Disney World’s theme parks are gearing up to reopen next month, and to prepare several Disney World resort hotels are getting ready to welcome back guests starting next week!
Walt Disney World
But if you’re looking forward to enjoying one of your favorite meals at one of these Disney World restaurants, you might be out of luck!
Just like we saw right before several restaurants reopened in Disney Springs, menus are getting slashed left and right! We’ve seen lots of starters, appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, desserts, and kids’ menu selections fly out the window today! But don’t worry — it’s not all bad news! Several restaurants have added a bunch of new boozy drinks! Let’s find out if your favorite menu items have survived the chopping block.
Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort
Beaches & Cream
One of our favorite spots to eat at Disney World is Beaches & Cream! So far, they’ve cut the Beaches & Cream Salad, Patty Melt, Turkey and Applewood-smoked Bacon Sandwich, and Salmon Sandwich with Bacon Aioli from the menu.
No Way Jose Sundae
They’ve also erased their Plant-based Bowl of Chili, Chicken Noodle Soup, and dessert offerings including Apple À la Mode and Beaches Chocolate Cake! Never fret, though! You’ll still be able to get your Kitchen Sinks and No Way José Sundaes! They’ve re-emerged unscathed!
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
We love dining at Sanaa where you can watch exotic animals grazing while you eat (or are THEY watching US eat?!). Either way, you won’t find Shrimp Tinashe Sauté, Boerewors and Spiced Eggs, Lamb Kefta Skewers, Shrimp Over Harvest Salad, Boerewors Braai Grilled South African Sausage, Kenya Coffee Barbecue Sandwich, or Seasonal Sustainable Fish on the lunch menu any longer!
Animal Kingdom Lodge
For dinnertime, the Artisanal Cheese Selection, Berbere-braised Lamb Shank and Traditional Sosatie Braai Lamb with Apricots, South African Braaivleis Fire-grilled Meats with Traditional Accompaniments, and Mozambique Chicken Roast Piri Piri Half Chicken have been taken off the menu. Desserts offerings that are no longer available include the Caramel N’dizi Banana Financier, Spice Trade Candy Bar, and Chakalaka Poached Pear with Frangipane.
Spice Trade Candy Bar
For kids’ entrees, Chicken Breast is no longer offered, nor are sides including Roasted Potatoes, Green Beans, Quinoa Pilaf, and the African Shield Dessert.
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Whispering Canyon Cafe
Over at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Whispering Canyon Cafe has also reduced its menu. House-smoked Salmon Frittata, Benedicts Traditional, Vegetable Two-Poached Eggs served atop House-made Buttermilk-Cheddar Biscuits, Flapjacks Bourbon-Maple Syrup, and Stone-ground Cheese Grits have been sliced off the breakfast options.
House-made Cornbread with Honey-Butter, Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Smoked Beef and Vegetable Soup, and Seasonal Fruit Cobbler has also been taken off. Bourbon Cowboy, a mixed drink, has also been removed.
Whispering Canyon Cafe Corn Bread and Honey Butter
The kid’s entree Fish of the Day has been replaced with a Chicken Breast while sides of Broccoli, Rice Pilaf, Mashed Potatoes, and Farro Fruit Salad are no longer available.
Roaring Fork has added a bunch of beers to their menu!
You’ll now find Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Hard Cider, Corona Extra Lager, Heineken, Blue Moon Belgian White Ale, Yuengling Traditional Lager, Bud Light, Budweiser, Coors Light, and Miller Lite in their grab ‘n’ go refrigerated cases!
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
The Wave…of American Flavors
The Wave…of American Flavors will not be serving its Breakfast Buffet, and they’ve also removed their Glazed Donut French Toast and Egg White Frittata breakfast menu offerings. Meanwhile, they’ve added a Seasonal Fruit Plate for $9, Continental Breakfast for $10, and Oatmeal for $7. The Egg White Omelet from the kids’ menu has also been removed.
The Wave…of American Flavors Entrance
For their lunch menu, the Prince Edward Island Mussels, Rock Shrimp Taco, Tikka Masala, Dashi Noodle Bowl, Pappardelle Pasta, French Dip Sandwich, and Sweet Temptations The Wave Cheese Board have been cut while the kids’ menu Grilled Cheese and Grilled Steak Kabob options have been taken off.
No Longer Serving Their Breakfast Buffet
The Wave’s Seasonal Dessert Flight which included Pineapple Cheesecake, Strawberry Mousse Cake, Florida Key Lime Tart have also been taken away along with the No Sugar-Added Dessert and Trio of Sorbet.
At the Contempo Cafe, they’re stocking the bar with new beers including Stella Artois Lager, Samuel Adams Boston Lager, Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Hard Cider, Blue Point Toasted Lager, Cigar City Florida Cracker Hefeweizen, Samuel Adams Seasonal Beer, Blue Moon Belgian White Ale, Yuengling Traditional Lager, and Budweiser.
Kitchen and Pick Up Area at The Contempo Cafe
For wine offerings, they’ve added Parducci Pinot Grigio, Copa Pinot Grigio, and other canned alcoholic beverages including Cutwater Gin & Tonic, Cutwater Rum & Ginger, and Jose Cuervo Classic Lime Margarita.
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort
Grand Floridian Cafe
Grand Floridian Cafe is a great place to hit up on your way to Magic Kingdom, but you won’t find their Bacon and Egg Salad Cobb Salad, Smoked Salmon, Spicy Chorizo Benedict, Lobster Benedict, or Benedict Flight on their breakfast menu when they reopen.
Benedict Flight is No Longer Available
They’ve also taken away their Traditional Reuben Sandwich, Seasonal Soup, French Onion Soup, Artisan Cheese Selection, House-breaded Fried Mozzarella, House-made Turkey Meatloaf Shrimp and Grits, Cast Iron-seared Pork Chop, Sirloin Steak and Scallops, and The Cafe Sandwich.
Grand Floridian Cafe Dining Room
Enhancements such as their Shrimp Skewer and Scallop Skewer are not available while they’ve also removed their Chocolate Fondue, Apple Crisp, and Raspberry Sorbet from the dessert menu.
New York Strip Steak
Kids’ appetizers including Chicken Noodle Soup and Cucumbers and Tomatoes Served with Ranch Dressing have been cut while kids’ create-your-own entrées Shrimp Skewer and Spaghetti with Turkey Meatballs options have also been taken away.
Gasparilla Grill has been given a boozy upgrade! You’ll now find a selection of alcoholic beverages including Cut Water Bloody Mary, Lime Margarita, Kahlúa Mudslide, Beer Schöfferhofer Pink Grapefruit Hefeweizen, Bud Light Lime, Ciderboys Grand Mimosa Apple Orange Hard Cider, Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Hard Cider, Cigar City Jai Alai IPA, Kona Big Wave Golden Ale, Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale, Redbridge Lager, Budweiser, Coors Light, and Miller Lite.
Wine by the bottle selections now includes Drouhin Pinot Noir, Bellafina Moscato, Milbrandt Cabernet Sauvignon, KRIS Pinot Grigio, and Grayson Chardonnay while by the glass servings of Drouhin Pinot Noir, Francois Montand Brut Sparkling Wine, Milbrandt Cabernet Sauvignon, Bellafina Moscato, KRIS Pinot Grigio, Grayson Chardonnay, and Copa White Zinfandel are now offered.
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Captain Cook’s will have a bevy of new beverages including Heineken, Bud Light Lime, Michelob Ultra, Bud Light, and Budweiser.
Wine offerings now include Natura Chardonnay, Copa Cabernet Sauvignon, Copa Chardonnay, Copa Pinot Grigio, Woodbridge Cabernet Sauvignon, Woodbridge Chardonnay, and Woodbridge Pinot Grigio.
Onto Kona Cafe, a bunch of menu items got the ax. For breakfast, the Lighter Fare Tropical Fruit Plate, Spice-rubbed Salmon Plate, Polynesian Egg Platter, Seven Seas Samoan Poached Eggs, and Turkey Hash Loco Moco Traditional Island Brunch have been cut. However, the plant-based Loco Moco option is still available. The Ham and Cheese Omelet, and French Toast Topped with Caramel-Banana Sauce have also been given their walking papers, but don’t worry — you can still get Tonga Toast!
As for lunch and dinner offerings, the Shrimp Tempura, Hamachi-Tuna Roll, Dragon Roll, Polly Lolly Roll, Shrimp Fire Cracker Roll, and several Samplers have been removed. The Seafood Pu Pu Platter, Polynesian Tuna Niçoise, Duck Fried Rice with Leg Confit, Big Kahuna Burger, Hawaiian-style Reuben, Char Siu Duck Ramen, and Beef Pho have also been dispatched too. On the kids’ menu, the Pasta with Marinara selection has been taken away.
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Rix Sports Bar & Grill
Heading over to Rix Sports Bar & Grill, the Rix Reuben, Short Rib Chili, Ceasar Salad, Wedge Salad, Ale-battered Fish & Chips, Florida Grouper Sandwich, Turkey Burger, Bacon Cheeseburger, Black & Blue Burger, BBQ Ranch Burger, and Queso Fundido Burger have been removed from the menu.
We had just stopped by to try the new Rix Rueben, so we hope it doesn’t stay away too long since it was very yummy!
Disney’s Old Key West Resort
Meanwhile, a bunch of items have been taken off Olivia Cafe’s breakfast menu including their Hash and Two Eggs-Any Style, Sombrero Beach Omelet, Crab Cake-Eggs Benedict, Monroe Egg White Omelet, and Key West Hash Tamari-marinated Tofu as well as a number of side items such as Olivia’s Famous Grits and Biscuits and Sausage Gravy.
Olivia’s Cafe Entrance
For dinner, they’ve removed the Tomato Mozzarella Salad and added a new Beets and Citrus Salad for $11 which includes Sangria-poached Beets, Avocado Purée, Orange Segments, Sunflower Seeds, Arugula, and a White Balsamic Vinaigrette.
Olivia’s has taken their Mascarpone Cheesecake and Mile Marker Zero (No Sugar Added) Tropical Panna Cotta off of their dessert menu. For their kids’ create-your-Own entrées, Spaghetti Squash and Turkey Meatballs, Chickpea Slider, and Seasonal Grilled Fish meal options have been cut and side offerings including Broccolini, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, No Sugar-Added Sorbet With House-made Gummies, and Ice Cream Sundaes have been taken away.
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort
Our last stop brings us to Artist’s Palette where you’ll find a new vast array of alcoholic beverages. You’ll find canned Kahlúa Mudslide, Blue Marble Bloody Mary, Truly Wild Berry Hard Seltzer, Beer Schöfferhofer Pink Grapefruit Hefeweizen, New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale, Cigar City Jai Alai IPA, Concrete Beach Havana Lager, Goose Island IPA, M.I.A. Brewing Tourist Trappe Belgian Tripel, Strongbow Hard Cider, Coors Light, and Miller Lite.
For wine by the bottle, there’s Moet and Chandon Imperial Sparkling Wine, Banfi Rosa Regale Sparkling Wine, Rainstorm Pinot Noir, Drouhin Pinot Noir, Black Pearl Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz, Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling, Sokol Blosser Evolution Lucky No. 9 White Blend, Fess Parker Chardonnay, and Parker Station Pinot Noir.
But wait, there’s more! Martini and Rossi Asti Sparkling Wine, Coppo Moncalvino Moscato, Kenwood White Zinfandel, Island Grove Blueberry Moscato, Rosemount Estate Chardonnay, Sartori di Verona Pinot Grigio, Columbia Crest Two Vines Merlot, Banfi Chianti Superiore, Once Upon a Vine Big Bad Red, Hogue Cabernet Sauvignon, Copa Moscato, Copa Pinot Grigio, and Stella Rosa Pink are also on the menu.
It’s important to note that all of these menu changes MAY be temporary. Plenty of spots in Disney Springs have been offering limited menus upon reopening, and there’s no indication those cuts are permanent. The same very well COULD apply to these Disney World restaurants.
Those are all the menu changes we’ve noticed so far, but we’ll be on the lookout for more, especially now that we know when Disney World hotel guests will be able to book dining reservations once again!
Did your favorite menu item get slashed? Let us know if your favorite foods survived this round of Disney World menu cuts in the comments below!
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