Is A New Jungle Cruise Themed Restaurant Coming To Magic Kingdom?

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  1. Beccaberry

    Beccaberry Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Following the swap-a-rino of the Sunshine Tree Terrace and Aloha Isle, rumors have been running rampant that the space once known as the Adventureland Veranda restaurant will finally return to food service after 21 years. The speculation is that the space (most recently serving as home to Tinker Bell and her fairy friends before she relocated to Town Square Theater) will once again be used as a restaurant (tentatively called the “Skipper’s Cantinaâ€￾), and will take thematic cues from its neighboring Jungle Cruise attraction.

    The back story is said to revolve around Jungle Cruise skippers being under paid by the Jungle Navigation Company and needing to operate the restaurant to make a little more money.

    Current rumors are that the restaurant will operate in the same way as “Be Our Guestâ€￾ in that it will offer a Counter Service lunch and a Table Service dinner.

    Speculation is that Disney could have the new restaurant open as early as November 2015.

    So what do you think about this rumor? Table for two with a view of the backside of water????
     
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    Well, I think having more places to eat is a good idea. It would be an even better idea to have good food, too! :D
     
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    Oh I'd LOVE this so much :yes:
     
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    It has been confirmed and I love it!
     
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    Sounds like it could be interesting. Also I've heard that it may become the 2nd place at MK where you can have a drink with dinner.
     
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    I'll drink to that
     
  7. Britchick

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    So will it be quite slap stick like Whispering canyon do you think?
     
  8. keith

    keith Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    This is my worry :lol: I mean, I'm just a waste of space on the interaction stuff and I know everyone loves it so they should completely ignore me on this one, but I just wish there was a proper, recognised, reliable way of saying "leave me alone ok?" in these places.

    One of my fave things to do late night MK is the jungle cruise and I'd love the restaurant but not if it's going to be pick on Keith time
     
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    Beccaberry Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Whispering Canyon has that! On your table there is a coaster with two sides - one is green and says, "Jump in and play!" and the other is red and says, "Watch from the fence!"

    If you place it on the red side, they won't pick on you.
     
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    keith Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    oh WOW I never knew that! that's awesome!!!!!! I don't suppose 50s prime time has it :) I'd love to try there but Im such a chicken
     
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    Hmmmmm...good question, I suppose you could always steal the one from Whispering Canyon ;)

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    are they new? I didn't notice them last time I was there but then we were there as a tour group
     
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    Beccaberry Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Hmmmm, new-ish I'd say. I saw them for the first time when we were there in October.
     
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    Hey I like the idea of someplace new! And it may open by our next trip in January!!!!!
     
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    Would really love to see this open when we go in November :)

    Kind of hoping they revive some of the schtick (and maybe the drinks!) from the Adventurers Club, too!
     
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    Wow don't remember that. What did they do?
     
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    i've never seen them before! so must be new since 2012 :)
     
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    Schtick meaning their comic routine and style of performance. The Adventurers Club in Downtown Disney was hilarious (KUNGALOOSH!) - I was so sad when it closed.
     
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    I'm all for it. I love this area and another sit down restaurant with good theming & even better food would definitely be a place I would like to visit.
     
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    deedee, I've been meaning to ask...do you have a trip coming up, or are you just "Disney Dreaming" (and learning) like so many of the rest of us?
     

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