The Jungle Skipper Canteen restaurant at Disney’s Magic Kingdom started their soft opening yesterday. The brand new restaurant will hold their grand opening Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015.
The Jungle Navigation Co., Ltd. Skipper Canteen table service restaurant is located in Adventureland, behind Sunshine Tree Terrace. The space formerly housed the Adventureland Veranda restaurant, and more recently a meet and greet with Tinker Bell.
The storyline says the restaurant is run by Alberta, granddaughter of Dr. Albert Falls, who established the Jungle Navigation Company in 1911. There are three different dining areas: the crew’s mess hall, the old family room and grandpa’s old secret meeting room.
Here’s a video look around and a few photos:
As you can see (click for larger versions), the menu features variety of items inspired by foods in Asia, South America and Africa. Notice the unusual Coke products (as featured in Club Cool at Epcot) and the tribute to the old Adventurers Club with the Kungaloosh! dessert.
A couple of the drinks are available in a souvenir mug.
This shelf is full of Christmas decorations. We’re not sure if these are there just for the holiday season.
There are three office doors up on a balcony in the mess hall. Each has a skipper’s name on it. We believe they are named after Disney Imagineers, such as this one named after Disney Legend Marc Davis, who helped create the Jungle Cruise ride.
A bulletin board near the entrance to the mess hall has some fun things on it, such as this letter to Rosita, one of the birds in the Tiki Room attraction.
The Skipper Canteen is open for lunch and dinner. They are not accepting reservations yet, but they should be soon. They are on the Disney Dining Plan and offer discounts for Tables in Wonderland members.