What’s New at the Disney World Hotels: 18 Eats and Drinks You’ve NEVER Tried Before

Staying at one of the Disney World hotels provides a few valuable perks to a Disney vacation. You have access to free transportation to and from the parks, you can take advantage of Early Theme Park Entry, and there are often fun Disney-themed activities going on around the hotels.

Disney’s Riviera Resort

If you’re planning to stay at one of the themed resorts on Disney World property, you might want to know about some new things that have recently arrived or changed! Come along with us to check out lots of new eats, some Disney souvenirs, and a few construction updates.

Let’s start out with the food updates — get ready, because there are a LOT of new snacks and drinks!

Disney’s Riviera Resort Food Updates

Bar Riva

Bar Riva at Disney’s Riviera Resort has several new eats available. We tried the Burrata Salad which has heirloom tomatoes, fresh pesto, and focaccia bread for $15.99.

Burrata Salad

There was also a Salmon with Orzo dish, made with seared salmon with Pomodroccio tapenade and lemon orzo for $20.99.

Salmon with Orzo

The Mushroom Arancini is made with risotto, mushroom, cheese, and truffle, served with a house-made marinara. This one was $12.99.

Mushroom Arancini

And we also had Molten Chocolate Cake for $7.29. It’s a warm chocolate cake with a molten center, topped with raspberry sauce and fresh raspberries.

Molten Chocolate Cake

Finally, we’ve got the Riviera Signature CookieYou’ll actually find this treat next door at Primo Piatto for $3.79, but we asked our server about it and they brought one to our table at Bar Riva, adding it to the tab for our meal.

You’ll have to try it on your next visit!

You can head in now and try out all of these eats!

Want to learn more about these eats? See our full review HERE.

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter Food Updates

Scat Cat’s Club – Lounge

At Scat Cat’s Club Lounge, there were some new plant-based items on the menu! The Sassy Sassagoula Sliders for $12 feature three sliders with three distinct flavor profiles: spicy, sweet, and savory — the three “S’s,” if you will.

Sassy Sassagoula Sliders

Our favorite was the savory slider! It has a lot of garlicky salty flavor that nearly brought tears of joy to our eyes, and it almost reminded us of a McDonald’s Big Mac.


We also tried some Plant-Based Beignets, which we thought were pillowy, sweet, and delicious.

Plant-based beignets

It’s great to have some plant-based items available at this lounge!

Check out our full review of the plant-based sliders and beignets here!

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn Food Updates

Belle Vue Lounge

Looking for some new cocktails to try out? Head to Belle Vue Lounge at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn. This spot has 3 new drinks on the menu right now. The Orange Blossom Manhattan is made with Knob Creek Disney Single Barrel Bourbon, Cointreau Noir, orange blossom honey, and orange blossom bitters for $16.50.

Orange Blossom Manhattan

Next up is the non-alcoholic Agave Garden, made with Lyer’s Agave Reserva Spirit (non-alcoholic), cold-pressed lime juice, passionfruit papaya green tea, and cucumber for $11.

Agave Garden

And finally, there’s a cocktail more on the dessert side of things — the Cold Brew Martini. This is SelvaRey Chocolate Run, Tia Maria Liqueur, and Joffrey’s Cold Brew for $15.50.

Cold Brew Martini

Overall, we’d call these drinks a bit strange (for the Manhattan), very sour (for the Agave Garden), and luxuriously sweet (for the Martini!).

Read our full review of the new cocktails here!

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Food Updates

Roaring Fork

Our last stop for new eats is Roaring Fork, a counter service restaurant at the Wilderness Lodge. For breakfast, you can find some sweet or savory options. The Meat and Potatoes Quiche is $8.99 and is made with broccoli, potatoes, bacon, ham, and gouda cheese. It comes with a side of potatoes, peppers, and onions.

Meat and Potatoes Quiche

Next, we got the Grizzly Bear Claw for $9.99. This is served warm and has mixed nuts and raisin filling. As you can see, this bear claw is HUGE! It’s literally about 9 inches across, which is very impressive.

Bear Claw

Finally, we tried the Blueberry Cinnamon Roll for $8.99.

Blueberry Cinnamon Roll

This has fresh blueberries and blueberry cream cheese frosting.

Check out our full review of the new breakfast items here.

We came back later for lunch to try out even more new items! We started things off with the Asian Style Noodle Salad. This is made with Tofu, Crispy Rice Noodles, and Fried Wonton Strips. It’s priced at $12.99. 

Asian-Style Noodle Salad

Then it was time for some comfort food with the Country-Style Baked Meatloaf. This is served with Buttery Green Peas, Chunky Mashed Potatoes, and Gravy. It’s priced at $14.99. 

Meatloaf: Yay or Nay?

We also decided to try the Barbecued Brisket and Burnt Ends, which is served with Potato Hash, and Fiery Coleslaw. It’s priced at $18.99.

Brisket and Burnt Ends

Then we moved on to dessert with the Humphery Bee Hive Cake. It’s made of a Chocolate Cake with Passion Fruit Mousse, Sugar Bees, and a White Chocolate Humphrey. You can pick it up for $7.99. 

Humphrey Bee Hive

Another dessert we tried was the Almond-Walnut Bundt Cake. This is priced at $6.29 and features a Coffee Glaze and Cream Cheese Icing. 

Almond Walnut Bundt Cake

Finally, we ended this dessert extravaganza with a snack that might just win in the style department — the Bear Mousse Cake!

Bear Mousse Cake

This is priced at $7.99 and features Raspberry Mousse, Almond Cake, and Dark Chocolate Ganache. 

See our full review of the new eats at Roaring Fork here.

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn Construction Update

Belle Vue Lounge

The Belle Vue Lounge didn’t just get new drinks — it also got a decor makeover! There are new couches and chairs here, so you can check out the refresh when you visit.

A new look!

The style went from plaids and paisleys to a brighter blue theme with some light brown accent chairs.

See more pictures of the new furniture here!

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort Construction Update

If you visit the Grand Floridian Resort, you can check out a beautifully spooky Haunted Mansion display that has been set up in the lobby for the Halloween season! The last time we saw this display, it was finally completed.

Haunted Mansion Display

And the best part of this display? It’s made entirely of CHOCOLATE!

Check out a new walkway between this hotel and Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.

Disney’s Contemporary Resort Merchandise Updates

Bayview Gifts

We saw a few new items at this gift shop. There was a Disney Vacation Club Loungefly backpack for $80, which was only available to DVC members.

DVC Loungefly

You could also get a holiday Spirit Jersey sweater, but it’ll set you back a whopping $99.99!

Holiday Spirit Jersey

There was a fleece Walt Disney World tracksuit here as well. The top was $69.99

Fleece tracksuit

…and the pants were $54.99.


Finally, there were some cozy Mickey and Minnie slippers available.


These were $29.99.

Contemporary Lobby

Over in the lobby, you can buy a dog tag from the tag etching machine.

New dog tag

There were several new designs when we stopped by, all having a seventies-style contemporary theme.

Shop for more Disney Loungefly backpacks here!

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort Merchandise Updates

Basin White

You can find all kinds of bath bombs here, but when we stopped by, this new Candy Corn Bath Shimmer caught our eye!

Candy Corn Bath Shimmer

It’s available now for $9.99, but it will likely only be around for the Halloween season.

Looking for Halloween merch? Check out these costumes on Amazon!

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Merchandise Updates

Wilderness Lodge Mercantile

Rounding out our shopping spree, we found a Disney Vacation Club Corkcicle mug for $29.99

DVC Corkcicle

a DVC tumbler for $29.99

DVC Tumbler

…and, finally, a red DVC Spirit Jersey!

DVC Spirit Jersey

You will need to show proof of your DVC membership to purchase these items.

Click here to see more NEW Disney merchandise (that you can get online!).

We saw a lot of new snacks today, but there are SO many great eats at Disney World! How do you choose (we don’t want to choose but will blow our budget on Day 1 otherwise)? We’ve got you covered! We have reviewed nearly EVERY snack available at Disney World, and we’ve written a series of DFB Guides about them!

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