Celebrate Women’s History Month at Disney World With New Food and Drinks

by | Feb 21, 2024 | Disney Springs, Walt Disney World Food, Walt Disney World Resorts, WDW Blog

Throughout the month of March, you can try special dishes, snacks, and desserts inspired by some of your favorite Disney women.

March marks the arrival of Women’s History Month – and for four weeks, Walt Disney World Resort is celebrating women with an array of special culinary creations. For Women’s History Month 2024, Walt Disney World is serving up some tasty ways to “Celebrate HER story” with creations from talented women chefs, mixologists, pastry chefs, and more throughout the parks and resorts. Plus, each dish is inspired not only by the women who created it but also by some of Disney’s classic woman characters.

Take a look at where you can find these special treats for Women’s History Month if you’re headed to Disney World in March!

Women’s History Month Treats at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

Enjoy these special treats at the Walt Disney World Resort Hotels from March 1 to March 31 (unless otherwise marked). We’re sharing what’s available, along with the inspiration behind each dish.

Disney’s All-Star Movies

  • Banana Pudding Cheesecake at World Premiere Food Court: Banana cheesecake with vanilla pudding and vanilla wafer crust (March 1 to 31)

The treat was created by Pastry Assistant Sous Chef Janell, who drew inspiration from her Jamaican roots. She wanted to incorporate the classic dessert with a Mickey garnish, a nod to her dream of working for Disney coming true.

Disney’s All-Star Music

  • Banana Pudding Cheesecake at Intermission Food Court: Banana cheesecake with vanilla pudding and vanilla wafer crust (March 1 to 31)

The treat was created by Pastry Assistant Sous Chef Janell, who drew inspiration from her Jamaican roots. She wanted to incorporate the classic dessert with a Mickey garnish, a nod to her dream of working for Disney coming true.

Disney’s All-Star Sports

  • Banana Pudding Cheesecake at End Zone Food Court: Banana cheesecake with vanilla pudding and vanilla wafer crust

The treat was created by Pastry Assistant Sous Chef Janell, who drew inspiration from her Jamaican roots. She wanted to incorporate the classic dessert with a Mickey garnish, a nod to her dream of working for Disney coming true.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

  • South African Vegetable Bowl at The Mara and Boma: Flavors of Africa: Curried vegetable stew, pilau rice, kale slaw, dried fruit achar, and avocado-tahini sauce

Created by Sous Chef Khuloud, who drew inspiration from South African flavors and her Syrian roots for this plant-based dish.

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

  • Tea Time Salad at Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood: Endive and arugula salad with strawberries, lavender-fennel pollen-infused goat cheese, and an Earl Grey vinaigrette

Sous Chef Chelsea was inspired by the flavors commonly found at an afternoon tea when she created this salad, adding her own unique twist.

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort

Available at The Artist’s Palette:

  • Cauliflower Bisque: Creamy cauliflower bisque, harissa, and roasted pistachio gremolata
  • Beef Bourguignon: Slow-braised beef and vegetables in a rich red wine jus served over creamy mashed potatoes  
  • Traditional Pound Cake: Homemade vanilla pound cake

The Cauliflower Bisque and Beef Bourguignon were created by Sous Chef Lauren. The bisque was inspired by a recipe Sous Chef Lauren learned from her mother, with texture and spices added. Speaking on the Beef Bourguignon, Sous Chef Lauren shared, “Beef Bourguignon is my tribute to my Granny, who showed me how you can take simple ingredients and create something delicious that feels like home, even if it isn’t something you might have had as a child.”

The Traditional Pound Cake was inspired by Proprietor Deborah’s family recipe, a recipe passed down through the generations.

Various Resorts

  • Salmon and Orzo Special: Tarragon-honey mustard glaze, vegetable orzo salad, red pepper coulis, and pickled mustard seed, will be available at the following locations:
    • World Premiere Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
    • Intermission Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
    • End Zone Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
    • Landscape of Flavors at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
    • Centertown Market at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
    • Everything POP Shopping & Dining at Disney’s Pop Century Resort
    • Riverside Mill Food Court at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
    • Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

The dish was inspired by Sous Chef Fallon’s love for food and family. She shared that becoming a mom has influenced her approach to food, making her strive to create healthier options for her kids while placing an emphasis on using food for nourishment.

Women’s History Month Treats at Walt Disney World Theme Parks

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Creature Comforts

  • Feathered Friends Mousse Dome: Lavender-white chocolate mousse, orange blossom cake, chocolate coating, chocolate flakes, white chocolate feathers, and buttercream

Pastry Assistant Sous Chef Kristen was inspired by the colorful macaws that fly into Discovery Island each day. She shared, “Working for Disney is a daily adventure, filled with the joy of crafting desserts that delight and bring smiles to hundreds of guests.”

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Nomad Lounge

  • Tequila and Pineapple Cocktail: Casa Dragones Blanco Tequila (a woman-founded and led business), pineapple juice, tepache syrup, and St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram
  • The Ginger Whiskey: With notes of ginger and brown sugar, this cocktail features Uncle Nearest 1856 Whiskey, which is a Black and women-owned and operated business.

Tiffins Restaurant

  • White Chocolate-Orange Crème Brûlée: Blueberry-cardamom curd, amarula ice cream, orange chutney, sellou cookie, ras el hanout candy crunch
  • The Ginger Whiskey: With notes of ginger and brown sugar, this cocktail features Uncle Nearest 1856 Whiskey, which is a Black and women-owned and operated business.

Pastry Culinary Cast Member Bridget was inspired by her sister when creating the White Chocolate-Orange Crème Brûlée. She credits her sister, Kiersten, with guiding her through personal milestones and achievements.

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Connections Eatery

  • Lychee Green Tea: Pomegranate-hibiscus green tea with lychee, lime juice, and pomegranate boba pearls  

Food and Beverage Coordinator Liz stays connected to her heritage through different foods. She shared her love of creating treats with her favorite flavors, in this case lychee.

Sunshine Seasons  

  • Moana Milkshake: Orange cream milkshake with whipped cream, seashells, pearls, and a Moana coin

Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina

  • Orange Blossom-Saffron Cake (Available now through May 27)

The cake was inspired by Pastry Sous Chef Jess’ love for pastries, along with memories of helping her mom and grandmother in the kitchen growing up. “I love teaching and showing guests the process of how desserts are made, and my favorite part is the look on their faces when they taste something I’ve created,” she shared.

Magic Kingdom 

Golden Oak Outpost  

  • Tiana’s Famous Beignets: Light, sweet, and fluffy beignets with strawberry dipping sauce

Main Street Bakery

  • Minnie Mouse Cupcake: Chocolate chip cupcake with cheesecake filling topped with chocolate buttercream, chocolate “ears,” and a chocolate bow (New) 
  • Tiana’s Chantilly Cake: Vanilla chiffon cake, lemon Chantilly, and fresh strawberries topped with a fondant flower and a Tiana chocolate piece
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The Plaza Restaurant  

  • Tiana’s Chantilly Cake: Vanilla chiffon cake, lemon Chantilly, and fresh strawberries topped with a fondant flower and a Tiana chocolate piece

Sleepy Hollow  

  • Madame Leota Cupcake: Chocolate-cherry cupcake filled with blackberry cream topped with cherry buttercream and a Madame Leota chocolate piece

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Dockside Diner

  • Princess of Alderaan Shake: Salted caramel shake topped with whipped cream, edible glitter, and mini cinnamon rolls (Available March 1 to May 31)

Fairfax Fare

  • Belle Cup of Enchantment: Cranberry and passion fruit-orange-guava juice topped with yellow shimmer and strawberry boba pearls (Non-alcoholic Beverage)

Hollywood Scoops

  • Minnie Kitchen Sink Sundae: Choice of hand-scooped ice cream topped with red vanilla whipped cream, chocolate syrup, white ‘polka dot’ sprinkles, cookie ears, and a chocolate bow

Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Leaning Palms

  • Tinga de Pork: Roasted chipotle pork served over two corn tostadas with cilantro-lime slaw and spicy avocado crema finished with cotija cheese (Available March 17 through 31)

Culinary Cast Member Jessica wanted to honor her Mexican American heritage with the dish, which is one she enjoys with her family during holidays and celebrations.

Women’s History Month Treats at Disney Springs

A number of dining locations throughout Disney Springs will offer limited-time treats on their menus in honor of Women’s History Month. From March 1 through 31, look for the following as you visit different restaurants:

Amorette’s Patisserie

  • Mardi Gras Petit Cake: Layers of vanilla chiffon, cinnamon cream cheese mousse, bourbon-caramel mousse, and salted praline crunch

The dish was inspired by Pastry Assistant Sous Chef Riley’s home state of Louisiana. The dessert is topped with an image of Tiana and Charlotte to honor close female friendships, including the ones Riley had in her own childhood.

City Works Eatery & Pour House

  • Her Hops Flight features women-owned or led breweries
    • Playalinda Brewing Co. Robonaut Red Ale
    • Brew Bus Brewing You’re My Boy, Blue!
    • Bold City Brewery Duke’s Cold Nose
    • 3 Daughters Brewing A Wake Coffee Blonde
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D-Luxe Burger

  • Bánh Mì Burger with D-Luxe special blend patty, hoisin pork belly, jalapeño jam, Napa cabbage slaw, and cilantro with house-made bun

 Culinary Cast Member Therry was inspired by the Bánh Mì, a sandwich that is originally from Vietnam and served with meats, pickled vegetables, and cilantro.

Frontera Cocina

  • Frida Margarita: Casa Dragones Blanco Tequila, rose petal liqueur, lemon juice, and pomegranate cordial served with a rose petal popcorn salt rim

This special margarita is named for Mexican Painter Frida Khalo, known for her vibrant self-portraits. The Frida Margarita is also made with Casa Dragones Tequila, a women-owned and led tequila brand. The founder of the brand, Bertha Gonzalez Nieves, is known for being the first woman to be certified as a Maestra Tequilera or Master Tequilera.

The Polite Pig  

  • Blackened and Smoked Mahi Mahi Salad: A bed of sweet purple lettuce and tangy arugula, roasted macadamia nuts, grilled sweet peppers, and mandarin oranges dressed with a lemongrass and dill vinaigrette topped with a seasoned and spiced,  blackened, smoked Mahi Mahi filet

Speaking on her creation, Chef Hannah Campbell shared, “As spring begins to stretch across Central Florida, the fishing poles are awoken and dusted off. While my uncle led fishing trips, my aunt would teach me gardening tricks and help build my confidence in the kitchen. Sharing joy and delight as we whipped up refreshing lunches and dinners with the ingredients we grew together in the backyard, and lucky enough my uncle’s fishing trip rewards as well. Thinking back on the merriment of spring break spent with my aunt, I felt a spark of encouragement and inspiration for this dish. Using some staples from my memories such as oranges, sweet peppers, and lemongrass, I created this crisp and refreshing salad.”

Vivoli il Gelato  

  • Gran Crema Cafe (Affogato): Your choice of gelato served with a shot of espresso

Silvana, who has been the head gelato maker since 1988, brought the Gran Crema Cafe (Affogato) to Vivoli il Gelato in Disney Springs.

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Heather is a lifelong Disney fan who grew up at Disneyland and loves spending as much time as possible in the parks. As WDW Magazine’s Content Operations Manager, Heather is a content creator and strategist with experience at a wide variety of different outlets. She’s written for publications including Clean Eating Magazine, Fatherly, The Drive, Task and Purpose, Healthversed, Nation.com, and Car Bibles. Heather also authored the book Fidget!: 101 Ways to Boost Your Creativity and Decrease Stress.
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