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  • On Oct 15, 2023
    Julie from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! I am going to Animal Kingdom Park and I am a bit overwhelmed with all the food and drink options. Is there a place where I could just relax and enjoy good food and shade? What do you recommend?

    Welcome to planDisney, Julie! I'm so glad that I get to answer your question today about my favorite place at Walt Disney World Resort: Disney's Animal Kingdom. The entire Theme Park is alive with the magic of the natural world and there is something exciting to see around every corner. There are also plenty of places to take a break and enjoy the atmosphere, and I'm happy to share my favorites with you!

    Julie, my favorite place to relax and enjoy some good food and shade at Disney's Animal Kingdom is Nomad Lounge, which is attached to Tiffins Restaurant. The restaurant and lounge are themed based on the travels of the Disney Imagineers who conceptualized and created the Theme Park, so there are lots of interesting artifacts and pictures to look at while you're there. Nomad Lounge has comfy indoor seating, and also an outdoor area that overlooks the water! The food and drinks are incredible, and I recommend the Impossible Sliders followed by the Churros with a Hightower Rocks on the side to drink. Ask the bartender to make the drink spicy for you!

    Nomad Lounge is pretty popular among Guests, so it's a good idea to get there right when it opens at 11:00 AM. A Cast Member will either seat you right away, or they'll put you on the waitlist and text you when a table is ready for you. You can also join the walk-up waitlist on the My Disney Experience app if that is more convenient for you!

    I hope this answers your question, Julie, and please let us know if there's anything else we can do to help you plan your magical vacation.

    Jessica
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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our three rescue animals. We are Disney Parks-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World Resort instead! I'm thrilled to be on the planDisney Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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