Inspired by the Jungle Cruise attraction at Magic Kingdom park, The Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen in Adventureland features “World Famous Jungle Cuisine” with the bold, flavorful tastes of Asia, South America and Africa. Served by the comedic crew of the Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd, guests can enjoy dishes reflective of the exotic flavors of the rivers traveled on the Jungle Cruise.
This new 222-seat table-service restaurant is themed on the story of the Jungle Navigation Company Ltd. owner Alberta Falls (granddaughter of the company’s founder Dr. Albert Falls – who fans will recognize from the quips about the waterfall on their Jungle Cruise journey), who opened the doors to their home base of operations to hungry explorers. The restaurant includes three unique-themed dining rooms and is open for lunch and dinner.
Guests dine amidst three curiously quirky themed dining rooms: The Mess Hall, a large multipurpose space used by the skippers for decades; The Jungle Room, a parlor featuring treasures from the Falls family’s personal collection; and The S.E.A. Room, a secret space once hidden by a false bookshelf that served as the meeting place of the Society of Explorers and Adventurers (S.E.A.).
The Mess Hall
The Jungle Room
Entrees include a rice noodle bowl of pho broth served with choice of chicken, duck breast or tofu and served with jalapenos and mix of fresh herbs; Trader Sam’s Head-on Shrimp with sustainable, local farm-raised shrimp tossed in a chili-garlic sauce and served with Chinese broccoli and five-grain or white rice; and house-made arepas with slow-cooked beef, black beans, tostones and queso fresco. There’s also Dr. Falls’ Signature Grilled Steak, with strip loin marinated in sofrito and served with house-made chimichurri, avocado and yuca planks.
For dessert you have a choice of the Coconut Bar with Pineapple-Basil Compote and Vanilla Cream – a vanilla chiffon cake with coconut and lime-white chocolate ganache; or Kungaloosh! – an African-inspired chocolate cake with caramelized bananas served with cashew-caramel ice cream topped with coffee dust.
The children’s menu includes items such as Junior Skip’s Special Mac and Cheese, which is inspired by an Egyptian dish with ground beef, pasta, Bechamel Sauce and house-made cheese gratin, served with broccoli; and Amazon Annie’s House-made Arepas with beef, black beans and queso fresco served with yuca planks. For dessert, there’s a special kids volcano with gooey chocolate cake overflowing with caramel lava and exploding chocolate rocks.
Guests can choose from two non-alcoholic specialties, the Punch Line Punch with tropical fruit juice and mango puree (also available with a savory spiced-rim); and the Schweitzer Slush, with frozen apple juice and passion fruit topped with bursting green apple boba balls. Both of the special ‘mocktails’ also can be ordered in a souvenir mug.
Jungle Skipper Canteen accepts the Disney Dining Plan. For reservations, guests may call 407-WDW-Dine, visit www.DisneyWorld.com/dine or use the MyDisneyExperience mobile app. Currently reservations are only accepted on a same day basis.
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Skipper Canteen is Worth Cruising the Jungle is a review written by Magical DIStractions team member, Renee Virata. It published to our site in March, 2016 and includes lots of food pictures and details.