Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Everything POP - Disney's Pop Century Resort

Today was the first time I have ever been to Disney's Pop Century Resort.  

Having been an American History teacher for most of my 18 year teaching career, I loved the lobby of the resort, and all the amazing shadow boxes filled with memorabilia from some of my favorite decades.  

I don't know if they do it every day, but there was a sign promoting a shadow box tour from 3 - 3:30.  

I had heard great things about Everything POP Shopping & Dining from some of my blog readers, so I was excited to check it out.  

Before we even entered the restaurant, I knew I wanted the gluten free POP waffle, which I had seen pictures of online.  

I didn't really have any time to grill Chef Jesus about other gluten free options because he was helping several other people people at the same time, including one of my blog readers, who is a server at Olivia's Cafe.  

I do know that the omelets are an option if you're not in the mood for waffles.  

Chef Jesus said I could get one big POP waffle or several smaller Mickey waffles.  I can get gluten free Mickey waffles so many other places, so I told him I wanted the POP waffle, which filled up an entire dinner plate, it was so big.  It was perfectly crispy and delicious, and I was shocked that my daughter Katie loved it too, because usually my girls won't eat waffles at Disney.  Chef Jesus gave me a side of syrup for my waffle, and fruit is another option as well.  I usually like butter on my waffles, but there was only a butter blend at the condiment bar, so I skipped it.  The waffle was so good on its own dipped in a little bit of syrup, I didn't even miss the butter.  

I didn't have a chance to ask the chef what waffle mix they are using, but when my friend Sarah from Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free at WDW was there in December, they were using a mix of Namaste and Bob's Red Mill, which is what I thought the waffle tasted like.  You can read Sarah's breakfast review of Everything POP here.  Landscape of Flavors at Disney's Art of Animation Resort also uses a blend of the two mixes, which makes for a great waffle.  

I was offered bacon or sausage as a side, but I asked Chef Jesus if they had turkey bacon, my new favorite breakfast meat at Disney.  Dipped in a little bit of syrup, this stuff is heavenly! If you have never tried bacon or sausage dipped in syrup, you are missing out!    

After finishing our breakfast, we walked around to see what gluten free snacks were available at Everything POP.  

In the freezer section, there were Haagen Dazs vanilla milk chocolate almond ice cream bars.  

There seems to be a whole lot of confusion about whether Nestle Mickey's Premium Ice Cream Bars are gluten free.  I was told they were gluten free years ago, and used to eat them occasionally, but they aren't one of my favorite sweet treats at Disney, so I haven't had them in a while.  The controversy seems to stem from whether there are possible cross contamination issues where they are manufactured.  

Everything POP had OMG...It's Gluten Free chocolate chip cookies and fudge brownies, 3 varieties of Larabars, and Lundberg rice chips.  We brought one of our favorite brownies home to make brownie popsicles in my new Zoku Quick Pop Maker.  

We also spotted some BabyCakes mini brownie cupcakes.  

Everything POP at Disney's Pop Century Resort is definitely worth a visit.  I loved the theming of the resort, and we all enjoyed our breakfast.  My daughters both loved their gluten-filled chocolate croissants.  

You can read more about Everything POP, and view their breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus on Disney's website here.

If you have a Tables in Wonderland card, you can receive a 20% discount on food and beverages at Everything POP.  You can read more about Tables in Wonderland here.

What are your favorite gluten free dishes at Everything POP?

July 15, 2015 Update

You can read my latest breakfast review of Everything POP here.


  1. Oh my. Those waffles look delicious.
    I'm thinking it's a good thing that I live a little farther away.. I would be eating WAY to much if I lived that close..
    So glad and thankful I can live vicariously through you. LOL..