Boy, do I have a fun list for you today!
We’re taking on a few Must-Eat Snacks at The Mara in Animal Kingdom Lodge! This counter service restaurant serves up several classic dishes as you might expect (like Chicken Breast Nuggets and Burgers). But in keeping with the wonderfully immersive theming of the Lodge, you’ll also find unique African-inspired dishes like the tasty African Potjie Stew and Soups of the Day (I love it when the Coconut Curry Chicken Soup comes up on the rotation!).
Even in addition to some of those items, though, there are still a few nearly-unique-to-Mara finds (you’ll see what I mean by that soon) that aren’t necessarily African-inspired, but equally as tasty. And those land on our Mara Must-Eat Snacks list! Plus, they are all available for a snack credit on the Disney Dining Plan!
So let’s start with with a VERY special item that just made its Mara debut!
Frozen Jungle Juice
Oh, joy!! We feared we’d lost the Jungle Juice Slushy for good when it disappeared from the menu at Animal Kingdom’s Mahindi, but a few weeks ago it made a surprise return. Better yet, it’s now available in TWO spots, since it’s at The Mara now, too!
Even though it’s called the Jungle Juice Frozen Beverage, it’s still that same awesome mix of Passion Fruit, Orange, and Guava juices that is also known as POG Juice or Liliko’i Juice for breakfast in the Polynesian’s ‘Ohana and Kona Cafe.
No matter where you grab it, it’s a must-try, but it makes its way on our Must-Eats at Mara list since FROZEN is my favorite way to enjoy it! Plus, that Mickey Straw is yours to keep for the $4.69 price tag of the drink.
Peanut Butter Brownie
I am SO GLAD that the Peanut Butter Brownie has remained at The Mara ever since it first showed up in the bakery case WAY back in 2013.
Because this thing seriously merits a special trip to The Mara all on its own. (And I have made many…many such trips.)
This dense brownie topped with dense peanut butter frosting comes together to make one of my favorite sweet-and-salty snacks in all of Disney World.
My fellow PB lovers can’t miss it.
You DO need to go on a small hunt to find them, but it’s not all that difficult. Zebra Domes are served chilled, so you won’t spot them in the bakery case next to that Peanut Butter Brownie. Instead, head to the refrigerator and scan the shelves until you spot ‘em!
Fair warning: believe it or not, not everyone loves the little domes of Amarula Cream Liquor Mousse topped with a light and fluffy layer of white chocolate all covering a thin base of cake. The moist texture and the pronounced flavor of the alcohol are not everyone’s cup of tea.
But I still say you gotta try them at least once and decide for yourself, because there is a reason Zebra Domes have stood the test of time at Animal Kingdom Lodge!
So, there you have it! Not one, but THREE terrific reasons to hop on the bus to the Lodge from Animal Kingdom Park and give The Mara a go! I don’t think you’ll regret it 🙂 .
What’s your favorite food at The Mara? Please let us know with a comment!