Disney Restaurant Reopens Without Popular Dishes, Leaves Patrons “Out of Price” – Inside the Magic
Disneyland Resort’s two theme parks – Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park – are home to incredible restaurants. From the themed Blue Bayou inside the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction to the incredible Lamplight Lounge that overlooks Pixar Pier, Disneyland Resort guests have plenty of dining choices.
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As a particularly popular restaurant, Carthay Circle, prepares to officially reopen tomorrow, July 22, a brand new menu [below] has been revealed – and a few fan-favorite dishes are missing in the “Entrees” section.
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Instead of the popular $ 15 Carthay Signature Fried Cookies, there are Parkerhouse Hot Cheddar Rolls for $ 14, and the ever popular Fire Cracker Duck Wings are also nowhere to be found in this revamped Carthay Circle menu.
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Disney has also chosen to remove an entry option from Carthay Circle. There used to be seven entrances, but now there are only six. In addition, some entries have been modified or exchanged [below]. The Rigatoni Pasta Fagioli, for example, is new, as is the $ 75 New York Grilled New York steak.
Many Disney Parks fans have noticed that the prices for this new card are quite high. While Carthay Circle has always been more expensive than many other Disneyland and Disney California Adventure dining establishments, menu items are now even more expensive than they used to be. As of February 2020, the price of main courses ranged from $ 24 to $ 40, and now the cheapest entree on the dinner menu is $ 34, with the most expensive option being $ 75.
As Instagram user Gothic Rosie noted:
Welp, we just got billed out of Carthay Circle. Have you seen their menu? I am totally disgusted. The salon has better prices but no cheese cookies. Sigh.
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Learn more about Carthay Circle
Disney officially describes Carthay Circle as:
Discover a modern seasonal menu in a nostalgic Art Deco setting. The innovative cuisine highlights the flavors of Southern California and fresh, locally sourced ingredients, courtesy of Chef Andrew Sutton, Culinary Director of award-winning Napa Rose.
Start your epicurean experience with a selection of small plates, then explore dishes that take center stage, like Niman Ranch pork chop, Mary’s Chicken arugula salad, rigatoni fagioli pasta, grilled New York or fish daily fresh.
Pint-sized palates are sure to say “well done” to dishes specially prepared for young foodies. A range of indulgent desserts provide a satisfying finish to your elegant celebration.
The description then goes into details of how the restaurant was inspired by Walt Disney himself:
The Carthay Circle Restaurant occupies the second floor of a meticulous reproduction of Los Angeles’ iconic Carthay Circle Theater. The original Carthay Circle Theater, built in 1926, was one of the great movie palaces of Hollywood’s Golden Age, and it played a central role in the life of Walt Disney. His first feature film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, premiered there in 1937, and in 1941 the revolutionary stereophonic “Fantasound” was set for the West Coast premiere of Fantasia.
The design and decor reflect the romance and glamor of this bygone era with rare artifacts and references to the beginning of the Disney era. Peruse Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Courvoisier, the only cartoon ever to hang in Walt Disney’s house, and the charming pastoral scene from the film painted on the ceiling of the main dining room.
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