We took a Monorail tour of the Magic Kingdom resorts to find all that’s new for you! We started out in the Contemporary Resort.
What’s New at the Contemporary Resort
We let you know earlier about the Latte Art at Contemporary Grounds. If you’re having a latte this is a fun way to add a smile to your cup of coffee.
You can pair your Latte with some sweet baked goods at one of our favorite quick service locations – Contempo Cafe. We’re SO excited to see that the cupcakes are BACK IN THE BAKERY CASE instead of in the refrigerators! Woo!
This seasonal Apple Cupcake is so fun looking, and it sounds delicious – an apple cupcake filled with apples and topped with cinnamon buttercream frosting. (This is why we hit the gym after ever Disney trip!)
The Iridescent cupcake is still on-trend and available here.
It wouldn’t be the Contemporary without the Monorail – or the Monorail Cookies and Cream Cupcake. Dive into this vanilla cupcake with cookies and cream filling and cookies and buttercream frosting — you can see our review here!
If you’re a chocoholic or worms and dirt are your thing, you’re in luck with this Worms and Dirt Cupcake! This is a chocolate cupcake topped with chocolate ganache, crumbled chocolate cookies and then, of course, the gummy worms!
So many great choices — it’s one of the main reasons I LOVE Contempo Cafe!
On to the Monorail…next stop the Polynesian!
What’s New at the Polynesian Village Resort
The Tambu Lounge is closed for refurbishment, but in the mean time there are two temporary locations available. One location, by the monorail area, is open primarily in the morning; and one, by ‘Ohana, is open in the evening, with some afternoon crossover.
When we were there in the afternoon both temporary locations were open
OK, this might be the cutest refurbishment sign ever – we love the hard hat!
Here’s the “mostly morning” lounge, by the monorail doors.
You can still pick up your drink-in-a-pineapple, the Lapu Lapu, at both locations — plus some favorites from Tambu during the refurbishment.
A Kona Beer Flight is available in addition to the menu above.
If you’re looking for coffee or baked goods stop at Kona Island Coffee Bar for both — and check out the cute Mickey Shaped Banana Bread there!
Our last stop on the Monorail is the Grand Floridian.
What’s New at the Grand Floridian Resort
There is some refurbishment in progress at The Summerhouse.
Mizner’s Lounge has been working on their menu – they have removed the Citrocos Crab Salad and Warm Chocolate Banana Torte. Those items have been replaced with Tuna Tartare and a Baked Chocolate Cherry Tart. Plus, the updated menu includes a range of allergy-friendly items.
The award for best looking seasonal cupcake so far goes to Gasparilla Island Grill! This looks like a pumpkin patch! Plus, they got all the best fall flavors in one cupcake — cinnamon spice, pumpkin filling, and maple buttercream — topped off with a mellowcreme pumpkin.
On our way on the Monorail we had to stop at Basin White and see what special soaps they were offering for the season. Check these out!
This one is giving us serious Coco vibes.
And no Halloween is complete without Mickey or Jack-o-Lanterns!
Our Monorail tour has to end here, but not before enjoying the music in the Grand Floridian Lobby.
Check out our Food Tour of The Contemporary! When you’re done — check out all of our Food Tours on You Tube!