Beaches and Cream: A Disney World Dining Review

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 Do you long for the simple times of the 1950’s? Travel back in time with us and get the scoop on Beaches and Cream: A Disney World Dining Review.

Beaches and Cream: A Disney World Dining Review

Do you ever wish you could go back in time to the 1950’s? Well, Walt Express doesn’t offer time travel, but we can send you to a diner that will remind you of simpler times. Look no further than Beaches and Cream. Here you will feel like you are in an authentic 1950’s soda shop. In fact, it’s just like the soda shops you see in all of the beach movies from yesteryear. You know, the ones where the guy and girl share a vanilla coke with two straws as they perch atop their cushioned bar stools. If this sounds swell, then don your saddle shoes and saunter up to the soda shop counter with us at Beaches and Cream: A Disney World Dining Review.

The Location

Beaches and Cream: A Disney Dining ReviewBeaches and Cream is located at Disney’s Beach Club Resort. If you are not staying at this resort, you can arrive by taking a bus from any of the Disney theme parks. If you are at Epcot, it’s a short ten minute walk from the International Gateway. You can even take a friendship boat to Beach Club from Epcot or Hollywood Studios. When you arrive, you will find this diner is tucked away beside the arcade and across from the famous Stormalong Bay swimming pool. The theme is an old school diner complete with a jukebox and classic pastel palette. It’s an adorable throwback style that really does make you feel like you have been transported back in time. There isn’t much room in this tiny, yet adorable diner. In fact, it’s likely the smallest restaurant in all of Walt Disney World. There are only and handful of tabletops, a few booths, and the counter seats. However, if you are lucky enough to find a reservation your tastebuds will be pleased as punch.

The EatsBeaches and Cream: A Disney World Dining Review

Beaches and Cream has some of the best burgers on property, as well as fantastic onion rings. The floats and milkshakes are quite popular as well. Of course, you can’t go to an old school diner without ordering a soda with an add in like vanilla or cherry, either. The menu also boasts a variety of sandwiches, hot dogs and even a salad. The kids menu doesn’t disappoint either. It includes a cheeseburger, hot dog, mac and cheese and several Mickey Check options. But really, let’s be completely honest. Beaches and Cream is really know for ice cream!

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream!

On our latest visit, we decided as a family to have ice cream for dinner. Yes, you heard me right. Ice cream was actually our dinner and it was DELICIOUS! I mean, when else can you get away with something like that? Just don’t tell my mother we didn’t eat our protein first.

My oldest son ordered a coke float with chocolate ice cream. It was huge and my son said it was the best float ever. My youngest son ordered the banana split. The waitress had a shocked look on her face and jokingly said, “Wow, a big sundae for such a little guy.” She kindly explained that it was large enough to feed all four of us. My little guy really had his heart set on the sundae, so banana split it was. My goodness, she wasn’t kidding. This thing was gigantic! My husband decided to share when the waitress told us how big it was, but even he wasn’t expecting how big this thing would be. Needless to say, I think six people could have split this. I ordered the No Way Jose, which included chocolate and vanilla ice cream with warm peanut butter and hot fudge. It was rich, salty and sweet-a trifecta of delicious ice cream and topping goodness.

The Kitchen Sink

As you can tell, the running theme here is large portions. My original plan was to dine here to experience what is known as The Kitchen Sink. The Famous Kitchen Sink puts all these other sundaes to shame when we are talking about portion size. This massive sundae comes with one scoop of every flavored ice cream in the place. Plus they add one of every topping in the place as well as an entire can of whipped cream and a cherry to top it all off. This thing is a monstrosity of epic ice cream proportions.Beaches and Cream: A Disney World Dining Review

We were in our seat about five minutes when a strobe light went off. To our pleasure, not one, but THREE kitchen sinks had been ordered. The waitresses brought out the three sundaes and announced to the diner that we had some very hungry people in our presence. This was such a fun announcement and delivery method. My family really enjoyed watching everyone at those tables dig into the massive sundae. They were all laughing, taking pictures, and digging in. After we saw the size of this $29 masterpiece, my family decided to hold off on the Kitchen Sink. We decided to wait until the boys are a little older to give it a try. I am sad to say we didn’t get to try it, but that simply means we have one more Disney must do to add to our Disney bucket list.

Here is a quick tip for those of you who are budget conscious. Don’t use a table service for this meal. Pay out of pocket for this one and have dessert for dinner. Or if you must have your protein, order one of the delicious burgers and onion rings. But share, so you will have tons of room for the ice cream.

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Mandi is a wife, Mom of 3, writer, creator of, and self-proclaimed Disney nerd. She loves to travel to Disney Destinations and blog about her magical experiences so she can share all the tips, tricks and tidbits she picks up during her travel. She and her family visit Disney World several times a year and she is always in the know when something new is happening and she shares it here first! Mandi also works as an online consultant by empowering women to be all they can be in all aspects of their life. You can find her at

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