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Buffets Are Back at Walt Disney World!

This is happening Disney foodies! As Walt Disney World continues its phased reopening of dining experiences and restaurants, we’re seeing more and more Guests flood back to the Parks, eager to once again be amidst the Disney magic. When Disney kicked off their reopening in summer 2020, many of the popular Disney buffet restaurants remained closed. Eventually, we started to see the return of these dining experiences such as The Crystal Palace at Magic Kingdom, Chef Mickey’s serving up Mickey waffles at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, and Hollywood & Vine at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The dining experience at these restaurants was altered, however. Former Disney buffets became family-style serving with no sign of buffets returning in the near future. On top of that character dining was modified or removed altogether. Well, now, we’re happy to share that as of today, Walt Disney World has officially reopened its first buffet since the start of the pandemic at a favorite Disney Resort!

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We previously shared the news that Boma Flavors of Africa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge would be reopening on August 20. While initially Disney only offered the reopening date with little news about the food to be available, they did finally share photos that indicated the return of the ever-so-delicious Disney buffet. And now, today is the day! Disney buffets have officially returned to Walt Disney World as Boma Flavors of Africa has reopened with a bountiful breakfast buffet, as well as a dinner buffet. Are you ready to check out all the Boma flavors? Here’s what you can expect to dine on, and how much will it cost you.

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If you’re looking for a character dining experience, you’ll want to note that Boma has never and currently does not offer Disney character meals. Disney shares details about the dining experience you can expect at Boma Flavors of Africa as follows: “Family-Friendly Buffets: Under thatched roofs, savor vibrant flavors from over 50 African countries—along with favorite American classics. Greet your day with a cup of full-bodied Kenyan AA coffee, tropical juice, and a bountiful breakfast buffet. Selections may include made-to-order omelets, French toast bread pudding, pastries, carved ham, fresh fruit, and turkey bobotie—a type of South African quiche. At dinner, watch chefs prepare Oak roasted meats, vegetarian specialties, coastal seafood dishes, fresh salads, and house-baked pastries in the onstage kitchen. Kids can enjoy options like chicken nuggets, while Guests 21 years of age and up delight in unique South African wines—many of which are available by the glass.” Plus, what’s not mentioned here but of course is worth noting – Mickey waffles are available with the breakfast buffet!

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The cost for the Boma Breakfast Buffet is $29 per adult, plus tax and gratuity, and $16 per child, plus tax and gratuity. Boma Dinner Buffet costs $49 per adult, plus tax and gratuity, and $27 per child, plus tax and gratuity. If you’re interested in checking out the full menus and making dining reservations, be sure to visit Disney’s website. With the resurge of COVID cases in Central Florida are you ready to once again buffet dining style?

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and runDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. There isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 18 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family, we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.