by Ray Keating
Review/Analysis
DisneyBizJournal.com
October 5, 2018

Since I was a kid, the grilled cheese sandwich – in all its forms – has been a favorite. And given that Woody’s Lunch Box is located in Walt Disney World’s Toy Story Land – that is, Andy’s backyard come to life – it’s fitting that grilled cheese options are on the menu.

I had the chance to sample two sandwiches. The BBQ Brisket Melt is a tasty, grilled combination of smoked beef brisket, BBQ sauce, cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses on sourdough bread.

Then there’s the Grilled Three-Cheese Sandwich. This offers provolone and cheddar cheeses with – get this! – a cheddar cream cheese spread on grilled, garlic buttered artisan French bread.

Does the BBQ Brisket Melt beat out the Grilled Three-Cheese Sandwich? Well, that’s a tough call. It requires more research, which I’ll be more than happy to engage in during the next visit. Let’s just say that Mom never served grilled cheese sandwiches like these. (Sorry, Mom, but you always taught me to tell the truth.)

Oh yeah, and the Ice Cream Float with Barq’s Root Beer is a delightful classic.

There are other menu items that require still more research. That includes the “Totchos,” which I’m ashamed to say I didn’t get the chance to try. My mouth waters reading the online menu description: “Potato Barrels coated with Beef and Bean Chili, Shredded Cheese and signature Queso with Tomatoes and Corn Chips finished with Sour Cream and a sprinkle of Green Onions.”

And yes, I really want to dive into the “Breakfast Bowl”: “Hearty portion of Potato Barrels smothered in Smoked Brisket Country Gravy, Scrambled Eggs and a sprinkling of Green Onions.” I’m not sure if that would kick start the day, or send me back to the hotel room for a nap – but I want it!

And how about the “Smoked Turkey Breakfast Sandwich” as a unique morning selection – “Thick-sliced Smoked Turkey Breast, Melted Swiss Cheese, and Scrambled Eggs on Grilled Sourdough”?

The only complaints worth mentioning have to do with seating – an issue across much of Walt Disney World. Quite simply, Woody’s Lunch Box could use more tables to enjoy the fun food. And it wouldn’t be bad if at least some of the area was sheltered from the hot sun or the occasional rain downpours. Perhaps a roof built to look like one of Andy’s cardboard boxes.

But these are minor points. While in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, head over to Woody’s Lunch Box for delightful quick serve sandwiches, drinks and more. It’s tasty fun.

Ray Keating is the editor, publisher and economist for DisneyBizJournal.com, and author of the Pastor Stephen Grant novels, with the two latest books being Reagan Country: A Pastor Stephen Grant Noveland Heroes and Villains: A Pastor Stephen Grant Short Story. He can be contacted at raykeating@keatingreports.com.