What’s New at Animal Kingdom (Satu’li Menu Updates!) and the All-Star Resorts??

Your pals at the DFB are back with What’s New, and this week we’re back at Animal Kingdom and the All-Star Resorts! We’ve got menu changes (Satu’li!!), new merchandise, and a couple new activities to share. Let’s gooooooo!

Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom

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Check Out Disney World’s Newest Spiked Slushy — The Rum Blossom!

Since Pandora — The World of AVATAR opened last year in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, we’ve been watching the treats at the land’s beverage and snack stand, Pongu Pongu.

Pongu Pongu’s signature snack, Pongu Lumpia, is a pineapple and cream cheese-filled spring roll. It’s been a love/hate snack since some people don’t like the texture — but I think it’s great! But something that does tend to be a big favorite among many is the Night Blossom. This frozen beverage layers apple with desert pear and limeade and is topped with passion fruit popping pearls.

They keep trying to convince me that the Pandoran Sunrise at Satu’li Canteen is Pandora’s signature drink. But, trust me. It’s totally the Night Blossom.

Night Blossom

Night Blossom

It’s bright and beautiful, both in color and flavor, and we’ve recommended it from the first as one of the best non-alcoholic drink options not only in Animal Kingdom, but in the whole of Disney World.

Wait… did I say “non-alcoholic”? Yes I did… because it is. But NOW, you can also order up a RUM BLOSSOM, which adds Bacardi Superior Rum to the drink!

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News: Tiffins Prix Fixe Menus! Plus: Review of Two New Eats in Pandora!

There are a lot of still new things to enjoy at Animal  Kingdom, and today we’ve got the scoop on a few of them!

Over at Tiffins, the much-lauded signature restaurant that embraces travel and adventure, diners may experience not one but two prix fixe menus! The first prix fixe option is designed for busy days — days when the restaurant has lots of ADRs lined up. Offerings include Braised Wagyu Pozole and Grilled Swordfish.

Tiffins "Busy" Prix Fixe Menu

Tiffins “Busy” Prix Fixe Menu

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News: $75 Satu’li Sampler Platter Now Available on Satu’li Canteen Menu

If you’re exploring Animal Kingdom’s Pandora – The World of AVATAR with a group, you might be very interested to hear about the Satu’li Sampler Platter at Satu’li Canteen!

Satu’li Canteen is the Counter Service restaurant in Disney World’s newest land, and it’s already made a name for itself as a spot for innovation. How? Well, it was the first restaurant to offer the new Mobile Order process, which allows guests to pre-order and pre-pay for their meal, then bypass the ordering queue and pick up their order right away upon arrival. (You can learn more about Mobile Order here.)

And now, Satu’li Canteen is earning a headline for innovation once more thanks to the offering of the shareable Satu’li Sampler Platter!

The Satu’li Sampler Platter brings to mind the Secret Nachos Rio Grande Challenge at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café, custom made to serve a crowd! Unlike the Nachos, though, the Satu’li Sampler Platter is no secret. It comes right up on the Satu’li Canteen menu, as you can see on the screenshot from the My Disney Experience app Mobile Order section below.

Mobile Order screenshot

Mobile Order screenshot

You can see in the notes (if you look reeaaaalllyyy close ;) ) that the Platter is only available AFTER 5:00 pm until close. It comes with the guests’ choice of four proteins, a sampling of each base and sauce, and four non-specialty beverages. [Read more…]

Review: Breakfast at the New Satu’li Canteen in Animal Kingdom’s Pandora

EDITOR’S UPDATE: Satu’li Canteen has discontinued its regular breakfast service. It may still be an occasional option during peak crowd seasons for Disney World. 

Kaltxi from Satu’li Canteen!

(That’s “Hello” in the Na’vi language!)

We’re back at the fast-casual restaurant in Animal Kingdom’s brand new land, Pandora — The World of AVATAR (despite the seriously crazy lines that still plague the land since its opening)!

Officially open at long last, guests are able to visit the moon of Pandora, as the story goes, thanks to ACE: Alpha Centauri Expeditions. Now that humans and the Na’vi coexist in peace, we are all welcome to explore the gorgeous landscape, and experience two new attractions with the Na’vi River Journey and Avatar Flight of Passage.

And the Satu’li Canteen is available to serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner to all the interplanetary travelers on expeditions of their own! We’ve already explored the options on the Lunch and Dinner menu, and now we’re back for a bit (or a lot!) of Breakfast.

Satu'li Canteen outdoor menu

Satu’li Canteen outdoor menu

Satu'li Canteen

Satu’li Canteen

So, let’s see what Satu’li Canteen has to offer for the most important meal of the day!

Atmosphere

We took a full tour of Satu’li Canteen during our previous visit, and you can see it in motion through the video below. Or watch all of our Pandora videos on our Pandora Playlist! [Read more…]

New Pandora Video: Pongu Pongu Review — PLUS MORE!

It’s official!! Pandora — The World of AVATAR — in Disney World’s Animal Kingdom is OPEN! And…um…the lines are a little cray-cray.

Pandora Wait Times...once you actually get into Pandora...on opening day

Pandora Wait Times…once you actually get into Pandora…on opening day

Line to get into Pandora from the front of Animal Kingdom

Line to get into Pandora from the front of Animal Kingdom

So we recommend staying home this weekend instead of braving the insanity that is the three hour wait to get IN TO Pandora, and then the three hour wait to ride any of the rides…and watch our Pandora videos instead!! ;-D

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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!

Pandora the World of Avatar Flight of Passage Queue-8

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!

Pandora

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…]

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…]