Friday, April 28, 2017

Around the World With Ridge - Skipper Canteen

The kid is making a comeback.

Hello, Hola, Nin Hao, Bonjour, Ohayo, Ciao, Marhabaan, where have you all been? Well, if you were a reader way back when, I’ll tell you that life got in my way and I let it. Four years ago I stopped finding time to write when I took a new job. I didn’t stop spending my vacation time at Disney, I just stopped telling the world about it. If you will indulge me, I’d like to try and talk about Disney with you again.

I’m only six months behind on talking about my last lovely visit to Disney World. Back in October of 2016 I took a trip and tried the Jungle Skipper Canteen. The Canteen is nestled in Adventureland a stone’s vigorous throw away from the Jungle Cruise. It is a wonderful use of space and feels a little like it could have been hiding back there all along. As with any Disney restaurant there is so much detail your eyes could wonder for days.

My skipper was fantastic and I am ashamed to say I cannot remember her name but she played her part I did my best to play along with her. The part that owned me which is just a memory and no pictures were taken, she pulled a monkey puppet from outta nowhere and gave me a really fun hard time.
Skipper Canteen Lobby
Skipper Canteen Lobby
Skipper Conteen Lobby
The interior lobby has a good amount of seating while waiting for your Adventure to start. If you have the time to read about Alberta Falls you will see she was one heck of a businesswoman.
One of Alberta's Many Awards
As with everything the menu has some hidden items and is fun to explore. 

For lunch there was just so much awesome looking stuff to choose from. The menu had something for everyone. Everything is exotic yet familiar so don’t let the tiny crew members be afraid. I tried the Himbasha Bread with Honey dipping accoutrement…

Himbasha is a traditional Ethiopian bread for celebrations and I celebrated the fact it was free… Also in the picture because I am an adult and I wanted the souvenir mug is a Schweitzer Slush which is an apple and passion fruit slushy with green apple boba balls on top.

For an appetizer I tried the Sea Shu Mai, which is a shrimp and pork goyza aka dumpling and yes, it was wonderful.

  On to the entrĂ©e, I love lamb and they had lamb so I tried the lamb. I love the blend of spices here “Grilled Lamb Chops seasoned with North African Berber Spice Blends served with green lentil stew”.  If I had to have this every day for a month, I think I would be ok with that.

Also long as I got to have a “Kungaloosh!” with it. Some of you may remember the Adventurers Club but this isn’t that Kungaloosh, no salute required, this is a chocolate cake with caramelized bananas and cashew-caramel ice cream topped with coffee dust… yes coffee dust. Who knew that was a thing?

Now this was technically my birthday trip so I am not afraid to wear the Birthday Button so my Skipper gave me a second, happy birthday cake. It too was awesome. It was from the kid’s dessert but it said happy birthday!

Main Room

Alberta's Office

I sat near the office and you can hear the phone ring and people talking... Busniess has to be run. 

All and all I would give my experience two thumbs up and to support this family has an adventure scheduled already for our next trip down.

So if you endulged me today, thank you. I hope you enjoyed the pictures. Now for some extra news. I'm in the process of putting life in order and hopefully by the end of this year I'll be an Orlando resident. Wish me luck! Have a Magical Day!