I am so excited to welcome another guest blogger! This is Kathryn, owner of Kathryn’s Kloset. If you get a chance head over to her blog and see what she has to say. I want to thank Kathryn for blogging for me and I hope you enjoy her review of Tusker House as much as I did. Thanks Kathryn!
Hello, Mousecation readers! I am so excited to be a guest here and tell you about a wonderful place to dine while you are enjoying the Disney Parks. So here we gooooooo….. While I have my favorite restaurants for different meals, I would love to introduce you to my very favorite place for Breakfast. I cannot say enough good words about Tusker House, which is located inside the Animal Kingdom in Africa. The Tusker House is only one of the two, table service restaurants located in Animal Kingdom. Tusker House is a popular restaurant because it offers a character breakfast and lunch. This is a great way for the children to meet characters such as Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, and Goofy. Appropriately, breakfast is titled Donald’s Safari Breakfast.
In Harambe Village, Tusker House is somewhat of an open-air market and has all the finishes and touches of being in a village in Africa. The restaurant is buffet style and the buffet is set up in the open-air market. The dining area is furnished with rustic tables and has the traditional African carvings on the chairs. When you are comfortable at your table, you will be amazed at everything there is to look at. Upon being greeted by your server, you are brought this amazing Jungle Juice. It is truly addicting. Jungle Juice is a mixture of guava, orange and passion fruit juices. I can easily have four or five glasses during breakfast.
The buffet is located in the main marketplace with plenty of stations to get just what you love for breakfast and then some. There are plenty of freshly baked pastries, like bagels, cream cheese danishes, doughnuts, and many other sweet choices. There are also scrambled eggs, omelets, frittatas, quiche, biscuits and gravy, fresh fruit, cereals, Mickey waffles, bacon, sausages, hash browns, a carving station, yogurt bar, and many other items. When you getting your food in the main marketplace be sure and take a minute to look at all the décor and look up at the ceiling. You will see plethora of different colored cloths that will just amaze you.
It is highly recommended to make a reservation to eat at Tusker House. We usually make our reservation for 8:00 am so that we can get into Animal Kingdom with virtually no waiting. Keep in mind that you must have a park ticket to enter the gates and dine at Tusker House. Reservations can be made online but must be guaranteed with a credit card. I highly recommend reservations, without them, the wait times can be extreme especially in high season. The prices for an adult buffet are $29.99 and a child is $19.99. The price does vary depending upon what time of year you go. Our last trip was a week before Thanksgiving so these prices are reflective of that.
During breakfast, there is a parade around the restaurant that is lead by Mickey and they even give out instruments for the children to walk in the parade with Mickey. My children always have the best time participating in the parade.
I could just go on and on about the Tusker House and maybe I will have another chance to dish about it again here on Mousecation. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to tell you about Tusker House and I hope that you are able to try it on your next trip to Disney.
Kathryn Costa blogs at Kathryn’s Kloset and is a lover of all things Disney. She is currently a stay-at-home mom and is working on her Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration.