Award Wieners

Award Wieners is one of the last examples of the original Disney's California Adventure theme, where restaurants, stores and menu items had not-so-clever pun names. This hole-in-the-wall counter service location serves hot dogs with a selection of toppings, plus corn dogs and a kids meal.

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  • Location: On the left side of the street as you enter Hollywood Pictures Backlot, just before the first intersection.
  • Date Opened: February 8, 2001
  • Seating: Tables are available in a nearby outdoor seating area, inside what was once the extended queue for the neighboring Muppet*Vision 3D.
  • Service Type: Counter service
  • Children's Meals: Yes
  • Vegetarian Options: Yes, a Portobello-Mushroom Philly was added to the menu to provide one meat-free option.
  • Annual Pass Discount: 15% for Premium; 10% for all other levels
  • Reservations:
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Menu as of January 2014

The Wiener Is...

#1 Chili Cheese Dog - Premium hot dog, topped with chili, Monterey jack and cheddar cheese, served with sliced apples or chips. $6.99
#2 Barbecue Hot Link - Classic hot link, grilled onions and barbecue sauce, served with sliced apples or chips. $7.99
#3 Sicilian Sausage - Mild Italian sausage, topped with pizza sauce and mozzarella cheese, served with sliced apples or chips. $7.69
#4 Portobello-Mushroom Philly - Grilled portobello, onions and bell pepers sauteed in hefeweizen, topped with pepper jack cheese. Served with sliced apples or chips. $7.69
#5 Hot Dog Combo - Premium hot dog, served with sliced apples or chips. $6.29

Kids' Meal

Kid's Turkey Dog - Served with sliced apples and carrots, with a choice of small low-fat milk, Minute Maid juice or small water. (Chips and soda available upon request). $6.49

Kid's Power Pack – with string cheese, Dannon® Danimals® Yogurt, sliced apples and Whole-Grain "fish" crackers. $5.99


Souvenir Sipper - Includes soft drink at time of purchase. $6.99
Soda - Coca Cola, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Sprite, Fanta Orange, Minute Maid Light Lemonade, Gold Peak Iced Tea (Sweetened or unsweetened). $3.19 (regular); $3.49 (large)
Dasani Water - $2.79
Nesquick Chocolate Milk - $2.79
Minute Maid Juice Box - $1.79
Souvenir Mug – Includes hot beverage at time of purchase. $6.29
Hot Cocoa - $2.79
Coffee - Regular or decaffeinated. $2.79
Hot Tea - $2.79
Low-fat Milk - $1.79
Karl Strauss Red Trolley Ale - $6.75

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The following are recent reviews for Award Wieners from our Reader Review system. Click the Show All Reviews link to see every review for this location. To browse all reviews in the system, please see this page.

Average Reviewer Rating: 2.2 out of 52.2 out of 52.2 out of 52.2 out of 52.2 out of 5
Number of Award Wieners Reviews: 8
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1.0/5.01.0/5.01.0/5.01.0/5.01.0/5.0   13 Apr 09
Reviewer: abfamily Alberta Canada     April 23, 2009
This was our most disappointing meal on our vacation. The service was one the worst experiences we've ever had. The wait was 45 minutes to order our food (our son really wanted a hot dog :( ). Disney is well aware of the problem because when we started lining up we were given a piece of paper with our wait start time. Once we got our food it was given to the counter people. We noticed a couple of days later Disney was still giving out the time cards. As previous reviewers stated "how difficult" can it be to make a hot dog. To add insult to injury; the the food was OK and horribly over priced. Avoid at all costs. It'd probably be faster to walk to Disneyland and order a Hot Dog from one of the stands and come back; then to use Award Wieners.
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3.0/5.03.0/5.03.0/5.03.0/5.03.0/5.0   March 25th 2007
Reviewer: manoangelic Albuquerque, NM     April 08, 2007
· Date of visit. March 25th 2007
· Type of meal. (Lunch
· Wife tried the hot dog I had the chili fries.
THe chili for the fries was ok not great but good.
The hot dog was also ok.
Wretzle Pretzle dog was a whole lot better and bigger and cheaper.
The line went pretty smothly but took awhile to actually get the order .

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1.0/5.01.0/5.01.0/5.01.0/5.01.0/5.0   June 12, 2005
Reviewer: jo and bruce South Dakota     October 06, 2005
We really expected better than this. It is not that hard to put together a good hot dog. It seems like little effort was put into quality and too much effort into quanity. Granted, this is theme park food we are talking about here, but a hot dog is do-able for about anyone. Perhaps Disney should reevaluate their "Magical place on Earth motto" and splurge enough of their profits into bringing this one up to snuff. We spent a fortune, at least give us a good dog!
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History and Trivia - Hide Section

In 2009 most locations at the Disneyland Resort switched from an all-beef hot dog to a "premium" dog that is 60% beef / 40% chicken, and reportedly about 25% smaller.

In September 2010, due to the pending closure of the Farmer's Market location, Award Weiners began serving corn dogs. The new dog is also used for the corn dogs, which are hand-dipped and then fried at the location.

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