Disney Recipe: Giant Turkey Legs from Disney Parks

The giant turkey legs found at Walt Disney World are not a well-kept secret as they are sold in multiple locations and always seen to be being eaten by someone wherever you look.  Now, the actual recipe for the giant turkey legs is something that is kept a bit more of a secret and thus has not really gotten out.

Here is a Disney Recipe for the giant turkey legs that isn’t exact, but is truly one of the closest you could possibly find.

This is a recipe that will make eight turkey legs.



  • 1 gallon water
  • 1 cup Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp rubbed sage
  • 1 tsp ground cumin

Spice Rub

  • 3 tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp rubbed sage
  • 3 tbsp vegetable or light olive oil


1.) Rinse turkey legs in cold water, pat dry.

2.) For brine, combine brine ingredients in large pan.

3.) Bring to a boil.

4.) Remove from heat, cover, and let cool to room temperature.

5.) Pour into container and refrigerate brine until cold (approximately 35-40 degrees F).

6.) Place the turkey legs into brine.

7.) Let soak four to six hours.

8.) Remove legs, rinse well, and discard brine.

9.) Dry drumsticks well with paper towels.

10.) In small bowl, combine spice rub ingredients with fork til well mixed.

11.) Rub onto turkey legs.

12.) Let drumsticks sit out for about one hour.

13.) Place turkey legs into smoker (this Masterbuilt Electric Smoker is a #1 bestseller with an average 4 star review from over 1000 reviews!) at 225 degrees F.

14.) A light-flavored wood is best for turkey.

15.) Smoke legs for four to six hours, til meat is nearly falling off the bone.

16.) Remove legs from smoker, and let rest for half an hour.

Disney Recipe Turkey Leg


Recipe via Magical Recipes.

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