Every epic-Disney fanatic knows that Disneyland food is magic. There’s no other way to put it other than it is Magical. It’s like they put some kind of “secret ingredient” (or something else) to make it 10 times better than every other places’ food in almost the whole world. Grandma’s home-made pie is even put to shame with the splendid dining at Disneyland. However, Walt Disney World is a whole new realm when it comes to eating. Disclaimer: this is honest opinion and feedback from anonymous Disney Fans. This is not full-fact, just honest opinions from Disney-Lovers, such as yourselves.
Let’s start with the pretzels. When at Disneyland, you receive a warm, crisp, semi-salty knot of amazing dough made into pure Heaven. Disney World is not as fortunate to claim the “Magical” title in food. The pretzels start “warm” to the touch, and once you get that first bite, it feels like it was left in water for 10 minutes before being bought and handed to you. It’s like dropping a piece of bread in a puddle and trying to heat it up afterword to get rid of the excess water it just fell into. It’s very disappointing honestly, after you’ve been to Disneyland so many times and expect Disney Magic in the food.
Another disappointment is the churros. Disneyland churros are so soft, yet crunchy. They have the perfect combination of cinnamon and sugar that just satisfies the taste buds at first bite. Disney World churros, however, feels as if they’ve been overcooked in a stove, shoved under cinnamon and sugar to cover up the over-cooked taste, and you feel as if you’ve lost a tooth in the process of chewing. There is no chewy goodness, just hard-as-a-rock, overcooked dough doused in sugar.
Dining at the restaurants are even sad compared to Disneyland. For example, the ‘Be Our Guest’ restaurant down in Fantasyland had such mediocre-tasting food compared to even the Blue Bayou in Disneyland’s New Orleans Square. Don’t get me wrong, the interior is absolutely stunning and is such fun to just gaze the whole time you’re eating there, but the food is just so bland. It’s tasteless with not much Magic, let alone flavor. Even the juicy steak simply has no flavor. It’s disappointing, in lack of better terms.
I will say this; although Walt Disney World’s food is hard to swallow, you can never go wrong with Dole Whip. The Dole Whip sold in the parks at Disney World is just as fantastic as Disneyland’s Pineapple-Heaven in a cup. Even though the Dole Whip is phenomenal, it also just comes from a bag and a machine-made “soft-served.” So, it’s not exactly prepared in the most difficult, ingredient abundant way.
How do you guys feel about the food at Disney World? Is Disneyland’s food better than Disney World, or is it just as Heavenly as the original Magic Kingdom?