Having lived in the Dallas area all of my life, I know that it is a fact that Corny Dogs were indeed invented by Fletcher's (I've eaten quite a few over the years!) Any "facts" that suggest otherwise will be completely ignored. So there.
I thought it was just under going a refurb and was reopening at a later date?
There have been reports on the web that a Cast Member publication lists Corn Dog Castle as reopening in June 2011.
I would not be surprised if there's a new counter service facility when The Little Mermaid ride opens. I suppose they could even reuse parts of Corn Dog Castle.
However, I really don't expect anything that looks like Corn Dog Castle to ever return. There's no sign of Corn Dog Castle on DCA Expansion artwork. They're getting rid of the cheap-looking, purposely tacky elements of Paradise Pier.
Curator of Yesterland, featuring discontinued Disneyland attractions
I never liked corn dogs until I had one at the Disneyland resort. Technically, I had one on Main Street in DL, but they use the same recipe. They're so good, I know they'll have their own establishment in DCA one way or another again. A very interesting article.
Knowing it was about to close, I had my first (and last?) Corn Dog Castle meal over Memorial Day weekend and I'm glad I did when I could. The Hot Link was a winner, and while it's nice to know they're selling the original at the Bountiful Valley Farm it won't be quite the same somehow. Wouldn't normally go out of my way for a corn dog but these were really good.
Corn Dog Castle was the best thing about DCA. Sure, it looked pretty corny (no pun intended), but they were HUGE! And they tasted GREAT! The regular corn dog was my favorite, but the hot link was good too, and so was the cheddar cheese dog. Hopefully there will be a very similar eatery in the same vicinity when that area gets refurbed.