Disney’s Animal Kingdom nixes the turkey leg, adds salads

Disney's Animal Kingdom nixes the turkey leg, adds salads


Arguably, one of the most popular snacks at Walt Disney World is the turkey leg.  This giant feast of meat is so popular at the Disney parks that it has made its way onto shirts, rice crispy treats and even an air fresher at one point.  But could we be seeing the end of an era with the turkey leg?

Disney’s Animal Kingdom has reportedly stopped selling the turkey legs and now instead offers more healthier alternatives, such as a rib entree at Flame Tree Barbecue at Animal Kingdom, and a mango fruit bar and a mandarin orange vodka lemonade in its place at snack carts throughout the park.  Other options include a roasted chicken and mixed greens salad at Restaurantosaurus and a romaine-heart salad at Pizzafari.

Have no feat though, the turkey leg is still available at Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot.

According to the New York Times, one turkey leg weighs 1.5 pounds and has 720 calories and 36 grams of fat.

The turkey leg is not the only snack removed from Animal Kingdom recently.  Earlier this year the churro was also removed from the park.

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via Orlando Weekly




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