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When it comes to the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks, it’s a food lover’s playground. And while burgers and fries are a theme park staple, there are tons of other types of foods to tempt to your taste buds. For adults who are looking for more than chicken nuggets and French fries, look no further. Disney has got you covered. From Moroccan flavors to Margaritas, there is so much to choose from, you might even forget to check out the theme park attractions!
Here are my top 10 recommendations for the best WDW Park Restaurants for adults. I’ve included casual fare and fine dining favorites. Interested in checking out the resort restaurants? Don’t forget to check out my list of the top 10 best resort restaurants for adults.
10. Yak & Yeti – Located in the Animal Kingdom Theme Park, this is one of the few places in the park to enjoy a non-character table service meal. Serving Asian inspired foods, it offers a nice mix of traditional and fusion style food. Check out the Kobe beef burger and the Shaoxing Steak and Shrimp. If you’re looking for a quieter meal, ask for a seat on the second floor. It’s a great place to recharge in the park. The decor in this restaurant provides a nice backdrop for a meal, as well.
Hello ladies and gentlemen! It’s me, Anonymouse, again and I have even more new gossip for you this week! Chip won’t know what to do with two new rumors in one week!
Back last fall, I confirmed Disney’s plan to create a new Avatarland in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. We even shared the blue prints for Avatarland with you! In case you missed it or need a refresher, you can read the article here. Today, I have an update for you on the changes coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom to accommodate the new Avatarland. Some originally wondered if The Festival of the Lion King would come to an end with the addition of Avatarland, but don’t worry Lion King fans, it’s just getting a new home!
There is so much more to see and do at Walt Disney World than just four theme parks and the downtown area. We will be exploring all the “extra perks” that they have offer including tours, behinds the scenes and special little events throughout the year. Join us as we continue through the Animal Kingdom.
A privately guided VIP expedition offering close encounters with exotic African wildlife in their native habitat.
It’s a thrilling safari adventure..
Roam with wild animals on this 3-hour safari trek through the Safi River Valley at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park.
I don’t know about you, but I like to hit Disney’s Animal Kingdom as soon as it opens in the morning. I grab a quick bagel and coffee at the Kusafari Coffee Shop and Bakery and head for my favorite rides like Expedition Everest and Kali River Rapids
By about 11 am, I am usually done with my “must-do” rides, and am ready for a late morning snack. Where do I head? Well, I check out these Top 5 Animal Kingdom Snack Spots:
Yak and Yeti – This counter service location in Animal Kingdom’s Asia offers some truly unique meal options, and their snacks are special too! Grab an egg roll, or a basket of fries, or some banana pudding or chocolate mousse to satisfy your sweet tooth. Beer (Bud Light and Safari Amber) as well as assorted soft drinks are available here as well
Kusafari Coffee Shop and Bakery – Over in Africa you will find this “sweet spot” that offers breakfast items as well as some delicious fresh baked goods like srownies, white chocolate elephant cupcakes (link), cookies, coffee beverages, and bottled drinks too
Campfire Treats – Camp Mickey/Minnie is a great place for the kids, and it’s a great place to grab a snack too! This kiosk offers funnel cakes, as well as soft serve cones and dishes, floats, worm n’dirt sundaes, and strawberry shortcake
Harambe Fruit Market – This is really more of a fruit stand, it offers apples/oranges/bananas, as well as mixed fruit cups and pineapple bites. Pick up some trail mix or a soft pretzel to boost your energy levels, and don’t forget a frozen lemonade to help beat that Florida heat!
Dino Bite Snacks – If you have worked up an appetite enjoying all that Dinoland has to offer, then head to this snack stand for a fresh hot churro, or an old fashioned hot fudge sundae, waffle cone, or ice cream cooke sandwich! You can always skip the ice cream and enjoy a cookie or chips with a soft drink or coffee too
So what’s the best snack that Animal Kingdom has to offer? Personally, I love the Brownie Paw at Kusafari – thick fudgey brownie base, covered with a chocolate ganache and then topped with a nice thick layer of vanilla buttercream frosting
But, the drinks offered at the various kiosks and carts in the Park are a close second – a brownie and a margarita may not sound like they go together, but trust me, they do.
But everyone has their favorites, so I would love to know what YOU think!
- Events and Tours you don’t want to miss at Disney’s Animal Kingdom (chipandco.com)
- Disney to Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom April 22 (chipandco.com)
There is so much more to see and do at Walt Disney World than just four theme parks and the downtown area. We will be exploring all the “extra perks” that they have offer including tours, behinds the scenes and special little events throughout the year. Join us as we start with Animal Kingdom.
Are you Wild About Wildlife?
Have you spent time in Disney’s Animal Kingdom park and seen the staggering amount of animals that call it home? It’s home to more than 1,500 animals that represent 250 species to be exact, and it quite a feat to make sure they are all happy, healthy and thriving. Did you know there is a behind the scenes tour that gives an all new perspectives to the unique challenges involved with keeping that many animals?
The Backstage Safari
You start with an eye-opening tour of the facilities where the animals are cared for, then end with an exhilarating safari.
- Visit the Animal Nutrition Center and see how over 3 tons of food are prepared and distributed each day.
- Explore various backstage animal-housing areas, which may include elephant, giraffe and white rhino enclosures.
- Meet the animal keepers and get the backstory on the animals.
- Tour the state-of-the-art veterinary hospital, where you may even witness animals being treated.
- Stop by the Animal Programs Administration and learn how Disney promotes global wildlife conservation and animal well-being.
At the end of your tour, enjoy light refreshments and a keepsake.
A portion of the tour proceeds is donated to the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund.