Since becoming an Annual Passholder in 2015, I’d say I’ve visited the Disney Parks, at minimum, at least five or six times a year. People often ask me “How is it that you don’t get tired/sick of Disney?.” The truth is, there’s ALWAYS something new to discover or experience at Disney. No Disney trip is like the last. For me, something that I always try to do is dine at a new restaurant during each trip.
(Of course I always make room for my staples like Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ and Be Our Guest but I also try to squeeze in a new dining experience as well!).
During my last two Disney trips I dined at a TON of new restaurants so I wanted to share the reviews with you all. It’s been a hot minute since my last Disney Restaurant Review so I’m excited to finally add on to that series.
Today’s post is all about Breakfast at Tusker House Restaurant in Disney’s Animal Kingdom!
While this was not my first time dinning at Tusker House (I’ve previously dined there for lunch), it was my first time eating there for breakfast.
I’m not going to bury the lead here…Tusker House Restaurant is a character dining experience which means it’s very pricey. Breakfast at Tusker House Restaurant is $23 for guests ages 3-9 and a whopping $38 for guests ages 10 and older.
Like at a lot of restaurants in Disney, the process to dine at Tusker House Restaurant goes a little something like this: you make a reservation in advance. 10-15 minutes prior to your reservation time you “check-in” and provide a phone number. You’ll then receive a text message once your table is ready. Simple as that!
Tusker House Restaurant is a buffet style restaurant where guests are free to sample as much yummy foods as they desire!
Before I even get into the food, I just want to say that the theming at Tusker House Restaurant is a 10/10!
PRO TIP: Your “waiter” will come to your table and offer you Jungle Juice, this juice is NOT available at the buffet. (Don’t worry it’s free/included in your meal). You must request the Jungle Juice from the waiters walking around! It basically tastes like liquid heaven.
Now onto the part you’ve been waiting for…the food!
Sausage patties > Sausage links. #SorryNotSorry
Nope, you’re not seeing things. Those are in fact Krispy Kreme Original Glazed Doughnut Holes! (And they were everything!).
Who needs Mickey waffles when you can have Simba and Nala waffles?! Yup, that’s right, at Tusker House you can feast on Lion King themed waffles!
Don’t worry though, Mickey waffles are available as well!
Personally, I thought the food was really good. I’d rate it a 4/5. Nothing to special but definitely a good hearty breakfast option!
Since Tusker House is a character dinning experience, throughout your meal, different characters come over and interact with you. At Tusker House you get to have one on one experinces with Safari Mickey, Safari Daisy, Safari Goofy and Safari Donald!
(I guess Minnie’s invite got lost in the mail…).
So is Tusker House worth it? Honestly, it depends. I think the food is good and the characters interacts were super fun. However, it’s very expensive. It all boils down to whether or not you really enjoy character interactions. Is the food alone worth the price? No. Is the overall theme of the restaurant combined with the food and character interactions worth it? I would say yes.
Have you ever dined at Tusker House for breakfast, lunch or dinner? What were your experiences? Which character dining option is your favorite? And what Disney Restaurant should I check out next?