The Mara

The Mara is found at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.  It is considered a Quick Service Dining Option if you are using one of the Disney Dining Plans.  Since it is located in a very culturally themed resort, they serve African AND American foods.  Not only will you find African stews and pitas, but also all American hamburgers and flatbread pizzas.  It is located right off the pool area of Animal Kingdom Lodge, making it easy to grab something quick to eat while enjoying the pool area.

  • This QSD location serves breakfast until 11:00 AM, and then lunch and dinner selections the rest of the day.
  • Kids can choose from favorites such as macaroni and cheese, pizzas, or burgers.
  • There is a refillable mug station at this restaurant.
  • There is an outdoor seating area as well.

If you are looking for some variety in your meals, The Mara is a great QSD option.  A Falafel Pita, African Stew, or a Chicken Flatbread may be just what you’re looking for to give your palate a little change from the typical Quick Service Dining options on Disney property. You can find their full menu HERE.

If you find yourself staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge, we think The Mara provides great meals for you and your family!

Overall, we give this dining location a “A”.


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5 thoughts on “The Mara

  1. Mara was always good, but it’s gotten better. They have a really Google hand carved turkey sandwich that you can get with house made chips. You can probably get a different side, but I love the chips. My students (we stayed there for a field trip) raved about the flatbreads. The cast members go out of their way to assist you. I had someone with me who got injured and could only eat soft foods. They prepared special items for him, and even found some amazing vanilla ice cream (maybe from Jiko?). If you’re on the dining plan, you can get a box with 5 (yes…FIVE!!) zebra domes for a snack credit OR as a dessert with a quick serve meal credit!

  2. Mara is a great choice for quick service. Lots of options and great pricing. We eat here a lot when we stay, the walk from AKV isn’t too bad!!! (2009,2011)

  3. We stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge all the time, not only is it our home resort, but my favorite place to stay! I was always afraid that the food at Boma would not be for me, but after reading your article I am willing to give it a try when we go in November! Keep up the great work here!!!

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