Marketplace Co-op in Downtown Disney

New Marketplace Co-op in Downtown Disney

Here is a glimpse at a couple of our favorite items…

Orange Bird Pitcher

Orange Bird Pitcher

Space Mountain Pilsner

Space Mountain Pilsner

Be Our Guest Dessert Plate

Be Our Guest Dessert Plate

Take a more in-depth look here!

RESORTS

Old Key West

Olivia’s Cafe in Old Key West Resort introduced a Plantation Key Pork Chop, Seven Mile Sea Scallops, and Chicken Pasta Cayo Hueso to the Dinner Menu.

Olivia's Cafe Entrance

Olivia’s Cafe Entrance

Saratoga Springs

The Turf Club Bar & Grill at Saratoga Spring Resort and Spa has added Barbeque Spare Ribs to their appetizers.

Outdoor Seating at the Turf Club

Outdoor Seating at the Turf Club

Lemon Curd and Berries along with a No Sugar Added Lemon Mousse join the desserts (alas, no more Toffee pot de crème).

Yacht & Beach Club

Beaches and Cream is serving up several more recent items “From the Grill”! Choices include a Pork Belly Cuban Sandwich, a Chicken Sandwich (topped with Brie!), a Salmon sandwich, and Turkey Meatloaf on brioche bread.

Beaches and Cream Menu

Beaches and Cream Menu

Also featured among these new options is the Beaches Angus Burger, topped with ham, swiss, sautéed onions, horseradish mustard sauce, lettuce and tomato.

These options replace the Bacon Angus Beef Burger, Beaches Rachel Sandwich, Classic Turkey Sandwich, Chicken Caesar Sandwich, and Pot Roast Sandwich. Additionally, the Beaches Chef Salad replaced the Caesar Salad with Chicken.

Art of Animation

This small pizza station popped up at the Art of Animation’s Landscape of Flavors food court.

Art of Animation Pizza Station

Art of Animation Pizza Station

It’s a little grab-‘n-go serving individual pizzas, both adult and kid-sized.

Art of Animation Pizza Station

Art of Animation Pizza Station

Animal Kingdom Lodge — Kidani Village

While there isn’t any food news to report from Animal Kingdom Lodge, I did happen upon something food-related on my most recent visit to Kidani Village. It was suppertime for these guys and gals…

Kidani Savanna

Kidani Savanna

Kidani Savanna

Kidani Savanna

Kidani Savanna

Kidani Savanna

Guess we’re not the only ones food is important to around here ;) .

And that brings us to the end of another round of “What’s New!” 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!

 

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5 Comments

  1. Essie says:

    OH, now I want to get down there and try all of these new things. Alas, for now I’ll just have to live on thru my DFB. Thanks guys!

  2. BERNADETTE says:

    We LOVE the pretzels filled with cream cheese and hot peppers (I believe) that it seems you only sell in Animal Kingdom. Will you be selling them in the other theme parks … PLEASE!!!

  3. Wendy says:

    Essie — thanks so much! I’m glad you enjoy these posts :)

    Bernadette — Hi! I have good news for you, I think :). You can find the Jalapeno and Cheese Stuffed Pretzel in Epcot and Hollywood Studios, too! Here are the locations:

    EPCOT: The Block & Hans Craft Beer stand in the American Adventure Pavilion

    Hollywood Studios: The Pretzel Garden (it’s a small pretzel stand in the Streets of America section. It’s not always open, but worth a try!) They’ve also recently added another pretzel cart near the big Mickey’s Sorcerer hat that carries the Jalapeno and Cream Cheese pretzel, but that might just be around for the summer.

    Enjoy!

  4. Jodi Mooney says:

    Love all the info!! I’m trying to get my husband to take me back this fall for my 60th birthday, so I can’t wait to try the Columbia Harbor House – we’ve never eaten there before, so I’d love to try it!! We had the Kitchen Sink at Beaches & Cream last year when we brought our grandkids – we cleaned it out between 5 of us!! Yummy!!

  5. Wendy says:

    Hi, Jodi, and thanks for your note! I hope your birthday plans at WDW work out… Sounds like a great way to celebrate 60 :)!!

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