What’s New Around Disney World: October 28, 2014

Happy Fall! Autumnal treats have been appearing all over Disney World for a while now, but with Halloween just days away, we thought we’d give you one last glimpse of the season’s snacks.

But that’s not the only food news ’round these parts… not by a long shot. Take a trip with us around all four Disney World parks to check out What’s New!

Hollywood Studios

October is probably my favorite time for the candy apples that hit the scene, like these at Sweet Spells.

Halloween Candy Apples

Halloween Candy Apples

"Poisoned" Candy Apple

“Poisoned” Candy Apple

Minnie Witch Candy Apple

Minnie Witch Candy Apple

Min & Bill’s Dockside Diner currently features a Caramel Apple Shake as its tribute to fall. The featured shakes here change frequently, so be sure to pop by to see what’s available on your visit!

Min and Bill's Dockside Diner

Min and Bill’s Dockside Diner

Caramel Apple Shake

Caramel Apple Shake

Joffrey’s Coffee Carts all over Disney World have changed their seasonal offerings to include a Pumpkin Pie Latte and a Pumpkin Pie Frozen Cappuccino.

Joffrey's Coffee Kiosk at Pixar Place

Joffrey’s Coffee Kiosk at Pixar Place

Seasonal Coffee beverages

Seasonal Coffee beverages

Speaking of those Joffrey’s Carts… remember the Big ‘Ol Donut? We spotted a few topped with massive amounts of cookie crumble for a change of pace from sprinkles.

Cookie Crumble Donut

Cookie Crumble Donut

With the conclusion of Frozen Summer Fun, the Olaf Carrot Cake Cupcake was ousted by the return of the Minnie “Witches” (should this not be “Witch’s”?) Hat Carrot Cake Cupcake, located at several Hollywood Studios counter service eateries such as ABC Commissary, Starring Rolls Cafe, and Toy Story Pizza Planet.

Minnie Witch Hat Cupcake

Minnie Witch Hat Cupcake

Minnie Witch Carrot Cupcake

Minnie Witch Carrot Cupcake

But that’s not the last you’ve seen of Olaf! He has moved — along with the rest of his Frozen family and Frozen-inspired treats — to the new location for Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post, now found across the way from Studio Catering Co.

Sign to Wandering Oaken's Trading Post

Sign to Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post

Entrance into the Snowground

Entrance into the Snowground

Sweet Treat Bar menu

Sweet Treat Bar menu

Epcot

Future World

Future World’s Electric Umbrella has added some unexpected offerings to the menu, including a Veggie Naan Wich (broccoli slaw, edamame, and tofu wasabi dressing on Naan bread), a Sausage and Pepper Sandwich with Provolone cheese, and a brisket-topped French Dip Burger.

Electric Umbrella Sign

Electric Umbrella Sign

Electric Umbrella menu

Electric Umbrella menu

French Dip Burger

French Dip Burger

Could we resist? Heck, no! Check out our review of the new French Dip Burger!

World Showcase

Moving to World Showcase, Mexico’s La Cantina de San Angel has added Pollo Cascabel, Tacos de Barbarcoa, and Ensalada Mexicana to the menu.

La Cantina Sign

La Cantina Sign

La Cantina Menu

La Cantina Menu

The American Adventure Pavilion’s Liberty Inn has added four new entrees: the Surf and Turf Burger (topped with a crab cake), Louisiana-style Shrimp served on rice, a Red, White, and Blue Salad (greens, Craisins, apples, pecans and blue cheese with a Sherry vinaigrette), and Maryland Crab Cakes served with Old Bay Fries (see our review here!).

Liberty Inn sign

Liberty Inn sign

Liberty Inn Menu

Liberty Inn Menu

Liberty Inn Menu

Liberty Inn Menu

Maryland Crab Cakes with Old Bay Fries

Maryland Crab Cakes with Old Bay Fries

Of course you’ll need something sweet to polish off those entrees, and fortunately Germany’s Karamell-Küche is just a short stroll from the American Adventure Pavilion.

Karamell-Küche sign

Karamell-Küche sign

Some new items have found their way into that famous bakery case: Vanilla and Chocolate Cakeballs, Caramel Gingersnaps, Caramel S’mores and a Caramel Bacon Square.

Caramel Gingersnap and Caramel S'more in bakery case

Caramel Gingersnap and Caramel S’more in bakery case

Chocolate Cakeball in bakery case

Chocolate Cakeball in bakery case

Caramel Bacon Square next to Caramel and Milk Chocolate in bakery case

Caramel Bacon Square next to Caramel and Milk Chocolate in bakery case

You can read our review of two of these recent additions (including that Caramel Bacon Square) here!

Magic Kingdom

Even more signs of the season are filling up bakery cases at Big Top Treats and Main Street Confectionery.

Main Street Confectionery

Main Street Confectionery

Mickey Ghost candy apple

Mickey Ghost candy apple at Big Top Treats

The Halloween snacks are definitely fun, but I always like spotting the Football Sugar Cookie each fall :) .

Football sugar cookie and autumn colored Mickey Macarons

Football sugar cookie and autumn colored Mickey Macarons

Memento Mori is open in Liberty Square at last!! This fantastic gift shop dedicated to all things Haunted Mansion officially opened its doors on October 6th.

Memento Mori sign

Memento Mori sign

Here’s a peek at a few of the goodies, but you can check out LOTS more here!

Merchandise display

Merchandise display

Haunted Mansion crest plate

Haunted Mansion crest plate

Madame Leota wooden sign

Madame Leota wooden sign

Attention all “Nightmare Before Christmas” fans… have you seen the Zero Popcorn Bucket?!? We previously brought him to you from Disneyland, but he has a home at Disney World, too!

Zero Popcorn Bucket

Zero Popcorn Bucket

And you better believe that pumpkin nose lights up!

Zero Popcorn Bucket sign

Zero Popcorn Bucket sign

Mickey returns as the Hatbox Ghost Popcorn Bucket again this year, too. And he’s glow in the dark!

Mickey Hatbox Ghost

Mickey Hatbox Ghost

At Crystal Palace, there are a couple of souvenir glow clips with kids’ beverages available for purchase for those enjoying the buffet with Winnie the Pooh and his pals.

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

Ariel and Pirates of the Caribbean souvenir cups

Ariel and Pirates of the Caribbean souvenir cups

Guests can choose Ariel or Pirates of the Caribbean for $4.99.

Glow clips

Glow clips

For those cooling off at Storybook Treats, Frozen Yogurt has been added to the options at this ice cream-centric stop. Flavor choices are Orchard Cherry and Cake Batter (yum!).

Storybook Treats

Storybook Treats

Storybook Treats Menu

Storybook Treats Menu

Also in Fantasyland, the menu at Pinocchio Village Haus has received a few small tweaks.

Pinocchio's Village Haus

Pinocchio Village Haus

The Barbecue Chicken Flatbread is now a Barbecue Beef Flatbread,  and Bread Sticks have been switched out in favor of Pesto Bread Knots. A Spicy Chicken Sandwich has made its arrival as well (we’ll have a review soon!).

Pinocchio Village Haus printed menu

Pinocchio Village Haus printed menu

Before we depart the Magic Kingdom, here’s a glimpse at those lovable Dapper Dans in their fall finery!

Dapper Dans in the fall!

Dapper Dans in the fall!

And we’re off to one more park!

Animal Kingdom

Local Food Cafes (the Yak and Yeti counter service) may be offering a Chef Special on your visit.

Local Foods Cafe

Local Foods Cafe

It was recently Chicken Curry. (Please note, this is designated on the menu as a “Limited Time only” option. We’ll keep an eye out for any future specials!)

Daily Specials at Yak and Yeti Counter Service

Daily Specials at Yak and Yeti Counter Service

You might want to wash down that special with an ICEE poured into this adorable Amanda the Panda collectible cup!

Amanda the Panda Souvenir Cup

Amanda the Panda Souvenir Cup

Amanda has some stiff competition in the “cute” category, though… check out the Simba Passionfruit Cupcake found at Kusafiri Bakery! We ate it, and there’s a review coming soon.

Simba Cupcake

Simba Cupcake

Of course, more ghoulish goodies can be found at Animal Kingdom as well. Here is a glimpse of the goodness!

Bat Cupcake at Animal Kingdom

Bat Cupcake at Animal Kingdom’s Kusafiri Bakery

"Spooky" Worms and Dirt Sundae

“Spooky” Worms and Dirt Sundae at Discovery Island Ice Cream

But not all the food news is in the Parks…

Resorts

Animal Kingdom Lodge

Guests looking for something to enjoy along with their Victoria Falls Mist have some new small plates to choose from at the lovely Victoria Falls Lounge.

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

Among other temptations, new items include Tandoori-spiced Chicken Wings, Pork “Wings,” and Peri Peri Scallops.

©Disney

©Disney

Also available is an assortment of African-inspired tapas, featuring dates, cumin green olives, sambal Calamata olives, Bresaola, sea salt pistachios, and preserved lemon artichoke hearts served with dried banana and pumpkin seed crisps.

©Disney

©Disney

Wilderness Lodge

True, we don’t often feature signature restaurants here on “What’s New” since their menus change rather frequently and may differ on your upcoming visit. But who could possibly resist sharing a current entree at Artist Point with this name? Buffalo! Buffalo!! Buffalo!!! is a plate featuring Grilled Buffalo Strip Steak, Chipped Buffalo Mac and Coswald Cheese, AND Buffalo Sausage.

Artist Point entree menu

Artist Point entree menu

And the Apple Cinnamon Cupcake has returned for fall at Roaring Fork. Gorgeous, right?

Apple Cinnamon Cupcake

Apple Cinnamon Cupcake

Four Seasons Resort

Ravello — located at the Four Seasons Resort in Disney’s Golden Oak — has offered a Good Morning Breakfast with Goofy and Pals on Thursdays, Saturdays and select Tuesdays since it opened in August. Now this experience (along with regular non-character breakfast and dinner seating) is available for booking online via the Disney World website.

Ravello entrance

Ravello entrance

BoardWalk Inn

We bid a fond farewell to Kouzzina by Cat Cora, which closed its doors on September 30th.

Kouzzina

Kouzzina sign

Sign over Kouzzina

Sign over Kouzzina

It’s replacement,the Italian eatery Trattoria al Forno, is scheduled to open on December 18th. And we’re happy to share a sneak peek of the breakfast menu.

Wishing LOTS and LOTS of fall fun to you all! And 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!

Comments

  1. Essie says

    Great report, I love seeing what’s new around the world whether it’s in the parks or the resorts.

  2. Essie says

    Great report, I love seeing what’s going on around the world, whether it’s in the parks or in the resorts. Thanks!

  3. Rach says

    Where in MK can one buy the Zero popcorn bucket?

    And I’m crossing my fingers that it stays in MK past Oct 31st into the holiday season since he is from “Nightmare Before *Christmas*.”

  4. Lori says

    Loved this report! Thanks! I don’t have a trip in “formal” planning stages at the moment but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to dream and/or pretend and for us, experiencing yummy treats Disney style is a big part of the dream.

  5. Wendy says

    Thanks so much, Essie and Lori! Here’s hoping you’re able to experience it all in person someday soon :).

    Rach — Hi! I saw him at the first popcorn cart immediately upon entering the Magic Kingdom (facing the Castle, it’s on the left, at the base of the stairs of the train station). The popcorn cart around the Hub might have him as well (though that cart has moved around one or two times due to the current Hub construction, it’s still in the general area). I totally agree — it would be great to see him extended past October, since he could count as Christmas :). If we see him, we’ll include him in a future post. Hope your next trip is great!

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