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Disney’s New Elote Dog Gets Mixed Reviews But What Exactly Is It

Disney Land is no stranger when it comes to offering Latino-inspired foods. From actual elote to tres leches, paletas with chamoy, flan, and margaritas – Disney has definitely been after the Latino market.

Sometimes their creations hit the mark and sometimes they’re total duds but this ‘elote dog’ looks to have a lot of potential.

Disney fans are all about the food when visiting the park, and this new addition is sure to be another crowd pleaser. I mean, look at this thing!

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Pretty much every buzzy food item that I’ve come across at Disney Land I’ve become obsessed with. From the Cheshire Cat Tails and Dole Whip Floats to Birthday Cake Milkshakes and Cinderella Castle Cupcakes, nothing has ever disappointed.

And if you’re like me, you probably have several Disney snacks archived in your Instagram folder at all times. So when I discovered the existence of this massive elote dog, I had to look into it.

I mean there’s esquites (ufff!) slathered on a hot dog. What’s not to love?!

But I haven’t tried it yet so we have to go with what the gente are saying. And reviews have ranged from omg que rico…

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One user on Instagram said: “We’ve read several less than thrilling reviews about this specialty item, but we actually enjoyed it! ???? Everyone has different tastes, so don’t be discouraged if this looks good to you. Just make sure you have a fork and knife on hand and LOTS of napkins!”

To a not so flattering…meh.

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Another not so positive review said: “Well, we’re sad to say…it was bad ???? It was so salty we couldn’t even finish it. We‘re super bummed about it and we’re hoping maybe we just got a bad one??? We got it right before the park closed so maybe it was just off it’s game.”

Even though there are mix reviews, I am definitely going to give this thing a try.

I mean the giant elote dog is covered in esquites, mayo, cotija, chili, and limon.

Judging by the looks of it, this thing requires lots of preparation (i.e., plenty of napkins and utensils) and potentially another human to help you finish it.

Though I have to admit, I’m surprised it took Disneyland this long to add something like this to their menu.

I mean it’s pretty obvious that many park residents have long been a fan of elote. It was only a matter of time until they took to esquites on a hot dog.

This isn’t the first Latino inspired things that Disney Land has offered.

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Just a few months ago the park was selling Micky Mouse conchas. Not everyone was happy about it, including many of the parks Latino vendors.

After the release of “Coco,” the park started selling the most adorable tres leches parfait!

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If this parfait is as good as the movie was, I better be in actual tears.

The park even sells fresa-flavored churros!

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Churros are already legit amazing and a theme park stape but Disney Land takes it to the next level with this strawberry flavored churro. Yas!

So what do you think, will you be giving this new ‘elote dog’ a try?

READ: Latino Vendors Are Not Happy About Disney World Selling Concha Ears

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Disney Just Confirmed Their First Bisexual Lead Character And She’s Dominican!

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Disney Just Confirmed Their First Bisexual Lead Character And She’s Dominican!

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Whooot whoot!!

Disney Channel is officially bumping up its diversity efforts. The television channel recently confirmed that it is debuting its first bisexual lead character in a new series. Disney’s latest series “The Owl House” is an American animated fantasy television series created by Dana Terrace and premiered earlier this year on January 10, 2020.

Luz Noceda is the series’ 14-year-old Dominican-American girl and the channel’s first LGBTQ+ character.

While Luz isn’t the first LGBTQ+ Disney character to be featured on Disney (that goes to a character in Pixar’s short “Out” on Disney Plus) she is the first bisexual character to appear on a Disney television series.

“The Owl House” is a series that follows Luz a teenage girl who accidentally falls into a portal leading to another world instead of going to a juvenile detention summer camp.

Speaking about making Luz, her creator Dana Terrace shared that initially “certain Disney leadership” had not been thrilled about the LGBTQ+ character.

“I was very open about my intention to put queer kids in the main cast. I’m a horrible liar so sneaking it in would’ve been hard,” she explained in a tweet. “I was told by certain Disney leadership that I could not represent any form of bi or gay relationship on the channel.”

Terrace, who identifies as bisexual, said she fought hard to have Luz be bisexual on the Disney series as well. “Luckily my stubbornness paid off, and now I am very supported by current Disney leadership,” she explained.

Fortunately, viewers have given Terrace and her character quite a bit of support.

Fans of the series have thanked Noceda for bringing the representation of the LGBTQ+ community to Disney.

Alex Hirsch, the creator of Disney’s “Gravity Falls,” shared in the comments that Disney kept him from including LGBTQ+ in his series. “Apparently ‘happiest place on earth’ meant ‘straightest,'” he remarked. “Thanks to Dana Terrace and team, there are explicitly queer animated main characters on Disney TV… This time, Disney- you did good.”

In response to all of her support, Terrace urged her supporters to continue to fight for representation on-screen and other forms of media. “Representation matters!” she exclaimed.

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Disney Just Announced That We Won’t Have To Wait For The Pandemic To End In Order To Watch Mulan— Thank The Ancestors!

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Disney Just Announced That We Won’t Have To Wait For The Pandemic To End In Order To Watch Mulan— Thank The Ancestors!

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After months of delays and waiting, Disney has announced that Mulan fans will no longer have to wait for a major theatrical release to see the live-action version of the animated classic. On Tuesday the Walt Disney Company revealed that the film will no longer seek a major theatrical release and that the blockbuster’s debut will take place on the subscription streaming service, Disney+.

To see the movie, customers will need to pay an additional $29.99 on top of the cost of the monthly subscription for Disney+

“In order to meet the needs of consumers during this unpredictable period, we thought it was important to find alternative ways to bring this exceptional family-friendly film to them in a timely manner,” Disney CEO Bob Chapek explained in a statement according to Variety. “We see this as an opportunity to bring this incredible film to a broad audience currently unable to go to movie theaters.”

The company has said that it plans to release Mulan in theaters in areas where Disney+ is not available to audiences.

According to Variety, “The decision to put Mulan on premium video-on-demand further emphasizes the studio’s increased reliance on Disney Plus at a time when most of their business — from theme parks and cruises to movie theaters and retail stores — have been crippled by the pandemic. Research, Chapek says, suggests that bringing a high-profile release like Mulan to homes “will act as a fairly large stimulus to sign up for Disney Plus.”

Mulan had been originally scheduled for a theatrical debut on March 27 and was meant to be Disney’s biggest theatrical release for the year.

Disney shelled out a $200 million budget and in early March the studio set up a lavish red carpet premiere at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. Days later, the COVID-19 pandemic forced Disney to postpone the movie’s release. The movie’s debut was then pushed back several times before Disney announced last week that they would indefinitely remove it from the release calendar. Fortunately, they’ve changed their mind and Mulan will debut on the streamer’s new platform on September 4, 2020.

Disney’s latest version of Mulan stars actress Yifei Liu as the titular character based on the legend of a female Chinese warrior who disguises herself and takes her father’s place as a soldier.

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