Walt Disney World Resort Foodie News: Buffet and Festival Marketplace Openings; Breakfast Service Offerings at Magic Kingdom Park, and More!

From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Karen McClintock

This Walt Disney World Resort edition of Foodie News is jam-packed with exciting news – from the reopening of three of our most popular all-you-care-to-enjoy buffets to the addition of seven more global marketplaces at EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE®. Check out all the delicious details below!


Collage of offerings from Boma – Flavors of Africa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Boma – Flavors of Africa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge opens today with all-you-care-to-enjoy breakfast and dinner. Once again, the cooking stations will be brimming with your favorites for breakfast – creamy pap, turkey bobotie, pancakes, waffles, deviled eggs with salmon, and delicious freshly baked items from the Boma bakery.

At dinner, the rotisserie area will offer pork ribs, salmon,
African-spiced strip loin, Durban rotisserie chicken, and lamb bobotie. The kid’s
station will have pasta and meatballs, mac n’ cheese, and chicken bites. The
rotating selection of soups, stews, and chowders are back, as well as tasty
salads like berbere chickpea salad and
North African cauliflower salad. And yes, Zebra Domes are back!

Biergarten Restaurant in the German pavilion at EPCOT

Beginning Aug. 29, Biergarten Restaurant in the German pavilion at EPCOT will offer a buffet experience for lunch and dinner. Enjoy your favorite German dishes – pretzel rolls, bratwurst, spätzle, schnitzel, and a variety of desserts, including apple strudel and black forest rolls. Prost!

The Crystal Palace at Magic Kingdom Park

Inspired by Victorian greenhouses of the late 1800s, The Crystal Palace at Magic Kingdom Park is such an enchanting spot to dine. I am happy to announce starting Sept. 12, their buffet will open for lunch and dinner where you can feast on Parker House rolls, create-your-own fresh garden salad, seared pork tenderloin, fire-roasted prime rib, braised beef short ribs, and more.

Food offerings from Nine Dragons Restaurant in the China pavilion at EPCOT

Enjoy Cantonese, Mongolian, Szechuan, Hunan, and Kiangche-style specialties at Nine Dragons Restaurant in the China pavilion at EPCOT. Now open for dinner (Tuesday-Saturday), start with Sichuan Chicken Dumplings, Crispy Duck Bao Buns, or the House Hot & Sour Soup. For entrées, select from many delicious dishes such as Kung Pao Duo, Salt and Pepper Shrimp, Spicy Honey Crispy Chicken, and Kowloon Spare Ribs.

Cinderella’s Royal Table at Magic Kingdom Park

Start your day in the most enchanting way – breakfast is back at Cinderella’s Royal Table at Magic Kingdom Park starting Aug. 27! Reservations are available beginning Aug. 24.

Food offerings from Kusafiri Coffee Shop and Bakery at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Kusafiri Coffee Shop and Bakery at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park reopens Aug. 29 and they have delicious new entrées to try while traveling through the park. Did you know “kusafiri” means “to journey” in Swahili?

  • Spiced Potato
    Hand Pies – Vegetables and potatoes
    wrapped in pastry served with harissa aïoli and coriander chutney
  • Marinated
    Chicken Flatbread Sandwich – Marinated chicken topped with cucumber–tomato
    salad, tahini sauce, and greens served with house-made chips
  • Red Chili Hot
    Dog – Spicy hot dog topped with
    cucumber–tomato salad and harissa aïoli served with house-made chips
Food offerings from Dockside Diner at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Drop anchor and check out the new offerings at Dockside Diner at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! Opening Aug. 22, this adorable walk-up location has plenty of outdoor seating along Echo Lake.

  • Shrimp Salad Roll – Shrimp, arugula,
    tomatoes, pickled shaved fennel, and sliced radish tossed with rémoulade sauce
    on a brioche butter bun served with seasoned house-made chips
  • Chipotle Chicken Salad Roll – Roasted pulled
    chicken salad with red onions, celery, tomatoes, and watercress tossed with
    chipotle aïoli and topped with fried onions on a brioche butter bun served with
    seasoned house-made chips
  • Smoked Fish Dip served with seasoned
    house-made chips, celery, carrots, jalapeños, and pickles
  • Seaside Brownie – Chocolate brownie topped
    with white chocolate ganache and seaside garnish
  • Blue Sea Margarita – Tequila, blue Curaçao,
    and sweet-and-sour
EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE logo

And exciting news for all you festival-goers! In our recent Foodie Guide to the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE, we indicated we would be opening more global marketplaces on Oct. 1. But the Festival Team decided to open seven marketplaces early – on Aug. 15! You’re welcome!

Food offerings from the Ireland marketplace during the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE

Ireland (Near
United Kingdom)

Food:

  • Fisherman’s
    Seafood Pie

    • Roasted Irish Sausage with Colcannon Potatoes and Onion
      Gravy
    • Warm Chocolate Pudding Cake with Irish Cream Liqueur
      Custard

Beverages:

  • Kilkenny
    Irish Cream Ale

    • Bunratty Mead
      Honey Wine
    • Guinness
      Baileys Shake
Food offerings from the Spain marketplace during the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE

Spain
(Between Italy and Germany)

Food:

  • Charcuterie
    with a selection of imported Spanish Meats, Cheeses, and Olives with an Herb
    Vinaigrette (gluten/wheat friendly)
  • Spanish-style
    Paella with Rice, Chorizo, and Shrimp (gluten/wheat
    friendly
    )
  • Seafood Salad
    with Shrimp, Bay Scallops, Mussels, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, White Balsamic
    Vinegar, and Smoked Paprika (gluten/wheat
    friendly
    )

Beverages:

  • Estrella
    Galicia Cerveza Especial Lager (new)
  • Avaline White
    Blend (new)
  • Faustino VII
    Rioja Rosado (new)
  • Espelt
    Garnacha
  • Wine Flight
Food offerings from The Alps marketplace during the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE

The Alps
(Near Germany)

Food:

  • Warm Raclette
    Swiss Cheese with Alpine Ham, Baby Potatoes, Cornichons, and Baguette
  • Warm Raclette
    Swiss Cheese with Baby Potatoes, Cornichons, and Baguette
  • Blueberry and
    Almond Frangipane Tart with Crème Fraîche  

Beverages:

  • Huber Vision Grüner Veltliner, Austria (new)
  • Cave De La Côte Rosé Gamay, Romand
  • René Favre Dôle, Chamoson
  • Frozen Rosé
  • Wine Flight
Piri Piri Skewered Shrimp with Citrus-scented Couscous from the Kenya marketplace during the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE

Kenya
(Outpost)

Food:

  • Kenyan Coffee
    Barbecue Beef Tenderloin with Sweet Potato & Corn Mealie Pap and Kachumbari
    Slaw (gluten/wheat friendly)
  • Piri Piri
    Skewered Shrimp with Citrus-scented Couscous

Beverages:

  • Tusker Lager
Food offerings from the India marketplace during the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE

India (Near
China) – Opening Oct. 1

Food:

  • Warm Indian
    Bread with Pickled Garlic, Mango Salsa, and Coriander Pesto Dips
  • Korma Chicken
    with Basmati Rice, Crispy Chickpeas, and Spiced Yogurt Sauce (gluten/wheat friendly)
  • Madras Red
    Curry with Roasted Cauliflower, Baby Carrots, Chickpeas, and Ben’s Original
    Basmati Rice (gluten/wheat friendly;
    plant-based
    )

Beverages:

  • Mango Lassi (non-alcoholic)
  • Taj Mahal Premium Lager (new)
  • Sula Brut Tropicale Sparkling Wine, Nashik (new)
  • Sula Chenin Blanc, Nashik
  • Mango Lassi with Sōmrus Chai Cream Liqueur

Select
Dishes featuring Melissa’s Produce

Food offerings from the Lobster Landing marketplace during the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE

NEW! Lobster Landing (Near Mission: SPACE)

Food:

  • New England
    Lobster Tail with Lobster Bisque Sauce (new)
  • Lobster
    Chowder with Bacon, Corn, Potatoes, and Oyster Crackers (new)
  • Baked Lobster
    Dip with Old Bay Chips (gluten/wheat
    friendly; new
    )

Beverages:

  • Coronado
    Brewing Co. Salty Crew Blonde Ale, San Diego, CA (new)
  • Steenberg
    Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc, South Africa (new)
  • Sean Minor Chardonnay, California (new)
  • Cape Codder: Vodka with Cranberry, Pomegranate, and Lime (new)

Select
Dishes featuring Melissa’s Produce

Food offerings from the Mac & Eats marketplace during the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE

NEW! Mac & Eats (Near Mission: SPACE)

Food:

  • Traditional
    Macaroni and Cheese with Herbed Panko
  • Truffle
    Macaroni and Cheese with Herbed Panko (new)
  • Cowboy
    Macaroni and Cheese with Smoked Pork Belly, Brisket Burnt Ends, Pickled
    Peppers, and Onion Straws (new)
  • Macaroni and
    Cheese with House-made Italian Sausage and Peppers (plant-based)

Beverages:

  • 81Bay Brewing
    Co. Lemon Hazy IPA, Tampa, FL (new)
  • L’Ecole No.
    41 Chenin Blanc Old Vines, Columbia Valley, WA
  • Evolution by
    Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, OR

Select
Dishes featuring Melissa’s Produce


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