Disney's New 'Toy Story' Restaurant Opens This Weekend—And It Couldn’t Be Cuter
Imagine ordering lunch from a lunch box. That’s the clever concept that Walt Disney World just revealed for its new restaurant, Woody’s Lunch Box, coming to Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on June 30th. The quick-service restaurant will serve up full meals and old-fashioned floats from a walk-up window that resembles an opened lunch box. “Since the restaurant is sponsored by Bel Brands USA [the makers of Mini Babybel cheeses], I expect that they’ll be cheese in many of the dishes,” says Len Testa, co-author of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World.
The concept photo shows off other fun design elements, like the thermos next to the lunch box and Andy’s toys. Once your family is fueled, you’ll be able to play in Toy Story Land—which will include A Slinky Dog Dash roller coaster, Alien Swirling Saucers, and old favorite Toy Story Mania!
“Everyone has a special food memory, so it can be tricky putting a modern spin on the favorites,” Lenny DeGeorge, concept development culinary director for Walt Disney World explained to WDWnews.com. “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?”
Some restaurant items have been debuted in wake of the weekend opening. According to WDWnews.com, guests can dig into a delicious Banana Split Yogurt, Lunch Box Tarts, or a S'mores French Toast breakfast sandwich for a sweet treat. Other more savory options include a BBQ brisket melt, Totchos, a grilled three-cheese sandwich, a smoked turkey sandwich, or a Monte Cristo sandwich. Some kid-friendly sides include tomato basil soup, vegetable macaroni salad, potato barrels, and (of course) Mini Babybel snack cheese. How delicious does all of that sound? We are seriously considering ordering one of everything on the menu.
If you’re headed to Orlando this fall or winter, fun places to eat without a reservation include the Harambe Market in Disney’s Animal Kingdom; there’s even a BBQ chicken skewer on the kids’ menu. La Cantina de San Angel in Disney’s Epcot is also a popular spot; the whole family will love the empanadas, tacos, guacamole, and churros.