Are you ready to learn a little more about what you can expect when Satu’li Canteen opens on May 27th, along with the rest of Pandora – The World of AVATAR in Disney’s Animal Kingdom?
Good! Because we already know a little bit about the backstory of this fast-casual restaurant, which was formerly the Mess Hall for the RDA (Resources Development Administration) base in the Valley of Mo’ara. (So many apostrophes.) But once we are all welcomed in, the space will be serving its transformed function as a museum-like dining facility for visitors exploring Pandora, owned by the ACE (Alpha Centauri Experience) tour company.
Na’vi artwork will surround guests from the walls and ceiling, displaying hand-woven tapestries, nature’s elements (??!??!), and cooking tools of the land. An on-stage grill will also be a main feature of the location.
Disney World Fast Casual Mobile Order Process
Today we’re here to share two more aspects of the land’s main dining location with a bit more about the menu and a look at the new Mobile Order process, which will make its debut at the Canteen before the process expands to additional fast-casual and quick service restaurants around Disney World.
Mobile Order, which will be accessible via the My Disney Experience app, will allow guests to order and pay for meals at Satu’li Canteen on-the-go, subsequently bypassing the ordering queue upon arrival. Not only will guests be able to select their menu items of choice, they’ll also be able to customize their order as well as prepay for their meal. (Please note: in its opening stages, Mobile Order will only accept credit card payments, though the restaurant itself will accept Disney Dining Plan credits).
Guests using Mobile Order will simply tap the “I’m here” button in the app upon arrival, notifying the kitchen that it’s time to prepare their order. Guests will be alerted via the app once their order is ready and notified regarding the specific pickup window for retrieving it.
So, what will be some of your options in this new ordering process? Satu’li Canteen will serve dishes formed out of the “healthful bounty” of the land of Pandora, with an emphasis on grains, fresh fruits, and proteins.
Disney promises “familiar dishes with a twist,” with customizable lunch and dinner bowls making up much of the entrees.
Choose your base of quinoa and vegetable salad, red and sweet potato hash, a mix of whole-grain and rice, or romaine and kale salad. Then, pick your protein from wood-grilled chicken, slow-roasted beef, sustainable fish, or chili-spiced fried tofu. Finishing touch options will be charred onion chimichurri, a black bean vinaigrette, or a creamy herb dressing.
Steamed “Pods” will also play a part on the menu.
These bao buns can be filled with either cheeseburger or vegetable curry and will be served with root vegetable chips and a crunchy vegetable slaw.
Kiddos will be able to do a bit of customizing, too, by selecting from grilled chicken or beef, fish or tofu with greens or rice. Additional options will include a hot dog wrapped in Parker House dough, a cheese quesadilla, or a steamed cheeseburger “pod.”
So start mixing and matching from among your options now, so you’re good and READY — just like we will be! — when Pandora — The World of AVATAR opens later this spring!
What would you like to order at Satu’li Canteen? Please let us know with a comment!