Celebrate National Fried Chicken Day July 6-8 at the Disneyland Resort

by Brittani Tuttle

The Disneyland Resort is celebrating all things fried chicken this July.

If you’re a fan of fried chicken, and also a fan of the Disney Parks, then the Disneyland Resort has the perfect event for you! To celebrate National Fried Chicken Day on July 6, guests are invited to join in on the inaugural Fried Chicken Celebration from July 6-8.

Fried chicken can be found in two locations at the Disneyland Resort: Plaza Inn at Disneyland Park, and Flo’s V8 Café in Disney California Adventure Park. Both are fan-favorites for guests, each having their own unique take on this all-American delicacy.


The Plaza Inn, formerly known as the Red Wagon Inn, has been feeding Disneyland guests since opening day in 1955. Walt Disney’s wife, Lillian, handpicked many of the Plaza’s interior furnishings to create a fancy, Victorian setting.


The Plaza Inn’s signature Fried Chicken Plate.

The location’s signature chicken plate features three pieces of herb-seasoned fried chicken with mixed vegetables, mashed potatoes and a buttermilk biscuit.

“Our [Plaza Inn] sweet and savory brined chicken is lightly coated in a secret flour blend of garlic and spices, then fried under pressure to create a delicate and magical crunch,” said Chef Jonny Hall, culinary director at Disneyland Park. “This simple approach known as ‘broasting’ results in a distinct deep golden brown color and crispy exterior, and an unbelievably juicy interior.”


Flo’s V8 Café is a Route 66-inspired diner right in the middle of Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park. This pit stop features car-inspired decor, along with vintage-style gas pumps and tailpipe light fixtures.


Flo’s Famous Fried Chicken.

Flo’s Famous Fried Chicken is served up here with roasted garlic mashed potatoes, gravy and seasonal vegetables.

“Our [Flo’s V8 Café] chicken sings of toasted flour and notes of a rich egg batter scented with prominent ground black pepper spice,” said Chef John State, culinary director at Disney California Adventure. “While the exact science to this recipe is a secret that’s only known to Flo, we use a traditional basket fryer, ensuring there is a pronounced crunch with every bite and the meat is filled with sweet-salty juices.”

Celebrate this classic American pastime during Disneyland’s inaugural Fried Chicken Celebration, only from July 6-8. To learn more about other Disneyland food offerings, visit Disneyland.com.


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