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Dining Review – Lunch at the Magic Kingdom’s Skipper Canteen

 

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If you are hungry for more adventurous fare while touring the Magic Kingdom, Jungle Navigation Co LTD. Skipper Canteen (whoo… that’s a mouthfull!) is the restaurant for you!  This dining experience goes way beyond the standard amusement park hamburger and fries, transporting you to the jungles of Asia, Africa and South America.

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I have to admit, I was a bit wary of dining at Skipper Canteen.  Would I like the exotic cuisine and more importantly – would our kids eat it?  However, once I entered this beautiful restaurant, I was very happy we decided to try it.

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The Canteen is an air-conditioned oasis in Adventureland and the dining rooms are wonderfully themed.  I spent quite a lot of time just looking at all the fun details that Disney put into their decorating.  Like many of Disney’s dining establishments, this restaurant tells a story.  This is the “tropical headquarters” for the skippers who show you the sites on the Jungle Cruise.

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The three dining rooms include the Mess Hall (pictured above), the Jungle Room (former parlor of Dr. Albert Falls) and the S.E.A. Room – a former secret meeting place for the Society of Explorers and Adventurers (found behind a secret bookcase door!).

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We were seated in the Jungle Room, and loved the bright, colorful atmosphere.  The tables had enough space between them to give everyone some breathing room and the seating was comfortable.

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After exploring the restaurant a bit, we were ready to eat!  Our menu explained the origins of the restaurant.  Fun!

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On to the eats!

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