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The Ultimate Animal Kingdom Dining Guide for 2022

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Looking for an Animal Kingdom dining guide? There is no doubt that Animal Kingdom is one of the most unique Disney theme parks in existence. In fact, at 580 acres, it is by far the largest. (Nearly two Epcot parks could fit inside of it!) Most of this space is dedicated to its nearly 2,000 live animals representing almost 300 different species. It truly is an amazing place!

Animal Kingdom is more than just your average zoo, however. It brings with it all the charm and magic Disney has to offer, and this includes the food! So if you’re planning your next Walt Disney World vacation and can’t decide where to eat in Animal Kingdom, perhaps this guide can help! With so many unique dining options… I can’t promise you that deciding will be easy!


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**The reopening of Walt Disney World is an ongoing process that is constantly changing. Be sure to visit our guide to visiting Disney World during the phased reopening for updated information to guide your vacation planning!


 

 

Restaurants currently still closed due to the phased reopening:

  • Restaurantosaurus Burgers & Sundaes (Restaurantosaurus is still open for quick-service.)

 

There are definitely some things to keep in mind when deciding on where to dine in Animal Kingdom. First of all, if the restaurant of your choice allows you to make a reservation, we highly recommend doing so! Many of these restaurants offer one-of-a-kind experiences that you wouldn’t want to miss because they happen to be fully booked. It is not always possible to walk up to a restaurant and get a table… especially right now during all of the pandemic restrictions.

Animal Kingdom restaurants that take reservations:

  • Rainforest Cafe® at Disney’s Animal Kingdom | American | $$ ($15 to $34.99)
  • Tiffins Restaurant | African, Asian, & Latin Fine Dining | $$$ ($35 to $59.99)
  • Tusker House Restaurant | African Family Style & Character Dining | $$$ ($35 to $59.99) – **TOP PICK**
  • Yak & Yeti™ Restaurant | Asian Themed Dining | $$ ($15 to $34.99) – **TOP PICK**

Also, be sure to take advantage of mobile ordering when you can. Mobile ordering was around before the pandemic, but in 2022, it has become an essential part of dining in Disney World. Gone are the days of forming a line to see a menu and order your food. Instead, you order using your mobile device and are allowed inside the restaurant once your food is ready to pick up. It definitely took some getting used to, but we ultimately liked the new system and felt it cut down on crowding and overall wait times quite a bit.

Animal Kingdom restaurants that offer mobile ordering:

  • Flame Tree Barbeque | American | $ ($14.99 and under) – **TOP PICK**
  • Harambe Market | African | $ ($14.99 and under) – **TOP PICK**
  • Pizzafari | American | $ ($14.99 and under)
  • Restaurantosaurus | American | $ ($14.99 and under)
  • Satu’li Canteen | American | $ ($14.99 and under) – **TOP PICK**

Keep in mind that the menus below are not exhaustive and are subject to change at any time, but they should give you an idea of what to expect at each location in terms of selection. Many of these restaurants include specialty drinks and seasonal food items that are not listed here as they change often. All that being said, here is our Animal Kingdom dining guide! Enjoy!

 

Main Entrance – Disney’s Animal Kingdom


Rainforest Cafe in Disney's Animal Kingdom | magicintheplanning.comRainforest Cafe® at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • $15 to $34.99 | Table Service | Lunch and Dinner
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: Yes
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Appetizers: Chicken Quesadillas, Cheese Sticks, Beef Lava Nachos, Spinach & Artichoke Dip, Chicken Strips, Mozzarella Flatbread with Arugula, Shrimp Scampi Flatbread, Soup of the Day, Paradise House Salad, Caesar Salad (also with chicken or shrimp), China Island Chicken Salad, Ancient Grain Bowl (also with chicken or shrimp)
    • Entrées: Fried Shrimp, Fish-n-Chips, Taste of the Islands, Shrimp Tacos, Fish Tacos, Aloha Salmon and Shrimp, Rainforest Burger, BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger, Pulled Pork Burger, The Beastly Burger, Jungle Turkey Wrap, Beyond Burger®, Iggy’s Piggy Sandwich, Blue Mountain Chicken Sandwich, Korean Spicy Stir-Fry, Primal Steak, Flat Iron Steak, Mojo Bones, Jungle Steak and Shrimp, Anaconda Pasta, Rasta Pasta, Pastalaya, Creole Mac & Cheese
    • Kids: Grilled Chicken, Mini Hot Dog, Rainforest Rascals, Poppin’ Shrimp, Jurassic Chicken Tidbits™, Chicken Quesadilla, Gorilla Grilled Cheese Delight, Shrimpkens™, Macaroni & Cheese, Python Pasta, Castaway Pizza (Dessert: Lava Mud, Tuki’s Ice Cream Sandwich)
    • Dessert: Sparkling Volcano, Tribal Cheesecake, Key Lime Pie

 

Africa


Africa Entrance at Disney's Animal Kingdom | magicintheplanning.com

Dawa Bar

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Lounge
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Specialty Drinks: African Margarita, Lost on Safari, Ngumu Jungle Juice, Harambe Iced Tea, Assorted Beer and Wine

 

Harambe Fruit Market

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Snacks
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Snacks: Hot Dog, Simba Pretzel with Cheese, Mini Babybel® Snack Cheese, Apples and Caramel, Fresh Fruit Cup, Whole Fruit, Grilled Corn on the Cob, Cuties® Mandarin, Assorted Chips, Double-Chocolate Butterscotch Banana Muffin, Churro with Chocolate Sauce, Trail Mix Cup

 

Harambe Market – *QUICK SERVICE TOP PICK*

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Lunch and Dinner
  • Mobile Order: Yes
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Entrées: Ribs & Chicken Bowl, Ribs Bowl, Harambe Salad with Chicken, Grilled Chicken Bowl, Harambe Salad, Hot Link Bowl (Plant-based)
    • Kids: Uncrustables, Chicken Bowl, Chicken Nuggets
    • Dessert: Simba Cupcake

 

Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Breakfast and Snacks
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Breakfast: Sausage, Egg and Cheese Biscuit, Colossal Cinnamon Roll, Spinach and Feta Quiche, Elephant Ear Pastry, Danish, Pistachio Honey Croissant, Croissant, Assorted Muffins, Fresh Fruit Cup, Dannon® Greek Yogurt
    • Entrées: Chicken Curry, Shrimp Curry
    • Snacks: Quinoa Salad, Colossal Cinnamon Roll, Danish, Pistachio Honey Croissant, Assorted Muffins, Croissant, Chocolate-Chip Cookie, Elephant Ear Pastry

 

Mahindi

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Snacks
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Snacks: Pop Secret® Popcorn, Assorted Chips

 

Tamu Tamu Refreshments

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Breakfast and Snacks
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Breakfast: Colossal Mickey Cinnamon Roll, Sausage, Egg and Cheese Biscuit, Guava and Cream Cheese Danish, Honey Pistachio Croissant, Croissant, Chocolate Twist
    • Dessert: Simba Sunset, DOLE Whip® Pineapple Float, DOLE Whip® Pineapple Cup, Warm Brownie Sundae

 

Tusker House Restaurant – *TOP PICK*

*This restaurant features character dining! Join Donald Duck as well as his Disney friends in this family-style dining experience. Due to pandemic restrictions, this experience has been temporarily suspended. Be prepared that they charge a flat rate for their all-you-can-eat dining. Currently, breakfast is $42 for adults and $27 for children. Both lunch and dinner are $55 for adults and $36 for children. (A child is 3-9 years old.)

  • $35 to $59.99 | Table Service | Lunch and Dinner
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: Yes
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Breakfast: Breakfast Breads, Cinnamon Rolls, and Croissants, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon or Sausage, Breakfast Potatoes, Simba and Nala Waffles, Assortment of Breakfast Cereals, Seasonal Fruits, Beef Bobotie, Morning Frittata, Fruit Chutneys, Banana Bread Pudding, Milk, Coffee or Tea, Jungle Juice, Assorted Juices
    • Lunch/Dinner: Selection of Fresh Breads and Pita, Tabouli and Hummus Dips, Fruit Chutney, Spit-roasted Chicken, Curries, Roasted Pork, Peri Peri Whole Salmon, Basmati Rice and Curry Chicken, Vegetarian Offering, Black-eyed Pea Salad, Fruit Salad, Vegetable Salad, Brownie, Banana Bread Pudding, Strawberry Cake, Kids’ Deli Meats and Cheeses, Kids’ Mashed Potatoes, Kids’ Macaroni & Cheese, Kids’ Corn Dog Nuggets

 

Asia


Anandapur Ice Cream Truck

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Snacks
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Dessert: Float with choice of Fountain Beverage, Soft-serve Waffle Cone

 

Caravan Road

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Snacks
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Snacks: Ginger Slaw Dog, Char Siu Pork

 

Drinkwallah

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Snacks
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Snacks: Assorted Chips, Cinnamon-Glazed Almonds, Cinnamon-Glazed Pecans

 

Thirsty River Bar & Trek Snacks

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Lounge and Snacks
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Specialty Drinks: Durbar Margarita, Himalayan Ghost, Khumbu Icefall, Pink Lotus, Flying Yak, Assorted Wine and Beer
    • Snacks: Pop Secret® Popcorn, Uncrustables, Simba Pretzel served with Cheese Dip, Assorted Chips, Chocolate-Chip Cookie
    • Dessert: Nestlé® Mickey’s Premium Ice Cream Bar, Nestlé® Mickey’s Premium Ice Cream Sandwich, Frozen Banana (Chocolate-covered with Nuts), Strawberry Fruit Bar, Frozen Lemonade Cup, Frozen Strawberry-Lemonade Cup, Frozen Orangeade Cup

 

Warung Outpost

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Lounge
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Snacks: Mickey Pretzel with Cheese Dip, Assorted Chips
    • Specialty Drinks: Kali River Mango Margarita, Maharaja Lime Margarita, Bali Hai Strawberry Margarita, Triple Yeti Blast, Tiger Beer Asian Lager, Bud Light, Heineken, Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon, DMZ Chardonnay

 

Yak & Yeti™ Local Food Cafes

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Breakfast: Breakfast Bowl, Breakfast Bowl with Bacon or Sausage, Egg White English Muffin, Sausage and Egg English Muffin (Kids: Pancake and Sausage Stick, French Toast)
    • Entrées: Honey Chicken, American Kobe Cheeseburger, Vegetable Tikka Masala, Sweet-and-Sour Tempura Shrimp, Korean Fried Chicken Sandwich, Teriyaki Chicken Salad
    • Kids: Cheeseburger, Chicken Strips, Uncrustables
    • Dessert: Mini Mango Pie, Mini Chocolate Silk Cake, Minute Maid® Frozen Lemonade Cup

 

Yak & Yeti™ Quality Beverages

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Lounge
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Entrées: Asian Chicken Wrap, Ginger Chicken Salad, Turkey Leg
    • Snacks: Side Pork Egg Rolls, Assorted Chips, Mini Mango Pie, Mini Chocolate Silk Cake, Minute Maid® Frozen Lemonade Cup
    • Specialty Drinks: Yak Attack, Frozen Emperor Margarita, Minute Maid® Lemonade Frozen Beverage, Strawberry Frozen Beverage, Assorted Draft Beer, Sangria

 

Yak & Yeti™ Restaurant – *TOP PICK*

  • $15 to $34.99 | Table Service | Lunch and Dinner
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: Yes
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Appetizers: Pork Pot Stickers, Pork Egg Rolls, Firecracker Shrimp, Wok-Fried Green Beans, Ahi Tuna Nachos, Lettuce Cups, Korean Fried Chicken, Wonton Soup, House Salad, Seared Tuna Salad, Chop Chop Chicken Salad, Chop Chop Shrimp Salad
    • Entrées: Lo Mein Chicken, Lo Mein Shrimp, Vegetable Lo Mein, Malaysian Seafood Curry, Roasted Vegetable Bowl, Miso Salmon, Chicken Tikka Masala, Bhaktapur Duck, Coconut Shrimp, Honey Chicken, Sweet & Sour Chicken, Korean Beef, BBQ Ribs, Kobe Beef Burger, Soy Herb Glazed Rib Eye, Teriyaki Chicken, Beyond Burger™
    • Kids: Cheeseburger, Stir-fry Noodles, Chicken Fried Rice, Mini Corn Dogs, Grilled Chicken Breast, Mac & Cheese, Teriyaki Chicken Breast, Chicken Tenders (Kids: Chocolate Pudding, Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwich)
    • Dessert: Fried Wontons, New York Cheesecake, Chocolate Pudding Cake, Mango Pie

 

DinoLand U.S.A.


Dinosaur in Disney's Animal Kingdom | magicintheplanning.comDino-Bite Snacks

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Snacks
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Snacks: Häagen-Dazs® Hand-scooped Ice Cream – Waffle Cone, Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich, Old-fashioned Hot Fudge Sundae, Float with choice of Fountain Beverage, Freshly Baked Chocolate-Chip Cookie, Assorted Chips, Mickey Pretzel

 

Dino Diner

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Snacks
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Entrées: Corn Chip Pie, Dino-Rama Chili-Cheese Dog, Dino-Rama All-Beef Hot Dog
    • Snacks: Chips and Queso, Churro with Chocolate Sauce

 

Restaurantosaurus

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Lunch and Dinner
  • Mobile Order: Yes
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Entrées: Chili-Cheese All-Beef Foot-long Hot Dog, 1/3 lb Angus Bacon Cheeseburger, All-Beef Foot-long Hot Dog, 1/3 lb Angus Cheeseburger, Breaded Shrimp, Restaurantosaurus Cobb Salad with Chicken, Chicken Breast Nuggets, Restaurantosaurus Cobb Salad, Impossible™ Spicy Southwestern Burger
    • Kids: Uncrustables, Cheeseburger, Chicken Breast Nuggets

 

Restaurantosaurus Burgers & Sundaes

*This restaurant charges a flat rate for dinner – $22.99 for adults and $14.99 for children. This includes an entrée, side, non-alcoholic beverage, and a build-your-own sundae! (A child is 3-9 years old.)

  • $15 to $34.99 | Table Service | Dinner
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: Yes
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Entrées: Chili-Cheese Corn Chips Burger, Sunny-Side Up Burger, Mushroom and Swiss Burger, All-American Burger, Pulled Pork Barbecued Burger, Impossible™ Burger, Hand-breaded Chicken Sandwich, Wedge Salad
    • Kids: Turkey Sandwich, Garden Salad with Chicken, Chicken Breast Nuggets, Uncrustables, Cheeseburger, Macaroni & Cheese
    • Dessert: Build-Your-Own Sundae

 

Trilo-Bites

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Snacks
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Snacks: Buffalo Chicken Chips, Soft-serve Ice Cream in a Waffle Cone, Milk Shake – Oreo Cookie, Float with choice of Fountain Beverage

 

Discovery Island


Creature Comforts at Disney's Animal Kingdom | magicintheplanning.comCreature Comforts

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Snacks
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Specialty Drinks: Frappuccino®, Starbucks Refreshers™, Espresso & Coffee, Cold Brew, Teavana® Tea – Hot or Iced, Assorted Bakery Items

 

Eight Spoon Café

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Snacks
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Snacks: Baked Macaroni & Cheese, Baked Macaroni & Cheese with Pulled Pork, Baked Macaroni & Cheese with Shrimp and Sweet Chili Sauce, Mickey Pretzel with Cheese, Assorted Chips

 

Flame Tree Barbecue – *QUICK SERVICE TOP PICK*

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Lunch and Dinner
  • Mobile Order: Yes
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Entrées: St. Louis Rib Dinner, Ribs and Chicken Combo, 1/2 Chicken, Baked Macaroni & Cheese with Pulled Pork, Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich, Smokehouse Chicken Salad, Hot Link Smokehouse Sandwich (Plant-based)
    • Kids: Uncrustables, Baked Chicken Drumstick, All-Beef Hot Dog
    • Snacks: Mickey Pretzel

 

Isle of Java

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Snacks
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Snacks: Egg and Cheese Biscuit (Available with Sausage), Tiger Tail Chocolate Twist, Mickey Pretzel with Cheese Sauce, Cookie, Danish, Muffin, Nestlé® Mickey’s Premium Ice Cream Bar, Double-Chocolate Butterscotch Banana Muffin

 

Nomad Lounge

  • $15 to $34.99 | Table Service | Lounge
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Small Plates: Chicken Manchurian Nomad Bowl, Togarashi-spiced Tuna Nomad Bowl, Impossible™ Sliders, Tiffins Bread Service, Churros
    • Kids: Shredded Beef Tacos, Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Shrimp with Ginger-Tamari Glaze, Impossible™ Bunny Chow
    • Specialty Drinks: Lamu Libation, Spice Trader Classic, Annapurna Zing, Dalang’s Delight, Tempting Tigress, Night Monkey, Mustang Coffee, Leaping Lizard, Sinaloa Sangria, Boto-Rita, Hightower Rocks, Snow Leopard Salvation, Jenn’s Tattoo, Assorted Wine and Beer

 

Pizzafari Family-Style Dining

*This restaurant charges a flat rate for dinner – $22.99 for adults and $12.99 for children. Price currently includes appetizers, pizza, two additional dishes, dessert, and a non-alcoholic beverage. (A child is 3-9 years old.)

  • $15 to $34.99 | Table Service | Dinner
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: Yes
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Appetizers: Caprese Salad, Caesar Salad
    • Entrées: Pizza, Baked Ziti, Creamy Pesto with Chicken, Meatballs with Marinara, Garlic Knots
    • Kids: Turkey Sandwich, Garden Salad with Chicken, Chicken Breast Nuggets, Uncrustables, Cheeseburger, Macaroni & Cheese
    • Dessert: Miniature Cannolis

 

Pizzafari

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Lunch and Dinner
  • Mobile Order: Yes
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Entrées: Shrimp Flatbread, Sausage & Pepperoni Pizza, Pepperoni Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Caesar Salad with Chicken, Caesar Salad, Sicilian-style Pizza Slice (Plant-based)
    • Kids: Pasta with Turkey Marinara Sauce, Uncrustables, Macaroni & Cheese, Cheese Pizza
    • Dessert: Cannoli Cake

 

The Smiling Crocodile

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Snacks
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Entrées: Pulled Pork Jelly Donut Sandwich, Pork Tamale, Street Tacos

 

Terra Treats

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Snacks
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Snacks: Tomato and Cheese Pizza, Chef’s Feature Pizza, Spaghetti & Meatball Cupcake (Orange Cake with Cannoli Cream Filling and Buttercream Spaghetti with Vanilla Cake Meatball and Fondant Sauce)

 

Tiffins Restaurant

  • $35 to $59.99 | Table Service | Lunch and Dinner
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: Yes
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Appetizers: Tiffins Signature Bread Service, Fattoush Salad, Charred Octopus, Spiced Chickpea Falafel, Taco (Plant-based), Roasted Calabaza Squash Soup
    • Entrées: Butter Chicken, Shrimp and Grits, Tamarind-braised Short Rib, Surf and Turf, Whole-fried Sustainable Fish, North African-spiced Tofu (Enhancements: Gobi Manchurian, Lobster Macaroni & Cheese)
    • Kids: Shredded Beef Tacos, Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Shrimp with Ginger-Tamari Glaze, Impossible™ Bunny Chow
    • Dessert: The Lion King (Caramel Mousse, Chocolate Brownie, Strawberry-Mango Sauce), Passion Fruit Tapioca Créme (Plant-based), South American Chocolate Ganache

 

Pandora – The World of Avatar


Pongu Pongu

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Breakfast and Snacks
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Breakfast: Sausage, Egg and Cheese Biscuit, French Toast Sticks, Pongu Lumpia (Pineapple Cream Cheese Spring Roll)
    • Snacks: Colossal Pretzel with Beer Cheese Sauce, Pongu Lumpia (Pineapple Cream Cheese Spring Roll)

 

Chocolate Cake at Satu'li Canteen in Animal Kingdom | magicintheplanning.comSatu’li Canteen – *QUICK SERVICE TOP PICK*

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Lunch and Dinner
  • Mobile Order: Yes
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Entrées: Combination Bowl – Grilled Beef & Chicken, Chili-Garlic Shrimp Bowl, Slow-Roasted Sliced Grilled Beef Bowl, Chopped Wood-Grilled Chicken Bowl, Cheeseburger Steamed Pods – Bao Buns, Chili-Spiced Crispy Fried Tofu Bowl
    • Kids: Slow-Roasted Sliced Grilled Beef Bowl, Chopped Wood-Grilled Chicken Bowl, Chili-Spiced Crispy Fried Tofu Bowl, Cheeseburger Steamed Pod, “Teylu” All-Beef Hot Dog Wrapped in Dough, Cheese Quesadilla
    • Desserts: Blueberry Cream Cheese Mousse, Chocolate Cake

 

We hoped you enjoyed our Animal Kingdom Dining Guide! If you’re looking to plan your next Walt Disney World vacation, be sure to visit my step-by-step guide to get started!


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