We had so much fun writing the piece about our favorite Epcot dining spots, Jane (Jane’s World) and I thought we would continue our trek around Walt Disney World Resort and head on over to share our favorite “watering holes” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Dining at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park is just as delicious, but not as expansive, so instead of sharing three of my favorites in each category, I thought I would share three favorite snacks, two favorite Quick-Service locations and my very favorite Table-Service location. Although, with the new options available starting Memorial Day Weekend I may just have to visit soon and update my list. Don’t worry, I’ve also shared a preview of what to expect from the new locations as well.
Adventure is out there!
|Jane’s Snack Picks||Lauren’s Snack Picks|
|Smoked Cheddar Grits
(The Smiling Crocodile)
|Pork Egg Roll or Chicken Fried Rice
(Yak & Yeti Local Food Cafe)
|Hummus with Pretzels
(Thirsty River Bar & Trek Snacks)
|Dole Whip with Coconut Rum
(Tamu Tamu Refreshments)
|Buffalo Chicken Waffle Slider
|Pulled-Pork and Cheese Fries
(Flame Tree Barbecue)
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park has some incredible snacks, so it was hard to narrow it down to just three, but here it goes. The Pork Egg Roll at Yak & Yeti Local Food Cafe is very tasty and won’t break the bank at around $3. Not a pork eater? No worries! You can also try the Chicken Fried Rice for only a few cents more and the portion is easily enough for two to snack on. Although I am not a huge fan of Dole Whips, add some coconut rum to one and now we’re talking. That’s one of the reasons I love the new offerings at Tamu Tamu Refreshments. They also have regular Dole Whips, ones with dark rum or chocolate waffles topped with vanilla ice cream or chocolate mousse. If savory is more your snacking style, the pulled-pork and cheese fries at Flame Tree Barbecue are amazing.
|Jane’s QS Picks||Lauren’s QS Picks|
|Flame Tree Barbecue||Harambe Market|
|Restaurantosaurus||Yak & Yeti Local Food Cafe|
After some serious snacking, it’s time to move on to a more substantial meal. Again, limiting the choices to only a couple of favorites is tough. Each section offers regional options that are unique and delicious. I really like the Spice-Rubbed Karubi Ribs and other African offerings at Harambe Market or I’ll head back to Yak & Yeti for one of the Asian-inspired main dishes, like the Teriyaki Beef Bowl.
|Jane’s Top TS Pick||Lauren’s Top TS Pick|
|Rainforest Cafe at Disney’s Animal Kingdom||Tusker House Restaurant|
Dining at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park isn’t only tasty, but it’s fun too! And, on a Disney vacation, what’s more fun than dining with your favorite Disney pals? Dining with Safari Donald Duck and friends definitely helps bump Tusker House Restaurant to the top of my list, but the food and atmosphere really make it number one for me. The family-style buffet has choices the whole family will love for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Now, for the new dining experiences opening this Memorial Day Weekend. Tiffins Waterfront Restaurant promises to offer a dining atmosphere and menu offerings to please the global traveler inside everyone. Here you’ll find mouth-watering delicacies from all over the world. In true Disney Imagineer style, the three-distinct dining rooms at Tiffins offer incredible details from each region. Next to Tiffins, you’ll find the Nomad Lounge. Celebrate the thrill of traveling the world with select beers, wines and libations from around the globe. Embark on the “q & a” adventure by jotting down your travel dreams which will later be hung on the “tag chandelier” above the bar, for all to see. I can’t wait to include these new experiences on our next adventure to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. For more delectable experiences, don’t forget to head over to Jane’s sister-post and find out why her choices are her favorites when dining through Disney’s Animal Kingdom.