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Disney Sends McDonald’s Packing

Written by PETA | February 8, 2011
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There’s no room for McCruelty in the happiest place on Earth. Disney World told McDonald’s to go take a hike in the Hundred Acre Wood and not come back, replacing the Golden Arches with …wait for it … BabyCakes vegan cupcakes!

Disney World is apparently seeking more wholesome food options for families, and BabyCakes’ ridiculously good vegan treats fit the bill so well that they might even make Winnie the Pooh put down his honey pot. BabyCakes cupcakes not only leave out the dairy products and eggs, they’re also organic and free of gluten and refined white sugar.

Who knows—maybe McDonald’s wouldn’t have been forced to walk the plank if its suppliers’ slaughter methods weren’t meaner than Captain Hook.

Written by Michelle Sherrow

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  • Mariae says:

    Cool! This is such a great news for all of us. Going vegan is the right choice.Go Disney World.

  • Thuy Huynh says:

    Goodbye Mc Donald . I ll see if you are become VEGAN .

  • Lexie says:

    I’m going to Disney this summer! It’s good to know that I won’t be seeing any McCruelty on my birthday. Can’t wait to try those vegan cupcakes!

  • LiviLu says:

    Hell to the Yeah! Way to go Disney!

  • smileblondie says:

    Way to go Disney World 🙂

  • Black Crow says:

    Heh, good. Seeing as how Disney is something for the family it is probably best they kicked the clown to the curb. There isn’t anything “Happy” in a “Kid’s Meal”, this coming from someone who use to eat their junk. If anything McDonalds should ask if you want mercy with your Mcnuggets, sandwiches, and etc, not BBQ and ketchup.

  • Joyce Bouchard says:

    Three cheers for Disney World !!! I visited/stayed at the park for two weeks when McDonald’s was there; this is great news & I pray that Disneyland is doing the same thing. I have annual pass for the Happiest Place on Earth, and the next time I visit I will check it out. Go Disney !

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  • RabidLeroy says:

    IF only Stitch returned from his big break in Japan (mehhh!), but I let him know, this is officially a humane EPIC WIN for the WIN. It’s nice to see how the Mouse Palace has chosen where some of their savings will go.

  • Corazon says:

    This is amazing! I’ve never been to Disney World but now I’m gonna have to go!!

  • Jillian Vander Meulen says:

    This is such good news. It just goes to show that possitive change is absolutally possible. We will band togeather and start a revolution and end animal crualty. I love it.

  • tom moore says:

    That is excellent.

  • Tammiec says:

    Im soo happy Disney has taken a stand on this! If companys of this magnitude can do it this it could be a big eye opener for others to follow!! THANKS DISNEY!!!

  • KH says:

    Not fat? What part of 12 grams of saturated fat in pretty much everything they make is not fat? While this is definitely a more ethical food choice, I fail to see how replacing bad, but actual food, with sugar and fat-laden junk food is “healthier”. Maybe if they replaced Krispy Kreme…

  • ScallyCap says:

    I guarantee that this decision was made for monetary reasons, not ideological.

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  • Paul H says:

    There is a vegan option at the Grand California park in Anaheim. In the pier are there is an asian restaurant that has tofu curry. You can get it with an extra side of tofu and it is an excellent tasting (and ethical!) meal.

  • kreger44 says:

    I think it is great that mcdonalds will be out of disneyland.They are a bad company,full of flaws.And i think the place babycakes cupcakes will probably sell more than just cupcakes and even if there is a sugar content it is better than the meat.agree?i do.

  • nancy says:

    I’m a little surprised at the comments so far. I think people expect sweet and fat foods at amusement parks. This is great news that the option for this is vegan no matter the reason it came about. It’s a great success.

  • bambam says:

    does anyone know when this will happen coz im going to disney world (paris) in 5 weeks time and it’d be great if they were open then! im the only veggie outta 7 of us going!

  • Melmac says:

    I hate saying it, but it’s more of a budgeting issue than it is just vegan.

    McD’s has to pay royalties to Disney to even be in there.

    Not saying it’s bad anyway – a. prices are super jacked up at these parks anyway, and b. one reason to get away is to try new stuff. Can’t do that if there’s a McD’s there – cruelty issues or not.

  • PirateZ says:

    A cupcake is still unhealthy. Granted, it is not fat and salt, but sugar is still sugar… refined or not.

    A vegan restaurant would have been a better option (with salads, tofu meals, ect) than something that is basically soy and sugar.

  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    Now can we get a vegan food option at Disneyland in Anaheim, California?