The Disney Parks Blog just announced some long-awaited reopening news for the coming days and weeks at Walt Disney World. So far, the various restaurant reopenings have often meant new menu items, as new chefs are creating new offerings at some old favorite spots. In some cases that has meant amazing vegan options. What will these new restaurant openings mean for vegan offerings in summer 2021?
Walt Disney World Restaurant Summer 2021 Reopening Dates:
- Citricos at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa – July 15, with bookings available on July 1.
- Trail’s End at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground – July 17
- Casey’s Corner at the Magic Kingdom – June 30
- Plaza Ice Cream Parlor at the Magic Kingdom – July 7
- Dino Diner at Disney’s Animal Kingdom – July 4 (we’re hoping for a vegan version of their Corn Chip Pie to appear!)
Citricos had vegan options prior to reopening, so we are confident there will be new or returning vegan offerings on July 15. We will update as soon as the new menu is released. There is a new theme at Citricos: you can now dine “underneath the lovely London sky” in the newly reimagined Cítricos at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, which pays homage to the whimsy and elegance of Mary Poppins Returns. Taking subtle cues from the movie’s animated sequence, the dining room brings guests into a fanciful garden setting where you can “trip a little light fantastic” as you experience the restaurant surrounded by the glow from decorative lamps and chandeliers.
New Citricos Vegan Menu
Checking on the updated menu, there is an all-new line up of vegan options:
Wild Mushrooms Arancini – $14
House-made Rigatoni – $34
Smoked Cauliflower – $9
Trail’s End of course used to be a vegan favorite when Chef TJ was working there and conjuring his plant-based magic for us. Prior to closing, Trail’s End had switched to a plant-based set menu of items. We assume that will be similar on July 17 but will report back when we can confirm. Unfortunately the photo below features non-vegan items and we will update as soon as we are able.
Casey’s Corner will open with the plant-based Loaded Slaw Dog (plant-based sausage topped with pickled slaw, barbecue vegan aïoli, and roasted corn relish) which we all have been waiting for for over a year! Also listed is the Sausage Dog which is a plain vegan sausage served on a potato bun. They will also be serving a Frozen Mint Julep Lemonade:
Disney Family Night Dinner:
There is also a new offering for the summer 2021 that Disney is sharing at two resorts:
Starting June 30 – Disney Family Night Dinner. This playful, family-style dining bundle includes a take-out shareable meal, sweet treats, and an original card-type game inspired by some of your favorite Disney friends for your family and friends to enjoy. (Again, the photo below features non-vegan items in an effort to share the news, we will update as soon as we can.)
Disney Family Night Dinner is available from 5-10 p.m. through mobile order and at the two resort locations offering this three-course takeaway meal that serves 3-4.
(The following is as it was shared on the Disney Parks Blog, we are unsure at this time if there will be a plant-based vegan version for the dessert and entree at Centertown Market and a plant-based vegan entree/pizza and dessert at Gasparilla Grill)
- Roasted Jamaican-style Chicken
- Fried Yucca
- Cilantro Rice
- Seasonal Vegetables
- Caribbean Pull-apart Rolls with Onion Jam and Guava Butter
- Decorate-your-own Mickey and Minnie Cookies
- Garden Salad – Tomato, cucumber, carrots, and a duo of dressings
- Savory Lasagna – Three cheese lasagna with tomato sauce
- Two Mickey-shaped Cheese or Pepperoni Pizzas
- Minnie Cheesecake with strawberry sauce, whipped cream, and fresh berries
Check back to see what we learn about the vegan offerings for summer 2021 at Walt Disney World at all of the above locations. We will update as soon as we have more information!
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