Disney has shared some more information and new concept art for Tiffins, which opens this summer at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Originally announced in November of last year, the new 252-seat restaurant will be located in the park’s Discovery Island area (next door to Pizzafari) and will be open daily for lunch and dinner with menus that “takes diners to Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas.”
According to the Disney Parks Blog:
“Tiffins is the signature restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, celebrating the culture of design and research that went into creating this unique park,” said Emily O’Brien, Walt Disney Imagineering executive show producer for Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
O’Brien describes the interior design as “a gallery you can dine in with artwork that is a direct result of travels to Africa, Asia and South America which influenced the design of the park.” The ideas of the park’s design team, including sketches, photography, architecture and textures, are all presented in a way that is uniquely Disney.
“All the senses are explored and turned into amazing works of art,” said O’Brien. “The galleries, or dining rooms, focus on Asia [Trek Gallery with 74 seats] and Africa [Safari Gallery with 64 seats], and the third [Grand Gallery with 114 seats] pays homage to animal species that the Disney Conservation Fund works to protect.”
In addition, the Nomad Lounge will be opening up adjacent to Tiffins. The new bar & lounge will offer cocktails and beverages inspired by Asia, Africa and the Americas.
The food and beverage menus for Tiffins and Nomad Lounge is expected to be released soon.