The detuning of Flo's V8 Cafe is complete.
Disneyland has changed the menu of main restaurant inside Cars Land at Disney California Adventure once again. And as many fans of the roadside diner have feared would happen since Flo's opening in 2012, the menu is now primarily... burgers and sandwiches.
When Flo's debuted, it offered an authentic mid-20th century diner-style menu, with platters of sliced roast beef, turkey, or pork. The original menu also included a mixed greens and citrus-marinated turkey salad and a veggie tater bake, for more modern tastes.
In 2014, Disney changed the menu, dropping the sliced-meat platters in favor of a sandwich-focused menu. But the sandwiches offered featured some of the sliced meats that had been featured before, with a roast beef and cheddar and a turkey dip. Rotisserie chicken and barbecue ribs joined the menu, so Flo's continued to offer options for people who wanted a meal not encased in a bread product.
No more. The new menu at Flo's includes yet another Disney cheeseburger, a club sandwich on white toast, and a tuna on wheat bread. The chicken option is now fried and the salad is now a Cobb. The vegetarian pot pie replaces the veggie bake.
The names are all "punny," too, with titles such as the "Ka-Cheeseburger," the "Cobb de Ville Salad," and "Fillmore's Pot Pie."
And now I shall eat instead my words from the passholder preview of Cars Land:
This is old-fashioned diner food, just like I've had in several family-run joints on the real Route 66 over the years. (But tastier!) Yet one family next to me in line just had to complain that they couldn't get hamburgers at Flo's.
Just kill me now. Let every other freakin' theme park on the planet have their cliche, 50's burger joints. Thank goodness Disney's trying for something better with Cars Land.... Cars Land abounds with such touches where Disney could easily have opted for the conventional, but instead chose to try something quite a bit more ambitious. To me, that's something to celebrate - and not to complain about.
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