For us old school Walt Disney World visitors, the days of eating at Aunt Polly’s on Tom Sawyer Island and at the Diamond Horseshoe Saloon have been gone for a very long time! Eating lunch at Diamond Horseshoe Saloon was always a favorite of my kids in the early 90’s. Along with lunch you also got to see a saloon show which always had the kids laughing. For a limited time, and to handle the spring break crowds, both of these locations have re-opened after many years. The Diamond Horseshoe Saloon has been used on and off but I don’t think Aunt Polly’s has seen any action for years.
After this limited run, I am hoping that both of these locations will at least open seasonally in the future. On a recent trip with friends, I was just telling them about eating lunch at the Diamond Horseshoe Saloon- they all thought I was crazy!
Aunt Polly’s on Tom Sawyer Island is open for the first time in and will only be open only through April 11, 2015. Finger crossed future heavy peak times will have it opening again.
The menu, which was always small in the past, still is:
- Turkey Sandwich with apple slices or chips
- Hummus with vegetable chips
- Assorted Chips
- Fresh Fruit Cup
- Fresh Whole Fruit
- Smuckers Uncrustables with apple slices, carrot sticks with apple juice or water
- Lemonade, Strawberry Lemonade, Tea, Water
The Diamond Horseshoe Saloon now open through April 11 also, will be open for quick-service lunch AND table-service dinner.
From 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., the Diamond Horseshoe Saloon quick-service menu:
- Hand-carved Pork Brisket Sandwich
- Portobello Sandwich
- BBQ Turkey Sandwich
- Hand-carved Turkey Sandwich
- Tuna Salad with Croissant
Each menu item will cost $9.49.
Table-service dining options at the Diamond Horseshoe will be available from 4:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. and include:
- Carved Beef
- Sliced Pork with Mashed Potatoes
- Roasted Turkey Breast
- Macaroni & Cheese
- Herb Bread Stuffing
- Seasonal Vegetables
- Tavern-Made White Cake filled with Apples and Craisins topped with Ice Cream
Dinner cost will be approximately $30 to $35 for adults and approximately $17 for children ages 3-9.
If you will be heading to the Magic Kingdom between now and April 11, try to make a stop at one of these “almost forgotten” spots just in case they don’t open up again any time soon! I almost want to take a quick trip before April 11 to get a look – and a taste – at least at one of the spots from long ago!! With the new that has been turning up at the Magic Kingdom, these reminders of the past opening, even for a limited time, warms my heart.