• On Feb 7, 2020
    Karen from OH 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.

    I was just told there is a free culinary tour at AKL. We are planning to visit AKL during our trip in April and wondering what you can tell us about this tour. Thank you.

    Jambo, Karen! I am so happy that you came back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! 

    Every single time I enter the lobby at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, I am completely blown away by the awe-inspiring architecture and the amazing art. 

    Karen, Jiko - The Cooking Place and Boma - Flavors of Africa are two of my absolute favorite restaurants at the Walt Disney World Resort. The Culinary Tour will take you to both locations, where a Cultural Representative will tell you a little bit about what makes those locations so unique. 

    This tour will last around 30 minutes, and you will get to taste one specialty from each restaurant as well as explore the art and architecture and learn the story of each location. Recent guests have told me that they were able to sample "A Tour of Africa" from Jiko - The Cooking Place and a "Zebra Dome" from Boma - Flavors of Africa, however, this may change without notice. 

    Karen, even if a Zebra Dome is not offered as a treat on your tour, you must try one. If you are not dining at Boma - Flavors of Africa, you can pick up a 4-pack to-go at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge's quick service location, The Mara.  

    Currently, these tours are offered daily at 4:15. Reservations are not required, and you will meet in the lobby of Jiko - The Cooking Place, about 15 minutes before your tour is scheduled to begin. Since activities are always changing, I would confirm the time and meeting place with your resort's concierge upon arrival.  

    I hope that this gave you a little bit of information about the tour, Karen. Please come back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel if we can help as you plan your wild, and delicious, Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

    Sarah B. 
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Georgia

Hi There! I’m Sarah from Atlanta, GA. Together, my Disney-loving husband and I have two amazing kids and love nothing more than running away to the Walt Disney World Resort every chance that we get. When we are not wandering around the resorts, we love to indulge our sweet tooth with all the snacks we can find. I am passionate about making sure the magic reaches kids of all ages, from the smallest to the biggest, because we are all kids at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Sarah

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