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Summer Eats at Walt Disney World

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Summertime is here, and for me, that means I crave some summer treats! There’s nothing like a hot dog and a frozen lemonade on a hot summer day!  Fortunately, I can get my fix of some of my favorites while at Walt Disney World!!

One of my favorite places to get my summer treat fix is Casey’s Corner at the Magic Kingdom.  As a baseball fan, the theme is right up my alley, and fits well into the turn-of-the-century theme of Main Street USA as a whole.

 

 

But what about the food?  Well, for me it’s simple:  A hot dog, topped with ketchup, along with french fries, and if I’m feeling saucy, some cheese for dipping my fries.

Ideally, I’d love to sit in the outside seating area of Casey’s, enjoying my hot dog and listening to old standards being played, sometimes live by a piano player right outside.  But there aren’t a lot of seats to be had, and more often than not we take our food across the way to the much larger Tomorrowland Terrace seating area.  This isn’t necessarily a bad thing.  That area has plenty of shade, and a great view of the Castle.  On our last trip, we were eating our hot dogs here while a show was happening on the Castle stage.  We had a great view of the fireworks that ended the show.

 

Another good thing about using this seating area is that Lisa doesn’t always want a hot dog.  On occasion, she’s been able to get something from the noodle station when it was open, or even from Cosmic Ray’s in Tomorrowland and bring it back over to eat here.

The only bad thing I can say about Casey’s is No Frozen Lemonade!!

This is the other summer treat I crave and love to get at Walt Disney World.   Just to be clear, my idea of Frozen Lemonade is the slushy kind that looks like this:

 

…NOT the minute maid version that’s completely frozen.  You can grab different varieties of frozen lemonade at each of the parks as well as some resorts.  One of my favorite places to grab a frozen lemonade is at the Refreshment Coolpost in EPCOT.

 

This is located in the little African Oasis in between China and Germany.  We can’t help but stop here, enjoy some shade, and let the kids play the drums while sipping on our frozen lemonades

 

 

Oddly enough, the Refreshment Coolpost also serves hot dogs.  But I have yet to get one from there because we always eat at one of the many restaurants around World Showcase for lunch and dinner.  Maybe this upcoming trip I’ll get one just so I can tell you all how it was!

 

At Home Twists

As always on our Tasty Tuesday posts, we like to leave you with some ideas on how to get your Disney Food Fix at home.

For hot dogs, may we suggest this great party idea we used for Jackson’s 2nd birthday:  A Hot Dog Bar.   Jackson’s party was Disney-themed, of course, so he had a “Hot Dog! Hot Dog! Hot Diggity Dog! Bar”.

 

To see our post on the Mickey Mouse Farm Party, Click HERE!

And if you’re concerned about what’s in those hot dogs, try these all-natural dogs for a healthier version.  We recently discovered these and they are pretty good.

And for the Frozen Lemonade, here’s how to make your own. (Cherries are optional, and other flavors can easily be added)

  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice (about 6 lemons)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 1 cup cracked ice
  • 6 maraschino cherries, with stems

Directions:

In a blender or smoothie machine, process the lemon juice and sugar for approximately 30 seconds to blend well. Add 2 cups of water and half the ice and blend, crushing the ice. Add the remaining ice and water. Blend on high speed until the mixture resembles a frozen delight!

Divide among 6 glasses and top each glass with a cherry.

So what are your favorite summertime treats to get at Disney World, or just to make at home?  Let us know in the comments below!

This has been a Tasty Tuesday blog post.  To read other posts about the food and drink we love at Disney and try to recreate at home, Click HERE.

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