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Dining Fun Facts

Take your pick. . . There are over 300 places to dine across Walt Disney World Resort. And that’s not counting the portable food carts. In all, more than 6,000 different food items are available.

Someone’s in the kitchen . . . There are more than 350 chefs on staff at Walt Disney World Resort.

Serving the wine . . . More than 550 sommeliers have been awarded the Court of Master Sommelier Introductory Certificate at Walt Disney World Resort, with 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 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 . . . 31,000 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.

Thatsa pasta . . . Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano at Disney-MGM Studios serves 720 pounds of pasta every day.

Finger food . . .Over 1.6 million turkey drumsticks are devoured 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.

Keeping cool . . . Over 2.6 million chocolate-covered Mickey Mouse ice cream bars are sold every year at Walt Disney World Resort.

Just like mom’s . . . At least 125 orders of meat loaf and mashed potatoes are requested every day at the 50’s Prime Time Cafe at Disney-MGM Studios.

Say cheese . . . More than 40 varieties of cheese are used by Disney theme park and resort chefs.

Afternoon tea . . . The formal afternoon respite is celebrated daily at Garden View Lounge at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

Crazy for popcorn . . . 322,000 pounds of popcorn are popped every year at Walt Disney World Resort -- that’s 5 million bags of buttery kernels.

More than 400,000 pounds . . . of unused, prepared food is donated annually through the Disney Harvest program to feed the homeless of Central Florida.

26.2 miles . . . of bratwurst are served every 60 days at the Biergarten restaurant in the Germany pavilion at Epcot. That, by the way, is the length of a marathon.

Don’t spit the seeds . . . More than a million pounds of watermelon are served every year at Walt Disney World Resort.



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