REVIEW: Sweet & Spicy Chicken Waffle Sandwich Returns to the Magic Kingdom

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The closing of Maelstrom at Epcot and the removal of the Earfful Tower from Disney’s Hollywood Studios probably didn’t have quite the emotional impact on guests that the removal of the Sweet and Spicy Chicken Waffle Sandwich from the Magic Kingdom did. Offered for several years, the sandwich became a staple of Sleepy Hollow Refreshments in Liberty Square. Well, after a several month absence, the beloved park snack recently returned as part of the widespread menu changes happening around the resort.

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Sweet and Spicy Chicken Waffle Sandwich ($10.29)

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First off, the sandwich has undergone a pretty impressive price increase. It’s as if Disney knows that the guests who love this sandwich would pay more for it. I don’t know about you, but in all of the excitement of it being back, $10.29 didn’t phase me. Next time it might.

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I’ve seen a lot of Disney fan blogs yelling about the sandwich being much smaller than before. In my experience, the waffle was smaller and that wasn’t a bad thing. I always found the original Belgian waffle version a little hard to pick up and eat. This new version was far more manageable and I though this waffle tasted just as good, if not better.

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Was there less chicken? I’m not so sure that they didn’t just luck out once and get two pieces of chicken, but this was about as big as I remember the chicken ever being in this sandwich. It was still just as favorable as before. The arugula was cut from the sandwich though.

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The price is high, but I honestly can’t think of another counter service item in this park I would want more, as much as I love the new menu at Pecos Bill’s. Yeah, $10.29 is probably more than this should be, but it is just so good. While the price may be a bit off-putting, I can’t recommend this sandwich enough.

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About the author

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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  • I find its culturally inappropriate in several ways. First the waffle is Belgian, the chicken is breaded and fried like a thick chicken German schnitzel. You could credit the chicken to Colonel Sanders(yes it’s a stretch but) depending on the herbs and spices used, could be. Then there is the cole slaw, which sounds like sliced cabbage tossed in Thai sweet spicy sauce. Add to this mix Roscoe’s fried chicken and waffles restaurant in Los Angeles lays claim of originating the waffle fried chicken combination. So let’s review, we have a Flemish German Thai southern colonel who may have an Afrian American origin. The fruit? Let’s leave that one for the Attorneys to figure out.

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