Disneyland is offering a $100 sandwich – but why is it so expensive?

Pym Test Kitchen at the soon-to-open Avengers Campus has a Quantum-sized Pym-ini Sandwich with a quantum-sized price tag

Pym Test Kitchen at the soon-to-open Avengers Campus has a Quantum-sized Pym-ini Sandwich on the menu for $100, which can be served in its entirety or in individual portions. Disneyland Resort
Pym Test Kitchen at the soon-to-open Avengers Campus has a Quantum-sized Pym-ini Sandwich on the menu for $100, which can be served in its entirety or in individual portions. Disneyland Resort

Disneyland’s Avengers Campus is getting ready to open on June 4 and a dish revealed at one of the restaurants on site has raised some eyebrows. Pym Test Kitchen (named after scientist Hank Pym from the Ant-Man series) is offering a $100 sandwich, the priciest item on the menu.

Under entrees, there is a Quantum-sized Pym-ini Sandwich. It consists of salami, rosemary ham, provolone and sun-dried tomato spread on toasted focaccia, and it's served with a marinara dipping sauce and arugula salad.

But why is it so expensive?

As listed on the menu, the sandwich is not only named in reference to the film, but also because it is actually very large. A portion can serve between six and eight guests rather than only one, which is why the normal Pym-ini Sandwich for one comes with a price tag of $14.49.

Pym Test Kitchen on the Avengers Campus has a $100 sandwich on offer. Courtesy Disneyland
Pym Test Kitchen on the Avengers Campus has a $100 sandwich on offer. Courtesy Disneyland

Fans of the films will know that Pym, who is played by Michael Douglas, loves experimenting with quantum physics and is known for being able to change the size of items, which explains why such a large sandwich is on offer.

Other oversized items on the menu, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, include the Celestial-sized Candy Bar ($7.99), Not So Little Chicken Sandwich ($15.49) and Ever-expanding Cinna-Pym toast ($12.49).

Disneyland, the original Disney theme park, and neighbouring Disney California Adventure Park, were closed in March 2020 to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The shutdown thwarted plans to open the Avengers Campus, which had an original opening date of July 2020.

However, after the delay, it is now ready to welcome guests. The newest attraction is a nod to the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s highly successful movie franchise, which began with 2008’s Iron Man and spans numerous films depicting Marvel's superheroes.

Updated: May 24, 2021 07:22 PM

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