Disney stops serving all-beef hot dogs
Yesterday, I retweeted
a post from Scott Joseph which broke the news that Walt Disney World is no longer serving all-beef hot dogs
in its parks, in favor of a beef-and-chicken mix instead.
Reaction from readers on Twitter has been swift... and negative. "So long, Casey's," one Twitterer wrote.
Let's throw open that discussion here, too. What do you think of Disney's switch? Any Disney CMs care to comment? (Log out to post anonymously.)
re prossessed crap to cut back on costs? no thanks i wont be eating them
I never thought Caseys was THAT fantastic.
Not an issue for me, but there are some people that can only eat all beef. My nephew was one or he would get sick. Don't understand it, but not a Dr. either. This might cause an issue for people like him and others rethinking eating in the park?
No problem for me. And I bet if Disney switched them and never said a word guests would never know the difference.
Sadly, not gonna be eating there anymore. I and my family never eat the mixed up hot dogs. Think of how many Jewish people Disney will frustrate as well with this... They would lose a large chunk of tourism =/
I'm not a huge hot dog fan, but if they're lower in fat this way, I might be persuaded to give 'em a try.
They're switching to beef and chicken, not beef and pork. FWIW, I don't recall seeing that the all-beef dogs were designated Kosher. Anyone remember?
I like hot dogs once in a while, but will only eat all-beef hot dogs or turkey dogs. I think WDW is making a huge mistake with this.
They already ruined them with those yucky buns. May as well take it all the way.
Knowing how chicken is processed, I woulldn't eat them. The beef hot dogs are bad enough!
It frustrates me that they are forcing their will on what they say is healthy upon us. When I go to a theme park, I'm not concerned with eating healthy. I just want to have a good time and eat the stuff that I can't eat every day. Give me back my Chicken Strips, McDonald's Fries and Beef Hot Dogs.
I think this change is just further evidence that the Magic Kingdom is, as Kevin Yee puts it,
I wouldn't mind eliminating the HUGE turkey legs from the menu at WDW.
Are they still serving beer?
What Disney should do is revamp that horrible Noodle Place (if you can catch it open) in Tomorrowland.
So the Oscar Mayer wiener...or a reasonable facsimile thereof, is being served at Disney now.
Don't know about highly themed, but in the Amity section of Universal Studios Orlando, near Jaws, there is a place called the Midway Grill that serves Nathan's Famous (All Beef) Hot Dogs. It is just a walk up counter, and Richter's Burger Company is just too close to pass up IMHO, but Derek is right, if you want a decent theme park hot dog you're better off going to Universal.
They should fix the noodle place stat! Good idea, really bad food.
Now that we're on the topic of chicken, the best chicken in the world is a good plate of Halal (Muslim version of Kosher) chicken. Street vendors in NYC excel (though not all of them, of course), and there are a few good places around SoCal, too.
I must respectfully disagree. Pollo ala brasa is the best chicken in the world. Toss some yucca frita and fried plaintains in with that, and you've got one hell of a meal.
Try an experiment. Go to the store and buy the following items:
I'll stick with the Nathans. They are available at my local grocery store.
I have a FL Resident annual pass, so I'm there a lot. I noticed several months ago that the quality of the hot dogs had already declined - and this was way back in JUNE. My last visit I ate at Pecos Bill's and the "burger" I had was a) not hot and b) not entirely meat. I could tell that the patty had some textured vegetable protein blended in. I absolutely dread having to eat inside the park, and only do so if I have no other choice. I have to agree with Kevin Yee, with a slight ammending: It's declining, but not by small degrees...
I always stick with Columbia Harbor House. Does the trick for me!
Disney offers Kosher offerings at most if not all of their eateries, so whether or not the hot dogs have changed, there is still an option. Most likely the hot dogs have been chosen because they are lower in fat, and they cost less to produce. As for a taste test, you cannot grill your hot dogs, Disney boils/steams them. Much faster. Which means the taste of all the hot dogs will me much milder, producing a much more negligible difference.
Yeah, that's definitely not a good idea. USFlorida is still serving Nathan's hotdogs...so I guess you have to go there for that too.
IF this is a try on Disneys part to economize as a frequest visitor I"d much rather pay higher prices and have a better hotdog after all it's vacation and it's time for splurging. Keep the beef hotdog Disney please!!!!!!!!!
As a local, I go to WDW quite often. We used to eat at the parks most every visit but we have noticed that starting a couple of years ago, the quality of the food and the choices has been declining dramatically. It has gotten to the point that we now eat before or after our visits.
I took my niece to WDW a few years ago. Sadly, we didn't plan our meals in advance on that particular day, and the park was filled to capacity in mid June. We both got hungry and went looking for a place to eat, only to find the wait times EVERYWHERE to be 3 to 4 hours (or the place was booked up through next week!). Even the walk up snack stands had waits of up to 30 minutes. We ended up at Casey's with a couple of hotdogs and cheese frieds. Not the healthiest meal we've ever had, but I still enjoyed it and thank God they were there or we would have been out of luck!
I do not think that the food is getting any worse. i mean EPCOT and DHS has some great places to eat along with AK which, in my opinon, has the best counter service food!
why not go all the way to soy
Caseys was the only place I would eat when I went to WDW. I LOVE all beef hotdogs. Guess I'll have to eat somewhere else. Mixed meat dogs are aweful.
It's a mix of beef and chicken but a mix of what parts ?
UGH!! I LOVE all beef hot dogs and recommend Casey's for that reason VERY DISAPPOINTED!!
I think this is awesome that there are over 30 comments for news about hot dogs. Due to medical reasons, I can't eat more than a hot dog a week. =( Loved these things as a kid!
You people are being ridiculous. Any hot dog is essentially processed meat by-product. "All beef" is never an indication of any kind of quality.
Not a good idea Mr. Disney. Disney is noted for their detail!!!
I've just read that Doctors are treating children suffering from Epilepsy with a diet of cream cakes and hotdogs.It's called the Ketogenic Diet and has resulted in 50% fewer seizures.
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