This announcement has a long history. In the 1929 Disney short Karnival Kid, Mickey Mouse uttered his first words: “Hot Dogs!” And Mickey can still be heard singing “Hot Dog” on Disney’s cable channels.
If the hot dogs described below hold your attention, it’s more than a happy coincidence. During the construction of Disneyland in the early 50s, Walt Disney would frequently grab a hot dog (a “weenie”) from his refrigerator at home as a snack. He noticed that Lady, the family dog, would follow him wherever he went as long as he was holding the weenie. Walt named the behavior at the Park after this observation. Sleeping Beauty Castle as well as other Park icons came to be called weenies, because they grab and hold the attention of Guests.
Now the Disney Parks Blog has ignited our taste buds with a look at gourmet hot dogs that are making a splash at Gasparilla Island Grill at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. The gourmet hot dogs are based on different regions or cities of the United States. There are 7 of these fancy dogs – a different one for each day of the week!
Every Sunday celebrates Cleveland with a hot dog on a freshly baked bun, topped with French fries, coleslaw and hot sauce.
The Seattle dog is for those that love a little kick and is featured on Mondays! The hot dog is topped with cream cheese, jalapenos, chopped cabbage with Sriracha on top of all that!
On Tuesdays Guests can enjoy the Kansas City dog! On a freshly baked sesame seed bun with sauerkraut and Swiss cheese, this hot dog is sure to please every Guest.
Those that love good barbecue will be delighted with the Memphis dog each Wednesday! The gourmet dog has 2 slices of bacon, and is then topped with barbecue sauce, chopped scallions and shredded cheese.
Thursday’s dog is served on a special “bun” that is perfect for the Idaho hot dog! This unique hot dog is served up on a baked potato topped with bacon bits, chives, sour cream and shredded cheese.
There is nothing better than a visit to New York on a Friday! This New York hot dog is covered with mustard, sauerkraut, and onion sauce.
A traditional Chicago dog is the perfect way to end the week! The Chicago dog is served on a freshly baked poppy seed bun with a pickle spear, celery salt, fresh tomatoes, whole sport peppers, chopped onions, topped off with relish and mustard!
These dogs look fantastic and I can’t wait to try one of each! Which gourmet hot dog do you want to try? Let us know in the comments below, on our Facebook Page or on Twitter @MagicalDIStract using the hashtag #DIStracted!