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Turkey Legs in Magic Kingdom: A Disney World Tradition

Walt Disney World dining options include a little bit of anything and everything you can imagine. If you haven't heard about the famous jumbo turkey legs you can get at Disney Parks, you haven't kept up. You can even find turkey legs in Magic Kingdom.

After being brought to the scene in the 80s, Disney turkey legs developed their own fandom. In fact, you can buy turkey leg merchandise to take home as a souvenir while visiting Walt Disney World Theme Parks.

While they're a bit harder to come by in Hollywood Studios, other Disney Parks have multiple locations that serve these famous jumbo turkey legs.

Turkey Legs in Magic Kingdom


Does Magic Kingdom Have Turkey Legs?

The Magic Kingdom does have the famous Disney turkey legs. They're usually easy to find no matter where you are in the Magic Kingdom.

If you visit at the right time, you may be able to grab a turkey leg from the dedicated turkey leg cart. But, if you don't see the cart, there's no need to lose hope. You still have several other options that have turkey legs available year-round.

The My Disney Experience app or the Disney World website will be able to give you real-time information about the availability to purchase turkey legs at specific locations.

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Where Can I Get a Turkey Leg at Magic Kingdom?

No matter where you are in the Magic Kingdom, you should be able to find yourself a jumbo turkey leg without much of a search. There are several quick service locations and regular restaurants in the Magic Kingdom that serve jumbo turkey legs.

While they may not be the healthiest of treats because of the amount of salt, they are a popular choice among Disney World visitors. After all, you are on vacation.

You can always balance it out with a little sugar from a Mickey waffle later on.


The Turkey Leg Cart

If you visit Disney World at the right time, you'll likely be able to get a turkey leg from the dedicated cart. When the Disney turkey leg was first introduced, this cart was the only place they could be found.

Luckily, there are now many other dining locations that serve turkey legs. Even better, there's likely one close to you at all times.

If the cart is open during your visit to Disney Parks, it will be located in Frontierland, which is just across from The Diamond Horseshoe.

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Liberty Square Market

You can find also jumbo turkey leg in Liberty Square at Liberty Square Market.

Unfortunately, they are not a breakfast choice so it'll have to be 11 AM or later.

Sleepy Hollow Refreshments

Sleepy Hollow Refreshments is also located in Liberty Square, close to the Liberty Square Market, and serves turkey legs at times. So, if you're near Liberty Square, your search should be easy.

This dining location also features many quality beverages, which will help counter the salt solution used to cure the turkey legs.

It's always a good idea to check the current menus before going in search of a turkey leg.

Prince Eric's Village Market

Prince Eric's Village Market is a snack stand located in the center of Fantasyland, across from Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid.

If you get your turkey leg from Prince Eric's, you can wash it down with a Coca-Cola Slushy.


How much is a turkey leg at Magic Kingdom?

The exact price of the turkey legs in Magic Kingdom will vary based on when are where you buy them.

On average, you can expect to pay between $12 and $14 for a jumbo turkey leg in the Magic Kingdom.

Are the turkey legs at Walt Disney World actually turkey?

To answer one of the most asked questions, the turkey legs at Disney are actually turkey.

Many believe the latter due to their large size and the fact that some people report that they taste like ham.

Why are Disney World Turkey Legs So Big?

The turkey legs at Disney are so large because they prefer to use male turkeys for their turkey legs. Male turkeys are significantly larger in size than female turkeys.

So, they aren't actually a lump of mystery meat, or ham disguised as turkey. They are just carefully selected so that they are the expected size.

Why do Disney turkey legs taste like Ham?

Disney World cures and seasons their turkey legs similar to the way that Ham is generally handled. Because of this process, turkey legs at Disney taste like ham to some people.

This also plays a role in why many believe that it isn't actually turkey.

Do Turkey Legs at Disney taste good?

If you like a smokey and salty flavor, you will love Disney's turkey legs. Some argue that they're too salty, while others love the flavor of the smoke and salt combination.

It's all a matter of opinion. You'll have to try one of the famous smoked turkey legs for yourself.

Where can you find Turkey Legs at EPCOT?

If you catch a craving for giant turkey legs while at EPCOT, you'll likely find them at Fire and Drum Tavern. You can find Drum Tavern by visiting the American Adventure Pavilion

It makes sense that you'd find them there. There's nothing more American than having a jumbo turkey leg at Walt Disney World.

Can you Find Turkey Legs in Animal Kingdom?

You can find turkey legs at Animal Kindom at certain times. When Yak and Yeti Quality Beverages is open, they serve the desirable Disney Turkey Legs.

Unfortunately, they aren't always open. If they aren't you're not likely to find them while visiting this park.

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Final Thoughts

Even though it sounds a little crazy to some, many Disney World fans are equally fans of Disney's jumbo turkey legs. They would likely argue that you're missing out if you haven't had one.

You can easily find a turkey leg at Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and EPCOT. However, if you're visiting Hollywood studios, you may be faced with more of a challenge given that they only have one location you get a jumbo turkey leg.

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