REVIEW: New Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Sweet-and-Sour Salad With Shrimp or Chicken, Lunar Lemonade, and Sully Slush at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe at Magic Kingdom

Five new menu items, including sweet-and-sour salads, are now available at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe in Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom.

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The sweet-and-sour salad comes plain or with chicken or shrimp. There’s also a new grilled chicken sandwich, and the Lunar Lemonade and Sully Slush.

Grilled Chicken Sandwich – $12.59

Grilled chicken sandwich with citrus-soy mayonnaise and mango-cucumber slaw on brioche bun served with french fries

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This would be better if the bun was toasted. Although ours sat for a moment before we chowed down, the chicken and slaw made the bun soggy almost immediately.

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The chicken was also difficult to cut, which usually means it’s a tougher piece. We couldn’t even bite into the chicken.

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Aside from that we actually enjoyed the flavors. The salsa is very refreshing and you get the mango.

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We did not like the chicken, it was overcooked and too tough.

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The mayo is decent but with the cut of chicken and liquidy bread from the toppings, it’s a hard pass.

Sweet-and-Sour Salad – $9.59

Mixed greens salad topped with pineapple, peppers, and crispy noodles served with sweet-and-sour dressing

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The dressing is light so we’re not getting a lot of the sweet and sour flavoring.

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We love the peppers, pineapples, and crunchy strips as they are different from what we usually expect and add to the dish.

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The pineapples are soaked in the dressing but the peppers and red onion are fresh. The green onions are prominent as well.

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We got a little bit of a nutty flavoring but that could be from the wontons.

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The dressing is slightly sweet with Asian flavors. It’s more of a vinaigrette and is light and refreshing. We enjoyed this and would recommend it with one of the proteins. We like that it’s a more unique option but it would be great if there were more toppings.

Sweet-and-Sour Chicken Salad – $11.59

Mixed Greens Salad topped with Grilled Chicken, Pineapple, Peppers, and Crispy Noodles served with Sweet-and-Sour Dressing

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This is more of a rotisserie chicken over grilled. The chicken is served cold, which is notable if you prefer it warm or fried.

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It’s the same salad overall but the chicken makes it a lot heartier.

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The chicken is bland. It’s just regular park chicken.

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The dressings and toppings are the seasonings here.

Sweet-and-Sour Shrimp Salad – $12.59

Mixed greens salad topped with shrimp, pineapple, peppers, and crispy noodles served with sweet-and-sour dressing

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This is the most expensive protein option and we get about eight shrimp, which is not bad. The other toppings are in super short supply, though.

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We enjoyed the shrimp option over the chicken option. The shrimp adds a sweetness that complements the overall salad.

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It’s frozen shrimp but we were surprised there was really no fishiness.

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It’s a little mushy and there isn’t seasoning but the toppings are fine.

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The shrimp is also lighter than the chicken.

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If you’re a shrimp fan you’d like this salad a lot. It was our favorite salad option.

Lunar Lemonade – $5.99

Minute Maid lemonade with desert pear syrup over ice

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First of all, this shimmers! We almost didn’t see it at first but when you hold it up to the light you can see it.

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Taste-wise, the Lunar Lemonade is not as tangy as you would expect lemonade to be.

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The desert pear syrup is strong and we get the pear. There’s also a slight artificial syrup aftertaste.

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The lemonade isn’t as refreshing as we’d like. The shimmer is cool but we’d recommend something different. It’s too artificial and not worth the price.

Sully Slush – $5.99

Blue raspberry slush with purple whipped cream

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This is a regular blue raspberry slush with purple whipped cream. Blue raspberry is usually a sour flavor but there is zero tang in this drink.

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It tastes more like cotton candy. It might be the whipped cream that’s giving us such a sweet flavor.

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If you like a sweet slushy, this is for you. It takes a cute photo, too, but is definitely not our fave.

Overall

This menu update was mostly a bust. The drinks and sandwich weren’t great. We enjoyed the variety the salads bring and appreciate more unique options. We recommend giving the salads a try but would pass on everything else here.

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