Disney World Dining News: Spyglass Grill Reopening & Easter Food

Walt Disney World has released its lineup of Easter foods & desserts and decorations in the parks & resorts, and in typical Easter fashion, hidden a little nugget (err…egg?) in that announcement that is way more exciting news to me than any of these specialty items.

However, you probably care more about the adorable snacks and sips for Easter at Walt Disney World, so we’ll start with those. Here the food items that are available to order at counter service restaurants and food courts in multiple resorts at Walt Disney World from April 10 through April 23, 2022:

  • Coconut Sugar Bunny Cupcake: Carrot cake cupcake filled with pineapple topped with cream cheese buttercream and a coconut sugar bunny (available on Mobile Order) (New) Available at the following:
    • Landscape of Flavors at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
    • Centertown Market at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
    • Sassagoula Floatworks at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
    • Riverside Mill at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
    • Everything Pop at Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Next, we’ll go resort by resort at Walt Disney World, starting with the All Stars…

Disney’s All-Star Movies, Music, and Sports Resorts – Food Courts (available on Mobile Order from April 10 through 23)

  • Spring Into Easter: Strawberry mousse with blueberry compote and lemon curd on vanilla cake (New)

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – The Mara (available on Mobile Order from April 10 through 17)

  • Raspberry Fields: Pistachio financier, raspberry gelée, lemon curd, and a white chocolate glaçage (New)

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

Belle Vue Lounge (available through April 30)

  • Cotton Tails Daiquiri: Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum, Chambord liqueur, pure cane syrup, lime juice, and raspberry garnished with an orange peel (New)

BoardWalk Bakery (available on Mobile Order from April 10 through 17)

  • Chocolate-covered Strawberry ‘Carrots’: Strawberries dipped in orange-colored white chocolate and striped to resemble carrots (New)
  • Easter Moon Pie: Sugar cookies with marshmallow filling, dipped in semisweet chocolate and decorated with holiday décor (New)
  • Coconut Macaroon Nest: Traditional giant coconut macaroon with pastel chocolate and sprinkles and crunch candy Easter eggs (New)
  • Cannoli: Traditional cannoli with pastel holiday décor
  • Mickey Brownie: Ganache brownies with holiday sprinkles

BoardWalk Joe’s (available through April 30)

  • Easter Basket: Empress Gin, Bols Crème de Banana liqueur, grenadine, and pineapple smoothie garnished with a candied marshmallow (New)

Leaping Horse (available through April 30)

  • The Easter Hunt: Parrot Bay Coconut Rum, Midori Liqueur, and piña colada garnished with maraschino cherries and a candied marshmallow (New)

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Spyglass Grill

  • Coconut Sugar Bunny Cupcake: Carrot cake cupcake filled with pineapple and topped with cream cheese buttercream and a coconut sugar bunny (available April 14 through 23)

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

California Grill (available on April 17)

  • Three-course Dinner: Three-course tasting menu for the 50th Anniversary Celebration with an Easter-themed dessert enhancement (New)

Chef Mickey’s (available on April 17)

  • Carrot Cake Cupcakes: Mini carrot cake cupcake topped with cream cheese icing, coconut, and a sugar carrot (New)

Contempo Cafe (available on Mobile Order through April 20)

  • Easter Bunny Cupcake: Carrot cake filled with cream cheese icing topped with buttercream and white chocolate bunny ears (New)
  • Easter Chocolate Bark: Dark chocolate bark topped with Jelly Beans and sprinkles (New)
  • Easter Macarons: Assorted macarons filled with raspberry marshmallow, lemon buttercream, and dark chocolate ganache (New)
  • Easter Sugar Cookie Sandwich: Sugar cookies with strawberry marshmallow buttercream and sprinkles (New)

Steakhouse 71

  • Easter Brunch: Enjoy favorites from Steakhouse 71 breakfast and lunch menus, along with an Easter dessert available for purchase (available on April 17) (New)
  • Seasonal Pancakes: Lemon-blueberry ricotta pancakes (New)

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Barcelona Lounge

  • Bird of Paradise Refresher: Strawberry, lemonade, passionfruit juice and passionfruit boba on ice (non-alcoholic) (New)
  • Cinnamon Twist Cold Brew: Cold brew coffee, sweet cream, and cinnamon syrup topped with cinnamon whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon dust (non-alcoholic) (New)

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Gasparilla Island Grill (available on Mobile Order through April 18)

  • Peanut Butter Bunny Cookie: Peanut butter cookie cup with buttercream, sugar bunny, and spring sprinkles (New)
  • Bunny Blondie Pop: Brown butter blondie with mini chocolate chips, and dried cherries enrobed in white chocolate to resemble a bunny (New)
  • Spring Birds Nest Donut: Chocolate sponge cake donut glazed and garnished with a crunchy chocolate nest and sugar eggs (New)

Narcoossee’s (available on April 17)

  • Easter Overlay on Existing Desserts

The Grand Cottage in the Lobby (available through April 18)

  • Offerings including the Carrot Blondie Pop, The Grand Combo, Carrot Coffee Cake, Grand Egg, Artisan Marshmallows, Confetti Cake Popcorn, Mickey Whoopie Pie, Crispy Rice Egg, Baby Chick Cupcake, Spring Garden Dessert, Hot Cross Buns, Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookie, Dark Chocolate Bunny, and Raspberry Minnie Fudge

Disney’s Old Key West Resort

Good’s Food to Go

  • Spring Time Cupcake: Yellow cupcake filled with lemon curd topped with strawberry buttercream and a butterfly white chocolate garnish and springtime quins (available April 12 through June 10) (New)
  • Carrot Cake: Carrot cake with cream cheese icing and white chocolate carrot garnish (available April 12 through 17) (New)
  • Easter Chick Brownie: Fudge brownie with dark and white chocolate garnish to look like a hatching chick (available April 12 through 17) (New)

Olivia’s Cafe (available April 16 through 17)

  • Easter Dessert Trio: A trio of mini desserts including fruit tart, chocolate cupcake with Easter quins, and a strawberry lemon bar (New)

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Capt. Cook’s (available on Mobile Order from April 10 through 17)

  • Hoppy Easter Cupcake: Vanilla cupcake with raspberry fluff filling, buttercream, chocolate easter bunny, and Jelly Beans (New)
  • Easter Bunny Dome Cake: Carrot dome cake, cream cheese filling, white chocolate glaçage, buttercream, and rice paper butterfly

Pineapple Lanai (available April 16 through 18)

  • Easter Soft-serve: Pink vanilla soft-serve with toasted marshmallow flavors topped with Easter sprinkles

Disney’s Riviera Resort

Le Petit Cafe (available April 16 through 17)

  • Strawberry Milk Chocolate Bunny: Milk chocolate mousse filled with strawberry cheesecake (New)

Topolino’s Terrace (available April 16 through 17)

  • Caramel Cream Easter Egg: Vanilla mousse, caramel center, dark chocolate shell, pistachio crumble, and chocolate sorbet (New)

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

The Artist’s Palette (available on Mobile Order from April 12 through 17)

  • Easter Chick Brownie: Fudge brownie with dark and white chocolate garnish to look like a hatching chick (New)
  • Carrot Cake Cupcake: Carrot cake cupcake with roasted pineapple filling topped with cream cheese icing and pastel-colored white chocolate bunny (New)
  • Easter Bundt Cake: Confetti bundt cake filled with a white chocolate mousse and green grass buttercream topped with colorful jellybeans (New)

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Roaring Fork (available on Mobile Order)

  • Chocolate Bunny: Dark chocolate bunny with Easter quins and jellybeans (available April 16 through 17) (New)
  • Bunny Cupcake: Carrot cupcake with cream cheese icing topped with a white chocolate confetti cake pop bunny (available April 16 through 18) (New)

Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort

The Beach Club Marketplace and The Market at Ale and Compass (available on Mobile Order through April 17)

  • Easter Cupcake: Mickey vanilla cupcake filled with vanilla mousse and decorated like a bouquet of flowers
  • Mickey & Minnie Easter Eggs: Chocolate Easter egg decorated to look like Mickey and Minnie with a Happy Easter tag
  • Trio of Fudge: Strawberry fudge, orange white chocolate fudge, and a rich dark chocolate fudge (New)
  • Easter Chocolate Cookie Lollipop: An Easter chocolate cookie sandwich lollipop (New)
  • Cookies & Cream Cheesecake: Cookies and cream flavored cheesecake with a dark chocolate cookie crumble base, ganache, cookie crumbles, and modeling chocolate bunny décor (New)
  • Robin’s Egg Blueberry Macaroons: Three large robin-colored macaroons filled with a ring of blueberry ganache, and a blueberry jam center on a crispy chocolate nest (New)
  • Lemon Crinkle Cookies: A pack of three brightly colored lemon-flavored crinkle cookies

Disney Springs

Amorette’s Patisserie (available April 14 through 17)

  • Easter Trifle: Carrot cake, cream cheese mousse, carrot cake croutons, and malted Easter eggs (New)

The Ganachery (available April 1 through 17)

  • Bourbon Boozy Bunnies: Chocolate bunnies filled with sipping chocolate and bourbon (non-alcohol version available)
  • Minnie Easter Piñata: Chocolate sphere filled with candied Easter eggs

Sprinkles (available April 11 through 17)

  • Easter Fancy Sprinkle: Birthday cake topped with vanilla buttercream and finished with exclusive Easter sprinkles
  • Chocolate Bunny: Dark chocolate cake, chocolate ganache core, chocolate cream cheese frosting topped with a ladle of chocolate ganache (New)

A lot of these Easter items (mostly desserts) actually look pretty good, and it’s refreshing to see a full lineup of seasonal foods. Easter is not a particularly big deal at Walt Disney World, so this is a relatively formidable slate of offerings for what’s essentially a ‘minor’ holiday. I just looked back at the Easter 2019 food announcement, and there’s actually more this year (minus some Easter Sunday brunches that are absent). This is the first time that’s been the case since reopening.

But that’s not why we are here today. Hidden in that announcement is a single line that stood out: “Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort – Spyglass Grill. This location will be opening its doors once again on April 14!”

We’ve been singing the praises of Spyglass Grill since it opened, so regular readers of this blog are probably already familiar with it. If not, it’s located by the Trinidad quiet pool in a nondescript pink building, that could just as easily be confused for a simple picnic area.

Since restaurants started reopening at Walt Disney World, I’ve expressed fear in various posts that Spyglass Grill would never return. This might seem irrational, but I don’t think that’s the case. Spyglass Grill originally opened during the resort’s reimagining, at a time when the only alternatives were a couple of temporary food trucks and a giant tent. (No joke.)

Since then, a lot has debuted or returned, from Sebastian’s Bistro to Centertown Market. As such, my concern was that the company might view Spyglass Grill as expendable, unnecessary, or not meeting performance targets since it’s in such a tucked away location.

I am so glad to have been wrong about that.

Still, Spyglass Grill is one of those low priority, late-stage returns that signals to me that Walt Disney World is BACK. That might seem silly, and of course everything hasn’t returned for a variety of reasons. But if something this small is returning, full normalcy is (more or less) on the horizon.

As for why I love Spyglass Grill so much: because it’s awesome. That’s the obvious answer. The small menu packs a powerful punch, with a number of solid (and reasonably priced) items for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In particular, the Chorizo Burger is one of the best burgers at Walt Disney World. (Assuming it returns, which remains to be seen.)

The full answer is that it became a sentimental favorite back in 2018-2019 when I was at Caribbean Beach more than once per month doing updates on the resort reimagining, Riviera construction, and Skyliner gondola progress. During many of those visits, Spyglass Grill was my go-to meal (and often shelter from a passing storm). I’ve probably had more of their Chorizo Burgers than anyone who doesn’t work at Caribbean Beach.

I’ve tried to convince readers of this site to give Spyglass Grill a try, but there’s been very little enthusiasm for it. Our original review, Good Food Returns to Caribbean Beach Resort: Spyglass Grill Review, still only has 8 comments, and that’s in spite of me repeatedly ‘pushing’ it over the years in other posts. (Like here!)

We also named Spyglass Grill to our list of the Top 5 Counter Service Restaurants You’ve Never Tried at Walt Disney World and have recommended it in countless other posts. Unfortunately, it has remained much more of a hidden gem among Walt Disney World fans than even Sanaa or nearby Sebastian’s Bistro.

Ultimately, maybe this is part of why I love Spyglass Grill so much. At a time when there’s an information overload about Walt Disney World and so many people praise particular restaurants as being under the radar (like Sanaa), Spyglass Grill actually is a secret spot. I’d hazard a guess that most Walt Disney World fans have never even heard of it, much less dined there. On the one hand, that makes its fans part of an exclusive club. On the other hand, that’s probably why it took 2 years to return. This is why, on balance, I’d really love for more Walt Disney World fans to join our club of Spyglass Grill lovers and make it not-so-exclusive! 🙂

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Have you dined at Spyglass Grill? If so, what did you order? Think this is truly a ‘secret spot’ worthy of my praise, or is it just an ordinary, poolside eatery at Walt Disney World? If you haven’t dined here, will you be “joining the club” after Spyglass Grill reopens? Any questions we can help you answer? Hearing feedback about your experiences is both interesting to us and helpful to other readers, so please share your thoughts below in the comments!

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