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Animal Kingdom Area Resort Dining Guide at Walt Disney World

With the popularity of Disney’s Animal Kingdom growing and more guests flocking to the park for all day fun, Animal Kingdom area resorts and restaurants are on the minds of Disney Fanatics. If you are spending a significant amount of your Disney vacation in Animal Kingdom, there are plenty of nearby dining opportunities that will keep your family satisfied and entertained without the need to travel to the other parks for dining.

1. Table Service

Boma – Animal Kingdom Lodge
Boma is a delicious buffet that serves up an array of American, Mediterranean and African flavors. Located in the lobby of Animal Kingdom Lodge, this buffet is a great dining spot to consider. Boma serves a hearty breakfast and dinner buffet daily tempting guests with traditional American buffet staples and more unique regional foods from around Africa. Seasoned Disney dining fans will enjoy the variety of this resort buffet and will delight in exploring the resort before or after the meal.

Toledo- Tapas, Steak & Seafood – Coronado Springs Resort
You cannot go wrong dining at a Spanish Steakhouse. Toledo is a beautiful table service dining experience that transport guests to Spain with a rooftop dining experience amongst gorgeous olive trees and twinkling lights. Experience your meal by watching the chefs in the open kitchen prepare hearty tapas and stunning charcuterie boards. The menu is expansive with seafood, steak and small plate options.

Rainforest Café – Animal Kingdom, Park Entrance
Just inside the Animal Kingdom you will find the largest Rainforest Café Restaurant in the world. This eatery is unmatched in jungle theming. Animatronic gorillas and elephants move and interact while tropical fish in aquariums swim by tables and pop-up rain showers erupt every half hour. The savory and delicious bar and grill style food offer entrees like fajitas, grilled chicken, steak, coconut shrimp and an array of other delicious options. My family enjoys sharing an array of entrees and appetizers to taste a little of everything on the menu.

2. Coffee and Sweet Eats

Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery – Animal Kingdom, Africa
This quick coffee stop is the perfect way to fuel up for an early morning in the park. Caffeinate and get your sugar fix by snagging a coffee along with one of the delicious baked goods served up at this bakery. My personal favorite are the jungle animal sugar cookies that are frosted to perfection and pair perfectly with a strong coffee. Return later in the day to enjoy a light lunch of sandwiches a delicious curry dish as you break from the heat and prepare for the second part of your day exploring the park.

Kusafiri Coffee Shop

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3. Quick Service

El Mercado de Coronado – Coronado Springs Resort
If you are craving a laid-back vibe with delicious Mexican offerings you should plan a meal at El Mercado de Coronado. Set up with a cafeteria style layout like most quick service resort options, this eatery offers three meals a day with meal classics (chicken tenders, hamburgers, paninis, breakfast options) and themed meals that reflect the Mexican flavor of the resort. Drop by for a lunch or dinner to enjoy a beef taco bowl with fresh cilantro and tortilla chips or yummy corn tortillas loaded with toppings of your choice.

Intermission Food Court – All Star Music Resort
Intermission Food Court is a quick service eatery perfect for families on the go. Located in the Lobby of All Star Music Resort this restaurant offers ample seating and an extensive menu of American favorites. Serving three meals daily guests can enjoy dishes that range from waffles and omelets in the morning to pasta, pizza, subs and grilled sandwiches for lunch and dinner. Shareable serving sizes and plenty of seating space for families makes this a perfect restaurant for sharing food and sampling a variety of different dishes.

Satu’li Canteen – Animal Kingdom, Pandora – World of Avatar
Enjoy Avatar themed food in Satu’li Canteen in Pandora – World of Avatar. Steamed pods, hotdogs and rice bowls topped with delicious grilled meats are some of the offerings guests enjoy. At around $15 per menu item this is a great lunch spot for folks looking for a unique and healthier meal option.

Blueberry Cream Cheese Mousse

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Harmabe Market & Harmabe Fruit Market – Animal Kingdom, Africa
Perfect for a quick and healthy snack of fresh chilled fruit or a bottled beverage in the African part of the park, this Disney quick service option in perfect for guests headed to Kilimanjaro Safaris. For a hearty, fresh and unique snack try the delicious grilled corn. The fantastic smells wafting through the air make this stand really hard to resist!

4. Cocktails

Pongu Pongu – Animal Kingdom, Pandora – World of Avatar
This Pandora- World of Avatar staple is a must visit eatery. Guests find a few small bites at this stand like soft pretzels and pastries but the real must have is a Night Blossom drink complete with Passion Fruit Boba Balls atop the frosty frozen beverage. This refreshing and fun drink is the perfect way to break from the heat of the park. Pongu Pongu also offers several beer and cocktail options on the menu.

Avatar Drink

Laguna Bar – Coronado Springs Resort
Even if you are not staying at Coronado Springs Resort, consider stopping by to take in the awesome resort theming, lovely scenery and enjoy a drink at Laguna Bar. The margarita menu at this resort is not to be missed with options like the Mango Blueberry Basil Margarita and Blood Orange Margarita.

Silver Screen Spirits Pool Bar – All Star Movies Resort
Located poolside at All Star Movies Resort, this bar offers yummy drinks with and without alcohol for guests as they enjoy the Florida sun. Try an aptly named Sunshine Margarita to kick off your sunny vacation or enjoy a Bourbon Breeze, refreshing coconut water or a Pineapple Dole Whip Smoothie.

 

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