Fact Check

It's True, Disneyland Is Rolling Out $100 Sandwiches ... But Read the Fine Print

We wouldn't recommend trying to eat this entire sandwich all by yourself.

Published May 23, 2021

Opening June 4, 2021, Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, California, will offer dishes that are rich in both flavor and storytelling. Just as Ant-Man and The Wasp used shrinking and growing technology, Pym Test Kitchen, featuring ImpossibleTM Foods applies this science to innovative food. Pym Test Kitchen uses ÒPym ParticlesÓ to showcase normal foods at unusual scales, including shareable bites, inventive entrees and sweet treats. (Christian Thompson/Disneyland Resort) (Christian Thompson/Disneyland Resort)
Image Via Christian Thompson/Disneyland Resort
The menu of the Pym Test Kitchen restaurant at Disneyland Resort lists a "quantum-sized" sandwich for the shocking price of $99.99.

According to that same menu, the sandwich serves 6 to 8 people.

The press had a field day with reports that surfaced in mid-May 2021 that a new restaurant opening at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, lists a "$100 sandwich" on its menu. "Disneyland to debut one of the most expensive sandwiches in the world," read a headline on the Audacy website. "Not a luxury hotel in Tokyo or a Michelin Restaurant in Paris – It is Disneyland Resort California that is proudly selling a $100 sandwich," reported Luxury Launches.

These headlines were accurate. An announcement on the official Disneyland Resort website teased the June 4 opening of the Pym Test Kitchen (named after scientist Henry Pym, the Marvel character who invented the Ant-Man suit), described as an "epic eatery" on the Avengers Campus of the resort. Among the "size-defying fare" listed on the sample menu is a "Quantum-sized Pym-ini Sandwich" priced at $99.99.

Buried several paragraphs down in some of those news stories, however, was the revelation that the sandwich serves six to eight people, which renders the claim that it's one of the most expensive sandwiches in the world something of a technicality:

Disneyland $100 sandwich

You can learn more about this "quantum-sized" sandwich and other menu items to be offered at the Pym Test Kitchen on the Disney Parks Blog's "Foodie Guide." Pop Sugar has a photo if you're curious to see what a $100 sandwich looks like.

David Emery is a West Coast-based writer and editor with 25 years of experience fact-checking rumors, hoaxes, and contemporary legends.