Review: Mac-and-Cheese Hot Dog Returns to Casey’s Corner for a Limited Time

Casey’s Corner: home of baseball memorabilia, intermittent ragtime jazz performances, and, of course, our go-to Disney hot dogs.

It’s a familiar stop for most visitors to the Magic Kingdom. For some, it is a must-stop, the craving for salty dog and cushiony bun too strong to resist (and who needs to resist while on vacation?).

We first told you about Casey’s new plans for a rotating menu of featured dogs a few weeks ago. Now, we’re back with a review of this month’s specialty: the Mac and Cheese Hot Dog.  

This specialty doggy can be found in numerous places around Disney World from time to time. We’ll never forget when we first spotted it, toting Truffle Oil, way back in 2012 in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Since then, we’ve also found it at Animal Kingdom’s Restaurantosaurus and Friar’s Nook in Magic Kingdom; and a Mac and Cheese Burger was spotted at Epcot’s Electric Umbrella.

Mac and Cheese Hot Dog

Mac and Cheese Hot Dog

And we have to say that in so many ways, this particular one is a recipe for addiction: Casey’s famous hot dog smothered in mac and cheese and sprinkled with a healthy dose of bacon? That’s gotta be the epitome, right?

Did we mention the healthy dose of bacon? This dog sports plenty.

Mac and Cheese Dog Bacon Close-Up

Mac and Cheese Dog Bacon Close-Up

Under that bacon we found a heaping pile of ooey, gooey, cheesy elbow mac goodness. The mac on these dogs can vary depending on the batch, apparently. We’ve seen dryer mac than this, but it was super gooey on our visit to Casey’s.

Mac and Cheese Dog

Mac and Cheese Dog

But, friends, don’t forget the fork. This one requires serious utensils and napkinage.

Mac and Cheese Dog Close-Up

Mac and Cheese Dog Close-Up

This is partially due to the abundance of delicious toppings, but also due in part to the roll.  The regular size Mac and Cheese Dog, which we tried, is served on a potato roll, and it simply wasn’t a match for the weight of all that mac and cheese.

Mac and Cheese Dog Close-Up

Mac and Cheese Dog Close-Up

The Mac and Cheese Hot Dog is available in a foot-long version as well, which is served on a traditional roll.  We preferred the potato roll, which has a slight sweetness that balanced out the saltiness of the other components.

The regular Mac and Cheese Hot Dog meal comes with a generous serving of fries, plated separately. Note that Casey’s fries are getting skinnier and skinnier — think McDonald’s — than you’ll find at several other Counter Service spots. (This is also the case at Yak and Yeti Counter Service in Animal Kingdom.)

Mac and Cheese Hot Dog with Fries

Mac and Cheese Hot Dog with Fries

The only drawback of the Mac and Cheese Hot Dog is that all of those rich toppings make it almost too much for one person to enjoy.  At $10.79 for the regular meal and $12.99 for the foot-long version, this one could easily be shared. (But we have faith in you.)

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Mac-and-Cheese Hot Dog at Casey's Corner Review

Are you as excited as we are to see what Casey’s will come up with on their rotating menu?  Let us know in the comments! 

Comments

  1. Dr. Leonid K. Soup says

    This is beyond disgusting. This is the Chrysler Building of disgusting. I wouldn’t throw this at a rabid raccoon.

  2. Trish says

    My bf and I tried this last weekend and it was pretty good! Definitely needs a fork but it was yummy! P.s. Most people eat hot dogs with Mac and cheese. I don’t understand how this is gross? Lol

  3. Hannah says

    My only disappointment about this is I had all my plans on going to Columbia Harbour House to have a Tuna Sandwich. Now I want the Hot Dog. Maybe we’ll split the sandwich and later split the Hot Dog. PLAN!!

  4. Pam says

    They DO have these at Disneyland! At least they did they last time I went. At Coke Corner on Main St. And it’s delicious!

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