Foodie News: Walt Disney World Resort – Cítricos and Trail’s End Reopening Dates, Salt & Straw Coming to Disney Springs and More
From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Karen McClintock
This edition of Foodie News for Walt Disney World Resort covers lots of ground – everything from snacks to signature dining in parks, resorts, and Disney Springs. Check out all the tasty news!
I am so excited to announce you can now dine “underneath the lovely London sky” in the newly reimagined Cítricos at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, which pays homage to the whimsy and elegance of Mary Poppins Returns. Taking subtle cues from the movie’s animated sequence, the dining room brings guests into a fanciful garden setting where you can “trip a little light fantastic” as you experience the restaurant surrounded by the glow from decorative lamps and chandeliers.
Chef Andres Mendoza
crafted a new menu with starters like Sweet Corn Bisque with pickled fennel,
popcorn, and fennel oil and a colorful Strawberry Salad with chamomile-infused
goat cheese, frisée lettuce, bacon vinaigrette, and spiced sunflower seeds.
Butter-poached Florida Cobia with mashed fingerling potatoes, grilled
asparagus, and local mushrooms with a grapefruit beurre blanc or a delicious
Guava Barbequed Short Ribs with aged cheddar creamy grits, roasted poblano,
curtido slaw, and Brussels sprouts.
For a sweet ending to your meal, Pastry Chef
Kristine Farmer created some truly delicious and decadent desserts such
as Warm Apple Rose with seasonal apple, marzipan layers, and frozen
coconut milk and the Chocolate Torte, a dark chocolate financier, dark
cherry compote, and vanilla bean mascarpone cream.
The wine and cocktail
program, designed by Sommelier Israel Perez, is exceptional. For those who
enjoy an elevated food and wine experience, the new and exclusive Sommelier
Room at Cítricos will allow Israel and his team to source boutique wines that
pair with special creations from Chef Andres.
will open on July 15, with bookings available on July 1.
Yee-haw! Trail’s End Restaurant at The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort will reopen July 17 with hearty family-style skillets for breakfast and dinner.
Mosey on over to Fort Wilderness to start your morning with an oven-fresh pastry basket and berry granola yogurt parfait for the table,
followed by a hearty family-style skillet with smoked brisket and eggs, bacon, sausage, and cheesy potato casserole. Of course, no breakfast is complete without Mickey waffles! Adults can sip on Moonshine Morning Cocktails – a Pioneer Mimosa with passion, orange, and guava juices and a Mountain Mary with moonshine.
Dinner at Trail’s End is a rootin’ tootin’ good time that starts with hushpuppies and skillet cornbread with a chopped garden salad for the table. The family-style Smokehouse Skillet comes with pecan-smoked brisket, rotisserie chicken, andouille sausage, fingerlings potatoes, green beans, and
buttered corn on the cob. Pork spare ribs, peel n’ eat shrimp, and cornbread-crusted salmon are available as tasty add-ons to your meal.
But be sure to save room for the Covered Wagon Sundae – a wagon load of ice cream, toppings, brownies, cookies, and chocolate-covered bacon! Adults can even kick back with Moonshine Cocktails.
Get ready to hit your craving for hot dogs out of the park! Casey’s Corner on Main Street, U.S.A., will reopen June 30 with their classic all-beef hot dogs. Catch hold of a Chili-Cheese All-Beef Hot Dog or dig into a pile of Corn Dog Nuggets with, of course, cheese sauce. And my fav, the plant-based Loaded Slaw Dog (plant-based sausage topped with pickled slaw, barbecue vegan aïoli, and roasted corn relish), is back! The Frozen Mint Julep Lemonade is a refreshing homerun to go along with your hot dog. And don’t forget, mobile order is available at Casey’s Corner.
Get ready to treat yourself to hand-scooped ice cream at Plaza Ice Cream Parlor hosted by Edys. This oh-so-sweet nostalgic ice cream parlor on Main Street, U.S.A., will open July 7 with all your favorite flavors on a cone or in a cup – fat-free and no sugar added, as well as plant-based non-dairy options will be available. And more sweet news: Barq’s Root Beer Floats and Coca-Cola Floats are back! Not sure it can get much better than that!
Eight Spoon Café at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park is now open and offers their delish Baked Macaroni & Cheese (with or without pulled pork). The exciting news – the Pulled Pork Jelly Donut Sandwich is back! YUM!
Dino Diner will reopen July 4, so you can grab a Dino-Rama Chili-Cheese Dog or a Corn Chip Pie. You can even get your churro fix at Dino Diner!
Salt & Straw, the popular scoop shop at Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort, is heading to Disney Springs next year! We will have more details over the next few months, so be sure to check back on Disney Parks Blog for the whole “scoop!”
We have a new summer offering the entire
family will love starting June 30 – Disney Family Night Dinner. This playful, family-style dining bundle includes a take-out shareable meal, sweet
treats, and an original card-type game inspired by some of your favorite Disney friends for your family and friends to enjoy.
Disney Family Night Dinner is available from 5-10 p.m. through mobile order and at the two resort locations offering this three-course takeaway meal that serves 3-4.
Centertown Market at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort:
- Fried Yucca
- Cilantro Rice
- Seasonal Vegetables
- Caribbean Pull-apart
Rolls with Onion Jam and Guava Butter
Mickey and Minnie Cookies
Gasparilla Island Grill at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa:
- Garden Salad – Tomato,
cucumber, carrots, and a duo of dressings
- Savory Lasagna – Three
cheese lasagna with tomato sauce
- Two Mickey-shaped Cheese
or Pepperoni Pizzas
- Minnie Cheesecake
with strawberry sauce, whipped cream, and fresh berries