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Best summer bites at Walt Disney World and Disneyland

by Samantha Davis-Friedman

The days are getting longer (and hotter), so that means summer is almost here – and with it, the best summer bites at Walt Disney World and Disneyland.

Summer Bites at Walt Disney World - Mickey Bubble Waffle Sundaes
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Summer Bites at Walt Disney World Resort

Disney Springs is the perfect place to find sweet treats this summer. Its newest addition, Salt & Straw, is already a hot spot, but starting today, May 17, 2022, Marketplace Snacks is serving up a sweet selection of Mickey and Friends Bubble Waffles – which, of course, are Mickey-shaped.

Summer Bites at Walt Disney World - Mickey Bubble Waffle Sundaes
  • Mickey Waffle Sundae – Vanilla soft-serve, hot fudge, cookie crumbles, and white chocolate crisp pearls
  • Minnie Waffle Sundae – Vanilla soft-serve, strawberry topping, sliced strawberries, and white chocolate crisp pearls
  • Donald’s Waffle Sundae – Vanilla soft-serve, lemon curd, and blueberries
  • Goofy’s Peanut Waffle Sundae – Vanilla and chocolate soft-serve, hot fudge, peanuts, sliced bananas, sliced strawberries, M&M’s Minis, and a cherry on top
  • Pluto’s Waffle Sundae – Chocolate soft-serve, chocolate-covered pretzels, peanut butter sauce, and milk chocolate crisp pearls

This summer, Tony’s Town Square Restaurant in Magic Kingdom has a few new dishes, including Tony’s garlic bread, a Toy Box tomato salad, oven-roasted shrimp scampi, Butcher’s steak, orecchiette with spicy Italian sausage, and penne with chicken al forno. And there’s no better way to finish the meal than with the new Tiramisù cannoli, Italian strawberry shortcake, Tony’s spumoni tart, or the Mandarincello custard.

Summer Bites at Walt Disney World - Tony's Town Square

Sunshine Seasons at Epcot also has new bites to try: cheese pizza rolls and pepperoni pizza rolls. 

Summer Bites at Walt Disney World - Pizza rolls

The Walt Disney World resorts are also in on the delicious summer fun, including two new plant-based offerings, the Mickey-shaped frittata with tomato, spinach, onions, and “mozzarella” served with potatoes and mixed fruit, and the Impossible burger topped with Carolina-style barbecued jackfruit, pickled slaw, and “cheddar,” served with fries.

Summer Bites at Walt Disney World - Plant-based

Both will be available through June 7, 2022, at the Intermission Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort, World Premiere Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort, End Zone Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort, Everything Pop Shopping & Dining at Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Landscape of Flavors at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Centertown Market at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Riverside Mill Food Court at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside, and Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter.

At Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, two locations are serving some of the resort’s best summer bites:

Summer Bites at Walt Disney World - Grand Floridian Cafe

Beginning today, the return of “blunch” favorites to Grand Floridian Café includes a Reuben with coleslaw and steak fries, plus Chicken and Waffles made with hand-breaded chicken breast and a malted waffle with a sriracha-honey drizzle. For dinner,  the house-made Café (turkey) Meatloaf with smashed red bliss potatoes, broccolini, and mushroom gravy, and Shrimp and Grits made with jumbo shrimp, chorizo, and fennel paired with mascarpone cheese grits – and the popular caramelized onion soup gratin is making its comeback at both “blunch” and dinner.

Summer Bites at Walt Disney World - Gasparilla Island Grill

Also starting today, Gasparilla Island Grill is offering the Cheshire Cat Wildberry Mousse (swirls of wildberry mousse, berry compote, and cake crumbles topped with a white chocolate Cheshire Cat); the Orange Bird Cake Pop (a yellow cake pop swirled with citrus-scented buttercream); and the Brownie Crispy Cone (an ice cream cone filled with caramel-swirled brownie and topped with a crisped rice treat, white chocolate drizzle, and sprinkles).

Key lime lovers won’t want to miss the Key Lime Pie Swirl from Good’s Food to Go at Disney’s Old Key West Resort. This sweet summer bite is a swirl of lime Dole whip and vanilla soft-serve topped with graham cracker crumbs.

Summer Bites at Disneyland Resort

On the west coast, the highly anticipated return of Fantasmic! begins on May 28, 2022, and with it, delicious dining packages at River Belle Terrace that guarantees a prime view of Disney’s longest-running nighttime spectacular, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Click here for details.

For a limited time beginning May 20, 2022, the Tomorrowland Skyline Lounge Package allows park guests to enjoy a sky-high view of the Disneyland Forever fireworks from the Tomorrowland Skyline balcony while enjoying their choice of entrée, side, dessert, and assorted, unlimited beverages ($60 per guest). Click here to reserve your spot.

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