Across from the Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse in Adventureland, sits a hidden gem, Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen. Amazing theming that is truly enjoyable the second you walk in. There are many stories tying in from the Jungle Cruise, the now extinct Adventurer’s Club and Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar. Everywhere you look, there is a painting, an artifact, a picture or something that tells the story.
The real gem here are the “skippers” or servers that take you on a journey of flavors from dishes inspired by the rivers of the world and the exotic cuisines of Asia, Africa and South America. We have dined at just about every restaurant in WDW and this is one of our faves. The staff is so much fun that it’s almost like getting a dinner and a show.
The proprietor of the business is none other than Alberta Falls, the daughter of Dr. Albert Falls who owned the Jungle Navigation Co, which was originally a cargo shipping line. Over the years, business took a downturn and the family decided to offer jungle cruises to those who were brave enough. And now the Skipper Canteen is available to host those hungry passengers before or after their journey.
Look to book your reservations through the My Disney Experince app and book early. This table service meal can get very busy. Lunch and dinner are served. There are items on the menu that cater to special diets. If you have any questions, be sure to ask your Skipper. I had no problems eating a gluten free meal here. The menu has gone through a few changes since opening. The last time we ate here, we had the best steak we’ve ever had on property. Really.
We get good vibes at Skipper Canteen and hope you enjoy it as well! 👍🏻😎
Two Southern gals who ❤️ Disney! Darcie made her first visit to WDW in 1977. Kristy made hers a couple years later. They have been best friends 👭 since 6th grade and share a passion for all things Disney. Kristy is considered the Star Wars expert and Darcie is the historian. Together they visit Florida 🌞 as often as they can and thankfully don’t drive their families too crazy with their obsession.
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