A new restaurant is opening at Magic Kingdom this week. The Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen officially opens in Adventureland on Wednesday, although the eatery has been in testing and previews for a few days.
The menu features Asian, South American and African cuisine, inspired by the flavors of the rivers found on the nearby Jungle Cruise attraction. Like the Jungle Cruise, there is a wise-cracking staff on hand.
Among the choices are arepas, grilled steak, farm-raised shrimp and a rice noodle bowl. A chocolate cake (with carmelized bananas and cashew ice cream) is called Kungaloosh, a nod to the old explorer-themed Adventurers Club at Downtown Disney.
Specialty drinks include the Punch Line Punch (tropical fruit juice and mango puree) and the Schweitzer Slush (frozen apple juice and passion fruit topped with green apple boba balls). They are non-alcoholic.
The 222-seat restaurant is broken into three seating areas: a mess hall, a jungle-inspired parlor and a hidden meeting room of the Society of Explorers and Adventurers.