Toy Story Land is now open at Disney’s Hollywood Studio and we were lucky enough to be amongst the first guests to experience the land during a soft opening last night. During the soft opening, all of the attractions and offerings were open, including the new quick service location in the land – Woody’s Lunch Box. Woody’s Lunch Box has two menus spread across all three meal periods. We’ll start with the lunch/dinner menu and then move on to the breakfast options.
BBQ Brisket Melt – $12.99
Pickles, BBQ Sauce, Cheddar and Monterey Jack Cheese
Despite first appearances, all of the sandwiches were quite tasty. The BBQ Brisket Melt featured layers of brisket and a good enough helping of BBQ sauce to earn its name. Two types of cheese pair pleasantly with the soft brisket meat. Fans of BBQ will enjoy this sandwich.
If there was one thing that really turned us off, it was the cold tots. We’re willing to give Woody’s Lunch Box a pass on soft opening day, but these tots came served cold and hard.
Grilled Three Cheese Sandwich – $8.99
Provolone, Cheddar and Cheddar Cream Cheese Spread
If you felt like skimming over a grilled cheese sandwich, this is worth of a second look. Served warm, this is, without a doubt, the cheesiest, softest, most perfect grilled cheese I’ve ever encountered at Disney or anywhere else. As if melted provolone and cheddar aren’t enough, the cheddar cream cheese spread makes this the closest you’ll find to a perfect grilled cheese.
Thinking back on our meal, we didn’t explicitly ask for a specific side, but the tomato-basil soup with this dish is the only way to go. Much more robust than just a normal tomato soup, this is made for dipping with your grilled cheese.
Smoked Turkey Sandwich – $9.99
Tomato, Lettuce, and Dijonnaise, served chilled
Next up is the smoked turkey sandwich. If we had to rank the sandwiches on offer, this would be sitting last. That’s not to say that the sandwich doesn’t have some redeeming qualities such as the amount of turkey stacked between the multigrain slices of bread, but, as a whole, it doesn’t wow. The multigrain bread tends to dry the palate a bit and while the dijonnaise infused some flavor, it wasn’t enough to complete the sandwich.
Before we go any further, let’s talk about sides. All of the sandwiches are served with your choice of Tomato-Basil Soup, Macaroni Salad, or Potato Barrels (tots). We ordered, one of each with our sandwiches and, out of the three, the macaroni salad was the winner. With a laundry list of fresh ingredients, the macaroni salad really impressed us and will be our go-to side when we return.
Monte Cristo – $11.49
Smoked Turkey, Ham, Raspberry Jam, Dijon Mustard, and Swiss Cheese
This was the winner of the group of sandwiches. What set this sandwich apart from the rest had to be the bread. It comes out like a buttery french toast of sorts, which permeates the flavor profile. Not to be outdone by the exterior, the ingredients between the delicious slices of bread work wonderfully together too. The raspberry jam, swiss cheese, turkey, and ham really work well. Just like the other meats you’d find at Woody’s Lunch Box, these are soft and flavorful. A solid sandwich that transcends just Toy Story Land and Hollywood Studios. It’s amongst the best you can find at any Walt Disney World theme park.
Totchos – $8.99
Potato Barrels (tots), Corn Chips, Chilli and Cheese
We have arrived. Out of anything announced for Toy Story Land, the totchos was the item I met with the most anticipation. Ever since our loaded tots experience at Friar’s Nook in Magic Kingdom, I’ve been wanting Disney to continue trying combinations of tots. The totchos are the fully realized vision of loaded tots at Walt Disney World. The full-bodied chilli was present in every bite and we noticed that the tots here were much better than what we encountered as a side dish. For $8.99, this is a solid dish that might work best during the two days of actual winter that Orlando experiences.
Lunch Box Tart – $3.29
There are two tarts on offer for dessert. One is a raspberry and the other is a chocolate-hazelnut (read: Nutella) filling with candied bacon. Both were enjoyable in flavor and size, but essentially amounted to Pop-Tarts.
Mystic Portal Punch – $4.49
Powerade Mountain Berry Blast with flavors of Lemon-Lime and Tangerine
It’s all there in the description. While the predominant flavor is the Powerade Mountain Berry Blast, infusions of Lemon-Lime and, to a lesser extent, tangerine, the drink is nicely refreshing, if not slightly overpriced.
For $16.19, you can get it with a Souvenir Alien Sipper, which we had to do!
Grown-Ups’ Lemonade – $9.25
Three Olives Cherry Vodka, Odwalla Lemonade, and Black Cherry Puree
A strong cherry taste only gives us hints of lemonade throughout this drink. Recently at Walt Disney World we’ve encountered “puree” drinks that have been pure liquid instead of a thicker, creamy liquid. This is another instance of the “puree” not adding any body to the drink, and that’s a good thing. It’s a relatively strong drink that is overwhelmingly cherry. If you’re a fan of cherry, this could be an excellent, refreshing option for your visit to Toy Story Land.
Let’s move on to the breakfast options.
S’mores French Toast Sandwich – $7.99
This sandwich was ooey, gooey, and 100% s’mores. It’s a messy sandwich, that’s for sure, but for someone looking to kick start their day with some chocolate, they will be hard pressed to find anything with more chocolate than this sandwich.
Breakfast Bowl – $8.49
Just like the lunch and dinner menu, the breakfast menu finds a way to work tots into a dish. This one was a bit bland though. 5-10 bites of egg can be found on top of a lot of tots and a little bit of gravy.
Smoked Turkey Breakfast Sandwich – $7.49
This was the winner from breakfast. A generous portion of turkey finds just enough room to get a wonderful portion of eggs in too. The Swiss cheese, onions, and green peppers completed the flavor profile to create a wonderful breakfast option in Toy Story Land.
Just like the attractions in the land (more to come), we were pleasantly surprised by Woody’s Lunch Box. Fresh ingredients and sandwiches that largely went above and beyond the call of duty, Woody’s Lunch Box has quickly risen to the top of our quick service favorites at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.