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Robert Niles

What's the best thing to eat at a theme park championship: Dole Whip vs. Turkey Legs?

Published: August 6, 2008 at 7:21 AM

Well, after all this, the top seeds made it to the finals of our tournament to determine the best single thing to eat at a theme park. So today, we're at the finals, and you'll get to pick between the top seed, the Dole Whip from Adventureland in Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom and Disneyland, and the second seed, the Turkey Legs from the MK's Frontierland.

Last call for campaigning, in the comments.

On a personal note, having stood an inordinate amount of time near both locations when I worked at Disney World (by the Dole Whip stand while working the Swiss Family Treehouse and by the Turkey Legs while working both Tom Sawyer Islands and Country Bear Jamoboree), let me say this... you're killing me, people.

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    Eric Malone

    Published: August 6, 2008 at 7:37 AM

    How are we killing you? Reminding you of how delicious they were, or reminding you of how sick you got of them? Hehe.

    Honestly, I've never had the Dole Whip, but I've always loved the turkey legs. Yum. But, it's clear who the winner is this round. Haha.

    Brian Emery

    Published: August 6, 2008 at 8:00 AM

    I will go with free beer….oh wait that’s not an option here…

    Turkey leg it is….

    Anthony Murphy

    Published: August 6, 2008 at 10:59 AM

    I am going with Dole Whip here. It is great all the time during the day and has to be one of the most refreshing and best themed food in any theme park (Adventureland). Its at DL and WDW, is personally great.

    I asked my grandmother, a DVC member about this vote and she said "Dole Whip! Who wants to look like a caveman with that giant turkey leg?"

    Grandma and I both love the turkey leg and Dole Whip, but Dole Whip rules the day!

    James Rao

    Published: August 6, 2008 at 12:35 PM

    Other than to ride Pirates of the Caribbean, the Dole Whip Float is the only reason I even go to Adventureland anymore....

    Go Aloha Isle snack shop!!!!

    Joshua Counsil

    Published: August 6, 2008 at 2:30 PM

    Come on, really? I haven't been following this contest too closely, but we're in the semis and two of the options are turkey legs and Dole Whips? Really? With all of that amazing food out there?

    This is the equivalent of having a Vekoma boomerang and a carousel in the Best Theme Park Ride contest from yestermonth.

    James Rao

    Published: August 6, 2008 at 6:11 PM

    My vote for top dog (Mythos' Buffalo BBQ Fried Chicken Wrap - Spicy, sweet fried chicken with cheddar mashed potatoes and fresh greens wrapped in a grilled tortilla with french fries) lost in the first round. I am convinced this contest is about accessibility, and what could be more accessible than a delicious frozen dessert or a big hunk of turkey on a built-in stick?
    Vincent S

    Published: August 6, 2008 at 7:59 PM

    Nothing beats the Dole Whip in the MK on a hot humid Florida Day !!!
    Robert Niles

    Published: August 6, 2008 at 9:18 PM

    In answer to Eric...

    Both. ;-)

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