Although Orlando’s gourmet food truck scene is not a stranger to the Walt Disney World property, the marquee Food Truck Bazaar event had never been held on property until last weekend. Disney has used food trucks at ESPN WWOS to help feed Soccer and Baseball fans, they’ve invited a few trucks in for weekend events at Downtown Disney, they even built four Disney-fied food trucks as permanent citizens of the shopping and entertainment complex. But they had never had an event dedicated just to the food truck scene.
Thankfully, Disney decided to partner with the class act that is the Food Truck Bazaar. They have great relationships with many of the over 75 food trucks that operate in Central Florida and know which ones will work the best in each location. Food Truck Bazaar also has its finger on the pulse of Central Florida’s foodies. That means they can bring the crowds and excitement that make an event like this a must see for anyone.
Of course, this being Disney, there were a couple of magic touches that I appreciated. In addition to the 14 food trucks, there were some drink stands, a lot of tables (although not quiet enough), and some roaming squads of entertainers. Here’s a short taste of the evening.
I stopped at the Mayan Grill food truck for Mayan Chicken served over a Pupusa. It was fantastic. Every food truck had a line, but that’s not unusual at these mega Food Truck Bazaars. The food is worth the wait and there are strategies to help the time go by faster.
An event like this is great for the locals, but I also saw a lot of tourists there enjoying themselves. Food Truck Bazaar is something that originated in Orlando and it’s great to show it off. I hope Disney is able to bring back the Food Truck Bazaar for more great events like this. Maybe make it a monthly thing.