Classic Angus 1/3 Lb Cheeseburger @ White Water Snacks

Price: $9.99

When: January 10, 2016, 1:45 PM

Reservations: n/a

Verdict? Recommended

White Water Snacks may not be a well-themed or easy-to-locate Disneyland restaurant, but you know something?

They know how to make a burger.

While I was laser-focused on taste-testing the nachos, Elaine shimmied up to the counter, ordered herself the “Classic 1/3 lb. Angus Cheeseburger” and snagged a table. When the meal arrived, I noticed her burger looking pretty damn respectable.

Regular readers know that I’ve been serially disappointed by the burgers at Disneyland. Be it Smokejumpers, Village Haus, or the Hungry Bear, the burgers and chicken sandwiches always leave me with the sadz. I’m Charlie Brown; they’re Lucy and the football.

So imagine my surprise when I found the Angus burger to be … pretty good!

It’s just a burger. But it’s got a fresh, whole-wheat bun, a well-cooked (not overcooked) patty, good tomato, good pickle, and flavorful cheddar cheese. It comes with thousand island as a topping; if you want ketchup, there’s a handy pump-ketchup dispenser by the inner door.

This is a no-frills burger, and it delivers. It’s tasty. It hits the spot. And, frankly, it made us both happy to eat it.

I suspect this is the best burger I’ve had at Disneyland so far. That may not be high praise given the competition, but it’s praise nonetheless. If you’re craving a good, solid cheeseburger and don’t mind the walk, go to White Water Snacks.

(Oh, and the fries are totally forgettable. As usual.)