Hello there, friends! Welcome to another roundup of What’s New around the Disney World Resorts!
Today, we’re going to chat about everything new we found during our latest walk around Disney’s Polynesian Village, Grand Floridian, and Contemporary Resorts.
Let’s dive in!
Polynesian Village Resort Food Update
We started our resorts walk at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, where we noticed that Kona Island is now selling prepacked boxes of chocolate-covered bacon. Each box contains three pieces for $12, which is the same price if you just bought three pieces separately.
We’ve previously tried this Kona Island’s chocolate-covered bacon and you can check out our review here!
Also new to us is Kona Island’s Coconut Pearl Tapioca. A Cast Member mentioned it arrived within the past couple of months.
You can try it for $5 or a Disney Dining Plan snack credit.
Polynesian Village Resort Merchandise Update
In Boutiki, we found several merchandise items we didn’t recognize. First up, we found a Wonderland Gallery mug and notebook inspired by Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room!
Wouldn’t it be nice to be hanging out in the Tiki Room with a yummy Dole Whip or Citrus Swirl?
We also spotted a new collection of merchandise exclusive to the Poly. The collection includes a navy long-sleeve hoodie ($54.99)…
…a navy “Aloha” shirt ($34.99)…
…a grey shirt featuring the resort’s tiki god ($34.99)…
…a white “Aloha” tank ($34.99)…
…and a white shirt featuring none other than Stitch ($34.99)!
Also new to us in Boutiki is a Stitch merchandise collection, though the manager told us it isn’t as new as the Polynesian Village Resort collection. Some of these items are from Wonderland Gallery, so you may be able to find them in other shops around Disney World property.
We spotted an adorable Stitch tumbler with a straw ($19.99)…
…a Stitch magnet ($9.99)…
…and a trio of Stitch postcards ($4.99 each)!
We especially love this one, but they’re all adorable, tbh.
Before we left Boutiki, we also found this gray Stitch shirt, which you can grab for $24.99.
Grand Floridian Resort Food Update
Making our way to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, we found a few menu changes we want to tell you guys about.
We were super bummed to see that truffle fries are no longer listed on the Citricos menu. 🙁 Hopefully, they’ll bring these back, because we can never have enough truffle fries, right?
Gasparilla Island Grill
When we stopped by Gasparilla Island Grill, we noticed two new additions in the bakery case.
A Key Lime Eclair is now available for $5.49 or a Disney Dining Plan snack credit…
…and vegan, gluten-free Chocolate Coconut Pot de Creme is available for $5.99 or a snack credit.
Grand Floridian Resort Construction Update
Outside the Grand Floridian, we noticed a continuation of the intriguing construction work we told you about a while back. We don’t know what this construction is for, but we’re hoping it might POSSIBLY be for a potential walkway between the resort and the Magic Kingdom.
Grand Floridian Resort Merchandise Update
M. Mouse Mercantile
Though this merch isn’t new, we spotted a Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge display in M. Mouse Mercantile. At this point, you can likely find this merchandise in every Disney World resort!
In Basin White, we found the super cute fall soaps we previously spotted in Disney Springs.
Contemporary Resort Food Update
In Disney’s Contemporary Resort, we noticed a variety of changes to the California Grill menu. The Medusa Roll and Herb Pancetta are no longer on the menu, and the Heirloom Tomato Salad has been replaced with the Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad.
Removed from the selection of entrees are the Sea Bass, Ahi Tuna, Surf and Turf, Strip Steak, and Rump Tagliatelle. Black Grouper, Lobster and Scallops, Snapper, Bison Loin, and Fonduta Tortelloni have all been added to the menu.
Contemporary Resort Merchandise Update
Buena Vista Gifts
In Buena Vista Gifts, we noticed a cute array of Halloween cupcakes in their bakery case.
Also in Buena Vista Gifts, we found the Betsey Johnson and Disney Jewelry Collection that debuted in Disney Springs. The collection includes three necklaces, two pairs of earrings, and one bracelet.
In Fantasia, we spotted the merchandise inspired by Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
We previously found a couple of these items in Disney’s All-Star Resorts, but this red hoodie is new to us ($44.99).
We haven’t seen this red Sith Trooper kid’s costume ($59.99) in Disney World before, we did recently find it in Downtown Disney. Are you wondering what a Sith Trooper is? Well, according to our research, Sith Troopers were a Stormtrooper variant that served the First Order during its war against the Resistance. Interesting, huh?
Well, friends, that wraps up our walk around Disney World’s Monorail resorts — thanks for joining us! Stay tuned to Disney Food Blog for even more news from the Disney parks and resorts.
Join the DFB Newsletter to get all the breaking news right in your inbox! Click here to Subscribe!
Which Monorail resort is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!