REVIEW: Award Wieners Reopens With Corn Dogs and Apple Pie Funnel Cake Fries for Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure

With the reopening of Buena Vista Street in Disney California Adventure comes the return of in-park shopping and dining. We had to swing by Award Wieners for the first time in eight months and get a corn dog.


Typically, when we think Award Wieners at Disney California Adventure, our mind goes to Carne Asada Fries however its menu offerings are now borrowed another fan favorite, Corn Dog Castle—where corn dogs rule!


With the rest of Disney California Adventure closed to guests, Disney had to bring the classic theme park food over from the Paradise Gardens Park, so while you may not be able to get some of the more creative offerings Award Wieners usually has, you’ll still be able to snack on a piping hot corn dog in between shopping and strolling about.


Award Wieners is utilizing mobile order and social distancing markers.


We ordered a corn dog (with chips) and the apple pie funnel cake fries.

Original Corn Dog – $9.79


Corn dogs are now served with a bag of Lay’s chips.


Although this corn dog wasn’t the prettiest, it was overall pretty good.


The outside is a shell of deep-fried corn dog batter that was sweet while also being somewhat salty. The breading was the best part, as it had a nice crunch on the outside but was soft and fluffy on the inside.


The hot dog on the inside was basic, but good nonetheless.


The Lay’s chips on the side made it a nice combo, but we were definitely missing the film strip fries!

Apple Pie Funnel Cake Fries – $8.99


These fries are coated with cinnamon sugar and topped with apple pie filling, caramel sauce, whipped cream, and streusel.


These are a very sweet dessert option. The funnel cake fries with cinnamon sugar by themselves are a pretty tasty snack.


The apple pie filling is really heavy and sweet. The apples in the filling are the weakest part of this dessert, and we ended up eating around them. They tasted like canned apples in syrup, and the texture was off. The caramel sauce with the whipped cream and streusel is a nice, light topping on top of the heavy pie filling.


Overall, we would get these again, especially for $8.99. The portion is a good size and enough for two to share. If you like apple pies, then you’ll like these fries!

What will be your first stop when you return to Buena Vista Street in Disney California Adventure? Let us know in the comments.

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Impressions de Frank
Impressions de Frank
10 months ago

Ugh, I wish we had proper corn dogs in WDW! So jealous!