Heather Sievers, a Disneyland food expert, Mom, and inventor of Time Out Spots, is back! And today she’s sharing a bit of exciting news about the Bountiful Valley Farmers Market in Disney California Adventure — they’re Now Serving Corn Dogs! Read her delicious review of one of her (and my!) family’s favorite Disneyland meals…
There aren’t too many food items my entire family can agree on for a Disney dinner on any given night. There is, however, one thing that goes over well no matter what. A Disney corn dog. There is the ever popular Corn Dog Cart at the end of Main Street in Disneyland, but the line there is almost always ridiculous. You know what that means though? Long line = good food (well, usually that’s what it means; we’ve probably all waited in a long line that may have not been “worth it” at some point). Disney corn dogs are worth the wait, but if you’ve got a park hopper ticket, skip the line and head over to California Adventure.
When the Corn Dog Castle closed its windows a while back (due to the construction of The Little Mermaid ride), we were beyond upset. That is, until we saw the sign at The Bountiful Valley Farmer’s Market that reads “Now Serving Corn Dogs.”
Update: Bountiful Valley Farmers Market has gone by the wayside with the California Adventure reno; find corn dogs at Award Weiners in DCA and at the Red Wagon in Disneyland Park!
YES! We can still get our beloved corn dogs at California Adventure. Please be aware that the corn dog meal at the Farmers Market is not a kid’s meal, nor does it come with a drink. It does however, come with fries — or you can pick the “healthy” (ha!) version which includes 2 snack packages of apples.
The corn dogs are gigantic. Really if you are feeding two children, you can share a meal between them. And you are able to purchase juice boxes, milks or small waters if you’d like. (Grown ups will definitely want their own.) We usually order 2 with apples and 2 with fries and share the sides.
Now, about the flavor, the hot dog itself is a turkey dog, the batter thick and oh-so-tasty. When you first get your meal, you might think, “Hey, it looks kind of burnt!” But don’t judge a dog by its batter, it’s heaven on a stick and that’s just Disney’s way of cooking them. (Editor’s Note: Hubby and I love-love-loved everything cornbread in Disneyland. They have a special “sweet” cornbread recipe that is just fab-tastic. And the “burnt crispies” are our favorite part about the corn dogs.)
Not a corn dog fan? The bountiful Valley Farmer’s Market also sells wraps, salads, chicken strips, fish and chips, and a variety of kid’s meals too. I must also warn you, they sell funnel cake ($5.49), another one of my weaknesses. Order one with your corn dog and you’ll immediately feel like a kid at the county fair. If you’ve got an annual pass, don’t forget to use it for your discount!
I’ve included a picture of my six year old with a corn dog to give you an idea of their enormous size. Enjoy!
Thanks again, Heather! Seriously, guys, these things are the Filet Mignon of corn dogs. If you’re headed to Disneyland anytime soon, be sure to save a meal for one of these!