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Robert Niles

What's the best thing to eat at a theme park, round 2: Turkey Leg vs. Cheddar Cheese Soup?

Published: July 31, 2008 at 7:38 AM

We're down to six nominees in our reader tournament to pick the best thing to eat at a theme park. Today, the Cheddar Cheese Soup from Le Cellier Steakhouse at Walt Disney World's Epcot takes on the Turkey Legs from Frontierland in the Magic Kingdom.

Tell us your pick in the comments, and vote:

Yesterday, the Monte Cristo sandwich defeated Disneyland's Corn Dog, by a vote of 58% to 42%, moving the Blue Bayou specialty into the semifinals.

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  • Replies (8)

    Danny Melillo

    Published: July 31, 2008 at 8:26 AM

    Nothing beats walking around Disney World with a Turkey Leg in hand.
    Anthony Murphy

    Published: July 31, 2008 at 9:15 AM

    This is a tough one, but I am going with the soup! That place has become so packed, that its tough to get that soup! If anybody is going to Disney World Soon, make sure to try it!
    Amanda Jenkins

    Published: July 31, 2008 at 12:43 PM

    Turkey leg all the way! Nothing says caveman appeal than seeing a guy with a turkey leg.
    Joshua Counsil

    Published: July 31, 2008 at 3:49 PM

    I question how many people have actually tried both items in these votes. I've eaten at most of the listed restaurants, but rarely have I eaten both of the voting choices. The theme park tournament was a little fairer because, well, theme park insiders visit many theme parks. Many people, however, bring their own food, or eat outside the park, or have eaten at very few restaurants.

    I'm just interested to know what percentage of the voters have actually tried each item.

    Robert Niles

    Published: July 31, 2008 at 7:34 PM

    FWIW, I've had everything in the tournament except the Gyoza Dog and the beer. Of what is left, I'd vote:
    1. Monte Cristo
    2. Cheddar Cheese Soup
    3. The field: Can't decide
    Michael Smith

    Published: August 1, 2008 at 2:26 AM

    I've never had the soup, but I voted for it anyway. Turkey legs are so nasty. I could always tell when someone would sneak one into line because it would stink up the whole ride building for hours. It would be even worse at greeter when a guest would throw the bone and whatever is left on it in the trash can that I had to work right beside in 100 degree heat. That smell still haunts me.
    Brandon Mendoza

    Published: August 1, 2008 at 9:01 AM

    Joshua, I completely agree. I haven't been to any of the Florida Parks in ages, so I can't really make a fair vote against those.
    Joshua Counsil

    Published: August 1, 2008 at 5:28 PM

    Robert - you haven't tried the beer??!!! I mean, I know your status on beer vendor carts, but wow.

    Good for you. You are a god among men (or an intellect among fat, sweaty winos like myself).

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