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REVIEW: New Sliders & Nachos Wash Ashore at Min & Bill’s Dockside Diner at Hollywood Studios

It’s certainly no secret to WDWNT readers and listeners that Disney’s Hollywood Studios is my favorite park at Walt Disney World. Stop asking me why. Seriously.

Anyway, in all my love of Hollywood Studios, I have recently fallen out of love with counter service dining at the park. Since the Backlot Express menu overhaul in 2015 and the closure of Studio Catering Co., I find myself often avoiding counter service meals at the Studios. That being said, I have never been a fan of the menu at Min and Bill’s Dockside Diner (with the exception of the Blue Milkshake, which is indeed still available) in the Echo Lake area of the park. I know it has had several different menus in the last few years, but none of them ever really appealed to me in any way.

Recently, the menu was overhauled, adding items from the popular, yet now closed Echo Lake Eats.

Min and Bill's Dockside Diner Menu
Min and Bill’s Dockside Diner Menu
Min and Bill's Dockside Diner Menu
Min and Bill’s Dockside Diner Menu

Carolina Foot-Long Hotdog ($11.49)

Carolina Foot-Long Hotdog ($11.49)
Carolina Foot-Long Hotdog ($11.49)

We didn’t order the new Carolina Foot-Long Hot Dog because we figured it would be pretty similar to the stuff you can find at Casey’s Corner. I happened to see one sitting on the counter, so I pulled an “Inside the Magic” and just took pictures of something I didn’t order.

Carolina Foot-Long Hotdog ($11.49)
Carolina Foot-Long Hotdog ($11.49)

The photo on the Disney website is fairly inaccurate (surprise). Not only does in come in a loaf of bread, it’s definitely an entirely different color. That being said, we had something very similar at Casey’s and didn’t think it was too bad.

Loaded Chili-Cheese Nachos ($10.49)

Loaded Chili-Cheese Nachos ($10.49)
Loaded Chili-Cheese Nachos ($10.49)

The loaded nachos are pretty standard, but it’s a nice offering considering other options at the park. Sometimes you are just in the mood for nachos, and if you really are, this is a viable option. All of the prices here do seem a bit hight, but “welcome to Disney World” I guess.

Loaded Chili-Cheese Nachos ($10.49)
Loaded Chili-Cheese Nachos ($10.49)

The guacamole isn’t all that great, but the sour cream was nice and fresh.

Min and Bill’s Pulled Pork Sliders ($10.99)

Min and Bill's Pulled Pork Sliders ($10.99)
Min and Bill’s Pulled Pork Sliders ($10.99)

Again, probably overpriced, but I really enjoyed these. I have never been a fan of coleslaw, but I really think it blended well with the pork in this case. The buns were the highlight though. If any counter service hamburger had these buns, they would be at least 50% more edible. The buns were soft, flaky, and had a buttery flavor that was quite pleasant.

Min and Bill's Pulled Pork Sliders ($10.99)
Min and Bill’s Pulled Pork Sliders ($10.99)

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.

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  • Wouldn’t mind paying any high price for something if the quality was there. From your review…it is not..you’ve helped save us money. Thanks for your reviews!

  • Thats the chili cheese dog….as given away by the appearance of the chili and the cheese. The Carolina dog would have coleslaw on top of pulled pork, pretty much the slider on a hot dog :)

  • From reading the menu and looking at the pictures, it appears Andrew is right, that is obviously not the Carolina dog. Interestingly the picture on the Disney website, and the one shown both appear to be the chili-cheese dog So there is some basis for comparison even if the author thought they were totally different items, I don’t know if using a different type of roll on a promotional picture really qualifies as “fairly inaccurate”. The Disney picture shows a roll, a hot dog, chili and cheese, the actual meal pictured shows a roll, a hot dog, chili and (surprise) cheese.