Cooking My Way Through the Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook

I’m so excited about this new goal! I’ve always wanted to cook my way through a cookbook, and I think now is the time! Join me on this new adventure through two of my favorite things…Disney and food!

If you want more detailed information (and probably some silly outtakes), come on over to Instagram and/or TikTok and follow me @styleyourloungefly – I won’t make a blog post for every recipe, but I will be posting everything, including videos, on those two platforms.

My main goals are to cook my way through the Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, EPCOT, and Animal Kingdom sections. The cookbook (which can be found here) also contains sections for both Disneyland parks, but since I’ve never been there, I won’t be doing those sections. I know, technically I’m not cooking my way through the whole cookbook…but I also bought The Unofficial Disney Parks EPCOT Cookbook, and I promise in the future I WILL cook my way through the whole thing. Little steps.

On Instagram, I posted a poll on which park I should do first, and Magic Kingdom was the winner! I was really hoping that would win because it just feels right to start at the castle!

She’s so pretty in her 50th Anniversary decorations!

As I was flipping through the recipes, which are divided into the six lands of Magic Kingdom, there was one recipe that I wanted to do first just to get it out of the way.

Turkey legs.

I feel bad for hating on turkey legs. They didn’t do anything to anybody. But of all the food and snacks in a theme park, a turkey leg is just something I don’t want.

Turkey legs meant starting in Fantasyland. If you’d rather have the real thing, you can find it at Prince Eric’s Village Market in Magic Kingdom.

But if you’d rather eat it on your couch while watching The Little Mermaid, no problem. The recipe was really easy and only required a few ingredients, some overnight marinating, and some time in the oven. It was a bit salty, but the flavor was pretty good. I can’t compare it to the turkey legs in the parks because, again, I’ve never had a turkey leg craving in Magic Kingdom (I’m not sure that I’ve ever had a turkey leg craving anywhere…).

One turkey leg each wasn’t going to suffice for dinner, so I also made the Tomato Basil Soup recipe that’s based on the soup from Pinocchio Village Haus. I also haven’t had the original of this because we’ve never been to Magic Kingdom at a time when soup feels weather appropriate. And of all the places in Magic Kingdom, Pinocchio Village Haus is never on my to-eat list.

BUT, this soup was so good — even on a 95 degree day! It was pretty easy to make, and it had great flavor. My husband said it reminded him of marinara sauce, which is an accurate description. That might not be an appealing way to describe it, but we both really liked it and agreed it would be a great addition to our meal rotation in the fall and winter.

So what’s up next? We have six more Fantasyland recipes to try, including a trio of Beauty and the Beast-themed goodies (sooooo excited!).

What’s your favorite thing to eat or drink in Fantasyland? Let me know in the comments!

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