Tag Archives: Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Party for the Planet Coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom April 20-22

Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be hosting its annual Earth Day celebration, Party for the Planet, April 20-22. During this special three-day event, guests are invited to explore, engage and connect with the magic of nature through family-friendly experiences and specialty offerings.

Party for the Planet kicks off the moment you enter the park, as no Guest will be able to miss a larger-than-life marine debris sculpture celebrating Disneynature Penguins on display in the Oasis. The fun continues throughout the park with unique character appearances, special entertainment, and commemorative photo opportunities available with Disney PhotoPass photographers.

Throughout this special weekend event you can meet some of Disney’s amazing animal care experts, animal educators and conservation experts to see first-hand how Disney cares for animals and works to save endangered species worldwide. Watch animal feedings and training experiences, specially planned for Party for the Planet, to learn how Disney’s keepers care for some of your favorite animals.

Looking for a unique experience during Party for the Planet? Take a journey through tales of adventure and cuisine during Tiffins Talks, a special dining experience April 20-22 from 1-3 p.m., featuring the beloved creative force behind the concept, design and buildout of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney Imagineer and Portfolio Executive Joe Rohde. Join Joe for a unique conversation as he regales you with stories from his travels through a delectable 4-course lunch featuring global dishes, desserts and specialty beverages. Space is limited. Pricing for this dining package is $199 plus tax and gratuity and requires separate park admission. Reservations can be made beginning today by calling 407 WDW-DINE (407 939-3463).

© Disney

Guests are also invited to meet Joe Rohde at Mombasa Marketplace, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. April 20 and 22, where he will be on hand to sign his own unique artwork, a commemorative lion print that will be on sale throughout the event while supplies last. A wristband is required to meet Joe Rohde. For further details visit the Party for the Planet webpage.

As if all the fun activities happening for Party for the Planet weren’t enough, on Earth Day, April 22, there will be a full assortment of “The Lion King” merchandise available at Mombasa Marketplace!  You can feel the love and take home so many fun souvenirs like this adorable Simba mug, Hakuna Matata Spirit Jersey, this “roaringly” cute Simba youth baseball hat or one of the many new items recently added to this collection. #LionKingCelebration.

© Disney
© Disney
© Disney

Visit Disneyworld.com/partyfortheplanet for the latest information about the celebration. #PartyforthePlanet

Source: Disney Parks Blog

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Tasting Sampler Returns This Spring

The Disney’s Animal Kingdom Tasting Sampler returns this spring and it’s on sale now! With this digital value card, you’ll be able to enjoy a delectable day of flavorful food and beverage as you taste your way around the park’s carts, kiosks, and after 5pm at quick-service restaurants with a bonus digital value card. 

© Disney

The sampler costs $50 and includes two digital value cards: one $50 card that can be used at over 40 outdoor food and beverage locations throughout the park (and does not expire), and a bonus $10 card that can be used at the following quick-service restaurants after 5pm from April 12-22, 2019: Restaurantosaurus (DinoLand U.S.A), Pizzafari and Pizzafari Family-Style Dining (Discovery Island), Flame Tree Barbecue (Discovery Island), and Satu’li Canteen (Pandora – The World of Avatar). 

At each of the outdoor food and beverage locations, you can use the $50 card to purchase anything on the menus. Among these dishes are some favorites from last year’s Tasting Sampler as well as a whole host of delicious new bites. Here’s a list of all the new and returning eats and treats that you won’t want to miss. 

© Disney

Kusafiri Bakery (Africa)

  • Chicken Curry
  • Shrimp Curry
  • Chicken & Shrimp Curry
  • Coffee

Caravan Road (Asia)

  • Tuna Tataki Bowl
  • Pork Bao

Mr. Kamal’s (Asia)

  • Fried Chicken Dumplings
  • Kamal’s Fries with Dipping Sauces
© Disney

Trilobites (DinoLand U.S.A.)

  • Scrooge McDuck’s Billionaire Bacon Caramel Sundae

Dino-Bite Snacks (DinoLand U.S.A.)

  • Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwich

Terra Treats (Discovery Island)

  • Tomato and Cheese Pizza
  • Meatball Slider on Focaccia Roll
  • Sausage and Peppers Pizza
© Disney

Smiling Crocodile (Discovery Island)

  • House-smoked Pastrami Slider
  • Pulled Pork Street Tacos
  • Chips and Queso
© Disney

Additional Participating Carts and Kiosks 

Africa

  • Mahindi (popcorn, glazed nuts, beer)
  • Tamu Tamu Refreshments (Pineapple Dole Whip Cup, ice cream treats, beer)
  • Dawa Bar (specialty beverages, cocktails, beer)
  • Harambe Fruit Market (fruit, pretzels, grilled corn)

Asia

  • Warung Outpost (pretzels, chips, margaritas)
  • Drinkwallah (nuts, chips, frozen beverages)
  • Chakranadi (pretzels, nuts, beer, fountain beverages)
  • Anandapur Ice Cream Treats (soft-serve ice cream treats, fountain beverages)
  • Thirsty River Bar & Trek Snacks (popcorn, ice cream treats, pretzels, cocktails, beer)
  • Snack Cart near UP! A Great Bird Adventure (ice cream treats)

DinoLand U.S.A.

  • Dino Diner (chili cheese dog, corn chip pie, churros, beer)
  • Corn-ivores (popcorn, bottled beverages)
© Disney

Discovery Island

  • Feeding Ground (popcorn, frozen lemonade, beer)
  • Eight Spoon Café (macaroni and cheese with pulled pork or shrimp, pretzels)
  • Isle of Java (coffee, pastries, chocolate donut holes)
  • Snack Cart near Tiffins Restaurant (all-beef hot dogs, ice cream treats)
© Disney

Pandora – The World of Avatar

  • Pongu Pongu (pretzels, pineapple lumpia, specialty beverages)
  • Beverage Cart near Pongu Pongu (chips, bottled beverages)

Parkwide

  • Ice Cream Carts (ice cream treats, bottled beverages)

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Tasting Sampler can be purchased through April 22, 2019 at noon and can be used at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park during regular operating hours. When you purchase the sampler, you’ll receive an email for each digital value card. Each email will have a barcode that can be added to your digital wallet on your mobile phone and scanned at most food and beverage locations throughout the park. For a full list of participating locations and menu offerings, visit any food and beverage location at the park. To purchase, visit Offers.Disney.com and use the code DAKDINEBONUS. Happy Snacking! 

PLEASE NOTE: 

  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Tasting Sampler $50 digital value card can only be redeemed at the participating locations indicated on the Tasting Sampler map, which will be available at any participating food and beverage location in the park. It cannot be used at Table-Service Restaurants or Quick-Service Restaurants and does not expire. 
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom After 5pm Quick Service Bonus $10 digital value card may only be redeemed at the five locations above and is not valid for use after April 22, 2019. 
  • Guests must be at least 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages. Please keep a valid form of identification on hand at all times to verify your age. 
  • All menu items and event experiences are subject to change without notice. 
  • $50 Disney’s Animal Kingdom Tasting Sampler and the $10 Disney’s Animal Kingdom After 5 Quick Service Bonus are separate products and cannot be combined. 

Source: Disney Parks Blog

Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night Coming This Summer to Disney’s Animal Kingdom

A new dining experience is heading to Disney’s Animal Kingdom this summer. Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night will offer a unique way to dine with a family-friendly progressive dining experience drawing inspiration from the many facets of African cultures and animals.

© Disney

Your journey begins with a welcome reception at the Wildlife Express Train Station and takes you on a fun-filled adventure to the train station at Rafiki’s Planet Watch, then continues on to Harambe Market. Throughout the night, you’ll take in sights, sounds, and scrumptious flavors in celebration of “The Lion King” and the Big Five game animals: the African elephant, the rhinoceros, the Cape buffalo, the leopard, and our host animal, the lion. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about the importance of the Big Five and the challenges they face around the world as well as how Disney is working to protect them.

© Disney

Starting at the train station, you’ll receive light hors d’oeuvres, snacks, and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) while enjoying acoustic music before hopping on the train to ride over to Rafiki’s Planet Watch. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted with more light bites and sips. And hanging out in the train station, familiar friends Timon and Rafiki will be available for character greetings and fun interactive activities for all ages. Once you’ve finished up at Rafiki’s Planet Watch, hop back on the train and get ready to venture over to Harambe Market for the main event. Throughout the marketplace, you’ll enjoy an array of sweet and savory dishes paired with unique beverages.

© Disney

Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night begins on July 24, 2019, at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Pricing is $125 plus tax for adults and $99 plus tax for children ages 3-9 and separate park admission is required. Reservations can be made starting April 3 by calling 407 WDW-DINE (407 939-3463) or by visiting the Walt Disney World Resort Dining Page. Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members can receive early access to reservations starting on April 2 by calling 407 WDW-DINE (407 939-3463).

Source: Disney Parks Blog

Disney After Hours Dates Extended to May & June

Walt Disney World has extended Disney After Hours dates into May and June at Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Disney also announced two special celebration nights are coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  

Here are the new dates for each park at Walt Disney World Resort:

  • Magic Kingdom: May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom:  May 14 and 21; and June 4, 11 and 18.
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios: May 1, 4, 10, 17, 24 and 31; and June 14, 21 and 28.

And at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, there are two special celebration nights:

May 1 – Celebrate Disney’s Hollywood Studios 30th anniversary with special anniversary merchandise, additional character greetings and more food & beverage offerings to purchase.

May 4– Celebrate May the Fourth dressed in your best galactic Star Wars attire*  Prepare yourself for Epic Character Encounters including Chewbacca with REY, Darth Vadar, Kylo Ren with CAPTAIN PHASMA, Ewoks, Jawas and imperial stormtroopers. Plus, specialty treats available for purchase. *Be sure your costume fits within these park guidelines.

In case you aren’t familiar, Disney After Hours allows guests to purchase a special ticket to experience the parks from as early as 7:00pm to 11:30pm with a limited number of guests.

In the midst of the laughs and thrills, be sure to chill out with ice cream novelties and select beverages—included in the cost of admission—available at carts stationed throughout Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. In addition, you can also purchase menu items at select locations throughout the park.

For more information on Disney After Hours, please visit Disneyworld.com/DisneyAfterHours or call 407-827-7185. Advanced purchase price is $125 plus tax. The day-of price is $129 plus tax.

Also, please note that Disney Vacation Club members and Annual Passholders do receive a discounted price $95 + tax.

Source: Disney Parks Blog

Disney After Hours at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Sold Out on April 3

The final Disney After Hours event of the season at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is sold out on Wednesday, April 3.

In case you aren’t familiar, this popular event allows guests to purchase a special ticket to experience the park from as early as 7:00pm to 11:30pm with a limited number of guests.

There are no remaining dates at this time.

Attractions include:

Ice Cream, Popcorn & Select Beverages Included!
In the midst of the laughs and thrills, be sure to chill out with ice cream novelties and select beverages—included in the cost of admission—available at carts stationed throughout Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. In addition, you can also purchase menu items at select locations throughout the park.

For more information on Disney After Hours, please visit Disneyworld.com/DisneyAfterHours or call 407-827-7185. Advanced purchase price is $125 plus tax. The day-of price is $129 plus tax.