DFB author Wendy is back with a review of ANOTHER newly-opened Disney dining option! Let’s head over to the Magic Kingdom for a look… .Prince Eric’s Village Market
is now open in Magic Kingdom’s New Fantasyland at the base of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.
So if you’re looking for a cool treat on a hot day in New Fantasyland, you may want to make a quick stop at this new kiosk with refreshing snack options.
Prince Eric’s Village Market features ice-cold beverages like Honest Ade Iced Tea, apple and orange juices, Odwalla fruit drinks, Vitamin Water, and bottled water.
Disney continues to offer more “Better for You” fare here with options such as whole fruit, pre-packaged hummus and chips, and veggies with dip.
You’ll find the Village Market directly across from the Under the Sea: The Voyage of the Little Mermaid attraction.
I was impressed by how the themeing perfectly echoes Prince Eric’s castle (the home of the Little Mermaid attraction), and yet blends easily in with the mountain of what will be the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train roller coaster.
In fact, it blends in so well that if you aren’t keeping an eye out for the Village Market, you may miss it! I anticipate that it will appear more prominently once construction in the area is complete, but for now, what first caught my eye was not the Market itself, but the clever crates surrounding it.
On a HOT day in Central Florida, nothing looks quite as inviting as a barrel of ice holding chilly beverages.
All of that ice inspired my craving for… ice! Shaved Ice, to be exact! It comes in your choice of blue raspberry, cherry, grape, orange, or watermelon. You can grab a frozen lemonade here, too!
I went with the Shaved Ice. “Orange, please!”
I’ve never been particularly drawn to Shaved Ice, to be honest. But while September brings some truly fun and festive autumnal decorations to the Magic Kingdom, it still brings the heat, and this seemed like just the treat for a cool down.
It looked to me like Ariel herself was reaching out for one… but I wasn’t up for sharing ;).
Prince Eric’s Village Market is a welcome addition to the Magic Kingdom’s New Fantasyland!
What would you order at Prince Eric’s? Tell us in the comments below!