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    Feb. 10, 2012: Burger Invasion

    Burger Invasion isn’t like the McDonald’s restaurants in the communities surrounding the park. This one has no Quarter Pounders or Filet-O-Fish Sandwiches.








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    Re: Feb. 10, 2012: Burger Invasion

    Thanks Werner for another great article.

    Me and my family never ate their, but last year we tried the Paradise Garden Grill

    It was fantastic!!

    Better than a McDonalds Burger anytime!


    Thanks again Werner, and keep up the good work,


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    Re: Feb. 10, 2012: Burger Invasion

    You forgot that there's no Oreo or M&M Toppings for your Mcflurry too . Great article None the less.


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    Re: Feb. 10, 2012: Burger Invasion

    Quote Originally Posted by Timekeeper View Post
    You forgot that there's no Oreo or M&M Toppings for your Mcflurry too .
    Were the Nestlé candy-coated chocolate toppings any different than M&Ms, aside from the company that made them (and the lack of an "m" printed on them)?

    I have to admit I've never had a McFlurry anywhere... and I probably never will.
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    Re: Feb. 10, 2012: Burger Invasion

    I would rather have the Captain Hook's Pirate Ship return serving tuna burgers out of it's galley as it did for over 25 years. That's very Dis-50's. Maybe Johnny Depp would come out and demonstrate his culinary skills with his scissorhands and slice celery once in a while when not walking the top deck as Captain Sparrow. PD
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    Re: Feb. 10, 2012: Burger Invasion

    Did anyone else see "In-n-Out" in the headline & think "Now that is what they should put in DCA"? I'm sure they couldn't afford the rent, but I'd love to have seen a classic In-n-Out drive thru in place of a McDonalds shaped like a giant Unidentified Flying Burger.


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    Re: Feb. 10, 2012: Burger Invasion

    Growing up I used to like Foster's Freeze which started in 1946 in Inglewood, California, and is considerd the first fast food chain still operating with "Food that's made to order". Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys was sitting in a Hawthorne Fosters Freeze, when he saw the girl in the white T-Bird and Inspired their song Fun Fun Fun. Of course next to Tokyo Disneyland, in OLC's Expiari, you can get a real Kahuna Burger ( Pulp Fiction inspired) which is hard to beat in today's market with pineapple, bacon, avocado etc on it. PD
    Last edited by DisWedWay; 02-11-2012 at 03:26 PM.

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    Re: Feb. 10, 2012: Burger Invasion

    Seeing the replies about the classic In-N-Out Burger drive-through and the original Foster's Freeze location reminds me of another reason why I didn't like Burger Invasion. The building with the giant cheeseburger on its roof failed to represent a particular place and time. It was neither convincing as "California Crazy" architecture nor as a flashback to the original McDonald's restaurants of the 1950s. It was just an amusement park food stand which failed to evoke any sense of charm, nostalgia, or California context.
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    Re: Feb. 10, 2012: Burger Invasion

    I never did eat at Burger Invasion, as I didn't see the appeal of eating something I could have any day of the year inside a Disney park at a higher price. The giant sci-fi burger was just... weird. And tacky.

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