What’s New at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom and Resorts! June 21, 2018

The DFB is back with another fun What’s New at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom and Animal Kingdom-Area Resorts!

Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom Menus and Eats

This Funfetti Donut Cake Pop at Creature Comforts is super fun! And since it’s shaped like a donut, that makes this cake pop breakfast-approved, right? You can find these at all the Starbucks in Disney World for a limited time.

Funfetti Donut Cake Pop at Creature Comforts

Funfetti Donut Cake Pop at Creature Comforts

Over at Warung Outpost, the Up! Cake Push Pop is still available. We loved this colorful, layered treat when it appeared for the Party for the Planet back in April!

UP! Cake Push Pop still available at Warung Outpost

UP! Cake Push Pop still available at Warung Outpost

"Up" Cake Push Pop

“Up” Cake Push Pop

At Anandapur Tea, guests can now order a Frozen Flame: a combo of passion fruit and strawberry slushie served non-alcoholic or with Grey Goose Vodka or Fireball Whiskey!

Frozen Flame drink at Royal Anandapur Tea

Frozen Flame drink at Royal Anandapur Tea

Thirsty River Bar and Trek Snacks has added two new cocktails: Dragon’s Breath with mango puree, pineapple juice, and ByeJoe Dragon Fire Liquor and a Singapore Sling with New Amsterdam Gin, Bols Cherry Brandy, sweet and sour mix, grenadine,and Sprite.

New cocktails at Thirsty River Bar and Trek Snacks

New cocktails at Thirsty River Bar and Trek Snacks

And guests can get that fun Up! Cake Push Pop here, too!

UP! Cake Push Pop also available at Thirsty River Bar and Trek Snacks

UP! Cake Push Pop also available at Thirsty River Bar and Trek Snacks

Dino Diner has lost its Nachos Supreme and added an Italian Sausage Hoagie. Don’t forget there’s a churro on the menu here!

Dino Diner has added an Italian Sausage Hoagie

Dino Diner has added an Italian Sausage Hoagie

Trilo Bites Snacks is closed seasonally (a pretty common occurrence), but the Buffalo Chicken Chips have migrated to Dino Bite Snacks.

Dino Bite Snacks

Dino Bite Snacks

Trilo-Bites Buffalo Chicken Chips now at Dino-Bites!

Trilo-Bites Buffalo Chicken Chips now at Dino-Bites!

Animal Kingdom Moment of Zen

Here’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: an Animal Kingdom Moment of Zen! First up: some fantastic entertainment in Harambe! This Mandinka Harp player isn’t new — he’s just awesome. ;)

Mandinka Harp Player awesomeness!

Mandinka Harp Player awesomeness!

We love his energy and the joy with which he plays. It brings so much to the atmosphere in this area of the park.

He's just fantastic!

He’s just fantastic!

DiVine was out at the front of the park during our visit. She’s always fun to spot.

Living Plants at the park's entrance!

Living Plants at the park’s entrance!

Animal Kingdom Lodge — Jambo House Updates

There’s always so much to see at Animal Kingdom Lodge. We’re bringing you some updated eats and merchandise, plus more zen. ;)

Welcome to Animal Kingdom Lodge!

Welcome to Animal Kingdom Lodge!

Animal Kingdom Lodge Menus & Eats

Mara, the resort’s quick service spot, has removed the Bobotie Platter that used to be on the breakfast menu. Diners can still get a taste of Africa with the Bounty Platter, which includes pap and chakalaka.

Mara Breakfast Menu

Mara Breakfast Menu

We told you a few months ago about the yummy Carrot Cake that guests could find in Mara’s pastry case. It was topped with a cleverly disguised strawberry as the carrot back then.

Mara Carrot Cake

Mara Carrot Cake

Now it’s topped with white chocolate animals. We found flamingos, elephants, and giraffes on our visit.

Mara Carrot Cake -- now with Chocolate Animals

Mara Carrot Cake — now with Chocolate Animals

Also in the pastry case, we found the brand new Hidden Treasures Cupcake. The cast member we talked to wasn’t sure what the titular hidden treasure is, but based on the ingredients list, we think it might just be the funfetti cake inside.

Hidden Treasures Cupcake

Hidden Treasures Cupcake

Mara also jumped on the Millennial Pink Cupcake bandwagon with this raspberry mousse concoction.

Millennial Pink Cupcake

Millennial Pink Cupcake

Honestly, we’re not seeing the millennial pink; it looks more like rose gold to us. But raspberry mousse sounds yummy!

Millennial Pink Cupcake

Millennial Pink Cupcake

Animal Kingdom Lodge Merchandise

We stopped into Johari Treasures, Jambo House’s gift shop. And you will not believe what we found.

Johari Treasures

Johari Treasures

It’s there on the shelf. Do you see it?

I spy with my little eye...

I spy with my little eye…

It’s the Bread Service Board from Sanaa!

The Sanaa Bread Service board!!

The Sanaa Bread Service board!!

Yes: this Bread Service!!

Leave room for the Bread Service at Sanaa!

Leave room for the Bread Service at Sanaa!

For $69.98 you get the beautiful wooden bread board, ramekins for all of the chutneys and sauces, plus recipes for all of the Bread Service Dips! What a treasure, indeed!

Sanaa Bread Service Board

Sanaa Bread Service Board

And since Pixar is taking over the World (and the Land!), here’s a Slinky Dog Disney Gift Card to celebrate!

Slinky Dog Gift Card

Slinky Dog Gift Card

We’re including the Jambo House Activities Board, which highlights the many programs available at the Resort.

Jambo House Activities Board

Jambo House Activities Board

We’re particularly interested in Cookie Decorating at Boma and Sanaa!

Jambo House Activities Board Close Up

Jambo House Activities Board Close Up

But our real reason for including the Activities Board is that examples of the Tie Dye activity are now displayed adjacent to the board — and these are available to purchase!

Tie Dye Activity Display

Tie Dye Activity Display

Tie Dye Activity Display

Tie Dye Activity Display

Animal Kingdom Lodge Moment of Zen

And now, your Animal Kingdom Lodge Moment(s) of Zen.

Welcome!

Welcome!

Always look up!

Always look up!

Peaceful on the savanna!

Peaceful on the savanna!

We feel calmer already. Time to move on!

All-Star Sports Updates

End Zone Food Court at All-Star Sports is scoring lots of points with some new grab and go eats and menu items! This Fruit and Nut Bark strikes us as an energy-boosting snack (that unfortunately will not survive the Florida heat… but melted chocolate is still chocolate!).

Fruit and Nut Bark

Fruit and Nut Bark

They’ve added a Meatball Flatbread to the menu alongside the Breakfast Flatbread and the Pepperoni Flatbread. (See if you can get that Pepperoni without the meat if you’re looking for a vegetarian option!)

Meatball Flatbread on the Menu at End Zone Food Court

Meatball Flatbread on the Menu at End Zone Food Court

There’s also an adorable new Minnie Mouse Strawberry Cupcake in the pastry case here!

Minnie Mouse Strawberry Cupcake

Minnie Mouse Strawberry Cupcake

Minnie Mouse Strawberry Cupcake

Minnie Mouse Strawberry Cupcake

Simple but pretty!

The Raspberry Millennial Pink Cupcake we’ve spotted at Art of Animation’s Landscape of Flavors has made an appearance in the End Zone.

Raspberry Millennial Pink Cupcake

Raspberry Millennial Pink Cupcake

Raspberry Millennial Pink Cupcake

Raspberry Millennial Pink Cupcake

All-Star Music Updates

At Intermission Food Court at All-Star Music, a Chicken Avocado Sandwich has been added to the menu. Gone is the Caprese Sandwich, which is a bummer because that was a tasty vegetarian option.

Chicken Avocado Sandwich on the Menu

Chicken Avocado Sandwich on the Menu

They’ve also added a Whiskey Barbecue Pork Sandwich to the menu here.

Whiskey Barbecue Pork Sandwich on the Menu

Whiskey Barbecue Pork Sandwich on the Menu

For dessert, may we interest you in a Chocolate Indulgence Cake? (The only acceptable answer is yes.)

Chocolate Indulgence Cake

Chocolate Indulgence Cake

We’re loving the naked cake look and those super bright sprinkles! +

Chocolate Indulgence Cake at Intermission Food Court

Chocolate Indulgence Cake at Intermission Food Court

For something completely different: Spiced Cherry-Blueberry Pecan Tart.

Spiced Cherry Blueberry Pecan Tart

Spiced Cherry Blueberry Pecan Tart

It’s pretty sophisticated looking (if you avert your eyes from that one wonky-looking blueberry). ;)

Spiced Cherry Blueberry Pecan Tart

Spiced Cherry Blueberry Pecan Tart

And who doesn’t want a Unicorn Cupcake?!

Unicorn Cupcake

Unicorn Cupcake

This one is wildly colorful, which works with that unicorn horn and pink pearls!

Unicorn Cupcake

Unicorn Cupcake

We loved the Rose Gold Unicorn Cupcake we spotted at Gasparilla Island Grill a while back. And the Unicorn Cupcake from Vanellope’s on the Disney Dream. Maybe we just have a thing for unicorns, ’cause we think one is super fun.

Unicorn Cupcake

Unicorn Cupcake

All-Star Movies Updates

At World Premiere Food Court, the Scene Stealer Shake is taking center stage.

Scene Stealer Cookie Milkshake

Scene Stealer Cookie Milkshake

It’s Cookie Dough Ice Cream with a Chocolate Chip Cookie garnish, so we think it sounds fantastic. Get it with or without the souvenir cup (without makes it snack credit eligible!).

Scene Stealer Cookie Milkshake

Scene Stealer Cookie Milkshake

Vegetarian Ziti joins the menu for an intriguing savory option. We’re curious about the ingredients in the Plant-Based Bolognese Sauce.

Vegetable Ziti

Vegetable Ziti

World Premiere has also introduced Create Your Own Yogurt Parfait.

Create Your Own Parfait

Create Your Own Parfait

The cup it’s built in is pretty size-able.

Create Your Own Parfait Cups

Create Your Own Parfait Cups

Select from a couple of yogurt options…

Yogurt Options

Yogurt Options

…and loads of toppings!

Yogurt Parfait Options

Yogurt Parfait Options

Around noon, the station converts into Create Your Own Salad, so the customization is on at All-Star Movies!

Create Your Own Salad

Create Your Own Salad

And if you’re in the World but you need to watch the World Cup, All-Star Movies has got your back! We spotted this placard with game times through Friday, June 22. They’re being shown at The Reel Spot, right in the main building of the resort.

Soccer Match Schedule

Soccer Match Schedule

And be sure to grab your selfie with the Incredibles 2 cast — in photo opp poster form!

Photo Opp with Incredibles 2 Backdrop

Photo Opp with Incredibles 2 Backdrop

Woo! That’s it from Animal Kingdom and the Animal Kingdom-Area Resorts! Stay tuned as we keep bringing you What’s New (and cool!) from Walt Disney World!

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Comments

  1. Bellamouse says

    Ugh with all the cupcakes!! I’m sick of them. Such a cheap, cop-out option for Disney. I can see one or two but a whole menu of cheap cupcakes is so disappointing. And they are EVERYWHERE. We don’t eat wheat and Disney used to have so many other interesting options. Thankfully there are Zebra Domes at the Mara but even with that, I have to ask for the special “gluten free ones” and wait while someone runs over to Boma kitchen to fetch them. So many people don’t eat wheat, I don’t understand why there aren’t more options for us. And NOT the gluten free “flour” items (cakes made with tapioca starch, rice starch, corn starch, etc), but good stuff that is naturally wheat free like the zebra domes with a chocolate disc for a base or creme brulee or even rice cream like Kringla bakery has. Everything is now wheat filled. ‘Ohana used to have the pineapple with caramel sauce for dipping. Now it’s massive wheat overload bread pudding. We who are wheat free get a boring, basic vanilla ice cream. Seriously, it is sooo disappointing.

  2. Rachel Blankinship says

    Every Disney Hotel needs the make your own salad with a choice of salad dressings. Vinegarette just does not do it. I learned on our last trip I will take my own dressing from now on.

  3. bc in edmond says

    Does the Sanaa bread service board at Johari Treasures only have 3 indentions for sauces, or 9 like the board at the restaurant?

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