Disney’s Animal Kingdom® | Lake Buena Vista, Florida


Yak & Yeti™ Restaurant

Market
Restaurant
Region
South USA
Client
Schussler Creative, Inc. and Landry's Inc.
Project Size
17,000 Square Feet
Status
Complete

Themed Restaurant, Outdoor Dining

Yak & Yeti™ complements the popular Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain™ attraction within Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park at Walt Disney World® Resort.

The centerpiece of the project is an immersive, 250-seat sit-down Asian restaurant that also offers a quick-service option and outdoor seating for up to 350. Designed to resemble a small village in the lowlands of Nepal near Mount Everest, the exterior and interior are established by use of story and actual artifacts to achieve a real world authenticity. Cuningham Group’s design team worked directly with Walt Disney Imagineering to ensure utmost attention be paid to guest experience and detailed design throughout every aspect of the project.

Awards

International Council of Shopping Centers United States Design and Development Awards
Retail Store Design Category, 2009