Check Out the Awesome Lion King-inspired Eats Now Available at Animal Kingdom
You’ll definitely be singing “Hakuna Matata” after taking a look at some of the incredible eats springing up at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park themed after Simba and friends from Disney’s much-loved animated classic “The Lion King.”
All of the items listed below will be on offer starting on May 24 and will run through the end of summer. From latte art and ice cream sandwiches to special cones and more, there are enough treats here to have a feast fit for a (lion) king!
Simba Ice Cream Sandwich – Available at Tamu Tamu
We were first given a look at these delicious ice cream treats during a media event last month and have been dying to share the details with you. This treat is made up of Vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two chocolate chip cookies and decorated with chocolate tail and an image of Simba.
Serengeti Sangria – Available at Dawa Bar, Harambe Market, and Boneyard Bar
The red sangria being served up at the Dawa and Boneyard Bars is the perfect relaxing drink after your strolls around the savanna!
Bugs ‘n Grub Waffle Cone – Available at Anandapur Bus and Trilo-Bites
You’ll love Disney’s take on the classic “dirt” dessert featuring chocolate soft-serve ice cream in a green cone with cookies and cream “dirt” crumbles, gummy worms, and a chocolate beetle.
Simba’s Sunset Dole Whip – Available at Tamu Tamu
Did someone say Dole Whip? Tamu Tamu is definitely going to be the Animal Kingdom hotspot of the summer for these Pineapple Dole Whips topped with red syrup made up of watermelon and coconut! And as if things couldn’t get any better you can also get it with some rum added in!
Simba Cupcake – Currently available at Pizzafari
Pay tribute to loveable Simba with this yellow vanilla cupcake filled with white chocolate mousse and topped with buttercream, an edible piece featuring Simba, and a fierce mane of orange and yellow icing.
“The Lion King” Latte Art – Available at Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Co.
It doesn’t get better than strolling through Animal Kingdom with a morning coffee in hand. That’s why we’re positively smitten with Joffrey’s special latte art featuring Simba from ‘The Lion King.” Or for those looking for something iced try the Lion’s Latte which comes with white chocolate, coconut and features Joffrey’s “Flavors of Africa” artisan roast coffee from Kenya.
“The Lion King” Novelty Sipper and Popcorn Bucket – Available Later this Summer at various Outdoor Vending Locations throughout the Park
Disney collectors won’t want to miss your chance to get this limited-edition Lion King souvenir popcorn container and sipper cup. We expect these to fly off the shelves so pick yours up while supplies last!
Asante Slush – Available at the Shave Ice Cart Near Harambe Market
As beautiful as an African sunrise, this shaved ice treat is topped with watermelon and passion fruit-mango syrup.
Simba and Nala Waffles – Currently available at Tusker House (breakfast only)
One of my family’s favorite places to enjoy breakfast in all of Walt Disney World is at Tusker House where you can dine with Safari Mickey and friends. Now morning dining there has gotten even better with these delightful waffles featuring Simba and Nala.
Special “The Lion King”-themed Merchandise – Available at Mombasa Marketplace, Discovery Trading Company, and Island Mercantile
Guests heading to Animal Kingdom for some Lion King eats can also look the part with stylish apparel including a Long Live the King Black Youth Tee, a Simba Youth Baseball Cap, and a Hakuna Matata Adult Tee.
Other Ways to Celebrate “The Lion King” at Animal Kingdom
For a limited time only, Disney is offering Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night. This event happens on Wednesday nights throughout the Summer and takes guests on a flavorful journey inspired by the animated classic. Guests will take a train ride to Rafiki’s Planet watch, enjoy live entertainment and graze on hors d’oeuvres including authentic African fare plus a variety of other delicious selections.
In addition to all of the incredible offerings above, Jiko – The Cooking Places at nearby Animal Kingdom Lodge is also offering a limited-time special “Lion King”- themed prix fix menu. Jiko transports you to the heart of Africa with its vibrant spices, crackling wood-burning ovens, and a delicious blend of traditional African wines and cuisine, making it the perfect place for this special celebration. Starting June 30, you’ll be able to partake in an exclusive three-course menu crafted as a one-of-a-kind culinary celebration of Simba’s story. As the dinner progresses, wildly talented musicians will join in on the fun with vibrant African melodies as well as live performances of the award-winning movie soundtrack. The cost of this dining experience is $65 per person. Reservations can be made by calling 407.WDW.DINE.
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