Boma Buffet Pictures Updated! Plus A Little Story About This Great Buffet!

Hello everyone!

I finally got around to posting the pictures of the Boma buffet from our September trip.  You can check it out by clicking here:

http://www.diningindisney.com/animal-kingdom-lodge-boma-flavors-of-africa/

Just a quick story about our dinner at Boma (which was back at the end of September.)  We arrived for our 4:40pm advanced reservations about 20-minutes early and there was a little bit of a crowd already waiting so I had to stand in a short line to get checked in.  We ended up waiting for about 10-15 minutes before they actually opened up the restaurant so I was able to walk through and get some pictures of the untouched buffet!  (before all the hungry crowds jumped on it.)  🙂

Of all the times we’ve eaten at Boma we never experienced buffet lines like this before.  At one point, while waiting for 15-20 minutes in line for the Spit Fired Prime Rib, I looked back and counted 40 people in line!  It stretched from the right side of the restaurant near the Prime Rib table all the way back to about mid-way through the dining area.  Mind you this was a Sunday night, but holy cow was that a long time to wait in.  It was like the “Perfect Storm” of buffets because as the night went on the crowds dispersed from the Prime Rib area and slowly moved to the dessert tables like a Hurricane moving up the East Coast.

Disney Boma Flavors of Africa

Everyone must have been eating the same things at the same time as you could see the lines forming at the next logical area of the buffet. It moved from salads, to soups, then to meats, then finally over to the coveted dessert bar.  It was almost like a herd of cattle gradually moving from one area of the buffet to another as the night went on! Sure enough towards the end of dinner we looked back and the lines were building at the dessert bar!!  OH NO!  I will not lose out on Zebra Domes without a fight!  My wife immediately dispatched me to the dessert area with orders to stand in line and not come back until I had enough desserts for both of us (well, she was much nicer about it than that but I’m in BUFFET BATTLE mode so that’s what it felt like!)  I immediately walked very briskly (and yes, I contemplated running through the crowds of women and children but figured I would look like a nut and would end up knocking over a few tables which wouldn’t go over too well with the staff) to grab a plate of whatever I could get my hands on.  I was in luck……..I ended up getting some tasty treats including the zebra domes, cookies, yummy fruit tartlets and a very good Peach Crumble. Success!

Looking back I’m not sure if it was the mere thought of getting to an empty dessert bar (which I now know is a near impossibility in Walt Disney World) or whether I was just locked in the moment of feeling like I was in a Buffet Battle with hundreds of other hungry people (a battle I was NOT going to lose.) But it was one crazy night at the buffet which felt more like a Hot Dog eating competition with Takeru Kobayashi to eat as much as you can as fast as you can so you don’t miss out on the Zebra Domes at the dessert bar!

I can’t be the only one who feels this way……..hmmmm……or am I ??

Bottom line is that Boma still takes the cake in my book for best buffet in Walt Disney World.  Long lines or not.

Enjoy the pictures and try not to salivate on your computer keyboard too much!  🙂

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2 thoughts on “Boma Buffet Pictures Updated! Plus A Little Story About This Great Buffet!

  1. Melissa Sendek
    April 4, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    I recently visited Boma, and my husband asked about Vegetarian dishes on the buffet. The chef came to my table and took me through the buffet to tell me exactly which dishes contained no meat products. He was really nice. Later, he came up to me while I was at the buffet tables and said to go and look at my table. He made me my very own vegetarian dinner. He went so far above and beyond what any other restaurant has ever done for me. It was really special!:)

  2. June 1, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    My family visited all of the Disney parks a couple of years ago and I kept telling myself I would look up the recipe for the soup I had at Boma (we ate there 4 times) when we returned home.
    Well, we are planning on returning to your park and I wanted to know If you still made this soup.
    I believe a puree type of sweetpotato soup. Orange in color and maybe tasted nutmeg.
    I do see the Carrot Jinger soup but it was definitly not a carrot soup. Can you help me find the recipe and tell me if they still make it?
    Thank you for anything you can find.

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