News and Review: Snacks from Pandora — The World of AVATAR in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

It’s almost time for the official grand opening of Pandora: the World of Avatar, but several DFB team members were able to secure an Annual Passholder Preview so that we could give you all the scoop on the foods and drinks you’ll find in Walt Disney World’s newest land.

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We’ve covered the Build-Your-Own-Bowl options at Satu’li Canteen and sucked down more than a few boba balls and some green beer at Pongu Pongu.

So today, we’re trying three Pandoran prepackaged snacks, which you can find in various locations in Pandora. And these are totally thematic, people!

First up is the Teylu Gummi Candy. As the story goes, teylu are similar to shrimp and serve as a main source of protein for the Na’vi people. We can’t say the same for the gummies (no protein here!), but they definitely look the part!

Teylu Gummi Candy

Teylu Gummi Candy

They’re skewered on a stick, just as the Na’vi might skewer their teylu to cook over a fire. Great detail, right? Flavors here are, thankfully, not shrimp, but instead: Dragon Fruit, Lemon, and Fruit Punch.

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Review: Mr. Kamal’s Fries at Mr. Kamal’s in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

We have treat for you today, as we stop by one of our favorite kiosks in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Mr. Kamal’s!

This little cart, located on the path that meanders between Africa and Asia behind the Tree of Life, has been home to some of our favorite vegetarian snacks for ages.

Recently, we enjoyed the falafel here, and it’s pretty decent.

In the past, it’s been my go-to spot for vegetarian snacks. They’ve included the aforementioned falafel, hummus, edamame, Asian noodle salad, and samosas.

Sadly, the samosas are off the menu for now. But in their place, Mr. Kamal has debuted another snack. Let’s check it out.

Mr. Kamal’s Seasoned Fries

So, I know that when I think of delicious Pan Asian or African food, I immediately think of french fries. Don’t you?

Mr. Kamal's Menu -- Click to Enlarge

Mr. Kamal’s Menu — Click to Enlarge

I dunno. Maybe Mr. Kamal’s been vacationing. In Belgium maybe? With a little side trip to Greece? (Hey, if Disney isn’t gonna give us the backstory, we’re just gonna have to make it up ourselves.) [Read more…]

How-To and Step by Step: Mobile Order Process Debuts at Satu’li Canteen in Animal Kingdom’s Pandora

If you’ve been anywhere near the realm of Disney news over the past few days, you are aware that Pandora — The World of AVATAR is currently in pre-registered Passholder Preview mode in anticipation of the new land’s May 27th opening.

Welcome to Pandora!

Welcome to Pandora!

Naturally, that means Pandora’s fast-casual restaurant and drink station are in preview as well, and we have loved having the chance to visit both spots over the weekend, and provide our full reviews of both Satu’li Canteen and Pongu Pongu.

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New DFB Video: A Review of Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

We have an amazing treat for you today in our latest DFB Video as we share our very first look at Pandora — The World of Avatar!

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This brand new world is in soft opening at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and we were lucky to get a sneak peek of everything this amazing place has to offer!

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Review: Pongu Pongu in Animal Kingdom’s Pandora — The World of AVATAR

You’re invited to a “Party Party” in Pandora — The World of AVATAR!

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Pandora

“Party Party” is the translation from the Na’vi language for Pongu Pongu, which officially opens in Animal Kingdom — along with the rest of Disney World’s newest land — on May 27th. Pandora is currently in Passholder Preview mode for pre-registered guests, and we’ve already taken you inside Satu’li Canteen, the land’s fast-casual restaurant, which will offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner to Pandora’s guests.  [Read more…]

FULL Review: The New Satu’li Canteen in Animal Kingdom’s Pandora — The World of AVATAR

Pandora — The World of AVATAR officially opens in Disney’s Animal Kingdom on May 27th!

Welcome to Pandora -- The World of AVATAR!

Welcome to Pandora — The World of AVATAR!

But the DFB was able to attend a Pandora Passholder Preview over the weekend. And you know what we learned? [Read more…]

First Look! Pandora — The World of AVATAR in Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

Welcome to Pandora — The World of AVATAR!

Welcome to Pandora -- The World of AVATAR!

Welcome to Pandora — The World of AVATAR!

We are THRILLED to bring you along with us on our very first visit to the newest land in Disney’s Animal Kingdom! (And be sure to check out our full food reviews of Satu’li Canteen and Pongu Pongu, too!) [Read more…]

DFB Video: GET THIS at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

For today’s DFB Video we are heading to Disney’s Animal Kingdom again! We know that everyone will be hitting up this park to see Pandora, so we wanted to be sure you had a few other suggestions of must-eats while you’re in Animal Kingdom!

French Fries with Pulled Pork and Cheese

French Fries with Pulled Pork and Cheese

I am a huge fan of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The theming is incredible, right down to the cracked pavement and crumbling walls that you find throughout each land. And there’s so much happening here right now. Pandora — The World of Avatar is set to open in just a few short weeks, and there’s always the Rivers of Light show.

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News: Full Menu for Pongu Pongu, and DFB’s “Eat This, Not That” Video for Animal Kingdom’s Pandora!

With just a few weeks left until Pandora – The World of Avatar opens at Disney’s Animal Kingdom we have more information about the menu at the lounge on Pandora, Pongu Pongu.

Pongu Pongu Concept Art ©Disney

Pongu Pongu Concept Art ©Disney

The full menu for the “eclectic” lounge has been released on the Walt Disney website! Let’s check it out!

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Screenshot from Disney World website.

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Tips from the DFB Guide: Disney Character Meal Pros and Cons

We are back with some of our very best kept Disney Dining Secrets. And we want to share them with you!

2017 DFB Guide to WDW Dining Cover March 6 Planning what you’re going to eat and drink at Walt Disney World is no small undertaking. To begin, there are tons of choices. But what if you could make your meal a real multitasker? Say, you could enjoy some terrific eats, and get that shiny new autograph book filled with the names of all of your Disney favorites? Yep, we’re talking Character Meals.

You may think that the character meal experience isn’t for you. But we invite you to take a closer look at these special meals and see for yourself if a Character meal could be right for you.

And if you like what you see here, be sure to check out the brand new, just released 2017 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining, Second Edition, where we talk character meals and LOTS more! And for a limited time, you can get it for 20% off with code SAVE2017 at checkout! Here we go!

Are Character Meals One-Size-Fits-All? Why Should I Book One?

You may think that if you’re an adult, single, or have older kids, there’s really no reason to engage in that Disney Rite of Passage, the Character Meal. But we think there’s a place for everyone at the character table, and here’s why.

Eating a big breakfast will fill you up -- and cost less than dining big later in the day!

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It’s Cool In There, People. I’m not talking, like, rad. I mean literally, it’s cool. Like, air-conditioned. And in our opinion, waiting for characters with the a/c cranked up while noshing on delicious food WAY beats standing out in the hot sun any day. [Read more…]