What to look forward to at the Beaches & Cream Reopen!

Source: Disney Parks Blog

Hooray! The beloved restaurant, Beaches and Cream, located right next to Stormalong Bay at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort, is due to reopen December 26th and will resume serving lunch and dinner.

If you haven’t heard of the restaurant, then perhaps you’ve heard of the infamous Kitchen Sink dessert- it serves four, but many have tried to brave this solo! Lights and sirens sound as your cast member brings out a miniature (but not so small) Mickey sink bowl with scoops of Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Cookies and Cream, and Mint Chocolate Chips smothered in every topping in the house. In addition to the sundaes and elaborate milk shakes, you’ll find nostalgic diner food off the grill. With the reopening, we are looking forward to many enhancements to this menu making it more versatile and allowing for everyone to get in on the fun with more plant-based offerings and allergy-friendly foods.

Source: Disney Parks Blog

The restaurant temporarily closed to undergo refurbishment and will reportedly offer more space and an improved layout to enhance the guest experience. While the décor received a bit of a glow up too, it will stay true to the traditional soda shop scene with a beach side theme to go along with the resort’s ambiance. Similar to the previous lay out, there is table and counter seating available.

According to the Disney Parks Blog, new menu items have been added – appealing to vegetarians, vegans and those avoiding egg and dairy. Check out the descriptions below! Note: More Allergy-friendly options may be available upon request, so always speak with a cast member about your special diet needs.

Source: Disney Parks Blog

Seared Salmon Filet Sandwich served with bacon aïoli, lettuce, and tomato on a house-baked multi-grain bun. Tip: Swap aioli for regular mayo to make this dish vegetarian.

French Dip Sandwich topped with crispy fried onions and swiss cheese and served on a toasted French roll.

Sock Hop Tots topped with cheese sauce and green onions.

Plant-based loaded tots with plant-based chili, cheddar cheese, sour cream, and green onions.

Plant-Based Burger featuring a plant-based patty with plant-based mayonnaise and caramelized balsamic onion jam on a house-baked multi-grain bun.

Cookie Fries with marshmallow cream, chocolate, caramel, and strawberry dipping sauces. This is plant-based!

Source: Disney Parks Blog

Adults will still find their soda shop favorites like burgers and fries, chili, patty melts, turkey clubs, old-fashioned sundaes, banana splits, country-fried steak and grilled cheese. Kids can choose from these or healthier options listed below.

Kid’s Mickey Check Meals

Grilled Chicken Sandwich served with a side of Applesauce and Strawberry Yogurt topped with fresh Berries. Choice of Small Lowfat Milk or Small Dasani® Water.

Turkey Sandwich served with Carrots and Strawberry Yogurt topped with Fresh Berries. Choice of Small Lowfat Milk or Small Dasani® Water.

Original Menu at Beaches & Cream Soda

If you’re looking to lighten up some favorites from the menu, try the grilled chicken ranch sandwich or turkey club minus the bacon on a multigrain bun. Ask to sub fries for a side salad or split your dish with someone else at your table. Trust me, you’ll definitely want to leave room for dessert!

It’s not too late to book your next trip! Contact a travel agent for availability and to help get you sought-after dining reservations like Beaches and Cream!


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Jamie Lee McIntyre MS RDN CD-N is a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist and the Food and Nutrition contributor to The Kingdom Insider. She has BS in Dietetics, a minor in Psychology, and a MS in Nutrition Sciences. With over 11 years of nutrition and dietetic experience, Jamie Lee has helped clients manage and prevent chronic disease, control weight, cope with food allergies, and reach optimal wellness at various stages throughout the life cycle. Combining her passion for helping people through nutrition and her love of Disney, Jamie Lee visits the parks with her client base in mind and prioritizes staying up to date on the food trends, allergy-friendly offerings, dining plan options, plant-based menus and Mickey Check program throughout Walt Disney World. She believes the key to a great vacation is keeping a balance of indulgence and healthy eating, and that the Disney dining experience should be a fun and satisfying one for all guests! Jamie Lee is a Run Disney veteran and avid runner. Having grown up Disney, Jamie Lee is now continuing the cycle of creating magical memories with her husband and two small children through frequent trips to Disney Parks and Resorts!


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