New Dining Options at Animal Kingdom, Including Family-Style Experience at Pizzafari

Beginning July 31st, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be debuting a new Family-Style Dining Experience at Pizzafari! This is one of many new menu changes happening recently at the park.

Guests can still choose the classic quick-service at Pizzafari or enjoy a more relaxed dinner with the new option.

After checking in at the podium, guests will place their drink orders, then be seating in one of the dining rooms that will be set aside for this experience. Family-style plates of food will be delivered to the table, including two different salads and three different entrees, including pasta, chicken and pizza, plus a dessert.

Family-Style Dining will be available from 5pm to 8pm daily and costs $19.99 for guests over 10, and $11.99 for kids 3 to 9, including tax and non-alcoholic beverages. Guests may also choose to use 1 Quick Serve credit on the Disney Dining Plan. Reservations are encouraged and will be available starting July 17th.


In addition to the new dining experience, Pizzafari has shaken up their quick serve menu, with a return to the classic round pizzas, including Cheese, Pepperoni, Vegetable, and Sausage & Pepperoni. The Shrimp Flatbread is also still on the menu.

If you want something a little extra, pair your pizza with a Caesar Salad with Chicken or toss in a Cannoli Cake for dessert.

Tiffins Restaurant also some new items to try on their brand new lunch menu. The two-course lunch includes choice of entree, plus either an appetizer or dessert.

Some of the appetizers to choose from are an Apple Walnut Salad or Spiced Chickpea Falafel. For the entree, options include Wagyu Beef Tagine, Paella or Roasted Chicken Breast. The dessert duo features South American Chocolate Ganache and Guava Mousse.

The two-course lunch menu is $35 per person, plus tax and gratuity, or 2 Table Service credits on the Disney Dining Plan. Reservations are suggested.


Over at Flame Tree Barbecue, grab the new Banana Maple Cake, which is made with a vanilla chiffon cake and banana maple mouse, all topped with a white chocolate glaze and crunchy meringue.

Dino Diner also has a new cupcake in celebration of Donald’s Dino Bash. This vanilla cupcake is filled with lemon-flavored white chocolate mousse, then topped with buttercream, crispy yellow pearls, and a red bow.

Dino Diner is also serving a new Italian Sausage Hoagie with broiled Italian sausage, sauteed onions, and sauteed peppers.


Restaurantosaurus has several new items, including a refreshing Grilled Chicken Salad with Summer Berries, Breaded Shrimp with Fries, and Shrimp & Chicken with Fries.

At the Harambe Market, grab the new Pork Sausage, with curried onion relish on naan bread, with blackeyed pea salad. Also new are the Roasted Vegetables and the Safari Cake, which is inspired by the Okapi, one of the animals on the Kilamanjaro Safari. The vegetable dish includes cauliflower, sweet potato and chickpeas over steamed rice, and is served with yogurt raita. The coconut cake has a pineapple-coconut mousse and a chocolate coating.

Satu’li Canteen has added some new options to their Build-Your-Own-Bowl entree, including a Combination Bowl, with both grilled beef and chicken. There are also two bases: Rice & Beans and Hearty Salad.


Finally, head over the the Warung Outpost for an Up-inspired Cake Push Pop. The chocolate cake represents the earth, the green and blue buttercream are the mountains and skies, and the colorful crispy pieces of white chocolate on the top signify Carl & Russell’s balloons.


Source: Disney Parks Blog

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Tom is the host and producer of the DIS Unplugged: Disneyland Edition podcast, plus Disneyland Editor of The DIS. He enjoys traveling with his wife and teenage son. At this point, their favorite destination is Alaska, with a FIFTH cruise there planned for the Summer of 2019. In his spare time he volunteers with Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, and help found his son's former Cub Scout Pack. His favorite Disneyland attraction is Space Mountain.


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