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The Animal Kingdom Lounges at Walt Disney World

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a spectacular park that is filled with amazing experiences for guests to enjoy on every visit to Walt Disney World. While the Disney Park is home to many different areas each with their own theme, every location features immense attention to detail and immersive atmospheres that transport guests to exotic locations across the globe and their imaginations. Since Disney’s Animal Kingdom is so large, it is also home to many locations where guests can kick back and relax while enjoying the perfect combination of food and drinks. There are several lounges located throughout the Disney Park that each offer up their own unique themes as well as amazing menus that guests are sure to absolutely love. In between enjoying the attractions, entertainment, and more that the park has to offer, these lounges are the perfect places to take a break and enjoy the atmosphere. Here are the wonderful lounges in Disney’s Animal Kingdom that guests are sure to absolutely love on any trip to Walt Disney World!

1. Nomad Lounge

One of the newest and most popular locations in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is Pandora – The World of Avatar which brings the stunning Valley of Mo’ara to life with otherworldly floating mountains and the culture of the Na’vi. This new area is found just off of Discovery Island across a beautifully themed bridge that features a new full service dining location and wonderful lounge. Found on the bridge next to Tiffins Restaurant is Nomad Lounge, a location inspired by the thrill and adventure of travel and the flavors and ingredients of the world. The interior of Nomad Lounge celebrates travel through exotic details such as intricately carved animals on the walls and several banners featuring questions about travel that guests can write answers to on tags that ultimately hang on a unique chandelier nearby. In addition to wine, beer, and non-alcoholic drinks from around the world, Nomad Lounge also offers up an extensive cocktail list including unique libations such as Mustang Coffee, Dalang’s Delight, Spice Trader Classic, Hightower Rocks, Boto-Rita, Snow Leopard Salvation, and Lamu Libation. While sipping on delicious beverages, guests can enjoy small plates such as the Grass-Fed Beef Sliders Smoked Pork Ribs, Vegetarian Sliders, Tuna Poke Bowl, Chicken Satay, and Tiffins Signature Bread Service.

2. Safari Bar

The sense of adventure and exotic locations of the world begins long before guests actually enter into Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and some of the most wonderful details begin to emerge as guests enter into the main courtyard that leads up to the entrance itself. While there are plenty of amazing locations inside the park, guests might not realize that there is a popular lounge that exists outside of the main gates. The Rainforest Café is technically situated outside of the Disney Park and is a favorite of many guests who are looking for American inspired bites with a sense of adventure. Inside the full service dining location, guests can check out the Safari Bar which serves up a wide selection of drinks that are sure to satisfy any thirst when either entering or exiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Guests can enjoy draft and bottled beer selections including Funky Buddha Pineapple Beach, Budweiser, Stella Artois, and more in addition to wines from around the world including California, Italy, and New Zealand. The Safari Bar also features specialty cocktails that bring out a sense of adventure in guests including the Cheetah Rita, Island Punch, Sunken Apple, Mongoose Mai Tai, Panama Punch, Fireball Smash, Moscow Mule, and Amazon Journey. With great cocktails and beverages, the Safari Bar is a wonderful location to enjoy when either entering or exiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

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3. Yak & Yeti Quality Beverages

The Asia section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom is home to popular attractions and experiences including Rivers of Light, Expedition Everest, and Kali River Rapids in addition to a unique dining location. Yak & Yeti Restaurant is themed to feel like a location that a family opened after extensive travels throughout South Asia collecting recipes and artifacts. While guests can enjoy full service lunch or dinner at the restaurant, there is also a popular lounge found just around the corner that serves up amazing beverages with lots of theming. Yak & Yeti Quality Beverages is a quick service outdoors location that features two ordering windows allowing guests to grab their libations on the go. Housed in a charming building with brightly colored paint, this location is perfectly situated near covered outdoor seating where guests can choose to sit back and enjoy their beverages while people watching. In addition to soft drinks and non-alcoholic options, guests can also order up beer, sangria and specialty cocktails such as the Yak Attack and Emperor Frozen Margarita. Yak & Yeti Quality Beverages also serves up some amazing food options including the Asian Chicken Wrap, Ginger Chicken Salad, Pork Egg Rolls, Mini Mango Pie, and Mini Chocolate Silk Cake. With great exterior seating and easy access, Yak & Yeti Quality Beverages is a great location for guests to enjoy in Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

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About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane first visited Walt Disney World when she was two years old, and despite spending most of the trip quarantined with the chicken pox she managed to fall in love with the place. Visiting WDW every year since, she especially loves learning about the history and small details of the parks, enjoying a Lapu Lapu, and eating/drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. When she's not in Disney, Caitlin lives in New York teaching preschool and spending her time counting down the days to her next trip.