Fred Roy

Published: February 14, 2011 at 12:57 PM

Don'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.
Patrick Doublin

Published: February 14, 2011 at 1:56 PM

Ohhh, I work as a cashier at Rancho sometimes and it is painful to watch people ear their gigantic Tostada Salads and Tres Leche cake in front of me as they pay. And the Crispitos!
Andrew Swanson

Published: February 14, 2011 at 3:07 PM

This 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.
Robert Niles

Published: February 14, 2011 at 3:32 PM

Even 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.

Tom Rigg

Published: February 14, 2011 at 3:57 PM

This 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!

Robert Niles

Published: February 14, 2011 at 4:42 PM

To be honest, I can't remember the exact name for the egg roll hot dog - I seem to remember, though, that it changed names at least once before it ultimately disappeared from the menu around a decade ago. Anyone with a better memory for names?

Published: February 14, 2011 at 4:50 PM

NO, but I do know they don't sell it anymore.
Tom Rigg

Published: February 14, 2011 at 4:53 PM

I want to say that when I had it at the Crystal Palace it had a Mexican/Southwest name.
Anthony Murphy

Published: February 14, 2011 at 9:27 PM

Thats one of my most favorite carts!

I never was thrilled with Swiss Family Treehouse. Its a line ride!

Rob P

Published: February 15, 2011 at 3:15 AM

Is 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 AM

Hey, 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!
Jason Kwan

Published: February 15, 2011 at 10:34 PM

Man, 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.
One day, on my day off, I made it my goal to try one of those Cinnamon Glazed Almonds. When I tried them, it tasted amazing but it's a lot like eating cereal so it wasn't anything too special, but good none-the-less. But after I tried Yak and Yeti, I was instantly hooked. Now, no trip to Animal Kingdom is complete without eating at the Yak and Yeti.

Published: February 18, 2011 at 7:52 PM

I 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.
By the way here in South Philly where Soft Pretzels are a part of our heritage they make a Pretzel Dog, the dough wrapped around a Dog or an Italian Sausage which sounds like WDW Dog.

Published: February 19, 2011 at 8:16 AM

Oriental 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 AM

I 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 AM

After 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.