Reopening Date Announced for Tusker House at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Exciting news for all those Tusker House fans out there! We previously shared the news that Tusker House Restaurant would be reopening this summer at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The dining experience will be slightly different from the previous buffet, and the character experience will be modified. Today, Disney has released the reopening DATE!


As shared via Disney Parks Twitter: “Just announced: Tusker House Restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park will be reopening on June 20! Bookings start Friday, June 4. Graze on a bountiful family-style menu brimming with African-inspired flavors and see the host, Donald Duck—along with his Disney Friends!”


We’re so excited to have an official opening date! Are you making plans to dine with Donald Duck and friends at Tusker House? Be sure to snag those reservations as soon as possible when they open bookings this Friday, June 4.

About Mike/ Jamie

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.