Magic Kingdom to Expand Availability of Alcohol at Table Service Restaurants

The Magic Kingdom will be expanding the availability of alcoholic beverages at the park’s table service restaurants.

Be Our Guest Restaurant was the first to offer alcohol when it opened in 2012, and now wine and beer will be available at Tony’s Town Square Restaurant, Jungle Cruise Skipper Canteen and the Liberty Tree Tavern. In addition, Cinderella’s Royal Table will be adding Champagne and sparkling wines.

Alcoholic beverages will be coming to the restaurants on December 23rd.

 

Jungle Cruise Skipper Canteen Taking Advanced Dining Reservations ** UPDATED **

The Jungle Cruise Skipper Canteen at the Magic Kingdom is now taking advance reservations.

Skipper Canteen Grilled Chicken

Initially the restaurant was only taking walk-up guests. The Skipper Canteen then switched to same-day reservations in February of this year.  Reservations are available on My Disney Experience and 407-WDW-DINE.

Same-Day Reservations Test for Jungle Cruise Skipper Canteen Extended

The same-day reservations test continues at the Magic Kingdom’s Jungle Cruise Skipper Canteen following the original test period which ended on February 27th.

Reservations can be made at jungleskippercanteen.com or via 407-993-1933.

No word yet on when full reservations will be available. The restaurant is currently open daily for lunch and dinner.

Jungle Cruise Skipper Canteen to Test Same-Day Dining Reservations

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The Jungle Cruise Skipper Canteen in the Magic Kingdom will be testing same-day reservations later this month.

The test will run from February 12th through February 27th.   Guest will be able to make reservations at jungleskippercanteen.com or via 407-993-1933.

No word yet on when full reservations will be available. The restaurant is currently open daily for lunch and dinner on a walk-up basis.

Jungle Cruise Skipper Canteen Soft Opens, Official Opening Date Set


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The Jungle Cruise Skipper Canteen soft opened yesterday and will officially open on December 16th in Adventureland.

All service is on a walk-up basis only. No reservations are being accepted at this time, although is expected to change sometime in 2016.

The restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner, and perhaps surprisingly and unlike the most recently opened restaurant, Be Our Guest, the Skipper Canteen does not serve alcohol.

Here is a look at the full menu.

Appetizers

S.E.A. Shu Mai
– A legendary blend of Pork, Shrimp, Mung Beans, and Spices wrapped in Gyoza Skin then steamed $10

Baladi Salad
– Classic Egyptian Salad consisting of a mix of Hearts of Romaine, Green Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Parsley, and Ambasha Bread tossed with Garlic $9

Falls Family Falafel
– A secret recipe of Chick Peas, Garlic, Onions, Lemon Juice, and Herbs served with White Bean Dip and Tomato-Cucumber Salad $8

Amazon Annie’s House-made Arepas
– A trip down the Amazon with Slow-cooked Beef, Black Beans, Tostones, and Queso Fresco $9.50

Ginger Grog of Hot and Sour Soup
– Flavored with ginger “not the crocodile” garlic, soy sauce, and rice wine vinegar finished with fresh egg, tofu, and wood ear mushrooms $7.50

Sustainable Fish Collar
– Broiled Collar served with a green papaya salad and yurt-soy sauce $11

Entrees

Rice Noodle Bowl
– Pho Broth served with choice of Chicken, Duck Breast, or Tofu served with Jalapeños and mix of fresh Herbs. Duck $23, Chicken $22, Tofu $20.

Grilled Lamb Chops
– Seasoned with a North African Berber Style Spice Blend served with green lentils stew $25

A Lot of Steak Salad
– We’re betting it all on this Thai-marinated Flank Steak tossed with Hearts of Romaine, Carrots, Red Peppers, Cucumbers, Red Onions, and Cherry Tomatoes with Asian Dressing $18

Char Shiu Pork
– Marinated Grilled Pork Tenderloin Medallions served with Chinese Broccoli and choice of Five-gran or White Rice $23

Curried Vegetable Crew Stew
– Served with Roasted Acorn Squash, Lentils, and Sautéed Collard Greens $17

Skip’s Mac and Cheese
– A typical Egyptian dish consisting of Spiced Ground Beef, Pasta, Béchamel Sauce, served with Broccoli $19

Trader Sam’s Head-On Shrimp
– Sustainable Local Farm Raised Shrimp tossed in a Chili-Garlic Sauce and served with Chinese Broccoli and choice of Five-grain or White rice $25

Sustainable Fish
– “Not Piranha” served over Chinese Broccoli, Carrots, Shiitake Mushrooms, and Red Bell Peppers in a fragrant Lemon Grass Broth (Market price)

“Tastes Like Chicken Because It Is!”
– Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast served with Stir-fried vegetables, Shiitake Fried Rice, and Hoisin Sauce $23

Dr. Falls’ Signature Grilled Steak
– Strip Loin Asado marinated in Sofrito and served with Yuca Planks, Avocado, and House-made Chimichurri $23

Desserts

Sugar-crusted Congee Pudding
– Caramelized Custard with Millet, Almonds, Apricot, Dates, and Honey-Almond Tuile $8

Coconut Bar with Pineapple-Basil Compote and Vanilla Cream
– Vanilla Chiffon Cake with Coconut and Lime–White Chocolate Ganache $8

Bertha’s Banh Bong Lan Cake with Mango Lime Sorbet
– Vanilla Chiffon Cake soaked with Lemon Grass-Ginger syrup $8

Kungaloosh!
– An African-inspired chocolate cake with caramelized banana served with cashew-caramel ice cream topped with coffee dust $8

Rumored New Details on the New Jungle Cruise Skipper Canteen

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Disney has yet to release any official information on the restaurant yet, so remember, what follows should be treated as speculation until confirmed.

Located in Adventureland just across from the Tree House, the restaurant will be table service for both lunch and dinner, with entrees averaging around $15 and desserts $8.

Capacity is expected to be approximately 220 guests, that will be split into multiple rooms. The main dining room will be the Mess Hall, with other smaller dining rooms leading from that central area, including reportedly one dining room that will be hidden behind a bookcase which once served as a secret meeting room of the famed Society of Explorers and Adventurers. There is also a Schweitzer family dining room, separate from the Mess Hall.

The menu is expected to be inspired by the rivers of the world, with an emphasis on African, Asian and South American cuisine. Menu items include Char sui Pork, Steak with Yuca Fries, Stir Fy, Falafel with a Cucumber Salsa, Pineapple Coconut Cake.

As you would expect from the name, there will be nods to the Jungle Cruise throughout, and servers will be dressed in the same costume as the Jungle Cruise skippers.

Two signature cups will be available for purchase with signature drinks including the Punchline Punch and Schweitzer Slushie.

Still no word yet on an opening date, but it will begin offering walk-ups only later in December, with reservations available following the initial walk-up only dining.