Disney World has many tasty eateries, but none are quite as iconic as Casey’s Corner. Located on Main Street, U.S.A., this location serves up food including corn dog nuggets, french fries, and lemonade slushies. In other words, it’s baseball snack heaven.
Today, we're checking out the greatest and best-known thing on Casey's menu: the hot dogs. Served with the choice of multiple toppings in regular and foot-long sizes, these tasty dogs are worth a conversation. Whether you've eaten every dog on the menu or are yet to try your first, it's time to step up to the plate; Here is everything you should know about Casey's Corner and its Disney-famous hot dogs.
10 The Hot Dogs Have Always Been There
Disney World opened in 1971 and Casey’s Corner was there to see it. However, at the time, it operated under a different name: Coca-Cola Refreshment Corner.
This all changed in 1995 when Disney reopened the location as the baseball-themed hot dog shop, Casey’s Corner, based on the famous poem by Ernest Thayer entitled “Casey at the Bat.” This poem was written in 1888, and one of the signs at Casey’s has a baseball decoration that references this date.
9 The Baseball Theme Is Intense
Usually, baseball games are best served with a side of hot dogs, but here, the hot dogs are best served alongside some baseball. Casey’s is stocked with baseball mementos including vintage photographs, team pendants, and baseball bats.
Even the waitstaff is dressed in baseball-style uniforms, guaranteeing you’ll feel you’ve been taken out to a ball game without having ever left the Magic Kingdom.
8 There Are Hot Dogs Of The Month
Casey’s Corner offers a special hot dog of the month every single month. Past flavors have included a Cuban dog, which features a beef hot dog loaded with mojo pulled pork, swiss, relish, and mustard — a buffalo chicken dog, topped with spicy chicken, diced celery, fiery cheese dust, and garlic ranch drizzle — and a fried pickle dog, piled with deep-fried pickles, peppers, onions, cheese, and a chipotle ranch sauce.
For most of these flavors, guests can choose between a regular-sized and a foot-long hot dog. They can also opt to instead get fries loaded with these delicious toppings.
7 There Is A Twelve Days Of Christmas Special
If you don’t get the chance to try every hot dog of the month at Casey’s Corner on a regular schedule, you might get the chance to taste them all in December.
While we won’t find out for a little bit longer if Disney plans on bringing this back in 2019, last year, Casey’s Corner served up every hot dog of the month from that year on the 12 days leading up to Christmas. This meant that one day you could try the Pineapple Teriyaki Dog, the next you could taste the Buffalo Chicken Dog, then you could sample the Greek Dog and so on.
6 Casey’s Corner Almost Got Rid Of Their Foot-Longs
In May of this year, WDW News Today reported that Casey’s Corner was no longer serving foot-long hot dogs. This saddened many Casey’s Corner fans, who found that the only place in the parks to pick up a foot-long hot dog was at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe in Tomorrowland. While these were also tasty, the options were much more limited.
Thankfully, Disney realized how much fans missed the foot-long favorites and put them back into Casey’s not long after they were removed.
5 The Hot Dogs Are Served Best With Music
Right outside Casey’s Corner is a beautiful stand-up piano, and if you dine during select times of the day, you might be treated to its music. Casey's talented rag-time piano player, Jim Omohundro, regularly plays songs at Casey’s and has been doing so for over thirty years.
Jim's repertoire includes Disney hits and era-appropriate jams. He’s really good, having played there for so long, so don't pass up on the change to listen to a song or two if you spot him.
4 You Can Get Casey’s Hot Dogs In France
While Casey’s Corner is traditionally associated as the popular restaurant on Main Street, USA in the Magic Kingdom, Florida isn’t the only place these incredible Chicago-style hot dogs are available. Casey’s Corner also has a location on Main Street U.S.A. in Disneyland Park in Paris.
The hot dogs here are just as good as they are in the U.S., though the options are a bit more limited. It also appears that as of this time, regular-sized hot dogs are served here instead of foot-longs.
3 Casey’s Serves Vegetarian Hot Dogs
Just because you’re not a meat-eater doesn’t mean you have to skip out on this iconic Disney location. Casey’s Corner actually serves plant-based sausage in addition to their classic beef hot dogs. Currently, you can get these served in a potato bun or loaded with pickled slaw, BBQ vegan aïoli, and roast corn relish.
Those with gluten sensitivity might also want to consider Casey’s, as the location can provide gluten-free hot dog buns on request.
2 You Can Get Hot Dogs Late At Night
The Magic Kingdom tends to open at 9 a.m. and Casey’s opens not long after, usually around 10:30 a.m. Though the location no longer serves breakfast, it is open late and is, in fact, one of the best places to get food at the end of the day.
Casey’s tends to stay open until or slightly after the close of the park, meaning you can grab one of these delicious dogs as you are leaving for the day. Casey’s also usually stays open during specially ticketed events and extra magic hours, so if you’re really craving a Casey’s dog at 1 a.m., you can totally go for it.
1 Casey’s Has Mobile Ordering
Not every single Disney restaurant offers mobile ordering at this time, but Casey’s does. In fact, Casey’s is one of only a handful of Magic Kingdom locations that lets guests schedule a time to pick up a snack.
If you’re waiting in line for an attraction or want to beat the lunch rush line, the option to order a hot dog ahead is especially helpful. This gives you time to look at the menu without feeling rushed, and once you’re there, you can sit down with your meal or take it with you to your next destination.