The Mara | Animal Kingdom Lodge | Disney World

Last Updated on: May 24th, 2024

The Mara (Disney World)

The Mara is a quick-service restaurant located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge at Walt Disney World. The restaurant is named after the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya and offers a variety of food options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The menu at The Mara includes African-inspired dishes as well as classic American favorites. Some of the most popular items on the menu include the famous Zebra Domes, which are small dessert pastries covered in white chocolate and dark chocolate drizzle, the African Potjie, which is a traditional South African stew, and the Safari Waffle, which is served with spiced pecans, whipped cream, and fruit compote.

The Mara features a colorful and vibrant design with African decor and artwork, including a large mural of animals on the wall. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and accepts both cash and credit cards. It is a popular dining destination for guests staying at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, as well as those visiting the resort for the day.

Fun Facts

  • The Mara is a quick-service restaurant located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, offering a blend of African and American cuisine.
  • Its name, “The Mara,” is inspired by the Mara River in Africa, known for its significance in the Great Migration of wildlife.
  • The restaurant features a diverse menu with options like the famous “Zebra Domes,” which are small dessert treats made with Amarula liqueur mousse and white chocolate ganache.
  • Guests dining at The Mara can enjoy outdoor seating with views of the resort’s lush savanna, where you may spot exotic animals such as giraffes and zebras.
  • For those looking for a unique breakfast experience, The Mara offers a “Pumbaa’s Fun and Games” character breakfast featuring popular Disney characters from “The Lion King.”

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