This was actually on my list of foods to try last week when we were in Disneyland, but we never had time. I'm actually relieved. When I saw people walking around with them, they didn't look as appealing as I thought they would anyway.
My son loves turkey legs, but hasn't had them at DL. He used to get them when we were at the Reno Air Races. When DH & I went to DL a while ago he begged us to buy one and bring it home for him. Food safety forbade that, but he wore his Turkey Leg tshirt with true pride & his turkey leg air freshener (long 'dead') is still hanging from his car mirror.
I haven't had one (yet). They just look so huge & it's not like you can stick it in your purse 'to finish later'. Then someone posted on MC (I think it was MC) that they take bread in and buy a leg and pull it apart to make sandwiches & share. I'm thinking of suggesting that to BFF next month. We usually pack sandwiches in anyway. I'll need to confirm that they're still gluten free, though.
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I have to say I've never tried the ones at the park, the wife thinks everyone eating them looks like cave people or barbarians! True, not the most visually appealing food at the park but they smell soo good.
Try or not?
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I don't hate them but I can live without them. They're ok once in awhile. That being said, what Busch Gardens does to give them a holiday spin during Christmas Town (they do them with an orange/cranberry glaze) is something I definitely need to try.
I've heard from many people, including a few CMS, that they are really emu legs. Turkey legs are not that big. Of course, this could just be a simple rumor...
Just a rumor - I've heard ostrich, too.
The NYT article says: "Just about everyone who comes into contact with these legs seems to have two questions: Are these really from turkeys? If so — if they’re not emu or ostrich, two urban myths — then why are they so big?
People are accustomed to Thanksgiving turkeys, which are female birds, or hens; the males, called toms, are bigger — up to 50 pounds apiece — and their legs are the ones that Disney serves, said Keith M. Williams, a vice president at the National Turkey Federation, an industry trade group."
An article in the Orlando Sentinel says: For the record, Robert Adams, executive chef at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom confirms the turkey legs are not made of emu. "We hear that all the time," he says. "They're real turkeys. It's what they are."
The turkey legs are awesome! My favorite part is sharing it with my family. But one thing I gotta say, and people are probably gonna gasp at this, I've never had a Disney churro. Don't worry, I'm planning to get one on my next visit. But are they good as people say they are?