Beaches & Cream Soda Shop at Disney’s Beach Club Resort is closing in August for several months of refurbishment.
The popular old-fashioned soda fountain is well-known at Walt Disney World for its Kitchen Sink Sundae, which is eight scoops of ice cream covered in every topping available. The shop also serves a variety of tasty milkshakes and boozy floats for adults, plus a food menu with burgers, grilled cheese, and more. However, guests visiting in late summer and early fall this year will have to look elsewhere for their ice cream fix. According to Disney Guest Services, Beaches & Cream will be closed from August – December 2019 for refurbishments. Currently, the last date available for advanced dining reservations at Beaches & Cream is Saturday, August 3.
If you’re visiting during the refurbishment and craving an ice cream treat, Ample Hills Creamery is located on Disney’s BoardWalk a short walk away. For a full meal, other dining options at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts include Yachtsman Steakhouse, Cape May Café, Ale & Compass Lounge, Crew’s Cup Lounge, Martha’s Vineyard, The Market at Ale & Compass, Beach Club Marketplace, and Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar & Grill. For more information on dining options, click here.
For another nearby ice cream option, make Epcot’s France pavilion your first stop when visiting the park. L’Artisan des Glaces offers a variety of handcrafted ice cream and sorbet treats, including a macaron ice cream sandwich and an Ice Cream Martini.
Over at Magic Kingdom, there’s also a Mickey’s Kitchen Sink Sundae at Plaza Ice Cream Parlor. This much smaller sundae features two scoops of ice cream with your choice of hot fudge, caramel, or peanut butter topped with whipped cream and two cherries.
While none of these options are quite the same as the full Kitchen Sink Sundae, they should help hold you over until Beaches & Cream reopens later this year. We’ll keep you updated with more details on the Beaches & Cream refurbishment as they become available.