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If you want to try something different then think about booking a dining experience at Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge Sanaa Restaurant.
Dine With An Animal Specialist: An Untamed Lunch at Sanaa gives guests the chance to dine with an animal expert who will answer any questions they may have about the Animal Kingdom Park’s inhabitants. It is one of those unique dining experiences at Disney World that fewer people know about, but it really is worth considering.
I think that Sanaa is one of the best restaurants in the whole of Walt Disney World. The Restaurants in Animal Kingdom Lodge are definitely worth checking out. Yes, Animal Kingdom Lodge is a little out of the way, but it is very well worth the trip.
Sanaa is an excellent choice at any time but these special Untamed Lunch with an Animal Specialist add another dimension to the dining experience.
The experience is limited to just 12 guests at one time. You can’t book online.
Interested guests need to enquire at the Sanaa desk or with the Animal Kingdom Lodge Concierge It is only offered Saturdays at Noon or Wednesdays at 11:30 am.
The lunch is 4 courses and is priced at $54.00 for adults and $33.00 for children aged 3 to 9. This does not include tax and an 18% gratuity. It’s good that this includes a $5.00 contribution to Disney’s Worldwide Conservation Fund.
Dine With An Animal Specialist Menu
The first course is the very popular Indian Breads which are served on the standard Sanaa Menu. The Breads are served family-style and include Naan, Onion Kulcha, Papadum, and Paneer Paratha.
The accompaniments to the Bread are what makes this dish so amazing and include Tamarind Chutney, Garlic Pickle, Red Chile Sambal, Cucumber Raita, Coriander Chutney, Mango Chutney, Green Mango Pickle, and my favorite Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus.
The second course is a salad sampler with:
- Chickpeas with cucumber and tomato
- Watermelon, lime, and radish
- Roasted Beets
Third Course: Slow Cooked in Gravy, Simple and Well Seasoned:
- Shrimp with Green Curry Sauce Served with Basmati Rice
- Chicken with Red Curry Sauce and Shrimp with Green Curry Sauce Served with Basmati Rice
The Fourth Course is a Dessert Sampler with:
- Chocolate Cake
- Passion Fruit Kulfi
- Chai Cream
Trust me and try the Kulfi – it’s the best!
Dine With An Animal Specialist Experience
What many people do not really is just how important Disney’s Animal Kingdom is in the field of animal research and conservation. Of course, this is a Disney park, but at its core it the foundation that it was built to conserve and educate as well as entertain.
The Dine with an Animal Specialist experience at Sanaa certainly aligns with this principle. The guests are treated to a presentation and the opportunity to ask questions of a highly skilled animal specialist. It is definitely a learning experience as well as an entertaining one. Highly recommended.
Alison Meacham is the founder of EverythingMouse Disney Blog. For over 15 years she has shared her love of Disney Parks, Disney Cruises and Universal Orlando. In over 30 years of Disney Travel she has spent countless months in Disney Parks and has sailed on over 45 cruises. A British native and now a United States resident she splits her time between California, Florida and the UK. And spends a serious amount of time sailing the seven seas. She helps over 200,000 people per month follow their Disney travel dreams.