Everybody knows the prices for food and drinks at theme parks are high, but $100 for a sandwich?
The news from Disneyland starts to make sense when you read the fine print and learn that the sandwich’s serving suggestion is for “6 to 8 guests.” It begins to make even more sense when you realize the sandwich will be offered in an Ant-Man-inspired kitchen on the theme park’s soon-to-be-opened Avengers Campus — along with other oversized fare.
Not Your Ordinary Kitchen
The oversized sandwich will be available in the Pym Test Kitchen on the Avengers Campus. In case you aren’t familiar with Marvel characters, in the Ant-Man movies, Pym Particles are used in experiments by scientist Hank Pym to make objects — and Ant-Man — shrink, resize, and even grow to enormous sizes.
The Pym Test Kitchen is an “old lab facility-turned-quick-service restaurant, which features a seating area and bar amidst décor that incorporates remnants of ongoing experiments — gigantic soda cans, humongous condiment bottles, and massive cellphones recycled into menu boards,” according to Disneyland.
“You will be the taste-testers savoring hero-sized meals and tiny treats while you watch the Pym food scientists at work in the kitchen lab,” Karen McClintock, Food & Beverage Content Relations Manager, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, explains in a blog post.
“You’ll even be able to watch the growing and shrinking of an iconic food offering, a pretzel, as it makes its way through the quantum tunnel directly above and centered in front of the kitchen laboratory. From large to small, small to large, with the final result: a super-sized pretzel ready for sharing!”
Appetites Large And Small
Now, about that sandwich. The “Family-sized Pym-ini” sandwich, which actually costs $99.99, features salami, rosemary ham, provolone, and sun-dried tomatoes on toasted focaccia. It also includes marinara dipping sauce and arugula salad. An individual-sized sandwich is available for $14.50, and in keeping with the theme, there’s even a “shrunken, child-size” option called the “Teeny Pym-ini” for $10.
The Pym Test Kitchen also features other items, such as a Caesar salad with a “colossal crouton,” and the “Not So Little Chicken Sandwich,” which presumably features a huge, fried chicken breast on a bun. You can see the whole menu here.
Know Before You Go
The Pym Test Kitchen is scheduled to open on June 4, when Disneyland California Adventure park’s Avengers Campus opens.
It should be pointed out that Disneyland Park, as well as Disney California Adventure Park, have begun phased reopenings. Theme park capacity will be limited to enable social distancing, so to gain entry, guests will need a valid ticket and a theme park reservation for the day and park they want to visit. Also, until further notice, only California residents may visit Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure park. You can find details here and get up to speed on all things Disney with our Disney news and advice.