Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Food Trucks at Downtown Disney: Exciting NEW UPDATES!!

The Food Trucks are some of the newest additions to the world-class dining options of Downtown Disney.  There are 4 Food Trucks that represent cuisine inspired by each of the Walt Disney World theme parks.  The Food Trucks often sit next to Cirque Du Soleil on the Westside, but their locations can vary day-to-day.  This is not what you may expect from typical “street food”.  The selection varies from hand-dipped corn dogs and slow-cooked beef short ribs, to lobster sliders and tandoori shrimp.  I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Head Chef James, about several exciting new updates regarding these beautifully themed mobile kitchens.  Below is a list of special events where the trucks will be featured, new limited addition menu items, as well as current menus.  Be sure to plan a stop at the Downtown Disney Food Trucks for dining during your next Walt Disney World Vacation.  They are not to be missed!

Head Chef James,
Head Chef James, Kelli-Assistant Chef, Allie-Cook 1

FOOD TRUCK UPCOMING ADVENTURES:
*Food Trucks will provide breakfast at the February Princess Marathon.  For guests attending the Princess Marathon after-party, 2 Food Trucks also will be at the Downtown Disney Marketplace as part of the event.  The Food Trucks have been making regular appearances at events at the Wide World of Sports Complex and this will continue into the future.

*From March 7-17 during the St. Patrick’s Day Festival at Downtown Disney, enjoy Irish treats from the Food Trucks.  The beloved Fisherman’s Pie from the Ireland Epcot Food & Wine Festival booth will be featured as a full-size entree!  Specialty Irish beer will also be available to help guests enjoy a bit of holiday cheer (it will NOT be green!)  All 4 Food Trucks will offer a St. Patty’s themed cupcake.  This is the very first themed dessert from the Food Trucks. (Currently, a chocolate chip cookie is the only dessert option.)

*For those guests who enjoyed the fresh flavors of the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival new food booths last year, stop by the Epcot/World Showcase Themed Food Truck at Downtown Disney during this year’s festival dates (March-Mid May).  Chef James said that guests MAY stumble upon a selection of  F&G Festival Outdoor Kitchen food offerings deliciously delivered from the Epcot themed Truck at Downtown Disney.

*Within the next 2 weeks, guests will start being able to pin point the exact locations and hours of operation of each of the Food Trucks at Downtown Disney by using My Disney Experience.  The Food Truck locations will also be located on the new Downtown Disney guide maps and all cast members should be able to provide information on Food Truck locations and hours each day.

*The most exciting news about the Downtown Disney Food Trucks is  that they will have a home in a newly renovated grassy area of Downtown Disney’s Westside next to Bongos by mid to late summer, 2014!

If you haven’t tried the food from the Themed Downtown Disney Food Trucks yet, make plans to do so during your next trip.  Chef James and his friendly band of cooks and hosts are there waiting to surprise you with fresh and fabulous culinary delights!

CURRENT MENUS:
Epcot/World Showcase of Flavors Food Truck

Epcot World Showcase of Flavors Food Truck
Epcot World Showcase of Flavors Food Truck


World Showcase of Flavors Menu
World Showcase of Flavors Menu

Entree-sized portions of Food & Wine Festival Favorites
Grass-fed Beef Sliders 9.50
Lobster Roll with house-made chips 18.25
Pierogies 8.50
Wines by the Glass 5.25-8.75
Including a Fess Parker Chardonnay 6.00
Kid’s meals available


Hollywood Studios/Superstar Catering

Superstar Catering
Superstar Catering


Superstar Catering Menu
Superstar Catering Menu

Spinach and Feta Beef Meatball Sandwich, arugula-fennel salad 11.00
Lamb Meatball Flatbread Sandwich 12.00
Turkey Sausage and Golden Raisin Meatballs 11.00
Kid’s Spinach and Beef Meatball Sandwich 4.25

Animal Kingdom/Namaste Cafe

Animal Kingdom/Namaste Cafe
Namaste Cafe

Namaste Cafe Menu
Namaste Cafe Menu

Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice, Naan Bread, Pickled Vegetables 9.50
Tandoori Shrimp Meal 11.75
Slow-Cooked Beef Short Ribs Meal 12.75
Kid’s Portions Available

Fantasy Fare

Fantasy Fare
Fantasy Fare


Fantasy Fare Menu
Fantasy Fare Menu

Magic Kingdom Croque Monsieur with house-made chips 11.00
Disneyland California Hand-Dipped Corndog with house-made chips 7.50
Hong Kong Disneyland Glass Noodle Salad with Chicken and Pickled Vegetables 7.50
Kid’s Portions Available

The Disney Dining Plan is accepted at all Food Trucks.  Meals are 1 quick-service credit and include an entree, non-alcoholic beverage, and a chocolate chip cookie. 

The Food Trucks of Downtown Disney are a fantastic dining option.  No reservations are needed to enjoy these gourmet options and they serve a wide variety of flavors so everyone in the family will be happy.  Chef James said that the Food Truck offerings will continue to change regularly.  So, stop by often for a unique dining experience and say hello to some of the friendliest Cast Members you’ll ever find!

Al-Host, Christina-Cook 2, Heather-Cook 2
Al-Host, Christina-Cook 2, Heather-Cook 2


Operating hours: Disney policy does not permit outdoor food vending if temperatures fall below 45.  Hours vary slightly due to weather circumstances.  The Food Trucks opened at 4pm on the day that I was there.  Check Disney My Experience or with a Cast Member for your travel dates.

Accessibility: All food trucks are accessible. Although the truck windows are a bit high, Cast Members will happily bring your food out to you if necessary.

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