Guest Left Heartbroken After Witnessing Fan-Favorite Snack Being Thrown Away

in Disneyland Resort


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At Disneyland Resort, there are dozens of delicious food offerings for Guests to enjoy, from beignets and pretzels to turkey legs and popcorn and everything in between; there is always some Disney snack that will have Guests coming back for more.

Mickey Pretzel
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Perhaps one of the most popular offerings is churros, sold at several locations throughout Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure and often served with different seasonal flavorings; Guests are sure to be seen walking down Main Street, U.S.A. with a churro in their hand.

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However, not everything is sweet as sugar, as one Guest recently witnessed. Redditor u/prestonspears posted a picture of a churro stand in Frontierland that broke his heart after seeing nearly a dozen churros being thrown away. He commented words could not express his sadness, and honestly, we feel the same way.

Words can not express my sadness (churro stand in Frontierland) from Disneyland

While this would seem like a wasteful practice from Disney, fellow Redditors quickly commented on their own experiences and knowledge, as several former Cast Members came forward. The most common response was that Disney wants to make sure Guests are given only the best when they are buying any food at the Park, and therefore has strict policies regarding the freshness of the food they offer Guests and that the churros shown in the pictures were most certainly past their hold time, not to mention they were probably hard at that moment, making them difficult to enjoy.

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Some commented that Cast Members should hand them out to Guests, and while that may sound like a good alternative, it would not be ideal, as again, these churros would not be fresh and could provide Guests with an unpleasant experience rather than a good one.

However, Disney Parks worldwide are committed to making a difference by becoming more green. Part of these efforts is a commitment to send “zero waste” to landfills by 2030, which means most of the thrown away food and scraps at Disney Parks are now becoming compost!

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Disney is also making efforts to shift to sustainable and renewable energies to power their Parks worldwide. Walt Disney World recently announced the construction of two new solar panel arrays to help the Park produce nearly half of its energy thanks to solar alternatives.

Solar panel canopy at DLP
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Disneyland Paris is making similar efforts. The Park recently started the second phase of its own plant of solar canopies, which will provide energy equivalent to the one consumed by a city of over 17,000 inhabitants. The solar canopies are being built throughout the several Guest parking lots at the Resort, meaning they will also provide additional Guest enhancements, including shade and shelter from direct sunlight, rain, or snow.

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Disney Characters at Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Resort in California
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Disneyland Park is currently making significant improvements to several attractions, with Pirates of the Caribbean closed for refurbishment and Tarzan’s Treehouse waiting for a complete reimagining. Toontown is also gearing up for a massive change that will be revealed in 2023 with the reopening of the land and the debut of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. However, there is still so much for Guests to enjoy! Now that the Main Street Electrical Parade and other nighttime spectaculars have made their way back into the Parks, Guests have so much more to look forward to on their next visit. Walking up to Sleeping Beauty Castle is always a dream, especially when you get to go inside and relive the story of Aurora and Maleficent. Riding classics like “it’s a small world,” Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, The Haunted Mansion, Matterhorn Bobsleds, Splash Mountain, and more will have you feeling the magic and craving a churro! Plus, now at Disneyland, Guests can enjoy Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for some blue milk or green milk and ride Rise of the Resistance and Smuggler’s Run.

Wall outside Pirates of the Caribbean during refurbishment
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Plus, there is so much to see and do at Disney California Adventure Park! Guests can enjoy Buena Vista Street as they walk the roads Walt had in Hollywood, enjoy a hand-dipped corn dog at Award Wieners, Head to Cars Land to enjoy the neon signage and Radiator Springs Racers, check out the new Marvel-themed land in Avengers Campus, where they can meet Spider-Man, Loki, Ant-Man, Black Widow, Doctor Strange, and so many more characters. And of course, you have to ride WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure and Guardians of the Galaxy: MISSION BREAKOUT. Rock on the Silly Symphony Swings as well, and catch Jack-Jack on Incredicoaster! The list of rides and attractions never ends!

Pixar Pier
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What do you think of this situation? Did you know of Disney Parks’ efforts to become greener? Let us know in the comments below!

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