Walt Disney World foodies, rejoice! A few of our favorite dining locations will once again be opening their doors to visitors!
The first stop on today’s dining news will be Citricos at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Citricos, located on the second floor of the main building, has been reimagined to pay tribute to “the whimsy and elegance” of Mary Poppins Returns. Guests will see slight touches to the film throughout the restaurant, which will evoke a “fanciful garden setting.”
A new menu has been crafted by Chef Andres Mendoza, and will feature dishes such a Sweet Corn Bisque, Strawberry Salad with chamomile-infused goat cheese, and butter poached Florida Cobia with mashed fingerling potatoes. Have a sweet tooth? Pastry Chef Kristine Farmer has something to meet your needs. From a Warm Apple Rose to a decadent Chocolate Torte, there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy.
A new wine and cocktail program, created by Sommelier Israel Perez, will be available for those who might enjoy “an elevated food and wine experience.” Citricos will reopen on July 15th, and reservations will open on July 1st.
At Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, Trail’s End Restaurant will reopen on July 17th. The former buffet-style restaurant will now transition to offering family-style skillets for both breakfast and dinner. Breakfast will begin with a pastry basket and berry granola yogurt parfait to be shared by the table and followed by a skillet featuring smoked brisket, eggs, sausage, bacon, and cheesy potato casserole. And never fear: the beloved Mickey waffles will still be available!
The Trail’s End dinner selection will feature hushpuppies, skillet cornbread and a chopped garden salad for the table. A smokehouse-inspired dinner skillet will feature pecan smoked brisket, andouille sausage, rotisserie chicken, fingerling potatoes, buttered corn on the cob, and green beans. Pork spare ribs, cornbread-crusted salmon, and peel and eat shrimp will be offered as add-ons to the dinner selections.
Guests well be able to enjoy the Covered Wagon Sundae for dessert. Brownies? Yep, the sundae’s got ’em. Cookies and chocolate-covered bacon, too? You betcha’!
Casey’s Corner on Main Street, U.S.A. in the Magic Kingdom will reopen to park guests on June 30th. You’ll find Casey’s Chili-Cheese All-Beef hot dogs on the menu, and, of course, those amazing little Corn Dog Nuggets. The plant-based Loaded Slaw Dog will return, and the Frozen Mint Julep Lemonade will be featured as well.
Also re-opening in the Magic Kingdom will be the fan-favorite Plaza Ice Cream Parlor. Guests will be able to once again enjoy hand-dipped ice cream in the middle of the Magic beginning July 7th. Barq’s Root Beer Floats and Coca-Cola Floats will again be offered when the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor reopens.
Eight Spoon Café in Disney’s Animal Kingdom has recently reopened, and is once again offering the Pulled Pork Jelly Donut Sandwich. Dino Diner, also found in Animal Kingdom, will reopen on Sunday, July 4th.
Last, but certainly not least, beginning June 30th, Centertown Market at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and Gasparilla Island Grill at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa will offer the Disney Family Night Dinner. This takeout family-style meal includes everything from soup to nuts, and will serve 3 to 4 people. The Disney Family Night Dinner will be available from 5-10pm via the Mobile Order function in the My Disney Experience app. The details regarding the two meal bundles are below.
- Roasted Jamaican-style Chicken
- Fried Yucca
- Cilantro Rice
- Seasonal Vegetables
- Caribbean Pull-apart Rolls with Onion Jam and Guava Butter
- Decorate-your-own Mickey and Minnie Cookies
- Garden Salad – Tomato, cucumber, carrots, and a duo of dressings
- Savory Lasagna – Three cheese lasagna with tomato sauce
- Two Mickey-shaped Cheese or Pepperoni Pizzas
- Minnie Cheesecake with strawberry sauce, whipped cream, and fresh berries
Which dining experience are you looking forward to most? Please let me know in the comments section below!