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5676.3 #14 DL Qual #6 12-18-12 1:44PM
Good afternoon! This day in Disney history, Dec 18th, 1998. McDonald's opens a french fry stand inside Disneyland. "Conestoga Fries" was near the spot where guests had boarded the old Conestoga Wagons ride in the 1950s. The canvas top that proclaimed “Westward Ho!” was a nod to the old ride. However, the restaurant wasn’t one of the original Conestoga Wagons; it was just a creatively designed fast food structure. Do you miss McDonalds in the park? Or are you glad it's gone?
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Not a fan. I am also not a fan of bringing Starbucks into magic kingdom. Too common , both McDonald's and Starbucks could be found on any corner USA. Disneyland should be unique and has the success to be so. - polo33   59.9 #4067 12-19-12 5:36AM Like(5)  Reply
One would argue that most products sold in Disneyland are very common. According to your argument maybe Disney should start their own line of soft drinks and eliminate the partnership they have with Coke as well. Coke can be found at any Grocery store and liquor store and gas station. Most of the partnerships in Disneyland are more about Americana not their how common they are. Whats more American than Mc Donald's? Whats more American than Starbucks? Whats more American than Coke? The fact is these companies are about heavily sown into the fabric of America. What better place to enjoy some of these items then a place that celebrates America? - vincentchase1  672.8 #247 12-19-12 8:29AM
Bring back the fry cart for 2013 - vincentchase1   672.8 #247 12-18-12 2:00PM Like(4)  Reply
And those prices! 😂😂😂 - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4108.8 #23 12-19-12 7:10AM
I loved the smell - LaTruce   2194.9 #52 12-18-12 1:56PM Like(1)  Reply
...not a fan of the price though - LaTruce  2194.9 #52 12-18-12 1:56PM
Loved how the grease instantly came out of my face. - ScubaSteve028   835.7 #184 12-18-12 3:36PM Like(1)  Reply
😳 - toph  2416.6 #43 12-18-12 5:59PM
😖 - Duchess_SMK  5676.3 #14 12-18-12 6:06PM
Lol. When I eat greasy things my face gets all oily. I sound like a chick💁 - ScubaSteve028  835.7 #184 12-18-12 6:08PM
😂😂that's ok, I think your milk consumption probably makes up for the extra grease. You have a nice complexion Steve! That, or you wear great makeup! 😉 - Duchess_SMK  5676.3 #14 12-18-12 8:35PM
I miss them! The one and only time I had them was my grad nite in 05. 😭 - StarWarsLove   403.2 #474 12-18-12 1:46PM Like  Reply
Miss them there too!!! 😝 - Aworldofcheer  104.1 #3332 12-18-12 2:02PM
Wasn't the phrase "Westward Ho!" from the Disney film made in the 1950s? Ironically, the phrase stuck because there was a pin cart, also named Westward Ho! that helped start pin trading in the park around 2001. And then was carried over to the now "Westward Ho! Trading Post store in Frontierland about 5 years ago - BaseballMickey_CM   6111.5 #13 12-18-12 1:48PM Like  Reply
I'm sure it was a bit of both my friend. 😉 Thanks for adding all of that! - Duchess_SMK  5676.3 #14 12-18-12 1:54PM
I miss it!! Most convenient fast snack! Hahaha - MusicallySoundsational   111.6 #3209 12-18-12 1:49PM Like  Reply
We sure liked them althogh we thought it to be a little odd that they were sold there. - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint   4108.8 #23 12-18-12 1:51PM Like  Reply
McDonalds and Disney had a partnership. Basically it was McD's helped Disney promote their newest films through their Happy Meals while Disney sold McD's products on their property. - BaseballMickey_CM  6111.5 #13 12-18-12 1:53PM
Symbiotic relations between super powers... - BambooMike  133.4 #2822 12-18-12 1:56PM
SO GLAD THIS IS GONE!!! Nothing worse than the smell of fries in Froniterland...oh wait, yes there is, Turkey legs...Healthier options are always a plus IMO - Dave   11414.7 #2 12-18-12 1:53PM Like  Reply
What's your favorite healthy snack at the park Dave? - Duchess_SMK  5676.3 #14 12-18-12 2:35PM
chicken skewer from Bengal Bbbq or the pretzel bites from Cozy cone - Dave   11414.7 #2 12-18-12 3:14PM
Actually, during the mid to late '90's I was not living in California. During those years I was in Florida and went to WDW. So I don't remember ever eating $3.00 french fries there. I do have fun memories many years ago eating fries at Tomorrowland Terrace. I still like to get fries there sometimes. - IMissDisney   1205.4 #114 12-18-12 1:59PM Like  Reply
They had mcDonalds there too yes? Did you like having them in the park back then? - Duchess_SMK  5676.3 #14 12-18-12 6:08PM
Yes Tomorrowland Terrace was known for cheap food. My parents always ate cheap. I did not eat at the Blue Bayou until I was an adult. The fries were great at TT. - IMissDisney  1205.4 #114 12-18-12 6:24PM
I miss the fry cart. It was a yummy quick grab snack. - aidensmama   340.1 #616 12-18-12 2:14PM Like  Reply
I remember this so much! As a picky little kid I loved it but now I can do without McDonald's fries while at DL. - Jillian   767.1 #202 12-18-12 2:19PM Like  Reply
I think I have enough other temptations there myself. I'm ok with it being gone. 😂 But I do think my kids would like them back! - Duchess_SMK  5676.3 #14 12-18-12 6:09PM
I miss that fry cart! They were amazing fries. - BelleintheTARDIS   258.8 #1141 12-18-12 2:22PM Like  Reply
miss it - FrankenweenieVelinee   1428.8 #92 12-18-12 2:22PM Like  Reply
My friends and I had a ritual of getting on haunted mansion at dusk, texting fries and a soda and wait for fantasmic. Good ol days. I think these fries always tasted better than regular McDonald's fries. Got to be that magic dust. - TikiJOSEsWingman   332.4 #641 12-18-12 2:46PM Like  Reply
::giggles:: everything tastes better in DL IMO. If only the magic could make the calories disappear too! Lol - Duchess_SMK  5676.3 #14 12-18-12 6:11PM
Yay something I remember Lol - RickChavez   3254.8 #29 12-18-12 2:55PM Like  Reply
Do you miss them Rick? Or glad they are gone? - Duchess_SMK  5676.3 #14 12-18-12 3:03PM
In not a big fan of McDonalds fries. I don't mind them though. - RickChavez  3254.8 #29 12-18-12 3:33PM
^^^ - annjay07  167.9 #2292 12-19-12 1:46AM
we loved that fry cart, even though is was double the price of outside it was still cheaper than the rest of the food in the park for us broke as a joke kids haha! - OhanaPhoto   3214.4 #30 12-18-12 2:56PM Like  Reply
I can appreciate that! 😂 - Duchess_SMK  5676.3 #14 12-18-12 5:43PM
I never ate at McDonald's, but I do love their fries. My family had a tradition where we would get some and then hop on BTMRR :) - JRDrummer_CM   875.4 #173 12-18-12 3:00PM Like  Reply
Best fries EVER!!!! Operation Bring Back the Fries!!!!! - caramiapoohAKAface   3093.9 #32 12-18-12 3:28PM Like  Reply
*giggle* - OhanaPhoto  3214.4 #30 12-18-12 7:20PM
🍟📝 fries are the way to caramiapoohs heart. ✔😊 - Duchess_SMK  5676.3 #14 12-18-12 8:38PM
I loved that! My youngests first trio to Disneyland we had fries. Missed them the last time we were there. - DisneyVacationLover   442.5 #425 12-18-12 3:30PM Like  Reply
We miss the fries! Thanks for sharing. - bigpete   277.1 #959 12-18-12 3:33PM Like  Reply
I miss the fat free French fries 😢 - Tom   6975.1 #8 12-18-12 5:55PM Like  Reply
Tomorrowland Terrace and Village Haus both feature fat free fries but you have to ask for them. - IMissDisney  1205.4 #114 12-18-12 6:26PM
There is no such thing! Fat Free fries?? I wonder what they are fried in? - MissMolly  1228.2 #108 12-18-12 7:04PM
Air? 😄 - MissMolly  1228.2 #108 12-18-12 7:04PM
No, they are fat free. I asked them if they charge extra for the fat. They said no. - Tom  6975.1 #8 12-18-12 7:07PM
I swear that joke not only never gets old, it just gets funnier and funnier! 😜 - Tom  6975.1 #8 12-18-12 7:07PM
haha. Free fat. 😂😂😂 - MissMolly  1228.2 #108 12-18-12 7:08PM
😂😂😂😂😂oh Tom! - Duchess_SMK  5676.3 #14 12-18-12 7:54PM
I'm not a fry fan OR a Mcdonalds fan.. but something about these particular fries was sooooo good!! - tuesday737   1235.0 #106 12-18-12 6:17PM Like  Reply
Pixie dust maybe?? - Duchess_SMK  5676.3 #14 12-18-12 8:40PM
I remember this. It was nice sometimes to grab a quick unhealthy snack. Then Burger Invasion in DCA too. - LilSterner   4536.8 #18 12-18-12 6:18PM Like  Reply
Now I settle for moz sticks....🙈😁 - Duchess_SMK  5676.3 #14 12-18-12 8:39PM
We were just talking about this recently. I know a particular someone that would love this to come back! - Oinker34   1152.7 #119 12-18-12 6:20PM Like  Reply
It was nice for a quick snack and it was great in DCA when there weren't as many food choices! - missyandpaul   269.1 #1048 12-18-12 7:10PM Like  Reply
Totally miss it. Compared to most items in the park, the 3.00 fries were the best deal! Miss the smell and it was something my diet limited kids could eat. Yeah, I miss it. - MoonWillow   380.9 #515 12-18-12 7:21PM Like  Reply
Everytime me my parents and cousins went we would always get this as a snack it was the best😥 - princessVanessa   384.3 #508 12-18-12 8:23PM Like  Reply
I miss this...😥 - LittleStarSweeper   352.1 #585 12-18-12 8:40PM Like  Reply
The fries were always hot and yummy! It was a good quick snack for my girls and I to share. - verolly   754.1 #209 12-18-12 8:56PM Like  Reply
Miss it too! - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}   700.0 #230 12-18-12 9:58PM Like  Reply
Never seen. Sounds great. - RapunzelledColey   58.4 #4122 12-19-12 1:09AM Like  Reply
and this wasn't the only location that sold the mickey d fries,the second location was at the harbor gallery.when you walk by the picture with the fisherman that says eat at the gallery it use to say catch some mickey d fries or something similiar. ironically when mcdonalds ended their disney contract they tried to stay in a theme park up in valencia and failed even though they offered the meals it was so overpriced . - pikarich   2897.4 #35 12-19-12 1:22AM Like  Reply
The thing I liked most about this cart was that it wa not a massive Mcdonalds golden arches eye sore. It fit in really well and now that it's gone, the space it occupied seems empty to me. I know people enjoyed it which is why it was great. Personally I don't eat fries unless it's steak fries or potato wedges - dsmdanny   144.9 #2640 12-19-12 5:33AM Like  Reply
When our Granddaughter was small she loved getting fries from that wagon. - Tealtownfan   886.2 #168 12-19-12 7:01AM Like  Reply
Best snack, miss them! - PrincessDuckie   728.7 #217 12-19-12 8:29AM Like  Reply