Disney Food Review | Quinoa Salad At Tamu Tamu Refreshments Inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park

  

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My sister was with me when I went back to get my second Pulled Beef sandwich at Tamu Tamu Refreshments and decided to try the Quinoa Salad.  This has quickly become our favorite quick service a Animal Kingdom – truly a hidden gem. Be sure to sit in the quiet outdoor seating area tucked right behind it. It’s easy to miss.

Quinoa Salad at Tamu Tamu Refreshments

  • Where: Animal Kingdom Park (Africa)
  • How much: Entrees range from $5.49 – $9.49 (Quinoa Salad $9.19)
  • Dining Plan: Yes and uses (1) counter service credit
  • Quick review: The salad was light and flavorful, which was perfect for a hot day. It consists of romaine lettuce, olives, feta cheese, tomatoes, chickpeas, and fried tofu tossed in a light lemon vinaigrette. They also serve warm pita bread on the side, which was soft and perfect for scooping up the salad.

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I’m a foodie, so food is one of the most important factors when planning a vacation. It wasn’t until the Disney dining plan was introduced that we realized what delicious food Disney World has to offer. Be sure to check the Disney Food category for lots of yummy food photos, and send me your favorites too! You can also sign up for my daily email to stay up to date on all Disney posts.

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FREE Custom Walt Disney World Maps | Perfect Keepsake

  

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Did you know that you can pre-order FREE Customized Walt Disney World Maps? It’s true and we’ve been doing it for years! It’s so much fun for the kids and they make perfect keepsakes! You can create a map highlighting your family’s favorite activities and attractions for each park. Even better, they will be shipped right to your door for you to take on your vacation! You can then save them as a souvenir to frame or use in a vacation scrapbook.

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Working At Disney | When I Was a Screaming Fan

  

brittany Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

(yes…that’s Maria Menounos behind me!!)

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One of the cool things about being a Disney employee is that you can pick up extra jobs all over the Walt Disney World company. For example, my roommate Betsy was put into merchandise and she was placed within Epcot. However, because of her training, she was able to work at other store locations all over Epcot, the ESPN Center, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, and several parade shifts. My other roommate Katey worked within the hotel concierge at the Boardwalk Hotel and she too was able to work at several locations.

Although my training wasn’t as vast at Katey and Betsy, I still was able to pick up random jobs here and there. I really enjoyed working Mickey’s Jingle Jungle parade at Animal Kingdom. I didn’t feel quite the same about the A Dream Come True parade at Magic Kingdom, haha! (I will talk/vent about it in a later post). However, my FAVORITE random job was being a “Screaming Fan.”

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What is a “screaming fan” you may ask? A “screaming fan” is exactly what it sounds like: a fan who screams for their idol. Basically, when Disney puts out these job postings, they just need cast members to stand around, yell, clap, and scream for a special guest(s). The goal is to make these guests feel extremely honored and loved. The best part about being a “screaming fan” is that you get paid to do nearly nothing.

Disney hires “screaming fans” for all sorts of special events. Mine in particular was an event at Hollywood Studios that celebrated cast members who had worked for the company 10 or more years. Even though it was confusing at first to navigate the back stage of a park I had never worked at before, and there was also so trouble that night catching a bus to get back home, it was so fun! I got to hang out with cast member who could have been Emma Stone’s twin (and she kept saying I looked “Just like Rapunzel!” Awww, thanks!) while we screamed our heads off and clapped until our hands went numb. The whole thing lasted about four or five hours and I made around $40. Not too shabby!

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Disney Food Review | Landscape of Flavors At Art of Animation Resort

  

Landscape of Flavors at Art of Animation Resort

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Our two favorite resorts are Port Orleans Riverside and Pop Century, and this is largely because we love the food courts. During our last stay at Pop, we walked over to Art of Animation to check out the food court there. The walk over from Pop is a bit long, but nice. You cross over a huge bridge that has gorgeous views of the lake and both resorts.

The food court at Art of Animation was impressive! It’s divided to represent different sections of the resort: Lion King, Cars, Finding Nemo, and Little Mermaid. Each “room” has a huge themed light fixture above it and art from the films decorate the walls. The food choices are endless. At dinner you can find everything from unique sandwiches and pizzas, to butter chicken and stir fry. Nothing on the menu is above $12.49 except for the large pizzas, which serve several people. They also have extensive breakfast and dessert choices, including real gelato. We LOVED it so much that we went back twice!

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Landscape of Flavors

  • Where: Art of Animation Resort
  • How much: Entrees range from $4.69 – $17 at breakfast, lunch & dinner.
  • Dining Plan: Yes and uses (1) counter service credit
  • Quick review: My daughter had been wanting to try the Surf and turf burger, which did not disappoint. It’s a crab cake topped with fried popcorn shrimp, tomato, lettuce,and cajun remoulade on a brioche bun served with coleslaw or house seasoned fries for $10.99. She loved it, and said it had great flavor and texture. I went with the Caprese sandwich and was so glad I did. It’s vine ripened tomato, fresh mozzarella, basil leaves, and balsamic drizzled on ciabatta served with house made chips for $8.99. The ingredients were fresh and light, and it had a ton of flavor. And as usual, the house made chips were delish. Both sandwiches were huge and totally sharable. We should have shared…neither of us could finish our meal.

Caprese Sandwich Landscape of Flavors at Art of Animation Resort

I’m a foodie, so food is one of the most important factors when planning a vacation. It wasn’t until the Disney dining plan was introduced that we realized what delicious food Disney World has to offer. Be sure to check the Disney Food category for lots of yummy food photos, and send me your favorites too! You can also sign up for my daily email to stay up to date on all Disney posts.

And make sure you’re following my daughter’s Disney blog. She is doing a professional internship there for the rest of the year and posts all kinds of fun, informative things…and lots of pictures!

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