Hungry Disney World guests will soon have more dining options, as Disney rolls out a new food truck park for this fall. The area is still under construction, but guests have already had a taste of what’s to come.
All summer, guests have been able to enjoy four food trucks — each themed to portray the essence of a different Disney Park — set up in Downtown Disney, Wednesday through Sunday evenings.
The trucks have been parked at Downtown Disney West Side near Cirque du Soleil and House of Blues. The new permanent food truck park will be somewhere between Bongos and the new Starbucks location in Downtown Disney West Side. The area is currently under renovations to transform it into Disney Springs (more shopping, more food options), a long-term project expected to roll out over the next year.
Earlier in the summer, Disney ramped up the excitement by holding a food-truck rally at Downtown Disney with 14 food trucks from across the area, as well as the four Disney-themed mobile kitchens that will anchor the new food truck park.
The four Disney trucks are:
Superstar Catering, based on Disney’s Hollywood Studios and serving meatballs, L.A.-style, out of an aqua and coral, art-deco style vehicle. Try the Lamb Meatball Flatbread Sandwich or the Turkey Sausage and Golden Raisin Meatballs on Soft Polenta.
Namaste Café, based on Animal Kingdom and offering flavours like Butter Chicken, Samosas and Naan out of a jungle-themed truck.
World Showcase of Flavors, for Epcot, featuring wines and, grass-fed beef sliders, lobster rolls and pierogies.
Fantasy Fare, the bright-red truck based on Fantasyland, serving the famous hand-dipped corn dogs.
James Kleinschmidt, area chef for Downtown Disney, describes the food truck trend as a way to offer more food options for discerning park guests – especially during peak times.
Menus are limited so that service will remain quick and you can get your Sticky Chicken and Waffles (from the Fantasy Fare truck) and get back over to Space Mountain rather than spending time in a food line.
Stay tuned for an opening date.
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