'Happiest Place on Earth' Nabs Title for Vegan Gumbo, Egg-Free Mickey-Shaped Waffles, and More
For Immediate Release:
February 4, 2019
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Anaheim, Calif. – Once upon a time, theme park food meant hamburgers, hot dogs, and turkey legs. Times have changed, and so have menus. Disneyland now has so many meat-, egg-, and dairy-free options that PETA has named it America’s “Most Vegan-Friendly Amusement Park.”
Menus at eateries across the park offer egg-free Mickey-shaped waffles, vegan gumbo served in a bread bowl, BBQ jackfruit and portobello Philly sandwiches, and vegan sorbet dipped in dark chocolate and sprinkles. There are so many animal-free options that vegan teen Disney star Aubrey Miller filmed this video guide for PETA’s website.
“Disneyland has become the ‘Happiest Place on Earth’ for young vegans,” says PETA Director of Student Campaigns and Influence Rachelle Owen.
Vegan-friendly amusement parks that received honorable mentions on PETA’s list are Cedar Point in Ohio, Epcot in Florida, and Universal Studios Hollywood.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—notes that going vegan would afford Disneyland revelers the time to enjoy many more photo ops with Mickey, since eating meat and other animal-derived foods has been conclusively linked to a higher risk of suffering from heart disease, strokes, diabetes, obesity, and cancer. In addition, every vegan spares nearly 200 animals a year a terrifying, bloody death in today’s meat, egg, and dairy industries.
For more information on going vegan, please visit PETA.org.