Memorial Day Weekend is fast approaching… and with it will come brand new experiences at Disney’s Animal Kingdom as it officially makes the transition into a full-day park offering nighttime activities!
Naturally, we here at the DFB are most concerned about the ones involving FOOD! So, without further ado…
Tiffins and Nomad Lounge
We’ve been looking forward to this bit of news ever since it was announced that Signature Dining was on its way to Animal Kingdom… Tiffins — the brand new waterfront restaurant serving lunch and dinner to Animal Kingdom travelers — will start accepting Advance Dining Reservations May 21st (TOMORROW) for dates beginning May 27th!
Interested guests will be able to book online through the Walt Disney World website or via the My Disney Experience app, or call (407)WDW-DINE.
And, of course, this means the Nomad Lounge will be opening on the same day! Like bars and lounges all over Disney World, no Advance Dining Reservations will be accepted. Just show up at the lounge’s location on Discovery Island (adjacent to Tiffins), and enjoy plates featuring international cuisine and drinks inspired by global travels.
Curious as to what the international fare will include? Then take a peek at the menus!
Appetizers include Lobster-Popcorn Thai Curry Soup and Marinated Grilled Octopus for starters, among others.
A Berbere-Spiced Lamb Chop and Pan-Seared Duck Breast and Leg Confit are two entree options.
The entree list continues with items like Wagyu Striploin and Braised Short Rib (please note that it is confirmed here that Tiffins will require two Table Service Credits on the Disney Dining Plan).
Don’t forget dessert, where a South American Chocolate Ganache and Calamansi Mousse make the list.
Tiffins and another beloved Animal Kingdom restaurant will also be participating in offering Dining Packages for Animal Kingdom’s first nighttime show!
The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic Dining Packages
Though the Rivers of Light evening spectacular has met with delays, Discovery River will still play host to a brand new, limited-run show this summer. The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic will make its debut on May 28th!
Similar to the already-existing Fantasmic! Dining Packages available at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the Jungle Book: Alive with Magic Dining Packages allow guests to make a specific package reservation at select restaurants. The set price for your meal also includes seats within a reserved section at an evening performance for your dining party. The participating Animal Kingdom restaurants will be Tusker House and Tiffins, and Advance Dining Reservations for these Packages will also be made available tomorrow, May 21st.
Package inclusions for Tusker House are as follows:
A Jungle Book: Alive with Magic Dining Package for Breakfast will include the full buffet at a cost of $37.00 for adults, and $23.00 for children ages 3 to 9 not including tax and gratuity (or 1 Table Service Credit on the Disney Dining Plan), along with guaranteed seating for a showing of Jungle Book: Alive with Magic.
A Jungle Book: Alive with Magic Dining Package for Lunch or Dinner will include the full buffet at a cost of $49.00 for adults, and $30.00 for children ages 3 to 9 not including tax and gratuity (or 1 Table Service Credit on the Disney Dining Plan), along with guaranteed seating for a showing of Jungle Book: Alive with Magic.
Package inclusions for Tiffins are as follows:
A Jungle Book: Alive with Magic Dining Package for Lunch or Dinner will include an appetizer, entree, dessert, and non-alcoholic beverage at a cost of $67.00 for adults, and $32.00 for children ages 3 to 9 not including tax and gratuity (or 2 Table Service Credits on the Disney Dining Plan), along with guaranteed seating for a showing of Jungle Book: Alive with Magic.
And don’t forget… we also have TWO new street parties — Discovery Island Carnivale and the Harambe Wildlife Street Parti — Kilimanjaro Safaris After Dark, and Awakenings at the Tree of Life to look forward to! Which of these new experiences are Animal Kingdom are YOU most excited about?
What are you most looking forward to as Animal Kingdom transitions into a full-day park? Please let us know with a comment!