Tusker House

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Tusker House
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.


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

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



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Dawa Bar

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

  • 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].


  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/