Are you ready for another trip around the World? We’ve got lots of new eats, treats, and Gaston-themed Feasts coming at you for this round of What’s New (along with a peek at a lot — and I mean A LOT — of stuff to come!).
We’re kicking off our latest jaunt at the most Magical of All Kingdoms…
A recent visit to the Magic Kingdom revealed changes and additions — both big and small — to Counter Service spots all over the park.
But the one that might just take the cake (CUPcake, that is!) is the new Donald Duck Vanilla Cupcake at the Main Street Bakery!
Labeled simply as the “Specialty Cupcake” in Main Street Bakery’s case, it brings to mind the scene from the end (Bah DUM Pah!!) of the Mickey’s PhilharMagic attraction.
Remember the Ham and Cheese-stuffed Pretzel that made its debut earlier this year?
Well, look no more for it at its original location, The Lunching Pad. It now has two different homes: find it at Tomorrowland’s Cooling Station…
…or take a trip to New Fantasyland and visit Gaston’s Tavern.
Feast A La Gaston features Scrambled Eggs, Herb-Roasted Potatoes, Apple Smoked Bacon, and Chicken Sausage served with fresh fruit (like the other pre-fixe meals for breakfast at Be Our Guest, it’s also served with a selection of pastries).
The ever-changing menu at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe has had yet another update.
The Southwest Burger has returned, while the newer Taco Burger has kept its place on the menu.
If you’re paying a visit to our good pal Sonny Eclipse at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe, you’ll want to take note of a few changes to the menu.
A Barbecued Pork Cheeseburger and Bacon Cheddar Hot Dog have joined the Bays at Cosmic Rays, and the Greek Salad now comes with Chicken.
Caesar Salad with Shrimp is now an option at Pinocchio Village Haus.
Change up your typical fountain beverage, tea or Frozen Slush at Columbia Harbour House by adding a flavor boost for 50 cents.
We enjoyed a Sprite with Watermelon, and a Lemonade Slush with Wildberry. Look for a review here soon!
Oh! You’ll also find a new Corn Cobbette side on the menu here, too… which you should totally order if for no other reason than it’s fun to say “Corn Cobbette.”
What’s that? Did somebody say…
WHOOPEEEE!!!! Four new Whoopie Pies are now gracing the bakery case at Sweet Spells on Sunset Boulevard!
Take your pick from Banana, Orange Cream, Cookies and Cream, and Maple Bacon (but not until you check out our full review here!).
Look for a S’mores Tart and the return of Raspberry Swirl Poundcake at in-park Starbucks locations such as The Trolley Car Cafe.
And just a reminder that Advance Dining Reservations are available for Minnie’s Summertime Dine — the next Minnie’s Seasonal Dine — at Hollywood and Vine, which will run from June 6th through Sept 11th.
Minnie should be sporting new beach duds that will be a bit different from the garb she dons at Cape May Cafe, as pictured below.
Remember… this means that the highly anticipated Halloween Dine featuring the Fab Five wearing some new Halloween costumes will start on September 12th, and is scheduled to run through November 6th.
Be sure to stop by L’Artisan des Glaces to check out their newest flavor of house-made ice cream…
Then continue your World Showcase stroll towards the American Adventure Pavilion.
New options at Liberty Inn include a Cup of Clam Chowder and the chance to bump up your Frozen Coke with a float of Buffalo Trace Bourbon Whiskey.
You didn’t think we forgot about Animal Kingdom, did you? Goodness, no! But you’ll have to stay tuned, as the park makes its transition into an all-day park with nighttime activities beginning Memorial Day Weekend!
These experiences will include TWO new street parties — the Discovery Island Carnivale and the Harambe Wildlife Parti. Also watch for the Tree of Life to Awaken each night, and the debut of evening journeys on Kilimanjaro Safaris. Of course, we here at the DFB are most excited about the openings of Tiffins, which will bring Signature Dining to Animal Kingdom, and the Nomad Lounge!
The Discovery River will also play host to the “Jungle Book: Alive with Magic,” as we await the Rivers of Light evening spectacular debut. Check out the seating arrangements!
There is even more of a reason to make a trip to Beaches & Cream (aside from the Kitchen Sink, of course 😉 ), with the arrival of the new Adults-Only drink menu featuring Hard Floats and a variety of Shakes made just for grown-ups!
The current seasonal cupcakes at Contempo Cafe include the Watermelon Cupcake and the Churro Cupcake (oh, my YUM!).
Get ‘em while the gettin’s good, my friends… the Watermelon is only available through May 28th. Thankfully, you should be able to find the Churro Cupcake through July 2nd. We’ll have a review coming soon (get the CHURRO ONE!!).
The construction walls have come down that were surrounding the soon-to-be-open Ample Hills Creamery on Disney’s BoardWalk!
Be sure to take a sneak peek here, before the spot’s rumored May 15th opening!
More to Come… VERY Soon!
Well, that seems like plenty, doesn’t it? But hold onto your hats, folks, because you ain’t seen nothin’ yet… there’s a LOT more new stuff on the way with the brand new Town Center opening in Disney Springs on May 15th!
With Town Center’s opening will come the arrival of SEVEN new eateries on that very same day! Amorette’s Patisserie will feature classic and contemporary pastries in a Disney owned and operated location…
…while D-Luxe Burger will feature gourmet burgers and artisanal gelato shakes!
Sprinkles will be serving up cupcakes… and some of them will come straight from their famous Cupcake ATM!
And don’t forget… AristoCrepes is also set to join the new Disney Springs party in May as well! Look for it to open on the 22nd.
And, yep… we’ve still got ONE MORE for ya! Have you heard the news? Reservations are available NOW for STK Orlando, opening on May 25th!
So be SURE to tune in next week… it’s gonna be a BIG one here on the DFB! In the meantime, though, thanks for joining us! 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!