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It’s that time of the year again! Arthur Levine, guide of About.com Theme Parks, is hosting the annual 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards for Theme Parks and Water Parks. The competition features seven categories including Best New Theme Park Attraction of 2011, Best New Theme Park Show of 2011, Best New Roller Coaster of 2011, Best New Water Park Ride of 2011, Best Theme Park Halloween Event of 2011, Best Theme Park Holidays Event of 2011 and (most importantly) Best New Park Food of 2011.
The contenders for Best New Park Food were nominated by theme park fans (and foodies), and the winner will be announced on March 30th. Here’s the lowdown on each of the nominees!
Pretzel Sandwich at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
The pretzel sandwich can be found at the Beste Brezeln und Bier (Best Pretzel and Beer) dining location in the Germany section at Busch Gardens. The sandwiches come in a variety of options, including turkey and cheese and other traditional options, and are served on a salty pretzel roll. Guten Appetit!
Fried Green Tomato Sandwich at Disneyland
Found at the Hungry Bear Restaurant, a wilderness themed quick service dining option, the fried green tomato sandwich is a unique menu item that tempts the taste buds. Imagine, if you dare, fried green tomatoes smothered in cornmeal, red tomatoes, havarti cheese and remoulade, all served on a multi-grain roll. Sounds like the wildest dine in the wilderness!
Waffle Sandwiches at the Magic Kingdom
In Magic Kingdom’s Liberty Square, a small walk-up dining option called “Sleepy Hollow” has begun offering something sweet; waffle sandwiches. The sandwiches come in three varieties including nutella and fresh fruit, sweet and spicy chicken, and ham with prosciutto and Swiss cheese. The waffles are of considerable size and are both sweet AND crunchy, and are freshly made when you order.
Hummus and Grilled Chicken Wrap at Morey’s Raging Waters
At Wreckers Beach Grill at Morey’s Raging Waters, you can dine on a lighter theme park food option. The new Grilled Chicken and Hummus features homemade hummus, tzatziki sauce, cucumbers and tomatoes and is served with a side of pita chips. Probably the healthiest of the nominees, this wrap is perfect for the health-conscious or for a light lunch on a hot day!