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Plan Your Trip: Animal Kingdom Table Service Dining Guide

The fourth and final theme park at Walt Disney World celebrates the natural world and invites guests to explore foreign continents, long extinct animals, and worlds of fantasy.  Disney’s Animal Kingdom has six distinct lands and with each land comes a different culinary experience that matches with the land.  Between kiosks, counter service restaurants, and full table service options, guests will not be lacking for dining options to satisfy their appetites. Guests will love the following table service options at Animal Kingdom!

1. Rainforest Café

Nestled next to the entrance to the park, this is one of two Rainforest Cafés at Disney World, the other being located in Disney Springs.  Guests can enjoy a meal here for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  This location is unique because guests can gain entrance to the restaurant from either inside of the park or from outside the gate.  Breakfast has a bevy options — eggs serviced with your choice of meat, a traditional eggs benedict, various omelettes, the infamous Tonga toast, as well as waffles, and a truly delectable breakfast pizza.  The menu is moderately priced, so guests can enjoy a great meal for not a lot of money.  Lunch and dinner features a variety of appetizers and flatbreads before a variety of entrees – shrimp, fish, salmon, tacos, an array of burgers and sandwiches, and a multitude of chicken, steak, ribs, and even an assortment of pastas.  Regardless of what you’re craving you’re guaranteed to find it here!

2. Yak and Yeti Restaurant

Situated in the Asia section of the park, Yak and Yeti is a truly unique experience.  Guests will love the atmosphere here and will be clamoring to be able to eat upstairs and look out over this area of the park.  For lunch or dinner, guests can sample an eclectic small plates menu with pot stickers, egg rolls, firecracker shrimp, and green beans. For an entrée, guests will be able to enjoy a variety of lo mein with chicken or shrimp or try something more worldly with chicken tikka masala, roasted duck, a sriracha seafood mac and cheese, or wok inspired dishes.  Even a traditional burger is given an international flavor with a sesame-soy mayonnaise slathered on top.  This is a great restaurant to relax in after a morning safari, but before climbing the Forbidden Mountain in search of the elusive Yeti!

3. Tusker House

Another restaurant offering guests breakfast, lunch, or dinner, Tusker House is in the center of the Africa section of the park. Tusker House is also the buffet restaurant at Animal Kingdom.  In addition to being able to enjoy your fill of food, guests will also be able to interact with classic Disney characters throughout their meal — guests can expect to see Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Daisy.  While Tusker House has traditional offerings, guests are also encouraged to try the African-inspired dishes on the menu.  The flavor is not overpowering, but is an invitation to international flavors — various hummus options, spit-roasted chicken, roasted pork, basmati rice and curry chicken, as well as peri peri salmon.  You can be as adventurous as you’d like with a reservation here!


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