As guests walk through Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, not only will they be able to join their favorite Toy Story pals on two new attractions (Slinky Dog Dash and Alien Swirling Saucers) but they will also be able to grab a bite to eat at Woody’s lunch box, a vintage-style lunch box that Andy brought outside to his backyard (the roughly 10-acre expansion).
Woody’s Lunch Box, is a walk-up counter-service restaurant serving up all sorts of sandwiches and sides with a modern twist, including nostalgic soda floats and specialty beverages. Disney Parks Blog recently met with the team at Flavor Lab (the concept development kitchen) to ask about the challenging process of creating such a fun and unique menu.
“Everyone has a special food memory, so it can be tricky putting a modern spin on the favorites,” explained Lenny DeGeorge, Concept Development Culinary Director for Walt Disney World, about the year-long menu development process. “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?”
Below is just a peek into the menu at Woody’s Lunch Box, and we’re already salivating!
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??
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.
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.
In addition, there will be a kid’s menu with items such as a grilled cheese sandwich or turkey sandwich, both served with potato barrels and mandarin oranges. Side Items at Woody’s Lunch Box will include tomato basil soup, vegetable macaroni salad, and potato barrels. There will also be Mini Babybel snack cheese (the official snack cheese of the Walt Disney World Resort) available to have with your meal or as a snack on the go.
Woody’s Lunch Box opens on June 30, 2018.