We love character dining at Walt Disney World. Yes, often travel is now just the two of us but that doesn’t matter. We love the Disney characters just as much as the kids. On our anniversary trip in September we tried a new-to-us character dining option dinner at Tusker House in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. I have friends who rave about the breakfast character meal at Tusker House but we just don’t like paying that much for breakfast so we had never tried Tusker House before. Now there is character dining all day long!
We checked in at the kiosk and then were sent to wait for our buzzer to go off. We didn’t wait long at all before we were escorted into the restaurant and given a tour of the buffet stations. We were then shown to our table which was in the back of the restaurant over on the side. We were informed by our waitress that we were in the VIP area where celebrities, including Leonardo DiCarprio, dine when they are in the restaurant. She explained to us that when we saw characters in the large room next to us we should stay put because they would be in our small room next.
We are pretty basic, picky eaters so the menu at Tusker House was a little scary for us. We both ventured out of our comfort zone and tried some foods that were new to us. Most were very delicious, except the watermelon and Feta salad which just tasted like red onions 🙁 I finally tried Curry Chicken. I also enjoyed the Spit Roasted Beef, Mojo Pork and Oven Roasted Red Skin potatoes. I tried other item that I can no longer remember the names of. There is also a kids buffet with mac ‘n cheese and other kid favorites.
The character interaction at Tusker House was very good. The characters each took their time with each table taking lots of pictures and signing autographs as they went. We spent time with Mickey, Donald, Daisy and Goofy during our meal.
Prices at Tusker House vary by meal and season. Adult breakfast ranges from $15-29.99. Adult lunch and dinner range from $30-59.99. A meal at Tusker Houseis worth 1 Disney Dining Plan credit and it is also available on Tables in Wonderland.
We enjoyed our dinner and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a unique menu and character dining experience. When you book you Walt Disney World vacation with me, I take care of all the details, including dining reservations! Email Me to start planning your trip!