There’s no question that there are LOTS of dining options throughout Disney Word, with menus for every palate and preference, and food selections for everyone.
But what if we were to tell you that when you’re looking at the menu deciding what to eat, that there was MORE than meets the eye? What if we told you that there are also SECRET menus at many of these locations?
Keep in mind that during Disney World’s phased reopening, we’ve noticed limited menus at a lot of table service and counter service dining locations. This means that, for the time being, some of these secret menus may not be available! But we wanted to fill you in on where to find these menus so that as operations continue to return to normal, we may see these menus return!
In the Parks
Let’s start things off with where, frankly, WE would love to start: somewhere with a margarita in our hands! La Cava del Tequila is tucked away inside the Mexico Pavilion in EPCOT and includes an extensive menu of tequila and tequila-based beverages.
They also serve a few small bites, which is why we’re including them on our list today. We’re calling these “secret menu” items because, after they initially reopened, La Cava’s light bites weren’t featured on their menu. Now, the light bites appear to be back on their menu. But, we’re keeping them on here anyway since they are items people don’t usually realize you can get here!
Previously, we also grabbed some “secret menu” guacamole here with chile. That version of the guacamole may or may not be available during your visit, so be sure to check.
We recently stopped by La Cava and they shared an exciting secret. You can get La Cava’s regular guacamole and chips or chips and salsa to-go! So, if you want a little snack as you walk around the countries, you could stop by here to grab some!
Be sure to see what’s available when you visit!
We’re heading to Adventureland in Magic Kingdom for our next secret menu! Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd., Skipper Canteen is full of Easter Eggs and hidden finds, but today we’re all about their Secret Menu. Now the actual SECRET quality of this menu can be debated — some visits we’ve had to ask, some visits our Skipper has offered to show us the secret menu, and some visits it has just been placed on our table with our menus!
Our next secret menu comes from Restaurantosaurus in Disney’s Animal Kingdom! On one fateful day in 2019, this is where we crossed paths with a unique Passholder-exclusive Secret Menu, featuring a Scotch Egg!
As with all secret menus, the availability of these items come and go. But, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen secret passholder items offered in Animal Kingdom. Over at Restaurantosaurus Lounge, we saw some secret Passholder drinks offered in early 2021. If you’re a Disney World Annual Passholder, be sure to ask on your next visit if any specialty items are available — you never know what you’ll find!
Click here to learn more about the super unique secret menu item offered at Restaurantosaurus in 2019!
As of this writing, Monsieur Paul is temporarily closed and has yet to reopen.
You may not consider Secret Menus to be a part of the ultra-signature dining experiences in Disney World, but they are! Monsieur Paul in EPCOT is one of the fanciest spots in town, dress code and all. In the summer of 2019 they had a Summer Special Discovery secret menu, filled with delectable delights like Roasted Red Snapper, Duck Breast, and Warm Chocolate Almond Cake!
Since this location has yet to reopen as of this writing, we cannot confirm if their Secret Menu offerings are still available. But once Monsieur Paul reopens at EPCOT, we hope to find exclusive offerings like this available once again!
Up next is the infamous Cosmic Ray’s over in Tomorrowland. There, two of our favorite Mobile Order secret menu items from years past have included the Galaxy Loaded Fries and the Pork Belly Burger! Again, these items can change and their availability can come and go, so it’s good to look and see if any specialty items are available via Mobile Order during your trip.
Click here to see our review of the 50th Anniversary burger covered in CHEETO dust from Cosmic Ray’s!
Our last dining location in the theme parks that has a secret menu is Yak & Yeti at Animal Kingdom! The secret menu items we’ve encountered here in the past are a seafood lover’s dream, including Bang Bang Calamari, Lobster Tail Garlic Noodles with Shrimp and Scallops, and Hibachi Steak & Shrimp!
Be sure to check with your server on your next trip to Animal Kingdom and see if any secret items are available!
In the Resorts
Grand Floridian Cafe has served up some tasty secret menu items in the past (some of which ended up being added back to the standard menu). Not too long ago, we visited this spot and found out that there was a secret soup available — the resort’s FAMOUS Strawberry Soup!
Be sure to ask what the seasonal soup is and whether this special soup is available!
Like its two sister resorts along the Monorail route, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort has loads of knock-out restaurants. But, if you’re looking for a spot to grab some tasty treats without a reservation, Tambu Lounge is where it’s at!
Those not wanting to shell out for a pricey sit-down meal at adjoining ‘Ohana used to be able to basically hack together an entire meal from menu items AND off-menu goodies you had to be in the KNOW to score. The menu is a little bit more limited now, but you can usually still grab some Ohana noodles at Tambu lounge, recreating a bit of that delicious meal!
In the past, we’ve also found an ‘Ohana-inspired bread pudding at Kona Cafe that then made its way to Tambu Lounge. Like the other items on this list, it may or may not be available during your visit. Be sure to check and see what the situation is when you stop by!
World Premiere Food Court – Roxy Counter
Alright you guys, Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort definitely wins the contest of having the COOLEST way to read a secret menu across all of Disney World. Why read a boring paper menu or scroll through your phone when you can look at the menu on a VIEWFINDER?!
That’s right, this is how you read the secret menu at the Roxy Counter at World Premiere Food Court! Secret menu items here have included their Cinnamon Bun Burger, Poutine, and Bacon Mac and Cheese Dog. Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort has reopened, but we haven’t seen the secret menu return as of yet. Only time will tell if this DFB-fav secret menu returns eventually.
Some of Disney World’s newer dining locations can be found at Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. This Moderate Resort features many of the fixings of a Deluxe resort, including some fun and unique dining options like Barcelona Lounge.
Barcelona Lounge has some scrumptious Sangrias, and their secret menu Passionfruit Sangria is no exception! We were able to give this a try back in 2020. Be sure to ask the bartenders if it’s available during your visit or if any other special creations can be made.
Surely Disney World would have a secret Dole Whip SOMEWHERE on property, right? Dole Whip specialties come and go with relative frequency, between Aloha Isle and Sunshine Tree Terrace at Magic Kingdom. But over at the Polynesian, Pineapple Lanai is another go-to when it comes to special frozen treat hacks.
We’ve uncovered some secret flavors in the past like their secret menu Lemon flavor Dole Whip, so be sure to ask on your next visit if they have any special flavors available! This one is pretty unpredictable though since the flavors change frequently. Usually, all of the flavors will be posted on the glass, but fortune favors the bold who dare and ask.
You may come up empty but maybe, just maybe you’ll score a sweet new combo or rare flavor not on the menu! Be on the lookout for specialty items here as well as unique additions to add to your DOLE whip (like Tajin!!).
Our last stop on our secret resort tour takes us to Disney’s Port Orleans Resort French Quarter, the singular place on Disney World property where you can find Mickey Beignets! During the holiday season in 2019, Scat Cat’s Club Cafe served secret Gingerbread Beignets…a treat that we are hoping could return this year as Port Orleans French Quarter has reopened.
Scat Cat’s Club Cafe has also served secret boozy beignets with Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, so our fingers are crossed that we can sink our teeth into THEM soon! Right now, you can get boozy beignets with a number of other options including Baileys Irish Cream.
Last but not least, we’re heading to Disney Springs to review some of their secret menus! It may not be THAT much of a secret, but Starbucks has been known to serve some exclusive, off-the-menu drinks…perhaps your local Starbucks has them, too! In fact, we’re fond of looking for off-menu flavors at the Disney Springs location, but really any Starbucks in or out of the parks should be able to make up secret flavors. Just keep in mind they often take longer for the baristas to prepare!
In the past, we’ve picked up their secret Jack Skellington Frappuccino and we were big fans of the hilariously-named Robert Brownie Jr.. You never know when Starbucks will come up with their NEXT secret concoction, so be sure to check back frequently for our latest review!
Gideon’s Bakehouse has a whole bunch of amazing treats on their menu already, but if you’re “in the know” you can get some SUPER special treats there from time to time. What you’ll want to do is follow Gideon’s Bakehouse on Instagram and/or Facebook, or sign up for their newsletter.
That’s where they’ll usually share when they’ve got a secret menu item available and what password you’ll need to use to get it (Yes! There’s a password and everything!).
One of our favorite places to pick up a frozen dessert in Disney Springs has got to be Vivoli il Gelato. When we aren’t stuffing our faces with their GIANT waffles, we’re checking in on their secret menu to see what we can find!
We’ll admit, their Double Chocolate Waffle Sundae wasn’t a TOTAL secret, but hey, it’s on a “secret menu,” so we’ll take it! Their Matcha Affogato also has also been on their secret menu. Be sure to double-check ahead of your visit for their latest offerings!
If you’re a secret menu aficionado, then you probably already know about this next dining location. D-Luxe Burger in Disney Springs always seems to have something unique and special going on, like their Strawberry Shortcake Gelato Shake and Bacon & Blue Burger we spotted off of their Mobile Order menu in 2019.
We’ve seen their secret menu get as high as having EIGHT offerings at one time, so they’re definitely no stranger to trying new things. These items are typically limited-time offerings, so if you spot something on their secret menu, be sure to order it!
Last but certainly not least, we’re visiting Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar for our final secret menu discovery. In 2019, we discovered a dessert dish called the “Tacky Trio,” which was an assortment of sweets with some interesting (or rather, tacky) color schemes. We’ve also seen some secret cocktails on their menu before!
Jock Lindsey’s holiday menu isn’t a secret anymore, but we’re always on the lookout for more off-the-menu dishes at this fun and unique bar in Disney Springs!
We’ve also found secret snacks available at places like the Hot Diggity Dog food truck or specialty DOLE Whip treats (like a DOLE whip TACO!!) at Marketplace Snacks.
These can sometimes be posted on the Disney Parks TikTok, so you’ll want to look there for potential secret menu items!
We’ve worked on quite a few menu hacks over the years, creating (in essence) super secret menu items of our own! From Blue Milk with Cotton Candy…
…to a Coconut Soft Serve and Churro Sundae, we’ve created some tasty treats over the years.
The beauty of these creations is that you can continue to hack them to make them unique to your likes!
Of course, this is only the tip of the iceberg! We’ve also seen secret menu items at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto and more.
Sorry, we couldn’t keep all of these menus a secret any longer! We hope that this one-stop shop gives you a few ideas of where to check on during your next Disney World vacation. Remember, these items are considered “secret” for a reason. They aren’t regular menu items, meaning their availability can come and go. As Disney World continues its reopening, we’re hoping more of these menus come back and we’re able to go on our foodie scavenger hunts again soon!
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