Designer hot dogs are the ultimate indulgence. Vacation food. The Lunching Pad in Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom has added three to the menu – on-the-go eating (and, yes, the calories still count). The taco hot dog is topped with ground beef, lettuce, salsa and sour cream. There are two versions of the reuben hot dog: one with beef, onions, peppers and melted cheese, another with more traditional corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing. We’ve heard that screaming on Space Mountain burns calories …
Trail’s End Restaurant at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground this week changes lunch from a buffet to ordering off the menu. We like this idea – the chili and fried chicken stay, but they’ve added sautéed catfish, grilled pork chop, and spicy grilled shrimp and Andouille sausage to the menu. And how about a warm sticky bun sundae? (With a no-sugar-added dessert option too.)
Breakfast and dinner still are buffet style. Lunch will be 1 point on the Disney Dining Plan.
Fun Foodie factoids Worth Sharing:
- More than 20 tons of fresh fruits and veggies are consumed annually at Walt Disney World Resort.
- Every table-service restaurant has at least one vegetarian option, and at least one low-fat or no-sugar-added dessert.
- The top-selling kids’ drink? The 5-calorie lemonade-pomegranate punch.
- All smoothies are now made with non-fat yogurt and fresh fruit purees (knocking them down from 420 calories to just 120 calories).
- Seventy percent of trans fat items have been eliminated in merchandise locations.