Restaurant Menu Changes Hit Disney World This Week

It’s been a great week in Disney World — for FOOD! That’s because the EPCOT Festival of the Arts has started, and we made our way around the festival trying out EVERYTHING.

Almond Frangipane Cake layered with raspberry jam and Belgian chocolate

We also grabbed the new Pistachio drink at Starbucks and noticed that Spice Road Table in EPCOT’s Morocco Pavilion is now accepting advance dining reservations. We also kept an eye out for menu changes at Disney World restaurants, so let’s take a look at those!

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Tusker House Restaurant

There have been some updates to the wine menu at Tusker House:

  • ADDED: Indaba Chardonnay, Western Cape for $42 per bottle and $11 per glass
  • ADDED: Painted Wolf Chenin Blanc, South Africa for $42 per bottle and $11 per glass

Tusker House

These are the only changes we saw here!

Read a review of Tusker House

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Gasparilla Island Grill

A dessert has been added to the menu at Gasparilla Island Grill. Interestingly enough, it’s listed as “Assorted Fountain Beverage,” which may be a typo, but the dessert is a Vanilla Tart Shell filled with Coconut Custard and topped with Whipped Cream and Toasted Coconut for $5.49.

Gasparilla Island Grill

It’s even currently listed that way on Mobile Order! It certainly doesn’t sound like a beverage… .

Here’s a recent review of Gasparilla Island Grill!

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge


The Single Malts and Liqueurs menu at Jiko has seen some changes:

  • ADDED: Riebeek Cellars Cape Ruby 2-oz Pour for  $12.00
  • KWV Van der Hum Tangerine Liqueur 2-oz Pour increased from $12 to $12.50
  • Oban 14 yr Western Highlands 2-oz Pour increased from $23 to $23.50
  • Lagavulin 16 yr Islay 2-oz Pour increased from $22 to $22.50
  • Laphroaig 10 yr Islay 2-oz Pour  increased from $17 to $17.50
  • Glenfiddich 12 yr Speyside 2-oz Pour increased from $16 to $16.50
  • Amarula 2-oz Pour increased from $12.50 to $15
  • The Macallan 12 yr Speyside 2-oz Pour increased from $18 to $8.50


A new Dessert Wine has also been added: Paul Cluver Elgin Late Harvest, South Africa  for $55 per bottle and $14 per glass.

Here’s our most recent review

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort

Backstretch Pool Bar

Here’s what’s changed on the menu at Backstretch Pool Bar:

  • New York-style Hot Dog decreased from $9.79 to $9.49
  • REMOVED: Cheese Pizza
  • ADDED: Mango Rum-barbecued Pulled Pork Sandwich — with Creamy Coleslaw on a Kaiser Roll served with choice of Chips for $10.79
  • ADDED: Italian Sub Sandwich  — Sliced Ham, Salami, Mortadella with Pistachios, Provolone, Lettuce, Tomato, and Pepperoncini served with Red Wine Vinaigrette and choice of Chips for $11.29

Backstretch Pool Bar

  • ADDED: Saratoga Salad with Grilled Chicken — Chilled Chicken Breast, Mixed Field Greens, Dried Blueberries and Cranberries, Apples, Spiced Walnuts, Crispy Ciabatta Croutons, and Lemon-Poppy Seed Dressing for $12.99
  • REMOVED: Watermelon-Cucumber Salad
  • ADDED: Macaroni & Cheese for $4.49
  • REMOVED: All Wines

Read a review!

If you have your heart set on a specific menu item at a Disney World restaurant, be sure to check the menu on the Disney World website or My Disney Experience app — menus change often! We’ll also keep you updated on any menu changes we spot!

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