Updated 3/15/2018: The Citrus Swirl is back on the menu at Sunshine Tree Terrace. The Orange Cream flavor remains on the menu as well.
Magic Kingdom’s Sunshine Tree Terrace recently saw some changes to one of its favorite snacks. The popular Citrus Swirl has been replaced with the Orange Swirl. The frozen treat is now blended with orange and vanilla soft-serve instead of using frozen orange juice and vanilla soft-serve.
The Orange Swirl is being described as less tart and more sweet. The cost remains the same, $4.29 for an Orange Swirl cup or $5.29, plus tax for an Orange Swirl float. Both are available as a snack credit on the Disney Dining Plan.
Sunshine Tree Terrace is located in Adventureland and serves up refreshing desserts and beverages. You can view the complete menu here.
Pixar Fest, the biggest Pixar celebration ever to come to Disney Parks, brings guests together to celebrate friendship and beyond from April 13 through Sept. 3, 2018, at the Disneyland Resort. Guests will join the fun as they experience a new nighttime spectacular, the return of two favorite parades with fresh new Pixar surprises, new décor, atmosphere entertainment, creatively themed food and beverage and exclusive event merchandise. Guests can also take advantage of special dining packages to make their experience even more amazing.
“Paint the Night” parade is coming to Disney California Adventure park for Pixar Fest starting April 13, and reservations are now open for the “Paint the Night” Parade Dining Packages.
With these packages, you can embark on a culinary adventure highlighted by one of the biggest and brightest parades in Disneyland Resort history. Start your journey with a mouthwatering feast from your choice of two popular Disney California Adventure park restaurants. Step into a Golden-Era movie palace where premier cuisine takes “centerscreen” at Carthay Circle Restaurant or experience Napa Valley’s passion for wine and fresh fare in an idyllic Mediterranean setting at Wine Country Trattoria. And at the end of your meal, you’ll receive vouchers that will give you entrance to special viewing areas where you can enjoy the spectacular sights of “Paint the Night” parade as it makes its way through the park.
At Wine Country Trattoria, prepare to be transported to the heart of Napa Valley as you savor a three-course culinary experience with flavors of California and the Mediterranean. Start of the evening with Italian Insalata with pepperocinis, Kalamata olives, Roma tomatoes, cucumbers, shaved parmesan and a red wine vinaigrette or the Chef’s Soup Selection – Italian Wedding Soup. Then enjoy the main course with selections such as Spaghetti Aglio e Olio with seasonal vegetables, arugula, tomatoes, garlic, chili flakes, Tuscan Salad, Linguine alle Vongole or Fettuccine Shrimp Alfredo. And finally, top off the meal with a decadent dessert of either Trattoria Tiramisù or Chocolate Panna Cotta!
At Carthay Circle Restaurant, dine in style with a four-course meal as you take in the elegance and glamour of Hollywood’s Golden Age. For the first course, experience a delicious Crab Custard with chilled asparagus, and then move to the second course with a savory Soup of Roasted Parsnip accented with Winter Pears, Dried Cranberries and Rosemary Ham. For the main course – choose between the Sustainable Fish of the Day with Spanish chorizo, Bay shrimp and red bell pepper romesco, or Stone Creek Prime New York Steak with winter root whipped potatoes and Cabernet Essence. And finally – for dessert you can enjoy the sweet Painter’s Palette!
Ignite the night with tasty treats, libations, reserved viewing and a serving of Disney magic with the Sonoma Terrace “Paint the Night” Parade Reception. If you’re looking to end your night on a deliciously dazzling note, then this unforgettable evening is for you! This dining experience welcomes kids of all ages to experience “Paint the Night” parade from reserved seating in the beautiful Sonoma Terrace. At the event, you can help yourself to charcuterie and desserts served with wine, beer and other non-alcoholic beverages. You’ll even receive a box of tasty truffles to enjoy later!
Pixar Play Parade Dining Package
In Disneyland park, experience Pixar Fest by dining at Plaza Inn before enjoying Pixar Play Parade, debuting April 13. Here you can savor a delicious picnic-inspired meal with a chicken breast and leg, white cheddar macaroni and cheese, lemon green beans, watermelon salad, pudding dessert and your choice of beverage. The kid’s meal will include chicken tenders, choice of side, fruit, pudding dessert and your choice of beverage. In addition, vegetarian options are available upon request. When you book this dining package, you will also receive Disney FASTPASS for special reserved viewing areas for Pixar Play Parade, where you’ll discover some of your favorite Pixar pals from “Up,” “Inside Out” with brand-new story elements.
Reservations for this dining package will open early March, so stay tuned for more info!
Online reports indicate Pinocchio Village Haus, which is a counter service restaurant located in Magic Kingdom, could begin testing a dinner buffet starting next month. The Fantasyland dining location would continue to be a quick-service for lunch, however would offer “Geppetto’s Village Haus Buffet” from 4pm to close.
If reports are right, the buffet would offer Italian fare and cost $22 per adult and $12 per child. The testing phase should take place March 5, 2018 through July 1, 2018 with reservations to open up soon.
Disney has not made any official announcement yet, so we’ll treat this as a rumor for now.
Earlier this week, Disney announced dinner at Magic Kingdom’s Be Our Guest Restaurant would be changing over to a prix fixe menu beginning July 27, 2018 and reservations for this new experience are now available to book.
The prix fixe menu will feature a variety of delectable French-inspired dishes and new offerings. Guests will enjoy a three-course dinner that includes your choice of appetizer and entrée, followed by a personal dessert platter.
To start off your meal, the appetizer menu will include favorites like the French Onion Soup in addition to rich new offerings like Charred Octopus with citrus-laced fingerling potatoes, pickled hearts of palm and red pepper coulis; Escargot with herb garlic butter and toasted gremolata; and a selection of assorted meats and artisanal cheeses such as chicken liver pâté, chorizo sausage Manchego, and truffle tremor.
For the main course, feast on mouth-watering entrées such as Grilled Center-Cut Filet Mignon with potato au gratin, Romano beans, Cipollini marmalade and a cherry-laced red wine reduction or the Smoked Black-Eye Pea Tortellini with roasted seasonal vegetables, tomato relish and basil-scented tomato water. Other enticing dishes include Poulet Rouge Chicken, Saffron-Infused Seafood Bouillabaisse, Roasted Lamb Chops and Kurobuta Pork Tenderloins.
Chefs are also working hard on the final touches on the fabulous desserts as well as the kid’s menu.
Reservations are available to book now, and can be made online or by calling 407-WDW-DINE (407-939-3463).