If you’re anything like us then you probably consider eating and drinking at Disney World an attraction on its own. And, for all of us serious park snackers, Disney takes it to the next level by serving up some secret (and not-so-secret) items that can only be found on the so-called “secret menus.”
Uncovering said secret menus is half the fun, so we’ve put together an ULTIMATE guide to some of the coolest — and downright best — secret menus in the parks, resorts, and at Disney Springs! Spoiler alert: there are A LOT out there!
Everyone loves a good secret, especially when it involves hush-hush Strawberry Soup and Scotch Eggs on the DL. So let’s dive right in by uncovering some of the best secret menus in Disney World, and how to find them!
Just keep in mind that secret menu items can change frequently so you may not always be able to find these tasty bites and cocktails, but you’ll likely find others if you start asking.
Of the many MANY things that we love about the Jungle Cruise-themed restaurant in Magic Kingdom, Skipper Canteen, we gotta say that the periodic secret menu items are top of the list!
The restaurant is well-known for dropping secret items at random, and you might be surprised by how often you can discover off-menu treats! Seriously, all you gotta do is ask your Skipper server when you’re seated about any off-menu items, and you might luck out! (TBH there have been visits our Skipper has just handed us a printed “secret” menu when we sat down like it was no biggie, so the level of secrecy is questionable!)
In the past, our curiosity has been rewarded with secret Pork Satay Skewers, Kungaloosh beer, and Pao de Queijo (which is a Brazilian cheese bread that’s similar to the ones served at EPCOT Food & Wine Festival), and THREE different cocktails, including what is known as the Cerulean Blue Sangria.
Speaking of Jungle Cruise-themed restaurants in Disney World, the Skippers sometimes have a few more secret menu items tucked up their sleeve over at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort!
We originally discovered three secret sips at the outdoor location — Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace (though you are usually able to order them inside too).
So, what can you order when you’ve ordered the HippopotoMai-Tai so many times that you finally think it’s time to switch things up? Well, our favorite secret cocktail of the bunch is the Grunts Grog which is made with Gin, Lemon Juice, Bitters, and Orgeat Syrup.
Prefer something a bit sweeter, well look no further than the Moana-inspired, Heart of Polynesia with Coruba, Bacardi, Blue Curaçao, Cream of Banana, Orange, and Pineapple…
…or give the refreshing Shipwrecked on D Rock, with Maker’s Mark, Lemon Juice, Mint, and Agave a try! All of these drinks will cost you somewhere between $11 to $15 which is on the lower end of the price range for the tiki bar.
Similar to Skipper Canteen, Trader Sam’s is a place known for whimsy and hidden secrets, making it a spot that you should prioritize asking your server for some off-menu intel!
Another bar that has a few secret sippers up its sleeve is Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar at Disney Springs!
Considering this Indiana Jones-themed bar is all about adventure and exotic flavors (and themed holiday decorations), it’s no wonder that they embrace the playful nature of discovering secret menu items!
And boy, do they embrace it! We’ve previously discovered FOUR secret boozy drinks, including the chili-infused Lucky Lindy with Byejoe Dragon Fire Jameson, hibiscus, lime juice, pineapple, and white cranberry juice…
…the Bully Mammoth, a boozy mandarin vodka-spiked version of the Teddy Tea with green tea, mint, and tangerine…
…the Starry Night Mojito, which is your classic mojito made with Starr African Rum…
…and the Oxygen Tank, a watermelon and lemonade combo spiked with watermelon vodka (which weirdly tastes EXACTLY like cotton candy?!).
If all that wasn’t enough, Jock Lindsay’s has also had secret FRIES in the past, marinated in malt vinegar and served with garlic ranch! So, while ordering up the GIANT (and shareable) Air Pirate’s Pretzel is a must according to us, there’s clearly a whole lot more to discover at this Disney Springs spot!
You can find our reviews of the Lucky Lindy, the Bully Mammoth, the Starry Night Mojito, and the Oxygen Tank here!
There’s another Disney Springs spot to visit if you’re still thirsty for something secret — Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’. We already LOVE this spot for its famous fried chicken and biscuits, but we also have to introduce you to the…grey cocktails?
You read that right. Like the Grey Stuff Cupcake, the Gray Nissan cocktail is indeed delicious, despite its weird color!
It’s a secret menu cocktail that is a half-and-half mix of the restaurant’s Blue Hooch and Strawberry Lemonade Moonshine. These two drinks are poured into the same cup, stirred together, and, though it may look murky, it tastes AMAZING!
Here’s how to get it — since it’s not on the menu, you’ll have to ask for a combination of the two drinks. It’s the perfect cocktail for moonshine-lovers who enjoy tart drinks with a bit of sweetness, plus, if you choose to order it in one of Homecomin’s giant sippers (which costs $22), you can bring your cup back for refills (because you’re probably going to want more) for $13!
It helps to have a secret menu insider. Sure, you can always just ask your server or bartender about off-menu items, but it’s especially convenient when you build up familiarity as a regular so that your trusty Cast Member can steer you in the right direction — like our pal Jimmy at Restaurantosaurus Lounge in Disney’s Animal Kingdom!
Here you can find a whole host of cocktails and beers, but it’s also low-key a HOT SPOT for secret menu items!
In the past, he’s tipped us off to cocktails like the Raspberry Fizz (which is made with Bacardi Raspberry, Sprite, and cranberry juice and garnished with a strawberry)…
…and the Cretaceous Cooler (which has Parrot Bay Coconut Rum, Blue Curacao, Midori, and Pineapple Juice).
So the next time you’re at Restaurantosaurus Lounge, be sure and ask for any of these drinks by name, or simply ask what else is new that’s not on the menu. Chances are you’ll find something tasty!
The Asian-inspired restaurant routinely stacks its regular offerings with off-the-menu options as well, and you never know what you might find!
In the past, we’ve lucked out with Bang Bang Calamari and Hibachi Steak & Shrimp!
Yak & Yeti’s Quick Service restaurant is next to this location, but to order the secret menu items you’ll need to sit down at the full-service Yak & Yeti Restaurant. And, if these secret menu items aren’t available at the time, don’t be afraid to ask your server about what else is off the menu!
We love the Grand Floridian Cafe for a lot of reasons, but it’s clever — and delicious — secret menu items are what keep us coming back for more!
The Strawberry Soup is a summertime fav that can usually only be found at the neighboring restaurant, 1900 Park Fare. But, since that restaurant remains closed, you can find the famous soup over here at Grand Floridian Cafe — just ask your server!
This one is served cold, and it’s actually a lot better than you might expect, so don’t be afraid to try it out for yourself!
Another fun and hidden way to discover menu secrets is through Mobile Order in Disney World.
While it’s not too common, we’ve discovered some specialty items over the years that AREN’T available on the main menu just by simply scrolling through Mobile Order options in the parks and resorts.
For instance, back in 2018, we noticed that Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe in Magic Kingdom had an entire section dedicated to Secret Menu items through Mobile Order, including the tasty (but expensive) Pork Belly Burger, topped with smoked gouda, sriracha aïoli, and pork rinds!
We’ve found similar Mobile Order secrets at D-Luxe Burger in Disney Springs too, but it has become a little less common to find hidden gems on the menu now that Mobile Order has become so popular.
Disney World’s Dole Whip is perhaps the most iconic secret menu snack! Sure, you can always get the classic Pineapple Dole Whip from Aloha Isle in Magic Kingdom, but always be on the lookout for other flavorful options elsewhere!
Watermelon Dole Whip was something we’d been DYING to try, and Disney delivered with a treat that was as adorable as it was tasty, made with strawberry white chocolate crunch pearls, pineapple mousse, that pink watermelon Dole Whip, and chocolate Minnie ears!
Even though this particular flavor might not be around currently, you never know what Dole Whip treasures you can find in the parks, at the resorts, and at Disney Springs. So, if you’re big fans of the refreshing creamy treat like us, be sure to ask around before you go straight for the classic Dole Whip!
So, whether you’re craving something sweet, something savory, or something boozy, secrets just make everything taste better — right?! Get out and explore off-menu in Disney World and you might be pleasantly surprised by what you find!
And, be sure to stay tuned to DFB for more of the latest Disney snack hacks, secrets, and updates!