• On Feb 20, 2020
    Denise from SC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How does the family style dining at Animal Kingdom work?

    Hi Denise!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. It is so great to hear from you again!

    Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park is a fantastic park that offers plenty of fun family experiences. We love that there is plenty of animals to see in their natural habitat. Kilimanjaro Safari is our favorite attraction. Driving out onto that stunning savannah, watching the Giraffe graze is genuinely breathtaking. Not only are there great attractions, but the entertainment is top-notch. Festival of the Lion King and Finding Nemo The Musical are extraordinary shows that will leave you wanting to visit again.

    There are a couple of restaurant options that offer fast-casual family-style dining. Pizzafari Family-Style Dining, located on Discovery Island at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, provides a delicious Italian family feast. Once you check-in at the podium, you will grab your beverages and appetizers and take a seat.  Your Pizzafari guides will serve you pasta or pizza and dessert, such as miniature cannoli’s. Restaurantosaurus Burgers & Sundaes located in DinoLand U.S.A. offers a choice of 6 hand-crafted burgers, chick sandwich, or veggie burger and salad. You get your choice of side dishes and can take advantage of a build-your-own sundae bar.

    If you are on the Disney Dining Plan, it is accepted at Restaurantosaurus Burgers & Sundaes. Dining reservations are highly recommended at these locations and can be made starting 180 days in advance of your stay. If you plan on ordering from a quick-service dining location, be sure to download the My Disney Experience App so that you can use the Mobile Food and Beverage Ordering option.

    I hope that you have a magical time!

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Meet the Panelist: Heather, New York

Hi there! I'm Heather from Buffalo NY, a planDisney Alumni and proud mom of three. By day, I'm an oncology nurse, but my heart belongs to Walt Disney World. Having navigated the parks with babies, toddlers, tweens, teens, and multigenerational groups, I live to turn dreams into magical vacations. When I'm not exploring the wonders of Walt Disney World, you'll find me sailing the high seas on Disney Cruise Line. Adventure awaits - let's make your Disney dreams come true!  Learn More About Heather

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