PHOTOS - Beaches and Cream Soda Shop to reopen December 26 with reservations now open

Dec 11, 2019 in "Beaches and Cream"

Posted: Wednesday December 11, 2019 11:!5am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The newly expanded Beaches and Cream Soda Shop at Disney's Beach Club Resort will reopen on December 26 2019.

Fan favorites like the Kitchen Sink will return, along with sodas, malted milkshakes, and hot-off-the-grill items.

According to Disney, " the new look embraces the timeless charm of an old-fashioned soda fountain. Throughout the playful eatery are subtle pops of color found within its beach-inspired design. Soft shades of teal, almond and rose adorn the walls and décor, along with accents of yellow and blue. Colorful, decorative balls reminiscent of beach balls are scattered throughout, while a collection of blue, amber, and pink beaded glass globes hang overhead highlighting the center of the space. At the counter, bistro-styled barstools are situated in front of scalloped aqua tiles and rose-colored banquettes line the tables along the wall. And prominently situated near the counter is a tall, bright jukebox, a staple within this turn-of-the-century soda fountain, featuring hits that span the decades. Framed antique mirrors and artwork of Mickey and friends at the beach complete the space."

New menu items include a Seared Salmon Filet Sandwich (with bacon aïoli, lettuce, and tomato on a house-baked multi-grain bun), a French Dip Sandwich (topped with crispy fried onions and swiss cheese and served on a toasted French roll), and a selection of loaded tots like the Sock Hop Topped with cheese sauce and green onions.

A new dessert is plant-based cookie fries, complete with marshmallow cream, chocolate, caramel, and strawberry dipping sauces.

Reservations are available now via the Walt Disney World website.

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CommunicoraDec 31, 2019

I don't have a real opinion of this place, but from the photo it looks like they went in a direction closer to the themed era of the resort with the cement tile on the floor. Not coincidentally a somewhat popular design trend right now.

Aries1975Dec 31, 2019

My own impressions from photos, not directed towards anyone in particular...Two things that made the place unique were the stained glass and the cone shaped scones. I do find it strange that neither of these unique items were repurposed or otherwise included in the new design. If they had kept either, there may be less complaints. Seemingly unchanged: jukebox, menu style, cast costumes, outdoor signs, pink and aqua color scheme, carry-out window Things I like: more seating (I travel with a tribe), chairs look more comfortable, the "sherbet" colors on the chairs, accessible counter seating, etching on the glass at the counter, tilework behind soda fountain, tilework under counter. I will try to examine the tilework better if I visit in August. I think the main problem is either they should have gone all the way with the rainbow sherbet scheme or kept it strictly aqua and pink. The high chairs and the banquettes are pink. The 1/2 walls, menu and costumes are aqua. But they added some sherbet chairs, a sherbet light fixture and the artwork has sherbet tone backgrounds. Additionally, the floor could have been checkered 12"x12" tiles in aqua and white. Or if going full sherbet a pattern tiles with "sherbet" colors and white. Lightning - although pendants were used above the counter before, these are smaller. There is more recessed lighting through the room. Also the one wall was all mirrors in the original design. Adding framed mirrors between the art fills the wall, but does not add anything. Finally, the ceiling. It did not have to have the multiple colors of trim, but 2'x2' drop ceiling tiles reminiscent of both tin and plaster ceilings are commercially available. Overall, I will probably visit, especially if staying at Yacht, Beach or Boardwalk. I was only able to eat inside twice, 1998 and 2015. So, the expansion was definitely needed. Thank you @hpyhnt1000 for the before and after photos

Voice of Disney sanityDec 31, 2019

I am in the restaurant business and 3 years ago opened my 3rd restaurant in my hometown that is blowing the doors off with success this new restaurant is based on some of the restaurants I’ve experienced at WDW including beaches and cream adventureres club and whispering canyon cafe and in my professional opinion this move was dumb. Forget how it’s decorated forget that it’s can see there is no atmosphere in that room. There will be no energy in there.

ThatMouseDec 31, 2019

I agree that Disney is really lacking in ice cream and also good pizza! Two standard snacks Disney has problems with.

TrojanUSCDec 31, 2019

I love that they expanded. They didn't have to turn it into Vegas Buffet chic.

Animaniac93-98Dec 31, 2019

The most damning thing is how Toothsome at Universal clearly tops B&C. Far more dessert and food options, much better capacity without sacrificing theme, unique walk-around characters, retail store etc.

Animaniac93-98Dec 31, 2019

Beaches & Cream was a victim of its success. What was once a quaint ice cream shop for Beach Club guests became a "must do" attraction for everyone staying in the Orlando area who had to buy a Kitchen Sink dessert because they saw it on facebook... Too bad Disney caved and replaced something charming with another boxy, lightly decorated space to move the masses. A second ice cream place elsewhere would have been a better idea.

Disney AnalystDec 31, 2019

exactly. No previous nostalgia for the old version, love the new. Feels more open, clean, welcoming. Less claustrophobic.

waltographyDec 31, 2019

As someone who didn’t have any nostalgia or love for the design of the former, I like it.

Andrew CDec 30, 2019

I for one am amazed you left the star wars land threads. Bravo! Well done!!!

networkproDec 30, 2019

Pointless rhetoric again. You're of the Museum mindset that nothing should change unless it fits your sensibilities of time, space, decor, and scale. Beaches and Cream will either continue to be popular or it won't. You've stated your displeasure at the remodel and expansion, yet when others state a contrary opinion you attempt to drown them out with inaccurate restatements of thier statements that are more pleasing to your stance.

RobWDW1971Dec 30, 2019

Move along, folks! Nothing to see here! Networkpro has declared that all discussion, reviews, criticism, etc. about any project once open is not allowed or effective! Wrap up the website, he has spoken! And to think, we all expected them to tear down the new restaurant and put it back the way it was. Darn! Thanks for clarifying!

networkproDec 30, 2019

Would you like some cheese with your whine ? I believe efficacy is not your strong suit as Guest Services has a greater chance of changing any decision than a pointless diatribe .

RobWDW1971Dec 30, 2019

The lack of self-awareness to post this on a Disney parks discussion board is mind-boggling. Using that "logic", every thread should be closed forever once a project opens because, well, it's done so move along and tell Guest Services your opinions. Wow.