I hit up Animal Kingdom this weekend and had a great time as usual! It’s such an underrated park, and of the four, it seems to have some of the best options for breakfast (not counting the cinnamon roll from Main Street Bakery, of course!). I went over to Pizzafari and was torn between two of the options available: the Breakfast Panini and the Spinach and Goat Cheese Frittata.
The menu is pretty standard in Disney terms, but the items I was considering were a bit unique from what is found on the few quick service breakfast menus in the parks.
I placed my order and went to grab a seat. The park was virtually empty, so I was able to grab a few pictures along the way.
My favorite room, the Nocturnal Room, had a reserved table in it. Of course, I had top grab a picture! Who knew such fine dining could be had here!
I finally settled in the Homes Room. Those objects sticking to the rafters are little sculptures of snails.
At this point, I’m sure you’re getting hungry! I had decided on the Breakfast Panini. While the Spinach and Goat Cheese Frittata sounded good, I really wasn’t feeling the potatoes with which it was served. The sandwich itself is a good size and definitely a filling breakfast for one person. Two could easily split it for a lighter meal, or as a “hold you over” until lunch (where the Hot Italian-style sandwich is twice as large as this!).
The egg whites had been cooked with spinach, which I wasn’t expecting, but very happy to see. The ham, which is typically a food I don’t like (I surprised myself giving this a try!), was quite salty. The salt factor, however, was mellowed by all the other ingredients. There was a fair amount of cheese as well, and while not fully melted, had been given enough heat to allow it to stretch a bit.
The sandwich isn’t going to blow your mind, but in the parks where a savory, slightly unique quick service breakfast is a bit of a find, I’d happily order this again. I might give that frittata a chance on my next visit, but despite the saltiness of the ham, it’s a great option. Bonus: If you’re avoiding carbs, there is plenty of filling here to stick to your diet if you nix the bread!
And if you’re in the market for a Souvenir Mug or a glass of Sangria, you’re covered!
If you don’t get to Animal Kingdom in time for breakfast, there’s always lunch or dinner! Just avoid the pizzas. Hopefully they change over to flatbread someday, like Pinocchio Village Haus in Magic Kingdom.
Do you ever make it to Animal Kingdom for breakfast? Do you opt for something hearty or stick to a pastry and coffee?