Disney’s American Parks to Add Hundreds of Vegan Menu Items
By Mandy Froelich / Truth Theory
Good news! Disney American parks will soon be more veg-friendly. Beginning this October, Disney World will rollout hundreds of plant-based menu items. In 2020, Disneyland will do the same.
Late September, Disney announced that more than 400 vegan options will be added to every dining location in their US theme parks. As CNN reports, the development is a clear sign that veganism is making its way into the American mainstream.
Between the parks in Anaheim, California, and Orlando, Florida, there are more than 602 places guests can eat. Most of the establishments are uniquely themed to theme park or land. In Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, for instance, Star Wars-inspired “Tatooine Two Suns Hummus” will make its debut. And at the Be Our Guest restaurant at Disney’s Magic Kingdom, also in Orlando, guests can dine on “Le Fou Festin.”
Additional vegan options include Felucian Garden Spread, Shiriki Noodle Salad, Steamed Asian Dumplings, Chili-Spiced Crispy Fried Tofu Bowl and Plant-Based Cashew Cheesecake.
“We’re always looking for ways to bring more flavor, innovation, and creativity to the Disney dining experience,” shared Thomas Smith, Editorial Content Director with Walt Disney Company. “Our guests have embraced our plant-based offerings at our parks around the globe, inspiring us to expand our menu and introduce a new menu icon, a green leaf, that will make it easier than ever to find these creations during your visit.”
One doesn’t necessarily need to be vegetarian or vegan to enjoy plant-based fare. That’s the beauty of this initiative: it will make healthier dairy-free and meat-free fare more accessible to both flexitarians and stringent eaters.
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