The Magic Kingdom’s new table-service restaurant, The Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen, has officially opened today in Adventureland. The restaurant is said to be the mess hall and hangout of the Jungle Cruise skippers and is home to the “World Famous Jungle Cuisine.”
Of particular interest to Disney fans is that the location will not accept reservations and will be strictly walk-up. This is the first Walt Disney World table-service restaurant to not allow guests to make reservations in advance. Reservations for the other restaurants around property actually open up 180 days in advance. This is currently being classified as a test, so it’s a possibility that Disney may be looking at implementing this in other locations as well, or that reservations may be available in the future.
The restaurant’s podium will open at 10:30am and guests should show up when they’re ready to eat. They will not be able to reserve a table for later in the day. After checking in, guests will receive an approximate wait time and will receive a text message when their table is ready.
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