I’ve written a lot of restaurant reviews for Disneyland Paris – but I realised recently that I haven’t reviewed any of the quick-service locations!
Hakuna Matata is the quick-service restaurant that we visit the most when we’re at Disneyland Paris. In fact, it’s become our tradition to go there on the last day of our trips.
About Hakuna Matata
Hakuna Matata is located in Adventureland. It’s a Lion King themed restaurant serving kebabs, salads and rice dishes “with an African twist”.
I’ll admit I’m quite boring and order the same thing every time I visit. In my defence, once you find something you like, it’s hard to deviate!
I always tend to opt for Menu 4 (aka The Lion’s Feast) which is a filled chicken kebab with paprika fries, a soft drink and a mango and coconut cake for dessert. This meal is REALLY filling, which is a big part of the reason we get it on our last day before travelling home.
TOP TIP – From experience, Menu 4 at any of the quick service locations at Disneyland Paris seems to be the best value for money!
As well as the “adult-sized” meals, you can also opt for a children’s meal which consists of: Chicken strips or sausages served with vegetables and rice.
There are also some “A La Carte” options which can be purchased separately.
You can read the full menu here.
Hakuna Matata is the best themed quick service restaurant on property. I would say that if you want a really immersive dinner experience without breaking the bank – this is the restaurant for you! The seating area is split into two sections “Timon” and “Pumba” and I love all the African artwork on the walls too.
It’s a pretty big restaurant too, so we’ve never had a problem finding a table.
The prices of full sized meals range from €14-€17 depending on what you order. It may sound like a lot but I think the portion sizes are reflected in the price.
The kids meal costs €9.
How to Book
There is no need to book any of the quick service restaurants. Just turn up and queue!
Our Top Tips
Prepare to wait. This is the only negative thing we have to say about Hakuna Matata but unfortunately it’s quite a big one! There have been times where we have had to wait 30-40 minutes for our food – and this isn’t even at peak time.
To reduce the wait time (slightly) try and eat outside of “normal” meal times. We’ve found that eating while guests are pre-occupied with other time-sensitive attractions such as shows and parades, really cuts down the wait.
Overall, we do love this restaurant despite the lengthy waits – otherwise we wouldn’t keep coming back as often as we do. However, they definitely need to work on the speed of their service. If it weren’t for the slow service, it would get a perfect score from us!
Have you ever been to Hakuna Matata? What did you think of the overall experience? I’d love to hear from you!
If you’d like to read my reviews of some of the other restaurants at Disneyland Paris, please check out the links below: