The theme at Disney Springs right now is Beat the Heat. In the dog days of summer we certainly agree!
We scoured Disney World’s shopping and dining district and found what’s new so you know where to stop the next time you’re at Disney Springs for a cool drink, snack, meal, or air conditioned retail therapy!
What’s New in Disney Springs West Side
AMC Theaters’ usual photo-op panel is featuring Winnie-the-Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, and Eeyore looking like they are beating the heat in this promo for the Christopher Robin Movie
Disney Springs’ newest retail location DisneyStyle is staying on-point with their trendy, stylish merchandise. They have added some more Insta-worthy shirts to their line up.
Umm, no Ursula we don’t want to make a deal!
This is our preferred Little Mermaid shirt.
Just in case the Evil Queen is doing a little Summer shopping… .
We all have those Queen of Hearts days!
Of course, at Disney Food Blog, this is our must-purchase shirt!
This adorable Boo shirtdress might be my Halloween costume this year!
Finally, for the men out there – a returning favorite just for you.
Martocci’s Italian Ice Stand is offering a new Churros n’ Cream Sundae as well as a Whipped Churro (yeah, it’s not what your thinking…whatever it is that you’re thinking).
The Sundae is your choice of soft serve ice cream flavor and syrup flavor including chocolate, Dulce de Leche, strawberry, or white chocolate accompanied by Churros.
The Whipped Churro is made up of Churros topped with whipped cream and your choice of syrup drizzle (not nearly as exciting as you imagined, right?).
Haagen Dazs Ice Cream is offering two new milkshakes: Sea Salt Caramel Truffle and Banana Peanut Butter Chip.
YeSake Kiosk has brought in the Frozen Kirin Draft Beer. Note that frozen beer isn’t actually frozen…or even slushy. It’s regular beer with a “frozen head” to make it stay cooler longer.
The team at Splitsville Luxury Lanes has been working on their menu and have added some new items: Impossible Sliders, Fig and Pig Flatbread, Kimchee Fried Rice, Short Rib and Mashed, and Southern Goddess Salad.
We took a moment to check out the progress on the two new additions coming to the West Side: the NBA Experience and Jaleo.
Jaleo will be a table service Spanish restaurant from Chef José Andrés with a grab-and-go window. Opening is expected in 2018.
The NBA Experience (in the former Disney Quest area) is expected to open in Summer, 2019.
Here’s some concept art so you can imagine with us when the NBA Experience will look like a year from now!
What’s New in Disney Springs The Landing
Pizza Ponte is now serving some seasonal frozen drinks: A Frozen Strawberry Margarita and a Frozen Red Sangria.
The Ganachery is now selling small cooler bags. These can work to help you get your Granachery treats home in one piece and can then double as a lunch bag “in real life” (that life we all have to fund our Disney life).
Wine Bar George is offering a fairly new lunch menu that includes a chicken salad sandwich, BLT+C (the “C” is cheese sauce! – a man after my own heart), and steak frites. Of course, Master Sommelier George Miliotes has some recommended wine pairings with each item.
The Open Face Croissant Sundae has been added to the Sundae options.
Plus, they are now offering house-baked cookies at Vivoli il Gelato.
So…feasibly you can make a gelato cookie sandwich?!?
The August Sundae Special Menu is available in addition to the sundae menu show above.
Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC has some seasonal Coconut Candy Mounds in fun colors and shapes – all dipped in chocolate. They also have Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes. As always with Erin McKenna’s they can accommodate many food allergies or sensitivities. Be sure to ask when you stop there.
If you’re thinking of hitting the water to beat the heat head out for a Boathouse Amphicar Tour – they now offer sun umbrellas to let you tour in the shade – or full sun, your choice!
What’s New in Disney Springs Marketplace
Florida Snow Company has added Signature Flavor Combinations to their shaved ice menu. Choices include Pina Colada, Key Lime Pie, Sunset Cruise, Bahama Go Mama, Floating Down the Swanee, and a Cup of Sunshine.
Goofy’s Candy Co. is celebrating the Incredibles 2 movie with a special krispy treat and gourmet apple.
(Not the most innovative or creative design, we have to say; but hey.)
The Earl of Sandwich has whipped up two new sandwiches straight from the Royal Smokehouse: the BBQ Chicken Sandwich and the BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich.
The Earl has also been updating his menu. Some items that were available seasonally are now on the permanent menu including: French Dip Sandwich, Quinoa Chicken Salad, and Wings.
They have also added a Turkey and Cheddar Wrap and an additional soup (tomato soup plus a second soup are now available). All of these additions means the All-American Sandwich is no longer available. (BUT! They still have all the ingredients on hand to make them, so the All-American can still be made by request.)
Incredibles and/or Dole Whip fans rejoice! You can now get your favorite pineapple treat in an Incredibles cup at Marketplace Snacks. The cups are available at other locations including Aristocrepes and The Daily Poutine.
The baristas at the Marketplace Starbucks have developed a fun Dog Days of Summer menu for our enjoyment.
Disney’s Days of Christmas has some new Christmas ornaments in this Beat the Heat edition! Its never too early to start shopping.
We love this Main Street Mickey and Minnie. Is he offering her flowers or popcorn? We’re thinking popcorn, but we’re biased.
This ornament serves double duty – for those who love camping, and those who would rather glamp. Which are you?
Tren-D is, of course, on trend with these new shirts.
This is our motto:
This one is totally #relatable.
If you’re looking for a Halloween shirt – check this out:
The following shirts are part of their new Princess line. We love the messages on these:
What’s New in Disney Springs Town Center
We shared some of our discoveries with you from Amorette’s Patisserie before, but they are worth an extra mention.
Lets start with the petite cakes just for summer. The Picnic Petite Cake is a Peanut Butter and Jelly flavor cake ready to go on your next picnic in the parks.
The Campfire Petite Cake is a S’more’s flavor. We can imagine roasting mini marshmallows on this mini campfire!
We gave you a full review of the new Pineapple Eclair and Frozen Chocolate drink this week. Here’s another chance to admire the handiwork of the pastry chefs at Amorette’s.
In addition to the new Chocolate Frozen drink there is also a new Frozen Hibiscus Lemonade drink.
The Unicorn Macaron is still available at Amorette’s. Be sure to try this before it gallops away.
Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza has added some Dough Knots to their menu, not to be confused with doughnuts!
Blaze is featuring two new Agua Fresca Drinks in Passionfruit and Coconut. These should help you stay refreshed.
Blaze has become a pretty popular spot and just like some of our favorite rides has now added a queue system with wait times!
We’ve got some good news for fans of the seasonal Buffalo Chicken Sandwich – it is now on the full time menu! However, the Cluck Burger and Kids’ Ground Chicken Burger have been removed from the menu. The new kids’ option is a Grilled Chicken Sandwich. (But those donut-breaded nuggets are still on the kids’ options here!)
The Polite Pig is renovating their patio area to include covered seating, which will be ideal in sun or rain.
But, don’t worry you can keep cool with their seasonal cocktail slushies, Frozen Vodka Lemonade and Passionfruit Frosé until the renovation is complete.
And, yes you can finish off your meal with a Gideon’s Chocolate Chip Cookie at The Polite Pig. They are now advertising that the are available AFTER 4:00pm.
Sprinkles is in on the summer theme as well with a S’mores seasonal cupcake.
Sprinkles is also trying to ease the back-to-school stress with this cute mini-cupcake set! We give it an A+!
The covered shops area is now home to a new Pop-Up Bar.
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