In case you haven’t heard, there are a LOT of changes coming to both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort.
While many changes come in the form of new attractions (like the highly-anticipated TRON Lightcycle Run and Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind), there are also a whole bunch of NEW restaurants coming soon, like Space 220 and Topolino’s Terrace, to the parks and resorts! Let’s explore all the new and soon to be new options you need to know about.
Today, we’re going to explore ALL the restaurants that have opened this year and ALL the restaurants coming soon to Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort. Let’s get started!
Recently Opened in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
Oga’s is famous for its out-of-this-world concoctions, like the literally lip-tingling Fuzzy Tauntaun and shimmery Bespin Fizz. You’ll also find a couple small snacks on the menu.
One important thing to note about Oga’s is that all the drinks are pre-mixed and many are definitely on the sweeter side!
While both Oga’s Cantina locations (Disney World and Disneyland) are similar, we did notice a few differences when we visited the Cantina in Disney World. We most recently tried Disney World’s updated version of Batuu Bits, which you can learn more about here! And don’t forget Disney World’s crazy new charcuterie plate! You can check that out here!
Both locations are currently accepting Advance Dining Reservations — you can make a reservation in Disneyland 14 days in advance and you can make one in Disney World 180 days in advance.
Docking Bay 7 Food & Cargo
The other “headlining” dining location in Galaxy’s Edge is Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo.
This quick-service spot serves a variety of eclectic eats, from a Mustafarian Lava Roll in the morning to a Braised Shaak Roast, Fried Endorian Tip-Yip, and Felucian Garden Spread in the afternoon and evening.
While Docking Bay 7’s food options are similar in Hollywood Studios and Disneyland, the beverage offerings are a bit different. Two beverages currently listed on Disneyland’s menu are not on the menu in Hollywood Studios — Phattro and Batuubucha Tea.
Also, the Sour Sarlacc was listed on Hollywood Studios’ menu when we were there, but it is not currently listed on Disneyland’s menu. Since Disneyland’s Docking Bay 7 does not serve alcoholic beverages, you’ll only find the Gold Squadron Lager Beer and Takodana Quencher in Hollywood Studios.
Galaxy’s Edge is also home to Ronto Roasters, which offers Ronto Wraps, beverages, and a few other small food items.
The Ronto Wrap (there are different versions for breakfast and lunch/dinner) is hands-down one of our favorite menu items in Galaxy’s Edge. We recommend you grab this for a quick breakfast or lunch on Batuu!
The Ronto Roasters menus in Hollywood Studios and Disneyland are primarily the same, aside from a few beverage-related differences. In Disneyland, you’ll be able to get Meiloorun Juice, while in Hollywood Studios, you can try the alcoholic Coruscant Cooler and Trandoshan Ale.
The Milk Stand
If you’ve always wanted to try that memorable blue or green milk from the Star Wars films, you can do so at The Milk Stand!
In both Disney World and Disneyland, you can find traditional (dairy-free!) blue and green milk, but in Disney World, you can also grab BOOZY blue and green milk coolers. (Heads up to the parents out there — traditional milk comes in circular cups, while the alcoholic coolers are served in square cups.)
The Blue Milk Cooler features Bacardi rum. And the Green Milk Cooler adds a bit of Corazon Blanco Tequila to the standard milk.
We’ve gotta be honest, we don’t love the taste of ANY of these drinks, but we do enjoy them more in a layered hack!
Even though we’d rather stop by Oga’s for a sweet drink, we don’t blame you if you want to grab one of these milks for the ‘gram photo op. 😉
Kat Saka’s Kettle
The last dining location you’ll find in Galaxy’s Edge is Kat Saka’s Kettle.
This is a small spot that serves Outpost Popcorn Mix and offers thermal detonator Coke and water bottles. (In case you missed it, the TSA ban on these special bottles has been reversed!)
The popcorn mix features both sweet and savory flavored popcorn. The sweet purple popcorn has a definite “fruity” quality to it that’s balanced out by the savory red chili flavor.
Recently Opened in Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Another recent addition to Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the new Oasis Canteen kiosk.
This spot is located near the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! show, and it features a full bar as well as a selection of drinks unique to the location.
In addition to assorted beers, the new location offers a trio of specialty cocktails — The Lost Jewel, Snake Alley, and Long Lost Island. These drinks are obviously VERY brightly colored and are super sugary as well. They are pretty photogenic though! 😉
Recently Opened in Epcot
In July of this year, Epcot’s newest restaurant — Takumi-Tei — opened in the Japan Pavilion. This signature restaurant is only open in the evening and requires two table service credits if you’re on the Disney Dining Plan.
This menu includes Appetizers, Main Courses, Sashimi, Maki Sushi, Nigiri, and Desserts. In addition to the main menu, there is also an Omakase Tasting Menu ($130 per person) and an optional beverage pairing ($75 per person). One of our favorite things we tried during our first visit was the Nikomi Wagyu.
Everything on the menu is like a tiny work of art. We were so impressed with the care and attention to detail we saw in every step of our experience here.
Takumi-Tei truly provides a tranquil atmosphere (we surely didn’t feel like we were in the middle of a crowded theme park), wonderful service, and unique cuisine. But, it’s important to note that it can be a loooooong and intricate…and expensive…experience, so plan to spend a couple of hours if you choose to dine here.
Recently Opened in Disney Springs
Several locations opened in Disney Springs this year. Most recently, Sunshine Churros opened two carts — one in Disney Springs’ West Side and one in the Marketplace.
The menu features seven specialty churros — traditional cinnamon, watermelon, apple cinnamon, Fruity Pebbles, salted caramel, cherry limeade, and peach mango ($5.25 each), and two gourmet churros — strawberry cheesecake and Oreo ($6.25). You can also add a dip (Nutella or Dulce de Leche) to a specialty churro for $1 more.
Our personal favorites are the Peach Mango and the Cherry Limeade Churros!
Cookie Dough and Everything Sweet
Also new to Disney Springs’ West Side is a cookie dough food truck, aptly called Cookie Dough and Everything Sweet.
The menu features five signature treats as well as cups or cones of cookie dough. The cookie dough flavors are Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter & Fluff, Cookies ‘n Cream Cold Brew, Celebration, and Candy Monster. If you’re looking for a vegan flavor, you’ll want to check out the Celebration and Cookies ‘n Cream Cold Brew. Unfortunately, none of the flavors are gluten-free.
Our personal favorite is the Celebration Parfait, which features layers of Celebration Cookie Dough and Celebration Mickey Cake, vanilla custard, strawberries, sprinkles, whipped cream, and a cherry.
Note that this location usually doesn’t open until 5pm!
This March, Disney Springs welcomed the fifth U.S. location of Jaleo by Chef José Andrés.
The restaurant itself features rich and vibrant decor to coincide with the authentic Spanish cuisine, and the food is very much in line with Chef Andrés’ playful and innovative style.
One of our favorite things we’ve eaten there is the Croquetas de Pollo, which are traditional chicken fritters served on a plate resembling a pillow. This kind of reminds us of the pillow holding Cinderella’s slipper, and it’s meant to! Read more here about Chef Andres’ shoe theme!
The Paella Valencia is an authentic standout as well!
Chef José Andrés also opened Pepe, which is a counter-service location attached to Jaleo. This location in Disney Springs is the first brick-and-mortar location for Pepe, following the Pepe food truck, which has been a hit for the last several years in Washington, D.C.
At Pepe, you’ll find sandwiches, gazpacho, salads, sangria, and more, including the absolutely delicious Pepito Ternera!
We highly recommend grabbing a quick bite here if you’re in a hurry while checking out everything at Disney Springs.
Mac and Cheese Food Truck
Rounding out our list of additions to Disney Springs is the Mac and Cheese Food Truck!
The menu, of course, is all about Mac and Cheese. But several variations on the beloved comfort food keep things interesting…
We especially enjoyed the Bacon Cheeseburger Macaroni & Cheese — read our full review of it here!
The mac and cheese dishes we tried were all hearty and quite filling! Definitely grab a bowl if you’re in the mood for a mac attack!
Recently Opened at Coronado Springs Resort
Toledo — Tapas, Steak & Seafood
Gran Destino Tower opened at Disney World’s Coronado Springs Resort this summer, and with it came a few new restaurants. The resort’s headlining restaurant is called Toledo — Tapas, Steak, & Seafood. The beautiful restaurant serves a variety of Spanish-inspired dishes in an elegant setting.
Toledo serves some unique eats, like Savory Churros, and some standout dishes like the Manhattan Filet. This restaurant may not be for everyone, though, since the meal is pretty long and the cuisine may not appeal to all diners.
It’s also pretty far away from the theme parks, so if this is on your list, it will be a “destination” location.
But if you find yourself in Gran Destino tower looking for a more upscale dining experience, it can be a wonderful way to spend a few hours of your day.
In the morning, you’ll find things like coffee, pastries, yogurt, and fresh fruit.
It’s a great spot to grab a quick bite before a busy day at the parks.
From late morning until midnight, you can order a variety of light bites and drinks, with an emphasis on gin tonics. The Gran Gin Tonic is the signature drink of Gran Destino Tower, but for Barcelona Lounge patrons who may not love the flavor of gin, bartenders recommend the sweet Costa Del Sol with sweet-and-sour, pineapple, and fresh fruit.
Sitting on the top of Gran Destino Tower is the stunning Dahlia Lounge. Inspired by the Disney short film Destino, this was, in part, storyboarded by artist Salvador Dali.
The extensive drink menu features a large selection of Spanish wines in addition to specialty cocktails.
The Lounge also provides guests with views of Hollywood Studios fireworks — you might be lucky enough to spot Epcot’s fireworks to the right as well!
Three Bridges Bar & Grill at Villa del Lago
Another new location to Coronado Springs Resort is Three Bridges Bar & Grill at Villa del Lago. This new restaurant features over-the-water dining in an open-air setting.
Three Bridges Bar & Grill offers a variety of drinks and eats, like Sherry Cobbler, Espumoso Punch, and Warm Manchego and Oaxaca Cheese Dip.
We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Three Bridges Bar & Grill — learn all about it in our full review here!
Recently Opened at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa has a new pool bar and it’s aptly called the Craftsman Bar. The seating area feels relaxed and laid-back, and the menu includes Appetizers, Artisanal Pizzas, Kids’ Meals, and Desserts.
During our visit, we especially enjoyed the Maine Lobster Quesadillas!
Whew!!! Now that we covered everything that’s opened recently, let’s turn our attention to everything coming soon to the Disney parks and resorts!
Coming Soon to Epcot
Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue
Earlier this summer, we learned that a new restaurant is coming to Epcot’s American Adventure Pavilion — Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue. According to Disney, this restaurant will open later this year and will replace the recently-closed Liberty Inn. It will feature BBQ and craft brews on tap.
Disney shares that the modern barbecue smokehouse will have “all the accompanying sights, sounds, smells and flavors you love – including a large smoker preparing fine food every day right on the pavilion’s promenade.” A redesigned patio is also in the works!
Also slated to open later this year is Space 220, which will be helmed by The Patina Group and located near Future World’s Mission: Space attraction.
To access the restaurant, guests will board an elevator that will simulate real-time rocketing into orbit as they travel to a space station hovering above the Earth. Diners will see daytime and nighttime views of Earth as they’re surrounded by a full panoramic view of space!
The menu is not yet available, but we do know the location will offer internationally-inspired cuisine along with more than 1,000 bottles of the world’s finest wines and a wide selection of craft beer.
La Crêperie de Paris
Set to open in Epcot’s France Pavilion in summer 2020 is La Crêperie de Paris.
Coming Soon to Disney Springs
Ample Hills Creamery
If you follow Disney Food Blog, you’ve likely known all about how much we love Ample Hills Creamery, which already has a location on Disney’s BoardWalk. And now, another location is coming to Disney World, and this one will be located in Disney Springs!
The new Ample Hills location will be located in Disney Springs’ West Side and will feature much of what you can already snag at the current Ample Hills location. We’re already wondering if they will create a flavor that can only be purchased at Disney Springs, like the Sally Sells Seashells BoardWalk-exclusive flavor!
Also coming soon to Disney Springs is Beatrix, which will head into an open location on the area’s West Side.
According to Disney, the location will be a “neighborhood restaurant, coffeehouse and grab-and-go market featuring healthy food options including vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan along with fresh-squeezed juice cocktails.” The restaurant, helmed by Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, will also have a full-service bar and bakery.
City Works Eatery & Pour House
Heads up, beer fans! Another restaurant coming soon to Disney Springs is City Works Eatery & Pour House, which will be located adjacent to the new NBA Experience. When it opens, guests can expect to enjoy plenty of high-def TVs (including a 165-inch screen) showing live sporting events.
In keeping with the current seven City Works Eatery & Pour House locations, the Disney Springs location will serve 80 beers on tap (!!!!!!). These will include rare, limited supply, special tappings from local breweries as well as from spots around the globe. Wine will also be served. No matter what you choose, expect the pub grub, shareable plates, burgers, and more to pair well with your beverage!
And upon investigation into other City Works locations and discovering that many of them offer similar menus, we headed to a City Works close-by and did a quick review!
Coming Soon to Disney California Adventure
Pym Test Kitchen
We don’t know a whole lot about this location yet, but Disney has given us a taste of what we can expect. “Just as Ant-Man and The Wasp use ‘Pym Particles’ to grow and shrink just about anything, Pym Technologies is using the latest innovations to grow and shrink food at this eatery!” Sounds interesting, doesn’t it??
Coming Soon to Disney’s Riviera Resort
Topolino’s Terrace — Flavors of the Riviera
As you may know, Disney World’s Riviera Resort is set to open its doors on December 16th, 2019. When the newest Disney Vacation Club resort opens, so will its several dining locations. These include Topolino’s Terrace — Flavors of the Riviera, Le Petit Cafe, Voyageurs Lounge, Bar Riva, and Primo Piatto.
Topolino’s will be the resort’s headlining restaurant and will feature signature dining for dinner, great views of Epcot’s fireworks, and a prix fixe character breakfast! The restaurant’s menu will offer a blend of Italian and French dishes inspired by the Riviera region of Europe.
Coming Soon to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort
Earlier this year, we told you that the Grand Floridian Resort’s Mizner’s Lounge would be renovated to become a lounge inspired by the Disney live-action movie, Beauty and the Beast and recently we learned it would be named Enchanted Rose.
The new lounge will feature four unique spaces inspired by the film. Disney states that the signature bar “will glow from the light of a magnificent gold chandelier that takes its inspiration from Belle’s flowing ball gown.”
The menu at Enchanted Rose will be notably upscale with options like White Sturgeon caviar, artisanal cheeses, Octopus a la Plancha, and — what we’re looking forward to most — truffle fries!
The drink menu will feature handcrafted cocktails like the Island Rose with grapefruit and rose vodka, lime, orgeat, pineapple, bitters, and rose water.
A variety of non-alcoholic selections will be available including the Garden Cocktail, featuring a non-alcoholic spirit, lime juice, agave nectar, and soda. We’re excited to see trendy non-alcoholic spirits in use here and are looking forward to sampling this one!
According to Disney, the lounge will be opening this Fall. We’re sad to see Mizner’s go, but think this new spot will be a welcome new addition to the beautiful Grand Floridian.
Coming Soon to Walt Disney World’s Swan and Dolphin
Java and Frozen Drink Counter
Walt Disney World’s Swan and Dolphin Resort recently released information stating that not one but TWO new quick-service food and drink locations are on their way!
These two new locations are being added to the Swan’s lobby. Java, a new grab-and-go location, will serve a few breakfast options along with sandwiches, wraps, salads, and desserts throughout the day. This location is expected to open later this summer.
Java will also serve teas, espressos, and coffees. They’re even going to serve Nitro Brew, which is cold-brewed coffee tapped with liquid nitrogen. There will also be a new frozen drink counter, which is expected to open in the fall!
We certainly do have a lot of restaurants to enjoy and anticipate! We also have SO MANY attractions and experiences to look forward to as well.
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