March 14, 2022
On March 6, the 30th anniversary festivities began at Disneyland Paris, the destination having opened its doors on April 12, 1992. On this occasion, the first tourist destination in Europe created new shows, costumes and… catering and vegan snacking .
Most of the 70 restaurants in Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney Studios parks, Disney Hotels and Disney Village now offer vegan options. So, in addition to the meager vegan offerings already available (including vegan Magnum almond ice cream, churros, wrap and vegan chilli), two new cookies have been created to mark the destination’s 30th anniversary. Some all-you-can-eat buffets, like the Middle Eastern-flavored Agrabah Café, offer vegan options, and some fast-food joints also offer Beyond Meat steaks with vegan tartar sauce.
Disneyland Paris still has work to do to ensure that each of its restaurants has a complete vegan offer (starter, main course, dessert) and clearly marked as such, because currently many vegan options are still labeled as vegetarian. However, we note that the development of a full vegan offer is an integral part of the destination’s strategy to introduce a variety of vegan options, as is the case in the American parks of Florida and California.