Disney’s Animal Kingdom Nomad Lounge Review

Nomad Lounge Review

Since it’s opening in 2017 the Nomad Lounge has become our favorite WDW Theme Park Lounge!

The Nomad Lounge is co-located with Tiffins restaurant on Animal Kingdom’s Discovery Island, right on the way to Pandora – World of AVATAR.

This lounge is highly themed (as is the restaurant) with a Tibetan feel, though Disney describes it as drawing inspiration from around the globe.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Nomad Lounge Review

Borrowing research heavily from Disney’s Imagineers exploratory trips when researching for the Animal Kingdom theme park.

Decorating, drinks, and bar snacks are all part of the theme.

The menu begins with this welcome message: “Welcome Travelers, to the Nomad Lounge, a place to share stories about travel and adventure”

Note: Since re-opening after the 2020 shutdown, the Nomad Lounge has operated with a Digital Waiting List. You either need to sign up using your My Disney Experience app after entering the park, go to Check Dining Availability put in your party size and click the Now button, or by walking up to the podium at the door. You need to do this in the first hour or so after opening to get a reservation! However, the system has often been messed up lately and there will be no availability in the app, but seats are empty in the lounge. We’ve had success saying “The bar is empty, can I sit there?”

If you’d care to leave memories of your travels behind, Disney will gladly sell you a “mini-banner” to write your experiences on. They will then hang it over the bar. 85 percent of the price will be donated to the Disney Conservation Fund.

Nomad Lounge Bar Messages
Nomad Lounge Guest Stories

Atmosphere – A Cool Oasis

I just love stepping into this wonderfully cool lounge from the intense Florida heat! It’s cool and comfortable. Always a relaxing experience.

There is a good sized bar, sporting 10 chairs and ample comfortable seating scattered around.

The atmosphere is relaxed and quite.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Nomad Lounge Review

Nomad Lounge Indoor Seating

For cooler days there is a shady porch outside that wraps around the lounge with couches and chairs surrounded by water and greenery.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Nomad Lounge Review

Nomad Lounge Outdoor Seating

The Menu

The menu represents world travel with drinks made with exotic ingredients that make you think of far off lands.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Nomad Lounge Review

Nomad Lounge Bar

Specialty Drinks

Lamu Libation – Starr African Rum, Cruzan Banana Rum, Guava Purée, with Orange, Lime, and Pineapple Juices topped with Gosling’s 151 Rum

Disney's Animal Kingdom Nomad Lounge Review Lambu Libation
Lambu Libation

BBD Tast Test: The Lambu Libation is a thick and fruity with a pulpy feel from the Purée. You can taste the banana and other fruits. The 15 on top makes for a strong finish if you don’t mix it in!

Spice Trader Classic – Hayman’s Old Tom Gin, Dolin Vermouth Blanc, Lemon Juice, and Strawberries topped with Soda Water

Annapurna Zing – Bombay Sapphire East Gin, Passion Fruit Purée, Mint, Simple Syrup, and Lime Juice topped with Ginger Beer and a glowing Lotus Flower

Dalang’s Delight – Starr African Rum, Batavia-Arrack van Oosten, Vander Hum Tangerine Liqueur, Mountain Berry Tea, Simple Syrup, and Lemon Juice

Tempting Tigress – Russell’s Reserve 10yr Bourbon, St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram, Tamarind Syrup, and Lime Juice

Night Monkey – Bacardi Gran Reserva Maestro Rum, Guava Purée, Coffee Simple Syrup, and Lime Juice with a hint of Cilantro

Mustang Coffee – Crown Royal, Brown Sugar, and Butter with hot Coffee

Leaping Lizard – Malibu Pineapple Rum and Augusta Cachaça with Orange, Passion Fruit, and Mango Juices

Sinaloa Sangria – A South American Sangria made with Miquel Torres Rosé Wine, Barsol Quebranta Pisco, and fresh Fruit

Boto-Rita – Zignum Reposado Mezcal, Combier Grapefruit Liqueur, Guava Purée, and Lime Juice

Hightower Rocks – Casa Dragones Blanco Tequila, Watermelon, Sweet-and-Sour, and Lime Juice

Snow Leopard Salvation – Snow Leopard Vodka, Belle de Brillet Pear Liqueur, Mint, and Lime Juice topped with Ginger Beer

Jenn’s Tattoo – Ketel One Vodka, Watermelon, Hibiscus, and Lime Juice

Nomad Lounge Menu


The Nomad Lounge (including the attached Tiffins) is one of the three locations on Disney World property where you can find Kungaloosh Spiced Excursion Ale (a throwback to Pleasure Island’s Adventurer Club). The others being: The Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen & The Thirsty River Bar.

Kungaloosh Spiced Excursion Ale Draft – USA

Modelo Especial Lager Draft – Mexico

First Magnitude Wakulla Hefeweizen Draft – USA

Tampa Bay Old Elephant Foot IPA Draft – USA

Chang Lager – Thailand

Sapporo Black Lager –Japan (22-oz can)

Dogfish Head `Namaste´Whitbeir – USA

Model Negra – Mexico

Tiger Lager – Singapore

Singha Lager – Thailand

First Magnitude 72 Pale Ale – USA

Tusker Premium Lager – Kenya

Savannah Dry Premium Cider – South Africa

Kungaloosh at the Nomad Lounge
The World Traveler’s Favorite – Kungaloosh


Pascual Toso Brut, Argentina

Graham Beck Brut Rosé, Western Cape

Don Rodolfo Moscato, Mendoza

Raats ‘Original’ Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch

Matetic EQ Sauvignon Blanc, Casablanca Valley

Zuccardi Q Chardonnay, Valle de Uco

Concho y Toro ‘Gran Reserva’ Chardonnay, Colchagua Valley

Alta Limay ‘Select’ Pinot Noir Patagonia

Painted Wolf ‘The Den’ Pinotage, Western Cape

Don Miguel Gascón Malbec, Mendoza

Spice Route ‘Chakalaka’ Red Blend, Swartland

Kaiken ‘Terroir Series’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza

Concha y Toro ‘Marques de Casa Concha’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo Valley

Disney's Animal Kingdom Nomad Lounge Review


Disney's Animal Kingdom Nomad Lounge Review

Non-Alcoholic Drinks

Zingiber Fizzie – Passion Fruit Purée, Mint, Simple Syrup, and Lime Juice topped with Ginger Beer

Balinese Breeze – Mountain Berry Tea, Simple Syrup, Lemon Juice

Happy Macaque – Guava Purée, Coffee Simple Syrup, and Lime Juice with a hint of Cilantro

Kiama Mamma – Watermelon and Sprite

Lilly Gorill-ie – Strawberry and Sprite

Hibiscus Henna – Watermelon, Hibiscus, and Lime Juice topped with Soda Water

Tealeaves Passion Fruit Vanilla Flavored Iced Tea

Joffrey’s Coffee Indonesian Blend – Press Pot

Joffrey’s Coffee 100% Ethiopia Natural (Single Origin) – Press Pot

Joffrey’s Coffee Shade Grown Sumatra Espresso

Joffrey’s Coffee Shade-Grown Sumatra – Single Origin – Espresso, Cappuccino, and Latte


Chicken Satay – Spicy Peanut Sauce, Cucumber Salad – $10.00

Tuna Poke Bowl – Seaweed Salad, Edamame, Chili-Mango – $14.00

Grass-fed Beef Sliders – Tomato-Pear Jam served with Yucca Fries -$16.00

Smoked Pork Ribs – Sweet Soy-glaze, Toasted Sesame – $10.00

Chef’s House-made Charcuterie Board – Selection of Cured and Smoked Meats – $17.00

Selection of Artisanal Cheeses – Chef’s Selection of Accoutrements – $16.00

Tiffins Signature Bread Service – Tadka, Smoked Baba Ghanoush, Blatjang – $11.00

Beef and Truffle Poutine – Truffle Tremor Cheese, French Fries, Crispy Onions, Black Truffle Salt – $15.00

Vegetarian Sliders – Impossible™ Burger, Chipotle Aïoli, Yucca Fries – $15.00

Churros – Vanilla Crema, Chili-Strawberry – $9.00

Disney's Animal Kingdom Nomad Lounge Review

Last Call

The Disney Drink Blog rates the Nomad Lounge as the Best Drink Location in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Try it, we guarantee that it will become your favorite base camp on your journeys through the Animal Kingdom!


Open  starting at 11:30 am

Disney's Animal Kingdom Nomad Lounge Review
Nomad Lounge Outside Seating Deck

Available Discounts

Here are the Disney Discounts that are available at the Nomad Lounge

Passholder Disney Visa Tables in Wonderland Disney Dining Plan
No No 20% No

Check out our Disney Drinks and Dining Discounts Page to learn more about all of these different discounts.

Note: Disney is always innovating with their menus and as such our listings are subject to change in availability and price.

Over to You!

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Nomad Lounge
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 by Jeff
Love This Place

We tried the Nomad on our last trip and really enjoyed it!

 by Disney Drink Blog
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What can we say, it's our current favorite!

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