Beaches and Cream at Walt Disney World’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts Now Open After Refurbishment

The Kitchen Sink. A classic old jukebox. That relaxed seaside menu of comfort foods. Beaches & Cream Soda Shop is a beloved Walt Disney World dining establishment which, for the past few months, has been closed for a lengthy refurbishment.

Beaches & Cream

But now, we’re happy to report, the restaurant is open — in more ways than one. For starters, it’s open open. You can get an ADR or walk in to try to sidle up to the bar. Or, if you’re looking for some quick eats, you can even order To-Go items like milkshakes, ice cream by the scoop, and the Mickey Kitchen Sink.

Beaches & Cream To-Go
Beaches & Cream To-Go

But it’s also had a bit of an expansion, so it’s more open in terms of space than ever before!

Beaches & Cream Decor

Some of the original charm remains; the dominant colors are still creamy white and pastel teal, yellow, and pink.

Beaches & Cream

But there are few slightly more chic (and perhaps more out-of-place) details, too. The tile floor, for example, would look a lot more at home in Coronado Springs’ Gran Destino Tower or even the newly-open Riviera Resort.

Beaches & Cream

And the globe lights, which embrace the shape of the quintessential beach ball, are beautiful but not as Beaches & Cream as one might expect.

Beaches & Cream

Still, we’re not complaining about that dining room having a ton more space! In the past, it was a real challenge to get an Advance Dining Reservation for Beaches & Cream, and while that’s still likely to be the case, at least now the seating can accommodate more diners overall.

Beaches & Cream

The menu is still packed with comfort food, but there are a few new items and plant-based items that broaden the offerings a smidge.

Beaches & Cream Menu
Beaches & Cream Menu

There are plant-based Chili and Cheese Tots which are a good approximation of the Sock Hop Tots.

Plant-Based Chili and Cheese Tots

The Sock Hop Tots are a take on the restaurant’s old Sock Hop Fries offering and are covered in gooey cheese sauce.

Sock Hop Tots

The menu also offers a healthier-for-you Salmon Sandwich, too. This could be a good option for those looking not to indulge in a burger or grilled cheese.

Salmon Sandwich

Another change at Beaches & Cream: beer on draft! This is a local offering from the Gainsville area. It’s a Wakulla Hefeweizen.

Draft Beer

Of course, what’s a soda shop without some ice cream? Thankfully the favorites are still here: the Classic Banana Split, the No Way Jose, and plenty of other options.

Beaches & Cream Menu

Beaches & Cream has also offered loaded shakes for a while, and now they’ve added a fourth! The Storm Along Shake is a cotton candy shake topped with a “lifesaver” donut. It comes in a souvenir cup just like the other three Specialty Shakes.

Beaches & Cream Menu

Also note: the Kitchen Sink is still very much on the menu!

And no matter what you order or how they’ve altered the atmosphere, we can all rest easy in our poodle skirts and slicked-back hair because the jukebox is still present in its neon glory!

Juke Box

So beat feet and make your way to Beaches & Cream to check out the refurbishment for yourself!

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Sarah is a former high school English teacher, mom of three, and a (nearly) life-long writer. She's worked with since 2018 and loves sharing the Disney magic with readers.

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2 Replies to “Beaches and Cream at Walt Disney World’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts Now Open After Refurbishment”

  1. Is the souvenir mini Kitchen sink only available at the to go counter? I would like to go for the the mini souvenir cups and have already booked ADR