My Disney Experience Adds Bars & Lounges to Dining Options

The Walt Disney World Website continues to grow and change it's content as they roll out features to be used for My Disney Experience. One of the recent enhancements includes the addition of 59 listings with information and menus for bars, pool bars, and lounges located across property into the searchable Dining overview.

These listings include basic information about the establishments such as:

  • Location
  • Type of Cuisine/Cocktails served
  • Cuisine & Cocktail Menus
  • Table Service or Quick Service
  • Dining Plan is Acceptance
  • Hours of Operation by Day

Searchable Bars and Lounges Added to Disney WebsiteSearchable Bars and Lounges Added to Disney Website

Currently there does seem to be some discrepancy between the website and the mobile app in both the listings of what bars exist and the menus that they serve. For instance, at Disney's Contemporary Resort there are six bars or lounges. However in the website's Map and List Views only five are shown, with Top of the World at Bay Lake Tower missing. Using the Mobile Interface for iPhone, all six of the bars/lounges can be found in map view, but you must search Bay Lake Tower separately from the rest of the Contemporary Resort. In list view, things change again and depending on how you enter your search criteria and filters, you may see no bars or lounges listed at all.

More location issues come in list view with Disney's Boardwalk, which is listed as it's own activity destination and not part of Disney's Boardwalk Inn. When searching Disney's Boardwalk in list view, Jellyrolls, ESPN Club and Atlantic Dance Hall are listed independently under the Entertainment category.

The BoardwalkThe Boardwalk

I found it to be fairly random if there was actually a menu listed on it's designated page. Many menu links bring up a "Page Not Found" error through the website, or nothing at all on the mobile app. Another example is fairly incomplete data, Siestas Pool Bar at Disney's Coronado Springs is listed, but it only shares it's basic food & beverage menu and not it's cocktail menu. Then over at the Polynesian, the Tambu Lounge Menu showcases the appetizers and specialty drinks, but not the standard cocktail menu.

Tropical InfusionTropical Infusion

Though I'm excited to see the Disney lounges finally get their due as viable dining options, the menus being uploaded seem somewhat sporadic and incomplete making it's current use unreliable. While I look forward to the refinement of My Disney Experience as a useful tool when planning where to head for a drink while at Walt Disney World, for the time being I'll be sticking with knowledge gained the old fashioned way.

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