Though it may not initially seem like it, Walt Disney World has truly come into its 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 Walt Disney World parks and resorts, there are some big changes taking effect right now and very soon that you should know about.
For March's dining update we get our first glance at some confirmed new menu items headed for the newest restaurant coming to Disney's Animal Kingdom later this year, plus a few limited-time dining tests are happening at various locations around the resort. This month, we also take a look at a big new rumor that, if true, could change how guests plan their meals at Walt Disney World forever.
1. Turkey legs removed from Disney's Animal Kingdom menu
Earlier this month it was confirmed that the iconic Turkey Leg snack was discontinued at Disney’s Animal Kingdom (this snack was previously only on the menu at Flame Tree Barbecue). Sadly, this is the third removal of an iconic snack from this park, as churros and jalapeno pretzels were also discontinued back in February as well. However, the good news here is that all of these yummy items are all still available at Epcot, the Magic Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
2. Diamond Horseshoe begins limited time table service test
In just a few days the Diamond Horseshoe will have daily service for the first time in many years thanks to a limited-time test. During this trial, the restaurant will be serving a three course meal on a fixed price menu that will cost $33 plus tax for adults, and $19 plus tax for ages 3-9 (with regular drinks included). Guests can stop in to this dining location for either lunch or dinner, which will both feature the exact same menu items, which you can peruse here.
However, be aware that if you are looking to check out this new dining experience at the Magic Kingdom, you will only have until May 30th, as that is when this limited-time test is currently scheduled to end (though if table service at the Diamond Horseshoe proves to be a hit, we wouldn't be surprised to see it extended). Though walk-ups will likely be available at some point during the day, reservations are still recommended for this limited-time experience, and can now be made through the Walt Disney World website.
3. Tiffins confirms several menu items
The Orlando Sentinel got an advance tasting of several items that will be on the menu at Tiffins, the newest restaurant still under construction at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Though the full menu is still shrouded in secrecy, here are the items that were confirmed in the advance review:
- Black-eyed pea fritters with roasted sweet peppers, yogurt, zhough and peppadew puree
- Sustainable seasonal fish crudo with roasted corn salsa, lime and smoked sea salt
- Honey-glazed coriander spiced pork ribs