A new Jungle Cruise-themed restaurant is coming to Adventureland in November 2015, just in time for the holidays! Finally, no more having to leave Adventureland to get something to eat for lunch or dinner.
At the Skipper Canteen, guests will be able to experience “World Famous Jungle Cuisine” in one of several unique dining rooms – including a crew mess hall and a once-hidden secret meeting room of the famed Society of Explorers and Adventurers. The restaurant is rumored to be offering counter service similar to the nearby Columbia House in Liberty Square or Pecos Bill in Frontierland, with entrees around $10.
We’re hoping the food will be similar to Captain Cook’s at the Polynesian and have a South Seas favor to it! Yum!
The restaurant will be staffed by Jungle Cruise Skippers. The back story revolves around Jungle Cruise Skippers being paid poorly by the Jungle Navigation Company (or Disney in real life, wink-wink) and needing to operate the restaurant to make a little more money.
The new restaurant replaces the old Adventureland Veranda, which closed in 1994. Most recently, the location was used as Tinkerbell’s meet & greet area, the Magical Nook, until she moved to Main Street’s Town Square Theater in May 2014.
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