Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Mar 31, 2011
    Donna 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.

    Have reservations for Jiko and Boma on the same night. Which would you recommend for family of 4. dd12,ds16. Husband likes spicey and buffet. For the rest a little spicey is ok, but not to spicey. Thank you for your help. Love the pannel, read daily.

    Hi Donna:

    My family loves both Jiko and Boma at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. While the restaurants both feature African-inspired dishes, Jiko is a Signature Dining restaraunt featuring dishes influenced by African, Indian, and Mediterranean cuisine and Boma is a delicious buffet and slightly less upscale than Jiko (though the atmosphere at Boma is still high-quality).

    If your family's main concern is that the food may be too spicy, Jiko may be you better bet since you can work with your server and chef to cook your meal to your taste. You may have a little less flexibility cooking food to order with a buffet. However, I've never found the food at Boma to be too spicy, but everyone has different tastes.

    Without knowing how sensitive your family is to food that you may consider to be too spicy, it's hard for me to give a recommendation. However, if your husband really likes buffets, you may want to go with Boma and work with your server to recommend items at the buffet that are not spicy.

    Enjoy your vacation.
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Meet the Panelist: Jonas, New York

I am a family man and huge Disney fan raising two awesome and rambunctious boys.  As Disney Vacation Club members, we travel to Walt Disney World often. Learn More About Jonas

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