Whether it’s ride openings, new entertainment options, or fan-favorite offerings reopening around the parks and resorts, Disney World is certainly not the same as it was a few years ago. But some of the biggest changes to the resort have come in the realm of dining. Today, we’re discussing everything you need to know about eating on your next Disney trip!
One of the biggest new additions to EPCOT is Space 220, the restaurant that takes guests 220 miles above the Earth’s surface to dine with panoramic views of “outer space.” This new spot opened officially on September 20th, and it has been incredibly popular, with reservations filling up in minutes and long lines during the first week of operation.
Here, you’ll find a classy menu with prix fixe meals for both lunch and dinner. Lunch is $55 per adult and dinner is $79, not including tax and tip, so you’ll want to budget in advance for this one. If you don’t have a reservation or you don’t want to pay the hefty price, then you can choose to visit the lounge, where you can order small plates and some unique beverages. Just make sure to stop by the restaurant early in the day to put your name on the list!
But above all, the coolest thing here is the atmosphere! The windows offer an amazing view of Earth, as well as some astronauts going about their daily activities. You’ll notice fun details around the restaurant that really help sell that galactic setting — it’s a true one-of-a-kind experience!
La Crêperie de Paris
Looking for something in EPCOT that’s a little less over-the-top and a little cozier? Well, look no further than La Crêperie de Paris, the new addition to the France Pavilion! It’s a part of the new expansion with Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure.
At this time, La Crêperie doesn’t offer dining reservations, it’s simply first-come, first-serve, so you’ll want to arrive early. If the table service dining fills up, you can always stop at the walk-up window outside and order a variety of treats to-go! Just note that the menus are slightly different at the two versions of the restaurant.
In this relaxing sit-down dining spot themed to the Brittany region of France, you’ll find a menu filled with sweet crêpes and savory galettes, each with its own unique combination of flavors. If you want a little extra food, you can even try out the Prix Fixe menu, offering one crêpe and one galette, plus a soup or salad and a beverage for $33. That’s a great deal!
Roundup Rodeo BBQ
One restaurant that we’re not-so-patiently waiting for is Roundup Rodeo BBQ, coming soon to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This new spot will be located in Toy Story Land and serve (you guessed it!) barbecue.
It’ll be the land’s first table service restaurant, but other than that and some concept art, Disney hasn’t revealed too many details yet. Originally, the restaurant was set to open in 2020, but it looks like the pandemic put this project on hold for a bit.
Salt & Straw
Salt & Straw Ice Cream has been a staple of Downtown Disney at Disneyland Resort for a while, but back in June, they announced that they’d be opening a new location at Disney World! The new spot will be in Disney Springs, though an exact location hasn’t been shared yet.
Salt & Straw’s Disney Springs store will open in 2022 and bring some of the flavors that fans know and love, including Honey Lavender and Chocolate Gooey Brownie. You’ll also be able to find Florida-specific flavors, like The Salty Donut Guava & Cheese and Panther Coffee Chocolate Tres Leches. We can’t wait to check it out!
Recently, Disney announced that The Wave…of American Flavors at Disney’s Contemporary Resort would be transformed into a new restaurant for the 50th Anniversary, and thus Steakhouse 71 was born! The new spot features a classic family steakhouse vibe and different menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Here you can dine on everything from steak (no surprise there) to burgers to multi-layered chocolate cake. The prices are definitely on the more affordable side for a sit-down meal if you visit at lunch or breakfast, so we can see this becoming a popular choice for families visiting Disney World. Cheers to 50 years and the new restaurant!
New Fireworks Parties
And finally, some new dining options are available for those who want to watch Disney World fireworks in style! Three fireworks dessert parties are available at Magic Kingdom: the Disney Enchantment Pre-Party, After Party, and Treats & Seats party.
All three parties will offer sweet desserts and adult beverages at the Tomorrowland Terrace, but those who book the Disney Enchantment Treats & Seats will be able to sit at the terrace during the show. That party is $119 per adult and $69 per child, while the other two options are $99 per adult and $59 per child.
But that’s not all! There’s also a special dining experience at California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Here, guests can pay $129 per person to experience Celebration at the Top: 50th Flavors & Fireworks. The party includes multiple courses of sushi, small bites, favorite dishes from the California Grill menu, desserts, and more. Guests 21 and older can also order drinks from the complimentary bar.
When it’s time for the fireworks, guests will head out to the private viewing deck for Disney Enchantment, with spectacular views of Magic Kingdom and the show. After the show, you’ll end the night with a spread of petit four desserts, cordials, and coffee. No matter which fireworks experience you choose, you’ll have great views and delicious eats!
So, as you can see, Disney World is offering a lot of new dining options for guests right now! There are so many things to see, taste, and experience, so you’ll want to keep following along with AllEars to know about all of them!
Which of these dining offerings would you most like to experience? Let us know in the comments!
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