Monday, March 7, 2016

Animal Kingdom says goodbye to turkey legs and hello to more salads

Posted By on Mon, Mar 7, 2016 at 10:35 AM

  • Photo by H. Michael Miley/Flickr
Disney World’s Turkey Legs are one of the most well-known snacks at the resort. Well, you can still buy everything from underwear to air fresheners, but you are no longer able to purchase the iconic meat item at Animal Kingdom. At the beginning of this month, Disney discontinued it from all snack menus at the park.

Replacing turkey legs on the menu is a number of healthier options, including a new roasted chicken and mixed greens salad at Restaurantosaurus and a romaine-heart salad at Pizzafari.

Not all of the replacement items are on the healthier end of the spectrum. Over at Flame Tree Barbecue, the turkey legs have been replaced by a new St. Louis ribs entrée (a roasted chicken salad has been added to that menu as well). The outdoor carts throughout the park have added mango fruit bars, and a new drink, mandarin orange vodka lemonade, was added to the menu at Pizzafari.

Restaurantosaurus debuted a massive new toppings bar that will make any Peco’s Bill fan quickly change to Animal Kingdom as their favorite park. The toppings bar includes premium items such as cheese crumbles, olive tapenade and fresh guacamole.

The turkey legs aren’t the only classic snack now missing from the menu at Animal Kingdom; earlier this year Disney discontinued churros at the park.

All of these changes are in preparation for the large crowds that will descend upon the park when Rivers of Light opens on April 22. A number of other new offerings are also being introduced, including a new sunset safari and numerous new in-park dining options. 

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