Confession, we didn’t eat in the Animal Kingdom.
In some respects, Disney World quick service food at the four parks is probably similar to Will Ferrell movies, you hope it’s different, but really they’re all the same.
It’s not a tremendous disappointment because the Animal Kingdom occupied a mere three lines on my food list. Only missing the Zebra Domes made me wistful. Astonishingly, Ben was unwilling to search out the Mara Lodge just for dessert.
Even though we struck out at the Animal Kingdom, here’s what was on my list:
|The Animal Kingdom section on my food list
|Name||What to get|
|Flame Tree BBQ||1/2 slab ribs or 1/2 smoked chicken, baked beans, corn muffin, drink, chocolate mousse|
|Yak and Yeti||Asian food|
|Mara (lodge)||zebra domes|
Note: Click the name of the quick service restaurant to view their menu.
I’d bet Reese Witherspoon’s management ring the barbecue served at Flame Tree is identical to what we had at Fairfax Fare in Hollywood Studios. It gets rave reviews online and repeat visitors.
Yak and Yeti looked decent, but it’s hard to tell from a menu. The option of Asian food among burgers and pizza is refreshing in itself.
Nevertheless, compared to the other parks the Animal Kingdom has the prettiest scenery and setting.
We might not have eaten there, but it probably was a good thing in light of my nerves. Approaching the Expedition Everest roller coaster, I grew extremely apprehensive witnessing cars of people slowly chug up a steep incline and then rapidly drop into nothingness. Yikes.
Amazingly, after surviving one ride I couldn’t wait to go again (opposite of the Tower of Terror). Expedition Everest is my new favorite Disney ride. And it has a Yeti.