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4 MORE Dining Changes at Disney Parks ALL Guests Should Be Aware Of (October 2019)


Though it may not initially seem like it, Disney parks have truly come into their own in recent years as a real food lover’s paradise. If you count yourself as one of the many who love eating their way around the Disney  parks and resorts, there are some big changes taking effect right now you should know about.

For October’s second dining update (you can read the first one here), Disney’s Hollywood Studios quickly removes an unpopular dining change from Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Epcot debuts a new custom drink location, mobile order hits more restaurants, plus Disney shuts down its phone reservation system.   

1. Disney reverses theming change at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

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Late last week quick service eatery Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo updated its menu to feature more straightforward food names, removing all of the Star Wars theming from the menu. So, instead of wondering what Braised Shaak Roast, Smoked Kaadu Ribs or Roasted Endorian Tip-Yip Salad are, guests will now simply order Beef Pot Roast, Smoked Pork Ribs or a Roasted Chicken Salad. 

However, this change was met with a LOT of criticism online, with many saying changes like this don’t work with the overall theme of this immersive new land. However, it looks like Disney has reversed this controversial decision, and as of this week, the “in-universe” dish names are back on the menu! 

2. Mobile Order expands at Disney Resort Hotels

Capt. Cooks

Though Mobile Order was rolled out at all Walt Disney World theme parks almost simultaneously over a year ago, this service has been a bit slower to come to Disney’s resort hotel. However, as of this week. this service has rolled out at several additional Walt Disney World resort eateries, including the following:

  • Capt. Cook’s at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
  • The Artist’s Palette at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort
  • Landscape of Flavors at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
  • Riverside Mill Food Court at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort
  • Gasparilla Island Grill at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort 

3. My Disney Experience becomes preferred method of booking restaurant reservations

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Though dining reservations have been a part of My Disney Experience since the very beginning, guests have always had the option to either book digitally or via phone. However, it looks like Disney is winding down dining reservations made via the Disney Reservation Center, and will be encouraging guests to make their reservations online using either Disney’s website or the My Disney Experience app. 

4. Cool Wash reopens with customizable slushies at Epcot

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Just in time for cooler temperatures (?) Epcot’s Cool Wash location (next to Test Track)  has reopened with a new menu featuring customizable slushies. Guests can create their own blend from six frozen carbonated beverages, including Coke, Fanta Cherry, Fanta Orange, Fanta Banana, Fanta Watermelon and Blue Raspberry, and then top their slushy with candy pebbles, popping pearls, jelly drops, or popping candy. Those over 21 can also enjoy a Coca-Cola Orange Vanilla with gin in a souvenir cup.