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Ginormous Turkey Leg
How bad can turkey be? It’s got to be better than, say, a Big Mac, right? Think again. Disney’s Magic Kingdom, for example, serves a smoked turkey leg that has over one thousand calories and almost a day’s worth of fat. Its sodium clocks in at just over five grams.

In fact, a 2006 analysis initiated by Bloomberg Media found that Disney regularly serves food higher in fat, calories, and sodium than McDonald’s Corp.; the turkey leg is just one example of enlarged portion size creating a monster out of a mere menace.

Many theme parks offer the big ’ol leg, and Six Flags even touts theirs as “low-carb.” However, it’s not a healthful option by any stretch of the imagination.

Better bet: try a grilled chicken, chicken salad, or deli sandwich at a counter service spot.

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10:45AM PDT on Sep 18, 2011


7:01PM PDT on Aug 29, 2011

I hate all the rest. I only like my fries plain and non-greasy. But I really love funnel cake. :(

6:31AM PDT on Aug 19, 2011

Eaten as a treat, once in a while, these things are not so bad if a healthy diet is usually followed.

12:57PM PDT on Jul 21, 2011

Thanks. Even at Sea World in Orlando where they have healthy alternatives, they still serve bad things for the body such as french fries

5:46PM PDT on Jul 17, 2011

I eat "fair food" probably once in five years.
each time I eat less of whatever I order. More goes in the trash as my son (now adult) also has lessening desire for more than a bite or two.
Economic reality is that these frozen fried things equate to park/festival profits, far more than fresh foods.

My great downfall? fried artichoke at the Colorado Renaissance Fair.

4:11PM PDT on Jul 15, 2011

thank you

10:47PM PDT on Jul 11, 2011

Okay, fine, so fair food is bad for your health. Yet while at the fair what do people do? Walk to see this, walk to go on the ride, walk to the show, stand in line, walk some more to get food, walk to the bathroom, walk to get a drink of water... If you do it right, you've walked off more calories than what you ate.

Although as a vegetarian, I'd never eat the corndogs or anything fried in animal fat...

10:15AM PDT on Jul 11, 2011

thanks for the info

7:48AM PDT on Jul 11, 2011

Panic everyone! Panic! Better to get a salad! Dressing? Are you insane? No dressing for you! And forget about the crouton. And the carrot has too much sugar.


9:55AM PDT on Jul 10, 2011

Tried funnel cake for the first time last year. Still undecided whether I liked it or not hmm... and I want to try the vegetarian version of the corn dog!

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Buy cage free if you can. I dislike the idea of chickens being cooped up.


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