If you are looking for some Disney Parks nostalgia, we have a hidden gem to share with you all!
Many of you may be familiar with Camp Minnie-Mickey — a now-closed section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. If you aren’t familiar, Camp Minnie-Mickey was a section at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, themed to the woodlands of North America and was home to the Festival of the Lion King as well as various character meet-and-greet opportunities. The land closed in 2014 so that Imagineers could begin work on Pandora — The World of Avatar.
What you may not realize is that part of Camp Minnie-Mickey can still be found in Disney’s Animal Kingdom!
As we mentioned earlier, Camp Minnie-Mickey closed in order to make way for Pandora — The World of Avatar in 2014, but if you are missing the nostalgia of this iconic area of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, you can still find part of Camp Minnie-Mickey inside a restaurant at the theme park!
Prior to Camp Minnie-Mickey closing, there were totem poles that lined the entrance walkway into the area. Now, those iconic totem poles can be found inside Tiffins restaurant!
These totem poles were actually hand carved in Bali and are covered with detailed animals, according to one source. When looking at the details of these poles, you can clearly see the delicacy that was used when creating these pieces of art and we are so happy to see them continue to have a home at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, despite Camp Minnie-Mickey closing in 2014.
In case you have never dined at Tiffins, the Disney World website describes the restaurant as:
Seek and you shall find a treasure trove of mouthwatering delights from far-off places for lunch and dinner.
Roam the road less traveled at Tiffins Restaurant, thanks to a globetrotting menu of artfully prepared fare fit for a weary traveler. Begin your expedition with Spiced Chickpea Falafel, Charred Octopus or our signature bread service, before planting your flag with the Tamarind-braised Short Rib or Surf and Turf. Seafarers, fortune hunters and vagabonds will no doubt find new discoveries in the shrimp and grits served with Applewood smoked bacon and heirloom tomatoes.
Leaving no stone unturned? Satisfy your sweet tooth with Passion Fruit Tapioca Creme or our signature dessert, South American Chocolate Ganache.
For an additional cost, Guests 21 years of age and up can pack additional provisions with a selection from the renowned wine list—many of which are available by the glass—in addition to a noble assortment of after-dinner liqueurs, dessert wines and specialty drinks.
No matter which direction your compass points, you’re sure to encounter an unimaginable abundance of delectable food at Tiffins Restaurant.
All menu items are subject to change without notice.
Have you ever dined at Tiffins? Did you notice the totem poles from Camp Minnie-Mickey were located there? Let us know in the comments below.
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