Weekly New Roundup

This week there was a lot of new excitement through all the parks. A new restaurant and night time entertainment kicked off at Animal Kingdom, an additional track opened on a popular attraction in Hollywood Studios and a new rumored restaurant was announced.

Tiffins’ Grand Opening

This week Animal Kingdom saw a lot of attention as it ushered in a new area of night time entertainment at the park.

On Friday, Animal Kingdom’s newest restaurant, Tiffins, opened. This new addition added another table service restaurant to the park.

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Photo courtesy of Walt Disney World Resort

 

The menu for the restaurant is a little more for the adventurous eater, but there are some items that are a little more tame.

The following menu items are available at Tiffins according to the restaurant’s listing on the Walt Disney World resort website.

Appetizers:

  • Lobster-Popcorn Thai Curry Soup
  • Black-Eyed Pea Fritters
  • Archaeologist Salad
  • Sustainable Seasonal Fish Crudo
  • Marinated Grilled Octopus
  • Flash-fried Icy Blue Mussels
  • House-made Head Cheese and Chicken Liver Pate
  • Salad of Roasted Baby Beets

Entrees

  • Chermoula-rubbed Chicken
  • Berkshire Pork Tenderloin
  • Grilled Head-on Prawns
  • Wagyu Strip Loin and Braised Short Rib
  • Pan-seared Duck Breast
  • Berbere-spiced Lamb Chop
  • Hoisin-glazed Halibut
  • Roasted Market Vegetable Curry
  • Whole-fried Sustainable Fish

Kid’s Appetizers

  • Archaeologist Salad
  • Black-Eyed Pea Fritter
  • Soup of the Day

Kid’s Mickey Check Meals

  • Roasted Chicken
  • Pan-seared Sustainable Fish

Kids’ Meals

  • Braised Short Ribs
  • Vegetable Pasta

Desserts

  • Passion Fruit Tapioca Creme
  • Lime Cheesecake
  • Sorbet Tasting
  • South American Chocolate Ganache
  • Calamansi Mousse

Kids’ Desserts

  • Caramel-Chocolate Cake
  • Fresh Fruit Salad

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

  • Zingiber Fizzie
  • Tealaves Iced Tea
  • Powerade
  • Hibiscus Henna
  • Vitaminwater

Specialty Cocktails

  • Night Monkey
  • Lamu Libation
  • Anapurna Zing
  • Hightower Rocks

Draft and Bottled Beer

  • Kungaloosh Spiced Execursion Ale Draft-USA
  • Xingu Black Lager-Brazil
  • 33 Export Lager–Vietnam
  • Beerlao Dark Lager–Laos
  • St. George Lager–Ethiopia
  • Singha Lager–Thailand
  • Safari Amber Draft-USA
  • Exploration Beer Flight
  • Beerlao Lager–Laos
  • Palma Louca Pale Pilsner–Brazil
  • St. George Amber Lager–Ethiopia
  • Tiger Lager–Singapore

 

Both Tiffins and Tusker House are part of The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic Dining Package.

New track added to Toy Story Midway Mania

In order to cut down on the super long wait time that people were experiencing with Toy Story Midway Mania at Hollywood Studios, which could reach over 100 minutes, a third track was added.

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Photo courtesy of Walt Disney World

 

So far, things have been going well. The major test will be in a few weeks when the summer season is in full swing.

Rumor Watch: Rizzo’s Pizza

A rumor has been floating around that the former Pizza Planet, located in what is being called Muppet Courtyard, will be reopened and redesigned as Rizzo’s Pizza.

It will feature a heavy Muppet theme surrounded around the cheesy rat, Rizzo and his pals.

We will have to wait and see if this pans out.

With all the news coming out what are you most excited about? Leave your comment below.

Tiffins now open

Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Parks blog

To coincide with the new nighttime offerings at Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney Resort opened their new adventurous dining experience, Tiffins.

Located on Discovery Island at the back of Pizzafari, Tiffins will add another table service restaurant to the park.

The menu looks like it would be better suited for people with more adventurous palates. It appears some of the items that were available at the Skipper’s Canteen in Adventureland at the Magic Kingdom were taken from that menu and added here.

Some menu items include marinated grilled octopus for an appetizer, grilled head-on prawns, roasted market vegetable curry, Chermoula rubbed chicken and more.

For the little ones in your dining party, there is pan seared sustainable fish, braised short ribs, vegetable pasta and more.

For the complete menu, keep an eye out for out Weekly News Roundup on Sunday.

Are you interested in trying this restaurant? Leave your comments below.