Disney's Hot Attraction: Jumbo Turkey Legs?

'Caveman pops' have become part of the park experience
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 28, 2013 1:53 PM CST
Disney to Sell 2M Jumbo Turkey Legs This Year
Disney visitors munch on a turkey leg in this YouTube screen shot.   (YouTube)

Sure, there are the rides, sights, and costumed characters—but a decidedly low-tech wonder has become all the rage at North American Disney parks: turkey legs. "It’s a chance to channel my inner cave woman," one visitor tells the New York Times, which reports that by year's end, the parks will likely have sold some two million jumbo legs, some 25% more than in 2010. The salt-cured treats, which sell for up to $11.79, have inspired their own range of Disney souvenirs, ranging from hats to magnets to Rice Krispies treats shaped like turkey legs.

"We always get one because they’re filling for the price, and they’re not bad for you," says another visitor. "They’re actually one of the healthier things here." The Times isn't so sure, given that the legs have some 720 calories and 36 grams of fat each. But they're supposed to be shared, says a Disney rep, and some of those calories can be burnt off in the seven miles the average visitor walks, according to the company. Desperate for a leg but can't make it to Disney World or Land? The Texas State Fair offers the turkey legs, as do many Renaissance fairs. (More Disney stories.)

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