We’re covering a LOT of changes in Disneyland right now as we explore the park for the first time in over a year!
We’ve been reporting LIVE from the park today. Now, we’re bringing you some Disneyland food news that might not be the best thing you hear today. You may need to sit down for this one.
Disneyland Resort has some seriously iconic food and drinks. From Dole Whip to Churros, and from Corn Dogs and Mint Juleps, it’s hard NOT to find a tasty bite in these parks. Now, though, an ICONIC meal has been switched to a much smaller portion. And no, we aren’t talking about the snack-sized portion we had at A Touch of Disney.
We had lunch today at Cafe Orleans to check out what dining looked like these days at Disneyland! BTW, as of this writing they were only seating one party indoors, and the rest of their guests are seated outdoors on the patio area. Those familiar with Cafe Orleans may recall how tiny of a space it is indoors, so it looks like there’s only room for one party until they can raise capacity!
We were pretty ecstatic to be reunited once again with the famous Monte Cristo Sandwich from Blue Bayou and Cafe Orleans after it recently appeared at Smokejumpers Grill during A Touch of Disney. The big difference this time? It was a HALF portion. Prior to the closures, Cafe Orleans was serving up a full portion of the Monte Cristo Sandwich but has now switched to serving a 1/2 Monte Cristo Sandwich instead. Aw, beans.
Previously, you could get a full Monte Cristo (so four cornered pieces) for $21 at Cafe Orleans. Now, you get just two quartered pieces for $21. It still comes served with Berry Purée, Parmesan-Garlic Pommes Frites, and Cajun-spiced Remoulade. That’s right…the OTHER big change is that the Monte Cristo now comes with a SIDE of Parmesan-Garlic Pommes Frites. You can no longer order the Pommes Frites on their own!
Now, this is kind of a bittersweet change. It’s hard to be happy about a smaller portion but when you consider that price change and how RICH this sandwich is, it might not seem as bad. But to pay essentially the same price as before for HALF of what you used to get (granted, it comes with an extra side now) is a tough pill to swallow. Warning though, this sandwich isn’t all that shareable anymore. Blue Bayou, however, still serves the full portion.
At the end of the day, however…we’re just glad to be reunited with our favorite Disneyland sammie.
— AJ Wolfe (@DisneyFoodBlog) April 28, 2021
What do you think of this change? Tell us in the comments!