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Old 09-10-2013, 10:00 PM   #1
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It's like an African safari for your taste buds! Aug 2013 update 1/3 Tokyo Dining

Welcome to my dining review! First, to explain the title - we stayed at AKL and tried a lot of the food there. We were supposed to do all of the places but unfortunately never made it to Sanaa. But we did try Boma, Jiko, and the Mara! Plus, we did the Wild Africa Trek during our trip and got that yummy African inspired lunch too! We were in Disney for 5 days mainly for a friend's wedding, but we decided to start celebrating our anniversary early as well! So let's get down to the business... here's where we ate:

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Airport Food
The Mara
Cosmic Ray's
Splitsville
Wild Africa Trek
Jiko
Boma - breakfast
Disney wedding food!
Illuminations dessert party
Tokyo Dining


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It was me and DH on this trip, as well as a few friends that we met up with along the way! You can learn more about our personal lives in over in my TR, but as for our food preferences - we are both pretty adventurous eaters. We like to try different cuisines and are really into African/Indian, so we took advantage of staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge to try a lot of food there. We also love Japanese so Tokyo Dining was a must. Unfortunately, just a few weeks before we left DH had a pretty bad allergic reaction to something. We don't yet know what it was, and he couldn't get an appointment with an allergist right away. But given the fact that we had been to Red Lobster the evening of the incident, we thought it best if he avoid seafood for awhile Which is a total bummer because seafood is probably the thing we both love most! In fact, if you go and look at our honeymoon dining review you can see that it was titled "Honeymoon Lovers and Seafood Lovers." So that was a bit of a challenge for him!

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Old 09-10-2013, 10:33 PM   #2
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I'm in. Looking forward to it - particularly the Disney wedding food
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Old 09-11-2013, 04:26 AM   #6
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Hi, I'm in too! I love food, especially African/Indian, and hope to stay at the AKL some day! We also did the WAT a few weeks ago, so I'm looking forward to your review on that food!

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Nice picture of the two of you. I like the way your outfits subtly match -- were you in the wedding party?

Of course I want to see what you ate at AKL, but I think I'm mostly looking forward to Splitsville and the wedding food. Because they'll be different, I suppose.
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Wedding food sometimes gets a bad reputation in general, but I can tell you that Disney wedding food is amazing!

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Hi, I'm in too! I love food, especially African/Indian, and hope to stay at the AKL some day! We also did the WAT a few weeks ago, so I'm looking forward to your review on that food!

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There are so many great food options at AKL if you're into the African/Indian cuisine. and Wild Africa Trek was great!

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Of course I want to see what you ate at AKL, but I think I'm mostly looking forward to Splitsville and the wedding food. Because they'll be different, I suppose.
Thank you! We weren't in the wedding party, but DH didn't have any idea what to wear so I picked something out to match with me

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Great Mara review, I love the stew there.
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Great Update. I am almost afraid to show these foods to Bob since he s such a picky eater. He is always says he dies not like this or that based solely on how it looks, I might get him to try the chicken flatbread but not with the green drizzle, he doesn't like sauces or green foods lmao
I am looking forward to trying lots of new foods but I am the more adventurous eater.
The Mara does have some "less adventurous" options too. I recall a burger as well as a pepperoni flatbread. So if you're looking for something different but he doesn't want something like that, you might be able to compromise there! And lol I get him on the green sauces - I actually don't like white sauces for some reason. I've just never been a fan of anything like ranch, mayo, cream cheese, etc. Nothing that they have in common really except the color!

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Oh, really enjoyed your Mara review! I can't wait to stay at AKL one day - I love that it has some different and unique offerings. We have gone over for dinner on all three of our trips (Boma twice and most recently Jiko), but it would be so nice to have a good CS option as well.
The sit-downs are great too. Loved Boma and Jiko!

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Off to a great start! I love going to the EOS in PHL when I'm there on business. A nice little piece of Disney for me since we don't have one here.

That delay was horrible! Not a fan of Detroit airport on a good day.

Glad your DH isn't allergic to shellfish! Hope they do figure out what he had the reaction to.

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I agree, seeing EOS is like a magical little piece of Disney! And Detroit was definitely not a fun place to hang out for hours. The only good thing was that they at least had outlets around so I could charge my phone and use my laptop.

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Great Mara review, I love the stew there.
The stew was great, a took a bite from DH!
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