Walt Disney World is rolling out a new menu of "punny" food to celebrate its "Incredible Summer" promotion in the Magic Kingdom's Tomorrowland. And its new hamburger just might bulk you up to the size of Mr. Incredible, if it doesn't having you "Dash"-ing to the hospital with an Incredible coronary first.
The burger's actually themed to Elastigirl and is available at Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe. The "Super Stretchy Burger" is a standard Disney burger, served on a bun stamped with the Incredibles logo. But that's hardly worthy of the "Incredible" name.
So how about throwing on some bacon, American cheese, and garlic ranch sauce? Okay, that's a solid burger but hardly "Incredible."
So let's add a layer of fried mozzarella sticks, too.
Boom. There's your Incredible burger, with enough super-stretchy cheese to clog any superhero's artery. Ah, screw it. It's the excess sugar in life that'll do you in, not extra cheese. I say, bring it on!
(Okay, one quibble. Swap that extraneous American cheese slice for some grilled onions, and this burger would be a step better, IMHO.)
The other Elastigirl-inspired meal at Cosmic Ray's is a "Super Foods Salad" with kale, spinach, quinoa, avocado, blueberries, and pico. Auntie Gravity's Galactic Goodies has an Edna Mode "No Capes, Just Crepes" sundae in two flavors, one with Nutella and berries and the second with blackberry-lavender jam and "frooty" cereal. Outdoor vending carts have blue raspberry Frozone Sno-Cones. Finally, there's a figure-eight-shaped "Mrs. Incredible Pretzel Mask" at The Lunching Pad.
Incredible Tomorrowland Expo, which includes a dance party at the Rockettower Plaza Stage from 2pm-7pm daily, starts today and runs through September 3 at the Walt Disney World Resort.Tweet
I double dog dare you to eat Three of these grease filled garbage burgers and go on Hulk Three times in a row (Yea I know they are different parks)...
I actually enjoy eating at the Leaky cauldron - They have a chicken sandwich and it's quite nice.....
Considering the trend of American obesity, Tomorrowland is the perfect location for such a sandwich.
It sure is incredible but not in a good way. The way to slap any movie they need to sell on a land or food is beyond cheap and shouldn't have a place in a resort that calls itself a world class destination.
Are you sure thats not promoting Buy N Large from Wall E? Disney is building new ships. True heroes support healthy eating
My Midwestern Stomach salutes Disney!
This looks like complete junk. I appreciate the theming attemp though.
TPI publishes a blog post with a headline that kinda sorts implies that a WDW hamburger is good and RM jumps right in — unwilling to “allow” even a post about a hamburger to place Disney in a positive light.
This site has officially become a cliche.
It’s a hamburger, for God’s sake — and he can’t “allow it.”
TH, It's a burger with mozzarella sticks on it. Not some other form of mozzarella that would be made fresh or back-stage in advance, sticks that would clearly be bought from Saval, Sysco or some other food distributor (or perhaps TGI Fridays across the street). They're taking the easy way out in what appears to be yet another food cost cutting measure (along with the new menu at Flo's). That's my problem with this, and I think Disney can and should do better.
I don't have any problems with hamburgers, simply that if I'm at a theme park and I'm going to pay a markup for a hamburger, they should at least make an attempt to go one step further beyond picking random items in their leftover freezer to assemble something unique for a limited time item. I think it's clever to use the clear parallel between Elasti-Girl and the mozzarella, but they're copping out by using standard, mass produced sticks.
I keep thinking: I will try one of these :)
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LAME...I'm definitely with you Robert in noting that Disney really appears to be cutting back on their overall food costs to increase margins. If you're going to put fried mozzarella on a burger, it should be in the form of a disc, not individual sticks. They're obviously just re-purposing mass-produced, frozen mozzarella sticks to try to market something new and interesting. This with the stripping of the unique items at Flo's really demonstrates that Disney is moving closer to Six Flags territory when it comes to quick service food items.