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Named after the Masai Mara National Reserve in Africa, this quick service restaurant located in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is sure to please all appetites with a taste of Africa, as well as American favorites.

Mara is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and is located next to the resort’s Uzima Springs pool area. Guests can dine indoors or take their meals poolside. There is a “Grab & Go” market area that features snacks, desserts, bottled drinks, breakfast items, and fruit. Hot breakfast items are served starting at 7:00 am. For lunch and dinner, the Mara features an ample selection of African and American entrees; soups, salads, flatbreads, a rotisserie chicken platter, fried shrimp, and falafels are highlighted. Cookies, a Paw Print Brownie, and cheesecake are available for dessert. A children’s menu featuring rotisserie chicken, macaroni & cheese, hot dogs, or chicken fingers is also available. In the indoor dining area, a condiment bar is close to the self-serve drink station. There is a small television towards the back of the seating area to entertain guests while eating.

Mara also features a selection of African and international wines, beers, cocktails, and even choose-your-own-flavor smoothies.

Service: Counter Service

Type of Food: American, African

Location: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Disney Dining Plan: Yes, Counter Service Credit & Snack options

Tables in Wonderland: No

Official Disney Breakfast Menu
Official Disney Lunch Menu
Official Disney Dinner Menu
Mara Breakfast Menu
Mara Lunch/Dinner Menu

American standards like rotisserie chicken, flatbread pizzas, chicken strips, hamburgers, and fried shrimp. More exotic entrees include African stew, a falafel pita, and chicken pepper pot soup. Continental breakfast items, snacks, desserts, fruit, salads, and bottled drinks are available in the “Grab & Go” market section. Waffles, breakfast platters, and breakfast wraps are available as early as 7:00 am.

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Guest Review: The Mara
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Disney Food Blog Review: Peanut Butter and Candy Bar Brownies at The Mara in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Snack Series: Candy Corn Cupcake at The Mara

Important Info:

  • Purchase your refillable mug here.
  • Don’t forget to try the Zebra Domes, one of Animal Kingdom Lodge’s most famous desserts. They are usually available, pre-boxed, in the Mara refrigerated section.

Famous Dishes: African stew, flatbread chicken and olive pizza, rotisserie chicken

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