Get even more out of Walt Disney World’s The Jungle Cruise Ride with the All New Jungle Skipper Canteen Restaurant at Magic Kingdom! Find out more about the food, details and history that make this restaurant an instant family favorite. Post sponsored by Walt Disney World. All corny opinions are my own
Eat at the New Jungle Skipper Canteen at Disney Magic Kingdom
Do you have a favorite Jungle Cruise joke? The World Famous Jungle Cruise ride at Walt Disney World has been attracting visitors for years with it’s corny jokes like:
“Here is Ginger our alligator. But keep your hands in the boat because Ginger snaps.”
“We’re now traveling on The Nile. It goes on for niles and niles and niles. And if you don’t believe me, you’re obviously in De-Nile.”
“And here we have the Best view on the Jungle Cruise!!! It’s the back side of water!”
“Here we are at the end of our journey. You’ll notice that we have a dock on the left and a dock on the right, which we call a paradox.”
And I know what you’re thinking. How can I get even MORE Jungle Cruise awesomeness after the ride is over? Enter in the new family sit-down restaurant, The Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen, aka the Jungle Skipper Canteen. Featuring curiously themed dining areas, quick witted wait staff and of course the most delicious cuisine off the rivers of The Jungle Cruise, your family will love exploring, eating and laughing at the newest unique Walt Disney World experience.
The History Is Spot On
Can’t get enough of The World Famous Jungle Cruise lore? The famous story of Dr. Albert Falls and granddaughter Alberta Falls now extends even further into the rich history of the new Jungle Skipper Canteen. Opening her home base to hungry explorers, Alberta Falls now welcomes guests for a fun and unforgettable dining experience. With rooms stocked full of family treasures from The Jungle Cruise adventures, secret meeting places and even quirky relics and finds, The Jungle Canteen does not disappoint as your family takes a step into Disney history.
The Jokes Are Just as Good
Or just as bad. Either way, you’re in for an extension of the Jungle Cruise that’s full of laughs. Your wait staff does so much more than bring your food to the table. From menu intros to water refills, this staff is trained to bring you the corny Jungle Cruise jokes that you’d expect, now served with the comforts of your meal. Be prepared to eat until your bellies are full and laugh until your cheeks hurt. Pretty good combo to me!
The Décor Is Imaginative & Whimsical
The new 222-seat Disney sit down restaurant offers guests a creative visual experience, that fits right in with the The Jungle Cruise inspired décor. With so much to take in from high ceilings to stained glass windows, shelves of treasures to unique animal species, your dining experience just stepped up a Jungle level of fun. Check out the 3 themed dining rooms:
The Mess Hall
The Mess Hall, a large multipurpose space used by the skippers for decades offers tall ceilings and lots of trinkets to view.
The Jungle Room
The Jungle Room, a parlor features treasures from the Falls family’s personal collection. Lighted treasure cases, stained glass windows and intimate lighting, you will feel cozy in this smaller room.
The S.E.A. Room
Basically the coolest room of the bunch, The S.E.A. Room is a secret space once hidden by a false bookshelf that served as the meeting place of the Society of Explorers and Adventurers (S.E.A.). The table surrounded by mysterious butterflies and bugs is definitely a highlight!
The Food Is No Laughing Matter
While the atmosphere is light and jolly, the jokes stop at the Jungle Skipper Canteen food. It’s seriously delicious. This lunch and dinner restaurant features a full menu for the whole family. Straight from the rivers of the Jungle Cruise, here you’ll find flavors inspired by Asian, South American, and African cuisine. Professionally prepared and beautifully arranged, the Jungle Skipper Canteen surely knows how to spoil its adventurers. Want to taste some of the best Jungle Skipper Canteen food and drinks? Here’s the favorites:
Punch Line Punch
Sweet meets spicy in this non-alcoholic beverage. Sweet tropical fruit flavors and mango puree are blended with a zesty spiced rim.
Falls Family Falafel
There’s falafel, and then there’s Disney falafel. This secret family recipe does not disappoint!
Slow cooked beef, black beans, tostones and queso franco on top of a homemade arepa. YUM.
S.E.A Shu Mai
A secret society comes with a secret appetizer. The S.E.A. Shu Mai features a legendary blend of Pork, Shrimp, Mung Beans, and Spices wrapped in Gyoza Skin then steamed.
“A lot of Steak” Salad
This is my kind of salad. A whole lot of steak piled high with all of the fixings and an Asian dressing.
Curried Vegetable Crew Stew
I’ve never seen such a big vegetarian offering. Acorn squash, lentils and collard greens complete this hearty dish.
Trader Sam’s Head-On Shrimp
2 heads for the price of 1 of yours? I can never pass up a delicious shrimp dish. These shrimp were full of flavor with a chili-garlic sauce, broccoli and whole grain rice.
Love dessert? Me too! The Jungle Skipper Canteen offers delicious and unique dessert ideas. This Coconut Bar with Pineapple Basil Compote and Vanilla Cream was a perfect light ending to our meal. The Kungaloosh! Chocolate Cake was also a fantastic option for chocolate lovers.
And let’s not forget the kids menu! There’s fish, steak and chicken soup options for them along with seasonal fruit.
It’s a Unique Disney World Experience
The newest Walt Disney World sit-down restaurant, is now open and ready to greet travelers for an unforgettable dining experience. Located at Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland across from the Swiss Family Robinson Tree, your family will enjoy this perfect opportunity to eat lunch/dinner, relax and laugh the best Disney memories.
I highly recommend reservations (but walk-ins are also welcome). Prices for adult meals range from $15-$34.99 per plate, which is very reasonable for the FULL Disney meal and entertainment you will receive. Some Disney dining plans are accepted.
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Grab more details on the new Jungle Skipper Canteen Restaurant including the full menu and get ready to bring your family to Disney World for a delicious experience! I’m already planning my next family meal there.