Beaches and Cream Review 2023: Is Beaches and Cream Worth it?
Looking for a Beaches and Cream Review? Beaches & Cream Soda Shop is a retro soda fountain shop located at Disney’s Beach Club Resort that serves lunch, dinner, and desserts. It’s a very difficult Advanced Disney Dining Reservation to get, so you might be asking yourself, “Is Beaches and Cream worth it?”
In this guide, I will provide a Beaches and Cream review and answer some questions you might have. I will also list the Beaches and Cream Menu and talk about the popular, iconic Beaches and Cream Kitchen Sink!
Beaches and Cream Review: Is Beaches and Cream Worth It?
My review of Beaches and Cream is definitely a positive one! My family absolutely enjoyed it and we plan to go back again and again!
So, is Beaches and Cream worth it? Yes, Beaches and Cream is absolutely worth it! Here are a few reasons why. First of all, the food is delicious!
Second, the atmosphere is fun and relaxing! Beaches & Cream Soda Shop has the vibe of a 1950s Atlantic seaside diner. The pastel colors and decor have a very relaxing and nostalgic feel.
The whole Beach Club resort vibe and the patio overlooking Stormalong Bay provide a nice, pleasant break from the parks.
And last but not least, the Beaches and Cream Kitchen Sink!! This totally makes a trip to Beaches and Cream worth it!!
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Beaches and 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, 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 definitely have a good chance of getting in by joining the walk-up list. In order 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 and 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 the To-Go-Window at Beaches and Cream. 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 are offered here including 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.
Stormalong Bay is the awesome pool area shared by both Disney’s Beach Club Resort and Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. It is consistently ranked as the best resort pool in all of Walt Disney World.
So, if you’re looking for a Disney Resort with one of the best pools, Disney’s Beach Club Resort and Disney’s Yacht Club Resort should be strong contenders.
Stormalong Bay has a large pool area with waterfalls, two hot tubs, and a 230-foot-long waterslide! There’s also a lazy river, where they provide you with tubes or pool noodles to float down! Toddlers and young kids will enjoy the shallow sand pool area here. It’s kind of like a day at the beach.
I highly recommend looking into Disney’s Beach Club Resort for your resort destination. Its amazing pool area, close proximity to EPCOT, and of course, Beaches & Cream Soda Shop are some of the reasons it’s my favorite EPCOT Area Resort!
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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.
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.
We tried Beaches & Cream Soda Shop for the first time on our most recent trip to Disney World. 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.
So, I definitely recommend Beaches & Cream Soda Shop for your EPCOT park day.
Beaches and Cream Menu 2022
The Beaches and Cream Menu offers American diner-style food such as burgers, grilled cheeses, french fries, tater tots, and chili.
And a really, really 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.
|Angus Beef Burger||$19.00|
|French Dip Sandwich||$19.00|
|Cheddar-Bacon-Ranch Chicken Sandwich||$18.00|
|Beaches & Cream Grilled Cheese||$14.00|
|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|
|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|
Desserts, Shakes, Sundaes, Ice Cream & More
|Cookie Fries with Dipping Sauce (Plant-based)||$8.00|
|Brownie A la Mode||$9.00|
|Mickey Confetti Shake|
Vanilla shake with whipped cream and rainbow sprinkles; topped with a rainbow confetti cupcake. Served in a souvenir cup!
|Chocolate Brownie Shake|
Chocolate shake with a brownie and whipped cream. Served in a souvenir cup!
|Shakes & Sodas||Price|
Rainbow sherbet, vanilla ice cream, and seltzer blended; topped with whipped cream and a candied orange slice.
|Malts & Shakes||$8.00|
|Ice Cream Soda|
Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Cherry, or Pineapple
|Coca-Cola or Barq’s Root Beer Float||$7.00|
|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|
|Old Fashioned Sundae-Two Scoops||$8.00|
|Old Fashioned SUndae-Three Scoops||$10.00|
|No Way José|
Chocolate and vanilla ice cream with peanut butter, hot fudge, whipped cream, and a cherry
|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 a couple of cocktail beverages.
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 Menu: In Conclusion
So after looking at the Beaches and Cream Menu; Is Beaches and Cream worth it? What do you think?!
Beaches and Cream Kitchen Sink
The Beaches and Cream Kitchen Sink is the main attraction at Beaches & Cream Soda Shop. It is LARGE and definitely 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.
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 definitely tell you, “yes!”
The Wrap-Up: Beaches and Cream Review
I hope you have enjoyed my Beaches and Cream Review.
Book that reservation, try the To-Go Window, or try to Join the Walk-up List. Either way, make Beaches and Cream part of your Disney plans!
The food, the atmosphere, and the Kitchen Sink!!! It’s all worth it!
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