Incredicoaster might be the most visible new attraction on Disney's Pixar Pier, but time might prove the most popular new attractions in the land to be its food.The
Let's take a quick overview of the new offerings in Pixar Pier, with one of the Disneyland Resort's chefs:
Now that we have had our preview, let's eat our way around the land, shall we? Here we've ranked the five new food stands on the pier, from our favorite to least favorite.
1. Jack-Jack Cookie Num Nums
To us, this was the breakout hit of the day. The Jack-Jack Cookie Num Num ($6) isn't just a chocolate chip cookie. It's a warm, deep-dish chocolate-chunk cookie that easily could serve two, if not more. And the "gluten friendly" Incredicookie (also $6) won us over, too, with its blackberry filling and surprisingly fluffy texture. The iced Jack-Jack Shortbread Cookie (ditto) was okay, but suffered in comparison with these other delightful desserts.
2. Poultry Palace
You could order a turkey leg ($11.49) or corn on the cob ($4.79) here, but you can find those plenty of other places in the parks. The signature item here is the three-piece chicken leg box ($9.99), served with cole slaw. These are roasted chicken legs with a nudge of spice — not quite as heavy as fried chicken would be, but with three legs in a box, this is more a meal replacement than a midway snack.
3. Angry Dogs
You've got two choices here: The spicy Angry Dog ($7.99) and the Slightly Annoyed Dog ($6.99) Why "slightly annoyed?" Because after a bite of each, you'll realize that you should have ordered the much more flavorful Angry Dog instead of this plain, old hot dog. Each dog comes with a bag of either Flaming Hot Cheetos or plain potato chips (guess which one is which). Save yourself a buck by skipping the side, if you'd like.
4. Senor Buzz Churros
Oh, good heavens, not more churros! The Cinnamon Sugar Galaxy Churro is Disney's regular churro with a hint of glitter while the Caliente Churro (both $5.25) tastes like Cinnamon Red Hots. We'd slot that one in at number four on our overall list.
5. Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats
By far Pixar Pier's most popular new snack service eatery, these frosted treats didn't win us over with their simple, too-sweet taste that just didn't seem worth the wait. It's a lemon drop, in frozen form. Nice, but if I'm craving dessert, I'm heading over for a Num Num, instead. Still, the Pixar Pier Frosty Parfait ($5.99) and It's Snow-Capped Lemon! ($4.59) cone make nice photos.
Looking for something more substantial? Then it's time to head over to Lamplight Lounge, Pixar Pier's gastropub and home of enough adult beverages to make you forget all about the kids. (We Tweeted the full 10-page menu across three Tweets.)
Let's look at the food...
The Carne Asada Roll ($17) was a nice surprise, with flavors that came together well, though I don't know that they improved over what was a pretty nice steak on its own. Brian liked the Chicken Sandwich ($21), with its spicy (and messy!) chili glaze, and I enjoyed the pancetta on the Salmon PLT ($23), though after all those sweets earlier, I pushed aside that carby bun to focus on the tasty protein within.
The Donuts ($9) were amazing, not needing either of the dipping sauces, though the Nutella-esque chocolate sauce would make a good dessert on its own.
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