Disney parks are opening new on-site resorts and theme areas, and with these new developments come new foods to eat at new restaurants! With the expansion of the Coronado Springs Resort and the grand opening of the Riveria Resort in Disney World, you'll be tempted to book a room at these busy hotels for the stellar restaurants alone. The "Star Wars: Galaxy Edge" themed area that opened in Disneyland and is soon to open in Disney World brings unique dining options as well. Disney prides itself on bringing as much comfort and entertainment to its guests as possible and that includes anything and everything yummy and enticing. Check out the food and drinks that are coming to Disney parks this year!
7 Three Bridges Bar & Grill
Three Bridges Bar & Grill will reside on "Villa del Lago," a small island at the center of the lake by Coronado Springs. If being surrounded by an oasis of water doesn't sound appealing enough, Three Bridges will serve delicious entrees and give you plates to share with the whole table.
The shared plates are said to be things like hummus, mushrooms, and Peppercorn Wings. Entrees include Braised Pork Tacos, Grilled Skirt Steak, Harissa Lamb Chops, and Crispy Chicken Sliders. Make sure you check out the grill's signature burger, which contains crispy potato, Manchego cheese, roasted garlic-lemon aïoli, arugula, and tomato.
The desserts also match the resort's Spanish theme, with offerings such as churros and vanilla custard Mickey tarts with compressed pineapple and tropical sorbet. The restaurant is slated to open in July 2019.
A major part of the Coronado Springs Resort expansion is the massive Gran Destino Tower, which will be 15 stories. While there will be 549 new rooms, people are able to stay in during their Disney trip, it's fair to guess that the building will be even more crowded with the introduction of the restaurant on the rooftop.
Toledo will be providing more upscale fair, with Spanish rib-eye steak and various seafood offerings like oven-roasted shrimp, scallops, tilefish, and Spanish olive oil-braised octopus. If you'd prefer a smaller meal, Toldeo will provide plenty of tapas and small plates. With an amazing view and amazing food, this restaurant -- opening in July 2019 -- is sure to be packed.
Japan in the World Showcase at Epcot will be getting a new place to eat this summer. The name translates to English as "house of the artisan," so it's pretty much a sure thing that the decor will be breathtaking. It is said to have five rooms themed after different aspects of nature, such as water and wood. This restaurant will also be very high-end, as there is a more formal dress code.
As for food, you will get to partake in a tasting menu, allowing you to try multiple Japanese delicacies. You will also receive a traditional Japanese tea service. For an authentic Japan experience, make sure you reserve your spot for this restaurant, which opens at Disney World in Summer 2019. Disney is fantastic at creating specialized areas that "transport" their guests to new and exciting worlds so it's a safe bet that this new restaurant will look and feel as if you're dining in the breathtaking countrysides of Japan.
4 Topolino's Terrace
Topolino's Terrace is part of the new Disney World Riviera Resort, which will open to the public in Fall 2019. This rooftop restaurant will provide a Character Dining experience for breakfast, and a more elegant experience for dinner as the setting will give you the perfect view of the fireworks shows throughout the park at night.
This restaurant will not only serve meats and seafood but also artisan pastas and gourmet cheeses. For fancy French and Italian options and a romantic view, try out Topolino's -- named after the word Italian's use for "Mickey."
3 Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo
People are loving the new food options available in the "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge" themed area in Disneyland, which opened on May 31, 2019. Now, the same area (with the same restaurants) is set to open in Disney World on August 29, 2019.
Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo is a place for a healthy and simple meal. Entrees include Smoked Kaadu Ribs, Fried Endorian Tip-yip (a.k.a. crispy chicken,) Yobshrimp Noodle Salad, a Felucian Garden Spread, Braised Shaak Roast (a beef pot roast), and an Ithorian Garden Loaf (a plant-based "meatloaf" with roasted vegetable potato mash, seasonal vegetables, and mushroom sauce).
Don't forget dessert: choose from an Oi-oi Puff (a raspberry cream puff) or a Batuu-bon (chocolate cake with white chocolate mousse and coffee custard).
2 Black Spire Outpost Market
This "marketplace" in the Star Wars area gives you three eateries to choose from: Ronto Roaster's, Kat Saka's Kettle, and the Milk Stand. Ronto's Roasters will provide you with either a Ronto Wrap (roasted pork and grilled sausage with peppercorn sauce and tangy slaw wrapped in pita) or Nuna Turkey Jerky.
The Milk Stand gives you unique drinks -- blue milk or green milk. The concoction is actually a yummy frozen combination of coconut and rice milks, making a smoothie of sorts. The offerings at Kat Saka's Kettle are a bit more average, however, as they serve Outpost Popcorn Mix and soft drinks.
1 Oga's Cantina
No one can stop talking about Oga's Cantina in the Star Wars area. The reason is their unique, other-worldly drinks, both with and without alcohol. Drink up as you enjoy the music DJ R-3X (from the old "Space Tours" ride) is spinning. For some morning energy, try a Spiran Caf (Peru Alto Mayo Organic Joffrey’s Coffee, orange marmalade, rum, vanilla whipped cream, and citrus zest).
Of course, there are plenty of morning specialties without alcohol, such as Black Spire Brew (old Brew Joffrey’s Coffee, honey, falernum, passion fruit, and citrus.) Even the drinks that aren't cocktails are on theme, with beers like "Gold Squadron Lager" and wines called "Imperial Guard."