Grab a [Pictorial] Taste of Tusker House!

That’s what you recommended yesterday, at least.  Apparently, when it comes to Disney’s Animal Kingdom, we all need to grab a taste of this colorful Harambe eatery!

Wow!  What a landslide!  The vote wasn’t anywhere near close!  Tusker ran out to an early lead and never looked back!

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There’s bound to be a bit of controversy, of course.  Why?  Well, plenty of Guests prefer Asia’s (2nd Place finishing) Yak & Yeti Restaurant.

In fact, I’m going to bet that my partner, Doug Davis, is going to have a few choice opinions to share on our next podcast.  Watch for the next episode of WDW Main Street!

In the meantime, your decision has been rendered.  Tusker House Restaurant – the buffet busting with African flavors – is the WDW Fans’ Favorite Animal Kingdom Restaurant!

From salads and cheeses to breads and meats, this place has it all!  And, tables and tables of desserts?  Yum!

Let’s celebrate, shall we?  To this point unpublished, please savor this pictorial “taste” of Tusker House!  This is the type of fare you’ll find at your Animal Kingdom “champion”!

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Choose Your “Favorite Animal Kingdom Table Service”! VOTE!

Good morning, my friends!  Happy Monday!  Hey, we haven’t run a Favorites poll in so long, I’m very anxious to get down to business!

But, first!  Have you noticed the subtle changes appearing on the web site?  No?  Well, let me spread some of All in WDW’s fantastic news.

Look at the site’s title and you’ll notice a new tag line.  It’s All in WDW, that’s for sure.  But, now, we’re the “Official Home of the WDW Main Street Podcast”!

It’s true, folks.  The “Disney Summit of the Century” yielded a phenomenal result!  The “Disney Collaboration of the Century”!  In fact, dare I say, it’s a magical merger?

You want your Disney “fix”?  Well, read the stories and see the pictures, right here, on All in WDW!  Then, listen to the WDW Main Street Podcast – “The Official Podcast of All in WDW”!

Welcome to AK!

OK.  So, what are we up to today?  That’s right!  Let’s tackle some table services.  In the first installment of our run through Walt Disney World’s parks, let’s elect the WDW Fans’ Favorite Animal Kingdom Table Service!

Below, I present you with Animal Kingdom’s four sit-down dining options.  VOTE for your favorite!  Of these, where do you want to enjoy your next “Animal-riffic” meal?  VOTE!

Dining Recon: Lava Lounge (at Downtown Disney’s Rainforest Cafe)

When it comes to Walt Disney World’s “hidden treasures”, Mrs. All in WDW and I think we’ve found a “new” one to add to the list.  The Rainforest Cafe’s Lava Lounge is a water-side delight!

Located in Downtown Disney, “hidden” is a perfect word to start describing this spot.  In fact, you have to go spelunking (caving) in order to find it!  See?

You'll find the entry to the left of Downtown Disney's Rainforest Cafe.

You’ll find the entry to the left of Downtown Disney’s Rainforest Cafe.

Deep into the cavern, you go!

Deep into the cavern, you go!

You've hit "lava"!

You’ve hit “lava”!

C'mon in!

C’mon in!

One of the things that Mrs. All in WDW and I dislike the most about any Rainforest Cafe location we’ve ever visited are the lines.  You know what I mean.  Have you ever walked in to be immediately seated?

Well, if you can be flexible about your seating choice, Lava Lounge might be your “ticket”.  Not only were there seats at the bar, but the restaurant had plenty of open tables as well!

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And, whether it be Downtown Disney, itself, or Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort, what could be better than enjoying Rainforest Cafe’s cuisine in the presence of these phenomenal views?

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Like I said, my friends, Rainforest Cafe’s Lava Lounge in Downtown Disney is a “hidden treasure”.  The next time you visit Walt Disney World, stop by and give it a try!

Sailing on the Sassagoula!

Sometimes you’re in the right place at the right time.  You can afford to take a few minutes to line up, what should be, a great shot, and … “Bingo”!

This is one of those times … if I do say so myself!

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The place?  The Lava Lounge – a fantastic outdoor bar attached to Downtown Disney’s Rainforest Cafe.

I just couldn’t resist the water, the clouds, the blue sky, the Sassagoula River Cruise, and Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort.  What a great combination.  Beautiful!