Make a reservation here and you get a big bonus: a fine excuse to visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and pay a visit to the animals in its backyard paddocks, floodlit after dark—think of the high price as an admission fee for that. Dinner is a good time, too: A 60-item buffet menu, served in a dramatically vaulted dining room of thatching and bamboo, is not all African. It runs the gamut from roast chicken and beef to African-themed delights such as watermelon rind salad, curried coconut seafood stew, and bobotie (a moussaka-like pie of ground beef from South Africa). There's an atmospheric wood fire, with plenty of chefs on hand to answer questions and plenty of options for less adventurous tongues.