Giant Disney turkey legs were initially launched in the 1990s at Disney World, and they were such a hit that they were rapidly expanded to the other parks. Turkey legs used to be approximately 22 ounces, but now they average around 34 ounces. Every year, more than 1.6 million turkey drumsticks are devoured at the resort, and you can even buy merchandise (t-shirts, caps, magnets, etc.) with images of the renowned leg on them.
According to urban legends, these massive turkey legs are actually Emu legs. But make no mistake, these are turkey legs. They just happen to be descended from extremely huge turkeys. Because the birds weigh approximately 50 pounds, their legs must be enormous merely to sustain them. They’re also smoked, which isn’t a usual method of cooking turkey, so the flavor may be new to some visitors.
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