What’s New at Animal Kingdom (Satu’li Menu Updates!) and the All-Star Resorts??

Your pals at the DFB are back with What’s New, and this week we’re back at Animal Kingdom and the All-Star Resorts! We’ve got menu changes (Satu’li!!), new merchandise, and a couple new activities to share. Let’s gooooooo!

Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom Eats, Drinks, and Menu Changes

First, let’s address these changes at Satu’li Canteen. One is actually a great new addition: Combination Bowls!

Updated Menu at Satu'li Canteen now with Combination Bowl!

Updated Menu at Satu’li Canteen now with Combination Bowl!

That’s right! Now diners can order their bowl with grilled beef and chicken! This is great if you can’t decide between the two — or if you’re sharing a Bowl and both want something different!

Combination Bowl

Combination Bowl

It’s still a substantial portion of food, too, as we’ve come to expect at Satu’li, and it still comes topped with your choice of sauce, some cole slaw, and a few popping pearls.

Combination Bowl

Combination Bowl

The Grilled Beef is as delicious as ever.

Grilled Beef

Grilled Beef

And the Chicken is great too — lightly spiced and with some good color.

Chicken

Chicken

The other change at Satu’li is the removal of the Quinoa and Vegetable Salad Base. It’s been replaced by Rice and Black Beans. This is a bit of a bummer for those who enjoy quinoa. But the rice and black beans are tasty, with some mild spices and finely diced veggies mixed in.

Rice and Black Beans

Rice and Black Beans

Warung Outpost at the Animal Kingdom now has bottled Tiger Beer Asian Lager available.

Tiger Beer Asian Lager available at Warung Outpost

Tiger Beer Asian Lager available at Warung Outpost

Over at Tiffins, the wagyu beef option is now Snake River Farms Wagyu Eye of Ribeye.

Wagyu Entree at Tiffins is now Snake River Farms Wagyu Eye of Ribeye

Wagyu Entree at Tiffins is now Snake River Farms Wagyu Eye of Ribeye

Previous plating of Wagyu Striploin and Braised Short Rib at Tiffins

Previous plating of Wagyu Striploin and Braised Short Rib at Tiffins

Thirsty River has added Tiger Beer Asian Lager and McKenzie’s Black Cherry Cider.

Thirsty River has added Tiger Beer Asian Lager and McKenzie's Black Cherry Slider

Thirsty River has added Tiger Beer Asian Lager and McKenzie’s Black Cherry Slider

The Restaurantosaurus menu has seen some noticeable changes. The Hot Dogasauraus has been removed, and a Battered Fish Entree has been added. Also, the menu now specifies that “Entrees 1, 2, 5, and 6 Include Topping Bar“. We don’t know how they’ll be keeping track of this, as previously it was implied that any meal came with the Topping Bar, and there’s no one stationed to guard the toppings…

Happy Little Toppings

Happy Little Toppings on a Previous Visit

The Vegetarian Burger description has been updated from “Vegetarian Black Bean Burger” to “Black Bean Burger with Provolone.” And Chili has been removed as a side option.

Dessert is now a Warm Chocolate Caramel Brownie. Previously it was a Warm Chocolate Turtle Brownie. It looks similar, but the current version no longer has the nuts on top.

Changes to Restaurantosaurus Menu

Changes to Restaurantosaurus Menu

The Drinks menu at Restaurantosaurus has also seen two changes. The Cretaceous Cooler (which we enjoyed!) has been removed, and a Lime Margarita has been added.

Two drink changes at Restaurantosaurus

Two drink changes at Restaurantosaurus

We told you about the new additions over at Pongu Pongu. They’ve added the delicious and colorful Rum Blossom and a Colossal Pretzel with Cheese Sauce.

New additions to Pongu Pongu Menu

New additions to Pongu Pongu Menu

Anandapur’s Ice Cream Truck is now serving McKenzie’s Black Cherry Hard Cider Floats. That’s the hard cider with your choice of vanilla, chocolate, or twist soft serve.

Mr. Anandapur's Ice Cream Truck now has McKenzie's Black Cherry Hard Cider Float

Mr. Anandapur’s Ice Cream Truck now has McKenzie’s Black Cherry Hard Cider Float

And sadness: Souvenir Lotus Glow Cubes and Souvenir Popcorn Drums are no longer available at Mahindi. We loved these!

Mahindi Changes

Mahindi Changes

Lotus Blossom Popcorn Bucket

Good bye, Lotus Blossom Popcorn Bucket!

The Pandora Ice Cream Cart has added Melissa’s Clean Snax in Coconut or Cranberry for $4.00 each. And you can now find Orlando Brewing Company Organic Blonde Ale here for $10.

Additions to Pandora Ice Cream Cart

Additions to Pandora Ice Cream Cart

Melissa's Clean Snacks at Pandora Ice Cream Cart

Melissa’s Clean Snacks at Pandora Ice Cream Cart

Pandora Ice Cream Cart beer offerings

Pandora Ice Cream Cart beer offerings

And at Creature Comforts (this park’s Starbucks location), guests can now find this beautiful Mocha Caramel Cupcake!

Creature Comforts Mocha Caramel Cupcake

Creature Comforts Mocha Caramel Cupcake

And he’s not a food or a menu change, but guests can now meet Timon (with his mischievous look!) in Discovery Island near Creature Comforts. :)

Meet Timon at Animal Kingdom

Meet Timon at Animal Kingdom

New Animal Kingdom Merchandise

Banshees are now available at the Outdoor Merchandise Cart in Pandora!

Banshees now available at Pandora's Outdoor Merchandise Cart

Banshees now available at Pandora’s Outdoor Merchandise Cart

You’ll find a few new ball caps at Animal Kingdom merchandise locations too.

Wild Cap available at Animal Kingdom

Wild Cap available at Animal Kingdom

Queen of Hearts Cap

Queen of Hearts Cap

Hakuna Matata Cap

Hakuna Matata Cap

If Minnie Ears are more your style, there are a few new variations in the park too!

Red and White Minnie Ears with Bow

Red and White Minnie Ears with Bow

Sparkly Giraffe Minnie Ears

Sparkly Giraffe Minnie Ears

Lion King Minnie Ears

Lion King Minnie Ears

Hakuna Matata on Lion King Minnie Ears

Hakuna Matata on Lion King Minnie Ears

And I’m not sure how anyone can resist this Thumper Purse. That’s one cute bunny (apologies to Judy Hoppes for the use of the word “cute”, but it fits!).

Thumper Purse available at Animal Kingdom

Thumper Purse available at Animal Kingdom

All-Star Resorts Updates

There’s always plenty to see, do, and eat at the All-Star Resorts. And now the Resorts’ Mickey Tie-Dye activity includes Knee High Socks or Crew Socks. Fun!

Mickey Tie-Dye has added Knee High Socks Option at all three All-Star Resorts

Mickey Tie-Dye has added Knee High Socks Option at all three All-Star Resorts

Over at the World Premier Food Court at All-Star Movies, guests can now find several varieties of Canned Beer.

Canned Beer at World Premier Food Court at All-Star Movies

Canned Beer at World Premier Food Court at All-Star Movies

Canned beer at World Premier Food Court

Canned beer at World Premier Food Court

There’s also now Draft Bud Light here!

Draft beer at World Premier Food Court

Draft beer at World Premier Food Court

Bud Light on draft at World Premier Food Court

Bud Light on draft at World Premier Food Court

We can’t wait to try the new Cinnamon Apple Muffin!

Cinnamon Apple Muffin

Cinnamon Apple Muffin

Cinnamon Apple Muffin at World Premier Food Court

Cinnamon Apple Muffin at World Premier Food Court

And in case you need a rich chocolate fix, World Premier has added a Chocolate Toffee Crunch Brownie!

Chocolate Toffee Crunch Brownie

Chocolate Toffee Crunch Brownie

Over at Intermission Food Court at All-Star Music, there’s a new Sweet Cream Cheesecake in the pastry case.

Sweet Cream Cheesecake at Intermission Food Court, All-Star Music

Sweet Cream Cheesecake at Intermission Food Court, All-Star Music

Sweet Cream Cheesecake

Sweet Cream Cheesecake

And the rose gold trend continues here: Rose Gold Cupcakes at All-Star Music!

Rose Gold Cupcake at Intermission Food Court

Rose Gold Cupcake at Intermission Food Court

This one features swirls of frosting in various shades of pink and ivory. Plus you get chocolate ears!

Rose Gold Cupcake at All-Star Music

Rose Gold Cupcake at All-Star Music

The S’mores Brownie looks tasty too — with tiny marshmallows baked into the top.

S'mores Brownie at Intermission Food Court

S’mores Brownie at Intermission Food Court

And there’s a Peanut Butter & Jelly Cupcake update. Yum!

PB&J Cupcake at Intermission Food Court

PB&J Cupcake at Intermission Food Court

Doesn’t look like the most inventive cupcake ever, but when there’s peanut butter involved, we’re intrigued.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Cupcake at Intermission Food Court

Peanut Butter & Jelly Cupcake at Intermission Food Court

There are also some menu changes at All-Star Music, including a new Sausage and Pepper Sub.

New Sausage and Pepper Sub at All-Star Music's Intermission Food Court

New Sausage and Pepper Sub at All-Star Music’s Intermission Food Court

They’ve also added Large Mighty Meaty Pizza and Large Simply Supreme Pizza to the menu.

Large Pizza Options at Intermission Food Court

Large Pizza Options at Intermission Food Court

And for something a little more unique, there are a few Bowls on the menu — including a Create Your Own option! See our full review of the new bowls here!

Bowls at Intermission Food Court

Bowls at Intermission Food Court

More Bowls signage at All-Star Music

More Bowls signage at All-Star Music

There are also a few new Featured Cocktails at All-Star Music. (The Bloody Marys and Mimosas have been at Sports for a while and finally made the journey over.)

Featured Cocktails at Intermission Food Court

Featured Cocktails at Intermission Food Court

Featured Cocktails at Intermission Food Court

Featured Cocktails at Intermission Food Court

Speaking of All-Star Sports, they’re now serving a Plant-Based Chicken Quesadilla.

End Zone Food Court at All-Star Sports has a Plant-Based Chicken Quesadilla

End Zone Food Court at All-Star Sports has a Plant-Based Chicken Quesadilla

The BLT Flatbread has been removed, and a Margherita Flatbread has been added.

Margherita Flatbread available at End Zone Food Court

Margherita Flatbread available at End Zone Food Court

There’s also a new Brie and Apple Grilled Cheese. That sounds delicious!

Brie and Apple Grilled Cheese at End Zone Food Court

Brie and Apple Grilled Cheese at End Zone Food Court

The Brisket Burger has been removed at All-Star Sports and replaced by a Barbecued Pulled Pork Burger.

Barbecued Pulled Pork at End Zone Food Court

Barbecued Pulled Pork at End Zone Food Court

And the Carrot Cake Cupcake here has been redesigned. It’s now sparkly.

Carrot Cake Cupcake at End Zone Food Court

Carrot Cake Cupcake at End Zone Food Court

That’s it, Disney food friends! Stay tuned for new everything from the World!

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Comments

  1. Jeff says

    We actually cancelled our Tiffins reservation after discovering the change to the beef dish. With it being the same price and seemingly removing the short rib from the equations, I wanted to see some reviews first. Unfortunate, as that was a fantastic dish.

    Also, we stopped at Satuli Tavern and I KNEW I had a different dish on my last visit and kept thinking I was crazy that I thought they had quinoa as a base. You clarified things for me. And I’m disappointed with that change as well as I’d rarher have a different option than two rice bases.

  2. Pam says

    I am sooooooo disappointed they took away the kale/quinoa choice at Satu’li. That was my favorite to go with the grilled chicken. I live very close to WDW and frequently go there just to have one of my favorite meals. AND, it is getting increasingly difficult to find HEALTHY options……..beans and rice….bleech….

  3. Maggie says

    It is a bummer that they got rid of the Quinoa and vegetable base at Satu’li, it was delicious with the tofu. It will still likely be my favorite quick service restaurant at WDW though.

  4. Sandra G says

    Nice to see the All Stars adding to their menu options, as we usually stay at Music and make use of all three food courts. That brie and apple sandwich looks great for us non-meat eaters. Now if only they would bring back those huge oatmeal raisin cookies I loved so much. I would consume several each trip. The fancy cupcakes are fun but all things being equal, I’d rather have that chewy, satisfying cookie with my hot tea.

  5. Jill says

    So are the lotus glow cubes not available at all or just not at the Mahindi location?

  6. says

    Ohh what a pitty. Got a visit planned in april. I really wanted the nicer and more healty option of quinoa :(

  7. DFB Sarah says

    Jill, you can still find the Lotus Glow Cube at The Feeding Ground on Discovery Island and sometimes at ice cream carts around the Animal Kingdom!

  8. Chris Lange says

    Are they still charging 50 dollars for the Banshees at the park? They are 85 dollars online…

  9. Nicole says

    The menu at Satuli has mixed whole grains and rice. What are the mixed whole grains? Is there quinoa in that?

  10. DFB Sarah says

    Nicole, in our experience, no, there hasn’t been quinoa in the mixed whole grains and rice. But menus and items are always subject to change, so this could vary!

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