PHOTOS - My Disney Experience Mobile Ordering is coming to Pandora in the Satu'li Canteen

Mar 20, 2017 in "Satu'li Canteen"

Satu'li Canteen overview

Satu'li Canteen, the main restaurant in Pandora - The World of Avatar, will be the first restaurant to feature the new My Disney Experience Mobile Order service.

Mobile Order allows you to pay for meals on-the-go within the My Disney Experience app, bypassing the queue to order at the restaurant. Using the app, you can select menu items, customize an order and pre-pay for a meal.

Arriving at the restaurant, you'll tap an “I’m here” button in the app, which will notify the kitchen to prepare the meal. When ready, you'll be alerted through the app to pick up the meal at a designated window. Only credit card payments will be accepted via Mobile Order, Disney Dining Plan guests will have to use the regular line.

Disney has been experimenting with this type of service at various restaurants over the past few years, and it now appears the technology is ready for prime-time. Expect to see Mobile Order expand to other restaurants throughout the year.

Satu'li Canteen Design

Formerly the main mess hall of the Resources Development Administration (RDA) base located in the Valley of Mo’ara, Satu'li Canteen is now owned and operated by Alpha Centauri Expeditions (ACE) tour company and has been redesigned into a museum-like dining room. 

Colorful Na’vi items fill the walls and ceilings, including hand-woven tapestries, natural Pandoran elements and cooking tools.

The restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner, with fast casual service. The Disney Dining Plan will be accepted.

Satu’li Canteen Food

Healthy food features prominently on the menu at Satu'li Canteen, with whole grains, vegetables and proteins, along with a hint of Chipotle style bowls thrown in.

Diners start with a base of quinoa and vegetable salad; red and sweet potato hash; mixed whole-grain and rice or romaine and kale salad. Next is either wood-grilled chicken, slow-roasted beef, sustainable fish or chili-spiced fried tofu. And the bowl is finished with charred onion chimichurri, black bean vinaigrette or creamy herb dressing.

The menu also offers steamed “pods” – bao buns with either cheeseburger or vegetable curry and served with root vegetable chips and crunchy vegetable slaw.

Kid's offerings will include grilled chicken or beef, fish or tofu with greens or rice; a hot dog wrapped in Parker House dough; cheese quesadilla, or a steamed “pod” (cheeseburger bao bun).

Satu'li Canteen will open alongside Pandora - The World of Avatar, May 27 2017 in Disney's Animal Kingdom.

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Article Posted: Mar 20, 2017 / 9:54am EDT