Disney will add 400 new plant-based dishes to its parks, starting with quick-service restaurants in Disney World Resort in Florida on October 1—with table-service eateries following on October 3. Disneyland Resort in California will offer the options starting next spring. According to Disney, the move to add more plant-based options is a response to consumer demand. “Our guests will now be able to choose from hundreds of sweet and savory creations, including many brand-new dishes destined to become fan favorites,” Disney Parks Editorial Content Director Thomas Smith announced today. New options will include a variety of salads, along with vegan hot dogs, burgers, and sausages. At Disney World, the Magic Kingdom will serve an eggless Florentine, the Animal Kingdom will serve a plant-based hot link smokehouse sandwich, and the Wilderness Lodge—which added an “all-you-can-enjoy” skillet meal filled with an array of vegan meats in March—will serve a maple-chipotle barbecue-braised jackfruit dip. For the Lamplight Lounge at Disney’s California Adventures, culinary director John State created soy chorizo-topped Potato Flautas, a dish he previewed on Disney Parks’ official blog. In addition to the Florida and California theme parks, Disney will add vegan options to the menus of its hotels in those areas. In an effort to get vegan food on every Disney menu, the company will also expand plant-based options internationally, including Risotto-Style Spelt with Mushrooms at Disneyland Paris; Pan-Fried Vegetables with Plant-Based Dumplings at Hong Kong Disneyland; Caramel Mix Nuts Banana Cake at Shanghai Disney Resort; and a Plant-Based Chili Dog, Plant-Based Eggs, and Chocolate Truffle Cake aboard Disney Cruise Lines. All of the new dishes will be marked with a green leaf logo for easy identification.
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