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The Disneyland Corn Dog Returns Next Week

November 10, 2020, 7:05 PM · Buena Vista Street is reopening next week, as the Disneyland Resort extends its Downtown Disney shopping and dining district into Disney California Adventure. Now we have some additional detail about what you can order to eat when the land returns.

In addition to the regular locations on Buena Vista Street, Disneyland is reopening a couple of adjacent restaurants in Hollywood Land and Grizzly Peak Airfield, as well. They won't be serving their full menus —  but many Disneyland fans might actually welcome the switch.

The big news is that Hollywood Land's Award Wieners will be ditching its usual line-up of dressed-up hot dogs in favor of the beloved Disneyland Corn Dog. In addition to the traditional corn dog, the walk-up eatery will be serving the Hot-Link Corn Dog and the Cheddar Cheese Stick, along with Apple Pie Funnel Cake Fries. The Corn Dogs will go for $9.79 and include either chips or a Cutie Mandarin. (We'll see if you can save a buck or two by declining the side, as fans have been able to do in the past.)

Disneyland Corn Dog
The corn dog returns

Over in Grizzly Peak Airfield, Smokejumpers Grill will offer a Cheeseburger, Bacon Cheeseburger, Impossible Burger, and Chicken Tenders, with kids meals of Chicken Tenders, a Basecamp Burger, and a Chicken Skewer. Prices range from $10.99 - $13.49 for the adult meals and include a choice of Waffle Fries or Orion Rings. Kids meals are $7.99.

The most extensive menu on Buena Vista Street will be available at the Carthay Circle Lounge's Alfresco Dining, which will serve eight first course or small plate options along with four main dishes: Strozzapresti Pasta, Soy-glazed Salmon, Harissa-roasted Lamb, and a Lemon-crusted Fish of the Day. Prices will run from $20-26 for the entrees and $12-18 for the "Act I" selections, which include Bay Scallops, Beef Tacos, Ceviche, Chicken Meatballs, Duck Confit Empanadas, Tortilla Soup, Pear Salad, and a Spring Roll.

Also for dining, Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe — aka DCA's Starbucks — also will be open when Buena Vista Street returns on November 19. The rest of Disney California Adventure and all of Disneyland Park remain closed due the pandemic and California's containment rules. Admission is free to the expanded Downtown Disney, but Disneyland will start charging $10 a car to park starting November 19.

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Replies (7)

November 10, 2020 at 7:37 PM

It would KILL me to go into the park with all the fun parts closed. it's like going to your grandma's house after she died or something.

November 10, 2020 at 9:59 PM

I would absolutely go. It's like going to a rock concert by your favorite band that were cool in their day, many decades ago. Now they're fat and play out of tune, but you remember the good times and how it made you feel.

November 11, 2020 at 12:21 PM

I wouldn't make a special trip for it but if I was a local then this would be a fun outing to make for a stroll and dinner.

November 11, 2020 at 2:50 PM

With charging for parking, it makes the corn dog $20. When they drop parking or allow free with purchase yes otherwise no.

November 11, 2020 at 10:00 PM

Oh. thecolonel, you hit home with that remark. I think it would be cool to visit (if it wasn't DCA -- I was there when it opened and it sucked back then and even though it has DEFINITELY improved, I still remember those days).

So for me, it would be like visiting the neighbor of my grandma, knowing that my grandma (who I love dearly) is out of town or in the hospital or something and I can't visit my grandma even though her house is RIGHT THERE.

I just don't have the emotional connection with California Adventure that I have with Disneyland proper. While I'm happy that Disney is opening Buena Vista Street (to be fair, that's a pretty groovy area these days) and hopefully resulting in Disney taking in some revenue to avoid too many more furloughs/layoffs, I'd be more excited if Disney was opening Main Street, U.S.A.

November 12, 2020 at 12:08 PM

I’m with everyone else who said it would be weird to go into the park without being able to see a show or go on a ride. I’ll wait until the parks are fully open. Especially with the added cost of parking starting next week.


That being said, I’ll never understand the appeal of the corn dogs for that price. A $1 corn dog outside of the parks is just as good. Sure it’s not as big, but $8 for one? It’s better to spend a few more bucks and get a better meal.

November 12, 2020 at 12:45 PM

Disneyland corn dogs are amazing - we made sure to have one from The Little Red Wagon on our visit last summer. However, they're definitely not worth it if you have to pay $10 to park and can't do anything else for the $10 other than eat or shop.

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