One of Disneyland’s unique features is an area of the park with a New Orleans theme called New Orleans Square. Within the area, guests can experience themed attractions such as the Pirates of the Caribbean and the Haunted Mansion, dine at New Orleans-inspired venues such as Cafe Orleans and the Blue Bayou restaurant, and enjoy the vibrant You can enjoy the sights and sounds of this land. city of New Orleans.
However, one guest was disappointed that the food they found in New Orleans Square was not authentic.
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This Reddit post from a now-deleted user expressed confusion as to why Disneyland’s Creole cuisine lacked authenticity when there was a land dedicated to this culture and tradition.
Why can’t Disney have a park-wide section dedicated to the city of New Orleans and fail to make even the most basic attempt to ensure the authenticity of the Creole cuisine served at the park?
Why can’t Disney have a park-wide section dedicated to the city of New Orleans, but fail to make even the most basic attempt to ensure the authenticity of the Creole cuisine served at the park? from
Commenters generally did not take the side of the original poster on this issue. Some of the commenters wondered what the poster was expecting in the first place, especially since most agreed that theme parks aren’t usually known for good or authentic food.
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One commenter, PaulClarkLoadletter, offered a potential explanation as to why Disney’s food quality isn’t as authentic as guests would like.
Disney’s restaurants operate like typical hearty restaurants. Food is pre-cooked with common providers wherever possible so that delivery can be consolidated. Unfortunately, this means jambalaya is served like this. .
It sounds like you’ve been lucky to have good food most of your life. I don’t go to Disneyland or Disney World for food.
I like churros from Disneyland. It may not be real, but I’ve never had one. What I had was disgusting what Disney World calls churros.
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Another Reddit user, snarkprovider, also replied to this thread, detailing the decline in food quality and portion sizes at Disney parks over the years.
Years ago, Disney was ahead of other theme parks in food variety and quality. Over the past decade or so, Disney has reduced portion sizes and switched to cheaper ingredients, while other parks have stepped up and passed.
User GenXer1977 shared a similar sentiment about Disney’s precipitous decline in food quality.
It used to be better. A little over the 50th century, the food has gradually gone downhill, with a dramatic dip when the parks reopened after Covid. Plus the number of attractions that failed due to two reasons we didn’t update the AP.
In general, commenters on this post discuss the overall food quality of the Disney parks, how they emulate carnival-style food, and how cheap, pre-cooked food makes them unreliable. He says there is no room for improvement.
Some commentators cited alternatives to Disneyland Resort’s more authentic Creole cuisine, such as Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen at Downtown Disney. Others talked about specific foods they found at the park that needed more help, such as pizza and sushi.
What are your thoughts on the authenticity of food at Disney parks?