Published: February 14, 2011 at 12:57 PMDon't remember ever seeing that cart. Have to try it next time I'm at the Magic Kingdom. I do miss the Polynesian Restaurant that was across from the tree house.
Published: February 14, 2011 at 3:07 PMThis story brings back memories of my days working entertainment at Disney World. As a close "Friend" of people in high places, I frequently found myself at the Crystal Palace Buffet, 1900 Park Fare at the Grand Floridian, or the Liberty Tree Tavern. Onstage, the buffet looked and smelled delicious. As a Cast Member on a College Program wage, those meals were something I couldn't afford, so after wandering around the buffet for 40 minutes, I got to eat a home made turkey sandwich during my set break, which doesn't really fulfill the expectations that the buffet sets.
Published: February 14, 2011 at 3:32 PMEven trash looked appetizing when you're a hungry college student working summer in a theme park. It killed me to walk past the back of the Liberty Tree Tavern in the tunnels and to see buckets of empty lobster shells sitting there, waiting as the foods cast members filled the trash chute.
I'd start thinking about all the lobster that had been inside those tail shells just moments before and.... darn, now I'm getting hungry again.
Published: February 14, 2011 at 3:57 PMThis post took me back to a forgotten memory. When I was a kid and we went to WDW there was a rite of passage that my older brother had had and I yearned for: getting to go off by myself to a park when my parents had their night alone. Previously I had always ended up at the Neverland club or with a private babysitter with my little sister. I don't remember the exact year I gain this privilege, but I remember exactly what I did. I went, like any good preteen in love with Disney World, straight to The Magic Kingdom. I had my whole night planned, including dinner at the Crystal Palace. At this time it was still a cafeteria and my family was on the Gold Key Plan. (I'm still not sure how my parents afforded these trips on a minister's and a bank teller's income) I entered the Crystal Palace and made my selection, the exact same egg roll dog that you described, however, I think it went by a different name. I can actually still remember how great it tasted.
So thanks for bringing back such a fond memory!
Published: February 14, 2011 at 4:50 PMNO, but I do know they don't sell it anymore.
Published: February 14, 2011 at 4:53 PMI want to say that when I had it at the Crystal Palace it had a Mexican/Southwest name.
Published: February 15, 2011 at 3:15 AMIs the wagon still there ? I heard it rolled off into the sunset a couple of years ago. So now I'm conjuring up the aroma of those egg roll dogs knowing that I can't ever have one. Arrgh !!!
Published: February 15, 2011 at 7:38 AMHey, great post! Just wanted to add that the egg roll wagon is still there sans the egg roll dog (or at least it was in July.) The egg rolls are one of my favorite snacks in the Magic Kingdom, and I had several on my most recent trip!
Published: February 15, 2011 at 10:34 PMMan, every time I work at the Maharajah Jungle Trek at Disney's Animal Kingdom, I'm caught in between a battlefield of amazing smells. I really don't know how the animals can stand it everyday. If you're looking at the entrance of the Trek, to the right is a beer cart that sells Cinnamon Glazed Almonds/Pecans which is one of the best smells I have ever smelled in that park. And what's worse is the nearby Yak and Yeti restaurant which almost always smells like hamburgers during lunch time. When you're about to go on lunch and you're stuck in your position, forced to smell the aroma that comes from that restaurant, it's like torture. You can almost taste the burgers as you smell the air. The worst position on the Trek (in terms of smells) is the Greeter Position because you're smack dab in between the Yak and Yeti restaurant and that beer cart.
Published: February 18, 2011 at 7:52 PMI don't recall seeing or smelling the Egg Roll Dog but there always appears to be one particular food item that stays with you from your visits to WDW. My son and I were hung up on the Dixie Burgers at Port Orleans Riverside formerly known as Dixie Landings. For some odd reason a Cheese Burger always seemed to taste immensely better at this resort. My son use to tease me during the course of the year, "Mmmm Dixie Burger" until we managed another trip back, usually every other year.
Published: February 19, 2011 at 8:16 AMOriental Cheese Dog? I remember it and it was one of our very favorite treats. Outside of world peace, I can't think of a better cause than getting this item back at MK.
Published: February 19, 2011 at 11:24 AMI remember the Goofy Burgers before it was called "Downtown Disney". Pecos Bill's are close, but the mouth wants what the mouth wants!!
Published: February 20, 2011 at 7:27 AMAfter working at Pirates of the Caribbean for three years, I have almost mimicked this same story line to my family. More recently the food cart in ad/lib releases aromas of warm, toasty, sweet honey roasted almonds.... This makes "stroller duty" slightly more torturous.