Celebrating National Watermelon Day The Disney Way

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Happy National Watermelon Day! What you didn’t know what today was? It’s ok! We have you covered. Both Disneyland and Walt Disney World can help you celebrate in style. Disney California Adventure Park can indulge in a little watermelon cotton candy. It’s a seasonal item sold at carts throughout the park so make sure to get yours soon.

Walt Disney World puts its own spin on this summer classic with a Watermelon Rind Salad found at Boma – Flavors of Africa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. Can’t make it to Disney to celebrate? We have included the recipe below so you can enjoy from the comfort of your home!

Also, check out our previous article on the different ways the Disney Springs restaurants are showcasing the amazing watermelon.

A little watermelon humor to impress your co-workers at the water cooler today…

Q: When do you go at red and stop at green?
A: When you’re eating a watermelon.

Q: What do you have left after a pig eats a watermelon?
A: Pork rinds

Q: Why do watermelons have fancy weddings?
A: Because they cantaloupe.

Watermelon Rind Salad
Makes 6 cups


4 pounds watermelon
1 cup thinly sliced ginger
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup rice vinegar
1 cup grenadine
1 cup water
1. Slice red fruit away from watermelon rind and skin. Scrub skin and scrape the white part of rind with a serrated spoon to remove most of red fruit.
2. Slice rind and skin into paper-thin strips with a mandoline. Set aside.
3. Stir together ginger, sugar, vinegar, grenadine, and water in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce to a simmer and cook 10 minutes to let ginger infuse liquid. Remove from heat and slightly cool.
4. Stir in watermelon rind and marinate at least 1 hour. Refrigerate in an airtight container. To serve, drain the rind and remove ginger slices.

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