Review: Cheeseburger Spring Rolls at Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland Egg Roll Wagon

I’ve strolled past the Adventureland Egg Roll Wagon lots of times.

Maybe you have, too… and possibly without even knowing it. Adventureland hosts a few carts featuring the regulars like ice cream bars, popcorn, and plenty of cold drinks for tropical, Adventureland-type days. It also has the one responsible for the irresistible fragrance of cinnamon-glazed almonds on your way to Pirates of the Caribbean. But the Egg Roll Wagon stands alone in its little area and also stands alone in its food offerings, being the only grab-and-walk egg roll location in Magic Kingdom.

You pass the little cart after the entrance to the Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse (give a shout if you still love it!).

Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse

Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse

Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse

Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse

And you can see it to your left when facing the Magic Carpets of Aladdin — it’s the little red cart with the cool overhang.

Egg Roll Wagon on the left

Egg Roll Wagon on the left

By the way… a word of warning: if you ever find yourself in line for an egg roll, watch out for this guy.

Magic Carpets of Aladdin Camel

Magic Carpets of Aladdin Camel

He spits. How I manage to forget that every single time I’m in his general vicinity, I’ll never know.

Anyway, back to the Wagon! Here it is on a slightly less busy day ;).

Egg Roll Wagon

Egg Roll Wagon

But on the particular day of my recent visit, I was in Adventureland checking out the new homes for both Sunshine Tree Terrace and Aloha Isle. That’s when I noticed a little sign at the Egg Roll Wagon which made me do a double-take. You see, the Egg Roll Wagon typically offers fairly standard egg roll choices; you know, like pork and vegetable.

Egg Roll Wagon menu

Egg Roll Wagon menu

But there was a brand new item available for testing, which means the outcome can be anything from deciding not to feature them at all, to offering them on peak days (such as the day I was there), to adding them to the regular menu.

So, what is the test item in question (umm, if you didn’t see it in this post’s title ;)? Cheeseburger Spring Rolls!

Cheeseburger Spring Rolls sign

Cheeseburger Spring Rolls sign

You don’t have to ask me twice! So, here they are, and you can already see

that the roll wrappers are nicely crisped to a golden brown.

Cheeseburger Spring Rolls

Cheeseburger Spring Rolls

Next is the inside, and straight up: the cross section of a Cheeseburger Spring Roll does not a beautiful picture make. But don’t let that sway you…

Cross section of Cheeseburger Spring Rolls

Cross section of Cheeseburger Spring Rolls

Sure, finely minced ground beef in melted cheese might not be visually gorgeous, and I’ll admit, the sight gave me pause before digging in. But dig in, I did… and the taste was what I’d hoped it would be when I saw the sign.

Cross section of Cheeseburger Spring Rolls

Cross section of Cheeseburger Spring Rolls

My spring rolls were served up piping hot and the wrappers were really fresh and crispy. Waiting inside the golden shell was a gooey, cheesy pile of minced beef, bringing together all the flavor elements of a fast food-style cheeseburger, only FRIED.

A word about the cheese: while it is melted, it’s not plastic cheese, I don’t think. It had that nice American cheese taste perfectly associated with a cheeseburger. I thought it all came together really well. The only thing I might change is the portion size to a wee bit larger (basically because I started to have an almost immediate craving for them after I finished!), but really, that’s about it.

The Cheeseburger Spring Rolls remind me a bit of the Gravy Fries at Everything Pop Food Court in the sense that — and I could be wrong, but I’m going to wager — most people will likely have an immediate instinct whether or not this is a snack for them. It’s probably either, “Oh. I am SO THERE,” or “No thanks, pal,” without much middle ground.

So, are you in the “I don’t know why exactly, but that really appeals to me” Club? Then if you see ‘em, grab ‘em, because that might mean the Cheeseburger Spring Rolls have a chance to stick around post-test. And they sure passed mine!

Reports on any future sightings of Cheeseburger Spring Rolls would be greatly appreciated :). So, would you give them a try? Please let us know with a comment!

Comments

  1. Janelle says

    Sounds interesting. I am just excited to be reminded of the cart in itself as I tend to forget about the nuggets of snack goodness around the park in my quest for popcorn. I will definitely stop the next time we visit and hope the cheeseburger option is still there.

  2. mirandamidas says

    Sound oddly good to me! I would definitely try these, I love cheeseburgers and love spring rolls :-)

    One quick question – what’s the difference between an egg roll and a spring roll? I think here in the UK we generally call everything like this a spring roll. Is it a different pastry? Or a different size? Would just be interested to know!

  3. frndshpcptn says

    This cart also used to have pizza rolls, hot dog and cheese rolls and (I think) one other kind of fun egg roll.

    Those were SO good.

  4. Amy says

    I am totally in the “No thanks, pal” camp. No middle ground for me. But I did enjoy your review.

  5. Essie says

    With a crispy outside and a gooey cheesy inside, I’d definitely try these. Add a cold soda and it could be a nice lunch.

  6. Amy says

    Loving this! I’ve never noticed this little egg roll cart, but it looks like a great place to stop when i’m searching for a DDP snack credit that could pass as a small lunch (which I like to do!). Yum Yum!

  7. Jean says

    Wow, good catch! I wouldn’t have noticed that while walking by! I love how WDW can be so sneaky about introducing new tastes. It looks yummy! Great review.

  8. says

    These look decidedly hand-rolled. I love the egg rolls at Animal Kingdom, but they are most certainly frozen. These look decidedly hand-rolled. Good on Disney! Hope they’re there for a while…

  9. Lonnie says

    These look like the cheeseburger spring rolls that were featured during Harambe Nights at Animal Kingdom last summer. Any idea if they are the same? Those were ridiculously good, and served with an interesting mustard dipping sauce. I would love to see these spring rolls and dipping sauce find their way to Animal Kingdom (and other parks) permanently!

  10. Gina says

    I wonder if these are the same Cheeseburger Spring Rolls that
    were served at Harambe Nights? Those were outrageous and these look exactly the same!!

  11. Jacklyn says

    We got these last week. They were EXCELLENT! We shared the 2 amongst our family of 4 and wished we had gone back for another order:) They didn’t even need a dipping sauce. We love trying different foods and only do 1 large meal a day so we can discover treats like this! Recommend!!

  12. Rach says

    mirandamidas

    “One quick question – what’s the difference between an egg roll and a spring roll? I think here in the UK we generally call everything like this a spring roll. Is it a different pastry? Or a different size? Would just be interested to know!”

    A generalization would be to say it’s size & egg. Spring rolls are usually smaller. And egg rolls are usually given an egg wash, or dip, before frying. That gives the wrapper that blistered look egg rolls have. While spring rolls are smooth.

    You’ll notice I say usually, because there are tons of exceptions. The Chicago Tribune has a good article. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2000-05-17/entertainment/0005170385_1_spring-roll-egg-roll-fried-or-fresh

  13. Sherry says

    Back in the day, 1986 to be exact they sold pizza egg rolls at this location. Sure wish they’d bring those back!

  14. Heidi says

    It looks yummy! I hope to try it on my next visit (hopefully early 2016 if not sooner!).

    Several years ago the same egg roll wagon had egg roll hot dogs. They were hot dogs with cheese wrapped in an egg roll. They were AWESOME!! I miss them so much and I STILL look for them EVERY time I visit. It’s been well over 10 years ago since they last had them.

  15. Bret says

    This looks so good….. I hope they still have them in June…… Gravy Fries… we have them all the time here…. I did not know they had them at WDW…… Thanks for the report…..

  16. oj says

    “One quick question – what’s the difference between an egg roll and a spring roll? I think here in the UK we generally call everything like this a spring roll. Is it a different pastry? Or a different size? Would just be interested to know!”

    Typically, when someone says “spring rolls” they’re talking about the Vietnamese spring rolls with a thin see-through wrapper which are not fried. These cheeseburger things are definitely not spring rolls in that sense. However, “Chinese” spring rolls can be fried or pan fried and have a thinner wrapper than “egg rolls”.

    http://mentalfloss.com/article/16080/whats-difference-egg-roll-vs-spring-roll
    http://everydaylife.globalpost.com/difference-between-vegetable-spring-rolls-egg-rolls-38470.html

  17. mirandamidas says

    Thanks @Rach and @oj for your explanations and links, it’s really kind of you to offer that info, v interesting reads.

  18. Leslie says

    My daughter loved them so much…. We had to return the next day for round two…. They were so good that I found myself Googleing them and stumbled accross this blog…. I tried one of each…. Both were delicious

  19. Kc says

    We had these thanksgiving week and immediately went back for more. Amazing! I found this blog while looking for a recipe

  20. Ron says

    My daughter has been raving about these Spring Rolls all year. We live in California and vacation in Walt Disney World every year for a few weeks right after Thanksgiving. Today was the day we found ourselves in the Magic Kingdom Park. We worked our way over to Adventureland and found the Egg Roll Cart. I’ve never had the Cheese Burger Spring Rolls. I engaged the cast member in a conversation about the Spring Rolls and found out that WDW was thinking of discontinuing them about a week ago. The cast member told me she was surprised when she came in and saw that the Spring Rolls were loaded on her cart. I ordered two and my daughter order two. You’ve already described what they look like and taste like, so I won’t repeat your review, I’ll just say they were delicious. We went back and brought four more. I highly recommend them.

  21. Neva Hughes says

    We went today and I asked a cast member where they were and she said that they discontinued the cart. So sad!

  22. Tina Narula says

    I had forgotten about this little “gem”. I loved the pizza egg rolls as a kid. I don’t think I have had an egg roll from here in over 25 years.

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