Each day it seems we are getting more and more details for Pandora – The World of Avatar opening soon at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Today we have a first look at Satu’li Canteen, Pandora’s quick service restaurant serving up some very unique offerings.
First off, Disney has shared the backstory which 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 interior has been transformed with colorful Na’vi items filling the walls and hanging from the ceiling — hand-woven tapestries, natural Pandoran elements and even cooking tools decorate the restaurant.
Satu’li will also feature an on-stage grill in the center of its dining room which will serve up creative, flavorful, and healthy dishes. Expect familiar dishes with a twist.
The bowls pictured above, allow guests to customize their lunch or dinner. Diners start with a 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.
The menu also offers steamed “pods” – bao buns with either cheeseburger or vegetable curry and served with root vegetable chips and crunchy vegetable slaw.
For little ones, there’s an option of grilled chicken or beef, fish or tofu with greens or rice; a hot dog wrapped in Parker House dough; cheese quesadilla, or a steamed “pod” (cheeseburger bao bun).
Also a first for this restaurant, is the Mobile Order through My Disney Experience. This new option allows guests to order and pay for meals on-the-go within the My Disney Experience app, allowing guests to bypass the queue to order when they arrive at the restaurant. Using the app, guests can select menu items, customize their order and pre-pay for their meal. When they arrive at the restaurant they will tap an “I’m here” button in the app, which will notify the kitchen to prepare the meal. When ready, guests will be alerted through the app to pick up their meal at a designated window. How is that for convenience?
Disney Dining Plan is accepted at Satu’li Canteen, however Mobile Order only accepts credit cards.
Pandora – The World of Avatar opens at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on May 27, 2017.