A Guest-favorite Dining Experience is FINALLY returning to Disney World on November 1

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A favorite dining experience among Guests at Walt Disney World is finally returning next week, and Disney foodies, Disney World restaurant enthusiasts, and even people who just plain love to eat when they’re visiting Disney World are very excited about the news!

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Some Guests visit Disney World for the rides, attractions, and world-class entertainment. Others visit for the nostalgia, and some visit for the sights, sounds, and scents.

And there are those who visit just for the food.

From cart snacks and colorful beverages to lunch at their favorite Magic Kingdom restaurant and dinner at EPCOT’s newest dining venue, some Guests really love all the dining options at the Most Magical Place on Earth.

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But when the coronavirus pandemic forced Disney World to close its gates in March 2020, all of the Walt Disney World Resort’s attractions, entertainment, and dining options closed, and some have remained closed or unavailable even until now. One of those dining options includes buffets at Disney World’s table-service restaurants. Recently, Disney World made the announcement that more dining options would be returning to Guests in the future, which was welcome news as many Guests wondered if some of the missing experiences at the Central Florida Disney parks were gone for good.

This week we’ve learned that one Disney World restaurant is bringing back its Guest-favorite buffet this fall.

Per the official Walt Disney World website, buffet-style dining at Tusker House in Africa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will return, beginning November 1, 2022:

Now through October 31, this restaurant offers family-style dining. The buffet experience will return on November 1. Check back soon to view the buffet menu.

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Step inside this lively Harambe marketplace eatery and enjoy family-friendly surroundings. The plentiful family-style menu offers favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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While you dine, snap a photo and tip your pith helmet to Donald Duck—suited up and ready for his next safari adventure—along with his Disney friends, as they travel throughout the dining rooms celebrating their latest expedition.

It’s a wild good time, every time!

Guests at Tusker House have missed the buffet menu at the themed character dining venue, but the wait is over!

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Credit: Disney ParksDisney’s website promises Guests a “delightful family-style menu of fantastic favorites and new discoveries,” and with options like Safari Bread, Mickey and Simba Waffles, and Durban Chicken and Egg Curry with Jasmine Rice for breakfast and Moroccan Spiced Beef, Berber Marinated Pork, Spit Roasted Herb Chicken, and Cape Malay Green Curry Shrimp for lunch or dinner, it’s easy to see why!

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There are even options for the kids, like fruit and yogurt for breakfast and macaroni and cheese for lunch or dinner.

Stay tuned for the debut of the buffet menu at Tusker House–coming soon to Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!