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Tusker House[edit]

Tusker House is a character dining location in the Africa section of Disney's Animal Kingdom.

History[edit]

Tusker House originally opened April 22, 1998 in the Africa section of Disney's Animal Kingdom. Although the restaurant originally opened as a counter service location [1], in 2007 it closed for refurbishment [2]. When Tusker House reopened in November 2007, it had changed formats to buffet dining [2]. Furthermore, following the refurbishment Disney began offering "Donald's Safari Breakfast", a character dining experience, for breakfast [3].

Over the years Disney added character dining to both lunch and dinner. On December 4, 2011, Disney introduced "Donald's Dining Safari Lunch", a new character dining lunch buffet [4]. Finally, on December 11, 2014, Disney introduced Donald's Safari Dinner, meaning that Tusker House now featured characters at all three meals [5].

Current Menu[edit]

Click below to see the Tusker House's current menu:

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/animal-kingdom/tusker-house-restaurant/menus/breakfast/

Characters[edit]

Dawa Bar[edit]

Located adjacent to Tusker House is the Dawa Bar. This bamboo bar specializes in African wines and beers, including the signature Tusker Lager.

Fun Facts and Trivia[edit]

  • Tusker House is designed to look like an African marketplace. Facades for various stores can be found on the second floor of the building [6].
  • On the second floor of Tusker House, guests can see a facade for Jorodi Masks & Beads, a store that specializes in earrings. This is a reference to Imagineer Joe Rohde and the large earring he wears [7].

References

  1. https://www.mouseplanet.com/guide/481/Walt-Disney-World/Disneys-Animal-Kingdom/Africa/Tusker-House
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://blog.touringplans.com/2007/05/20/tusker-house-to-rennovation-to-become-buffet/
  3. http://allears.net/din/restnews07.htm
  4. "http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/tusker-house/news/09sep2011-donald%E2%80%99s-dining-safari-lunch-opens-at-tusker-house-in-december.htm
  5. http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/tusker-house/news/11dec2014-tusker-house-at-disney's-animal-kingdom-to-introduce-character-dinner.htm
  6. http://land.allears.net/blogs/jackspence/walt_disney_world/theme_parks/animal_kingdom/africa/tusker_house_restaurant/
  7. http://yourfirstvisit.net/2016/06/24/a-friday-visit-with-jim-korkis-hidden-joe-rohdes/
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Tusker House[edit]

Tusker House
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The entrance to Tusker House. Photo by Josh Hallett
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Land Africa
Opening date April 22, 1998
Restaurant Type Character Meal
Menu Type African/American Buffet

Tusker House is a character dining location in the Africa section of Disney's Animal Kingdom.

History[edit]

Tusker House originally opened April 22, 1998 in the Africa section of Disney's Animal Kingdom. Although the restaurant originally opened as a counter service location [1], in 2007 it closed for refurbishment [2]. When Tusker House reopened in November 2007, it had changed formats to buffet dining [2]. Furthermore, following the refurbishment Disney began offering "Donald's Safari Breakfast", a character dining experience, for breakfast [3].

Over the years Disney added character dining to both lunch and dinner. On December 4, 2011, Disney introduced "Donald's Dining Safari Lunch", a new character dining lunch buffet [4]. Finally, on December 11, 2014, Disney introduced Donald's Safari Dinner, meaning that Tusker House now featured characters at all three meals [5].

Current Menu[edit]

Click below to see the Tusker House's current menu:

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/animal-kingdom/tusker-house-restaurant/menus/breakfast/

Characters[edit]

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Daisy Donald
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Goofy Mickey

Dawa Bar[edit]

Located adjacent to Tusker House is the Dawa Bar. This bamboo bar specializes in African wines and beers, including the signature Tusker Lager.

Fun Facts and Trivia[edit]

  • Tusker House is designed to look like an African marketplace. Facades for various stores can be found on the second floor of the building [6].
  • On the second floor of Tusker House, guests can see a facade for Jorodi Masks & Beads, a store that specializes in earrings. This is a reference to Imagineer Joe Rohde and the large earring he wears [7].

References

  1. https://www.mouseplanet.com/guide/481/Walt-Disney-World/Disneys-Animal-Kingdom/Africa/Tusker-House
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://blog.touringplans.com/2007/05/20/tusker-house-to-rennovation-to-become-buffet/
  3. http://allears.net/din/restnews07.htm
  4. "http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/tusker-house/news/09sep2011-donald%E2%80%99s-dining-safari-lunch-opens-at-tusker-house-in-december.htm
  5. http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/tusker-house/news/11dec2014-tusker-house-at-disney's-animal-kingdom-to-introduce-character-dinner.htm
  6. http://land.allears.net/blogs/jackspence/walt_disney_world/theme_parks/animal_kingdom/africa/tusker_house_restaurant/
  7. http://yourfirstvisit.net/2016/06/24/a-friday-visit-with-jim-korkis-hidden-joe-rohdes/
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