Lottawatta Lodge at Blizzard Beach in Walt Disney World was originally the main chalet for all the skiers to congregate when they came to Florida during the freak snow storm several years ago. It’s the same lodge that remains after the same original ski resort was left defunct after all the snow melted and never returned. It has been converted into a restaurant for the now swimmers to come get a bite to eat and some shade from the Florida sun.
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Phone: (407) 939-3463
Hours: Vary, Seasonal
Other than the premise for which it was built, there is nothing special about Lottawatta Lodge. Get it? Lotta (lots) watta (water)? They serve salad, pizza, sandwiches and fries, and you should probably absolutely follow the no swimming for an hour rule after eating here just because your poor digestive system will be so overtaxed from the greasy offerings.
Lottawatta Lodge is the only place to get a full meal at Blizzard Beach. Though there are individual snack shacks located around the property, they don’t offer more than cotton candy or donuts. There are also a few smaller restaurants we wish we’d tried, like the Warming Hut recommended by The Disney Tourist Blog.
The one standout item on the menu is the famous Sand Bucket full of ice cream. This is an entire sand bucket filled with ice cream, and yes, you eat it with shovels. It’s called the Sand Pail and rings up at $13.99. The Sand Pail comes with Chocolate and Vanilla Soft-serve Ice Cream, Waffle Pieces, Sprinkles, Cookie Pieces, Hot Fudge, Caramel Sauce, Whipped Cream and a Cherry. It’s unique and true to the theme of the park with a fun twist.
And that, sadly, is about all we care to say about Lottawatta Lodge.
► For Kids: They’ll likely love the crappy food here, but that doesn’t mean you should eat here. If you choose to ignore our advice, the servings are plenty big enough for the kids to share. Our recommendation is to come for the ice cream, and skip everything else. This is the one time I’ll suggest to pack a lunch when you come to Disney.
Comparing this to Beaches and Cream (post coming soon), over at the Beach Club Resort, there is something just a little trashy about this place that gives Beaches and Cream the edge. It’s not really fair to lump these two into the same category, but the comparison boils down to the ice cream. Beaches and Cream offers a Kitchen Sink Ice Cream Sundae. When you walk into the Beach Club you feel like you are on the set of Bayside High’s Summer Season at Malibu Sands Beach Resort. Everyone is here to serve you, make you feel elite and special, and everything is covered in white. It’s pristine. Whereas, at Lottawatta Lodge, everything is watered down. I guess for every ying there must be a yang.
► Nap-Time Version: A run down of the terrible food offered at Lottawatta Lodge at Disney’s Blizzard Beach.
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