REVIEW: New Mickey Macaron-Topped Cupcake, Chocolate Dome, and Lemon Tart Celebrate 50 Years of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort has three new desserts celebrating the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World. They are all available at Kona Island. The chocolate dome and lemon tart are also available at Kona Café.


Cinnamon Cupcake – $5.99

Apple filling and cream cheese icing, tropical fruit salsa and a Mickey macaron


The cinnamon taste is very prominent in the cake, which is slightly dry. There’s not enough sweet apple filling to help, either.


The blue icing will stain everything it touches.


The fruit salsa seems to be dragonfruit and berries. Fresh fruit is always great because it can help cut through some of the artificial sweetness, but there wasn’t much fruit.


The flower was barely edible, not only because it was limp, but because the texture was hard to swallow.


The Mickey macaron has a bit of fruit filling but it’s mostly just a sweet flavor.

Chocolate Dome – $5.99

White and dark chocolate mousse dome with graham cracker crust and blue Mickey spirals


This chocolate dome was cute, but the blue spirals immediately collapsed in the sun.


The mousse reminded us of the Pressed Penny Silk Pie at Casey’s Corner. Unfortunately, the milk chocolate overpowers the white chocolate, so it’s mostly one-note.


We loved the hidden Mickey decorations on top.


Our favorite part was the buttery crust on the bottom. It was perfectly crumbly and slightly salted to give it a fresh, homemade taste. The crust really won us over on this dessert.


Lemon Tart – $5.49

Lemon curd in a sablé tart shell with toasted meringue and fresh berries


We love when there are options like this one that are less heavy on the chocolate, especially on a hot day.


The lemon curd is just tart enough, and the crunch from the chocolate and crust give it all a good texture. The chocolate taste is still present with the lemon; nothing is too overpowering.


The chocolate cherry was also a nice touch. We aren’t sure what the red dust is and it didn’t do anything for the dessert except add another touch of color.


The meringue is also a nice textured component. It’s light and fluffy, with a little bit of sweetness in a full bite. It’s done well and a good addition to a great treat.


Overall, the lemon tart was our favorite, followed by the chocolate dome and then the cinnamon cupcake. Which one do you want to try? Let us know in the comments.

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