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Updates to Animal Kingdom Picnic in the Park

September 2012 Update: Picnic in the Park in its original format stopped being offered in 2010. After, a grab-and-go option was offered from Beastly Bazaar in Discovery Island. The Grab and Go meal came with a reusable bag. Meal choices for two ($17.99), three ($24.99) or four ($32.99) persons. Meals included: choice of sandwiches, chips, desserts, plus a bottled water. Guests with the Disney Dining Plan could use quick-service credits.

Beastly Bazaar closed in August 2012. Therefore, we are unsure if the grab and go picnic option was moved to another merchandise location. Stay tuned for more information.

2010 Info:
Hey all! Thanks to reader Nancy Toby, we’ve got updates to the Picnic in the Park situation:

Currently, Picnic in the Park is available to anyone via a grab-and-go area in the Beastly Bazaar in Discovery Island.

According to the Walt Disney World Moms Panel, “guests may purchase a picnic for a group of 2, 4, or 6 people and select a non-alcoholic beverage, a choice of sandwich, chips, and dessert. The sandwich choices include Turkey Focaccia; Ham and Salami on Ciabatta; Tuna on Pita; Vegetarian Wrap; and Chicken Caesar Wrap.”

Click this link to read our review of the original Picnic in the Park.

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13 Comments

  1. Nate says:

    No more chicken?? Awww, man.

  2. JoVonn says:

    My sister and I will have to look into this in October.

  3. Lori says:

    Another fantastic food option on the road to a slow death. First, there was a great program with lots of options, then there was a good meal with some options, then we went “seasonal”, now we are “just another so-so” meal options. Now for the finale, in the near future it will fade into the African sunset and quietly disappear. This is more predictable than a Dreamworks movie.

  4. Nancy Toby says:

    Thanks for the shout out! I’m assuming it’s the same situation with only being available for $$ or adult dining credits, but I don’t know that for a fact.

  5. My family and I loved this meal option. It was different, the food was delicious, and we loved the picnic aspect. (I posted my review here – http://tinyurl.com/2co9kc9 )
    I’m sorry it seems to be disintegrating :-( I know I wouldn’t do it with cold sandwiches, since I can’t eat sandwiches :-(

  6. AJ says:

    Nate and Lori — I know. That chicken was incredible. And it does seem sad that such a good idea obviously wasn’t working. I wonder if the word didn’t get out enough, or if people just thought it was too much hassle to sign up for the picnic, then go pick it up. Alas…

    JoVonn — Let me know what you think if you try it!

    Nancy — Thanks for all the great info!

    Anna — Us either. Sandwiches just aren’t for us… we like “interesting” as much as possible in WDW.

  7. Joy says:

    so sad to see the picnic in the park scaled down so much I was really looking forward to this option on our visit in November, now it doesn’t sound quite as fun and appealing

  8. AJ says:

    Joy — Agreed. It doesn’t seem worth it, now, does it?

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  10. Stan Duci says:

    My daughter’s Picnic in the Park reusable tote bag was accidentally destroyed. Do you know of any way that I can obtain a replacement?

  11. AJ says:

    Stan — I’m not sure how to get a replacement. Maybe WDW Mail Order can help: WDW Mail Order Info

  12. Crystal says:

    Any idea if this will be offered in 2012? I’d love it for our trip in early May if it’s not sweltering!

  13. AJ says:

    Crystal — Currently, Picnic in the Park has been downgraded to a few sandwiches for sale at Beastly Bazaar :-(

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