Yes, we had some good interactions with Donald, Daisy and Mickey (sorry Goof), but they weren’t anything I found unique (other than the selfie with Mickey and Donald’s posing). Thanks for any info! I’m not sure I would call them distinctly African dishes, but I’ve never been to Africa so it’s hard to say. The mac and cheese and chicken drumsticks were the clear winners here. Beyond that, the interaction was pretty basic. Instead of waiting their turn, a few children in our dining room literally grabbed onto the characters (refusing to let go) while their parents stood in the corner and watched. This gives it the ever-so-slight edge over Boma as our pick for the top overall buffet at Walt Disney World. While you wait you are welcome to step into the side of the restaurant building to use the bathroom if needed. The buffet area feels like it is part of an open-air marketplace that you might encounter in Africa. He was hamming it up the whole time with the girls. Learn about hotels on our Walt Disney World Hotels Reviews page. 2008-2020 © Zomato™ Pvt Ltd. All rights reserved. Roastmaster Exclusive Blend For. The lack of flavor was a bit odd to me, considering the diverse flavors I found in most of the other dishes on the buffet this day. Not pictured is the lava cake that I have seen raved about other places. It was outrageous! Very busy restaurant but the best there is in Animal Kingdom. The reason we love Tusker House for this is that it does all this (classic characters, good location in park) and more. All in all, I’d say the character interactions were fun, but I don’t feel like you get anything unique here that really differentiates the interactions from something you would find in the park. For all of these reasons, we highly recommend Tusker House. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. Most recently we were there for an early morning breakfast, which may have helped. trademarks, service marks, and trade names are proprietary to Disney Enterprises, Inc. or, its No detail is overlooked, and the restaurant really works well, especially for an adult audience…. It was crazy. Did this once - will not do it again!! We appreciated the Disney employee’s help but were completely annoyed with other people’s children by the time we left. Lunch/Dinner Menu We checked in for our reservation and knew, from similar Disney character buffets, that we would...check in, get a buzzer or text message, and wait. The ambiance is low key, immersive, authentic and comfortable all in one. Here I’d point out the African masks that are outside of the restaurant in the area where Donald used to meet guests. It was unfortunately hugely disappointing. There are plenty of standard family-friendly food choices, and the presence of characters is not so in-your-face that Tusker House should scare away couples just looking for a good meal. The best hour to go, is betwee10 and 11am so you can enjoy of the breakfast and luch menu. But I wanted an omelet, so I tried one. It makes the experience feel a little more unique compared to a normal meet and greet. Tusker House is a character buffet within Animal Kingdom. In general, the restaurants at Disney’s Animal Kingdom really seem to excel in terms of theming, and I think Tusker House is probably the cream of the crop here. Tusker House at Disney's Animal Kingdom Resort. Since you are in Africa, Donald and his friends are all dressed in variations of Safari themed outfits. Animal Kingdom’s Africa land is wonderfully themed throughout. This place never fails to disappoint - although those who are less interested in slightly exotic food on the buffet should probably just book elsewhere. My grandson ate four helpings of pancakes. Each of the characters spent a good amount of time with us taking pictures before moving on. I could not believe how expensive it was. The carving station is in back right corner of the buffet area, if you want to avoid it. However, if you’re trying to balance the food for the adults and characters for the kids, then Tusker House threads that needle very well. Six years ago we ate here and as we entered the restaurant we took picture with Donald Duck. This site is not affiliated with, endorsed by, or in any other way associated with The Walt Disney Company. It has Disney character's dressed in Safari attire. The kids get up and dance with the Characters and all still come around to all the tables. Reviews of Tusker House Character Breakfast. If you want really good food, good service, and to meet four major characters with ease then Tusker House is your place. Was good food. How do you think Tusker House compares to other character meals? Yes, specialty drinks as well as wine or beer. We’ll provide plenty of photos of the food from the buffet line and of course, the characters. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served here. Beautiful experience with characters and tasty food. Also, this restaurant is right next to The Festival of the Lion King so we timed the reservation so we could leave Tusker House and go right into the Lion King Fast Pass line. Some familiar favorites and plenty of new things to try. Not far away from Kilimanjaro Safaris, Tusker House features Mickey, Goofy, Donald and Daisy dressed in their safari… WDWMAGIC.COM is an unoffical Walt Disney World fan site and is in no way part of The Walt Disney Company. I was a little concerned it might be a bit fishy, since it is roasted whole, but there was none to be found. At Tusker House, it feels like the opposite to me. When you’re in the buffet area, make sure you look up. Given that it is Animal Kingdom’s version of Africa, many of the dishes here will sport African flavors. It has more Alice and Wonderland and Cinderella characters and they are over the top hilarious. Also have a FP for LK immediately after. In fact, we were in the midst of deep conversation and every so often we felt a tap on our shoulders and a new character appeared. If you’re going for the characters, you’re probably better off somewhere else. Now, if we could just figure out how to not end up being seated in the same out-of-the-way room every. The one letdown at Tusker House was the desserts. Six years ago we ate here and as we entered the restaurant we took picture with Donald Duck. The Tusker house has some of the most amazing food I have tried at Disney. This review reflects our experience in October of 2013. All the staff in the restaurant are so friendly and welcoming and will always ensure that you and your family are having the best possible time. It took me a second to realize that the plates were under the bins that contain the food at the buffet. I'm so sad to give this a low score, but we had a terrible experience here. The food at breakfast is delicious, with a mixture of breakfast classics yet also some divine African inspired food that really creates the atmosphere and produces the most appetizing scents. Characters: This is the one thing I disagree with Tom on. Check out our 101 Delicious Walt Disney World Dining Tips. All of our food tasted good, and we felt it was a good value for breakfast. We came at a late lunch not quite dinner time. If you’re considering breakfast at Tusker House, Disney Food Blog has you covered with photos from that. To save money on tickets or determine which type to buy, read our Tips for Saving Money on Walt Disney World Tickets post. Shout out to Chris S. For bring out 2 beverages in the beginning for the extra thirsty party member. Tusker House Restaurant is a table-service character meal in Animal Kingdom's Harambe. I am sure it will be no problem, as long as they know ahead of time. It’s nice to have appropriately themed dress to match the setting. The buffet was excellent, the mealie pap is a must try. I have been multiple times and have had quite a different experience with the characters. Those are meals where the characters are what really made it worth visiting. But not just any characters. Required fields are marked *. Lots of decent food- definitely kid friendly and characters come around and make sure you have opportunity for pictures! Amazon | Press Room | Please log in again. They all tasted mass-produced or lacking in flavor compared to the rest of the meal. The food selection is varied and the quality excellent. Tusker House is usually pretty busy, which means more guests for the characters to meet. Pictured below you’ll find raspberry chocolate chip bread, blueberry bread, strawberry cake and some form of chocolate cake. In addition to accepting the Disney Dining Plan (1 credit), Tusker House accepts the Tables in Wonderland card for a 20% discount. It’s basically a poor man’s Boma’s! The food however is something you don’t just stumble upon at Disney World. There were several different stations serving Breads and Pita, Hummus, Fruit, Chicken, Pork, Salmon, Rice, Curry Chicken, salads, mini corn dogs, mac and cheese, small sampler desserts like brownies, strawberry cake, bread pudding, cookies, etc. The cherry on the cake was that for a single dining credit each, we could also get guaranteed reserved seating for Rivers of Light (though with the show having closed now, this benefit won’t be there).