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    I got this from WDW News Today:


    Another Buffet with Character???

    Today at Animal Kingdom, the Tusker House closed to begin it's major dining changes. The location is being changed over to a character buffet and is scheduled to open once again about the same time the new Yak and Yeti Restaurant opens in the park in November. The buffet will be open for three meals a day, dining reservations are not available yet for the restaurant.
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    it's about time they started helping out the dining facilities in AK. I always like there is no where to eat there...

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    I don't think it's technically a "new" character buffet. I believe the character theming from Donald's Breakfastosaurus is shifting to this new restaurant.

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    Oh...IMHO they still needed more sit-down facilities...I am excited to see the Yak and Yeti!

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    This has been in the works for a while I believe. Back in March when I was there they had the walls up around the TH restaraunt doing the refurb to make it a sit down. I also heard that with this new character buffet, they'd be doing away with Donald's Breakfastosaurus. Anyone know for sure on this?
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    The reports are that the new character meal at Tusker House will indeed replace Donald's Breakfastosaurus. Here is the report from May on AllEarsNet.com AllEarsNet®
    Tusker House, at Animal Kingdom is being converted to a buffet service restaurant to open in early November. It will offer a Character Breakfast called Donald's Safari Breakfast and will offer non-character buffets for lunch and dinner. It will be open from 8am - 10:30am for Breakfast and 11:30 until park closing for lunch and dinner. Both indoor and outdoor seating will be available.
    To make the necessary renovations, Tusker house will be closed from August 20 until November 17th. During this time, the Safari Celebration Dinner Grand Gathering will be unavailable. The last Safari Grand Gathering will be on August 19th. It will return on November 25th.
    Donald's Breakfastosaurus character breakfast will end after November 5th. Restaurantosaurus wil continue to be open as a quick service restaurant from 10:30am until park closing.
    Reservations will not be needed for the outdoor seating since that area will not be part of the Character Breakfast.
    Once Tusker House reopens, the Kusafiri Coffee Shop and Bakery will remain open but only from the outdoor window.
    At this time the characters at the new breakfast will be Donald, Daisy, Mickey and Goofy (of course that is always subject to change and daily availablity of the stars).


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    sounds good to me!!!! they do need more sit down places!!! and i cant wait to see yak and yeti!!!!!
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    I'm looking forward to seeing it, although Tusker House was our traditional 'sit down and have a snack' location before heading back out into the sun

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    I've been bummed about this since I first heard the news months ago...the food at Tusker House was awesome. They could have moved the character breakfast there and kept lunch and dinner as they were.
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    I don't think the themeing will be at all the same, I wouldnt expect that. It's going from Dinoland to Africa, kinda different. I would expect all new themeing to the breakfast.

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    You can never have too many buffets

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    I like the idea.

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    i must say that the name yak and yeti sounds gross but i hope its good

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