Ready to fork over $100? That’s how much it will cost to purchase the newest sandwich at Disneyland Resort
The new offering has already been dubbed as “one of the most expensive sandwiches in the world,” which is likely one of the reasons it’s in existence.
It will be offered at Pym Test Kitchen, a new restaurant that opens June 4 along with the Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure Park. The new section of the park is based on the Avengers films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Pym Test Kitchen, in particular, is based on the scientists featured in the Ant-Man films. In the movies, Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne develop technology that can cause objects to shrink or grow in size.
Like many of the other items on the restaurant’s menu, the $100 family-sized “Pym-ini” is extra, extra large.
And therein lies the catch: According to Disney, it’s not what’s in the sandwich that makes it cost so much, it’s because it’s meant to serve six to eight people.
“Disney has been moving towards Instagram-ready
food for quite some time,” said Len Testa, president of travel website Touring Plans. “Take a look at any of their snack offerings and you can see what the kitchen thinks “looks good” is at least as important as taste.”
So what’s in the sandwich? The panini features salami, rosemary ham, provolone and sun-dried tomato spread on toasted focaccia, along with a marinara dipping sauce, potato bites and an arugula salad.
Anyone looking to try the sandwich who doesn’t have an entire family to feed can purchase a scaled-down version for $14.49.
(Disneyland did not return a request for comment.)
Other items on the restaurant’s menu include a “Not so Little” chicken sandwich, which features an entire fried chicken breast, and a Caesar salad that comes with a single, enormous crouton.
While the Pym-ini’s $100 price tag may be eye-popping, it doesn’t make for the most expensive meal at Disneyland Resort. At Steakhouse 55, a fine-dining restaurant at Disneyland Hotel that’s still temporarily closed due to the pandemic, diners typically can purchase a $138 38-ounce Porterhouse steak that serves two people.
And over at Walt Disney World in Florida, the Takumi-Tei restaurant in the Japan pavilion at the EPCOT theme park has multiple menu items that top $100, including a Wagyu tenderloin and an omakase sushi service. Like Steakhouse 55, Takumi-Tei remains closed due to the pandemic.
Pym Test Kitchen, unlike Steakhouse 55 and Takumi-Tei, is a counter-service restaurant, rather than a table-service eatery.
“It’s fast food,” Testa said, adding that in that category of restaurants, “the next-most expensive thing in a Disney theme park seems to be either the pot roast or the chicken platter at the Plaza Inn in Disneyland, which is just under $20 each.”
Visitors with even more cash to burn could consider dining at Disneyland’s 21 Royal, an exclusive restaurant located in the New Orleans Square section of the theme park. Reservations at that restaurant reportedly cost $15,000, or around $1,250 per person, according to food website Eater.
Oh, and the actual most expensive sandwich in the world? That honor, according to Guinness World Records, goes to the $214 “Quintessential Grilled Cheese” from New York restaurant Serendipity 3, which is made with Dom Perignon champagne and gold flakes.