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.
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.
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)
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.
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.