What’s new in your favorite Disney World “chomping grounds”? What’s changed? Read on to find out what we’ve checked out recently!
The biggest change over the past week has been the addition of The Smokehouse to Downtown Disney’s West Side. This stop for all-things-barbeque features a lovely outdoor seating area and the chance to enjoy live music.
Signs of bigger changes to come can be spotted all over Downtown Disney as the area delves into its transformation to Disney Springs … and when I say “signs,” I mean actual signs.
We’ll be sharing more in a future post, but the artwork all over Downtown Disney give us an idea of what guests can look forward to in the future.
A smaller change – yet nearly as significant for fans of “Earl’s” 😉 – is that Earl of Sandwich has added FOUR LIMITED TIME items to the menu: a BBQ Chicken Sandwich, Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich, Bacon Mac & Cheese (!!!!!), and, for dessert, Brownie Bark. Keep an eye on the Disney Food Blog for a review on these additions from the West Coast!
Tortellini Pasta Salad
So, head on over to Cosmic Ray’s for some yummy food and a little quality time with everyone’s favorite lounge-singing alien, Sonny Eclipse!
It’s always fun to see what’s new over at the Liberty Square Market in… well, Liberty Square 😉 .
Always home to whole fruit options and grab ‘n go snacks, every so often you can score a fun find here. Most recently, that fun find has been the return of Roasted Corn, available plain or “Italian Spiced.”
As you can likely tell by the presence of the stand-up signs, things here change quite a bit. Stop by on your next stroll through Liberty Square to see what’s available!
The newest addition over at Hollywood Studios is this lovely gem: allow me to introduce you to the Blueberry Cupcake with Lemon Cream Cheese Icing, complete with a chocolate Sorcerer Mickey hat! Read our full review here!
Around the Resorts
Speaking of cupcakes (did you know we are fans 😉 ?), the Contemporary Resort’s Quick Service option, Contempo Café, has added an Orange Dream Cupcake: “Vanilla cake infused with Orange Butter Cream and topped with swirled Butter Cream Icing.” This one is tucked in beside the Frozen-themed “Frost” Cupcake.
Over at the Polynesian Resort, Captain Cook’s has vanilla-based Peppermint Cupcakes up for grabs. From the looks of the nearly-empty tray, I guess they’re a hit!
Remember, Contempo Café and Captain Cook’s are “cupcake hot spots,” so things here change frequently. If you happen upon a new cupcake, we’d love to hear about it!
Staying in the Monorail loop, the Grand Floridian’s Gasparilla Island Grill has added the Cuban Panini to their menu: roast pork, ham, Swiss cheese, and pickles on Cuban bread.
But then things got even better when I visited those lovely bars at Riverside Mill Food Court at Port Orleans! From the looks of it, Riverside’s Magic Cookie Bar appears to feature more peanut-butter-treat toppings than its Roaring Fork counterpart.
We’ll end this trip around the World on the other side of the Sassagoula River at Old Key West Resort. Guests are grabbing their goods-to-go from the Gurgling Suitcase, while Good’s Food to Go is under refurbishment through the end of the month.
Thanks for exploring the World with us again this week! 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!