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Dine with Imagineer or Animal SpecialistWhat’s the most playful or cantankerous animal in Disney’s Animal Kingdom ®?  If you’ve always wanted to know more about the animals that roam the savanna, now’s your chance to find out during Walt Disney World’s ® new lunch option, Dine with Animal Specialists at Sanaa, an African/Indian fusion cuisine restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom ™ Lodge.

With a view out the restaurant window onto the savanna, one of the resort’s animal specialists joins a group no larger than 12 for lunch and a fun discussion, offering interesting facts and myths about African wildlife.  You’ll be immersed in the culture of Africa as you watch zebras, giraffes, Ankole Cattle, and white-bearded wildebeest roam by your table while you enjoy a four-course lunch from Sanaa’s tandoor ovens. The African-inspired meal includes warm naan bread, savory dips, slow-cooked meats, unusual sweets such as a tropical fruit kiwi and chai cream and so much more. You’ll even get a culinary lesson as the restaurant servers talk about each delicious course. After dessert, guests will venture to a savanna lookout, to observe and learn more about the exotic animals.  Minutes away from Disney’s Animal Kingdom ®, all you need is a reservation to participate in this exciting new Disney experience.

Dine with Animal Specialists isn’t the only lunch option curious Disney ® guests can experience at the Orlando theme park. For a look into the behind-the-scenes of the magic at Disney’s ® attractions and resorts you must look to Disney’s ® Imagineers for answers.

Much like Dine With an Animal Specialist at Disney’s ® Animal Kingdom, Dine With an Imagineer offers a one-of-a-kind experience for guests looking to educate themselves on Disney’s ® magic. Enjoy engaging conversations with a Disney ® Imagineer over lunch at the chic Bamboo Room of the Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney’s ® Hollywood Studios ™. You and up to 10 guests can learn from one of these incredible creative artists what it’s like to work in the most magical place in the world! During the discussion, guests will enjoy a four-course meal, as well as a souvenir plate designed exclusively for the experience that can be personalized by the Imagineer.

For more of Disney’s animals and magic you can always find discounted tickets right here on 3-Day Magic Your Way Base Tickets start at just $231.00 for adults and $213.00 for children. And to experience both Animal Kingdom ™ and Hollywood Studios ™ check out the 2-Day Magic Your Way Park Hopper Tickets for $229.00 for adults and $217.00 for children.