Character Dining with Donald Duck; Tusker House Restaurant; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Mar 17, 2024
    Barbara from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is Tusker house restaurant inside the gates of Animal kingdom

    Greetings, Barbara, and welcome to planDisney! Your Walt Disney World Resort vacation will be here before you know it, and it sounds like you're making dining plans. Let's look at some options to eat like the king of the jungle when you head to the theme parks.

    Tusker House Restaurant is located inside Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park in Africa, so guests dining there need a valid theme park admission. My family has enjoyed the variety of cuisines on the buffet, and meeting Donald and pals in their safari gear made for some fantastic photos. 

    If you don't plan to visit the theme park, you might consider eating at Rainforest Cafe®, just outside Animal Kingdom's entrance. You will not need a theme park ticket to eat here, and if you've already paid for parking at another theme park, you'll show your receipt to park in the Animal Kingdom lot with no additional charge. Or you can use the bus service to arrive in style!

    Both of these Table Service restaurants accept advanced dining reservations, and since you're within the 60-day booking window, my tip is to secure an available spot as soon as possible. My husband and I typically book one sit-down meal daily to relax and recharge; it's also the perfect time to look at all the fun photos we've snapped!

    Barbara, I hope your upcoming visit is full of adventure! Please stop by planDisney anytime.

    Magic awaits,
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Meet the Panelist: Elaine, Florida

Bright Suns! I'm Elaine, a retired teacher dividing my time between my home state of Kentucky and the Sunshine State. I married my college sweetheart, and now that our only son is grown, we are exploring the empty-nest life. My family has been visiting Walt Disney World Resort for over 25 years, so if you have questions about adult-only visits, plant-based meals, thrill attractions, and Florida-resident perks, I'm here for you in full Force. Like Yoda would say, "Trips, we will plan!" Learn More About Elaine

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