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Food Review – Jungle Navigation Skipper Canteen

Skipper Canteen was my absolute favourite place to eat on this trip and I recommend it to anyone who is asking for places to eat on upcoming visits.

Skipper Canteen is in Magic Kingdom,ย  it’s in Adventureland and right opposite the Swiss Family Treehouse.

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I booked here after seeing it on an Adam Hattan Vlog – You can watch that here

It was (aside from Be Our Guest) my most anticipated meal of the trip.

Food wise the menu wasn’t something I would normally choose, its African/Asian/South American inspired and not the type of menu you find anywhere else really.

Its meant to be the headquarters of the famous Jungle Cruise Skippers and you will be seated in one of 3 rooms, The Mess Hall, The Jungle Room or the S.E.A Room.

We were seated in the SEA room which is a secret dining room. And the one I’d seen on the Vlog so yay!! (Pic from WDWMAGIC.COM as I didn’t take any) We were on the table in the top left.

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This place is a hidden gem, it was so quiet and especially so being in the room we were in so that was lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

Food wise the menu is really varied and pretty healthy!

Paul went for Pork with broccoli and rice $24

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Amelia had ‘Smilys Little Croc’ which was Chicken Noodle Soup $11

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And I went for the lamb chops $28 that couscous it came with was amazing!

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Honestly, I still dream about this meal.

It was incredible. Looking at those pictures I can still taste it! I have to eat here again!

Puddings were just as good.

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I had the coconut bar, it was so nice, again not something I would normally eat but I wanted something a little lighter. It was like a cheesecake texture and not too overbearing with the coconut (see much more detail than other reviews, I can literally still taste it) $8

Paul went for Kungaloosh which was a Chocolate cake with bananas $8

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It was small but quite heavy so that was plenty for him.

Amelia had the kids Volcano cake (I don’t have a picture sorry) which had caramel inside and popping candy.

Price wise it was the same as most of the other places we ate in $15-$35 per adult. All the menus can be viewed on My Disney Experience so you can see exact prices and what other food there is.

Dining Plans are accepted and this will cost you 1 table service credit.

All in all this was the nicest meal we had. It was quiet. Atmosphere was lovely in there and being in the small room almost made it feel like we were doing private dining. Cast members were lovely and it was just a really nice experience.

The quality of the food was incredible and it was nice to have something that was a little healthier than steak and chips!

I think this place is one of those hidden gems. When you visit for the first time you just tend to go for the character dining and the more well known/popular eateries in the parks. This tends to be one for regular visitors, which is a shame cos it is THAT good.

If you have a trip planned and want somewhere to have a nice sit down meal in Magic Kingdom I urge you to book here. You won’t be disappointed.

If you go after reading this then let me know what you think ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d be interested to hear other opinions on it as well ๐Ÿ™‚

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The Big Disney Quiz

So on Facebook yesterday I was tagged in something Disney related, you know just for a change,ย  and obviously there I am intrigued as to what excitement could possibly await me.

I wasn’t prepared for what it was.

A DISNEY PUB QUIZ.

A QUIZ. IN A PUB. ALL ABOUT DISNEY!

Now I love a quiz. Quiz shows, pub quiz, anything really that can prove that my ability to soak up useless information is actually pretty useful.

But the type of quiz I love the most is a Disney one. Being a grown up things like that don’t happen very often.

Apparently there’s a company who specialise in genre based quizzes and do these up and down the UK.

Yellow Elephant they’re called. You can find them on Facebook.

There’s a whole host of these Disney Quiz Nights going on up and down the country and I for one cannot wait!!

I am booked for the Portsmouth one so I’ll be swotting up on the stuff I’m a little rusty on and hoping that me and my team win.

We’re even thinking of Disney Bounding!

All the Upcoming Dates/places for the quizzes are below. Tickets can be purchased on FIXR here. But hurry, as you can see some of them are already sold out.

I’d love to hear what you think and how you do!

DATES BELOW

April 30th – Yates York

April 30th – Pig and Fiddle Bath (SOLD OUT)

May 1st – Walkabout Lincoln

May 1st – Walkabout Sheffield (SOLD OUT)

May 1st – Rosies Chester (SOLD OUT)

May 1st – Walkabout Chelmsford (second date)

May 2nd – Bierkeller Manchester (SOLD OUT)

May 3rd – Yates Preston

May 3rd – Walkabout Watford (SOLD OUT)

May 3rd – Walkabout Colchester (SOLD OUT)

May 3rd – Off The Wall Luton (SOLD OUT)

May 7th – Bierkeller Nottingham

May 7th – Walkabout Cardiff

May 7th – Walkabout Leicester

May 8th – Walkabout Reading

May 8th – Birkett Tap Bristol

May 9th – Walkabout Newbury

May 9th – Bierkeller Manchester (second date)

May 10th – Market Dundee

May 10th – Weavers Tap Sudbury

May 10th – Walkabout Carlisle

May 11th – Walkabout Swansea

May 13th – Bierkeller Leeds

May 14th – Yates Newcastle

May 14th – Walkabout Derby

May 14th – Yates Southampton

May 14th – Walkabout Brighton

May 14th – Ma Boyles Alehouse Liverpool

May 15th – Yates Portsmouth

May 15th – Walkabout Lichfield

May 15th – Yates Sunderland

May 16th – Walkabout Solihull

May 16th – Yates Harlepool

May 17th – Walkabout Birmingham

May 17th – 39 Gordon Street Belfast

May 17th – Yates Doncaster

May 17th – Walkabout Bournemouth

May 18th – Walkabout Plymouth

May 18th – Walkabout Blackpool

May 22nd – Walkabout Colchester

 

 

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Food Review – Rainforest Cafe

I’ve eaten here a bunch of times both in the UK and in Orlando and it wasn’t one on our list of places to go but with Irma some of our reservations got cancelled and to be honest it was the nearest place to the boat dock when we got off at Disney Springs and that was why we went in!

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I do find these type of places really loud so if you’re looking for a quiet dining experience then this is not for you. You have a tropical storm I think every hour and the place goes dark, you have thunder and all the animatronic animals make noise so it can be quite intense for younger ones.

There is a lot to look at though so the ambience of the place is pretty cool. You’re able to walk around and see all the different animals that are there which Amelia loved.

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Food wise the menu isn’t that inspired, burgers and steaks and just basic food but it wasn’t bad. All the names of the stuff are ‘Rainforest’ themed.

I went for the Flat Iron Steak, Paul had the Rainforest Burger and Amelia had the Jurassic Chicken Tidbits from the kids menu (basically nuggets)

Paul didn’t really like his burger but my steak was pretty good as all steak generally is in Orlando.

We had to have puddings obviously!

Paul had Amelias kids dessert, Lava Mud, chocolate pudding with Oreos and gummy worms. But Amelia, well she went for the giant Sparkling Volcano dessert! It was huge and they make a big deal of it when it comes out. It’s a giant brownie with ice cream and cream on it. It was delicious but far too much food for us!

Best thing for me here was the cocktails, we had a few… They come in the Souvenir glasses which are always great to take home. You don’t have the ones your drinks are served in you pick up boxed new ones at the store on your way out.

Amelias kids drink came in a cool cup too, she chose the elephant one ๐Ÿ™‚

Our server was great but its not somewhere I was say is a must do. Kids will love it but I think there are much better places you can spend your money on that you can’t do in the UK.

Price wise I think it’s pretty expensive for what it is and honestly I don’t think I’d eat here again. It wasn’t bad but it wasn’t good either. Prices are $15-$35.

The Volcano was $16.99 and all the cocktails were around $15.

Dining plans are accepted here, it will cost you 1 of your table service credits. The Volcano and the Cocktails were not included as part of the plan.