Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Skipper Canteen | Restaurant Review

HELLO!  My name is Emma, and I'll be your skipper, chef, alligator wrestler, smoothie taster, and swimming instructor...you know, if you don't laugh at my jokes...

What's that? You've heard that one before?  Oh no you haven't...

Because we're not just talking about the Jungle Cruise RIDE - today we're talking about the Jungle Cruise RESTAURANT, the Skipper Canteen at the Magic Kingdom!

Everybody on board for a review of world famous jungle cuisine?  Then off we go for a two week cruise...

The Skipper Canteen is located in Adventureland where the Tinkerbell meet and greet used to be.  You may notice a portrait of the illustrious Dr. Albert Falls on the wall in the waiting area...

This is the mess room, but don't worry...they cleaned it up...

You'll be treated to a steady stream of puns as you're led to your table!  There are more jokes in the decor...

Lost...but not yet found...

We were seated in the Jungle Parlor (look out for the wall of China), where I fell instantly in love with parrot chandeliers...

Can I take them home with me?

Disney carpet appreciation...always necessary...

The backstory is on the menu!  Alberta Falls decided to open up the company offices as a dining establishment.

The Schweitzer slush: frozen apple juice and passion fruit topped with bursting green apple boba balls, first concocted by the noted explorer and humanitarian, Dr. Albert Slush. YES.

Ordinarily I wouldn't post this many photos of a menu, but I wanted you all to enjoy the sketches...and the puns...

"A Lot at Steak" and "Tastes Like Chicken" (Because it is!)

Oh yes, I see you dessert menu...never fear...but first thing's first...

There was no way I was passing up on a Schweitzer Slush, and Athos tried the Punch Line Punch (tropical frozen juices and mango puree).  They were both SO delicious!

Those boba balls were weird but wonderful, like an explosion of fruit juice when they burst in your mouth.

Ambasha bread (autocorrect just tried to make that 'ambush' bread...which I feel would fit right in at the Skipper Canteen) and honey dip arrived at the table first.  The fare here is quite exotic!

Before the main meals arrived, we took a quick look around the new rooms...

Love this art of the temple!

If you like little details, definitely take a look at the cork boards by the entrance!  Unclaimed luggage sale Thursday at the Temple of the Forbidden Eye?? I'm there!

This is the S.E.A. room - Society of Explorers & Adventurers.  It looks perfect for secret cabals.  I love the leopard print chairs...and of course the butterfly booth!

We were disappointed we couldn't sit in the butterfly booth because it only seats four, and our group was too big.  Another time we'll have to lose somebody in the jungle and come back... ;)

Shall we get back to the food?  First up is Athos's "Not Piranha" aka sustainable fish with vegetables in a lemon grass broth.

Dad tried the Falls Family Falafel - very nice.

I tried Ginger's Hot and Sour Soup.  I had never tried hot and sour soup before and realized...I'm not really a fan.  The consistency is just not...nice. lol.  It was fun to sample though and quite flavorful!

I stole a bite or two of Dart's "Skip's Mac n' Cheese" which had spiced beef, pasta, and béchamel sauce.  Another time I would order this - delish!

House Made Arepas - very nice!

We had tried to order light because we wanted to save room for dessert - before our waitress would set our order on the table, she made us shout the name all together:


(It is a pretty great name.)

Chocolate cake with caramelized bananas and cashew-caramel ice cream: it was lovely!

Pausing on the patio before joining the crowds outside.  Overall I'd say the food was very good, but it didn't exactly blow me away - although for the decor and puns it's definitely worth trying!

Have you been to the Skipper Canteen?  Share your thoughts in the comments!


  1. When my husband and I were at WDW this past March one of the first places we ate was the Skipper Canteen! We agreed it was one of our favorite meals. I'm starting to wish we had tried the Kungaloosh! It sounds divine. Instead we had the lemon chiffon cake with all manner of edible tidbits on the plate. It was fantastic, though. Easily one of my favorite desserts of the trip, it was just edged out by the banana chocolate crême brûlée from Kona Kafé at the Polynesian! Have you tried it? It's to die for (but not the way Scar meant it in The Lion King ��)!

    Love your videos and blog. You are so knowledgeable and fun!

    Best wishes!

  2. I LOVE how they make a Temple of the Forbidden Eye reference - a little Disneyland slipped in to Walt Disney World.