Walt Disney World is filled with amazing experiences designed to create memories and bring you into a whole new world of adventures! With the sheer number of guests that visit the Vacation Kingdom, it’s impossible to comprehend the machine that goes into powering the various departments.
One of my favorite topics is food, so when I was snooping around the Walt Disney World media centre…there was a list that just needed to be shared!
Walt Disney World Resort Dining Fun Facts
Take your pick. . . There are more than 475 places to dine across Walt Disney World Resort including full-service and quick-service restaurants and portable food carts. In all, more than 6,000 different food items are available.
Serving the wine . . . More than 700 sommeliers have been awarded the Court of Master Sommelier Introductory Certificate at Walt Disney World Resort, with more than 300 sommeliers currently in restaurants.
Light as air . . . 10,000 dessert soufflés a year come out of the oven at Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.
You say tomato . . . California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort serves about 70 pounds of vine-ripened tomatoes every night during “tomato season,” July through November.
Green thumb . . . More than 30 tons of fruits and vegetables grown at The Land pavilion at Epcot are served in Walt Disney World restaurants.
It’s a toss-up . . . 63,000 Cobb salads are tossed every year at The Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The original recipe for the dressing, created in 1926, still tops the salads.
Finger food . . . More than 1.2 million pounds of turkey drumsticks are consumed every year in the four Walt Disney World theme parks.
Warm beer . . . At United Kingdom Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room in Epcot World Showcase, a specially designed ale warmer can heat your Guinness to 55 degrees, the temperature favored by Brits.
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Keeping cool . . . More than 3.3 million chocolate-covered Mickey Mouse ice cream bars are sold every year at Walt Disney World Resort.
Just like mom’s . . . At least 190 orders of meatloaf and mashed potatoes are requested every day at the 50’s Prime Time Cafe at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Say cheese . . . More than 89 varieties of cheese are used by Disney theme park and resort chefs.
Afternoon tea . . . The formal afternoon respite is celebrated daily at Garden View Tea Room at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.
Crazy for popcorn . . . 324,000 pounds of popcorn are popped every year at Walt Disney World Resort — that’s 5.3 million bags of buttery kernels.
More than 700,000 pounds . . . of unused, prepared food is donated annually through the Disney Harvest program to feed the homeless of Central Florida.
Don’t spit the seeds . . . More than a million pounds of watermelon are served every year at Walt Disney World Resort.
Dining Spectacular . . . If Walt Disney World Resort was an independent food service company, it would rank 45th among the world’s largest restaurant chains.
Hope that you had fun with those amazing facts about the Walt Disney World Resort! Next time you’re thinking about grabbing a burger at the Magic Kingdom or contemplating the next Advanced Dining Reservation for your upcoming vacation – expect the unexpected from the culinary teams at Disney:)