So, you like watching Tim eat weird and or enormous hot dogs, do you? Well, what about
If you’re a hardcore fan of The Tim Tracker vlog, you know Tim’s go-to meal in a new
restaurant is often a burger. Recently Tim was in Islands of Adventure checking out the
single-rider line for Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure. While passing
through CityWalk, Tim noticed the Coca-Cola ICON Stand was selling a special Voodoo
I’ll be honest, I had some concerns, as they burgers were premade and sitting under glass,
wrapped in foil like gas station burgers. But once unwrapped, the donut bun looked flaky
and delicious around the standard but tasty looking bacon cheeseburger. And it’s hard to
argue with Tim’s immediate reaction to which was “Wow!”
If it’s still available, and you’re looking for some sweet and savory sustenance as you enter
the Universal Orlando parks, this looks like a unique option.
There have been some other memorable burgers featured in the vlog. Here are just a couple that stand out in my memory.
Last summer in conjunction with Marvel’s release of Ant-Man and The Wasp, Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar at Disney Springs offered a variety of size-themed foot and drink items. Why Jock Lindsey’s? Well because Ant-man is a movie is about super heroes using cutting edge technology to alter their size and give them super strength to fight futuristic villains, and Jock Lindsey’s in inspired by a movie about a 1930’s archaeology professor . . . with a whip. Okay, so let’s not overthink it.
Along with a giant pretzel and “shrunken” empanadas, the Indiana Jones-themed bar and eatery offered a “Gigantic” slider.
This $22 “Snakebite Slider” was a giant beef patty covered in tomato-bacon jam, thinly-sliced house made pickles, lettuce, and cheese. As Tim pointed the tomato jam looked more like marinara sauce, and Jenn mused that the enormous burger more of Chicken parm sandwich, without the chicken. The bun was nearly the size of a bread bowl.
Unless you have the ability to unhinge your jaw like Jock Lindsey’s pet snake Reggie, there is no way you’d be able to get your mouth around this thing. But it was a limited time movie promotion and it’s not there anymore – nor was it good apparently – so you won’t have to worry about it. But it was definitely a fun novelty, if you have an extra twenty and change to spare.
Lastly, you may not know this, but like California fast food staple, In-N-Out, Disney’s All-Star Movies resort has its own secret menu, which includes a special bacon cheeseburger. But while you can’t order it “animal style,” what’s way cooler than In-N-Out is that at All-Star Movies, the secret menu is presented on View Masters, which are stored safely in a steel case like in an old spy movie. The only thing missing were handcuffs keeping it secured to the holder’s wrist.
There was poutine – Canada’s beloved French fry dish drizzled with brown gravy and cheese curds. They also ordered a special bacon mac n cheese hot dog with actual bacon sliced up on top – as opposed to processed bacon bits – which looked delicious, despite it being Tim and Jenn’s least favorite item. It was definitely fitting for the last blog about extreme Orlando theme park dogs. Tim described it as tasting “like a heart attack” which I’ll take to mean delicious.
But the secret star snack of this food court was the candied-bacon cheeseburger on a cinnamon roll. It’s exactly what you think. A cinnamon roll, complete with icing, sliced in half to act at the bun for a bacon cheeseburger.
On paper, I would probably never try it, but after Tim sold me on that donut burger, and seeing both he and Jenn strangely enjoy this sweet and savory monstrosity at All-Star Movies, I’d be willing to give it a shot.
Listen, you don’t have to be a culinary daredevil if you want a burger at a theme park. Disney Springs has plenty of amazing burgers to choose from. I’ll never stop recommending D-Luxe, with its delicious burgers and insane variety of dipping sauces for your fries. And while I’ve never had one, I’m told the burgers at The Boathouse – including their “Award Winning” burger – are very tasty.
And at Universal CityWalk, we’ve already discussed Cowfish in a previous blog. I think I need to do a full article just about the Cowfish menu. That’s just going to require a special “research trip” down to fully explore the burger offerings, and an extra-ticket purchase for the seat next to me on my flight home after. Of course there are a plethora of delicious sounding burgers at NBC Sports Grill & Brew and Toothsome Chocolate Emporium as well. No, there’s not actually chocolate on the burgers.
Although now that I mention it . . .