Pandora – World of Avatar Satu’li Canteen ©Disney Click for high-res image

Disney World is offering a sneak peak of the creative new dishes to be offered at the Satu’li Canteen. Set to open May 27, 2017 with the rest of the Pandora expansion, this new land is themed top to bottom including the food. The menu aims towards a healthier bill of fare than the typical Disney counter service with more grains and vegetables and less fries. The dishes have a distinct Asian flair, though items should appeal to most diners. While kids can order chili-spiced crispy fried tofu, I imagine there will be a lot more orders of the Parker House dough rolled hot dogs. Oddly enough, Nestle iced coffee has made its way onto the beverage list despite Joffrey’s supplying the hot coffee. Prices for entrees are reasonable ranging from $10.99 to $12.99.


Sustainable Fish Bowl ©Disney Click for high-res image

Customizable Bowls

The Satu’li Canteen main entree lineup consists of highly customizable bowls. Starting with a base of quinoa and vegetable salad; red and sweet potato hash; mixed whole-grain and rice or romaine and kale salad. Then guests choose a protein; grilled chicken, grilled beef, fish, or chili-spiced fried tofu. Finally, you get to top it off with a sauce: charred onion chimichurri, black bean vinaigrette or creamy herb dressing. All are topped with a vegetable slaw and funky little boba balls (tapioca) to give it that other-worldly look.



Vegetable Steamed Curry Pod ©Disney Click for high-res image


New Shapes, Familiar Foods

Asian bowls not your thing? The Satu’li Canteen menu is rounded out with a pair of ‘pods’ which are filled steamed bao buns; cheeseburger or vegetable curry. Both include root vegetable chips and crunchy vegetable slaw. Kids will also find A dough wrapped hot dog and cheese quesadilla for pickier eaters.

Some exclusive beers and wines will also be offered. Bud Lite is available, but who can imagine passing up a greenish Pandora Grog Ale?

For more information and updates to the menu visit Disney World’s official menu posting here.


Disney Mobile Ordering Test at Satu’li Canteen

Disney will also be testing its latest addition to the My Disney Experience App: Mobile Ordering. This is a rumored feature I’ve been looking forward to for quite some time. According to the Disney Parks Blog: The fast-casual restaurant will also be the first to offer Mobile Order, a new convenient option 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. Additional fast-casual and quick-service restaurants will begin to offer Mobile Order later this year.