OK y’all, buckle up! There is a LOT of new stuff going on at Disney Springs this week!
If you don’t usually hit up the Springs on your Disney World trip, you may want to reconsider this week, because we’ve seen super yummy new snacks with the Flavors of Florida event, new pins and magic bands, and the most crazy expensive necklace ever (after). (You’ll see why that’s funny in a sec… .)
Disney Springs Food Updates
Let’s start with the biggest news: the Flavors of Florida Event has officially started in Disney Springs!
Restaurants around the Springs are featuring new treats that celebrate classic Florida flavors! We’re seeing a lot of key lime pie–flavored things, orange and other citrus flavors, and some good ol’ southern cooking! Because we don’t ever want to let you down (or miss any of the new treats!) we’re going to try all the new snacks! Here are a few that we’ve already reviewed!
We tried the new Key Lime Pie Donut in Disney Springs, and it was packed with flavor!
The donut is stuffed with Citrus Custard and topped with fluffy, toasted meringue!
There is plenty of citrus flavor in this one, and it’s a must-have for key lime fans!
Did you know you can get Orange Bird in the form of a chocolate square? At The Ganachery, there’s an Annual Passholder Exclusive Orange Bird Ganache Square right now!
Also there for the Flavors of Florida Event is the Key Lime Ganache Pop!
This is a great stop for people who love unique chocolate!
Our favorite Orange Bird is all over Disney Springs right now! You can find him near Erin Mckenna’s Bakery NYC, which has an Orange Blossom Cupcake to celebrate Florida Flavors!
It may not seem like it, but this cupcake is hiding some BIG flavor!
We constantly find gorgeous and tasty treats at Amorette’s Patisserie in Disney Springs! The patisserie is located close to World of Disney and features little cakes that are beautifully decorated!
For Flavors of Florida, Amorette’s had the Florida Sunset Eclair!
The tasty eclair had a boozy surprise! Check out our review to find out more!
Is it really a Flavors of Florida event if there’s no gator? Don’t worry, we found some! It’s over at Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ Kitchen! The restaurant has tons of great southern food year-round, and right now they’re serving up Fried Gator Bites!
If you already love eating gator or if you’re a little adventurous and want to try it out, we’d recommend Chef Art Smith’s for sure! It was similar to their fried chicken, but you could still taste the difference! And while we were there, we had to try their Floradora Cocktail, of course!
The cocktail was a mix of Fords gin, freshly muddled raspberries and freshly squeezed lime juice, house-made simple syrup, and a splash of Q Spectacular ginger beer. You can read our full review of the gator bites and Floradora cocktail at the link below!
Do Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar Shrimp Tacos with Watermelon Salsa look familiar to you?
These aren’t really new, but they’re listed as Jock Lindsey’s special for the Flavors of Florida, so we tried them again!
If you’ve ever thought a milkshake was maybe just missing something, try Vivoli il Gelato’s Key Lime Cheesecake Shake — they added a whole cheesecake to it!
Check out our review to see what we thought of this over-the-top shake!
If the cake-topped shake was a little too extra for you, Vivoli il Gelato also has a Lemon Blueberry Cookie Sandwich, so we tried that too!
This fast-melting treat was delicious and fresh!
Switching back to the savory, you can stop by the Polite Pig to grab their Shrimp and Grits!
Spoiler alert: we thought they were super delicious. And there was a Florida Flavors cocktails to go with our shrimp! It’s the Bees Knees Cocktail!
The cocktail has Honey Gin, Orange Liqueur, Lemon Juice, and Bitters, and we thought it was a perfect summer drink!
After you’ve tried Chef Art Smith’s gator bites, the next step for adventurous eaters is the Florida Frog Leg “Lollipop” Tempura at Morimoto Asia!
You can also grab the Florida Sunshine Lager while you’re there!
Finally, we’ve got the Green Gator Cocktail at House of Blues!
The cocktail was FULL of sugar, so you’ve got to have a major sweet tooth for this drink!
If you’re not satisfied with all the Key Lime around Disney Springs yet, you can stop by Wondermade Marshmallows to grab their Key Lime Pie marshmallows!
The marshmallow shop has a bunch of different flavors, and their highlighting Key Lime Pie just for the Flavors of Florida event!
Right now as part of the Flavors of Florida, you can get Orange Blossom Honey!
If you’re a fan of honey. you’ll want to stop by!
If you stop by Candy Cauldron, you can try their new Key Lime and Strawberry cake pops…
…their key lime cupcakes…
…and their strawberry cupcakes!
We’ve tried them, too! Check out our review so you know what to expect when you get there!
Earl of Sandwich didn’t want to be left out of all the fun new flavors, so they have a new, limited-edition Cuban Sandwich!
The sandwich comes with tender carnitas, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, and a mustard sauce!
You can get it now for $7.99 at Earl of Sandwich in Disney Springs!
Disney Springs Merchandise Update
You might need a break from all the snacks, so you can pop in to Sugarboo, because they’ve got a ton of Florida-themed items right now!
There’s a cute Florida art print…
…and a cup with Florida landmarks!
A lot of the shops around Disney Springs have special Florida things for the event!
Uniqlo has some Florida T-shirts for the event as well!
This store is usually quite a bit cheaper than most Disney merchandise stores, so it’s a good place to check out!
Basin has a new lip balm flavor for Flavors of Florida: Candied Citrus!
Right now they’ve also got a Halloween line going with their villain’s body butter…
…Pumpkin Spice Latte soap…
…Pirate Villains soap…
…Mickey Jack-O-Lantern soap…
…and Ghoul Friend soap!
You can get all ready for Halloween now at Basin in Disney Springs! There’s more new merchandise all over Disney Springs, and here’s some that’s not Flavors of Florida–related but still worth checking out!
If you really want to be decked out in Orange Bird from head to toe, you’ll need an Orange Bird MagicBand!
You can make one now at D-Tech! There are two different styles available — a grey background and a green one!
There’s also the option to make your own t-shirt, and they’re featuring some Florida styles right now!
You can find D-Tech inside the Marketplace C0-Op at Disney Springs!
Also inside the Marketplace Co-Op is the WonderGround Gallery, which has Disney art pieces year-round!
Right now they’re featuring Orange Bird art! Stop by to see some super cute paintings and prints of Orange Bird!
World of Disney
We saw the Minnie Ears Mini-Backpack earlier this week!
The bag not only features pictures of Minnie Ears — it’s designed to carry them for you!
Calling all pin traders! There are NEW pins at Pin Traders in Disney Springs! We found two POP! pins featuring Pirates of the Caribbean ride characters…
…and one featuring a POP! Orange Bird!
And if the Orange Bird MagicBands aren’t really your thing, you might prefer the Madame Leota Haunted Mansion–themed one we found at Pin Traders!
The MagicBand has images of Madame Leota and the Haunted Mansion ride!
Stop by Pin Traders to check out their new pins and bands!
Columbia in Disney Springs had a Fourth of July sale that’s still going on!
Right now, you can get 25% off most things in the store (including Florida shirts)!
And they’ve also got a sale on their graphic tees, many of which also feature Florida themes!
Pop in to Columbia while you’re in the Springs to check out the sale!
We saw a really pretty necklace in the Ever After Jewelry shop!
We took a closer look and saw the Cinderella Castle surrounded by little gemstone Mickeys!
But then we took an even closer look and saw the price tag!
$4,200 for the limited-edition Disney Dream Collection necklace! Would you be willing to drop four grand for that necklace?
Maybe you’re heading out on one of the Fall Disney Cruises next year?
We found a bunch of new Disney Cruise Line things at the Marketplace Co-Op! There were cruise-themed dresses, towels, mugs, cups, and more!
Look at the cute life preserver bags!
Disney Springs Miscellaneous Updates
Black Widow is coming out this Friday, July 9th!
To prepare, the AMC movie theater in Disney Springs has posters and a Black Widow photo op!
Whew! That was a ton of new stuff at the Springs, so make sure to check out our Flavors of Florida page so you can keep all the new treats and snacks straight! And keep following DFB for more Disney news and updates!
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What are you most excited to try for Disney’s Flavors of Florida Event? Tell us in the comments!