Last month, we saw that Beastly Kiosk, well as some other locations in the park, were undergoing some menu changes. In addition to selling Mickey Pretzels and Jalapeno Pretzels, it was adding a Baked Lobster Macaroni & Cheese as well as a Baked Three-Cheese Pasta.
For those on the Disney Dining Plan, every item on the menu is currently a Snack Credit, making the Baked Lobster Macaroni & Cheese the best value. Those paying cash, like me, may find it on the pricey side at $5.99. When I ordered it, the cast member noted that it was a snack-size portion, so I imagine they’ve received comments of disappointment and are being proactive (many other kiosks are setting out displays so guests can see what to expect). Still, for the price, it’s the size of an Epcot International Food & Wine Festival portion. In fact, it costs less than last year’s Baked Lobster Alfredo served at Hops & Barley Market.
Also, as you can see, this is not a “Disney Standard” Macaroni and Cheese. Instead of elbows, they used campanelle. It’s not DayGlo orange. There’s a layer of cheese baked on top.
The pasta itself was properly cooked, and the cheesy sauce was evenly dispersed throughout.
There was plenty of lobster as well with several big pieces tucked inside, and none of it was dry or rubbery.
While a hot cup of Basked Lobster Macaroni & Cheese wasn’t exactly a refreshing dish on a 90-plus degree day in Animal Kingdom, I was really impressed by what Beastly Kiosk served. They’ve taken cues from the kiosks at Food & Wine and Flower & Garden to serve something a bit more unique. I think the execution here was better than the aforementioned Baked Lobster Alfredo, and I’d consider ordering this again, that is, if it’s still around once the temps finally start to cool off.
Have you tried either the Baked Lobster Macaroni & Cheese or the Baked Three-Cheese Pasta from Beastly Kiosk? Let us know your thoughts!