The entrance to Beaches and Cream Soda Shop showcasing a sign with an ice cream cone and pastel blue siding.

Beaches & Cream Soda Shop Review: A Disney Delight or Just Overhyped? 2024

WONDERING IF DISNEY’S BEACHES & CREAM SODA SHOP IS WORTH IT? 🌟

Picture this: you’re basking in the sun β˜€οΈ at Walt Disney World, contemplating a perfect Disney day 🏰. But there’s one sweet spot 🍭 you’re not sure whether to add to your already jam-packed Disney itinerary: Beaches and Cream Soda Shop 🍨.

With so much to see and do (and eat!) at Walt Disney World, every choice mattersβ€”especially when it comes to satisfying your cravings and creating those magical memories ✨. Well, fret not, my fellow Disney friends! πŸ€— In this blog post, I’ll serve up the scoop 🍦 on whether Beaches and Cream is the cherry πŸ’ on top of the Disney dining experience or if you should sail past this nostalgic eatery in search of other delights.

As a Disney expert, I’ve explored every nook and cranny of the parks, dined at almost every restaurant 🍽️, and treated my taste buds to a multitude of Disney desserts 🧁. So, I invite you to join me in my review of Beaches and Cream Soda Shop.

I will dish out my family’s personal experiences, give you the lowdown on the ambiance, and of course, delve into the deliciousness that is the Kitchen Sink.

Whether you’re here to plan your next Disney day or just dreaming about your first taste of that colossal Kitchen Sink 🀀, I’ve got you covered with insider tips πŸ’‘, a breakdown of the menu and pricing πŸ’², and my own delightfully delicious verdict πŸ˜‹.

Beaches & Cream Soda Shop Review: Is Beaches and Cream Worth It?

My review of Beaches and Cream is a glowing one! 🌟 My family absolutely loved this restaurant and there’s no doubt we’ll be making a return visit!

So, needless to say, Beaches and Cream is a must-visit, and here’s a quick rundown of why!

First off, the food is simply delicious! πŸ”πŸŸ

Secondly, the atmosphere is a delightful blend of fun and relaxation! Beaches & Cream Soda Shop carries the charm of a 1950s Atlantic seaside diner 🌊🍦. The pastel colors and decor cast a very calming and retro vibe. Plus, the ambiance of the Beach Club Resort and the views from the patio overlooking Stormalong Bay offer a sweet, tranquil break from the parks πŸ–οΈ.

The entrance to Beaches and Cream Soda Shop showcasing a sign with an ice cream cone and pastel blue siding.

And last but certainly not least, the iconic Beaches and Cream Kitchen Sink!! 🍨 This show-stopping dessert is, without a doubt, worth the trip all by itself!

Beaches & Cream Hours & Location

Beaches & Cream Soda Shop is open for lunch and dinner from 11 AM to 11 PM. It is located at Disney’s Beach Club Resort also home to Cape May Cafe. It is next to the pool area Stormalong Bay.

The physical address is: 1800 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Orlando, FL 32830

Can you go to Beaches and Cream without a reservation?

Beaches & Cream is a VERY popular restaurant at Disney World, so Advanced Dining Reservations are required.

However, if you are in the area of the Beach Club Resort, you have a good chance of getting in by joining the walk-up list. To do this, you must sign onto the My Disney Experience App when in close distance to join the walk-up list if it is available.

TIP-ON HOW TO JOIN THE WALK-UP LIST: (You must be in a close location to the restaurant.) In the My Disney Experience App, go to the MAP click on the drop-down arrow at the top and choose DINING. On the left side of the screen, you will see FILTER. Adjust the FILTER; Resorts>Disney’s Beach Club Resort. Then, you’ll search for Beaches & Cream Soda Shop on the map or click SHOW LIST. Click on Beaches & Cream Soda Shop>Join Walk-Up List

Does Beaches and Cream have a walk-up window?

Yes, Beaches & Cream does have a walk-up window. The menu is limited though and they only serve desserts and beverages here. You DO NOT need a reservation for the walk-up window.

If you can’t get a reservation, I highly recommend going to this walk-up window! You might even have a chance of joining the walk-up list once here.

At the To-Go-Window, they have floats, shakes, hand-scooped ice cream, ice cream cones, and sodas. They also offer a fun souvenir shake in a beautiful take-home glass.

The Kitchen Sink is not available at the To-Go Window. They do however have a Mini Mickey Sink.

Adult beverages include beer, wine, and some boozy shakes.

The best part of enjoying the To-Go-Window is sitting on the beautiful, outdoor patio overlooking Stormalong Bay.

Plant-based burger with mayonnaise in the shape of Mickey and a side of fries at Beaches & Cream Soda Shop.

What is Stormalong Bay?

Stormalong Bay is the phenomenal pool oasis shared between Disney’s Beach Club Resort and Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. It’s not just any poolβ€”it’s a watery wonderland that’s topped the list as the number-one resort pool across all of Walt Disney World! πŸŠβ€β™‚οΈπŸŒŸ

This sprawling aquatic playground with cascading waterfalls, not one but two steaming hot tubs, and a 230-foot-long waterslide that’s an adventure in itself! 🌊

Plus, there’s a leisurely lazy river complete with tubes and pool noodles for a floaty, carefree experience. 🍩🌴 Little ones can also splash around to their heart’s content in the shallow sandy area, mimicking a day at the beach. πŸ§’πŸ–οΈ

View of Stormalong Bay with kids playing in the water and the sandy beach.

Beaches & Cream Soda Shop Menu 2024

Beaches and Cream Menu offers American diner-style food such as burgers, grilled cheeses, french fries, tater tots, and chili.

And an amazing wide selection of desserts, including the popular Beaches and Cream Kitchen Sink!!

Here’s a more detailed listing of the Beaches and Cream Menu and prices below.

Entrees

EntreesPrice
Angus Beef Burger$19.00
French Dip Sandwich$19.00
Plant-based Burger$19.00
Cheddar-Bacon-Ranch Chicken Sandwich$18.00
Beaches & Cream Grilled Cheese$14.00
Reuben Sandwich$18.00
Plant-based burger with mayonnaise in the shape of Mickey and a side of fries at Beaches & Cream Soda Shop.
Plant-based burger with mayonnaise in the shape of Mickey at Beaches & Cream Soda Shop.
SidesPrice
Chili and Cheese Tots (plant-based)$9.00
Chili and Cheese Tots$9.00
Cheese and Bacon Tots$9.00
Bowl of Chili$9.00
Onion Rings$7.00
Potato Tots$6.00
French Fries$6.00
Kids’ EntreesPrice
Grilled Chicken Sandwich (includes choice of 2 selections and choice of small milk, water, or apple juice)$10.00
Turkey Sandwich (includes choice of 2 selections and choice of small milk, water, or apple juice)$9.00
Macaroni & Cheese$9.00
Hot Dog (includes choice of 2 selections and choice of small milk, water, or apple juice)$9.00
Cheeseburger (includes choice of 2 selections and choice of small milk, water, or apple juice)$11.00
Selections include: grapes, watermelon, carrots, strawberry yogurt, and Mickey Mouse Sundae
Kids Mickey Mouse Sundae at Beaches & Cream Soda Shop.  Oreos on top give it the look of Mickey Ears.
Kids Mickey Mouse Sundae at Beaches & Cream Soda Shop.

Desserts, Shakes, Sundaes, Ice Cream & More

DessertsPrice
Cookie Fries with Dipping Sauce (Plant-based)$8.00
Strawberry Shortcake$8.00
Brownie A la Mode$9.00
Specialty ShakesPrice
Mickey Confetti Shake
Vanilla shake with whipped cream and rainbow sprinkles; topped with a rainbow confetti cupcake. Served in a souvenir cup!
$15.00
Chocolate Brownie Shake
Chocolate shake with a brownie and whipped cream. Served in a souvenir cup!
$15.00
Shakes & SodasPrice
Frozen Sunshine
Rainbow sherbet, vanilla ice cream, and seltzer blended; topped with whipped cream and a candied orange slice.
$7.00
Malts & Shakes$8.00
Ice Cream Soda
Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Cherry, or Pineapple
$6.00
Coca-Cola or Barq’s Root Beer Float$7.00
SundaesPrice
Kitchen Sink(serves 4) see my complete description of the Kitchen Sink below!$35.00
Classic Banana Split$12.00
Fudge Mud Slide$12.00
Snickers Sundae$11.00
Old Fashioned Sundae-Two Scoops$8.00
Old Fashioned Sundae-Three Scoops$10.00
No Way JosΓ©
Chocolate and vanilla ice cream with peanut butter, hot fudge, whipped cream, and a cherry
$11.00
Ice CreamPrice
Double Hand-Scooped Ice Cream in a Sugar Cone$7.00
Double Hand-Scooped Ice Cream in a Waffle Cone$7.50
Souvenir Shake-Chocolate or Vanilla$15.00
**Double Hand-Scooped Ice Cream flavors include: vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, mint chocolate chip, cookies ‘n cream, butter pecan, rainbow sherbet, and coffee ice cream

Beaches & Cream Soda Shop also serves a wide assortment of beverages including Joffrey’s Coffee, hot tea, and assorted fountain beverages. They also have “adult” floats and shakes, beer, hard cider, hard seltzer, wine, and cocktail beverages.

Allergy-Friendly Menu

Those with allergies will be happy to know Beaches & Cream Soda Shop has an allergy-friendly menu. They serve most of the previously listed entrees and desserts cooked and made to your specifications!

Beaches and Cream Kitchen Sink

The Beaches and Cream Kitchen Sink is the main attraction at Beaches & Cream Soda Shop. It is LARGE and memorable! This is listed as feeding 4 people, but it easily fed my whole family of 5!

It looks much bigger in person than this picture I took shows. When our waiter brought this massive dessert out, he was able to recite the list of ingredients super fast like a pro.

The iconic Kitchen Sink dessert at Beaches & Cream Soda Shop, showcasing an enormous metal sink overflowing with a mountain of ice cream scoops, whipped cream, chocolate syrup, caramel sauce, sprinkles, and various other toppings.

Beaches and Cream Kitchen Sink has 8 scoops of ice cream, including two scoops of chocolate ice cream, two scoops of vanilla ice cream, two scoops of strawberry ice cream, one scoop of cookies n cream ice cream, and one scoop of mint chocolate chip ice cream.

Some of the yummy toppings served on top of the ice cream include fudge topping, butterscotch topping, peanut butter topping, strawberry topping, pineapple topping, bananas, marshmallow creme, brownies, angel food cake, almonds, Oreos, Snickers, chocolate sprinkles, rainbow sprinkles, candy orange slices, and lots of cherries. And a whole can of whipped cream is sprayed on top!! Yes, a WHOLE CAN!!!!

They have recently again started the tradition of announcing to the entire restaurant when the Kitchen Sink is brought to the table. This also includes sirens going off and clapping!! How fun is this?

So, now that I’ve talked about the Beaches and Cream Kitchen Sink. Is Beaches and Cream worth it? What do you think?!

I think my little guy here, would tell you, “Yes!”

A happy young boy sits contentedly beside a table adorned with an empty plate that once held the Kitchen Sink dessert from Beaches & Cream Soda Shop.
Is Beaches and Cream worth it? I think this guy would tell you “Yes!”

Can you walk to Beaches and Cream from Epcot?

Yes, you can walk to Beaches and Cream from EPCOT. Beaches and Cream is a quick and easy 4-minute walk from the International Gateway; making it the perfect dining reservation for your EPCOT day.

The image presents a detailed map illustrating the walking route from Epcot to Beaches & Cream Soda Shop at Disney's Beach Club Resort.

For those unfamiliar with the International Gateway, the International Gateway is the “other” entrance/exit of EPCOT located between the France and United Kingdom Pavilions.

A father and his daughter stroll down the International Gateway pathway at Epcot, heading towards Beaches & Cream Soda Shop at Disney's Beach Club Resort.

I was able to snag us an Advanced Dining Reservation for the mid-afternoon on our EPCOT park day.

After rope-dropping EPCOT and riding and doing just about everything, including walking around the entire World Showcase two times; I was hot and exhausted. Beaches & Cream Soda shop was the perfect quick, relaxing park escape.

I loved everything about Beaches & Cream Soda Shop. The atmosphere, the food, the service. It was such a great escape from the crowds and chaos of EPCOT.

The Final Scoop: Beaches and Cream Soda Shop Review

And that’s a wrap on my sprinkle-filled review of Beaches and Cream!🍦 I trust my insights have whisked you away on a sweet journey and convinced you to make a pitstop at this iconic Disney restaurant.

Don’t hesitate to secure your spot πŸ“…, swing by the convenient To-Go Window, or take your chances with the Walk-Up List πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈπŸšΆβ€β™€οΈ. However you choose to indulge, ensure that Beaches and Cream is on your Disney itinerary!

From the mouth-watering menu to the retro-chic ambiance, and let’s not forget the legendary Kitchen Sink 🍧 – it’s a Disney adventure your taste buds deserve. My family fell in love with every scoop, and I’m confident you’re about to do the same!

Wishing you a magical and flavorful adventure at Walt Disney World! ✨

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