Skippers Canteen Opens at MK on December 16, 2015

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The Skipper Canteen is now open in Adventureland.

We have been looking forward to the Skipper Canteen‘s opening all year.

b (2)From what we’ve seen, it frankly looks disappointing (we’ll review it in-person next month).  Everyone knows that Adventureland needs a sit down restaurant to eat a meal.  Up until now, you could only get snacks like Dole Whip and bar-b-qued meat strips.

We were hoping the food would be good and reasonably-priced, like Captain Cook’s at the Polynesian Resort, with entrees around $10.

But, no.  Another over-priced “exotic” eatery.  Just what the Magic Kingdom did not need!

A family of four can easily expect to drop between $100-200 for a meal there.  The kids will not be happy with anything on the kids menu.

No alcohol is served.

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Appetizers, $7 – $11

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Menu needed photos to explain all the weird stuff.  $18 – $34

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Drinks and desserts.

What’s on the menu:

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House salad, $9


Arepas – $9.50

Fish collar – $11

Baladi salad – $9

“Falls Family Falafel” – $8

Hot and Sour soup – $7.50

S.E.A. Shu Mai – $10

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Hot mess, $$$


Pho (rice noodle bowls), with duck $23, chicken $22, or tofu $20

Grilled lamb chops – $25

Char Siu pork – $23

Curried vegetable stew – $17

Steak salad – $18

Skip’s Mac and Cheese (with ground beef and Bechamel) – $19

Head-on Shrimp in chili-garlic sauce – $25

“Dr. Falls Grilled Steak” (strip loin) – $34

“‘Tastes Like Chicken’ – Because It Is!” – $23

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Kids Mac & Cheese, $9.50

The childrens’ menu:

Flank steak – $12.50

Grilled fish – $11.50

Chicken noodle soup – $10.50

Arepas – $10.50

Mac and Cheese – $9.50

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Kids Volcano Dessert, $8

Desserts (all $8 each):

Coconut Bar with Pineapple-Basil Compote and Vanilla Cream

Bertha’s Bahn Bong Lan Cake with Mango-Lime Sorbet

Sugar-Coated Congee Pudding

Kungaloosh! (Chocolate cake with caramelized bananas with cashew-caramel ice cream)

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Punch Line Punch, $5.50


The signature drink is the “Schweitzer Slush” – frozen apple juice and passion fruit topped with Bursting Green Apple Boba Balls, first concocted by the noted explorer Dr. Albert Slush. It’s $5.50, or $14.50 when served in the Jungle Skipper Canteen souvenir mug.

Punch Line Punch, with tropical fruit juice and mango puree.

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Dr. Falls grilled steak, $34

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Pho noodle bowl with duck, $23

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Coconut bar, $8

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Schweitzer Slush with Green Apple Boba Balls.  (Basically, LeFou’s Drink from Fantasyland.) $14.50 in this mug.

Skipper Canteen is coming to Adventureland.

Skipper Canteen is now open in Adventureland, serving lunch and dinner.  Seating for 222.

More details from WDW website:

Diners at Magic Kingdom Park can soon set off on a culinary adventure at a new eatery in Adventureland featuring “World Famous Jungle Cuisine.” The Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen will open on December 16 at Walt Disney World Resort.

Just steps from the legendary Jungle Cruise attraction you can enjoy the bold, flavorful tastes of Asia, South America and Africa at this new 222-seat table-service restaurant staffed by the wisecracking crew of the Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd.

There are three dining destinations within the company’s headquarters-turned-restaurant: Hungry passengers may find themselves in the mess hall or the jungle-inspired parlor once used by the company’s founder, Dr. Albert Falls and his family. Behind the once secret bookcase lies an additional dining room in a former meeting room of the mysterious Society of Explorers and Adventurers.

The Jungle Skipper Canteen touts an adventurous menu with some new and interesting dishes inspired by the exotic flavors of the rivers traveled on the Jungle Cruise. You can try head-on shrimp or sustainable fish collar, or stick with delicious, familiar tastes such as a grilled steak, pork tenderloin or chicken breast.

  • House-made arepas with slow-cooked beef, black beans, tostones and queso fresco;
  • Falls’ Signature Grilled Steak, a strip loin marinated in sofrito and served with yuca planks, avocado and house-made chimichurri;
  • Rice Noodle Bowl with an Asian pho broth with choice of chicken, duck breast or tofu served with jalapeños 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 choice of five-grain or white rice;
  • Coconut Bar with Pineapple-Basil Compote and Vanilla Cream – a vanilla chiffon cake with coconut and lime topped with white chocolate ganache;
  • Kungaloosh! This African-inspired chocolate cake is served with caramelized bananas and cashew-caramel ice cream topped with coffee dust.

Little ones can try something a little different:

  • Junior Skip’s Special Mac and Cheese is inspired by an Egyptian dish with ground beef, pasta, Béchamel Sauce and house-made cheese gratin, served with broccoli;
  • Amazon Annie’s House-made Arepas with slow-cooked beef, black beans and queso fresco served with yuca planks;
  • Sizzling Savanna Grilled Flank Steak with steamed broccoli and fingerling potatoes;
  • Smiley’s Little Croc of Chicken Noodle Soup;
  • Kids Volcano! (This gooey chocolate cake with caramel lava and exploding chocolate rocks will make your little one shout “ ‘UH OA!”)

Two non-alcoholic specialties will be served: the Punch Line Punch, with tropical fruit juice and mango puree (also available with a spiced rim for an extra zinger); and the Schweitzer Slush, with frozen apple juice and passion fruit topped with bursting green apple boba balls (legend has it this was first concocted by the noted explorer and humanitarian, Dr. Albert Slush).


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At our book launch in Boulder, Colorado.

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   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program (Fall 2013/Spring 2014) and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney. Available now at in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

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