Dining With Donald and Friends at Tusker House Restaurant

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Are you looking for a unique character dining experience for your next Walt Disney World vacation? Look no further because Tusker House in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a great place to check out!

Here is a complete guide to Tusker House at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World.

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Where the Tusker House Restaurant is located?

Tusker House is located inside the Africa section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. You can find it nearby the Harambe Theater, home to A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King and right next to Dawa Bar.

Best ways to get to the Tusker House Restaurant

If you are looking for the best way to get to Tusker House at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, we’ve got you covered!

Related: A Complete Dining Guide To Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World

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What is the fastest way to get to the Tusker House Restaurant from the park entrance?

If you are entering the theme park through the main entrance, keep walking straight until you get to the Tree of Life. Once there, keep to your left and continue on straight. You will pass by Pandora, Pizzafari, and Creature Comforts and then will be met with a bridge that welcomes you into Africa. Cross over the bridge, and you will find Tusker House on your left.

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What attractions are near the Tusker House Restaurant?

Once you finish your meal, be sure to swing by the Harambe Theater, home to the incredible show, A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King, which Disney describes as:

Join the inhabitants of the Pride Lands for a grand gala in honor of Simba, the lion cub who would be king.

As the lights dim, hear the sounds of the African savanna. A kinetic kaleidoscope of color floods the stage as colossal puppets, extravagantly costumed dancers, and incredible stilt walkers dazzle the senses.

During spectacular theatrics, you’ll relive all the classic songs from The Lion King, including “Hakuna Matata” and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?” The spectacular finale includes a soaring rendition of “Circle of Life.”

It’s a moving and immersive theatrical experience celebrating music that has touched generations of Disney fans—and a festival you’ll want to be part of again and again!

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Also nearby is an outside bar called Dawa Bar that offers a variety of wine, beer, and spirits for those of you who are 21 and older. Continue walking down the path past Dawa Bar and Guests can visit Kilimanjaro Safaris or the Wildlife Express Train.

If you venture into Pandora, which is only a short walk from Tusker House, be sure to check out Avatar Flight of Passage and Na’vi River Journey.

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Theme of the Tusker House Restaurant

Disney Guests will walk right into a Harmbe marketplace, filled with African-inspired decor. Tusker House serves as Harambe’s “open air” market on the edge of the Harambe Wildlife Preserve.

The Walt Disney World website currently states:

Step inside this lively Harambe marketplace eatery and enjoy family-friendly surroundings. The plentiful family-style menu offers favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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What characters are at the Tusker House Restaurant?

While dining at Tusker House, Guests will be able to visit Disney characters such as Donald Duck, Goofy, and Mickey Mouse!

The Walt Disney World website currently states:

While you dine, snap a photo and tip your pith helmet to Donald Duck—suited up and ready for his next safari adventure—along with his Disney friends, as they travel throughout the dining rooms celebrating their latest expedition.

It’s a wild good time, every time!

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What is the decor like at the Tusker House Restaurant?

The look and feel of Tusker House is very similar to an African market. Guests can expect to see decor including beautiful fabrics draped above their heads as well as framed photography of African animals including zebras.

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Food at the Tusker House Restaurant

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What type of cuisine is served at the Tusker House Restaurant?

Tusker House serves African-inspired cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For the character breakfast, known as Donald’s Safari Breakfast, you can expect items such as Mickey and Simba waffles, safari bread, and Durban chicken and egg curry with jasmine rice. If you are looking to eat here for lunch or dinner, the menu includes items such as spiced beef, marinated pork, and curry shrimp.

The Walt Disney World website currently states:

Say Jambo to a delightful family-style menu of fantastic favorites and new discoveries!

For breakfast, munch on favorites like Safari Bread, Mickey and Simba Waffles, and Durban Chicken and Egg Curry with Jasmine Rice. Lunch and dinner offerings include Moroccan Spiced Beef, Berber Marinated Pork, Spit Roasted Herb Chicken, and Cape Malay Green Curry Shrimp.

Younger travelers will find comforting classics like fruit and yogurt for breakfast and mac and cheese for lunch and dinner.

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How is the food served at the Tusker House Restaurant?

Prior to the ongoing pandemic, Tusker House was an all-you-can-eat buffet. However, as Disney World continues to operate amid COVID-19, Tusker House is serving Guests with a family-style option instead for Donald’s Safari Breakfast as well as for lunch and dinner.

What are the most popular meals at the Tusker House Restaurant?

As far as the character breakfast goes, the breakfast platter comes with fan-favorite items including scrambled eggs, Mickey & Simba waffles, and Durban chicken & egg curry with jasmine rice, bacon, sausage, and roasted potatoes.

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If you are looking for popular dinner options, Guests love to start with the assorted house-made breads served with hummus, coriander, and mango chutneys. As far as meals go, be sure to try the Moroccan-spiced beef, the Cape Malay green curry shrimp, or the spit-roasted herb chicken.

Pair any of these offerings with roasted potatoes, jasmine rice, or house-made macaroni and cheese and you will have yourself a perfect meal.

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And make sure to save room for dessert because Tusker House offers a variety of sweet treats! The menu lists animal-inspired mini desserts as one option, which includes items such as small pieces of cakes and cupcakes.

If you are on a plant-based diet, you can also ask for chocolate mousse.

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Want to Visit Tusker House on Your Next Disney World Trip?

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