Just a flight of steps down from the beautiful lobby of Disneyâ€™s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Victoria Falls Lounge is a fun spot for cocktails or a great glass of South African wine. A new menu adds flavors of Africa and India from the resortâ€™s various restaurants â€“ substantial bites to pair with beverages. The loungeâ€™s name, by the way, comes from Africaâ€™s breath-taking Victoria Falls, sighted in 1855 by David Livingstone, the Scottish missionary and explorer who named the magnificent falls in honor of Queen Victoria. View attachment 18283 A sumptuous plate of artisanal cheeses features Valdeon blue cheese, Petit Agour sheepâ€™s milk cheese & Cabot Clothbound Cheddar with Marcona almonds, honeycomb, Egyptian flowers & wild strawberry gastrique. Messy-but-delicious tandoori-spiced chicken wings are flavored with garam masala, garlic, ginger, lemon, cloves, cinnamon and served with kicky sambal sour cream. Ditto the pork â€œwings,â€ served with tamarind barbecue sauce, crispy onions and cilantro. View attachment 18282 Peri Peri Scallops features four pan-fried scallops with mealie pap (we Southerners call this grits), bacon lardons, coriander and chile butter. Another hot tapas is crispy chickpea bites, bite-sized fritters served with sag dahl, Tunisian olive oil, lemon balm, roasted eggplant salad and sautÃ©ed feta cheese. View attachment 18280 Perfect for sharing, the African-inspired tapas is a generous assortment of dates, cumin green olives, sambal Calamata olives, Bresaola, sea salt pistachios, preserved lemon artichoke hearts, with dried banana and pumpkin seed crisps. View attachment 18281 The breads & spreads: oak-grilled pappadam, South African sea salt crisps, wheat pita and house-made lavosh served with hummus, mango chutney, lentil spinach and citrus spread. No reservations are needed so you can pop along to try these delicious dishes.