We’re thrilled to introduce guest author Bob Sikon with a review of the re-opened Hurricane Hanna’s quick service restaurant and pool bar at the Yacht and Beach Club Resort.
The poolside dining area at Stormalong Bay has been under refurbishment for the past several months, and now re-opens with a fresh feel and brand new name! There are also several more items on the bar menu and counter service menu for guests to enjoy! Scroll down to see pictures of a few of these!
Let’s take a look at the updated name, atmosphere, and menu…
The quick-service outdoor restaurant at the Beach Club resort has re-opened after a lengthy refurbishment. It’s now known as Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar & Grill!
As you look at Hurricane Hanna’s, the bar is on the left, the food ordering queue and counter is in the center, and the mug wash and condiment station is on the right.
The updated yet classic nautical feel offers guests a “sit and stay a while” feel. We like the new sturdy wooden bar chairs and great-looking lanterns lighting the bar area.
The counter-service ordering area is set up as usual to the right of the main bar serving section.
A separate beverage and condiments area — with an actual refillable mug station and mug wash — has been added to the right of the food ordering area. This is a great addition for those lounging at Stormalong Bay.
Coffee, tea, and hot chocolate are also available at the beverage station.
The seating area for guests seems a bit smaller than it has been in the past.
Now you’ll find both counter-service food AND a new bar menu with appetizers at Hurricane Hanna’s.
The new Bar Menu at Hurricane Hanna’s offers several new appetizers to enjoy with your drinks. This is much higher-end than the standard burgers, sandwiches, and nuggets previously offered at Hurricane Hanna’s.
My wife and I ordered and shared the seared tuna and chilled shrimp.
The tuna was fantastic. So much so that we ordered a second serving. The accompaniment for the tuna was a hummus with kalamata olives, artichoke, arugula, and tomato. It was outstanding.
The chilled shrimp was good, but less impressive. Its accompaniment (dipping sauce) tasted of berries (raspberries, we think).
On another day, we had the Pulled Pork Sliders for lunch. Not as good as those offered at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, but still outstanding!
The thing that separates these sliders from the Hawaii kiosk at the Festival is the spicy mayo on the Hawaiian ones. These were slightly larger and very tasty, and the bun was soft and warm; but the Food and Wine Festival pork sliders just rock.
Counter Service Menu
The counter service menu is also available and offers a few higher-end options, like a Vegetarian Quinoa Wrap and a Lobster and Shrimp Roll!
We were excited for the chance to try out the new Hurricane Hanna’s. It definitely seems like a more substantial restaurant option for those staying at the Yacht and Beach Club Resorts now!
What do you think of the new Hurricane Hanna’s? Let us know in the comments below!
Bob Sikon is a Cast Member “Wanna-Be”. He fell in love with Walt Disney World on his first visit 13 years ago, and that’s because of the Cast Members. The way they take care of you, they make you want to be part of The Magic. Someday, his dream will come true, and he’ll proudly wear a Cast Member name badge; but, for now, you can find him working in the “real world” in Atlanta, GA, planning his next trip to The World, and blogging about the place Where Dreams Come True at allinwdw.com.