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 this month's second Walt Disney World dining update, we take a look at some menu changes happening at popular eateries at Disney's Hollywood Studios as well as the Magic Kingdom, plus an exciting new addition coming next year to Disney Springs. However, first we have some sad news for fans of an iconic snack at Disney's Hollywood Studios...
1. Turkey Legs completely removed from Disney's Hollywood Studios
It was only a few months ago that we reported that Turkey Legs were no longer being sold at Disney's Animal Kingdom, and unfortunately it looks like we've got some more bad news for fans of this iconic Disney snack item: beginning August 2, they will no longer be available at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. In addition, the former Toluca Legs Turkey Co. on Sunset Boulevard will soon become Sunshine Day Café, and will begin serving an all-new menu next month inspired by a day at the market.
Though turkey legs are still going to be available at Epcot and the Magic Kingdom, considering this snack item's removal from two Walt Disney World parks, we wouldn't be surprised if the war on this snack spreads in the coming months. While we don't know why this is happening, it looks like this iconic snack's days could be numbered around the resort.
2. Fairfax Faire to get new menu items starting next month
Elsewhere on Sunset Boulevard at Disney's Hollywood Studios, it looks like another quick service restaurant will be getting a bit of a menu refresh. Starting on August 2nd, guests who stop by Fairfax Faire will notice some new menu items inspired by fresh selections that can be found at a traditional farmer’s market. Among the new choices will be gourmet baked potatoes like the One Pound Baked Potato with tri-tip beef, gravy and, cheddar and the Loaded Fairfax Potato with sour cream, cheddar, and bacon.
3. Skipper Canteen gets minimal menu refresh
And speaking of menu changes, the Skipper Canteen restaurant at the Magic Kingdom has gotten a bit of a menu refresh as well, but in a surprising twist, the changes were not as dramatic as many had feared (some have said that this restaurant's menu is simply too adventurous for the average Magic Kingdom guest). Though a few menu items were removed (including Skip's Mac 'n Cheese and the Sustainable Fish Collar appetizer) some interesting new menu items have been added, including the following:
Shiriki Noodle Salad - Rice noodles, edamame beans, mushrooms, green mango, and cucumber tossed with a sweet chili sauce
Whole-Fried Fish - Served with jasmine rice and grilled scallions and soy-ginger vinaigrette
Skip’s Beefy Baked Pasta - Egyptian-inspired dish of spiced braised beef, pasta, and Béchamel sauce served with seasonal vegetables