Disney World's Animal Kingdom will be welcoming park guests to Pandora-The World of Avatar on May 27. Last week they gave the world a sneak peek as to what's going to be on the menu. Disney likes to make almost everything they do a story to totally immerse their visitors. According to the Disney Parks Blog:
Guests can enjoy creative, flavorful dishes based on the healthful bounty of Pandora, with wholesome grains, fresh vegetables and hearty proteins at Satu'li Canteen, where an on-stage grill is a prominent feature in the colorful dining room.
The Satu'li Canteen was once the main mess hall of the Resources Development Administration (RDA) base located in the Valley of Mo'ara. Now the canteen is owned and operated by Alpha Centauri Expeditions (ACE) tour company and has been redesigned into a beautiful museum-like dining room.
The restaurant promises to be a fast casual place with food that should be familiar to most people. One dish even allows guests to customize their meal with "…base of quinoa and vegetable salad; red and sweet potato hash; mixed whole-grain and rice or romaine and kale salad. Next is either with wood-grilled chicken, slow-roasted beef, sustainable fish or chili-spiced fried tofu. And the bowl is finished with charred onion chimichurri, black bean vinaigrette or creamy herb dressing." There will also be steamed cheeseburger or vegetable curry steamed buns which will come with chips and vegetable slaw. For children there will be grilled chicken, beef, fish or tofu with greens or rice, a hot dog, and a cheese quesadilla.
You can even do mobile ordering ahead of time through the My Disney Experience app. This isn't the first time Disney has allowed guests to order beforehand. I have ordered my meal ahead of time before at the Be Our Guest restaurant in Magic Kingdom. However, guests will be able to hit a button on the app alerting staff they are there. That is different from Be Our Guest, and if this works I hope this will be implemented in more restaurants around the park. The app will only accept credit cards at this moment, so if you have a dining plan you will have to pay at the restaurant.