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 you should know about.
For February's dining update, the Disney Dining Plan gets a technical upgrade, a luxurious resort offering is discontinued, plus a snack stop at Disney's Hollywood Studios is rumored to be on the chopping block.
1. Disney Dining Plan credits now compatible with mobile order
After debuting last spring, the mobile order feature inside My Disney Experience (which allows guests to order food from their smartphone in advance and pick it up on their schedule without waiting in line) spead quickly through Walt Disney World, and is now offered at 23 locations throughout the theme parks and Disney Springs. However, the one shortcoming of this system was that it was not compatible with Disney Dining Plan, and required credit card payment.
However, effective today, guests using the Disney Dining Plan can now use credits to pay for meals, snacks, and beverages inside the Mobile Order area of the My Disney Experience app. This change is in effect at all dining locations that use this service.
2. Fantasy Fare Food Truck moves at Disney Springs, changes menu, and begins serving Dockside Margaritas
The Fantasy Fare food truck at Disney Springs moved out of the Food Truck Park and is now posted in the Marketplace section of the shopping district near Basin and World of Disney. In addition to its new location, this food truck also has a new menu, which includes the following new additions:
- Picadillo Beef Empanadas: hand stuffed ground beef in fried, crispy pastry dough, topped with fresh salsa, sour cream, and guacamole
- Ceviche tacos: Peruvian style shrimp and tilapia ceviche, topped queso fresco, red cabbage and lime sour crème
- Chicken Taquitos: Adobe braised chicken in a fried corn tortilla tossed in tomatillo sauce, topped with queso fresco and pico de gallo
- Mexican Meatballs Sliders: A blend of chorizo and beef meatballs, tossed in a sofrito sauce and topped with Oaxaca cheese and pico de gallo
Beyond the new location and refreshed menu, it was also announced that this food truck will begin running food to Guests visiting Dockside Margaritas, in addition to serving walk-up guests, making this location more of a quick service eatery than a simple beverage and snack stop.