Sunday, January 8, 2012

Disney Dining: Animal Kingdom & Downtown Disney

Welcome to a special travel edition of Newbie Foodies! This week I was in Walt Disney World in sunny Orlando Florida. We elected to try the Disney Dining plan which consists of a daily Snack, Quick Service Meal, and Sit Down Meal. Here is what I ate on the fourth and final day of our trip in Animal Kingdom Park.

After the first day I learned to use my daily Snack credit for a cup of Oatmeal for breakfast at Pop Century Resort, leaving me one Table Service and Quick Service meal for the day. Since Magic Kingdom closes at 5pm on Sunday, we decided to use our Table Service meal in the park at Tusker House Restaurant. This was a character dining meal which featured Mickey, Donald, and Goofy in Safari Gear.

The meal was a buffet with a wide variety of foods, including more than a handful of actual African dishes. As you can see, I mainly opted for these and have no less than three different types of couscous on my plate! Also worth mention was the chocolate apricot bread (top of plate), which was yummy enough to count as dessert.

Tusker House Restaurant Buffet
But speaking of dessert, they had a good variety there too, although more traditional fair. I grabbed the bread pudding, carrot cake, a coconut macaroon, and a chocolate tart. Even though I didn't eat it all, I left Tusker House stuffed as a warthog.

Tusker House Restaurant Desserts

Before we headed off to the airport to catch our flight, we had enough time to stop in Downtown Disney to do our final souvenir shopping and use up the rest of our Dining Plan credits. For me, this meant one Quick Service Meal. I still wasn't hungry, but knew that I would be in a few hours so stopped by Earl of Sandwich to get a Veggie Sandwich for the plane. I didn't take a picture since it spent a while smooshed up in my carryon before I wolfed it down in the dark, but the Mediterranean dressing made this a deeply satisfying meal.

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