Resorts >Boma at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
2901 Osceola Pkwy (Osceola Pkwy & I-4), Lake Buena Vista, FL | Directions 3283028.345305 -81.529990
Daily 7am-11am; 5pm-10pm
Wednesday Jan 18, 2012. We decided to eat breakfast at Boma. I went on the internet to check what was listed and saw it was a buffet breakfast being offered. I am not usually prone to use buffet service, especially in a restaurant where kids are served, but I thought we could go check it out. I saw online adult meals were $14.95 and kids were somewhere around $7.95 so off we went. Getting to the reservation desk we saw the place was almost empty, and I thought it strange we were made to feel as though we would not be seated unless we had a reservation. They wanted our name, where we were staying, and our room number, which I thought was none of their business, but my wife cooperated. We were then told breakfast for an adult was $19.99, and children $12.99 or so. Far more that I had just seen listed online, but then to top off the added cost they said my 10 year old granddaughter would be priced as an adult. This was ridiculous, so we left.
The bad part was that we went to Mara restaurant, and after that experience we decided to not eat at any other Animal Kingdom Lodge restaurants during our 8 day stay at the Jambo House.
Amazing – Great place to stay. Upscale, but still a place where you can bring your children. All around A+
Great Hotel BUT... – It's a great hotel but if any of you are looking to save some $$ then book it at referer.us/8/GoodHotelDeals They usually have some pretty good deals on there!
EXCELLENT! Family restaurant with awesome view and food – My family was in Walt Disney World for vacation last week and even though we stayed at the Wilderness Lodge, we went to the Animal Kingdom Lodge to try out Boma. With 3 small children and a husband who's a picky eater, I was skeptical that they would be able to find some African food that they liked. Boy was I wrong. It's a buffet, and it's HUGE! Everything we tried was spectacular! No one had anything that they didn't like. My husband recommends the beef loin, and I recommend trying ALL the desserts, they are bite-sized and all of them are ridiculously delicious. We got to try a lot of things we've never even heard of before and it was all excellent. We will definitely be going back to Boma next year when we return to Disney, too bad there isn't one in Denver!!!
Past Cast Memeber – I actually worked at Boma for about a year. I can say that not only is the food outstanding and the atmosphere wonderfule, the chefs are great. Chef TJ makes the best PuPu platters and fried Oreos! Chef Jenny, Chef David and Chef TJ are who I worked with the most and they were outstanding individuals, teachers and guest service winners. They would go out of their way to make sure that a guest had what they needed and that their experience was one that would be remembered. I learned so much from them about how to help create that everlasting memory that Disney wants every guest to have as well as how to prepare great food. And as stated by "sashafl" we were proud to be a leader in vegetarian cuisine for the guests. I am so proud to say I worked there and want everyone to know how wonerful it is.
Wonderful hotel, but not as convenient to attractions – This hotel goes all out with its animal theme, from the main hall designed to look like a wilderness lodge to a savannah outback complete with live giraffes, zebras and other animals. My family would always make a special trip over to this hotel to eat at the Boma, a mix of African cuisine and classic, American buffet foods. Afterward once it got dark, we?d always sit by the large fire pit outback in the rocking chairs. (Yes, it is possible relax at Disney! Lol) The major disadvantage this hotel has though in my view is that guests without cars are dependent on the Disney bus system to get everywhere. There?s no park or attraction you can walk to from the lodge.
Best vegetarian food I've ever had – This place is a dream come true for vegetarians! There are so many options to choose from! There is even protein to be found: lentils, tofu, beans, hummus. Most of the vegetarian options are also vegan, which is really refreshing. The tastes are truly amazing. You can try 12 different things and no two will taste the same. It's a steal for under $30! Last time we ate there the chef came out to meet us and brought us several special vegetarian platters. If I lived closer, I would easily make this a weekly dining experience.
Culinary Adventures in the Magic Kingdom! – If you aren't already in awe of the ambiance as you walk through the doors of Disney's Animal Kingdom lodge or taken by the animals roaming free outside the windows, you will definitely complete your awe struck experience by eating at Boma. You couldn't find a wait staff that is more friendly that will explain the different cusine presented in a buffett style setting.... No, this isn't your typical macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes and meatloaf type of buffett.. its much more eclectic and grandiose sprinkled with a little bit of magic that you would expect from the chefs at the happiest place on earth. The buffet transports your palette to a continent that your mouth has probably not explored before. If you celebrating a special occassion call ahead for reservations and let the staff know of any event you planning to celebrate at Boma. Even if you aren't celebrating anything, reservations are highly recommended as it is quite the place to eat for the good food and ambiance of a beautiful hotel restaurant. Be prepared to be opened minded and try new things, of course their will always be the "safe foods" for those who aren't on a quest for a culinary adventure.
Deluxe resort features an African theme, regional cuisine and savannahs with plenty of roaming wildlife. – The Scene
Adjacent to Disney's Animal Kingdom park, this 1,293-room hotel celebrates the African continent with tributes to its mighty architecture, regional cuisine and exotic wildlife. The resort was designed using a modified kraal African village layout, a horseshoe-like arrangement allowing expansive views of the surrounding savannah and its many animal inhabitants. That's right, nearly 200 mammals and three-dozen species of birds--including Ankole cattle, zebra, wildebeest and geese--wander the grounds.
All rooms feature hand-carved African furnishings and art, and most overlook the 33-acre savannah. Accommodations range from spacious standard rooms to two-bedroom suites with kitchenettes. Kids will enjoy the 9,000-square-foot Uzima pool with a 67-foot water slide, a video arcade and extensive children's programs. Adults will appreciate the Zahanati spa and fitness center and Simba's Cubhouse, offering supervised activities for kids in the evenings so parents can have a night out of their own.
Wonderful tastes and variety! – Boma is amazing! It's expensive, but well worth it for the vast array of African foods in the buffet. The carrot ginger soup, salmon and hummus are 3 of the most tasty things there. The menu also changes according to the day, so dinner is always a surprise. It's a little noisy and crowded.. no romantic dining here, but if you want a taste adventure and love trying new things, this place is for you. Not to mention that it's in the beautiful Animal Kingdom lodge where you can stroll the grounds to see animals afterwards and walk off the huge meal! It's sister next door, Jiko, is better for business and romance, but I would rather visit Boma.
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