In a twist I don’t think anyone saw coming, Walt Disney World is now offering a Table Service “To Go” option, which to me is basically more expensive food at a “quick service” experience.
Currently it is available for Saana at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. I’m sure if this works out they will extend it to other locations. At least this option would let guests eat in their rooms or outside. But since the seating and occupancy is limited at the restaurant locations, this allows them to serve more and make more money.
Here’s How You Access Saana To Go:
On your My Disney Experience App you can search for “Saana To Go” and it pops up.
It will say:
“Sanaa To Go. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas Kidani Village
Experience the art of African cooking with Indian flavors when you explore a selection of delicious dishes available for takeout. Tap “order food” on the app main menu (+) to get started!”
Here is more information on this option:
You are going to choose your arrival window:
They are then going to prepare your order, but they say to expect a similar wait as you would eating at the table service restaurant. When the order is ready they will alert you to come and pick it up.
Disney does ask that you wait until your receive notice to head to the restaurant for pick-up.
It’s an interesting idea. Most table service type restaurants are already doing this now so it’s not much different. I just think it’s interesting because the prices are the same, but without the experience I’m not sure they are worth the hefty mark-up “Table Service” brings. Maybe that’s just me.
For now they are just trying it out, but I fully expect it to roll out to other locations. Resort Hotels make the most sense as there are place to go to eat the meals. The locations in the park could be trickier unless they add seating areas. EPCOT might work out better because Food and Wine allow for tables spread around.
What do you think? Comment and let us know!
Source: My Disney Experience App, A friend.