We’ve had an exciting week here at Disney Food Blog.
A new restaurant, Roundup Rodeo BBQ, has officially opened in Disney World. We got to check it out a little early AND we were there on opening day! But we also spotted some menu changes at EPCOT’s Coral Reef Restaurant, updates when it comes to 50th Anniversary snacks, and more. Let’s take a look at everything that has changed this week when it comes to Disney food!
More 50th Anniversary snacks are disappearing from Disney World menus, although some have actually been replaced by similar snacks just without all the 50th Anniversary details (and we are grateful for that!).
For example, the Glimmer and Shimmer Blondie is now gone from the menus at Backlot Express and Fairfax Fare in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but it’s been replaced with a Toffee and Coconut Blondie, which has the same description minus the 50th decorations.
The 50th Celebration Cookie at Rosie’s All-American Cafe in Hollywood Studios is now gone, but it’s been replaced with the Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwich and is getting a Fantasmic! chocolate piece added to it.
The Glimmer and Shimmer Earl Grey Cupcake will stay on the menu simply as the Earl Grey Cupcake over at the Trolley Car Cafe at Hollywood Studios.
As far as other 50th items, go, the EARidescent Sip-a-bration and the Magical Beacon Cocktail have been removed from the following menus:
- Sebastian’s Bistro at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
- Cove Bar at Contemporary Resort
- 50s Prime Time Cafe in Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Tune-In Lounge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Hollywood & Vine in Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Hollywood Brown Derby in Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Mama Melrose’s in Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Sci-Fi Dine-In in Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Spice Road Table in EPCOT
- Coral Reef Restaurant in EPCOT
- Rose and Crown Pub and Dining Room in EPCOT
In addition, 50th Celebration Bananas Foster has been removed from the menu at Hollywood Brown Derby in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. And the 50th Anniversary Glimmer & Shimmer Funnel Cake seems to have disappeared from Epic Eats.
Here are photos and reviews of ALL the 50th Anniversary snacks and drinks
Coral Reef Restaurant
There have been lunch and dinner changes at Coral Reef. Here’s what changed under Appetizers:
- REMOVED: Trio of Seasonal Dips
- REMOVED: Caesar Salad
- ADDED: Seafood Artichoke Dip
- ADDED: Reef Salad — Seasonal Mixed Greens and Pickled Vegetables with Pomegranate Vinaigrette and Walnut Praline (Plant-based) for $11
Here’s what happened with Entrees:
- Shrimp and Grits used to be described as Sautéed Shrimp, Cheddar Grits, Local Corn Succotash, Andouille Sausage, and Creole Spice Emulsion. Now it is described as “Cajun-grilled Shrimp with a Seared Grit Cake, Andouille Hash, and Cajun Emulsion.”
- Mahi Mahi used to be described as “seared” and now is “grilled.” Also, it used to come with Jasmine Rice, Coconut and Cilantro-Lime Sauce, and Caribbean Shrimp Salsa. Now it comes with Street Corn-style Salad and Cilantro-Lime Crema over Garlic Jasmine Rice.
- Slow-Roasted Prime Rib used to come with loaded mashed potatoes with Bacon, and Bercy Butter. Now, it comes with Roasted Potatoes, Caramelized Onions, and Mixed Herb Pistou.
- REMOVED: Cajun Chicken Pasta
- REMOVED: Grilled Vegetable Skewer
- REMOVED: Orange-glazed Sustainable Salmon
- ADDED: Mushroom Ravioli — Roasted Mushroom Ravioli with Scallion, Blistered Tomatoes, and Tomato-Lavender Broth (Plant-based) for $26
- ADDED: Seared Verlasso Salmon –with Roasted Parsnip and Piquillo Pepper, Bacon, and Lemon Beurre Blanc (Contains alcohol products) for $29
- ADDED: Harissa Chicken — with Saffron Couscous, Citrus Yogurt, and Spice-roasted Seasonal Vegetables for $28
Under desserts, the Key Lime Tart used to have a 50th design with EARidescent Shimmer, Sprinkles, and Chocolate Garnish. Now, it simply has the toasted meringue.
Here’s what changed under the Kid’s Menu:
- REMOVED: Pasta with Parmesan Cream Sauce
- REMOVED: Jr. Reef Steak
- ADDED: Macaroni & Cheese — Served with choice of 2 selections and choice of Small Lowfat Milk, Small SASANI Water, or Small Minute Maid Apple Juice for $11
- ADDED: Jr. Reef Prime Rib — Served with choice of two (2) Selections and choice of Small Lowfat Milk, Small DASANI Water, or Small Minute Maid Apple Juice for $14
The wine menu has also changed:
- REMOVED: Trimbach Riesling, Alsace
- REMOVED: d’Arenberg The Hermit Crab Viognier Marsanne, McLaren Vale
- REMOVED: Markham Merlot, Napa Valley
- REMOVED: MacMurray Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
- REMOVED: Francis Ford Coppola Director’s Cut Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley
Here’s what’s changed under Beer:
- REMOVED: Budweiser
- REMOVED: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
- REMOVED: Goose Island IPA
- REMOVED: Truly Wild Berry Hard Seltzer
The cocktails menu saw these changes:
- Blood Orange Margarita used to feature Sauza Conmemorativo Añejo Tequila. Now it is made with Lunazul Anejo Tequila
- Negroni used to feature Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth. Now it has Martini & Rossi Sweet Vermouth
- White Wine Flight changed the d’Arenberg The Hermit Crab Viognier Marsanne, McLaren Vale to Fess Parker Riesling, Santa Barbara County
Read our most recent review of Coral Reef
Rose and Crown Dining Room
There have been a few changes at Rose and Crown Dining Room in EPCOT. Under Entrees, the Savory Impossible Hot Pot has increased from $22 to $23. The Vanilla Gelato is now listed as Seasonal Gelato under desserts.
Here’s what’s changed under Ales, Lagers, and Stouts:
- Boddingtons English Pub Ale is no longer available as an Imperial Pint
- Imperial Sampler is now Bombardier Amber, Harp Lager, Old Speckled Hen English Pale Ale, and Guinness Stout
- Imperial Pint is now available again in a Souvenir Stein for $15.50
The changes under Specialty Cocktails include:
- ADDED: Pimm’s Cup — Pimm’s No. 1 and Sprite for $12
- Cider and Fireball decreased from $18.50 to $14.50
Learn more about Rose & Crown here
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Yak & Yeti Local Food Cafe
There has been a bit of a menu shake-up on the dessert menu at Yak & Yeti Local Food Cafe:
- REMOVED: Mini Mango Pie
- REMOVED: Mini Chocolate Silk Cake
- ADDED: Banana Pudding Parfait for $8.49
- ADDED: Cookies & Cream Parfait for $8.49
Click here to check out the NEW park map at Animal Kingdom
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
The Five-Legged Goat Cookie is returning to Contempo Cafe. It’s a Citrus-scented Gluten-Friendly Sugar Cookie for $5.75.
We saw this cookie return as part of the springtime offerings available here.
That’s the only change here, though.
Read our review of this cookie when we had it during the holiday season
Ahead of its BIG menu change on April 1st, California Grill has already made a change to its current menu. The House-made Artisanal-style Duck À L’Orange Pizza has been replaced by the Black Truffle Pizza made with Salt-baked Marble Potatoes, Leek Fondue, Crispy Potato Chips, Spicy Honey, Shaved Black Truffle.
Also, the Pumpkin and Squash Bisque and the Saffron Risotto have been removed from the menu.
Click here to get a look at the PRICES for the new menu coming to California Grill
If you’re ordering coffee or tea at Raglan Road, there have been some changes:
- Americano, Bewley’s Irish Tea increased from $4 to $5
- Espresso, Cappucino, Espresso Macchiato, Latte, Green Tea, and Earl Grey Tea increased from $4 to $5.50
There have also been some changes with Desserts:
- Ger’s Bread & Butter Pudding increased from $11 to $12
- REMOVED: Got Chocolate?
- ADDED: The Irish Sweet Spot — Guinness and chocolate cake with caramelized brown bread ice cream and Irish whiskey caramel sauce
Read a recent review of Raglan Road
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