REVIEW: Take a ‘Flight to the Moon’ or ‘Mission to Mars’ with 50th Anniversary Food Celebrating Tomorrowland’s Past from Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café at Magic Kingdom
The world’s most magical celebration is underway at Walt Disney World, bringing over 150 new food items to celebrate the resort’s 50th anniversary. Today we’re heading back to the future at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café in the Magic Kingdom for some dishes honoring past Tomorrowland attractions and some favorites from Walt Disney himself.
Let’s go and see what’s on the menu!
Walt’s Chili-Cheese All Beef One Foot Long Hot Dog – $ 13.49
Walt’s beef foot long hot dog topped with Walt’s favorite chili and cheese recipe served with fries
It was a basic chili cheese dog, much like the ones at Casey’s Corner.
There is a fair amount of chili and cheese, but it’s unremarkable. If you have a fondness for a chili dog, you will like it.
This is a great option to share due to the large portion sizes.
Walt Chili and Cheese Fries – $ 6.49
Fries topped with Walt’s Favorite Chili and Cheese Recipe
These are classic Disney fries with a generous serving of chili and cheese.
They are generic crowd pleaser and never a bad option.
They’re nothing special, but it’s a solid choice.
Mission to Mars – $ 12.99
Burger topped with bacon and macaroni and cheese served on a bun sprinkled with crushed cheese flavored cabbage and served with fries
This burger pays homage to the attraction of the same name, which took diners to the Red Planet from 1975 to 1993.
There’s a good serving of mac and cheese, and the crispy bacon added a nice variety to the texture profile.
It makes a good bite of cheese thanks to the addition of crushed cheese flavored cabbage on top.
It’s a basic Disney burger underneath, but the toppings make it fun and tasty. We would order it again.
Moon Burger – $ 11.49
Impossible ™ Burger with guacamole, tomato and coleslaw salad, served with fries
This is the herbal specialty items option, named after the Flight to the Moon attraction, which operated from 1971 to 1975.
The Impossible Galette itself isn’t bad, but it doesn’t taste like the burger we were hoping for, or at least come close to it. Still, it’s a decent patty, and if you’re an Impossible Meats fan, it’s a good choice.
The guacamole offers some freshness, but it makes the burger, overall, chewy without a crackle to crack it.
The powder on the bun does nothing but give it a lunar look. It’s probably the weakest option we’ve tried, but it’s a solid choice for those looking for something herbal.
1971 Meal – $ 19.71
BBQ Chicken Sandwich topped with Kale Salad served with Chili and Walt’s Cheese Fries, a Fountain Drink and a 50th Anniversary Themed Pop Cake
At various locations in the park, you can find ‘1971 meals’, inspired by meals available in the park when it opened (as well as a birthday cake pop).
The chicken on the sandwich was okay but a bit dry. We were given a good serving of barbecue sauce which helped.
Given their generosity in sauce, the bread held up quite well.
We would have liked there to have been a bit more kale salad as it added a crunch and freshness that enhanced the dish.
Overall, it’s a decent option.
It looks more like a traditional piece of cake than the pops we’ve had in the parks before.
The outside tasted like a basic coating of white chocolate in pink and purple color. Unfortunately, the frosting melted pretty quickly once we took it out of the packaging.
The cake was not dry and serves as a treat to finish the meal.
We still prefer the pops at Main Street Confectionery, but it’s not bad.
The burgers were a fun nod to two old Tomorrowland attractions and a little different from the regular fare with their toppings, while Walt’s chili dishes are a throwback to the traditional theme park fare and a good option as well. . They are a nice change from the usual menus, especially with one of them herbal.
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