Foodies coming to Walt Disney World can try their favorite restaurants that have changed menus and reopened.
Reopening of restaurants
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
Enjoy a royal feast of Norwegian cuisine when this restaurant in EPCOT’s Norway Pavilion reopens on November 4, 2022.
This family-style dining experience includes traditional shortcakes featuring Norwegian meatballs, or the Killing Og Melborer featuring Norwegian chicken and dumplings. For more classic American fare, mashed potatoes and gravy, grilled salmon, and mac & cheese are also available.
Storybook Dining featuring Disney Princesses will also return.
Bookings will open on October 24, 2022. Park reservation and same-day valid entry required.
This restaurant at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort will soon return from a recent renovation and will reopen on November 1, 2022.
Tonga Toast and Pineapple Macadamia Nut Pancakes will continue to be on the breakfast menu, while lunch and dinner will include classics like the Big Kahuna Burger and Seafood Pupu Platter, along with a new plant-based offering, Sauteed Red Quinoa.
It is currently reserved accepted.
The menu at Disney’s Riviera Resort will be expanded with three new entrees.
- The new Burrata Salad is perfect for cheese lovers with heirloom tomatoes, fresh pesto and focaccia bread.
- Salmon with Orzo serves seared salmon with pomodoroccio tapenade and lemon orzo.
- Mushroom arancini is risotto, mushrooms, cheese and truffles served with homemade marinara.
The Molten Chocolate Cake is a new dessert of warm chocolate cake with melted center and topped with raspberry sauce and fresh raspberries.
Located at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn, the menu features three new cocktails to watch.
For those 21 and older, the holiday season favorite Orange Blossom Manhattan returns permanently, and Sparkling Hibiscus, featuring Sorel Hibiscus Liqueur and Sparkling Grapefruit, debuts.
Guests of all ages can also enjoy our Zero-Proof Agave Garden featuring Lilac Agave Reserve and Passion Fruit Green Tea.
This Beauty and the Beast-inspired lounge at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is expanding its menu with several new refreshments.
Dishes include charcuterie boards, artisan cheeses, hummus with tapenade, smoked paprika, and grilled pita bread.
There are also smoked trout and crab dips featuring salmon roe, chive oil and sesame labosh. Siberian caviar with egg yolk spread, crème fraîche, caper berries and brioche. A seasonal flatbread topped with artichokes, figs, ricotta cheese, roasted garlic and watercress.
Located at Disney’s Riviera Resort, this quick-service restaurant offers the Riviera Signature Cookie with semi-sweet chocolate chips, ground oats, California walnuts, toasted pistachios, dried cherries, and flaky sea salt.
River Roost Lounge
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Located in Riverside, listen to the comedy and musical styles of Yeher Bob, while the menu features new plant-based fare and signature cocktails.
The spinach and artichoke dip is a creamy dip served with Cajun-crusted cornbread crostini. For those 21 and over, French 75 is a fizzy drink made up of Argyle Sparkling Brut, Hendrick’s Gin, fresh lemon juice and pure cane sugar.
Scat Cat’s Club – Lounge
This guest favorite lounge at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter has added plant-based cuisine to its menu.
The Sassy Sassagoula Sliders Trio features BBQ Jackfruit with Coleslaw and Fried Pickles, Fried Green Tomatoes with Giardiniera and Pepper Jelly, and finally a “Fish” Cake with Spicy Remoulade and Arugula.
Tusker House Restaurant
The restaurant, located in Harambe Marketplace at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, will transition from a family-style to an all-you-can-eat buffet-style dining experience starting November 1, 2022 with all reservations.
It’s still character dining with Donald and his friends, but whatever you enjoy, whether it’s spit-roasted tandoori chicken, green curry shrimp, or plant-based options including cauliflower bunny chow, you’ll have more to enjoy.
Park reservation and same-day valid entry required.
Which of these announcements are you excited about? Which new dishes would you like to try? Let us know in the comments.