Take an exotic vacation without the need to make exotic travel arrangements or pay exotic prices. Plan a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort and experience a whole new world at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The entire family will enjoy all that this exciting theme park has to offer. You will experience a vacation that you will never forget for years to come, and amazing Animal Kingdom restaurants that are just as unforgettable.
The first consideration is where you will stay. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge encompasses all the comforts of home in addition to an exotic atmosphere that is sure to make you feel as though you have stepped into another world. Its stunning design is unrivaled in its beauty and it resembles an African Savannah lodge. animal lovers will get a kick out of the exotic animals that roam freely around the resort. You can see antelopes, zebras, elks, gazelles, and giraffes, as well as a variety of exotic birds.
Experience different cultures through their food at the restaurants around the Animal Kingdom.
You will be surrounded by the African culture. In addition to the wildlife, the artwork which graces the walls will take your breath away. African sculptures and masks can also be found in strategic locations throughout the resort for your viewing pleasure.
The atmosphere of the lodge and all of the different amenities it offers is more than enough to ensure a wonderful vacation. However, this is not all that Disney’s Animal Kingdom has to offer. You haven’t fully experienced the park until you have visited one of the scrumptious restaurants available throughout the Animal Kingdom Theme Park.
Restaurants in the Animal Kingdom have a wide selection of foods available. Whatever your taste preferences, you will find a selection of entrees that will satisfy the entire family, including picky eaters like your children. If you want to play it safe and eat American cuisine, seafood, pasta, burgers, salads, and sandwiches are available. Vegetarians, or those who have special dietary needs, will find a wide selection to choose from. Exotic cuisines are available for those who are a bit more adventurous.
Start the Day off Right with Breakfast
We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and you will want to begin your day with one of the Animal Kingdom’s many restaurant selections. If you are in a hurry or you are simply in the mood for something light, you can visit the Kusafiri Coffee Shop which can be found in the Africa section of the park. There you can get a simple cup of coffee along with various pastries, cakes, muffins and breads.
If you find yourself in the mood for a more substantial breakfast, make a reservation at the very popular Rainforest Café. It is located at the entrance to the Animal Kingdom Theme Park. You will be surrounded by lavish vegetation, waterfalls, and rainforest animals that come to life. Satisfy your appetite with eggs just the way you like them. Some of your options include scrambled eggs, omelets, or eggs benedict. Top off your eggs with a generous portion of bacon and sausage. Various jellies and fruit are available, as well as biscuits & gravy. After your meal, visit the themed gift shop, which sells plush animals, clothing, and unique souvenirs.
As an alternative, breakfast at the Tusker House would be a great treat for the kids. It is located in the Africa area of the Animal Kingdom theme park. The kids can mingle with their favorite Disney characters. Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, and Daisy Duke will all be there to make them smile and brighten their day.
Grab a Quick Bite for Lunch
After being out for several hours enjoying all that the Walt Disney World Resort has to offer, many people choose to grab a quick bite to eat for lunch. The Restaurantosaurus is located in Dinoland USA, and is the perfect restaurant for your lunchtime needs. The restaurant offers popular lunch menu items such as hamburgers and French fries, hot dogs, and salads. Eat your lunch in the midst of a Dinosaur themed restaurant and prepare to be entertained by the humor that is added by the college students.
If you are in the Harambe village in the Africa area, you can also choose to visit Tamu Tamu Refreshments. They serve tasty burgers and shakes. If you are in the mood for something more exotic, try the Tusker House Restaurant. Here you can purchase such foods as green bean & onion salad, Jollaf rice, curried rice salad, and spicy South African preserves.
End Your Day with a Leisurely Dinner
If you want to treat your mouth to an explosion of pleasure, look no further than the Yak & Yeti Restaurant. It is located at the bottom of Mt. Everest in the Asia area of Animal Kingdom. Its delicious Asian cuisine is sure to satisfy. Traditional food such as egg rolls and lo Mein is available, as well as more exotic dishes such as tempura battered shrimp with chili plum sauce. You can also try the roasted duckling with orange wasabi glaze. Exotic drinks like the Yak Attack or the Bonsai Blast are available from the full service bar.
Another exciting option for dinner is Boma Flavors of Africa, which is located in the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Sample a variety of American and African foods here. Be sure to try the bean and sausage soup, and the spicy gumbo. For dessert, don’t pass up the bread pudding with vanilla.
After dinner, head back to the lodge and alleviate the stress of the day. Use the fitness room, which contains all of the latest exercise equipment. Pamper yourself with a facial, massage, or body treatment. You can also use the steam room, sauna, or one of the two Jacuzzis. Afterwards, relax in the stunning four story lobby, which features a huge mud fireplace perfect for getting cozy by a warm fire. When you retire to your room, you will find a very spacious guestroom with a balcony for your relaxing and viewing pleasure. Get your rest and prepare for another thrilling day ahead at the Animal Kingdom at the Disney World Resort.