Best Restau­rant: Hur­ri­cane Hanna’s

HUR­RI­CANE HANNA’S WA­TER­SIDE BAR AND GRILL

WDW Magazine - - Contents - BY DANNY SHUSTER

Hur­ri­cane Hanna’s is a great pool­side bar and eatery, right next to Dis­ney’s Beach Club Re­sort’s epic pool com­plex, Stor­ma­long Bay. Whether you’re stay­ing at The Yacht and Beach Club, tak­ing a stroll from Ep­cot, or ex­plor­ing the Board­walk area and in need of a quick bite and a great cock­tail—hur­ri­cane Hanna’s is the place to be!

ABOUT THE RESTAU­RANT

Hur­ri­cane Hanna’s is more of a walk-up counter than a proper restau­rant, but they still serve up some great eats and tasty, re­fresh­ing cock­tails for you to en­joy. Hanna’s is styled with a quaint sea­side theme and while a lot of the seat­ing is a bar/counter setup, there are some shaded ta­bles avail­able as well.

KNOW BE­FORE YOU GO

Hur­ri­cane Hanna’s is lo­cated out­side of Dis­ney’s Yacht and Beach Club Re­sorts, ad­ja­cent to Stor­ma­long Bay. While Hanna’s is open to any WDW Guest, keep in mind that the pool is still re­served for Guests of The Yacht and Beach Club. There are no reser­va­tions and seat­ing can be a bit of an is­sue given the prox­im­ity to the pool and the fact that this is a great spot to get a some drinks and lounge for a while, mean­ing that ta­bles/chairs don’t al­ways turn over very quickly.

THE FOOD

The menu is sim­ple but sat­is­fy­ing! The fo­cus is easy-to-eat foods and snacks, and tasty

bev­er­ages (both al­co­holic and non). There is a stan­dard se­lec­tion of kids meals and Mickey Check meals that are great for fu­el­ing up the lit­tle ones af­ter a long day in the pool, and a nice se­lec­tion of burg­ers, sand­wiches, and meal-sized sal­ads on of­fer. Stand­outs in­clude the Veg­e­tar­ian Falafel Pita (with Hum­mus, Let­tuce, Tomato, Cu­cum­ber, and Soy Tzatziki Sauce), which is crisp and fresh and very fill­ing, and also the Seafood Roll (served on a Parker House Bread with Cit­rus May­on­naise and a choice of French Fries or Ap­ple Slaw). The Seafood Roll, in par­tic­u­lar, was ab­so­lutely de­li­cious. Not too heavy on the may­on­naise, with lots of nice big pieces of seafood. The last time that we vis­ited Hur­ri­cane Hanna’s, it was dur­ing the Ep­cot In­ter­na­tional Food & Wine Fes­ti­val, and I was on a bit of a Seafood Roll craze af­ter de­vour­ing sev­eral in the Amer­ica Pavil­ion, and again at Columbia Harbour House, but the roll at Hanna’s put the other ones to shame.

Since Hur­ri­cane Hanna’s pulls dou­ble duty as a Quick Ser­vice eatery and a pool­side bar, you can ex­pect the cock­tails to be ex­cel­lent. First off, there is a well-rounded se­lec­tion of bot­tles and draught beers, in­clud­ing some lo­cal Florida spe­cial­ties. There is also a wide range of non-al­co­holic slushies, smooth­ies, iced teas, and lemon­ades for the kids or any­one

who doesn’t im­bibe. There is, of course, a full bar, so you can or­der what­ever strikes your fancy but take a look at the spe­cialty cock­tails be­cause there are some de­li­cious treats in there.

If you’re look­ing for fun and fruity, check out the Cat­e­gory 5 (Cap­tain Mor­gan Orig­i­nal Spiced Rum, Crème Ba­nana, Peach Sch­napps, Orange and Pineap­ple Juice, and a splash of Gre­na­dine with a float of Gosling's 151 Rum)—fair warn­ing: this one is de­cep­tively strong. If you want some­thing light and re­fresh­ing I’d rec­om­mend a Coco-jito (Rumhaven Co­conut Rum, Co­conut Wa­ter, and fresh Lime Juice topped with Soda Wa­ter) - a great twist on the al­ways re­fresh­ing Mo­jito. If you’re keep­ing up on cur­rent cock­tail trends, go with the Ap­ple Mule (Crown Royal Re­gal Ap­ple, Dekuyper Pucker Sour Ap­ple, and fresh Lime Juice topped with Gin­ger Beer)—a fruity play on a Moscow Mule, Mules seem to be show­ing up ev­ery­where these days. Last, and cer­tainly not least, Hur­ri­cane Hanna’s is one of a hand­ful of spots at WDW to serve the fan-fa­vorite Piña COLAVA (Bar­cardi Rasp­berry Rum blended with Piña Co­lada Mix and Rasp­berry Purée)—this drink is as de­li­cious as it looks!

ET CETERA

The best Seafood Roll at WDW

Great bev­er­age se­lec­tion

Beau­ti­ful out­door seat­ing

Easy walk­ing dis­tance to Ep­cot and Board­walk area ho­tels

Sig­na­ture cock­tails sure to please.

Whether you’re stay­ing at The Yacht and Beach Club, or just en­joy­ing a beau­ti­ful day out­side, Hur­ri­cane Hanna’s is a great spot to fuel up, re­lax, and catch some rays!

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