Review: Award Wieners in Disney California Adventure

Award Wieners in Disney California Adventure serves up gourmet hot dogs and sausages that are just a little outside the box. So if you decide to stop in for a bite, bring your sense of adventure with you!

Award Wieners -- Outside View

Award Wieners

I love that Award Wieners often runs specials to coincide with whatever the Disney Movie du jour is. We’ve enjoyed some fun, film-inspired eats and drinks here, like the Teriyaki Street Dog and Coconut Milk Tea that honored Big Hero 6. And who could forget the Wizard Blizzard and Yellow Brick Roll, to mark the opening of Oz, the Great and Powerful?

On a recent visit, some friends and I headed over to AW for some eats! The quick service stop is actually a repurposed Trolley Car. Don’t look for any “inside” shots here. Because there aren’t any.

A quick glance at the menu gave us the full story…

Menu -- Click to Enlarge

Menu — Click to Enlarge

…But I love that there’s also a cute visual menu to give you an idea of what the dogs and sausages will look like!

Picture Menu -- Click to Enlarge

Picture Menu — Click to Enlarge

My friends and I decided to try, well, pretty much everything!


We started with the Hot Dog Combo. This basic offering features a Premium Hot Dog (nope, no label indicating it’s all-beef or other). And a Bun. So. There you go.

All of the entrees here are served with your choice of Sliced Apples or Chips. The apples are the pre-sliced baggie of apples that you get in many counter service spots, and the chips are plain old Lays.

Hot Dog Combo

Hot Dog Combo

The next one we tried was the Chili Cheese Dog. This one comes topped with Chili and a combo of shredded Monterey Jack and Cheddar Cheese. It’s a classic.

Chili Cheese Dog

Chili Cheese Dog

But from there, it got really good. Our third selection was the Sicilian Sausage. A Mild Italian Sausage Link is topped with a good amount of Pizza Sauce and shredded Mozzarella Cheese. It would have been awesome if the cheese had been melted a bit, but the flavors in the sausage and sauce were great.

Sicilian Sausage

Sicilian Sausage

Finally, we had to give the Barbecue Hot Link a go. This is the same Hot Link that you’ll encounter in the Hand-Dipped Hot Link Corn Dog at Corn Dog Castle (SO good). But here, it’s topped with Grilled Onions and Barbecue Sauce.

Barbecue Hot Link

Barbecue Hot Link

Not a meat lover? No worries. Vegetarians also have an option with the Portobello Mushroom Philly, with Onions and Bell Peppers sauteed in Karl Strauss Red Trolley Ale! It’s topped with a zippy Pepper Jack Cheese for even more flavor. Sadly, no one in our group was up for this one.


Award Weiners is the perfect spot to grab a bite when you’re rushing to Radiator Springs for your next race, waiting for an event or show, or just taking a break between shops in DCA. It’s a quick stop, for sure (though there’s plenty of seating behind the ordering windows themselves), but a beloved one for many Disneylanders!

When it comes to the food, what you see is what you get. But the quality is there, and it’s worth the price!

Which one is your favorite? Leave us a comment and let us know what you think!


  1. Richard says

    Best Chili Cheese Dog in the park!

    The Barbecue Hot Link is always good but I’ve been getting the Hot-link Corn Dog over at Corn Dog Castle instead.

    My wife really, really likes the Sicilian Sausage and the Vegetarian Mushroom Philly.

    It’s fast and easy with plenty of seating all around the area. We like to grab a couple of hot dogs and sit across the street and watch the crowds flow by!

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