We know you’re out there, Lighthouse Sandwich fans.
And, as you can tell from the title of this post, we’ve got some not-so-great news for you.
For those of you who may be a little lost on this particular topic, though, allow me to explain. Magic Kingdom’s Columbia Harbour House is well known and loved for providing tasty Counter Service fare, with a few not-so-typical choices like the Chicken and Fish Platter and Shrimp Mac and Cheese.
Even these, however, never reached quite the cult status of the Harbour House’s two longtime signature sandwiches: the Anchors Aweigh Sandwich and the Lighthouse Sandwich (okay, the Lobster Roll comes close, but still…). Many guests seem to have a dedicated favorite between the two.
We can inform diehard fans of the Anchors Aweigh tuna sandwich that it remains safe on the menu.
Unfortunately, we can’t say the same for the Lighthouse Sandwich. The hummus, tomato and broccoli slaw sandwich – served on the same multigrain bread as the Anchors Aweigh – is no longer available at Columbia Harbour House, and Cast Members informed us that as far as they are aware it’s not coming back.
Now, as Disney food fans we do tend to get wrapped up in our own little world a bit. While WE know the Lighthouse Sandwich had a very dedicated fan base (for years!), we’re not certain how well it sold on a day to day basis. Still, what’s even more surprising — and disappointing — about its removal is that the Lighthouse was such an easy go-to for our vegetarian friends. (You may be glad to know the Vegetarian Chili is still on the menu).
And even though I am personally not a vegetarian, it was just nice to have an option that was such a good counter to the heavier fried options prevalent on all Counter Service menus. Not that I’m opposed to that, I’m just sayin’… the Lighthouse will be missed.
BUT…don’t lose hope. Many things come on and off menus at Disney World all the time. So stay tuned… .
Will you miss the Lighthouse Sandwich? Please let us know with a comment!