Walt Disney World Resort Dining Fun Facts

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  • 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.
  • 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.