So, you’ve likely heard the news that the official debut for the Rivers of Light Evening Spectacular coming to Animal Kingdom is set for April 22, 2016! Yay!!
The Harambe Wildlife Parti and Discovery Island Carnivale street parties are also in the works, as well as a chance to see the Tree of Life “awaken” in the evenings. And of course, we can’t wait for the arrival of Signature Dining at Animal Kingdom with Tiffins, and the accompanying Nomad Lounge.
So, yeah. LOTS of good and exciting stuff on the way to Animal Kingdom! But have you heard what’s GONE from this transforming park?
JUMBO TURKEY LEGS.
That’s right — this iconic Disney Park snack can no longer be found at this particular Disney Park. Once located at Trilo-Bites, its most recent home at Animal Kingdom has been Flame Tree Barbecue. But alas, no more…
Whether you love ’em or hate ’em, you’ve gotta recognize that Jumbo Turkey Legs are such a park staple that they’ve been honored on T-shirts, air fresheners, wallets, hats, and a little-too-authentic-looking magnet.
Lots of new dishes are hitting the scene, though, at spots like Pizzafari (a new Shrimp Flatbread, for one) and Flame Tree Barbecue (including a Ribs, Chicken, and Pork Sampler), and a souped-up toppings bar at Restaurantosaurus. So will one of these dishes fill the Jumbo Turkey Leg void?
Only time will tell… in the meantime, if you’re on the hunt for a Turkey Leg, you’ll want to hit up spots like Epcot’s Fife & Drum Tavern, Magic Kingdom’s Prince Eric’s Village Market, and Toluca Legs Turkey Co. in Hollywood Studios.
What do you think of the removal of Turkey Legs from Animal Kingdom? Please let us know with a comment!