Spring has sprung at the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts, and with it, tasty new springtime food and drinks, including the brand-new Swirls on the Water at Disney Springs and the return of breakfast to Red Rose Taverne at Disneyland.
Starting today, March 15, 2022, the brand-new Swirls on the Water kiosk at Disney Springs – replacing AristoCrepes – is serving up favorite Dole Whip flavors plus signature items like Dole Whip Lime & Habanero Soft-serve Nachos (waffle cone chips topped with Dole Whip lime and habanero soft-serve, mango boba pearls, Tajin spice, raspberry sauce, and whipped cream), the 50th Celebration Cone (Dole Whip lemon and cookie dough soft-serve swirl), and the Sangria Float featuring Dole Whip and red wine sangria (for those over 21, of course).
Can’t decide? Try the Dole Whip Flight that includes all six featured swirl flavors.
Springtime Food and Drinks at Walt Disney World Theme Parks
Starting March 29, 2022, Backlot Express at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be offering an updated menu that includes a Cuban sandwich, a Smoked BBQ Pulled Pork Burger, a Teriyaki Tofu Bowl, and a Chicken Southwest Salad. Plus, the Star Wars-themed Wookiee Cookie is back!
At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery will be offering a Marinated Pork Flatbread Sandwich with house-made chips (marinated pork on a cucumber-tomato salad, harissa aïoli, and greens) and Spiced Potato Hand Pies filled with seasonal vegetables and potatoes, and coffee lovers won’t want to miss the new Cold Brew Iced Coffee and Cold Brew Coffee Ice Cream Float at Dino-Bite Snacks.
“You don’t have to look very far for a culinary adventure because there are some Wilderness Explorer Cupcakes waiting to be discovered across Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park,” wrote Global Food & Beverage Digital Integration Specialist Nicole Cantore in the Disney Parks Blog. “At Pizzafari, you’ll find the Flamingo Badge Cupcake, a coconut cupcake with exotic fruit filling, coconut frosting, white chocolate pearls, and a white chocolate flamingo badge. Over at Flame Tree Barbecue, the Dragonfly Badge Cupcake is a pink lemonade flavor with a strawberry compote filling and topped with lemon frosting and a dragonfly medallion – how tasty! Lastly, the Dinosaur Badge Cupcake can be found at Restaurantosaurus and is a chocolate cake with a cookie cheesecake filling – yes, you heard that right – and finished with chocolate frosting and a white chocolate dinosaur badge.”
Springtime Food and Drinks at Walt Disney World Resorts
At Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter, new beignets and beverages at Scat Cat’s Club – Lounge includes a trio of Mickey-shaped Beignets dusted with powdered sugar and served with red pepper jelly, pimento cheese, and green goddess dressing and the Oyster Beignet Po’Boy, a Mickey-shaped beignet with fried oysters, lettuce, tomato, Cajun rémoulade, and house-made pickles.
Three new cocktails – the Bebop Bloody Mary (vodka and spicy bloody Mary mix topped with shrimp, andouille sausage, and celery); the Syncopation Shift (vodka, rum, mango rum, melon liqueur, and pineapple juice with a glow cube); and the Bonfamilles Bourbon Peach Tea (bourbon, peach schnapps, and fresh-brewed sweet tea) – are all perfect for toasting to a delicious Walt Disney World vacation.
Disney’s Old Key West Resort is introducing a unique change to the Shrimp Fritters at both Olivia’s Cafe and Gurgling Suitcase Libations & Spirits to keep the environment in mind by supporting sustainable seafood initiatives.
The food and drinks aren’t the only things new for spring. The Barcelona Lounge at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort has recently begun featuring live music on Wednesdays and Thursdays – though you can Build-Your-Own Gin and Tonic as you enjoy performances by a Spanish guitarist.
“For our last resorts update, but certainly not the least. You’ve likely been wondering when Victoria & Albert’s would be opening its doors once again at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa,” Cantore wrote. “I am very pleased to share that this beloved favorite will be coming back later this year. While we don’t have specifics right now, stay tuned for updates to come.”
Springtime Food at Disneyland
The Red Rose Taverne in Fantasyland is once again serving breakfast to early parkgoers, including the hearty Beast Breakfast Burger (an Angus patty, bacon-orange marmalade, egg, and arugula on a toasted bun with a side of potato bites) and the Vegetable Quinoa Breakfast Bowl (quinoa, roasted mushrooms and cauliflower, arugula, tomato, potato bites, and spicy lime aioli).