3 NEW Things at Disney World That Don’t Even Require a Park Ticket

By admin May12,2024

It’s another one of those weeks when we’re almost overwhelmed by all of the new updates we got this week. Yes, it’s true. The Walt Disney Company had the second earnings call of the year, we got to check out some things over at Fantasy Springs at Tokyo DisneySea, and more!

Disney Springs

Well, despite all the excitement happening elsewhere, I’m back again with another game of WHAT’S NEW AT DISNEY WORLD! Today, we’re going to hang out at one of my favorite spots in all of Disney World, and it doesn’t even require you to buy a park ticket. Yep, we’re talking about Disney Springs!

Let’s head over to Disney’s shopping and entertainment district to see what’s new.

The Swirls on the Water Dole Whip stand at Disney Springs is typically a BIG hit with us when we’re craving something sweet and looking for a way to cool off. We LOVED their last Dole Whip sampler, which was just released earlier this spring, so you can imagine our excitement when we saw they had CHANGED their menu once again.

Three words: Dole Whip Marg!

his restaurant kept a new spin on a classic that we’ve grown to love by switching up the flavors in the Dole Whip Sampler flight, adding a gorgeous Matcha Cone, and wait for it… a Dole Whip Margarita Float! Ok, looks like we’ve got your attention now so let’s dig into each of them!

Dole Whip Margarita Float

We’ll start with arguably the most interesting of the 3 treats — the Dole Whip Margarita Float. This treat is a combination of mango and lime swirled Dole whip flavors topped with chili-lime seasoning and diced mango floating in a cup with a lime-flavored margarita and garnished with a lime slice for $17! Everything about this float WORKS beautifully!It’s a head-turner for sure because of all the bright colors combined to bring this float to life. It’s refreshing and a blast of citrus to your taste buds. It tastes just like you would expect a lime and mango swirl of Dole Whip would, but it’s so much more too.

Delicious and refreshing!

The margarita here is definitely lime-flavored, though it isn’t terribly strong. As for the chili-lime seasoning, you’ll find that it adds a low-back-of-the-throat heat to your mouth which is enjoyable but not distracting. But we’re warning you not to slurp this one down too fast because there is a limit of 2 per person due to the alcohol found in the float.

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We were strolling around Disney Springs, Disney World‘s shopping and dining district, the other day when we happened to notice one of our favorite summer stores had reopened from a brief refurbishment!


Havaianas is a cute shop that sells adorable sandals! The shop closed in the middle of April for a brief update, and it has now reopened. The store did not move, so you can still find it at The Landing in Disney Springs. However, the inside looked refreshed and full of cute options!

It’s so bright!

We don’t necessarily recommend wearing flip-flops in the parks since you do A LOT of walking (unless that’s what you prefer), but sandals like these make great pool, beach, and outing shoes! This is a fun store that reopened at the perfect time.

How You Should Spend Your Money in Disney Springs

Over the last decade, The Boathouse has become one of Disney Springs’ best known restaurants, a favorite among locals and tourist visitors alike. However, a recent reader email tipped us off to a big change to the restaurant’s menu.


As of last May, the restaurant offered an entry serving of two filet mignon sliders and a side of fries for $16.50. The meal served as one of the better values on property. However, a reader brought to our attention that that had changed.


According to their email – and a corresponding photo of the current menu – they sent us, “The filet sliders are now on the launch menu as an appetizer option. It comes with 3 sliders for $22. When I asked about it as a meal with the fries, I was recommend to order a side a fries ($10) to make it like the meal was before. I enjoyed this meal before as 2 sliders and a side of fries was a great portion and for less than $20 I believe.”

The new menu, with the 3 slider appetizer.

We checked with the Boathouse, and the restaurant confirmed that the sliders have been moved to the appetizer menu, with the side of fries replaced by a third steak slider.While it’s sad to see one of the best value meals on Disney property slip away, a third slider at least makes the dish more suitable as a shareable appetizer.

NEW Menu Items Announced For a Popular Disney Springs Restaurant; And We Think You’re Gonna Like Them!


Of course, that’s not all that happened! There are plenty of things that happen every single day at Disney World. Check out EVERYTHING by clicking through the links below! Our reporters and writers keep these pages updated with all the latest things that take place in the parks — from merchandise drops to new menu items. See for yourself!


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Whether you’re a rookie or a seasoned pro, our insider tips and tricks will have you exploring the parks like never before. So come along with us, and get planning your most magical vacation ever!

What do you think of these Disney Springs updates? Let us know in the comments! 

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