You’re gonna hear us saying this a lot over the next several months: there’s a TON of stuff going on in the Disney food world at Animal Kingdom.
First we’ve got quality bites at Tiffins and Nomad Lounge. Second we will soon have two brand new dining options in Pandora — The World of AVATAR: Pongu Pongu and Satu’li Canteen. And third, old standbys like Yak and Yeti and Flame Tree Barbecue are still killin’ the food game. Animal Kingdom has stepped up the food game yet again.
But should you find yourself way over in Dinoland digging on something sweet and indulgent, adventure your way right over to Restaurantosaurus. It’s just past the spinning triceratops and across the way from the dig site. You can’t miss it.
While I LOVE Restaurantosaurus, we have had a bit of a hit or miss relationship with Animal Kingdom’s desserts-in-a-glass, and we’re happy to see them being replaced by better options. The Warm Turtle Brownie we tried recently was a big hit! And since we’re always open to try new things, on this visit we ordered the Strawberry Cheesecake.
Let’s just start by saying this ain’t a dessert in a glass. Look at that crust! It’s all graham crackers and buttery-ness! It’s just the right thickness to add texture without overwhelming the contents of its shell.
It’s topped with a massive half piece of strawberry and some slightly thick strawberry sauce. Inside we found delightfully creamy, soft, and full-bodied cheesecake filling. It was served cold (which we think heightens the richness of the dessert).
Now, we have to admit: this was a little on the small side. And that’s not just because it was so tasty that we wanted MORE. It’s actually a little small. But it’s really, really good. It costs $4.59 or a Disney Dining Plan snack credit. It’s probably a little too expensive to pay for out of pocket in our opinion, but it’s a great use of a DDP credit!
Are you on the lookout for new desserts to try in the Parks? Let us know what you’re craving!