From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Alex Dunlap
It’s the season of love, and I’m falling in love with these new offerings at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts! This month, we’re talking about an incredible sangria class at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, gluten-friendly churros, out-of-this-world snacks, and more. Let’s dig in, shall we?
Starting at Disneyland Resort, travelers will find an array of new items at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. At Ronto Roasters and Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo, you can warm up with some Black Spire Hot Chocolate! And fans of the Green Milk from the Milk Stand will rejoice in a new concoction called Toydaria Swirl. This new drink features the plant-based Green Milk swirled with savory chili-lime seasoning and mango jelly. And if you’re looking for a crunchy snack, stop by any of the beverage carts throughout the Black Spire Outpost to grab a bag of Galma Garlic Puffed Cheese Chips featuring white cheddar and parmesan cheese flavors.
For you novelty collectors out there, get ready to shift into hyperspace to grab this new souvenir vessel in Tomorrowland featuring Kylo Ren’s Tie-Fighter! This premium mug is offered at the Tomorrowland Fruit and Lemonade Carts, so be sure to fly on by and secure this novelty for your collection!
Over on the other side of Disneyland park in the jungles of Adventureland, The Tropical Hideaway is serving up Dole Whip in new souvenir Tiki bowls. This fun novelty comes in four different designs and even includes a cool reusable spoon. Fill your Tiki bowl up your choice of raspberry, pineapple, or orange Dole Whip and be sure to come back to collect all four designs! And while you’re here, be sure to try a few of the other snacks available at this jungle oasis like the sweet lumpia or savory bao buns.
In addition, the all-new “Magic Happens” parade is debuting Feb. 28 at Disneyland park, which means that a new dining package is now available at Plaza Inn! With this new experience, you’ll be able to enjoy a delicious lunch at Plaza Inn before enjoying reserved viewing for “Magic Happens.” All packages include one lunch entrée, one beverage, one Plaza Inn credential, and one voucher that provides access to the parade’s reserved viewing area. For the adults, your entrée will include slow-cooked short rib with chimichurri, chicken thigh fried to a golden brown, pesto-infused mashed potatoes, roasted seasonal vegetables, corn relish, and dessert. For the kids, they’ll enjoy fried chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, corn relish, their choice of applesauce or baby carrots, and dessert as well as their choice of a small Dasani water or small lowfat milk. Vegetarian options are also available upon request. For more information and to make reservations, visit the Disneyland Resort website, check out the Disneyland app, or call 714-781-DINE (714-781-3463).
On the east coast at Walt Disney World Resort, if you’re looking for a cute date idea this Valentine’s season, may I suggest Sangria University at Disney’s Coronado Resort? This unique experience will teach you how to make your very own personalized sangria alongside our resident Sangria Sommeliers at Three Bridges Bar & Grill. During the session, you’ll also learn about the history of the popular fruity wine cocktail and sample all four of the restaurant’s house-made sangrias before making your own! Sangria University occurs on Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Three Bridges Bar & Grill at Villa Del Lago and is $45 per guest. To reserve your spot and make your own personalized sangria recipe, call 407-939-1004.
Of course, after you’re finished learning all about how to make your own Sangria, you can always hang out at Three Bridges Bar & Grill afterwards for a relaxing afternoon of delicious appetizers and drinks. Popular dishes include the curry-lentil hummus with naan bread and crackers, warm manchego and Oaxaca cheese dip, and fried shrimp corn dogs. For something sweet, you can try a vanilla custard Mickey tart or even warm churros with chocolate sauce. And for those with gluten sensitivities, gluten-free churros are also on the menu!
Speaking of sweet snacks, be sure to stop by Magic Kingdom Park later this month to grab one of two new snacks! The first is a new molten chocolate chip cookie at Columbia Harbour House. The Minnie Mouse Chocolate Chip Lava Cake features a chocolate chip lava cookie served warm and topped with buttercream and a chocolate Minnie bow. The second treat, the Mermaid Slush, can be found at Prince Eric’s Village Market. This berry-flavored slush is topped with whipped cream and a chocolate mermaid tail – how cute! Both of these items will be available later this month, so be sure to keep an eye out for them!
Finally – if you’re craving pizza AND burgers, then do I have a new bite for you! Available through the end of February at Disney Springs, D-Luxe Burger is serving a brand-new PIZZA BURGER! This delicious burger comes with a signature-blend beef patty topped with artisan pepperoni, fried mozzarella, Pomodoro sauce, and lettuce and you won’t want to miss it!
I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely hungry after writing about all of these yummy eats! If you want to find out more about the locations listed above, be sure to visit the Disneyland Resort website or the Walt Disney World Resort website. You can also check out the Disneyland app as well as the My Disney Experience app for Walt Disney World Resort.