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Taste of Africa Street Party

Disney Food Blog newsletter subscribers heard this rumor last week, and the Taste of Africa is even more official now. According to, the event will take place in Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World.

This grand experience of the tastes and cultures of Africa will be officially called ‘The Taste of Africa Street Party.’ It will run from July 9 through July 24, 2010, and will take place nightly in Harambe Village in the Animal Kingdom. Beginning right after the daily Jammin’ Jungle Parade, the event will run through park close each night. On Extra Magic Hour evenings, the event will run through Extra Magic Hours.

Offerings at the Taste of Africa Street Party will include:

  • Food and Beverage offerings from outdoor vendors
  • Beer and Wine tastings at Tamu Tamu
  • A music/dance party with Harambe’s DJ Khalifa and performances from musical group, Wasslou
  • Unique merchandise
  • Animal Education experiences


  1. Nate says:

    I’m overwhelmed by the awesomeness of this announcement.

    I love AK, but I know it isn’t everyone’s favorite. This is probably an attempt to draw more people into the park in the evening… or make them stay after the parade. Now, I think this could be the first of many shots in the arm that could make the park truly special. While their Picnic-in-the-Park is now somewhat underwhelming, this seems like quite a treat! Let’s hope this is the first of many special programs offered by Disney…

    But only through July…? Come on!

  2. AJ says:

    I hear you, Nate! I hope they extend it into the Fall…or later!! I love AK, too, especially at night. I’m really looking forward to experiencing this. Fingers crossed they extend it!

  3. Jennifer says:

    Yay! We are headed there on the 10th, and AK is my #2 park. Glad to have the opportunity to do something new!

  4. Brandice says:

    Anyone try this yet? I hope they extend it we arrive on July 24th :(

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