It's National Fried Chicken Day, and yeah, we'll play along. Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm are promoting their fried chicken dinners this weekend, with Knott's offering 10 percent discounts today between 11am-2pm and 8pm-10pm. But which chicken dinner is better?
And why stop with those choices? I've added four more theme park fried chicken meals that I have enjoyed over the past few years, for your selection. Which one of these is your favorite for a fried chicken fix?
Disneyland's Plaza Inn is my favorite for a complete fried chicken dinner. Three pieces of beautifully fried bird, complemented with mashed potatoes with gravy and sauteed green beans — it always looks like way more food than one person could eat, yet somehow I finish it all, every time. To be fair, when I do, that's it for the day for food at Disneyland. I am full!
Mrs. Knott's Fried Chicken Restaurant is older than Knott's Berry Farm itself, and is the reason why Walter Knott build the park in the first place — to entertain people waiting in line for chicken dinners. Including way more than what Disneyland's Plaza Inn offers, including pie for dessert, it's a great choice, But I still prefer the Disney meal just because I think the chicken tastes better there. YMMV, of course!
Now, for other options. Cletus' Chicken Shack at Universal Studios Hollywood (and Universal Studios Florida) offers a sneaky-good fried chicken, especially when served on waffles as a sandwich. Is it a destination meal? Not for me, but if I ever tire of The Three Broomsticks, this is my go-to choice at USH.
But I think an even better fried chicken sandwich at Universal's Hollywood property is waiting at CityWalk Hollywood's Ludobird. The work of celebrity chef Ludo Lefebvre, Ludobird's fried chicken offers a welcome kick of spice.
For many theme park fans, though, the place to go for a spicy fried chicken sandwich is Walt Disney World's Sleepy Hollow, which keeps taking and adding this sweet and sour fried chicken waffle sandwich from and to its menu.
Yet my favorite fried chicken in Orlando is at Chef Art Smith's Homecomin' in Disney Springs. Available in a variety of entrees, I've ordered it as a sandwich in this photo, but many fans rave about the Fried Chicken & Doughnuts indulgence, too.
Of course, theme parks offer many more options for fried chicken. If you have a favorite I haven't listed, please share it with us, in the comments.Tweet
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