From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Alex Dunlap
This Mother’s Day, give your mom a little Disney magic with a special sweet or even a delicious brunch! I’ve got some sweet treats to share with you from Walt Disney World Resort, as well as special Mother’s Day brunches at both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort.
If you’re at Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort, there’s a beautiful Mother’s Day Dessert at Sunshine Seasons with raspberry mousse and lemon cake and topped with a delicate Swiss buttercream rose and fondant pearls, available on Mother’s Day only. Or if you’re looking for a cupcake, look no further than Fountain View. May 11-13, you’ll find a vanilla Mother’s Day Cupcake with raspberry white chocolate mousse and pink icing.
At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, there’s a vanilla Mother’s Day Cupcake at Creature Comforts and Isle of Java that’s filled with white chocolate raspberry mousse and topped with buttercream flowers.
Send Mom a special message with a Mother’s Day Chocolate Letter from Amorette’s Patisserie at Disney Springs. Topped with chocolate-covered strawberries and mini-macarons, this offering can be personalized with a short message written in icing and is the perfect delicious gift! You can also find a Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Petit Cake featuring Mrs. Potts from “Beauty and the Beast.” And nearby at The Ganachery, you’ll find a Mom Pop with dark chocolate-covered raspberry ganache.
At Disney’s All-Star Music and All-Star Movies Resorts, Intermission Food Court and World Premiere Food Court will be offering a Tropical Éclair on Mother’s Day only. This éclair is filled with mango and pineapple tropical cream and chocolate ganache and is topped with fondant rose buds.
May 11-12, there will be a Mother’s Day Cookie Flower Pot Activity Kit available for purchase at World Premier Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort, Landscape of Flavors at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, and The Artist’s Palette at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. This kit will include a flower pot filled with chocolate cake, chocolate ganache, and cookie crumbles, customizable flower cookies, and jelly candy worms. There will also be a special Mother’s Day Activity at each of the locations listed above where families can come together and decorate their flower pots with a pastry chef. See below for activity dates and times!
- Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort, World Premier Food Court – May 11-12, 2-4 p.m.
- Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Landscape of Flavors – May 11-12, 1:00-1:30 p.m.
(Activity kits will also be sold on May 10)
- Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, The Artist’s Palette – May 11-12, 1-2 p.m.
At Disneyland Resort, River Belle Terrace in Disneyland Park will offer a 3-course special to the menu. The first course is a Strawberry Pistachio Salad, and for the main course, Pan-Seared Scallops with grilled corn succotash and squash puree. And for dessert? A sweet Blueberry-Lemonade Shortcake.
Mother’s Day Dining Experiences
In addition to the delicious offerings throughout the parks, there’s also a few special Mother’s Day Brunches and Dining Experiences at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts, all offered on Mother’s Day only.
Make your Mother’s Day POP! with a Mother’s Day Brunch buffet served 10am-2pm at Everything POP Shopping and Dining at Disney’s Pop Century Resort. Starters include fresh fruit, cereal, assorted pastries and muffins, and bagels with cured salmon, diced red onion, cream cheese, and capers. For the main event, you’ll enjoy options such as Made-to-Order Omelets, Buttermilk Pancakes with strawberry compote, Carved Ham with orange blossom honey, Carved Roast Turkey with traditional stuffing and cranberry relish, Bacon Vinaigrette Potatoes, House-Made Corn Bread and more. And for a decadent dessert, you can try the Peach Cobbler, Strawberry Shortcake, or other assorted mini-desserts.
Enjoy a “contemporary” Mother’s Day Brunch at Disney’s Contemporary Resort! The Wave… of American Flavors will be offering a special brunch buffet 7:30am-2pm. Start your meal off with options like a Harvest Salad, Asian Noodle Salad, Israeli Couscous Salad with grilled vegetables tossed in lemon vinaigrette, fresh fruit, Smoked Salmon with traditional accompaniments, Citrus-Poached Shrimp, assorted pastries, and cheese and charcuterie. Entrees from the kitchen include dishes such as Eggs Benedict, Sweet Potato Pancakes, Herb Roasted Chicken, Egg White Frittata. Kids can also enjoy Mickey Waffles, Chocolate Chip Pancakes, eggs, bacon and sausage, and even Crispy Chicken Tenders with fries.
Sail on over the Disney’s Yacht Club Resort for a Mother’s Day Brunch that’s full of flavor. From 7:30am to 2pm at Ale & Compass Restaurant, enjoy endless assortments of savory flatbreads, fresh fruit, yogurt parfaits, breads and spreads, smoked salmon, and house-baked pastries. Follow up with delicious entrees like Blueberry-Bacon Pancakes, Salted Caramel French Toast, Eggs Benedict, Steak and Eggs, Pasta Primavera, Lobster Roll, or Fish and Chips. On the kids menu, find Mickey Waffles, Pancakes, Ham and Egg Sandwiches, Grilled Chicken, Ravioli, and Cheeseburgers. Guests over the age of 21 can also enjoy specialty raspberry, strawberry, pineapple, or cranberry mimosas as well as a Bloody Mary Flight.
Just across the lake at Disney’s BoardWalk, Flying Fish will be offering a special Mother’s Day prix fixe menu with optional wine pairings 3:30pm-9:30pm. Start your meal with Ahi Tuna with caper, blue lavender, and black Cyprus salt paired with Kim Crawford Spitfire Sauvignon Blanc. And for your entrée, you’ll enjoy Filet Mignon with wild Floridian shrimp and crab, served with delta asparagus, Idaho potato, and hollandaise and paired with Penner-Ash Pinot Noir. For the finale, the Spring Garden Fruit Tart with brulee custard, bush berries, orange chiffon, and strawberry rhubarb sorbet will go down smooth paired with Veuve Clicquot Rose. In addition, this experience includes complimentary roses as well as a photographer who will provide photos at the end of the meal, free of charge.
Over at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, Turf Club Bar and Grill will offer a Mother’s Day Brunch 10am-2pm. For the opening course, enjoy your choice of Steel Cut Oatmeal, Greek Yogurt Parfait, Peppered Smoked Salmon, or Berry Salad. For Entrees, choose from a selection of dishes such as Croque-Madame Black Forest Ham and Gruyére Cheese, Slow Roasted Ranchers Reserve Prime Rib, Gourmet Blend Burger with Crispy Pork Belly, Saratoga Springs Eggs Benedict with Manhattan Steak Medallion, or S’mores Style Buttermilk Waffles with marshmallow and chocolate, to name a few. For a sweet finale is a Mother’s Day Medley of Sweet Temptations. Specialty adult beverages available include an Island Grove Blueberry Moscato, Tropical Mimosas with Passion Orange Guava Juice, and the Turf Club Bloody Mary.
There’s also a selection of brunches at Disney Springs, and my fellow Disney Parks Blog author, Jenn Fickley-Baker, recently wrote a blog with all the tasty details. Go check it out to learn more!
At Disneyland Resort, you can celebrate Mother’s Day with a memorable meal at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Storytellers Café will offer a bounteous breakfast buffet 7am-11:30am as well as a dinner buffet from 11:30am-9:45pm. In addition, as a special Mother’s Day treat, Chip and Dale and other Disney Pals will be around to greet guests throughout the entire day!
Steakhouse 55 at Disneyland Hotel will offer a special Mother’s Day Tasting Menu. For the starter course, enjoy an Heirloom Tomato and Melon Salad with marinated artichokes, petite mache, fresh mozzarella, and peppermint vinaigrette. For the entrée course, savor a Broiled 8-ounce Filet Mignon with brown butter mashed potatoes, broccolini, balsamic pearl onions, and maniari port demi. And for dessert – you’ll love the Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee with a chocolate tart shell, poached peach, and raspberry mascarpone.
No matter where you’re celebrating, you’ll certainly have a magical Mother’s Day at Disney Parks. So come on out and give your mom something special – and tasty – this weekend, because she deserves it!
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