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What's the best thing to eat at a theme park, round 1: Disney World's Turkey Legs vs. Mrs. Knott's Fried Chicken Dinner?

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Published: July 27, 2008 at 12:27 PM

Poultry's on the menu for today's vote in our reader tournament to pick the single best thing to eat or drink at a theme park. Appropriate for a Sunday dinner, one contestant is Mrs. Knott's Fried Chicken Dinner, the meal actually pre-dates Knott's Berry Farm. (The theme park was built as a diversion for guests waiting in line for the chicken.) It's opponent? The big 'ol roasted turkey legs from Frontierland at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.

Which do you prefer? Tell us about your pick, in the comments, please.

In yesterday's vote, the Monte Cristo Sandwich at Disneyland's Blue Bayou eliminated the Boysenberry-topped Funnel Cake from Knott's Berry Farm, 57% to 42%.

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  • Readers' Opinions

    From Robert Niles on July 27, 2008 at 12:31 PM
    The full dinner ought to beat the turkey leg, but ever since my wife took me to the family-style fried chicken dinner at the White Fence Farm in Denver, Colorado, Mrs. Knott's just doesn't seem as good as it did back when I was a kid.

    Plus, I spent many hours driving Tom Sawyer's Island rafts with my mouth watering from the smell of the turkey legs being sold on the shore a few feet away. I voted turkey legs.

    From Amanda Jenkins on July 27, 2008 at 5:06 PM
    I too had to go with the Turkey Leg. I love them! I can't wait to have one again. Plus, we have many family pictures from when I was a kid with the men in my family having their pictures taken all holding the massive legs. Very caveman like.
    From Raul Araoz on July 27, 2008 at 5:07 PM
    What is everybody thinking? A giant turkey leg is beating a wonderful homemade styles chicken dinner with delicious chicken, creamy mashed potatoes and the fantastic Boysenberry Juice! Impossible. Next you're going to tell me that some dumb beer you can get at your local cheap bar is going to beat maybe the best ribs in or out of theme park. It has! Insanity. Only a boring hot dog defeating one of the better deserts ever can top that. What! All I have to say is if the Dole Whip loses the world has lost its marbles.
    From Christopher Combs on July 27, 2008 at 5:20 PM
    hmmmm lets see...of course im picking the turkey leg.its freakin delicious. i remember my first trip to magic kingdom when my roommate was munching on a turkey leg during its a small world.he was hiding it while loading...then in the middle of the hall of presidents,nearly an hour later, the smells of turkey filled the atmosphere.i turned to him "dude are you serious, you brought that in here". the turkey leg is great. im going with the turkey leg all the way in this tourney.
    From Anthony Murphy on July 27, 2008 at 6:41 PM
    Turkey legs are a big staple of the Magic Kingdom. Its fun to share and pretty cheap. Disney is known for this.

    White Fence Farm is great too....

    From Michael Alberici on July 28, 2008 at 6:58 AM
    I particularly love when I am in line for a ride and someone pulls a half eaten turkey leg from their duffle bag/purse/diaper bag and takes another bite from it, then puts it away again.
    From Robert Niles on July 28, 2008 at 2:23 PM
    (Shudders.) It's like Homer and the sandwich. Yuck. Can I change my vote now? :-)

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