While exploring the environment of Pandora-The World of Avatar in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, you just might work up a hunger. If you are wondering what nourishment options are on the table, Disney Parks Blog has some valuable information for you. They just released dining details for Satu’li Canteen, as well as some new developments in the ordering process.
Thematically speaking, the Satu’li Canteen was once a mess hall belong to the RDA (Resources Development Association) but has since been converted to a dining area by Alpha Centauri Expeditions. The decor is museum-like, focused on the Na’vi culture with “hand-woven tapestries, natural Pandoran elements and even cooking tools…” The fast-casual restaurant features an on-stage grill, and the menu is focused on the bountiful healthy options Pandora has to offer.
First mentioned is a dish that is customizable to guest preference: “Diners start with a base of quinoa and vegetable salad; red and sweet potato hash; mixed whole-grain and rice or romaine and kale salad. Next is either with wood-grilled chicken, slow-roasted beef, sustainable fish or chili-spiced fried tofu. And the bowl is finished with charred onion chimichurri, black bean vinaigrette or creamy herb dressing.”
The menu will also include “Steamed ‘pods’ – bao buns with either cheeseburger or vegetable curry and served with root vegetable chips and crunchy vegetable slaw.
As for the children’s menu, Satu’li will offer “grilled chicken or beef, fish or tofu with greens or rice; a hot dog wrapped in Parker House dough; cheese quesadilla, or a steamed ‘pod’ (cheeseburger bao bun).”
The surprises do not end with the cuisine, however, as Satu’li will be the first restaurant to offer Mobile Order. Guests will be able to order their meal using the My Disney Experience app whenever they choose. The app will let guests customize their orders and pre-pay; the kitchen won’t prepare the meal until the guest arrives and taps “I’m Here” on their app. The app will then notify the guests when their meal is finished, allowing them to pick it up without ever stepping in a queue. Satu’li Canteen accepts the Disney Dining Plan, but for now, the app only accepts credit cards.
Mobile Order is expected to be implemented at other fast-casual and quick-service restaurants later this year.
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