A Guide to Restaurants in Magic Kingdom's Adventureland

Posted by Jennifer Blaske on July 2nd, 2019

You may know Adventureland in Disney's Magic Kingdom as the home of the Tiki Room, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Jungle Cruise.
But where do you go in Adventureland when you want something to eat?
There are not table service restaurants in Adventureland, but there are four quick-service restaurants. Here's a little bit of information about each one.
1) Jungle Navigation Co., Ltd. Skipper Canteen
With seating for 222 and three different dining areas, this is, by far, the biggest Adventureland restaurant with the biggest menu. It opened in 2015 and has a "Jungle Cruise theme."
The menu at Skipper Canteen is very, um ... ambitious? Unusual? It certainly isn't what you'd expect to find in an amusement park that's heavy on rides for preschoolers. Some of the entrees include Curried Vegetable Crew Stew (vegetables and pineapple tofu with curry sauce, served with coconut rice), Sankuru Sadie's Seafood Stew (shrimp, fish, scallops, mussels, and octopus, all in coconut sauce over jasmine rice), and Perkins Thai Noodles (chicken, tofu, vegetables, and rice noodles tossed in a spicy garlic sauce).
Even the desserts are fancy. The Kungaloosh is chocolate cake and carmelized bananas served with cashew-caramel ice cream and topped with "coffee dust," and the Quick Sand is jasmine rice pudding with mango sauce, lemon curd, hibiscus meringue, and pineapple (which sounds amazing, by the way).
I have never been to Skipper Canteen, but I have to say that after researching it for this article, I'm quite intrigued and might make the effort to visit it on my next visit this fall.
2) Tortuga Tavern
My husband and I discovered Tortuga Tavern on our last trip because he was looking for a turkey leg and didn't want to go to Pecos Bill in Frontierland. It was a pleasant surprise, with an outdoor, covered seating area that wasn't crowded. While he enjoyed his turkey leg, I had a brisket sandwich with pineapple-coconut slaw, which was quite good. Their menu is limited, but also offers hot dogs, Ropa Vieja (Carribean-style shredded beef served over white rice), rum cake, and plantain chips.
3) Aloha Isle 
Aloha Isle is really a snack bar, not a restaurant where you can buy lunch. But I had to include it here because it has something very important that many Disney guests crave: Dole Whip, the pineapple-flavored frozen soft-serve treat. You can also get a Dole Whip float, pineapple juice, or pineapple upside-down cake.
4) Sunshine Tree Terrace
Sunshine Tree Terrace is another snack bar that offers variations, of sorts, of the above-mentioned Dole Whip. The Citrus Swirl blends frozen orange juice slushy with vanilla soft-serve ice cream, and the FOMOsa is sparkling apple cider served with orange-flavored Dole Whip.
I hope this article has been helpful and that you now have a few new options to consider the next time you get hungry in the Magic Kingdom!

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