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Tandoor Ovens, Mongolian Grill, and Real Gelato at Landscape of Flavors at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

posted on April 9th, 2012 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer


We got a chance to talk with Michelle Clegg, food & beverage operations manager for the soon-to-open Landscape of Flavors food court at the new Disney’s Art of Animation Resort that debuts next month at Walt Disney World Resort.

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They’re still tweaking the menu, but all sorts of creative new items make this the next generation of Disney food courts. Even burgers are “create your own”; you can start with a beef, chicken or veggie burger, and then the kitchen will pile on your favorite toppings (say, pepperjack cheese, pickles, tomatoes, onions and lettuce). But most fun are the four onstage tandoor ovens where chefs will bake bread and roast chicken, shrimp, sausage and acorn squash and other veggies – Michelle says that the roasted acorn squash is her favorite dish at the new restaurant. Tandoors are cylindrical ovens that reach very high temperatures and quickly bake, so it should be a grand onstage show for diners. The real treat is naan, a delicious Indian bread that’s slapped directly onto the oven’s walls and left to bake until puffy and lightly browned, perfect for wrapping all sorts of delicious food.

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And the restaurant’s Mongolian grill is another new touch – 3 feet in diameter, the chefs will make everything onstage, from challah bread French toast for breakfast to grilled beef and fish for lunch and dinner.

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There’s lot of attention on “better-for-you” options, so you’ll find buckwheat waffles and pasta, multigrain rice, low-fat smoothies, egg white frittatas and make-your-own yogurt parfaits. But it’s all about choices, so there are still pizzas and fries (and chocolate chip pancakes).

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And we’re excited to see real gelato on the menu, the Italian version of ice cream with less butterfat but bigger flavor. That and a whole menu of coffee drinks, including iced French vanilla, iced mocha, cappuccino, espresso and mochachino. We’ll carpool to the new resort for our 3 p.m. break!

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Jeffrey on April 9th, 2012 at 9:39 am

This all looks so good! I will be coming over to Landscapes to eat as much as possible! Looks like the amount of choices will be vast!

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Chandra from WA on April 9th, 2012 at 11:50 am

Ohh!! So excited about the healthy options. This is great!! I lost 96 lbs and I always shutter to think about eating on vacations! We are staying at AOA in Aug. This really is going to help me out a lot. Thanks, Disney!

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Chris on April 9th, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Sounds great. Will the bridge from Pop Century be open?

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jm on April 9th, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Everything sounds great. The coffee drnks have me for sure. I hope the chefs will NOT be using any peanut oil on the grills. Challah bread french toast sounds great. I hope some of these foods will be peanut / nut free / safe.

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Carolyn on April 9th, 2012 at 11:23 pm

I look foward to eating a lot of breakfasts there.

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Mary from MN on April 10th, 2012 at 7:33 am

Yum. It all sounds awesome! Can’t wait to try it out.

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Nicholas on April 10th, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Sooooo excited to stay here! Cannot wait to see Art of Animation resort! And my old Rose and Crown boss as Food and Beverage manager!

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Valeria on April 10th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

These pictures explains it all. Yum!

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Maryl from FL on April 12th, 2012 at 12:16 am

Looking forward to new food choices at Disney. All the value and moderate resorts seem to all serve the same food.

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Carolyn on April 15th, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Sounds awesome, I wonder if there will be any testing of the food to guest before the resort official opens.

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Rhona on April 18th, 2012 at 11:08 am

Really looking forward to first viewing the new resort then of course trying their new restaurant out. It sounds delicious.

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Zachary on April 26th, 2012 at 7:51 am

I live about 2 hours away. Usually when I visit the Walt Disney World Resort I am just coming up for the day. Would I be able to park at Art of Animation to try out the food at Landscape of Flavors when the food court opens later this year?

I know I am usually allowed to park at the resorts if I have a dining reservation, but I have never tried to park to try a quick service location.

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