Food

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: A Food Review Hodgepodge

And now for the food review portion of my 2020 WDW Marathon trip. You can read all the posts in this report here. Onward! Denouement! Allow me to present a random assortment of foods we ate that didn’t warrant their own post. Pop Century Food Court: Curious about the new plant-based options, I picked up the new plant-based BBQ burger with sweet potato fries. It was actually pretty good, but a meaty taste that, while not exactly fooling me, was enjoyable. Sort of like a well-done burger. And the avocado on top was a nice touch. But holy crap, could...

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Mara cookie sandwich

In Which Jenn Eats An Enormous Cookie Sandwich

I’ll just come out and say it: I’ve had zebra domes and I think they’re… fine. Mind you, that was almost a decade ago now; maybe my tastebuds misremember. But all I can recall about my zebra dome experience is that it was tasty enough but underwhelming after all the hype. So when I found myself at The Mara, the Animal Kingdom Lodge food court, perusing the bakery case for a post-marathon* treat, I did not first go to the refrigerator case for zebra domes. I was after bigger fish. Sorry, not fish; SUGAR. Although there were many interesting cupcakes...

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Jambo House

In Which Jenn Eats At The Mara

I freakin’ loved my deluxe resort experience. The amenities and rich themeing of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge & Kidani Village were unparalleled, especially as compared to moderate and value resorts. But there is one area where I personally believe VALUE resorts reign, and that’s the food court. With that said, let’s talk about The Mara, Animal Kingdom Lodge’s quick service restaurant. The first thing to note is that as a DVC resort, Kidani Village does not have its own real food source; you can pick up some groceries and such in the gift shop there, but if you want...

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