In Toy Story Land you may be shrunk down to toy size, but you’ll need to pack a big appetite. Disney announced the menu for Woody’s Lunch Box today and it’s huge. Woody’s is the primary food location for Toy Story Land, which opens June 30 this year. Since it is a walk-up window, I was expecting maybe one or two big menu items and a dessert or special drink. Instead, it’s a whole picnic of options.
The theme for the food location is a Woody-themed lunch box that woody has tipped over on its side and propped open with a thermos. It will feature nearby outdoor seating under umbrellas.
Since it’s a lunch box, the primary menu item is sandwiches and sides. Look for some classic favorites developed with a modern twist. For drinks you’ll find your favorite beverages including soda floats. Desserts are included, naturally. For the early visitors, there are even a couple of breakfast options. Disney has been working on the concepts at their flavor lab for over a year.
“Everyone has a special food memory, so it can be tricky putting a modern spin on the favorites,” said Lenny DeGeorge, Concept Development Culinary Director for Walt Disney World. “We honored these classic dishes by using the best ingredients to elevate the flavors. How we constructed the sandwiches was important, such as layering the ingredients in a specific order, to maximize textures and flavors. Why have a cold sandwich when you can have a toasted hot, gooey cheese-filled one?”
Here’s what you can sink your teeth into when Toy Story Land opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios:
S’more French Toast Breakfast Sandwich – Oozy goodness in a chocolate ganache- and marshmallow-stuffed French toast topped with graham cracker crumbles. Inspired by the classic American campfire treat.
Smoked Turkey, Eggs, Swiss, Peppers, and Onions on Sourdough – The perfect hand-held stack of breakfast goodness.
Breakfast Bowl – The green army men line up for this hearty bowl of potato barrels, brisket-country gravy, and scrambled eggs.
BBQ Brisket Melt – With a nod to cowboy Woody, this Texas-style smoked brisket features cheddar, Monterey Jack, pickles, and BBQ sauce on garlic butter-grilled sourdough.
Monte Cristo with Raspberry Jam – Woody’s version of this classic sandwich has layers of ham, turkey, Swiss, and raspberry jam…and is grilled to a golden brown.
Totchos – Potato barrels, corn chips, chili, and cheese – what’s not to love?
Sides include tomato basil soup, vegetable macaroni salad, and potato barrels.
Raspberry Lunch Box Tart garnished with Icing and Dried Fruit and Chocolate-Hazelnut Lunch Box Tart garnished with Icing and Caramelized Bacon – Even toys need a sweet treat! Inspired by breakfast toaster pastries, this modern interpretation, with its uniquely delicate crust, is the perfect hand-held pastry.
Banana Split Yogurt Parfait – Layers of banana-vanilla Greek yogurt (with a hint of honey), fresh bananas, strawberries, and pineapple topped with granola and chocolate chips. A delicious and healthful way to start the day!
Smoked Turkey, Tomato, and Lettuce on Multigrain Bread – This quintessential lunch box sandwich is a light and fresh option. And to give it a kick of flavor, we add a creamy Dijonnaise.
Other healthy options available at Disney’s Hollywood Studios include fresh fruits and vegetables, salads, and grilled meats and fish.
Soda Floats – All toys would agree that a refreshing soda float is the perfect nostalgic beverage!
The adorable Alien Sipper may be purchased and filled with any fountain drink or the signature Mystic Portal Punch – Powerade Mountain Berry Blast with flavors of lemon-lime and tangerine.
The big kids can enjoy the backyard with Grown-Up’s Lemonade cocktail (cherry vodka, Odwalla Lemonade, and black cherry purée), beer, or hard cider.
Kid’s meals will be available with either a grilled cheese sandwich or turkey sandwich with sides like potato barrels and mandarin oranges.
We’re pretty happy that the East Coast will get its own Monte Cristo, but we’re a little worried about the lack of vegetarian or vegan options on the menu. Hopefully more options will released soon. Do any of the above items call out to you?