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Designer Burgers at Walt Disney World

We love to tell the story of Walt Disney World cuisine being so much more than hot dogs and hamburgers, but when you want a burger, well, you want a burger. The Walt Disney World chefs have kicked it up with nearly a dozen satisfying “designer burgers” that take buns to new heights.

Designer Burgers at Walt Disney World

All of the new sandwiches start with a 1/3 pound Angus burger (you might consider sharing). In the Magic Kingdom Park, try one at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe topped with Cheddar cheese, guacamole and bacon. At Epcot, Liberty Inn features two: a veggie burger with Monterey Jack cheese, avocado, tomato and lettuce; and a second topped with smoked ham, bacon, smoked Gouda cheese, red onion, tomato, pickle, lettuce and mustard aioli sauce. Also at Epcot, the Electric Umbrella is serving the mushroom-blue burger with sautéed mushrooms, bacon, blue cheese, fried onion straws, lettuce and tomato.

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, try the surf ‘n turf burger at the ABC Commissary – the Cheddar cheeseburger is topped with fried shrimp, a sweet onion ring, tomato, pickle, lettuce and their own special sauce. Rosie’s tops a Cheddar burger with fried onion rings, tomato, pickle, lettuce and special sauce. At Backlot Express, look for a Cheddar cheeseburger topped with diced avocado, sweet onion ring, lettuce, tomato and special sauce.

Designer Burgers at Walt Disney World

In the Walt Disney World Resorts, All-Star Music features a bacon-mushroom-Swiss burger; All-Star Sports a chili cheeseburger, and All-Star Movies a bacon-guacamole cheeseburger. At Old Port Royale at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, try the Caribbean burger topped with sweet plaintains, fried onion straws and pineapple barbecue chutney. Port Orleans Riverside has a chipotle-barbecue cheeseburger topped with bacon and onion rings, and Sassagoula at Port Orleans is serving the Creole burger topped with crispy popcorn shrimp and remoulade sauce. Everything Pop at Disney’s Pop Century Resort piles on Swiss cheese, bacon, fried onion straws and barbecue sauce.

It’s a meal in a bun. Devour with delight, then walk an extra hour – or two.


  • I would love to see a Captain Hook’s Tuna Cheese Burger like they used to serve at Disneyland on the Pirate Ship. I still have my recipe place mat for making them with the celery and thousand Island dressing and Chicken off the Sea Tuna of course.

  • These look fantastic, except I hate those buns WDW uses. No burgers or hot dogs for me till those change.

  • I would have to go with the classic cheddar cheese burger and fries at the Contempo Cafe at the Contemporary. All thse sound great though!

  • Pecos Bill, Pecos Bill, Pecos Bill!!!! Just had their burger last Thursday when I went. Yummy!

  • The burgers at Beaches and Cream, outside of the Yacht Club, are worth adding to the list of fabulous burgers at WDW!

  • My wife and I really enjoyed those burgers on our recent trip. It was a very nice change, and we appreciated all the different configurations! Instead of avoiding the burgers as we did in the past, we actually looked forward to them this time. Thank you for providing these new and very tasty counter service options!

  • Wow these are making me drool! I know the ABC Commissionary is a Counter Service credit on the dinning plan but are the rest or are some of them @ Table service locations? If any of them are can you tell me the name of the park and the name of the counter service restaurant?

  • EVERYTHING at Disney is great !

  • Designer Burgers are an awesome idea.:)
    I Think It’s Good To Try Something New.

  • Be still, my heart! Those all sound so good… and that GF burger is a “must try” for me next time!

  • I would like to know where I can get burgers like these at Disneyland! I will be at the park Jan. 7th 2011 and would like to try one of these!

  • Pam,
    Can you tell us what kinds of burgers arerepresented in the photographs? It’s not obvious from your text or from the visuals.

    • 1 Onion Straw Burger from Rosie’s at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
      2. Shrimp Burger from ABC Commissary at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
      3. Caribbean Burger from Old Port Royale at Disney’s Caribbean Beach

  • My favorite burger is from Peco Bills in the Magic Kingdom. It was called an Angus burger I had onion rings cheese and bbq sauce. I was out of this world!!

  • Have they considered doing a gourmet burger for the kid’s menu that is smaller?

    I would love to see a specialty food map of the parks with the new burgers illustrated around the parks. It is going to take some planning to be in the right place at the right time to catch some of these burgers when we are there in February. Thanks for the info!

  • @ Laura from N.Y. – wow, has that always been on the menu? I have ever only had breakfast at the G.F. Cafe’

    The new burgers sound great. We try and only eat at signature restaurants when at WDW but maybe we can pick a burger once 🙂

  • You forgot my personal favorite, The Grand Floridian Burger from The Grand Floridian Cafe! Burger topped with lobster, asparagus and hollandaise sauce. Yum!

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