Beginning September 17, Satu’li Canteen located in Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will no longer offer breakfast. The quick service restaurant will now begin to serve lunch at 10am.
Breakfast will return to Satu’li during peak attendance periods only.
Pandora – The World of Avatar officially opens at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on May 27, 2017 and will not only offer guests some unique dining options, but also a new way to order their food and beverages. Pandora’s Satu’li Canteen will be the first restaurant at the park to offer the convenience of Mobile Order. This new service allows guests to place orders and purchase meals on-the-go through the My Disney Experience App.
Simply select your menu items, customize your order and pre-pay for your meal before arriving to the restaurant. After you’ve placed your order and pre-pay in the app, and arrive at Satu’li Canteen, you’ll just tap the “I’m here” button. That will notify the kitchen to prepare your meal. When ready, you will be alerted through the app to pick up your meal at the designated window with the Mobile Order pick up sign.
Initially the only form of payment accepted on Mobile Order will be by credit card. Also, anyone with special dietary restrictions, or those who want to use discounts or redeem dining plan entitlements must place their order with a cashier.
Mobile Order begins May 27 at Satu’li Canteen and will expand to Pizzafari, Flame Tree Barbecue and Restaurantosaurus at Disney’s Animal Kingdom during the summer. Additional Mobile Order quick service locations throughout Walt Disney World Resort are on the way.
The countdown is on! We are less than 30 days away from the official opening of Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. One of the things we are most looking forward to is the food, beverage, and dessert options themed to the Pandora World.
Guests can eat and drink like a Na’vi at Satu’li Canteen, Pandora’s fast-casual restaurant and at the Pongu Pongu (which means “party party”) Kiosk.
Here is the culinary back story on Pandora – The World of Avatar from Disney:
“The setting of Pandora – The World of Avatar is long after the Na’vi and the humans have reconciled their conflict, and we are invited as guests to visit Pandora,” said Stefan Hellwig, executive creative director for Walt Disney Imagineering.
Satu’li (Sa-too-lee) Canteen is the land’s restaurant, with a design inspired by bases set up on Pandora by the Resources Development Administration (RDA) in the blockbuster “AVATAR” film. Once the main mess hall of the RDA base in the Valley of Mo’ara, the canteen is now owned and operated by the Alpha Centauri Expeditions (ACE) tour company and has been redesigned into a beautiful museum-like dining room open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The interior has been transformed with colorful Na’vi items filling the walls and hanging from the ceiling – hand-woven tapestries, natural Pandoran elements and cooking tools decoratethe interior.
Adjacent to Satu’li Canteen is Pongu Pongu, Pandora’s specialty beverage kiosk and as the story goes, was built by a human who befriended the local Na’vi clan and built a place to gather and socialize. The name came from all the “wild and memorable times” Na’vi and humans had together there.
Both of these new locations sound like they are themed flawlessly and will no doubt be very popular with visiting guests. For more information on Pandora – The World of Avatar, go to VisitPandora.com.
One of the things we are most looking forward to when Pandora – The World of Avatar opens next month is the unique food and beverage items which will be offered in the land. You can take a look at those previously shared options here and here. Today Disney gave us a sneak peek at some of the desserts which will be served at Satu’li Canteen, Pandora’s fast-casual restaurant. Let’s take a look!
First off, we have the blueberry cheesecake with a combination of passion fruit with blueberry and creamy cheesecake.
“We watched ‘Avatar’ and noted that the Na’vi are in stellar shape – very lean, with beautiful skin and bright yellow eyes,” said Executive Pastry Chef Stefan Riemer. The Na’vi colors were the inspiration for the Blueberry Cheesecake with Passion Fruit Curd, a cream cheese and blueberry creation with passion fruit to connect to the film’s tropical environment.
Next up, The Chocolate Cake with a Crunchy Cookie, Banana Cream and Goji Berries again takes its inspiration from the healthy Na’vi, as the chocolate bean would fit perfectly, says Riemer. “We used dark chocolate because it’s rich in antioxidants, then add a little crunch with a cookie wafer and the contrast of creamy mousse.”
The cake is topped with banana cream, made with cream, white chocolate and bananas, with a little drizzle of lemon. “The chocolate-banana is a great flavor combination,” says Riemer. “Then we added goji berry on top – it tastes a little like a raisin, and we hydrated it with simple syrup. The taste of the goji berry with the banana cream and chocolate is a lovely balance of flavors.”
These desserts are definitely more sophisticated than most of the sweet offerings at Disney’s quick service restaurants and are a welcome addition.
Pandora – The World of Avatar officially opens at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on May 27, 2017.