We’re wandering the World in search of eats, sweets, and all sorts of treats! Join us for another trip around the World to find out What’s New!
Frozen Summer Fun
In case you haven’t heard, Frozen Summer Fun is happening all over Hollywood Studios!
And of course this event includes a few extra snacks inspired by the film and its characters, such as specialty cupcakes (we loved the Olaf Carrot Cake), Sugar Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches, and specialty drinks.
Check out our review of the Frozen eats here!
Disney Restaurant Refurbishments
Amidst the wintery fun, changes for the future are happening at Hollywood Studios, too. Rumor has it that the L.A. Prop Cinema Storage shop might just be the next Starbucks stop in the Parks. The refurbishment is scheduled to last until March 2015.
Even if you missed Star Wars Weekends, you may not have entirely missed your opportunity to pick up some of the goodies! On a very recent visit, we spotted the Stormtrooper Souvenir Steins still available at Hey Howdy Hey Takeaway!
No telling how long they’ll last, so grab one while you still can!
Sunshine Seasons is currently serving Grilled Fish Tacos.
Looks like a future lunch to me!
However, it’s also recently added a new cocktail to its list of alcoholic beverages: the Dragon Berry Refresher featuring Bacardi Dragon Berry Rum.
In Mexico’s La Cava del Tequila, the Summer Special is the Ambhar Tamarindo Margarita, featuring Ambhar Blanco Tequila, tamarind pulp, orange liqueur and agave nectar. Oh, and a chili powder rim – YOW!
We’re always happy to have a reason to spend some extra time at La Cava, and it looks like there is more opportunity to do just that. The Epcot After Hours Wind Down event has been extended at all four of the original venues: La Cava del Tequila, Rose & Crown, Spice Road Table, and Tutto Gusto.
Originally slated to run through mid-September, bookings are now available through November 9th on Thursdays through Sundays (with the exception of Saturday, November 8, due to the Wine & Dine Half Marathon).
If you head over Norway’s Kringla Bakeri og Kafe, you’ll notice a couple of new things in the bakery case, but the most eye-catching of the two isn’t food. They’ve somehow managed to tuck an entire scene from “Frozen” complete with characters in the right-hand corner of the bakery case!
But back to food… the new item here is S’mores in a glass!
We’ll have a review for you soon, but in the meantime you can read all about it in our DFB Guide to Epcot Snacks, 2014 Edition!
Guests in Epcot’s Italy Pavilion can now grab an Italian Fruit Soda amongst the ever-changing items at what we like to call the Donkey Cart.
Why just enjoy one new treat at L’Artisan des Glaces when you can enjoy two? We also tried the brand new Cinnamon, Caramelized Apple & Crumble Crunch ice cream. And may I say… YUM!!!
Bonjour Village Gifts
I about lost in when I stopped in Bonjour Village Gifts (right next to Gaston’s Tavern) in New Fantasyland, and saw the Chip Tea Cup in real life for the first time.
Previously, I’ve only seen our little teacup friend on MickeyFix.com., but until now he has always eluded me in person. Super cute!
But they have another new drink souvenir as well: the Maleficent Light-up Swizzle Stick!
More Frozen Treats
You know you’ve reached iconic character status when you’re featured on a Walt Disney World lollipop.
Congratulations, Anna and Elsa!
A little off-topic from food, but the Frozen Summer Fun event at Hollywood Studios seems to be alleviating the lines to meet Anna and Elsa at Magic Kingdom, at least a bit. The line was only 90 minutes long the other morning (I use the word “only,” since I haven’t seen it under 200 minutes since they first showed up at Princess Fairytale Hall!).
While the Casey’s Batter Up! Souvenir Cup isn’t really new, it looks like they’re trying to get the word out about it at Casey’s Corner with these extra-huge signs.
Have you seen the Batter Up Cups? They are pretty sweet…
Splitsville Luxury Lanes
Splitsville Luxury Lanes is offering a new “Early Bird” bowling special: from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm on Monday-Friday, adults can bowl for $12, and children for $7.
Please note that blackout dates apply.
Not to be outdone by Anna and Elsa on the Frozen cupcakes housed in the same bakery case ;), Perry the Platypus from Phineas and Ferb can now be found on a Cherry Chocolate Cupcake at the Contempo Café.
But this isn’t the first time Contempo has dabbled with this flavor combo. Remember the Black Forest Cupcake?
A few new items have arrived on the menu at The Wave… of American Flavors. Appetizers currently include a Seasonal Florida Strawberry Soup. A Maine Lobster Roll has been added to the Lunch menu.
Due to its focus on seasonal and sustainable foods, the menu at The Wave changes more frequently than most Table Service restaurants, so it’s always a fun thing to check out the choices on your visit!
Amidst many other changes over at ‘Ohana, the Mixed Greens Salad is currently off the menu.
Guests dining with Cinderella and Prince Charming at Cinderella’s Happily After Dinner at 1900 Park Fare have two new options: a Pork Brisket with mango salsa and crispy plantains has replaced the Spice-crusted Salmon. Asian-style ribs have been added as well.
Yacht & Beach Club
When you’re deciding which cut of steak you’d prefer at Yachtsman Steakhouse, you may be shocked by the $110.00 Porterhouse listed on the top line (gulp!). Upon closer inspection, though, you’ll notice it’s a 32 ounce Porterhouse for two.
That’s it for this round! May you have many reasons to celebrate the friends, family, and food in your life…
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!