UPDATE: When Tusker House switched to a character meal for lunch in 2011, the Finding Nemo Package seating was discontinued. As always, things change often in Disney, so be sure to ask your reservations agent for details.
I am so pleased to bring you this post by guest author Michele (also known as @MyMuse18 on the twitter) all about Animal Kingdom’s Tusker House Finding Nemo package (i.e. — book lunch at Tusker House and get reserved seating at the Finding Nemo Musical. Take it away, Michele!
After my fun-filled Backstage Safari tour, a Hidden Mickey hunt through Camp Minnie-Mickey, and strolling through Asia, it was time for my dining reservation at Tusker House! By making a reservation between 1:00-1:45pm specifically, I also received a reserved seating voucher for the 3:15 showing of “Finding Nemo: The Musical.”
I checked in at the outdoor podium and had just enough time to watch a dance lesson. One of the dancers even posed for me!
After watching all this dancing excitement, I went into the waiting area behind Tusker House and took some photos.
Soon, I was called into Tusker House and took my seat. It wasn’t overly busy, so it was very relaxing. Here are a few photos from the seating area:
I quickly headed over to the buffet area, which is well-themed to an African market:
The food was very good. I know most of the reviews are positive about Tusker House, and it is most definitely true.
I tried to have a little taste of almost everything — there was pork tenderloin marinated in coffee (heaven!), several kinds of rice, salmon, curry chicken, breads, corn nuggets, mashed & roasted wedge potatoes. My favorites were the chicken curry, salmon, roasted wedge potatoes, and rice. Here’s a photo of my choices along with my Backstage Safari cup!
I never did finish this fantastic food as I wanted to leave room for dessert. I chose to try a brownie, spicy carrot cake, bread pudding with glaze, and fruit cobbler. I didn’t finish this either, but all the desserts were very well made. Delicious!
I couldn’t help taking a few more photos of the decor before I headed out to Finding Nemo:
After the meal I was so stuffed I practically rolled out of the place! I headed to the Theater in the Wild in DinoLand to watch the Finding Nemo Musical. My reserved seating was to the right of the theater, and the reserved seating section took up the entire lower half of the rows. I sat on the ramp side about 3 rows from the stage.
As a solo person, the Tusker House lunch cost $26.42 including tip & tax (March 4, 2010 prices). The meal took slightly over an hour. As a side note for how filling the food was, I never did eat anything more that day — including dinner.
I can happily recommend Tusker House for lunch!
Thanks to Michele for this great review! I can’t ever stop taking pictures of the Tusker House decor, either!
What do you think? Have you been to Tusker House for lunch? Would you recommend it? Let us know in the comments section below!