Pizzafari

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Pizzafari
Pizzafari.jpg
The entrance Pizzafari. Photo by Theme Park Tourist
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Land Discovery Island
Opening date April 22, 1998
Restaurant Type Counter Service
Menu Type Pizza

Pizzafari is a counter service restaurant located in Discovery Island within Disney's Animal Kingdom.

History

Pizzafari opened with the rest of Disney's Animal Kingdom on May 22, 1998 [1]. At the time the park opened, the land that is currently known as Discovery Island was called Safari Village. Since Pizzafari opened it has seen a relatively few number of changes. On June 17, 2015, the restaurant discontinued its breakfast menu, due to the addition of Starbucks to the nearby Creature Comforts [2]. Subsequently in the Fall of 2015, Pizzafari (as well as the rest of Discovery Island) was given an aesthetic makeover. At this time, the color pallet of the restaurant changed, so that it now focused on earth colored tones. Furthermore, new signage and decorations were installed [3].

In 2017, Disney began offering mobile ordering at Pizzafari [4].

Layout

Pizzafari is divided up into six dining rooms, each with their own theme. The themes of the dining rooms are: the Home Room, Nocturnal Room, Upside Down Room, Camouflage Room, Four Seasons Room, and Bug Room [5].

Fun Facts and Trivia

Background Music [6]

According to Disney historian Jack Spence, the background music in Pizzafari features the following songs:

  • Baby Elephant Walk
  • Blackbird
  • Feed the Birds (Mary Poppins)
  • Octopus's Garden
  • High Hopes
  • Mr. Ed
  • Rockin' Robin
  • Puff the Magic Dragon
  • Ol' McDonald
  • Skylark
  • Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport
  • The Lion Sleeps Tonight
  • Whale of a Tale
  • Yellow Bird

References

  1. https://d23.com/a-to-z/pizzafari/
  2. http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/pizzafari/news/05jun2015-pizzafari-at-disney's-animal-kingdom-to-discontinue-breakfast-service-later-this-month.htm
  3. http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/pizzafari/news/18nov2015-photos---pizzafari-reopens-from-refurbishment-with-new-color-scheme.htm
  4. http://www.wdwmagic.com/other/mymagicplus/news/16aug2017-mobile-order-rollout-complete-with-the-final-restaurants-at-disneys-hollywood-studios.htm
  5. http://www.disneytouristblog.com/pizzafari-review/
  6. http://land.allears.net/blogs/jackspence/2008/01/pizzafari.html