Tamu Tamu Refreshments in Animal Kingdom’s Africa offers two things: Cold Drinks!
And Good Eats!
Well, things are about to get a little colder and good…er (?!?). Because starting THIS WEEKEND, Tamu Tamu Refreshments is serving up DOLE WHIPS!!
DOLE WHIPS AT ANIMAL KINGDOM?! WHAAAAAAAAAT?!?
That’s right, friends… you read correctly. Just as Dole Whips have departed the Pineapple Promenade at Epcot with the ending of this year’s Flower & Garden Festival, they’re making their arrival at Tamu Tamu Refreshments!
Here’s the scoop! No floats here, a la Aloha Isle – the ultimate Dole Whip location. BUT you will have the option to spike your Dole Whip with alcohol (if you’re 21-or-over, of course)!
Choices are the same as at the 2014 Flower & Garden Festival’s Pineapple Promenade booth: dark rum or coconut rum.
Based on the prices, we’re thinking sizes will be similar to the smaller Dole Whips served at the Festival. We understand that a regular Dole Whip will be $3.79 (without tax), and a Dole Whip topped with alcohol will be $6.09. The non-alcoholic Dole Whips will be eligible as snack credits on the Disney Dining Plan.
It’s a little hard to wrap my head around this beloved Magic Kingdom signature treat in another park… I don’t really know why. But, hey, I sure won’t complain about more DOLE WHIP in the world (or “the World,” for that matter).
And since we’re down one Dole Whip location as the Polynesian’s Captain Cook’s is currently under refurbishment, I think this is good news. (And we eagerly await the new Pineapple Lanai kiosk at the Polynesian opening later this year, which is where Poly guests will be able to get their Dole Whip fix from then on!)
With this news, and the Harambe Theater (new home to the Festival of The Lion King) opening in June, Animal Kingdom starts out the summer delivering a one-two punch… and we can’t wait to see what else is in store!
Dole Whips in Animal Kingdom… whaddya think? Please let us know with a comment!