So, corn dogs are pretty awesome. And corn dog nuggets — those little mini corn dogs that are bite sized and just perfect for snacking — are seen by many as a good thing made better.
Casey’s Corner Corn Dog Nuggets
The corn dog nuggets that many of us are familiar with can be found at Casey’s Corner in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom:
These are great! Mini hot dogs encased in a thick cornbread coating, they’re the perfect treat to snack on while you’re watching the parade come down Main Street, USA, or while you’re waiting to see the fireworks show above the castle… . You can pair them with mustard, plastic cheese, barbecue sauce, ketchup — the condiments list is endless, and for those who consider condiments a food group (like I do), it’s a dream come true!
And if you know me well enough, you’re sensing a “but…”
Paradiso 37 Corn Dog Nuggets
And here it is. I visited Paradiso 37 in Disney World’s Downtown Disney on my trip in May and we ordered the corn dog nuggets there. I’d never had them there before, so it was necessary to compare.
Well, my goodness. One bite and I was hooked. The cornbread was sweeter and lighter — perfect! The texture was much less chewy than the nuggets you get at Casey’s, more “pastry” than thick bread. And that taste — the sweetness with the sharp salty sausage — really delicious.
I immediately felt like I was cheating on Casey’s. These were just SO much better!
But let’s put this into perspective:
Casey’s = Magic Kingdom, Main Street USA, balloons, ballpark, parade, fireworks, Disney World!
Paradiso 37 = Downtown Disney, nightspot, Pleasure Island, grown-up food, street food, upscale.
While they’re serving the same menu item, they’re two completely different atmospheres; so it makes sense that the Paradiso nuggets have a little more taste to them, right? You’re certainly paying more for that taste!
So I’m going to call this a draw. While I liked the Paradiso nuggets better (much…better), the atmosphere of Casey’s still holds the crown for true Disney World atmosphere. So I’ll keep getting my corn dog nuggets at Casey’s, but I’ll make sure to stop by Paradiso from time to time for a taste of the more upscale version! Deal? Deal!
Agree? Disagree? Let me know your thoughts about the corn dog nuggets of Disney in the comments section below!