Matt and I received our Passholder Magic Bands in the mail and were anxious to test them out, so we made a few FastPass reservation through the My Disney Experience app and headed to the Magic Kingdom. It was on the agenda to see the parade, but ended up skipping it for another day. Once we got to the park, Matt noted he was hungry, so we headed to Cosmic Rays Starlight Cafe since I knew they have a 1/2 Rotisserie Chicken on the menu I had yet to try and knew it would be okay for the low-carb diet (seriously, cannot wait for Easter so we can eat fun things again!).
Matt had a craving for the Barbecue Pulled Pork Sandwich, as he’s often enjoyed it from Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe and it’s likely the same pork. He decided he was going to cheat on the diet with fries because there was cheese sauce available, and you can’t NOT have cheese sauce. 🙂 Fortunately for us, the sandwich is served at each bay so we didn’t have to wait in line twice.
Matt nixed the bun and ate the barbecue with a fork, which probably has plenty of sugar in it as it is. It was tender and tangy, but he got bored with it fairly quickly. I took a bite and it was fairly, “meh.” I think eating it as intended would have been better.
The fries arrived lukewarm and a bit soggy, but they were just a conveyance for the cheese sauce anyway. They were your standard “hit or miss” park fries.
The 1/2 Rotisserie Chicken fared much better, served with Mashed Potatoes and a Seasonal Vegetable, which in this case was green beans. The chicken was nicely seasoned and the dark meat was fall off the bone tender and flavorful. I was really surprised by it, and now I want to get over to Flame Tree Barbecue at Animal Kingdom to try theirs for comparison, which I’ve heard is quite good. The breast meat on the bird was a bit dry, but it was remedied by a bit of barbecue sauce.
The green beans were a bit overcooked for either of our liking, but Matt noted that they did have a nice touch of salt to them.
I tasted the potatoes and they were as thick as they look. They really could have used some gravy to liven them up a bit.
Matt’s craving for a Barbecue Pork Sandwich wasn’t satiated, but then again, he wasn’t eating the bread, so I think that had something to do with it. I imagine he would rather get one at Pecos Bill’s in the the future. The 1/2 Rotisserie Chicken meal, on the other hand, was surprisingly good and a lot of food for the money. It would be a good option to split for those with lighter appetites, and it’s definitely a more interesting option in the sea of burgers and hot dogs. If you find yourself at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe, I recommend giving it a try. Along with hanging out with Sonny Eclipse for a few songs. 😉
Let us know what you like to order at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe!