Some other restaurants that used to be buffets are currently serving food family-style, like Tusker House in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. ‘Ohana at Disney’s Polynesian Resort changed up their service by bringing out the meat in skillets instead of walking around with skewers. However, Boma reopened as a buffet and Biergarten switched back to their buffet style, and more restaurants (like Crystal Palace in Disney’s Magic Kingdom) are planning to do the same. So how do you feel about the return of buffets to Disney World? We asked our readers, and now we have the answer!
It’s time to come along with us to another reopened restaurant in Disney World!
Over the past few months, we’ve been eating our way through all of the Disney World restaurants as more and more continue to reopen. Plus, we’ve even been to some more than once to try the ever-changing menus (we’re looking at you, ‘Ohana). And, after spending our morning eating through Disney’s FIRST returning breakfast buffet, we’re headed BACK to Boma — Flavors of Africa in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge for more!
Greetings from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge! We’re here this morning because something HUGE has returned to Disney World: buffets!
We’ve already seen a few recently reopened buffets pop up over at the Disneyland Resort, but now we’re checking out the first all-you-care-to-eat buffet experience to return to Disney World since last year’s closures began at Boma, which reopened today.
OK y’all — this is pretty big news.
Remember how Boma is reopening soon at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge? Well, the delicious zebra domes and signature carved meats aren’t all that this restaurant is bringing back to Disney World! BUFFETS (well, at least THIS one!) are BACK!
Coming to you LIVE from Walt Disney World, here’s this week’s Disney Food Post Round-Up!
First, two reminders for this week:
- The Epcot Food and Wine Festival is beginning on October 1st (that’s Friday!). Here’s our quick-click guide that includes menus, photos (even pics of the food you can get THIS YEAR!), and more:
2010 Epcot Food & Wine Festival Guide and Map
International Marketplace Booths & Menus
Free & Low-Cost Attractions and Demos
Special and Signature Attractions
Eat to the Beat! Concerts
- The WDW Foodie Fest is happening one week from today! On Sunday, October 3rd, we’ll hold our first ever Disney Food Blog meet-up! Come find us at Ariel’s in the Beach Club Resort between 11am-2pm. Scavenger Hunt through the Food and Wine Festival starts at 11! Read more and register at the WDW Foodie Fest Website!
This Week’s News
A few news items this week, coupled with some great new stuff I’ve found at WDW:
- Disney California Adventure Paradise Pier dining concept art news and photos.
- More info on potential price increases at Disney World Buffets
- Review of two new menu items at Liberty Tree Tavern in Magic Kingdom
- Pics of a few NEW cupcakes introduced for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.
And now, on to the round-up:
2719 Hyperion takes us to the original Captain Cook’s Hideaway.
Frugal Dinks brings us their review of Epcot’s La Hacienda de San Angel Restaurant.
The Disney Chick makes sunflower seed bread from Epcot’s Garden Grill!
Main St Gazette dines at Rose and Crown!
Eating Around the World goes to Biergarten!
Zannaland has a pic of the new Duffy the Bear rice krispie treat!
Disney Parks Blog has an awesome video from Disneyland detailing how they made their Haunted Gingerbread House for this year’s Haunted Mansion overlay!
DFB contributor Sarah Holodick recently received confirmation on the price increase from an in-the-know cast member friend. Here are the details she received: “The higher pricing will affect ALL buffets property-wide for dinner only. Cinderella’s Royal Table will have price increases for breakfast, lunch and dinner.” Thanks Sarah!
We’ve been chatting a lot about prices around here lately, and here’s another piece of info to toss around.
We’ve got a credible rumor that as of October 3, the regular price of Disney’s dinner buffets will bump up to $36.99, and the seasonal pricing (usually in effect during high traffic times like Summer, Thanksgiving, Spring Break, and Christmas) will be raised to $40.99.
No details on which restaurants will be included and excluded, and those of you on free dining and the Disney Dining Plan don’t have to worry a lick, but this could make a difference for large groups traveling without the Dining Plan.
Still rumor status until it’s announced by Disney, as always. Hopefully more info later.
Thanks to TouringPlans for the info.