Disneyland, Walt Disney World Share Best Bites for December 2018

Each month the Disney Parks Blog shares their “best bites” for the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World, including new or seasonal dishes from around the theme parks and resorts. This month’s offerings range from beignet burgers to lobster to dinosaur-themed cocktails.

First, we head over to Disneyland Park, where last month the Hungry Bear Restaurant revamped their menu!


New offerings include a Honey-Spiced Chicken sandwich with lettuce and sweet & spicy spread or a Crispy Fish Sandwich with sweet & spicy slaw and lemon-citrus mayonnaise.

The burgers got an update as well and now feature a BBQ Double Cheeseburger with BBQ sauce, onion ring, and jalapeño relish, or Messy Melvin’s Vegan Specialty Burger with a vegan patty and stewed vegetables.


Next, we head over to Epcot where the Coral Reef Restaurant is now serving up a whole-stuffed Maine lobster, with crispy baby potatoes, asparagus, bérnaise, lemon, and butter.


There are several new items to be found in the restaurants at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

The Kusafiri Coffee Shop and Bakery has added some new breakfast items, including a Cheese & Guava Danish, a Pistachio Honey Croissant, a Sausage Egg & Cheese Biscuit, and a Spinach & Feta Quiche.


Harambe Market has added a Chicken Gyro served with African coleslaw, plus three new bowls. The Ribs Bowl, Chicken Bowl, and Roasted Vegetable Bowl all come with cilantro rice and green salad, plus green salsa and pico de gallo.


The new Restaurantosaurus Lounge has a great selection of snacks and specialty cocktails, plus beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages.

Try the refreshing Tequilasaurus margarita, Ferminted Fossil mojito, Carnotaurus Meteoritis bourbon sour, and the Primordial Booze, made with pomegranate, lemonade and vodka.

If you’re not in the mood for alcohol grab a Teal Rex with pineapple juice, lemon juice, lemonade, and blue raspberry syrup; a Paleontology Punch with lemonade, Sprite, cranberry juice, apple juice, pomegranate juice, and lime juice; or a Raptor Refresher with cranberry juice, orange juice, and strawberry puree.

Snacks include Sweet-and-Spicy Mixed Nuts and a Buffalo Chicken Dip with house-made chips.


There are some fun new items at the Walt Disney World Resort hotels as well, including a new menu at the Tambu Lounge in Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.

New appetizers include a Conch Ceviche served in a coconut and a Shrimp Cocktail made with fresh shrimp that have been marinated in local Florida citrus juices.

There are also some new shareable appetizers, like the Crispy Chicken Spring Roll with pickled vegetables, the Beef Carpaccio Tatiki with a spicy black pepper marinade, or the Tambu Mixed Grill Kebab with chicken, steak, shrimp and a savory peanut sauce.


Finally, we head over to Disney’s Port Orleans Resort!

At Port Orleans Riverside, Boatwright’s Dining Hall has a new Chef’s Platter that comes with endless ribs, Nashville hot chicken, barbecued beef brisket, smoked sausage, mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, street corn, and green beans.

If that’s not enough, Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory at Port Orleans French Quarter is now making a Beignet Burger. The sweet and savory treat includes a burger topped with American cheese, bacon jam, pickled onions, BBQ bayou sauce, and house made pickles, all served on a beignet bun.

The DIS Unplugged’s Ryno & Craig tried the Beignet Burger and shared their thoughts in this video:

Source: Disney Parks Blog

Tom is the host and producer of the DIS Unplugged: Disneyland Edition podcast, plus Disneyland Editor of The DIS. He enjoys traveling with his wife and teenage son. At this point, their favorite destination is Alaska, with a FIFTH cruise there planned for the Summer of 2019. In his spare time he volunteers with Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, and help found his son's former Cub Scout Pack. His favorite Disneyland attraction is Space Mountain.


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