Tusker House Gets Opening Date

Walt Disney World announced today that Tusker House at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will re-open to guests on June 20th.

Guest will be able to make Advanced Dining Reservations on June 4th for the opening date and beyond.

As with the other character meals, during the modified character experience, guests will be served family-style entrees inspired by the flavors of Africa and can snap photos of Donald Duck and friends, dressed in their safari best as they promenade through the restaurant.

Disney did not elaborate on menu details and operating hours at this time.

More Dining Returning to Walt Disney World

Today Walt Disney World announced that three more of its restaurants will be re-opening this summer, including two more character dining options.

At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, character dining will return to Tusker House this summer. The modified character experience will be a family-style meal.  The menu will be inspired by the flavors of Africa and guests can snap photos of Donald Duck and friends, dressed in their safari best as they promenade through the restaurant.

Cape May Café will also be re-opening with a date of  May 18th at Disney’s Beach Club Resort. The restaurant will be serving breakfast and dinner. But sadly Minnie’s Beach Bash Character Breakfast and the Seafood-and-More Dinner Buffet will not return with the re-opening.

At Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Chef Mickey’s will re-open for dinner on May 16th and will offer a family-style dinner complete with character appearances.

Both Cape May and Chef Mickey’s will begin taking reservations on May 7th.  No opening date nor a date that reservations will be accepted has been mentioned for Tusker House. More details on the menu and reservations will be coming soon.

Tusker House to Introduce Character Dinner in March

Tusker House Sign

Tusker House at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will begin offering character dinners beginning in March of next year.

Beginning March 8th, 2015, a character dinner will be offered in addition to the character breakfast and lunch. This will make the restaurant character dining only.

Reservations can be made beginning, December 12th for arrivals starting March 8th.

Donald’s Safari Dinner will continue to be a buffet, including meet and greets with Donald and Daisy Duck. Dinner will begin at 4pm.

Tusker House has undergone a number of changes since its opening with the park, where it was originally a quick service restaurant. It later changed to a table service restaurant, with gradual inclusion of character dining, first at breakfast, then later adding lunch.

A new table service restaurant will open on Discovery Island in 2015, which along with Yak and Yeti and Rainforest Cafe, will provide three non-character dining experiences.