Anonymous asked: Turkey legs - actual turkey or ostrich?
Actual Tyson-brand turkey legs (unless the brand has changed since my day, but that was the brand we sold when I was there).
Can you imagine how much trouble Disney would be in if they were lying to people about the food there? Between food allergies, truth in advertising laws, and the fact that thousands of ODV cast members would have to be keeping a secret in a digital age, there’s absolutely no way for Disney to be lying about what kind of meat that is.
Plus, ostrich legs would be about two feet long. Same with emu (another popular urban legend). There’s a video on YouTube of turkeys and ostriches in a park. The video quality is not good, but I did get this screenshot so you can see the size difference between a turkey and an ostrich:
And no, it’s not ham that is processed and shaped around a turkey bone, either (that was the big conspiracy theory in my day).
And, just financially speaking, ostrich wouldn’t make sense. Ostrich legs are separated into different cuts like beef is cut into different cuts of steak. And while you can get a 30 pound case of turkey legs for $52.80, a 25 pound case of various ostrich cuts will cost you $599.99. And that’s a sale price, the regular price listed is $699.99. A single ostrich liver is listed at $49.99.
So even if Disney set legal and moral issues aside, it would just be financially stupid to be selling people ostrich instead of turkey.
It’s not ostrich, not emu, not ham, not lost children who were never claimed, not the cloned remains of Walt Disney — it’s actually turkey.