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Has Disneyland's Corn Dog Changed?

ReelMike84 Oct 23, 2009 01:45 PM

The last couple times I bought a corn dog from the "Little Red Wagon" in Disneyland it was smaller then usual, and dare I say, tasted different. The first time I thought it was my imagination. No way would Disneyland mess with my beloved corn dog. But on a return trip I was met with the same disappointing experience.

From a little snooping I found over on Yelp a reviewer claiming that the all-beef dog was switched out with a pork/chicken blend of some kind. Can anyone else confirm this?

Hopefully I'm just crazy and had a couple cases of bad luck... hopefully...

  1. h
    High Maintenance Dec 28, 2009 07:30 PM

    Just tried one tonight and there was hardly a line (very unusal due to that they "sold out" the park at 3:00)--it was litterally a river of people.

    It's not the same dog, tastes very different from the original, but it wasn't bad. I remember a lot more batter, and the dog being more of a true beef dog. I do like the fact they are very fresh. To me, little line means people aren't a fan anymore. They should bring back the original--what an amazing pleasure that was!

    1. t
      thursday Oct 26, 2009 02:21 PM

      They also changed MY favorite indulgence, which was the chicken breast strips at the Farmer's Market in CA Advenutre. Now they're nuggets, which I avoid as a rule, and the coating isn't as good. What am I supposed to have with my beer now???

      1. n
        ns1 Oct 26, 2009 12:46 PM

        Well then, I'm glad the line for the red cart was TOO LONG when I was there just last week.

        1. Funwithfood Oct 25, 2009 09:37 PM

          The food police have moved in again...the only good food at D-land is gone?

          ...a day of mourning is being observed at the Funwithfood household.

          1. b
            Burger Boy Oct 25, 2009 07:12 AM

            Those were the most amazing corn dogs EVER! EVER! Disneyland, come on guys, bring it back, please. We all make mistakesm be adult and admit it. Own your mistake and correct it. That was my most favorite food in the park, looked forward to it everytime. You can do the right thing or you can do the corporste bottom line thing! Think about people here and on Yelp talking about you bringing bavk the BEAST Corn Dog in the World!

            1. l
              ltseligman Oct 24, 2009 10:04 PM

              My wife and I will get a craving for these corndogs and pay the park toll only to make a B-line for the red wagon where the best corndogs on the planet once resided.
              How an operation like Disney could not focus group or offer a "healthier alternative" to the original deep fried goodness is beyond me.
              We did try the Corn Dogs at California Adventure and weren't disappointed, but they weren't the same.
              I have a lot of issues with Disney as a corporate monolith but the corndogs! Don't mess with the corndogs.

              1. s
                sdv231 Oct 24, 2009 09:19 PM

                Cant believe they F'd with my corn dog. DAMN that mouse

                1. a
                  attran99 Oct 24, 2009 03:30 PM

                  This is a really interesting thread. I'd be curious what Disney would think if it was forwarded to them. Granted, they might not care, but people (including myself) genuinely love their corn dogs the way they were...8" of all beef dog with a lovely, crispy, slightly sweet batter shell.

                  1. wienermobile Oct 23, 2009 04:14 PM

                    Nooooo...it was the only good food in the park. My son will be heart broken.

                    1. c
                      cem3340 Oct 23, 2009 03:16 PM

                      I just spoke to a manager who works at the cart and the product has changed.

                      A few months ago the cart moved from an 8" dog to a 6" 100% beef dog. The weight remained the same, however the dog was thicker, used less batter, and cooked faster.

                      As of a "couple of weeks ago," Disneyland is now using a new 6" Beef and Chicken combo dog. (I didn't get the exact ratio)

                      From what I am told, the reviews of this new dog have not been good, but the product is supposed to be healthier and still have the same cost cutting benefits as the last 6" dog.

                      This is straight from the guys that make the stuff.....

                      11 Replies
                      1. re: cem3340
                        TomSwift Oct 23, 2009 03:24 PM

                        I understand the cost-cutting move, but it disturbs me that Disney is forming a food police department. If people were that concerned about health they shouldn't be eating corn dogs in the first place, and Disney should provide the best tasting product they can supply

                        1. re: TomSwift
                          Dommy Oct 24, 2009 02:43 PM

                          ITA!!! The corn dawg was my ONE park indulgence....


                        2. re: cem3340
                          ReelMike84 Oct 23, 2009 08:45 PM

                          I knew it! Thanks cem3340 for doing the legwork for me. That's a shame that Disneyland couldn't leave well-enough alone.

                          That dog was one of my few Disneyland indulgences. I guess I'll stick to $3 churros and bengal skewers from now on.

                          1. re: ReelMike84
                            cem3340 Oct 24, 2009 11:04 AM

                            No worries.

                            Disney used to have cream cheese filled pretzels, which I found to be a delicious and nutritious(?) snack food for inside the park....If they're still around: worth adding to you Disneyland snackable list

                            1. re: cem3340
                              ReelMike84 Oct 24, 2009 03:39 PM

                              I saw these in the Coca-Cola Refresher place on Main St. the other day. I'll add them to the list!

                              1. re: cem3340
                                LisaN Oct 25, 2009 05:14 PM

                                They had the filled pretzels yesterday at the pretzel cart in Tomorrowland.

                              2. re: ReelMike84
                                Das Ubergeek Oct 24, 2009 09:00 PM

                                I'm addicted to the coconut macaroons at the Blue Ribbon Bakery on Main Street. But they sell out early :(

                                1. re: ReelMike84
                                  Azizeh Oct 24, 2009 09:11 PM

                                  I was just at Disneyland and noticed that the beef at Bengal BBQ tasted kinda bad. Both my BF and I thought that the meat tasted different from before, like very low quality cheap beef. Just me?

                                  Anyone tried to corndogs at California Adventure from Corndog Castle? Those were pretty tasty, not sure if they're the same, though. These ones are huge.

                                  1. re: Azizeh
                                    Dommy Oct 24, 2009 11:22 PM

                                    Yup! They are the same, but is the Corndog Castle still there? I believe it was shut down, at least temporarily a while ago....

                                    1. re: Dommy
                                      ReelMike84 Oct 25, 2009 08:50 AM

                                      The Corn Dog Castle is not there, but the same corn cogs are available at the Bountiful Farms outpost near Bug's Land.

                                      1. re: ReelMike84
                                        Azizeh Oct 25, 2009 10:51 AM

                                        When I was there last week, there was a sign up that said Corndog Castle had moved to another part of CA Adventure while they're doing construction. I think it was closer to where all the other food spots are. It was raining that day, so much of the concessions weren't open anyway.

                              3. ipsedixit Oct 23, 2009 03:00 PM

                                The only that I had heard, which has not been confirmed to me, is that Disneyland removed the transfat from their corn dogs.

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