Okay, I was SUPER PUMPED when I started hearing about the return of a certain favorite sandwich to the Magic Kingdom.
Our roving reporter headed straight to Main Street, U.S.A. to begin a trek to discover the truth behind recent rumors of the return of the treat.
And IT IS!! The Sweet and Spicy Chicken Waffle Sandwich is once again listed along with the Nutella and Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich, and the relatively recent addition of the Sausage and Cheddar-stuffed Pretzel.
The Chicken Waffle Sandwich made its return with… a gigantic price increase (womp, womp).
It’s now $10.29. So, there ya go. But still… it’s BACK! So we had to try it to see if it was the same goodness it always was. As a reminder, here’s the sandwich in its previous form. Big Belgian waffle, big chicken, slaw, and arugula. (Can you sense we’re setting you up for disappointment here?)
You can see why we were bummed when it suddenly disappeared earlier this year.
Well, it is back…kind of. With one big caveat. Actually, make that one small caveat… because the piece of chicken is smaller. Like, significantly. smaller.
So, sweet and spicy Asian sauce? Check. Greens? No arugula anymore, but the slaw is still there. So we’ll give that a check, too. Big ol’ waffle? Yes, sir. Though it’s not the big, deep-pocketed Belgian we’re accustomed to.
Large piece of batter-fried chicken? Ummm….
We checked with the Cast Member to make sure this wasn’t just one of those short-end-of-the-stick, what’cha-gonna-do? type of things. Nope. This is it. Plus, the sandwiches that all the other guests had looked the same to us. (And, just to share our full experience, when we asked the cast member about the size, she told us that Disney was doing guests a favor by making it smaller so it was easier to hold. Really?)
But remember that price increase I mentioned earlier? A smaller product to the tune of nearly 3 more bucks? Yeah. I’m crying foul. (And that’s NOT a chicken pun, as in fowl. I promise.) It’s still delicious. But it’s now kiiiiiiind of a rip-off.
But we DO have some good news coming. On this research foray into the Kingdom we got news of another favorite item that’s returned as well… and all is right in the world with this one . So stay tuned, my friends…
What do you think of the return of the Sweet and Spicy Chicken Waffle Sandwich? Please let us know with a comment!