REVIEW: Friar’s Nook at the Magic Kingdom Now Serving Loaded Tots & Fried Twinkies

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Friar’s Nook in Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom introduced a new menu today, serving a number of “loaded potato tots” dishes and a fried Twinkie for dessert.

The Friar’s Nook is located between Storybook Treats and the Princess Fairytale Hall in Fantasyland, across from the castle wall.

Loaded Buffalo Chicken Tots ($9.49)

The standout of the bunch is the Buffalo Chicken variety. The chicken itself is well prepared with the buffalo sauce adding a nice spicy kick, offset by the bleu cheese. It’s hard to mess up tater tots, so they’re obviously good. Considering there are full entrees at counter service locations you could get for this price, the portion size isn’t great, but it is nice to have the option and more variety in the park.

Loaded Greek Tots ($9.49)

The Loaded Greek Tots came with almost nothing on them and what was on the tots (taziki sauce, peppers, and olives) was forgettable and pretty bland. I wouldn’t bother with these again.

Loaded Fiesta Tots ($9.49)

The second best of the group, these are enjoyable if you are a fan of a traditional taco flavor. The quest, tomato, and beef are what you would expect from a counter service location, but were flavorful enough to make this a valid option.

Fried Twinkie ($4.99)

The fried Twinkie is available with one of four toppings: Strawberry, Caramel, Chocolate, or Vanilla.

We tried strawberry and chocolate toppings. You can have them mix the toppings as well if you’d like.

If you’ve never had a fried Twinkie, this is a pretty standard representation, but I’ve had better. It’s good, I just think there are a lot of other fried or baked treat at the Magic Kingdom that I would rather have. It’s worth a try if you have never had one, just to say you have I suppose. It was fairly dry and somewhat flavorless in our opinion.

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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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Tarrant
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Tarrant

What happened to the tomato, onion, and feta that should have been on the Greek tots based on earlier reports? That sounds like it would have improved them a whole ton.

GlutenFree?
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GlutenFree?

If anyone goes by here soon.. could you ask if the twinkies and tots are cooked in the same fryer?

Marissa
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Marissa

They are cooked in separate fryers

GlutenFree?
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GlutenFree?

Looks like you got screwed on toppings.. another reviewer got a lot more it seems like

Andrew
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Andrew

Its embarrassing to say but I’ll miss the pot roast mac and cheese

RitchG
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RitchG

Completely agree.

Progressive Music Lover
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Progressive Music Lover

I look at that menu with sheer disgust. Why does Disney continue to shove these unhealthy food choices into our faces without offering healthy alternatives? Why doesn’t Disney just remove them all together? That Friar’s Nook menu should contain, in a sane world, delicious salads, fruits, and options with all natural ingredients. Disney needs to start cracking down on this sort of reckless corporate behavior.

Jason Diffendal
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Jason Diffendal

Probably because more people buy fried twinkies than salads…

Guy Fieri
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Guy Fieri

Why choose between a deep fried Twinkie and a salad when you can have both?!?!? Head on down to Planet Hollywood and try our new Sultan of Flavoristan salad. It’s a whole head of iceberg lettuce that’s been deep fried and smothered in donkey sauce, kit kats and Flintstones vitamins.

dusty
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dusty

indeed mr . diffendal indeed