JAMBO from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge!
We’re checking out all the latest eats and activities in this beautiful Deluxe Resort. And we have a few friends along for the ride…
Here we go!
Jiko – The Cooking Place
You’ll find some new items on the menu if a visit to Jiko — The Cooking Place is in your future.
As the Lodge’s Signature Restaurant, seasonal changes are always in store for the menu. And these currently include a new Spice Route-inspired Squash Soup and Mushroom Flatbread under the Appetizers, and Cocoa Crusted Bison for a new Entrée.
These take the place of the Pear and Watermelon Salad, Green Tomato Gazpacho, Heirloom Tomato Flatbread, Snake River Wagyu Strip Loin, and Durham Ranch Elk Loin. Note that Wagyu is also not currently listed as part of the Macaroni and Cheese enhancements.
We’re focusing on the sweet stuff, though, at Animal Kingdom Lodge’s Counter Service restaurant, The Mara! On our visit, we were surprised to see that Minnie’s Cherry Cordial Cupcake was still available well after Valentine’s Day (the day it was scheduled to end as an offering).
Since we’re not certain how much longer it will be available, let’s focus on the beautiful African Violet Cupcake!
And the Rock the Dots Cupcake in honor of fashionista Minnie Mouse is still holding strong!
Uzima Springs Pool Bar
If you’re lounging by the Uzima Springs Pool, you may want to grab a bite to eat at the Uzima Springs Pool Bar to fuel up for… more relaxing 😉 !
Though food isn’t consistently available, you will often find some selections during busier seasons like this week. (So if you’re planning to visit during the upcoming Spring Break time, take note!)
Entrees tend to mimic what you’ll find inside The Mara, so a Black Angus Cheeseburger, Chicken Breast Nuggets, and a Pepperoni Flatbread are among the offerings.
Though Wild About Painting is not a new experience at Animal Kingdom Lodge, we did spot something new on the sign for this extra-cost activity this week.
The complimentary drink that guests enjoy during the class is now named on the sign: it’s a Jungle Juice Mimosa! Cheers!
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